Building Standards; Getting It Right!
SaveH2OWaffle pod slabs saga in western and northern Melbourne
13 May 2016
Interesting comment. I wonder just what the purpose of piers is then? The reason for bored piers is to keep your building up from sinking in highly…
Leonardo_23Brick veneer wall splitting and cracking
10 May 2016
I'm with BE on this one... possibly brick growth and possibly brick veneer wall pushed from the other end of the house due to the beginnings of minor heave with the…
Pepsi_DrinkerDo water pipes in walls need silicone added to holes studs?
7 May 2016
Could you be a little more specific about just where your anger is directed ? More to the point, do you agree or disagree with the OP putting silicon (hopefully neutral…
hotshotRoof Fascia - am I supposed to have a board tacked on?
25 March 2016
Yes this is perfectly acceptable and is the standard on 99% of homes there should be a detail of this in your plans. Putting a gutter on these pieces would be a waste of…
rebuilder86Plumbing Standards - Outlet for shower head ?
29 February 2016
mmm, depending on the shower head, options are, flatter backing plate, they are available, cut back existing pipe and add extension piece taped up and frikn tight. I…
StructuralBIMGuyExternal Window flashing requirements
16 February 2016
Hi MB Photos would help? Here are ISO views of Flashings for my timber or Aluminium windows https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities ... 2205285216 Check out Details 3D…
JoynzMy builder used the wrong bricks for a non-rendered wall
15 February 2016
They will have been laid 'overhand' - that means from the inside of the wall not the outside. When this happens usually the brickies demolish and rebuild. Not that…
Stewie DMachining tolerances of decking timber
12 February 2016
It will depend so much on where you are buying your decking from. Some will be spot on width all the way along a length of timber whereas the next place will have stock…
1960sModernistHomeJust found my concreter has no licence!
29 January 2016
Yeah precisely, I mean every contractor worth their salt will have adequate supplier credit arrangements for materials. I could understand maybe a small deposit to ensure…
goody59Plumbing standards for Hot Water unit installation
27 January 2016
Your installation is correct location but pipe must not be pushed into stormwater so you can see if you are loosing water from faulty relief valve (you would not want to…
insiderSlabs/Footings and landscaping - Who's responsible?
18 January 2016
They are required to not allow abnormal moisture conditions develop during construction and comply with the engineers drainage design. You need to read your engineers…
Stewie DTradies certify their own work - bad idea?
16 January 2016
AM, I was sure I saw a piece on one of the commercial networks not too long ago about how some financial planners were exploiting a loophole to allow them to practice…
StructuralBIMGuyCeiling Joists not dyna bolted?
10 January 2016
Quite often fixings such as dynabolts, straps, brackets are not delivered, missing, incorrectly used, misplaced etc,etc. 1. I cant see hanger straps? 2. Have the nail…
building-expertNew house frame issues
29 December 2015
Yes and it can be annoying when your light fittings rattle when someone walks upstairs I'd consider that extreme and requiring rectification ! Prevention is better…
StructuralBIMGuyCracked concrete new house - how long is warranty etc?
27 December 2015
Hi tompad Post up some photos and I'll take a look Generally structural cracking will need a structural engineers certificate to force a builder/contractor to act. Why…