Building Standards; Getting It Right!
Electrical - Sub distribution box/lighting automation
1. optional, you can but normally just use the earth from the main switch board 2. should be enough but the distance determines voltage drop - sparky should work it…
Mortar holes/gaps in a 10yo townhouse - are these bad?
Hi, sorry if this is the wrong place - I’m new to the property/building journey (trying to buy my first home) so not sure where/who to go with these sorts of…
Piers\Footing poured at same time as slab?
1.) Edge and slab piers up to 0.4 m in depth may be poured integral with main slab. 2.) Edge and slab piers between 0.4 m and 1.0 m may be poured integral with main slab…
Building defect - sill flashing under window on concrete sla
Hello, After opinions... builder is in disagreement with our building inspector on this. Windows in our new build to the meals area have been listed as a defect as…
No provision for a discharge point for the driveway
Hi All, We have a fall from road to garage front. But we cannot put a drain/grate because no discharge point put by the builder. Now they complain not enough space for…
Builder has proposed performance solutions - are these ok?
The stated principle of the NCC is its a 'performance based' code. There is inbuilt flexibilty to vary from DTS which can be of benefit to homebuyers and builders however…
Water Connection Dual Occupancy Sub division
The water authority is like any other business.. Changes and variations cost buyers extra. Building inspectors here (WA) are at the bottom of the pecking order very limited power
Two storey housing development plan application
Hi all, I'm drawing a two-storey house for the development application in Cannington, Perth. The city's checklist requires overshadow diagrams, stormwater management and…
Wall cracks, building footpath as per CSIRO BTF18
Lisa06 You could do the spoon drain as a first step then if that is not diverting enough water then consider a cut off drain. I think you should get an expert in drainage…
No Occupancy Certificate !!BCA requirement for weep holes
The only solution you have to address this problem is to have the home rendered with an acrylic render like dulux acratex. As it is a acrylic system it provides a…
Home insurance premiums increase shop around
I've never been asked by any insurance company to see the engineering details of my house. Just answer some basic information and then shop around. Not sure how you intend…
I'm short! Vanity height for a over the counter basin?
Thank you very much chippy. How have you found the above counter basin? Have you had any issues regarding maintenance/chipping because of the thin wall? Also, which…
Getting Certified Bim Engineering data and proofs from AI
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Ticking, popping, cracking noises in 6 year old townhouse
The kind of noise you report is the kind you will get if you have poorly laid polycarbonate roof, without foam tape on rafters and failing to use roofing screws that drill…
Gable rafter span, what is a rafters 'span' exactly?
Here's one way of supporting the ridge beam and decreasing it size? Try sizing the timbers using the correct tables Finally, better presentations earn brownie points in…
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