Building Standards; Getting It Right!
Fireplace Flue: best type of flashing for Colorbond roof?
We've just had the triple flue installed for our inbuilt wood heater for our new home. We paid extra to the fireplace supplier to have a Dektite flashing around the flue…
Building Permit requirements - small extension - VIC
Hi all, thanks for all the info. I had a chat to a guy in the council, he was very helpful and suggested I come in to see him with rough sketches etc (i.e. sketches done…
Builders contract specs Vs Standards & Tolerances guide
I have seen same clause in my docs. I showed that to Consumer Affairs personnel to inquire the implications. As per them, the builder can write anything, but the Aus…
Eave board vibrates/ makes noise in high wind
If it's on a brick veneer construction with the eave sheet sitting on the brick then it could be at that point due to lack of fixing to trimmers. In any case it sounds…
Termite protection before slab how to check it
Dear All!!! I'm currently building new home in Point Cook the termite protection is requiret according to AS 3660. How I can check if physical anti termite barrier being…
No foil sarking in upper level walls - why?
Checked the progress today on the foil installation, and they have put the foil from the floor of the upper level to the ceiling of the upper level. This means that the…
Terrible tiles, Cant believe they have been laid.
Cheers for the feedback. Espeically Adam m. It is the tile that is defective not the slab. I am in discussions with the tile shop and builder at the moment. Will keep you…
Visable plaster joins. Why & what you can do about it.
Yep,carpy job ,we did better ourselves with our reno It does look like they have not filled it in properly, tape/fill/sand,fill/sand,fill/sand well thats what we did…
Sarking/insulation foil flapping in the wind - HELP
Wow guys I sent a pm about an hour ago to Jess because I have a similar sort of noise even though I am not 100% sure whether it comes from the insulation. I was actually…
TWO DIFFERENT COLOURS OF MORTAR USED IN HOUSE
Differing mortar colours come about in most cases from a variation in the ratio of the mix. If there is no added 'oxide' i.e. plain mortar, this can occur from a different…
Advice Needed. Builder says bath wont fit, drafting error
I would think you should ask for Option 1. They know its their fault. Perhaps just tell them you're requesting the walls be moved and the bath be made to fit. If they…
off the plan uncertified modification drama
Wow, he initially told us $3000. After insisting he look at it again, he has come back and said it's not a big job and should be easy to do, but he wants me to pay for it…
help with rooflines
Hi, This is the firsttime I have tried to share a file like this, so here goes. http://i1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc3 ... ofHelp.jpg This is what your roof should…
How to keep council happy with 2 diff building materials
We aren't in the same area, however had a similar covenant. We used brick, render, ecoply on the garage, and weathertex upstairs to achieve multiple finishes.
concerns over some aspects of the frame, advice sought
Hi all, I had a chance to speak with the builder onsite and he has explained that the packing is temporary as they wanted to get the frame up and next week they will be…
Alfresco slab drainage - builder's responsibility??
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