Building Standards; Getting It Right!
Colorbond roof laid with overlap facing into the weather
I came across the following document that might help your cause, unfortunately it's dated 2007 but the standard is probably still…
Requirements of front of house from front fence (Vic)
Under Vic regs the setback hasn't altered as far as I know from 6 met. on a 'declared' road & 4 met for streets etc. (subject to planning provisions). If there are…
A Question about Ducted Airconditioning in the BASIX Tool
Solved - the answer is yes.
Ecosmart says solar heat mounted 8 degrees plumber rekons no
Thanks for the replies. Yep - thats exactly how it describes it in the manual. A mere 8 degree's!! Ecosmart have sent through the installation details again (plumber kept…
New opening in a brick wall - installing new brick ties
What happened in the end? Any resolution yet?
Inspecting frame stage ourselves. What to look for?
I am currently trying to make the decision as to engage an independent inspector or not. I am a qualified structural engineer and therefore have access to and can…
Frame finished? Is this an acceptable Australian Standard?
SS and builders are bit edgy when you mention you are getting a building inspector on site. We are just going to Slab stage and way before that I have made sure its…
Illegally built house onto existing wall
I think once all avenues have been exhaused, you simply need to give public notice of your intentions and seek objections, by a news paper advert and posing a sign, the…
Drafting error on raked ceiling/misaligned b'head with pics
Please, can anyone give opinions of our SS's proposed solution? I've posted about this in my own thread (towards the top of the first page, pics of the beam are in the…
Is it normal for bricks to complete within 3 days?
Our last house was bricked in about that time frame-and it was still standing when we sold it after 5 years (late last year)!
Colourbond post supports? Doesnt seem right....
I would assume that a concrete pad will be done underneath them before any bricking-just confirm this with your builder. You have photos as proof if there are any problems…
Min Distance Between Fence, Bricks & Eaves at Blacktown coun
Guys, Need Information from guys who has their plans approved... We are building a SIngle storey house at the ponds as we have a narrow fronatge just want to check the Min…
Certificates of Electrical Safety in VIC (new built home)
Yes you should receive that at handover along with the plumbers and also termite protection certificates
Building to Land ratio permitted in Waneroo Shire Perth
Hey Fozzie Shire of Wanneroo covers a few areas. It depends on whether the block is zoned R20 or R40. R20 blocks are normally bigger, and your house can take up a maximum…
Is this the right Standard? Porch bricks, slab and pipes
hey thanks little misses... yeah the stuff ! hhehehehe apparently, the ss told me, they will fill gaps with silicone.... at later stage... so let's see how it goes. ss…
Complicated: renos not approved looking for advice
Hi - that is really tough ... here are my non-lawyer thoughts: We recently purchased a house that had a development application and it is still valid however the owners…
Cancelling your building contract....has anyone done it?
We cancelled ours but that was because our builder was going bankrupt. We were lucky that the home was 90-95% completed when we started hearing whispers. We spoke to one…
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