Building Standards; Getting It Right!
Gigantic Sewer Cover in backyard
Just an update, we were able to lower it to the same height as the concrete slab through our local water authority. They required us to pay almost $3k but then later…
These photos all look ok to me, the pine is machine graded, so knots are already accounted for, the splits are not a big issue provided they are still adequately nailed…
Jan 17, 2022 5:19 pm
I can't see your photos but with prefabricated frames if a mistake has been made the frame can be bigger than the slab and the guys erecting the frame won't alter the…
Ground level at handover
Thanks SaveH2O! I truly appreciate your response to this post, your knowledge is very helpful!
Unfortunately, we didn’t engage with a private building inspector until…
Dec 30, 2021 1:36 pm
I have been searching posts for a few days regarding ground levels, thankfully I have found this post!
I’m having a similar issue. Is there a…
Dec 29, 2021 8:42 pm
Overhanging frame bottom plate
Seeking experts advice on this fix my builder has applied for the overhanging frame:
Would this be sufficient structurally?
I believe that the overflow is more efficient than normal by virtue of the nearby sealed inlet restrictting a vortex forming.
I suggest as a first step you phone…
Re-level or restump?
Hey homebase Welcome to the forum
Where did you find these restumpers on "Mushroom repair review"? or a google ad for "We sell DIY stumps"
You have every right to be…
Agree with the others - it's just not worth it.
We are having significant issues with a construction site next door, and I would swap places with you, as we have had to…
Nov 20, 2021 7:45 am
Does anyone know if there are any provisions under the National Construction Code (or any Australian Standards) that covers the drainage for driveways?
This question is…
Nov 19, 2021 6:54 pm
Roof over deck is over 3m in height
Long story short we hired a guy who does stratco insulated roofs. we were building a roof over our deck to comply to the exempt development guidelines but with a flyover…
Nov 03, 2021 10:12 pm
Restrictive Covenant from 1939
Would love some advice from anyone that has had experience with restrictive covenants. We are about to apply for CDC approval for a knockdown rebuild but have just been…
I am having an issue with my house in Brisbane. A plumber installed a new drain by cutting into an existing downpipe…
Frame exposed to weather for 6 months
Normally your private consultant would check the frame in a pre lining inspection as part of their inspections 'package' or you could DIY check evey wall and ceiling with…
Very noisy steel frame house
I recently built a double storey steel frame house, and having exactly same issues. Like in the morning when anyone walks on the floors upstairs that haven’t been…
I had bought a house last year . I am the second owner of this house . It is almost 1.5 years old. Recently I found out the gas metre has been placed illegally.. it is one…
As part of the process of installing Hebel panels along the boundary, the builder next door caused…
Sep 27, 2021 2:34 pm
Here are the requirements
Yes. You would have the gutter's high point mid way.
The NCC regulations state that a downpipe must not serve more than 12 m of guttering. There is no NCC regulation that…
Sub floor for deck
Hi I am hoping someone might know the regulation in Vic regarding the minimum distance between ground level to bottom of the floor joist for a deck, someone told me it was…
Sep 09, 2021 9:51 pm
Brick mortar defect
I got the same issue in my house and bricklyer blaming acid wash and i belive its bricklyer poverwork
DRAINAGE & PLUMBING STANDARDS
May be different where you are, near me it forms part of the requirements for the O.C/Completion of works.
However the builder usually needs to ensure uncontrolled water…
Buried Electrical cable
just needs to be 500mm below the ground surface above it, you could surface clip to retaining wall alternatively. masked sure your sparky is happy. Change levels with…
Aug 16, 2021 9:10 pm
Build on built up block
Hi Jessamat Welcome to the forum
I suggest you put an application and engineering into the council for the retaining and fill
This will save you removing it later if it's…
Building Contract Specifications
We aren't signing on a sketch, we've just used that as a basis for rough quotes, then will get drawings and full quotes.
We have been trying to get quotes for six months…
How long do tiles last?
tiling - our house is 20 odd years old.
the original tiles were laid by a champ - very2x good
then we decided to renovate - the new tiler though - drummy tiles…
Jun 29, 2021 11:17 am