Building Standards; Getting It Right!
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…
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.
StructuralBIMGuyDecking height in a concreted alfresco - Geelong Victoria
16 June 2017
@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
bashworthAttaching kids swing to side of house - is this ok?
14 June 2017
It's hard to make a comment without a lot more information but . . . .If I was doing this I would be fixing a substantial vertical timber against the column from just over…
SaveH2OWARNING: Flexible stainless steel braided hoses
10 May 2017
It is sometimes surprising to see what has been recalled. https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls?source=recalls https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall ... flood-stop
building-expertDevice for checking power, data, tv and phone points
20 April 2017
No we don't check electrical, and in any case electrical is excluded from the reporting standard of AS 4349.1 I was merely saying that in my experience incidence of…
gmbuildingconsultantBuilding Quality Standards / Tolerances
18 April 2017
NSW Fair Trading is apparently working on their own version of the standards and tolerances guide. In the meantime as Bashworth notes the Victorian version is generally…
JustalittlebithippySigned contracts expecting a raft slab, now I'm being told i
18 April 2017
Hi everyone, I'm sorry to have disappeared without answers, tapatalk kindly was hiding all your replies until it decided to play nicely. I had actually wondered about a…
QuestiontimeWeatherproofing to class 10 buildings (NCC P2.2.2)
13 April 2017
none of these actually ansered the question. I have since gotten a response from the VBA. 2.2.2b is still relevant for class 10 buildings, they are not exempt as the…
9 April 2017
Waffle slab is just one sort of raft slab. here is a link that explains about a Waffle Pod Slab https://anewhouse.com.au/2012/09/waffle-pod-raft-slab/ you will also find a…
purrfectionBuilder caught in breach of regs refusing to honour warranty
6 April 2017
he looked at his iPad a lot. could've been playing Pokemon Go for all I know. 😆
JokerBrickwork and Mortar Issues (aka Masonry)
29 March 2017
We had a fantastic brickie but still we purchased all morter, sand etc, ensured we got best chance of top job, in which I was extremely happy with final job. Sent from…
JokerWonderful news- a diabolical dispute settled!
26 March 2017
In today's world, building is like playing Russian roulette,as most people will go to display villages to pick a home, then they will sign away happily thinking they have…
building-expertGuide to Standards and Tolerances is Bible"Book of Excuses"?
20 March 2017
This is what I absolutely hate about Guide to Standards and Tolerances Australia's most professional builder is hiding behind the guide for entry door that is badly bowed…