Building Standards; Getting It Right!
StructuralBIMGuyvertical or horizontal core bricks internal?
30 August 2016
And you are a broker Salesman Right? As an Engineer and Bricklayer That does structural repairs I would disagree What about bending in walls.. which brick is…
Stewie DWaterproofing to wet areas - Minimum standards help
4 August 2016
Oh, I agree totally Howyagoin. That's the way we have always done it too regardless of the materials used for the walls and floor. I was just quoting what is in the…
abrickspecialistStandards for brick perpends - worth taking any action
30 June 2016
What DW specification is the brick you selected? If it's DW1 a perp end dimensional tolerance is 10mm +/- 3mm If they are rated DW0 there is no perp end…
hotshotRoof Fascia - am I supposed to have a board tacked on?
25 March 2016
Yes this is perfectly acceptable and is the standard on 99% of homes there should be a detail of this in your plans. Putting a gutter on these pieces would be a waste of…
JoynzMy builder used the wrong bricks for a non-rendered wall
15 February 2016
They will have been laid 'overhand' - that means from the inside of the wall not the outside. When this happens usually the brickies demolish and rebuild. Not that…
StructuralBIMGuyCeiling Joists not dyna bolted?
10 January 2016
Quite often fixings such as dynabolts, straps, brackets are not delivered, missing, incorrectly used, misplaced etc,etc. 1. I cant see hanger straps? 2. Have the nail…
StructuralBIMGuyAnother weep hole question, required with double brick in WA
30 July 2015
Quite often they don't put weep around porches (Ie covered areas) & the non weathered side, if they wait 10 years or so they'll see where they should have put them.
Merry-BRoof not built as designed, what do I do?
25 March 2015
I would go with building expert's advice. Maybe a builder had executed building plan without your consent. Such Kind of mistake happens very often when you hire different…
IndaliAnyone familiar with Vic Park WA R20 code?
23 January 2015
Hi Alex, You can download the R codes and explanatory notes from here (about half way down): http://www.planning.wa.gov.au/637.asp They apply to all of WA, but your…
enaj80Can you use liquid limestone to construct a wall in a house
3 October 2014
http://kezandgonzo.blogspot.com.au/ did you go ahead? In my blog above there are photos of our rammed earth home using crushed limestone
mgillaPainting WHO IS RESPONSIBLE with after handover issues
15 September 2014
The builder has done the right thing by you in letting you use your own painter and save yourself some money. He also makes no margin on the painting. Maybe it's time to…
mazstar1980Depth of storm water drainage pipes
1 May 2014
Sorry - I assumed it was 80mm at first glance, I should measure it properly. I'm going to get plumber out to inspect it and fix it in case there are bigger issues I can't identify.
NickyG1990Retaining Options - Sloping Block - Wall or Ramp?
21 November 2013
One very important thing to consider is water flow over these slopes. I'd go no steeper than 1:2 to avoid scouring however the type of grass if any can reduce this.
addisontGarage Entry - How much size difference is builder allowed
5 November 2013
AM - yes, it's 30mm, not 30cm. I'd have hit the roof if this was the case. Stewie D - good q, will have to go back and check out the photos. From memory they didn't cut…
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