Building Standards; Getting It Right!
BronzeHexarKitchen Sink / Electric stove unit regulation distance ?
14 August 2016
Hello, I'm building a new kitchen and was wondering if anyone could advise if there is a minimum distance a kitchen sink can be from an electric stove. The electric stove…
SaveH2OWater pool around under construction house
5 August 2016
H1 is highly reactive soil and adherence to site drainage mandates is critical. There are a lot of threads on H1 about slab heave and other site drainage issues. Just…
Stewie DWaterproofing to wet areas - Minimum standards help
4 August 2016
Oh, I agree totally Howyagoin. That's the way we have always done it too regardless of the materials used for the walls and floor. I was just quoting what is in the…
building-expertHow does our builder fix this issue?
12 July 2016
Great outcome for you and it is as it should be. I come from a background of doing government contracts with architects in charge. If we made a mistake we got a defect…
MichaelEClause 5.3.3(b) of AS 2870 – 2011 (vapour barrier)
12 July 2016
Yeah I had a read of the code it is very vague on the requirements Lately the practice in Melbourne has been to wrap the vapour barrier the whole way around under the…
10 July 2016
Here is a link to Soil classification which shows why there are classifications like H and M http://anewhouse.com.au/2012/01/soil-classification/ Anythin the…
turbopsiExt wall cladding to brick subfloor junction?
3 July 2016
Hi all, I would appreciate technical details on options in regards to the following. 1. James Hardie Axon to brick subfloor junction. 2. Colorbond corrugated sheet…
bashworthWhat can I do if builder declines to fix the issue?
1 July 2016
It is always hard to give opinions on matters without seeing all the paperwork however you don't seem to be getting what you wanted so I would say it's worth the $500.
abrickspecialistStandards for brick perpends - worth taking any action
30 June 2016
What DW specification is the brick you selected? If it's DW1 a perp end dimensional tolerance is 10mm +/- 3mm If they are rated DW0 there is no perp end…
diydaveRetaining Wall Query - Exempt or Compying Devemopment?
24 June 2016
For anyone in NSW I recommend using this website to check the planning rules for Exempt Developments before you call anyone at your council. You plug in your address and…
diydaveRetaining wall - DA required for pine sleepers?
24 June 2016
Suggest you try this website to check the planning rules that actually apply to your house. It's easier than trying to interpret the full DA regulations. You plug in your…
abrickspecialistMortar should be flush not ironed
23 June 2016
You can't re-point a rolled/ironed joint without it falling out down the track. A rolled/ironed joint gives much better protection from salt absorption than a flush…
StructuralBIMGuyhow can you tell if builders used acrylic render vs cement r
11 June 2016
That's not everyone's experience Here viewtopic.php?f=1&t=83629
gcamboWe have noticed that the nails used in the frames are Brigh
9 June 2016
The nails used on brackets to connect the roof truss to the top of the frames. As it turns out all the frames were supposed to be nailed with gal nails as well. Then as of…
building-expertGuide to standards and tolerances is for dummies.
1 June 2016
Latest communication from VBA "Practitioners are reminded that the Guide to Standards and Tolerances is not an alternative to the design standards…
deejay08Building with Coral Homes: concerns about the tie down rods
28 May 2016
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…