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Hi everyone, I wouldn't mind getting some opinions on this. I've had an independent inspection completed and the inspector has concerns regarding a service conduit which…

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iTool
Sep 23, 2018 10:53 am
aussieta
aussieta
22 September

Can I sue my builder ?

Can I sue my builder ?

can you sue =yes can you win =maybe will it cost more that its worth =definitely post a photo of the whole area please hot pipe is not insulated so maybe an avenue…

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aussieta
Sep 22, 2018 7:45 am
aussieta
Andrew105
Andrew105
21 September

Brick mortar defect

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

Hi Sylves, We have had a nightmare too with J G King we are forming a group to have them banned please join us by lodging your complaints to channel 9 A accurate…

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Andrew105
Sep 21, 2018 8:09 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
20 September

Gigantic Sewer Cover in backyard

Gigantic Sewer Cover in backyard

Hopefully you can cover it with something you can remove to provide access as required. For me on the things I wish I’d know page, I want to add - take note of water…

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Gaudi
Sep 20, 2018 1:55 pm
kathysangel
kathysangel
19 September

Brick work VBA standard?

Brick work VBA standard?

no you tell them to fix it they went against plan they have to follow engineers plans your paying them there not paying you speak to someone from VBA or council they will…

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kathysangel
Sep 19, 2018 5:34 pm
pEast
pEast
12 September

Surveyors role

Surveyors role

Thanks StructuralBIMGuy - your feedback is very much appreciated regarding this. Will post once my I show it to my inspector on PCI day.

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pEast
Sep 12, 2018 8:35 am
jazzaddict
jazzaddict
5 September

Stay away from James Hardie - hardiewrap

Stay away from James Hardie - hardiewrap

We had many issues with James Hardie - hardiewrap - so I'd recommend that people stay away from hardiewrap for the following reasons:: James…

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jazzaddict
Sep 05, 2018 6:41 pm
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y.dhillon86
Sep 05, 2018 9:13 am
Cellco
Cellco
31 August

Builder Dispute

Builder Dispute

The builder advised that by us receiving the final occupation certificate, this indicates that the balcony meets regulations. I can't see anything in the report…

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Cellco
Aug 31, 2018 6:48 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
30 August

Garage skirting - standards?

Garage skirting - standards?

My skirting is raised off the garage floor a little. Had never considered it might be raised for a reason. I have thought about caulking between skirting and slab, as the…

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Gaudi
Aug 30, 2018 8:49 pm
iTool
iTool
28 August

Minimum height for garage opening.

Minimum height for garage opening.

I had a look through the BCA and didn't find anything other than 2100mm in clause 3.8.2.2(d), as you've already found. I'd suggest that you ask whoever is telling you…

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iTool
Aug 28, 2018 10:08 pm
kathysangel
kathysangel
27 August

Brick work around windows

Brick work around windows
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also your house is suppose to be the same as the display home dont except this

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kathysangel
Aug 27, 2018 1:33 am
Doughboy
Doughboy
18 August

Paint Peeling - Plaster too soft?

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

There is nothing a plasterer can add that leaches through to weaken plaster.

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Doughboy
Aug 18, 2018 7:24 pm
irisheyes015
irisheyes015
17 August

Issues with property inspection

Issues with property inspection
1, 2

I know they destroyed my house had to have my bricks all pulled down on back wall and side walls mines a mess side wall is warped they had to remove all the red bricks…

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irisheyes015
Aug 17, 2018 6:44 pm

I know they destroyed my house had to have my bricks all pulled down on back wall and side walls mines a mess side wall is warped they had to remove all the red bricks…

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irisheyes015
Aug 17, 2018 6:28 pm
Phan
Phan
14 August

Building Inspector

Building Inspector

Hi Simon, my house in box hill south. Thanks Phan

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Phan
Aug 14, 2018 7:55 pm

What does ④ in MPG10 ④ and (s) in AS/NZS 1748 / (s) means ?

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Dan17
Aug 13, 2018 3:35 pm

Patio slab same as house?

Patio slab same as house?

Anonymousmoose IMO it's not hard to prioritise importance Structural Integrity Takes priority, Your build is unreinforced masonry veneer Slab Insulation is of little…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 12, 2018 11:44 am
StructuralBIMGuy

So your advising to get a building surveyor as all my bricks are chipped and different colours and not the same size bricks

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kathysangel
Aug 07, 2018 1:58 am
vn88
vn88
27 July

Render and Termite Barrier

Render and Termite Barrier

Thanks for that! If the barrier line below the weepholes can be covered what is it actually meant to do?

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vn88
Jul 27, 2018 1:46 pm
GLO
GLO
13 July

CDC Clause question.

CDC Clause question.

Hi, I am reading the following Clause from the NSW…

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GLO
Jul 13, 2018 11:40 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
11 July

Weep hole help

Weep hole help

I mean A weep, a weep hole, or a weep-brick is a small opening that allows water to drain from within an assembly. Weeps are…

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SaveH2O
Jul 11, 2018 9:13 am
SaveH2O
sammy8888
sammy8888
11 July

DPC and weep hole height

DPC and weep hole height

hi guys, if you can help me that will be great. I am getting my first home build and the weep inserts are bit higher than the usual height. they suppose to be on a second…

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sammy8888
Jul 11, 2018 7:25 am

I think your builder need to redo the brick work.

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PackieBonner
Jul 06, 2018 11:14 pm
kani
kani
5 July

Raising the height

Raising the height

Hi team, Need some advise on the below - Background - Purchased the property few years back, where the previous owner had converted the garrage to a bedroom.…

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kani
Jul 05, 2018 9:57 am
GLO
GLO
29 June

Waterproofing slab edge - is it worth it?

Waterproofing slab edge - is it worth it?

Doesnt the saline protection provide the barrier between soil and slab?

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GLO
Jun 29, 2018 6:43 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
16 June

Concrete path tilted (Metricon build)

Concrete path tilted (Metricon build)

Sorry for misunderstanding. Nice to hear that the builder had already graded the ground away from your foundation before tiling. The brickwork and mortar…

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Gaudi
Jun 16, 2018 2:32 pm
CazMaz
CazMaz
16 June

Concrete- dry time before tiling/ laminate/ timber

Concrete- dry time before tiling/ laminate/ timber

Thank you for that! We are also a little worried because it was slab over slab (about 300mm of slab over existing slab). Our builder didn't put waterproofing over before…

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CazMaz
Jun 16, 2018 10:39 am

Hi ezy welcome to the forum You might want to check this out hth

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 02, 2018 9:28 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Biocycle underground dispersion area always damp.

Biocycle underground dispersion area always damp.

@HardTaget I guess you were a soft Target for the Builder & Salesman..get it I suggest you get the specification and engineering Details, have it checked by someone…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 01, 2018 9:16 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Gaudi
Gaudi
30 May

M-class Slab on P class soil

M-class Slab on P class soil
1, 2

Hi bentleighboy I’m in east bentleigh I had a class p site with abnormal moisture - common classification when there has been a house demolished and trees removed. Slab…

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Gaudi
May 30, 2018 10:58 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

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

KnK The fixings in the last image is non compliant for N4 wind loadings Please check your Engineering drawings for the correct N4 wind & manufacturers fixing details If…

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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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