Building Standards; Getting It Right!
Guide to the painting of buildings
Thankyou for the info, looking at page 63 it refers to the guide to the painting of buildings, so it looks like I need more information.
Bricklayer or Engineer
From my experience the footing may not be a 100% in that corner.If you dig up the corner and see if the footing extends out to form a proper rebate for the…
EPS v aac
Material Substitution is a major issue for home Builders
the code requirements & certification laws are lax and haven't kept up with the issue of EPS
Wooden boards screwing standards
The link below pertains to building decks.
Section 1.5.2 details fixing with nails and AS specify 2 nails per board per joist.
Section 1.5.4 talks about screws…
window sill crack
Thanks Chippy, yes I was referring to the side of the window, the reveal. Apology I got the terminology mixed up.
CDC Clause question.
I know it has taken a long time for someone to respond but hoping at least someone might get something out of this reply.
You are correct that if can build a…
I understand your concerns re: patch painting.
My builders were champs at this.
Patch painted gloss doors too and seemed surprised I was not pleased.
My ceiling paint is…
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Edge beam on rolled fill?
Yes this is in AS2870-2011 6.4.2 to be compacted with repeated rolling of an excavator or similar and in 150mm layers if not sand
After some advice please.
These weeping holes/ventilation ‘vents’ are under fully enclosed decking. They are about 10 cm in length (except…
Thanks for the reply! In NSW it's seven years but the builder says this is not structural.
Tolerance for the footings
There is no saving, just shortcut for the lazy concreter, there is no excuse for not following approved drawings and poor workmanship.
Bricks colour variations
Get them replaced they did mine there noticeable but the brickies done a great job bricking your house just ask them to remove the discoloured bricks
Check your engineering drawings.
The important thing is that your internal floor level is HIGHER than your DPC/weephole bottom.
Typically with concrete slab houses,…
Plumbing query / standard
Yes it will cause slab heave,that is not good enough. Looks like you are in Rockbank,Melton or Cobblebank?
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house slab cracking on corner of house.
You could also get your floor levels checked by an engineer, to check variance across the structure.
I saw it done in a YouTube video by Cornell Engineers, then maybe…
I live in a free standing townhouse with a balcony which is joined to the side wall of the building.The render is cracked and swollen and needs repairing.Is the balcony…
Oct 03, 2018 12:04 am
Welcome to the forum
If you don't have your engineering Drawings I suggest you get a copy of them, refer to the Masonry section in the Engineering notes.Check…
Brick mortar defect
Why should the carpenter cut the bricklayer a story rod ? , he should be more than capable to gauge the brickwork himself , it’s only since moving over to oz I have…
Sep 28, 2018 6:33 pm
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…
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…
Sep 20, 2018 2:55 pm
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…
Thanks StructuralBIMGuy - your feedback is very much appreciated regarding this. Will post once my I show it to my inspector on PCI day.
Sep 12, 2018 9:35 am
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…
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…
Aug 30, 2018 9:49 pm
Minimum height for garage opening.
I had a look through the BCA and didn't find anything other than 2100mm in clause 126.96.36.199(d), as you've already found.
I'd suggest that you ask whoever is telling you…
Aug 28, 2018 11:08 pm