Building Standards; Getting It Right!
StructuralBIMGuyMasterton in Newcastle area – feedback wanted
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…
gmbuildingconsultantBuilding Quality Standards / Tolerances
NSW Fair Trading is apparently working on their own version of the standards and tolerances guide. In the meantime as Bashworth notes the Victorian version is generally…
bashworthstandard face bricks that run through roof
It's not unusual to use an ordinary brick where it can't be seen. If you go for a rendered finish you could find the builder has used up all the odd bricks left over from…
SaveH2OCorrect Roof Drainage Design Issues AS3500 vs HB35
29 September 2016
The Tornado rain head is manufactured in Australia by an Australian company. I also manufacture in Australia and I support other Australian companies who also…
sunxiaoxuan23926First home owner worried about bricks laid
1 September 2016
I am going through something very similar but my house is almost done . Just to make sure builder is not bullying me , I have hired a inspector as well.
SaveH2OWater pool around under construction house
5 August 2016
H1 is highly reactive soil and adherence to site drainage mandates is critical. There are a lot of threads on H1 about slab heave and other site drainage issues. Just…
building-expertHow does our builder fix this issue?
12 July 2016
Great outcome for you and it is as it should be. I come from a background of doing government contracts with architects in charge. If we made a mistake we got a defect…
diydaveRetaining Wall Query - Exempt or Compying Devemopment?
24 June 2016
For anyone in NSW I recommend using this website to check the planning rules for Exempt Developments before you call anyone at your council. You plug in your address and…
diydaveRetaining wall - DA required for pine sleepers?
24 June 2016
Suggest you try this website to check the planning rules that actually apply to your house. It's easier than trying to interpret the full DA regulations. You plug in your…
abrickspecialistMortar should be flush not ironed
23 June 2016
You can't re-point a rolled/ironed joint without it falling out down the track. A rolled/ironed joint gives much better protection from salt absorption than a flush…
StructuralBIMGuyhow can you tell if builders used acrylic render vs cement r
11 June 2016
That's not everyone's experience Here viewtopic.php?f=1&t=83629
gcamboWe have noticed that the nails used in the frames are Brigh
9 June 2016
The nails used on brackets to connect the roof truss to the top of the frames. As it turns out all the frames were supposed to be nailed with gal nails as well. Then as of…
rebuilder86Plumbing Standards - Outlet for shower head ?
29 February 2016
mmm, depending on the shower head, options are, flatter backing plate, they are available, cut back existing pipe and add extension piece taped up and frikn tight. I…
Stewie DMachining tolerances of decking timber
12 February 2016
It will depend so much on where you are buying your decking from. Some will be spot on width all the way along a length of timber whereas the next place will have stock…
1960sModernistHomeJust found my concreter has no licence!
29 January 2016
Yeah precisely, I mean every contractor worth their salt will have adequate supplier credit arrangements for materials. I could understand maybe a small deposit to ensure…
zc12345New build - Private Building Insp recommendations - SYDNEY
3 November 2015
thanks Franky Could you please provide the name of the building inspector that you fire previously from Housespect? My idea is having a building inspector that is both…
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