Building Standards; Getting It Right!
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
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…