Building Standards; Getting It Right!
Power socket directly under water outlet in laundry
No plumbing regulation breach that I am aware of. Try posting on the Whirlpool Forums Home sub forum, there are plenty of electricians on there.
Sealing the gap between slab and path around the house
Hi, sorry for bringing up an old thread, but I have the same question as the OP. I see that everyone highly recommends having concrete paving installed around a new house…
Has 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…
VCAT - 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…
Just 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
Sliding door instead on sliding window !
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…
Masterton in Newcastle area – feedback wanted
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…
Height of concrete pathway's effect on termite protection
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…
Gap from slab to internal hallway wall
@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…
Can a private garage be a Class 1 structure?
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…
Inspector for PCI stage that can inspect ALL THE THINGS :)
I went with David and All Inspect for my pre-handover inspection I could not be happier.
Solar HWS not approved due to direction in Queensland
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…
Frameless Glass shower with unwanted support shelf
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.
Decking height in a concreted alfresco - Geelong Victoria
@Barongrizzly You will need to alter/drop the Footings for the timber deck It is also easier if you block slopes downwards not so if it slopes upwards