Building Standards; Getting It Right!
Brick work around windows
It’s unlikely, but the builder my have ordered the window reveal size to suit weatherboard and not brick veneer causing the lack of width
Weep hole help
I went to your profile and found that you are building in Jordan Springs which is not a low intensity rainfall area like Adelaide for example.
The Building Code of…
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…
Our brick sills havent been finished in the same way as our builder’s display home or other homes built by them in our estate, which is leaving our house not…
Raising the height
Need some advise on the below -
Background - Purchased the property few years back, where the previous owner had converted the garrage to a bedroom.…
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…
Jun 16, 2018 2:32 pm
Hi ezy welcome to the forum
You might want to check this out
M-class Slab on P class soil
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.
May 30, 2018 10:58 pm
May 30, 2018 10:38 pm
Not supposed to be chipboard but I have seen it many times.
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…
Slab down inspection defect
More info required, where are you building, soil conditions?
Check the engineering drawings, Quite often builders will use other edge waterproofing methods
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.
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…
Paint Peeling - Plaster too soft?
Many of my clients have been unhappy with the results of the association, this is primarily because the association does not have the resources to properly address your…
Slab, should I be worried?
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…
Apr 23, 2018 4:30 pm
Should I be concerned?
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…
Crumbling slab edges
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
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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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
"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…
Brick mortar defect
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…
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.
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…
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.