Building Standards; Getting It Right!
StructuralBIMGuyBuilder & Inspector says this is compliant?
KnK The fixings in the last image is non compliant for N4 wind loadings Please check your Engineering drawings for the correct N4 wind & manufacturers fixing details If…
StructuralBIMGuyPower socket directly under water outlet in laundry
No plumbing regulation breach that I am aware of. Try posting on the Whirlpool Forums Home sub forum, there are plenty of electricians on there.
tonkatsuSealing the gap between slab and path around the house
Hi, sorry for bringing up an old thread, but I have the same question as the OP. I see that everyone highly recommends having concrete paving installed around a new house…
brokenstick"Approximate measurements" in contract
Hi, I am about to sign a building contract. The builder has a clause in their contract that says "All dimensions are approximate". They say it is to stop people measuring…
StructuralBIMGuyBuilding stud wall on suspended beams
thebluemack Welcome to the forum If It's a structural wall you may require Council building approvals? and will need to provide more information , ie a cross sectional…
NorfolkHas anyone had experience dealing with Metricon's Executive
Hi all, Has anyone who has built with Metricon in NSW or QLD had experience dealing with their Executive Building Manager to resolve issues? We understand he is brought in…
JokerVCAT - experiences with significant foundation problems
Some good news t parsons, hang in there, got to say, since councils don't handle all aspects of building, quality control has dived, so much time goes by in these…
laostha2005Just brought a house . And found out there’s no insulation i
If I do do it myself I will wait until the winter thank you for your informations. Much appreciate
StructuralBIMGuySliding door instead on sliding window !
22 December 2017
Camhaw It looks like they intended to have a sliding door with a , which incidentally requires a Balustrade. Check to see if this was changed for whatever reason and you…
StructuralBIMGuyMasterton in Newcastle area – feedback wanted
17 October 2017
Boom periods 1. New home Salesman make a lot of money 2. Standards drop 3. Construction Supervision becomes difficult to maintain 4. Costs go up 5. Build periods blow…
Agile ApprovalsHeight of concrete pathway's effect on termite protection
14 September 2017
Some physical termite sheet/barrier products can double function as the damp proof course for the wall (e.g. Homeguard). Don't forget your primary damp proof membrane is…
StructuralBIMGuyGap from slab to internal hallway wall
12 September 2017
@erecttvantennas you need to provide more information like, where you are located , soil type, wall construction etc The quality of the answers depends on the information…
Kappy404General Bush House Walls & Regulations
11 September 2017
I've made some updates on the exterior and interior walls of the house. Here are the final results! http://bit.ly/2gWr0Tb Colors show wall layers (i.e. exterior wall =…
Agile ApprovalsCan a private garage be a Class 1 structure?
7 September 2017
Ouch! that revetment wall and septic upgrade sound rather nasty in $$ terms... Not to rub salt in, but when I do get queries like this from clients wanting such a…
BigjourneyOur land has been cut into.. Standard?
13 August 2017
Thanks so much for everyones replies ill have a photo up this week in relation to the response from the builder and work completed. Speaking with a builder friend been…
gaweleczekInspector for PCI stage that can inspect ALL THE THINGS :)
11 August 2017
I went with David and All Inspect for my pre-handover inspection I could not be happier.