Building Standards; Getting It Right!
Stewie DSealing the gap between slab and path around the house
13 September 2015
1 As far as I'm aware it doesn't have to be sealed. The flexible joint as you know is to separate the main house slab from movement from any other like paths and garage…
1960sModernistHomeMin. Ceiling Height tolerance with floor coverings
24 August 2015
Well in the end we decided to go with a high end bamboo floating floor. It was half the price of solid hardwood on plywood substrate, and got around our height concerns.
AJWHow does the main water supply enter new house?
19 August 2015
They run water in through a pipe, used to be copper but mostly plastic now. These days they also generally run must internal water pipes through the slab too and come up…
dragonosSlab edge water proofing
12 August 2015
wood bangSeeking Project Manager - review Builder's & Sub C's work.
4 August 2015
You need to appoint a superintendent I'm in NSW, but my colleagues at Jims Building Inspections can assist.
StructuralBIMGuyAnother weep hole question, required with double brick in WA
30 July 2015
Quite often they don't put weep around porches (Ie covered areas) & the non weathered side, if they wait 10 years or so they'll see where they should have put them.
JnMSill flashings under windows during bricklaying
24 July 2015
In a scenario the builder provides an Alternate Solution, how can we tell if its "approved". Following that if the independent building inspector goes through the…
LilianaPooling of water around a H1 class slab.
17 July 2015
Hi Slab Heave recipient, You don't need to take a leaf out of my book or anyone else's. You have a perfect right to express the distress you feel at your situation. I…
Beazley77New thread! When does your Building Inspector come out
8 July 2015
We just had ours go through on his own prior to PCI. Then we read report and discussed it through with him and sent to builder and now we have PCI.
Lfi-solWho to contact first - Engineer, Architect, Builder??
21 June 2015
Usually a builder first, he will often direct you to his trusted draftsman and engineers
building-expertSharp Dents from underneath in a flat roof - future corosion
17 June 2015
It looks they run out of countersunk clip screws and just used raised head screws. Raised dent interferes with water flow and both roof sheet and clip screws should be replaced.
tlblhaywardReport into Consumer Protection in Building Industry
5 June 2015
I read as far as P26, and straight away I see if you engage someone to do building work between the value of $5000 - $16,000 then "the Consumer is…
sofia14Builder saying 20mm perpends acceptable....
25 May 2015
Got your message on the other thread. Good luck. Wish you have a good outcome! I feel like consumers always lose in this case. I have read a lot of similar stories as…
Stewie DBuilding CLOSE to Zone of Influence (not over)
23 May 2015
You seem to have all bases covered. A lot of people go into building a new house with their eyes wide open ( or is that firmly shut ) and run into strife. The more…
Stewie DElectric cable standard - 2.5 mm2 twin & earth cable enough?
20 May 2015
Thanks guys. Yeah it is a 15amp GPO. I knew that bloke Ohm would have his hand in there somewhere with some magickery. Stewie
mightymoRetaining Wall and fence on boundary - CDC or DA ?
19 May 2015
Having just built in the Hills Shire my understanding is that you can only do a retaining wall under CDC if it is <600mm tall and it has to be at…
33amcAttaching Stone Cladding to Rendered Brick Wall
16 May 2015
Ideally the render should be removed. Stack stone or tiles in general are pretty heavy and can actually pull the render off. It might last a while, but you won't find an…
1960sModernistHomeNeed help! Where do I stand? Electricity meter on wrong side
16 May 2015
The builder has to build what's on the contract documents, full stop. The only potential problem that I can see is that AS3000 Wiring Rules requires 600mm clearance…
tlblhaywardvertical brickwork motar requirement
7 May 2015
If you are building in Victoria, check this out... http://www.vba.vic.gov.au/media/latest- ... ances-2015
CrazykUrethane sealant in expansion joints mandatory?
28 April 2015
Often they will put a foam backing rod into the AJ. That way when they fill with flexible sealant it they don't waste too much and squirt the full brick width. It is there…
Avoca26Recommend a building inspector around Gold Coast/Brisbane
21 April 2015
Hi shadowarrior, Just wondering if you had any luck with a Building inspector for your place? seems like the things you wanted to get checked out are on my list of things…