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Hi, Noticed my new slab wasnt straight and had crumbling edges. 3 weeks later it crumbles at the edges as you touch it. I raised my concerns with builder, they advised…

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Kristie.vassiliadis
Dec 06, 2021 9:51 pm

Defective concrete sleepers for retaining wall

Defective concrete sleepers for retaining wall

Thanks for all your input, really appreciate the chat.

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Redders
Dec 06, 2021 9:21 pm

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…

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SaveH2O
Dec 06, 2021 5:25 pm
SaveH2O

Build not to plans - advice needed

Build not to plans - advice needed

Oh no that is terrible. I just don’t understand why they don’t do it right in the first place

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Redders
Dec 06, 2021 7:58 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
4 December

Water pipes to close to electrical?

Water pipes to close to electrical?

The above ground separation requirement is 25mm.

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SaveH2O
Dec 04, 2021 1:21 pm
SaveH2O

Re-level or restump?

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…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 02, 2021 10:44 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Lucy_2021
Lucy_2021
22 November

Please Help! Alfresco is outdoor build _NSW codes?

Please Help! Alfresco is outdoor build _NSW codes?

Hello everyone there, Please help me with your experience/information to see if 48 sqm Alfresco is regarded as an Outdoor Build or Private Open Space from NSW Housing…

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Lucy_2021
Nov 22, 2021 11:15 am
MelBr
MelBr
20 November

Theft

Theft

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…

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MelBr
Nov 20, 2021 7:45 am
MelBr
MelBr
19 November

Driveway Drainage

Driveway Drainage

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…

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MelBr
Nov 19, 2021 6:54 pm
annie88
annie88
9 November

Exposed reo/rebar advice

Exposed reo/rebar advice

Thank you for your replies. Much appreciated.

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annie88
Nov 09, 2021 11:08 am
Kas83
Kas83
3 November

Roof over deck is over 3m in height

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…

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Kas83
Nov 03, 2021 10:12 pm
Mr mimal
Mr mimal
2 November

Electrical outlets exposed to weather for several weeks

Electrical outlets exposed to weather for several weeks

So I noticed before my roof went up the electrician installed my downlights electrical outlets. I checked them and they were all water logged. I've asked Hickinbotham to…

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Mr mimal
Nov 02, 2021 5:34 pm
Mrs.Peacock
Mrs.Peacock
1 November

Restrictive Covenant from 1939

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…

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Mrs.Peacock
Nov 01, 2021 6:45 pm
wagga123
wagga123
22 October

Flu vent on roof

Flu vent on roof

** Natural Gas **

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wagga123
Oct 22, 2021 10:13 pm

Hi all, I am having an issue with my house in Brisbane. A plumber installed a new drain by cutting into an existing downpipe…

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orbitor
Oct 19, 2021 1:26 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
17 October

Incorrect concrete pad level where water tank sits

Incorrect concrete pad level where water tank sits

There is more HH when relating to a charged RWT system (from gutter to top of tank or to the water level if plumbed with a Supadiverta system). This is different to a…

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SaveH2O
Oct 17, 2021 6:55 pm
SaveH2O
Kippers01
Kippers01
14 October

Frame exposed to weather for 6 months

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…

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Kippers01
Oct 14, 2021 11:20 am

Very noisy steel frame house

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…

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usman.hafeez2000
Oct 10, 2021 12:49 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
2 October

Charged pipe direction

Charged pipe direction

Some plumbers as such morons. They don't need a reason.

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SaveH2O
Oct 02, 2021 6:42 pm
SaveH2O
Shivani26
Shivani26
2 October

Zero boundary

Zero boundary

🙃 true

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Shivani26
Oct 02, 2021 12:10 pm
Shivani26
Shivani26
1 October

Gas pipe line

Gas pipe line

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…

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Shivani26
Oct 01, 2021 8:52 pm

As part of the process of installing Hebel panels along the boundary, the builder next door caused…

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MelBr
Sep 27, 2021 2:34 pm

Here are the requirements

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chippy
Sep 26, 2021 4:11 pm
chippy
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
22 September

Downpipes

Downpipes

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…

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SaveH2O
Sep 23, 2021 12:09 am
SaveH2O
Radders
Radders
21 September

Sub floor for deck

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…

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Radders
Sep 21, 2021 10:47 pm
mu5hu
mu5hu
18 September

Paint Peeling - Plaster too soft?

Paint Peeling - Plaster too soft?
1, 2, 3

Thanks for the recent update lathiat. Think we are about to go through something similar without builder but we just had PCI and James raised plaster quality on the report…

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mu5hu
Sep 18, 2021 1:41 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
17 September

Damp proof course less than 150mm above adjacent ground

Damp proof course less than 150mm above adjacent ground

Are you in a low intensity rainfall region and are some of the weep holes under cover? The full regulations are below. NCC-BCA V2…

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SaveH2O
Sep 17, 2021 8:41 am
SaveH2O
Fore2
Fore2
9 September

Retaining Wall doesnt look right

Retaining Wall doesnt look right

WOW... I would not be happy with that at all. For a news house that takes away ANY appeal that a new house would have..

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Fore2
Sep 09, 2021 9:51 pm
Noname
Noname
6 September

Soil surface movement Ys value - 60. H1 or H2 slab as per A

Soil surface movement Ys value - 60. H1 or H2 slab as per A

are you an engineer? if not, you don't have much of a say. Imagine the conversation with the engineer " I was on this internet forum, and somone on there said blah blah…

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Noname
Sep 06, 2021 9:42 am
Inaaya2211
Inaaya2211
30 August

Brick mortar defect

Brick mortar defect
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

I got the same issue in my house and bricklyer blaming acid wash and i belive its bricklyer poverwork

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Inaaya2211
Aug 30, 2021 11:53 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
26 August

Need a consultant / surveyor to confirm PCA standards.

Need a consultant / surveyor to confirm PCA standards.

It comes under forensic plumbing inspection/investigation. Google using the key words and your region. Companies who do this also prepare reports etc whereas a capable…

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SaveH2O
Aug 26, 2021 11:30 pm
SaveH2O
worldofmud
worldofmud
21 August

DRAINAGE & PLUMBING STANDARDS

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…

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worldofmud
Aug 22, 2021 12:03 am

Looks like they short cut the alignment. 100 x 90mm PVC Storm Pipe Adaptor. https://www.bunnings.com.au/holman-100- ... r_p4770444

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SaveH2O
Aug 17, 2021 7:21 pm
SaveH2O
Pulse
Pulse
16 August

Buried Electrical cable

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…

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Pulse
Aug 16, 2021 9:10 pm

Build on built up block

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…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 04, 2021 1:06 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
AJK1
AJK1
25 July

Window storm moulds

Window storm moulds

Any comments from any builders? Thanks again in advance.

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AJK1
Jul 25, 2021 1:13 pm

Building Contract Specifications

Building Contract Specifications
1, 2

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…

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Bob the non-Builder
Jul 12, 2021 12:50 pm

Attaching Stone Cladding to Rendered Brick Wall

Attaching Stone Cladding to Rendered Brick Wall

Hi. Did you ever go ahead with this ? I am in same position I want to put stack stone on my rendered walls and wondered if it’s possible?

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Aidanaaron1
Jul 06, 2021 9:03 pm
caru
caru
29 June

How long do tiles last?

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…

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caru
Jun 29, 2021 11:17 am

Setback in brisbane (less than 40 cm) Eave hanging on my lan

Setback in brisbane (less than 40 cm) Eave hanging on my lan

Hi. I bought land in Annerley 467 Sqm divided land. Width of the land is abt 10 m. My next door has got a heritage building that is abt 9.2 m width. Their house is too…

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NickBrisbane
Jun 28, 2021 12:13 am
chippy
chippy
19 June

Power Cabinet edge of slab. Defect?

Power Cabinet edge of slab. Defect?

It's designed like that to sit inside the wall. There are a number of services there. They have just attached a temporary power box to the run in. Eventually that will…

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chippy
Jun 19, 2021 5:49 pm
chippy
iamjase
iamjase
10 June

Water pooling against raft slab

Water pooling against raft slab

Melbourne has definitely turned on the weather and after consistent rain all day yesterday, last night I noticed quite a lot of water pooling against the south-facing wall…

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iamjase
Jun 10, 2021 10:02 am
aussieta
aussieta
5 June

Zero lot boundary set back

Zero lot boundary set back

if he has concreted up to the boundary this is fine if he has encroached on your land then no that is not ok

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aussieta
Jun 05, 2021 9:26 pm
aussieta
Doughboy
Doughboy
22 May

Council approval - new shed

Council approval - new shed

A shed building contractor should be able to sort this out for you. Unfortunately, because everyone is so litigious in contemporary Australia, this is the cost it has…

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Doughboy
May 22, 2021 2:19 pm
Doughboy
Doughboy
22 May

Brick mortar seems sandy - test options?

Brick mortar seems sandy - test options?

Some brick cleaners use incredibly strong acid and high pressure which carries on residual degradation. Brick cleaners are also supposed to neutralise the acid with acid…

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Doughboy
May 22, 2021 1:08 pm
Doughboy
Doughboy
22 May

Brickwork Vertical align in joint

Brickwork Vertical align in joint

When using a private inspector just be careful you are not dragged into a defamation case with a contractor instigated by your private inspector for writing defamatory…

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Doughboy
May 22, 2021 12:54 pm
huubang
huubang
13 May

Rising Storm Water Pit

Rising Storm Water Pit

"But maybe you could just add a second lid up higher that allows water entry" Yes I'm going to have a lid on top of the riser but I don't see it's possible for the flood…

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huubang
May 13, 2021 2:10 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
9 May

squeaky floor joist

squeaky floor joist

It is a structural defect

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Gaudi
May 09, 2021 6:19 am
aucon08
aucon08
1 May

Ahd survey cost and report

Ahd survey cost and report

Hi All, just want to ask an advise. We are building in a flood prone area and our builder is charging us 4200 just for ahd survey and report. Is this price reasonable?…

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aucon08
May 01, 2021 4:02 pm

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