Building Standards; Getting It Right!
SaveH2OCorrect Roof Drainage Design Issues AS3500 vs HB35
29 September 2016
The Tornado rain head is manufactured in Australia by an Australian company. I also manufacture in Australia and I support other Australian companies who also…
StructuralBIMGuyFaulty mortar - Rake/Repoint or MortarMend/NawKaw?
29 September 2016
Hi Julia1301 You will need to get the mortar composition properly analysed Other things to consider, mortar strength, loads on wall,failure modes,durability Then a…
Stewie DHouse built on strip footing- advantages & disavantages?
28 September 2016
And cut & pasted by Calvin from here... http://houseunderconstruction.com/found ... house.html Stewie
SaveH2OGradient of underground stormwater pipes
23 September 2016
It is wrong and it is recognised as being wrong but plumbers are allowed to sign off on their own work. No one checks. As a measure of plumbing incompetence, approximately…
ECOECOGaps in bricks around Windows/doors new build.
15 September 2016
any news? How did it all go? The gap around the window to the frame should be 20mm. A&L make windows to brick opening sizes. You should not need infills.
StructuralBIMGuyDid they do our slab retaining properly?
8 September 2016
Hi Icebreaka Less than 500 buck$ that's laughable considering what they slugged you in the first instance The Engineer needs to inspect & certify what was done on the…
sunxiaoxuan23926First home owner worried about bricks laid
1 September 2016
I am going through something very similar but my house is almost done . Just to make sure builder is not bullying me , I have hired a inspector as well.
StructuralBIMGuyvertical or horizontal core bricks internal?
30 August 2016
And you are a broker Salesman Right? As an Engineer and Bricklayer That does structural repairs I would disagree What about bending in walls.. which brick is…
BL35EDWhats the standard for placement of a solar hot water system
17 August 2016
I got solar water mate but it's not on the roof it just stands like a normal hot water tank
BronzeHexarKitchen Sink / Electric stove unit regulation distance ?
14 August 2016
Hello, I'm building a new kitchen and was wondering if anyone could advise if there is a minimum distance a kitchen sink can be from an electric stove. The electric stove…
SaveH2OWater pool around under construction house
5 August 2016
H1 is highly reactive soil and adherence to site drainage mandates is critical. There are a lot of threads on H1 about slab heave and other site drainage issues. Just…
Stewie DWaterproofing to wet areas - Minimum standards help
4 August 2016
Oh, I agree totally Howyagoin. That's the way we have always done it too regardless of the materials used for the walls and floor. I was just quoting what is in the…
building-expertHow does our builder fix this issue?
12 July 2016
Great outcome for you and it is as it should be. I come from a background of doing government contracts with architects in charge. If we made a mistake we got a defect…
MichaelEClause 5.3.3(b) of AS 2870 – 2011 (vapour barrier)
12 July 2016
Yeah I had a read of the code it is very vague on the requirements Lately the practice in Melbourne has been to wrap the vapour barrier the whole way around under the…
10 July 2016
Here is a link to Soil classification which shows why there are classifications like H and M http://anewhouse.com.au/2012/01/soil-classification/ Anythin the…
turbopsiExt wall cladding to brick subfloor junction?
3 July 2016
Hi all, I would appreciate technical details on options in regards to the following. 1. James Hardie Axon to brick subfloor junction. 2. Colorbond corrugated sheet…
bashworthWhat can I do if builder declines to fix the issue?
1 July 2016
It is always hard to give opinions on matters without seeing all the paperwork however you don't seem to be getting what you wanted so I would say it's worth the $500.
abrickspecialistStandards for brick perpends - worth taking any action
30 June 2016
What DW specification is the brick you selected? If it's DW1 a perp end dimensional tolerance is 10mm +/- 3mm If they are rated DW0 there is no perp end…