Building Standards; Getting It Right!
Attaching kids swing to side of house - is this ok?
It's hard to make a comment without a lot more information but . . . .If I was doing this I would be fixing a substantial vertical timber against the column from just over…
WARNING: Flexible stainless steel braided hoses
It is sometimes surprising to see what has been recalled. https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls?source=recalls https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall ... flood-stop
Device for checking power, data, tv and phone points
No we don't check electrical, and in any case electrical is excluded from the reporting standard of AS 4349.1 I was merely saying that in my experience incidence of…
Building Quality Standards / Tolerances
NSW Fair Trading is apparently working on their own version of the standards and tolerances guide. In the meantime as Bashworth notes the Victorian version is generally…
Signed contracts expecting a raft slab, now I'm being told i
Hi everyone, I'm sorry to have disappeared without answers, tapatalk kindly was hiding all your replies until it decided to play nicely. I had actually wondered about a…
Weatherproofing to class 10 buildings (NCC P2.2.2)
none of these actually ansered the question. I have since gotten a response from the VBA. 2.2.2b is still relevant for class 10 buildings, they are not exempt as the…
Waffle slab is just one sort of raft slab. here is a link that explains about a Waffle Pod Slab https://anewhouse.com.au/2012/09/waffle-pod-raft-slab/ you will also find a…
Builder caught in breach of regs refusing to honour warranty
he looked at his iPad a lot. could've been playing Pokemon Go for all I know. 😆
Brickwork and Mortar Issues (aka Masonry)
We had a fantastic brickie but still we purchased all morter, sand etc, ensured we got best chance of top job, in which I was extremely happy with final job. Sent from…
Wonderful news- a diabolical dispute settled!
In today's world, building is like playing Russian roulette,as most people will go to display villages to pick a home, then they will sign away happily thinking they have…
Guide to Standards and Tolerances is Bible"Book of Excuses"?
This is what I absolutely hate about Guide to Standards and Tolerances Australia's most professional builder is hiding behind the guide for entry door that is badly bowed…
standard face bricks that run through roof
It's not unusual to use an ordinary brick where it can't be seen. If you go for a rendered finish you could find the builder has used up all the odd bricks left over from…
Advice on pool concrete/potential retaining wall slippage
From the information you have provided it wouldn't be a major issue if the same thing happened to me. I would look to replace the retaining wall with a better constructed…
Charged storm water system
http://www.ryde.nsw.gov.au/files/assets ... -guide.pdf see page 5 What you need is a cleanout pit. At the back of the charged pipe, connect it to a clean out pit. This…
Static fill test vs cutting hole through foundation to check
Did the builder use a licensed plumber to do the static test ?
Drainage to protect foundation - engineering
Bank, Yes, Negotiating this is so complex. Im disappointed that this new rule may not have the impact it was likely designed to. I have family about to start their build…
Correct Roof Drainage Design Issues AS3500 vs HB35
The Tornado rain head is manufactured in Australia by an Australian company. I also manufacture in Australia and I support other Australian companies who also…