Building Standards; Getting It Right!
Faulty mortar - Rake/Repoint or MortarMend/NawKaw?
Hi Julia1301 You will need to get the mortar composition properly analysed Other things to consider, mortar strength, loads on wall,failure modes,durability Then a…
House built on strip footing- advantages & disavantages?
And cut & pasted by Calvin from here... http://houseunderconstruction.com/found ... house.html Stewie
Gradient of underground stormwater pipes
It is wrong and it is recognised as being wrong but plumbers are allowed to sign off on their own work. No one checks. As a measure of plumbing incompetence, approximately…
Did they do our slab retaining properly?
Hi Icebreaka Less than 500 buck$ that's laughable considering what they slugged you in the first instance The Engineer needs to inspect & certify what was done on the…
vertical or horizontal core bricks internal?
And you are a broker Salesman Right? As an Engineer and Bricklayer That does structural repairs I would disagree What about bending in walls.. which brick is…
Whats the standard for placement of a solar hot water system
I got solar water mate but it's not on the roof it just stands like a normal hot water tank
Kitchen Sink / Electric stove unit regulation distance ?
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…
Waterproofing to wet areas - Minimum standards help
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…
How does our builder fix this issue?
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…
Clause 5.3.3(b) of AS 2870 – 2011 (vapour barrier)
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…
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…
What can I do if builder declines to fix the issue?
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.
Standards for brick perpends - worth taking any action
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…
Retaining Wall Query - Exempt or Compying Devemopment?
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…
Retaining wall - DA required for pine sleepers?
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…