Building Standards; Getting It Right!
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…
jsm009Eaves plaster board and cornice board got wet with heavyrain
16 November 2015
There is nothing wrong with eaves linings getting wet
Big BearWindow above bath / waterproofing requirements
5 November 2015
You should try to hunt down a copy of "AS3740 - Waterproofing of Wet Areas". This is the Australian Standard that would tell you everything that you need to know.
zc12345New build - Private Building Insp recommendations - SYDNEY
3 November 2015
thanks Franky Could you please provide the name of the building inspector that you fire previously from Housespect? My idea is having a building inspector that is both…
rebuilder86Plasterboard ceiling for alfresco and porch?
30 September 2015
Exterior Ceilings Gyprock™ plasterboard is suitable for lining ceilings of carports, verandahs, alfresco dining areas, eaves or areas that are horizontal or incline…
wood bangEnclosed stage - money requested before it is 'enclosed'!
15 September 2015
Just don't pay, and tell them to finish. It's that simple