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Tamika
Tamika
19 s

Non Compliant glass splash backs

Non Compliant glass splash backs

Hello, Close to the end of my build now and decided to get a building inspector involved. I’ve been informed that my kitchen splash back is not complaint but the…

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Tamika
Sep 25, 2021 7:50 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
22 September

Downpipes

Downpipes

Yes. You would have the gutter's high point mid way. The NCC regulations state that a downpipe must not serve more than 12 m of guttering. There is no NCC regulation that…

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SaveH2O
Sep 22, 2021 11:09 pm
SaveH2O
Radders
Radders
21 September

Sub floor for deck

Sub floor for deck

Hi I am hoping someone might know the regulation in Vic regarding the minimum distance between ground level to bottom of the floor joist for a deck, someone told me it was…

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Radders
Sep 21, 2021 9:47 pm
mu5hu
mu5hu
18 September

Paint Peeling - Plaster too soft?

Paint Peeling - Plaster too soft?
1, 2, 3

Thanks for the recent update lathiat. Think we are about to go through something similar without builder but we just had PCI and James raised plaster quality on the report…

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mu5hu
Sep 18, 2021 12:41 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
17 September

Damp proof course less than 150mm above adjacent ground

Damp proof course less than 150mm above adjacent ground

Are you in a low intensity rainfall region and are some of the weep holes under cover? The full regulations are below. NCC-BCA V2…

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SaveH2O
Sep 17, 2021 7:41 am
SaveH2O
Fore2
Fore2
9 September

Retaining Wall doesnt look right

Retaining Wall doesnt look right

WOW... I would not be happy with that at all. For a news house that takes away ANY appeal that a new house would have..

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Fore2
Sep 09, 2021 8:51 pm
Noname
Noname
6 September

Soil surface movement Ys value - 60. H1 or H2 slab as per A

Soil surface movement Ys value - 60. H1 or H2 slab as per A

are you an engineer? if not, you don't have much of a say. Imagine the conversation with the engineer " I was on this internet forum, and somone on there said blah blah…

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Noname
Sep 06, 2021 8:42 am
Inaaya2211
Inaaya2211
30 August

Brick mortar defect

Brick mortar defect
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

I got the same issue in my house and bricklyer blaming acid wash and i belive its bricklyer poverwork

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Inaaya2211
Aug 30, 2021 10:53 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
26 August

Need a consultant / surveyor to confirm PCA standards.

Need a consultant / surveyor to confirm PCA standards.

It comes under forensic plumbing inspection/investigation. Google using the key words and your region. Companies who do this also prepare reports etc whereas a capable…

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SaveH2O
Aug 26, 2021 10:30 pm
SaveH2O
worldofmud
worldofmud
21 August

DRAINAGE & PLUMBING STANDARDS

DRAINAGE & PLUMBING STANDARDS

May be different where you are, near me it forms part of the requirements for the O.C/Completion of works. However the builder usually needs to ensure uncontrolled water…

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worldofmud
Aug 21, 2021 11:03 pm

Looks like they short cut the alignment. 100 x 90mm PVC Storm Pipe Adaptor. https://www.bunnings.com.au/holman-100- ... r_p4770444

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SaveH2O
Aug 17, 2021 6:21 pm
SaveH2O
Pulse
Pulse
16 August

Buried Electrical cable

Buried Electrical cable

just needs to be 500mm below the ground surface above it, you could surface clip to retaining wall alternatively. masked sure your sparky is happy. Change levels with…

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Pulse
Aug 16, 2021 8:10 pm
yesplease
yesplease
8 August

Very noisy steel frame house

Very noisy steel frame house

Hi Krushall. Have there been any updates? I'm having a very similar issue with my property. I've also sent you a PM. Thanks!

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yesplease
Aug 08, 2021 12:49 pm
yesplease

Build on built up block

Build on built up block

Hi Jessamat Welcome to the forum I suggest you put an application and engineering into the council for the retaining and fill This will save you removing it later if it's…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 04, 2021 12:06 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
AJK1
AJK1
25 July

Window storm moulds

Window storm moulds

Any comments from any builders? Thanks again in advance.

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AJK1
Jul 25, 2021 12:13 pm

Building Contract Specifications

Building Contract Specifications
1, 2

We aren't signing on a sketch, we've just used that as a basis for rough quotes, then will get drawings and full quotes. We have been trying to get quotes for six months…

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Bob the non-Builder
Jul 12, 2021 11:50 am

Attaching Stone Cladding to Rendered Brick Wall

Attaching Stone Cladding to Rendered Brick Wall

Hi. Did you ever go ahead with this ? I am in same position I want to put stack stone on my rendered walls and wondered if it’s possible?

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Aidanaaron1
Jul 06, 2021 8:03 pm
caru
caru
29 June

How long do tiles last?

How long do tiles last?

tiling - our house is 20 odd years old. the original tiles were laid by a champ - very2x good then we decided to renovate - the new tiler though - drummy tiles…

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caru
Jun 29, 2021 10:17 am

Setback in brisbane (less than 40 cm) Eave hanging on my lan

Setback in brisbane (less than 40 cm) Eave hanging on my lan

Hi. I bought land in Annerley 467 Sqm divided land. Width of the land is abt 10 m. My next door has got a heritage building that is abt 9.2 m width. Their house is too…

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NickBrisbane
Jun 27, 2021 11:13 pm
chippy
chippy
19 June

Power Cabinet edge of slab. Defect?

Power Cabinet edge of slab. Defect?

It's designed like that to sit inside the wall. There are a number of services there. They have just attached a temporary power box to the run in. Eventually that will…

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chippy
Jun 19, 2021 4:49 pm
chippy
iamjase
iamjase
10 June

Water pooling against raft slab

Water pooling against raft slab

Melbourne has definitely turned on the weather and after consistent rain all day yesterday, last night I noticed quite a lot of water pooling against the south-facing wall…

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iamjase
Jun 10, 2021 9:02 am
aussieta
aussieta
5 June

Zero lot boundary set back

Zero lot boundary set back

if he has concreted up to the boundary this is fine if he has encroached on your land then no that is not ok

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aussieta
Jun 05, 2021 8:26 pm
aussieta
Doughboy
Doughboy
22 May

Council approval - new shed

Council approval - new shed

A shed building contractor should be able to sort this out for you. Unfortunately, because everyone is so litigious in contemporary Australia, this is the cost it has…

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Doughboy
May 22, 2021 1:19 pm
Doughboy
Doughboy
22 May

Brick mortar seems sandy - test options?

Brick mortar seems sandy - test options?

Some brick cleaners use incredibly strong acid and high pressure which carries on residual degradation. Brick cleaners are also supposed to neutralise the acid with acid…

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Doughboy
May 22, 2021 12:08 pm
Doughboy
Doughboy
22 May

Brickwork Vertical align in joint

Brickwork Vertical align in joint

When using a private inspector just be careful you are not dragged into a defamation case with a contractor instigated by your private inspector for writing defamatory…

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Doughboy
May 22, 2021 11:54 am
huubang
huubang
13 May

Rising Storm Water Pit

Rising Storm Water Pit

"But maybe you could just add a second lid up higher that allows water entry" Yes I'm going to have a lid on top of the riser but I don't see it's possible for the flood…

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huubang
May 13, 2021 1:10 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
9 May

squeaky floor joist

squeaky floor joist

It is a structural defect

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Gaudi
May 09, 2021 5:19 am
aucon08
aucon08
1 May

Ahd survey cost and report

Ahd survey cost and report

Hi All, just want to ask an advise. We are building in a flood prone area and our builder is charging us 4200 just for ahd survey and report. Is this price reasonable?…

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aucon08
May 01, 2021 3:02 pm

On curved stairs they need to pick a line dependant on the overall width and then that follows the radius or curve of the stairs. At that point all the risers and…

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chippy
Apr 29, 2021 11:08 pm
chippy
CD12JD
CD12JD
20 April

Can someone please explain what on earth is going on here

Can someone please explain what on earth is going on here

Thanks for taking the time to reply guys... i will somehow have to raise it with the site supervisor without giving away i was onsite without permission. I will call the…

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CD12JD
Apr 20, 2021 12:27 am
CD12JD
Budapest
Budapest
6 April

Truncation to be used for Open Space Determination?

Truncation to be used for Open Space Determination?

Does anyone have any experience with the inclusion or exclusion of the truncation area in the calculation for open space? I.e., can you have a bigger house due to the…

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Budapest
Apr 06, 2021 2:42 pm

Freestanding pergola DIY

Freestanding pergola DIY

Hey OwenZhang90 The internet is a wash with fake Renderings and pergolas ( Search the Image) here The problem becomes without certified engineering details 3D Images…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 27, 2021 10:58 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Noname
Noname
22 March

Interpretation of Building Regulation 85 (Victoria)

Interpretation of Building Regulation 85 (Victoria)

also you're looking at the wrong regulation. Reg 79 captures what you're talking about http://classic.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/ ... 0/s79.html

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Noname
Mar 22, 2021 1:26 pm
VisualSail87
VisualSail87
20 March

Need advice please

Need advice please

I live on a zero lot boundary. My neighbour has concreted his side access with no drainage. Between his side concrete and my garage wall there is a gap, the boundary…

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VisualSail87
Mar 20, 2021 8:12 pm
aussieta
aussieta
24 February

Building Envelopes Brisbane - how strict are they?

Building Envelopes Brisbane - how strict are they?

depends on council overlays where i am trees are protected none can be pruned more than 10% from memory

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aussieta
Feb 24, 2021 2:25 pm
aussieta
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
23 February

Building code questions holding up sale - please help!

Building code questions holding up sale - please help!

Seriously, i wouldn't count on the builder or council recuing your sale... as they both screwed up. Cheers Chris

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 23, 2021 9:48 am
StructuralBIMGuy

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roi
Feb 21, 2021 8:16 am
world2160
world2160
15 February

CDC - Does building on top of a balcony count as a STOREY?

CDC - Does building on top of a balcony count as a STOREY?

Yes Balcony is on the ground floor, but note there is the garage in the "lower ground floor". That's why part of the balcony is 2.2m above NGL. So building above the…

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world2160
Feb 15, 2021 3:46 pm
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Nemkul128
Feb 10, 2021 7:51 pm

Yes before pics are close up. I have added more photos as per your request.

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Tmovva
Feb 10, 2021 5:41 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
5 February

Secluded Private Open Space - interpretation advice

Secluded Private Open Space - interpretation advice

Can you publish (or send me) your full floor plans and elevations? Thanks

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ECOECO
Feb 05, 2021 4:10 pm
ECOECO
dnaylor
dnaylor
3 February

Engineering for Restumping??

Engineering for Restumping??

Thanks, I have left a message for the council to get some clarity!

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dnaylor
Feb 03, 2021 2:55 pm
Berek
Berek
31 January

Calculating floor area of Pergola (VIC)

Calculating floor area of Pergola (VIC)

Probably just like houses. Only the gross floor area not counting eaves or overhang.

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Berek
Jan 31, 2021 6:46 pm
aussieta
aussieta
26 January

Fencing issues!! Help Required!!!

Fencing issues!! Help Required!!!

A Wing fence is a pretty standard layout. When your your job they should be able to give you a reasonably accurate indication regarding any council planning and permit…

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aussieta
Jan 26, 2021 9:33 am
aussieta
Berek
Berek
24 January

Continuous tie down

Continuous tie down

Mine aren’t either. In the construction guide it says to attach at openings and at bracing points. Can’t remember exactly.

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Berek
Jan 24, 2021 7:15 pm

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