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Issues with property inspection

Issues with property inspection
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No joy. I discussed with Darbecca and they said that it was ok to have it done with moisture. As they had adhered to the increase in gap size, no moisture should hit the…

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moventura
May 23, 2018 1:42 pm

Leaking Balcony

Leaking Balcony

Not supposed to be chipboard but I have seen it many times.

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building-expert
May 22, 2018 11:35 am
building-expert
redfox
redfox
21 May

Dark colour around concrete crack

Dark colour around concrete crack

That's just water that's stuck in the cracks coming up the concrete. It is normal. You can see the same darker patches around the grate and the corners.You have the…

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redfox
May 21, 2018 9:45 pm

Slab down inspection defect

Slab down inspection defect

Sparksy More info required, where are you building, soil conditions? Check the engineering drawings, Quite often builders will use other edge waterproofing methods The…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 19, 2018 6:02 am
StructuralBIMGuy
doyle01
doyle01
16 May

Site Costs - Keysborough Vic 3173

Site Costs - Keysborough Vic 3173

I’m not trying to get an exact amount on site costs. I’m trying to see how much people have paid with the specifications of the land and location I had stated. Be…

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doyle01
May 16, 2018 6:04 pm

Non-compliant work found

Non-compliant work found

The 75 mm termite inspection zone would not work in your case because you can't see the slab edge, only masonry. Have a look at your elevations, it will show the level of…

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building-expert
May 16, 2018 4:06 am
building-expert

Paint Peeling - Plaster too soft?

Paint Peeling - Plaster too soft?
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I have had a representative from the Plasters Association as well as the Painters and Decorators inspect my walls a few weeks ago. No solution was offered to fix the…

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Dilbert_Perth
May 12, 2018 2:12 am
Dilbert_Perth

Slab, should I be worried?

Slab, should I be worried?

Simonsss Thanks for the photos, Yes you should be concerned The Steel frame overhang needs to be properly supported because The frame is more than likely to be load…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 24, 2018 8:28 am
StructuralBIMGuy

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Tim65
Apr 23, 2018 4:30 pm
Tim65
ozroofworks
ozroofworks
23 April

Stage inspections for new build in Brisbane

Stage inspections for new build in Brisbane

Hi Guys if you are looking for a reputable Metal Roofing Company Contact us at https://www.ozroofworks.com.au/ or on 1300459915 cheers.

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ozroofworks
Apr 23, 2018 9:54 am
bashworth
bashworth
23 April

Things to know when building a new home

Things to know when building a new home

Probably a good start is having a better understanding about the building business: Check this link

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bashworth
Apr 23, 2018 12:52 am
bashworth
gillybean
gillybean
19 April

disabled + Unisex toilet for my restaurant! help!!!

disabled + Unisex toilet for my restaurant! help!!!

Seeing as your architect has already liased with the Council, you’d assume you’ll have to comply. I’d also almost say this is a troll post, so you’re not happy…

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gillybean
Apr 19, 2018 8:49 am
gillybean

Should I be concerned?

Should I be concerned?

Hi Jennifer18 That is absolute nonsense..get a local engineer to inspect the structurals, check the codes & do the calcs, Lodge a complaint with your Building Commission…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 05, 2018 8:04 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Crumbling slab edges

Crumbling slab edges

Hi Jennifer18 No It's not normal.. and yes you should be concerned If you're looking for advice please put up better photos and more info Here are some tips 1.The photos…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 05, 2018 7:53 am
StructuralBIMGuy
simonsss
simonsss
4 April

Brick work VBA standard?

Brick work VBA standard?

Hi I’m just wondering if this brick work would be to VBA standards? Currently building and this is some of the things noticed on the brickwork. No mortar between 2…

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simonsss
Apr 04, 2018 10:14 am

DPC and weep hole height

DPC and weep hole height

You don't need to convince me it's been sorted, convince your insurance company... should you put in a claim ...Get it aami

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 29, 2018 8:57 am
StructuralBIMGuy

KnK The fixings in the last image is non compliant for N4 wind loadings Please check your Engineering drawings for the correct N4 wind fixing details If you don't have…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 29, 2018 7:34 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Gaudi
Gaudi
27 March

Need help with the building standard

Need help with the building standard

Ask the builders electrician or get a private building inspector in to ask questions to. 4,5,1 and watermark. Ive found some BCA references online on this but if an…

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Gaudi
Mar 27, 2018 7:42 pm

Update. The more ventilation the better. We have a massive subfloor cavity. Discussed options with landscaper and will build deck over entry and in front of window.

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lia_dvm
Mar 25, 2018 11:00 pm
lia_dvm
kovacevd
kovacevd
21 March

Brickwork & Window Seals

Brickwork & Window Seals

I am a bricklayer and I can tell you something. the reason the seals differ from from each other are not just because of the…

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kovacevd
Mar 21, 2018 10:35 am
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volmix
Mar 13, 2018 3:00 pm
wg9145
wg9145
6 March

electrical switchboard

electrical switchboard

Hi. Thanks so much for your response. I have a building certificate but not an electrical certificate. Electrician was a sub contractor (and friend) of the builder. I was…

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wg9145
Mar 06, 2018 10:25 am

Power socket directly under water outlet in laundry

Power 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.

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 05, 2018 9:09 am
StructuralBIMGuy
tonkatsu
tonkatsu
27 February

Sealing the gap between slab and path around the house

Sealing 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…

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tonkatsu
Feb 27, 2018 12:59 pm
Krushull
Krushull
26 February

Very noisy steel frame house

Very noisy steel frame house

Thanks all, sorry for the slow response. We are getting an engineering report done this week to check out the cracks and the noise so hopefully that will shed some light…

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Krushull
Feb 26, 2018 7:02 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
19 February

Breach Of Contract?

Breach Of Contract?

Yes, you are right. Something so obvious should have been picked up at PCI, 2 years after handover is pushing it to take action. I hope that it isn't having issues. The…

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SaveH2O
Feb 19, 2018 9:50 am
SaveH2O
alexp79
alexp79
6 February

Is this Pre-lay out?

Is this Pre-lay out?

I wonder why this issue have not been identified during pre-pour inspection?

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alexp79
Feb 06, 2018 2:58 pm
brokenstick
brokenstick
6 February

"Approximate measurements" in contract

"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…

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brokenstick
Feb 06, 2018 7:54 am
lackey
lackey
5 February

Brick mortar defect

Brick mortar defect
1, 2, 3, 4

The only thing I seen on any of your pics that is wrong is where they used cut bricks under the windows, to me this shows the bricklayer was useless and the carpenters…

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lackey
Feb 05, 2018 6:37 am
lackey
lackey
4 February

Internal wall looks out (pic)

Internal wall looks out (pic)

I can't believe anyone would fixed moldings and painted that the way it is, that's not a mistake, that's more I don't give a toss.

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lackey
Feb 04, 2018 3:53 pm

Building stud wall on suspended beams

Building 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…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 04, 2018 7:26 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Brickwork Articulation Joints

Brickwork Articulation Joints

Our senior structural engineer delivered an internal training session for our engineers at Cornell Engineers on articulation joints this morning and we're making it freely…

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cornellengineers
Feb 01, 2018 2:30 pm
cornellengineers
rajdoot
rajdoot
25 January

Sewage Inspection point

Sewage Inspection point

No that wasn't in the construction drawings ...apparently it's in the sewage plans from the council . Not sure if it is in that spot. We're obtaining the plans.

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rajdoot
Jan 25, 2018 7:27 pm
Norfolk
Norfolk
20 January

Has anyone had experience dealing with Metricon's Executive

Has 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…

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Norfolk
Jan 20, 2018 6:34 am
Joker
Joker
15 January

VCAT - experiences with significant foundation problems

VCAT - experiences with significant foundation problems
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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…

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Joker
Jan 15, 2018 11:47 am
Mars5
Mars5
11 January

Deck Landing Area

Deck Landing Area

Have you asked your local council- Town planning or the building/engineering department that issue building permits for your region would be best to advise you as their…

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Mars5
Jan 11, 2018 5:06 pm
laostha2005
laostha2005
8 January

Just brought a house . And found out there’s no insulation i

Just 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

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laostha2005
Jan 08, 2018 8:40 pm
Joker
Joker
29 December 2017

Balcony Collapse.. East Doncaster

Balcony Collapse.. East Doncaster

From the outside looking in at the deck, from a non building industry person and with balcony collapses in the news, no way in hell would you put 2500_3000kgs extra on…

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Joker
Dec 29, 2017 11:47 am

My place I don't have bollards, instead I have this wonderful looking thing. I think it was installed by AGL when they did the meter, either way it didn't cost me a cent.

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AJW
Dec 27, 2017 2:45 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
22 December 2017

Sliding door instead on sliding window !

Sliding door instead on sliding window !

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…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 22, 2017 9:22 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
22 December 2017

Paint comming off ceiling

Paint comming off ceiling

Volmix The fixings nails/screws have popped and judging by the number of pops I would say there was an issue there originally and they tried fixing it unsuccessfully At a…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 22, 2017 9:04 am
StructuralBIMGuy
building-expert
building-expert
24 October 2017

Downpipe at Front Porch - Porter Davis PCI

Downpipe at Front Porch - Porter Davis PCI

It still looks like a botched job right next to someone's front door.

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building-expert
Oct 24, 2017 6:39 pm
building-expert
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
17 October 2017

Masterton in Newcastle area – feedback wanted

Masterton 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…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 17, 2017 8:27 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
16 October 2017

Australian standards..

Australian standards..

There a hierarchy of standards and he's probably picked on one of the less important ones & what you will find is that the builders and Subcontractors don't even have…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 16, 2017 8:26 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Clive
Clive
27 September 2017

HERITAGE ....FLORA & FAUNA......BAL 29

HERITAGE ....FLORA & FAUNA......BAL 29

We are trying to build in a Heritage Conservation area and we have Bal29, nothing going for us. We have a flora and fauna problem that conflicts with the BAL. We need to…

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Clive
Sep 27, 2017 5:53 pm


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