Building Standards; Getting It Right!
abrickspecialistStandards for brick perpends - worth taking any action
30 June 2016
What DW specification is the brick you selected? If it's DW1 a perp end dimensional tolerance is 10mm +/- 3mm If they are rated DW0 there is no perp end…
diydaveRetaining Wall Query - Exempt or Compying Devemopment?
24 June 2016
For anyone in NSW I recommend using this website to check the planning rules for Exempt Developments before you call anyone at your council. You plug in your address and…
diydaveRetaining wall - DA required for pine sleepers?
24 June 2016
Suggest you try this website to check the planning rules that actually apply to your house. It's easier than trying to interpret the full DA regulations. You plug in your…
abrickspecialistMortar should be flush not ironed
23 June 2016
You can't re-point a rolled/ironed joint without it falling out down the track. A rolled/ironed joint gives much better protection from salt absorption than a flush…
StructuralBIMGuyhow can you tell if builders used acrylic render vs cement r
11 June 2016
That's not everyone's experience Here viewtopic.php?f=1&t=83629
gcamboWe have noticed that the nails used in the frames are Brigh
9 June 2016
The nails used on brackets to connect the roof truss to the top of the frames. As it turns out all the frames were supposed to be nailed with gal nails as well. Then as of…
building-expertGuide to standards and tolerances is for dummies.
1 June 2016
Latest communication from VBA "Practitioners are reminded that the Guide to Standards and Tolerances is not an alternative to the design standards…
deejay08Building with Coral Homes: concerns about the tie down rods
28 May 2016
SaveH2OWaffle pod slabs saga in western and northern Melbourne
13 May 2016
Interesting comment. I wonder just what the purpose of piers is then? The reason for bored piers is to keep your building up from sinking in highly…
Leonardo_23Brick veneer wall splitting and cracking
10 May 2016
I'm with BE on this one... possibly brick growth and possibly brick veneer wall pushed from the other end of the house due to the beginnings of minor heave with the…
Pepsi_DrinkerDo water pipes in walls need silicone added to holes studs?
7 May 2016
Could you be a little more specific about just where your anger is directed ? More to the point, do you agree or disagree with the OP putting silicon (hopefully neutral…
hotshotRoof Fascia - am I supposed to have a board tacked on?
25 March 2016
Yes this is perfectly acceptable and is the standard on 99% of homes there should be a detail of this in your plans. Putting a gutter on these pieces would be a waste of…
rebuilder86Plumbing Standards - Outlet for shower head ?
29 February 2016
mmm, depending on the shower head, options are, flatter backing plate, they are available, cut back existing pipe and add extension piece taped up and frikn tight. I…
StructuralBIMGuyExternal Window flashing requirements
16 February 2016
Hi MB Photos would help? Here are ISO views of Flashings for my timber or Aluminium windows https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities ... 2205285216 Check out Details 3D…
JoynzMy builder used the wrong bricks for a non-rendered wall
15 February 2016
They will have been laid 'overhand' - that means from the inside of the wall not the outside. When this happens usually the brickies demolish and rebuild. Not that…
Stewie DMachining tolerances of decking timber
12 February 2016
It will depend so much on where you are buying your decking from. Some will be spot on width all the way along a length of timber whereas the next place will have stock…