Building Standards; Getting It Right!
brokenstick"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…
StructuralBIMGuyBuilding stud wall on suspended beams
thebluemack Welcome to the forum If It's a structural wall you may require Council building approvals? and will need to provide more information , ie a cross sectional…
NorfolkHas anyone had experience dealing with Metricon's Executive
Hi all, Has anyone who has built with Metricon in NSW or QLD had experience dealing with their Executive Building Manager to resolve issues? We understand he is brought in…
JokerVCAT - experiences with significant foundation problems
Some good news t parsons, hang in there, got to say, since councils don't handle all aspects of building, quality control has dived, so much time goes by in these…
laostha2005Just brought a house . And found out there’s no insulation i
If I do do it myself I will wait until the winter thank you for your informations. Much appreciate
StructuralBIMGuySliding door instead on sliding window !
22 December 2017
Camhaw It looks like they intended to have a sliding door with a , which incidentally requires a Balustrade. Check to see if this was changed for whatever reason and you…
StructuralBIMGuyMasterton in Newcastle area – feedback wanted
17 October 2017
Boom periods 1. New home Salesman make a lot of money 2. Standards drop 3. Construction Supervision becomes difficult to maintain 4. Costs go up 5. Build periods blow…
Agile ApprovalsHeight of concrete pathway's effect on termite protection
14 September 2017
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
12 September 2017
@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…
Kappy404General Bush House Walls & Regulations
11 September 2017
I've made some updates on the exterior and interior walls of the house. Here are the final results! http://bit.ly/2gWr0Tb Colors show wall layers (i.e. exterior wall =…
Agile ApprovalsCan a private garage be a Class 1 structure?
7 September 2017
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…
BigjourneyOur land has been cut into.. Standard?
13 August 2017
Thanks so much for everyones replies ill have a photo up this week in relation to the response from the builder and work completed. Speaking with a builder friend been…
gaweleczekInspector for PCI stage that can inspect ALL THE THINGS :)
11 August 2017
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
1 August 2017
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…
StructuralBIMGuyPossible Hebel issue - ? Structural problem
30 July 2017
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
19 July 2017
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
7 July 2017
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…