Building Standards; Getting It Right!
Agile ApprovalsHeight of concrete pathway's effect on termite protection
Some physical termite sheet/barrier products can double function as the damp proof course for the wall (e.g. Homeguard). Don't forget your primary damp proof membrane is…
StructuralBIMGuyGap from slab to internal hallway wall
@erecttvantennas you need to provide more information like, where you are located , soil type, wall construction etc The quality of the answers depends on the information…
Agile ApprovalsCan a private garage be a Class 1 structure?
Ouch! that revetment wall and septic upgrade sound rather nasty in $$ terms... Not to rub salt in, but when I do get queries like this from clients wanting such a…
gaweleczekInspector for PCI stage that can inspect ALL THE THINGS :)
I went with David and All Inspect for my pre-handover inspection I could not be happier.
1960sModernistHomeSolar HWS not approved due to direction in Queensland
The plumbing inspector should stick to what he knows (plumbing) and leave the energy calculations up to those of us who understand solar design and thermodynamics... A…
t_parsonsVCAT - experiences with significant foundation problems
Sorry, I only just noticed your update now Joker when searching for something else! We were about to…
StructuralBIMGuyPossible Hebel issue - ? Structural problem
Gaudi Unfortunately photos only take you so far in the investigative process How would you describe Touching the raised surface Is it soft and spongy beneath the surface…
JB1Frameless Glass shower with unwanted support shelf
There's no way you can have it like the way you want unless you install the fixed glass all the way to the ceiling for support.
building-expertSealing the gap between slab and path around the house
There is nothing that requires sealant between walls and paving. I get to see houses that are 5,10,15,20 years old and sealant is never done and never an issue, Is there a…
StructuralBIMGuyDecking height in a concreted alfresco - Geelong Victoria
@Barongrizzly You will need to alter/drop the Footings for the timber deck It is also easier if you block slopes downwards not so if it slopes upwards
bashworthAttaching kids swing to side of house - is this ok?
It's hard to make a comment without a lot more information but . . . .If I was doing this I would be fixing a substantial vertical timber against the column from just over…
SaveH2OWARNING: Flexible stainless steel braided hoses
It is sometimes surprising to see what has been recalled. https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls?source=recalls https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall ... flood-stop
building-expertDevice for checking power, data, tv and phone points
No we don't check electrical, and in any case electrical is excluded from the reporting standard of AS 4349.1 I was merely saying that in my experience incidence of…
gmbuildingconsultantBuilding Quality Standards / Tolerances
NSW Fair Trading is apparently working on their own version of the standards and tolerances guide. In the meantime as Bashworth notes the Victorian version is generally…
JustalittlebithippySigned contracts expecting a raft slab, now I'm being told i
Hi everyone, I'm sorry to have disappeared without answers, tapatalk kindly was hiding all your replies until it decided to play nicely. I had actually wondered about a…
QuestiontimeWeatherproofing to class 10 buildings (NCC P2.2.2)
none of these actually ansered the question. I have since gotten a response from the VBA. 2.2.2b is still relevant for class 10 buildings, they are not exempt as the…
Waffle slab is just one sort of raft slab. here is a link that explains about a Waffle Pod Slab https://anewhouse.com.au/2012/09/waffle-pod-raft-slab/ you will also find a…
purrfectionBuilder caught in breach of regs refusing to honour warranty
he looked at his iPad a lot. could've been playing Pokemon Go for all I know. 😆
JokerBrickwork and Mortar Issues (aka Masonry)
We had a fantastic brickie but still we purchased all morter, sand etc, ensured we got best chance of top job, in which I was extremely happy with final job. Sent from…
JokerWonderful news- a diabolical dispute settled!
In today's world, building is like playing Russian roulette,as most people will go to display villages to pick a home, then they will sign away happily thinking they have…