Building Standards; Getting It Right!
Whats the distance allowed powerpoint to gas bbq flame??
Overflowing gutters – Is this an urgent problem?
They come today to fix the gutter. DH got up there and he said it's now cleared of water and they fixed the bow in the gutter too. Maybe it was bowing under the weight…
Need 6.5M lengths of 'colourbeam' steel, and span tables
Hi all, I'm going to build a 6M x 6.5M roof next to the house. One of the long sides will be the house, and I'll need a centre beam mounted on posts that goes parallel…
Desperate for an answer on damp proofing related to stairs
How are you building the house? Do you have a cavity wall? If so there's no issue with damp rising as it won't breach the cavity.
Standard sizes for windows, doors, kitchen... where to get?
Benchtops are often 850-900mm high. 1200mm would be for giants! If you're building in WA the window sizes are generally in brick dimensions. Jason windows has a pdf they…
No power at front of land - what are my rights??
Yeah I wrote them another email, they finally forwarded it onto their lawyer and they emailed me saying where would I like the cheque mailed to So I should receive that…
Wall Opening - Load Calculation Required?
Thanks chippy, Of course, I realise that this isn't directly applicable to my situation but I think this is all useful background info. I was interested to hear your…
Urgent !! Private Inspection - How to follow up ??
So why haven't you asked your inspector these questions?
Metal roof beam problems - please comment?
Thank you for your reply. I've emailed my concerns to our CLO. They have replied saying that the brickwork should have been taken up another 3 courses to match the height…
Brick veneer gaps & Decking - quick question
yeh on th ematter of termites there has been problems I believe from even Modwood decking because it has a component of timber in it, which they can eat. There is one that…
Sarking / anticon - fixing at roof edge
I would not be cutting it back, it needs to lap over and into the gutter. I would ensure its lapped into the gutter, then glue it in place...Yep, Glue. No more flapping. Pat.
Floor installation not to Australia Building Standards
Thanks for the input. I did supply the wood myself, and then the supplier recommended these guys to install. I couldn't find any bad press about them so thought why…
Help - any plumbers out there? heat pump installation
we sorted it out. The plumber agreed after persuasion with the builder to move it back to its original position outside the garage. however an undue delay would exist to…
7 Year New Home Builders Guarantee. Is this covered?
Whats the problem with the pump. Sometimes the float gets stuck. What pump have they installed?
Why use bored piers over something else?
If your soil is so reactive as you say, even with a slab you would still have needed piers to stabilize it and they would probably have been the same dept and diameter and…
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