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Crazyk
Crazyk
28 April 2015

Urethane sealant in expansion joints mandatory?

Urethane sealant in expansion joints mandatory?

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…

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Crazyk
Apr 28, 2015 8:07 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
Crazyk
28 April 2015

Handover and final invoicing.

Handover and final invoicing.

If using the Std HIA building contract I draw your attention to the section " List of Defects and Final Payment". Basically, you are to give the builder a list of all…

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Crazyk
Apr 28, 2015 8:03 am
Crazyk
puglover
puglover
24 April 2015

Sisalation Repair

Sisalation Repair

if I were you I'd be booking a follow up inspection to validate the job has been rectified properly.

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puglover
Apr 24, 2015 9:22 pm
Avoca26
Avoca26
21 April 2015

Recommend a building inspector around Gold Coast/Brisbane

Recommend a building inspector around Gold Coast/Brisbane

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…

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Avoca26
Apr 21, 2015 10:30 pm
Avoca26
building-expert
building-expert
20 April 2015

brick wall footings

brick wall footings

Calling your engineer is good but you also have to alert your building surveyor As for the rest of it engineering plans must be followed or the works is defective, there…

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building-expert
Apr 20, 2015 12:11 pm
building-expert
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goody59
Apr 08, 2015 2:53 pm
goody59
Merry-B
Merry-B
7 April 2015

Bowed I-beam

Bowed I-beam
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Hey, Bowed this is really an issue. It would be best suggest to get a feedback on these from your property inspector. It may happen that your property inspector has…

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Merry-B
Apr 07, 2015 9:47 pm
Carter
Carter
1 April 2015

House wrapping mandatoy?

House wrapping mandatoy?

I useed the Lowe's brand on the Garage Majal, no problems. The most important thing you can do: properly seal around the window and door opening flashings with that 4"…

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Carter
Apr 01, 2015 7:48 pm
voogan
voogan
31 March 2015

Hot water overflow

Hot water overflow

Thanks BE Ok well my drawings state stormwater. I just thought because my Hydronic boiler had to go to sewer…

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voogan
Mar 31, 2015 10:28 am
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goody59
Mar 27, 2015 11:36 pm
goody59
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
27 March 2015

OSB / Particle floorboard polished in bedrooms

OSB / Particle floorboard polished in bedrooms

Hi all, im new to this forum but excited by the possibility of the information and advice on here ! We are building a new home and for a…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 27, 2015 9:35 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Merry-B
Merry-B
25 March 2015

Roof not built as designed, what do I do?

Roof not built as designed, what do I do?
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I would go with building expert's advice. Maybe a builder had executed building plan without your consent. Such Kind of mistake happens very often when you hire different…

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Merry-B
Mar 25, 2015 2:44 pm
EmeryBB
EmeryBB
15 March 2015

Foundation Concrete Exposed

Foundation Concrete Exposed

If the photo is anything to go by, it looks like your land is slopping towards your neighbour, is that correct? 1. Surely your neighbour will not fill up their land, why…

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EmeryBB
Mar 15, 2015 8:29 am
33amc
33amc
11 March 2015

Lintel top plate missing.

Lintel top plate missing.

Arbitraria... love it!... Arbitrarians all let us rejoice, for our Building Code is free. We've timber frames and steel lintels... some builders are…

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33amc
Mar 11, 2015 8:37 pm
TraceyWayne
TraceyWayne
5 March 2015

NSW Overlook Reg - Front Balcony

NSW Overlook Reg - Front Balcony

Have a look at this link http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Portals/ ... EMENTS.pdf Says that "a balcony, deck,terrace or veranda that faces the street is not included in…

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TraceyWayne
Mar 05, 2015 9:30 pm
TraceyWayne
bashworth
bashworth
3 March 2015

overlooking regulation

overlooking regulation

Generally it is considered there is no ‘Overlooking’ if the window is at least 1·7m above floor level. Overlooking also generally applies to habitable rooms which…

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bashworth
Mar 03, 2015 7:35 pm
bashworth
JustinInPerth
JustinInPerth
23 February 2015

Gaps in brick work

Gaps in brick work

Good work Alex - good to know they will do something about it.

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JustinInPerth
Feb 23, 2015 1:00 pm
JustinInPerth
joea
joea
19 February 2015

Garage floor slab height compared to footpath

Garage floor slab height compared to footpath

FL has been changed for the Portico to match the garage but we have decided to leave the remainder of the house levels the same. I've put up a post explaining today's…

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joea
Feb 19, 2015 2:44 pm
joea
Bluesuede
Bluesuede
18 February 2015

Inspection Basics

Inspection Basics
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I think we should get back on topic about inspections before we are pulled up by a mod. Anyone else has something to say about…

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Bluesuede
Feb 18, 2015 7:46 am
Bluesuede
Crazyk
Crazyk
17 February 2015

Temporary downpipes

Temporary downpipes

I do have photos so will keep on file. I'm in inner northern subs of melb.

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Crazyk
Feb 17, 2015 9:04 pm
Crazyk
building-expert
building-expert
17 February 2015

Most new homes have defective ceiling insulation

Most new homes have defective ceiling insulation
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Yes I see lot of older homes in pre purchase inspections and you never know what you will find. TI is a great tool also for looking at wall insulation I can scan a room…

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building-expert
Feb 17, 2015 4:40 pm
building-expert
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
16 February 2015

Calculating slab height using RLs

Calculating slab height using RLs
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Below is extract from NCC 2011 Volume Two Australian Building Codes…

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SaveH2O
Feb 16, 2015 6:08 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
14 February 2015

Stair riser - max height?

Stair riser - max height?
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Not at all. You also asked about…

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SaveH2O
Feb 14, 2015 4:03 pm
SaveH2O
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
10 February 2015

Spandek or Colourbond

Spandek or Colourbond

Products like Spandek can be used down to 2deg pitch and are often used on flat commercial roofs that typically have a parapet…

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Leksie5000
Feb 10, 2015 2:03 pm
goody59
goody59
6 February 2015

Storm water sub soil drain size to comply with relevant regs

Storm water sub soil drain size to comply with relevant regs

Thanks Bashworth, that is the information I was hoping to obtain, now I can see what gets specified on the engineering plans for drainage and make sure I get the SN4…

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goody59
Feb 06, 2015 7:20 am
goody59

Thank you Leonardo But thermal imaging is not just for detection of missing or defective insulation but also can pick up many other types of defects. In the photos below…

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building-expert
Feb 06, 2015 6:21 am
building-expert
Crazyk
Crazyk
4 February 2015

Slab freeboard

Slab freeboard

I'm guessing that the measurement is to protect from flood which leads me to think that it's from any surface.

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Crazyk
Feb 04, 2015 8:51 pm
Crazyk
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
4 February 2015

Who to Hire to Look After Your best Interest?

Who to Hire to Look After Your best Interest?

That is correct HIA and MBA contracts heavily favour the BUILDER. Goodluck if you intend to delay,frustrate or terminate the build. For you to stop work or terminate there…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 04, 2015 8:07 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Stewie D
Stewie D
2 February 2015

Damaged plumbing stacks prior to slab pour

Damaged plumbing stacks prior to slab pour

As SaveH2O says the pink primer should always be used. I've tried to separate a piece of pipe from a fitting in the past where both primer and glue were used and it is…

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Stewie D
Feb 02, 2015 8:44 am
goody59
goody59
1 February 2015

Download NCC for Free (through ABCB)

Download NCC for Free (through ABCB)

Up until now the National Construction Code has been a set of documents that have needed to be purchased. As of the 1st of February 2015,…

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goody59
Feb 01, 2015 8:28 pm
goody59
Crazyk
Crazyk
25 January 2015

Brick Mortar lining up

Brick Mortar lining up

Bricks will be finished end of next week so I suppose it will be soon after that. Does electrical rough in need to be done for lockup? If so then it will be the week…

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Crazyk
Jan 25, 2015 5:35 am
Crazyk
Liliana
Liliana
24 January 2015

R.L of slab

R.L of slab

Hi bpratt, No worries. I know that this is a really important issue and should be where it can assist the most people. Unfortunately the people who probably need it the…

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Liliana
Jan 24, 2015 11:32 am
33amc
33amc
24 January 2015

Garage retaining wall

Garage retaining wall
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Starter bars? What starter bars? You can't use them with double brick unless you core filled a cavity and made it…

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33amc
Jan 24, 2015 11:16 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
24 January 2015

Damp Proof Course Rectification

Damp Proof Course Rectification
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How did I miss that? Lol He's so active maybe it's overload of his posts

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Crazyk
Jan 24, 2015 5:54 am
Crazyk
Slab Heave Recipient
Slab Heave Recipient
23 January 2015

Slab hole filled with sand?

Slab hole filled with sand?

Hahhaa I took it literally, but I reckon you're on the ball 110%

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Slab Heave Recipient
Jan 23, 2015 6:58 pm
Indali
Indali
23 January 2015

Anyone familiar with Vic Park WA R20 code?

Anyone familiar with Vic Park WA R20 code?

Hi Alex, You can download the R codes and explanatory notes from here (about half way down): http://www.planning.wa.gov.au/637.asp They apply to all of WA, but your…

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Indali
Jan 23, 2015 11:41 am
insider
insider
21 January 2015

REASONS WHY ROOT BARRIERS FAIL

REASONS WHY ROOT BARRIERS FAIL

Hear are some common causes of root barrier failures 1. Top of the barrier is covered with soil allowing roots to grow over the top.The plastic part of the barrier must…

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insider
Jan 21, 2015 7:17 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
17 January 2015

Truss an Fascia

Truss an Fascia

@33amc yes I did read they have to pick the option too. I'm also no truss expert. I'm just going by what it says. It just shows carelessness in the industry when it…

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Crazyk
Jan 17, 2015 3:43 pm
Crazyk
Stewie D
Stewie D
7 January 2015

Perth Building standards

Perth Building standards
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One of my clients had a house designed similarly by an architect with concrete floors and in slab heating but a BV home in the central West of NSW where they have pretty…

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Stewie D
Jan 07, 2015 12:11 pm
Sunpower
Sunpower
5 January 2015

Notch depth

Notch depth

the code say normally it is a 1/3 of the depth. but in my opinion, this may inapproperiate in some case, which depend on the loading conditions, etc

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Sunpower
Jan 05, 2015 6:31 pm
chippy
chippy
2 January 2015

Are you building in a problem soil area?

Are you building in a problem soil area?
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Yes that is a good point and I was very interested in StructuralBIMGuy's input where in WA they are closely involved in…

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chippy
Jan 02, 2015 1:15 pm
chippy
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
1 January 2015

Crumbling Slab - concerned

Crumbling Slab - concerned

The exposed edge of the slab looks well compacted without any voids. The crumbling of the edge of the set down (which will be concealed when…

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Treeseachanger
Jan 01, 2015 9:30 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
31 December 2014

Are these tiles faulty ??

Are these tiles faulty ??

Oh call them out on that. Get the smaller grout width. Not only does it look better but less to get dirty. If it's in the contract hold them to it Also, it's fine for…

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Crazyk
Dec 31, 2014 11:22 am
Crazyk

Click on each photo then navigate to the "share links " box on the right. Click on the IMG box which will then say copied and paste that link into your thread here. It…

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Stewie D
Dec 28, 2014 9:51 am
mgilla
mgilla
27 December 2014

Gyprock advice please!

Gyprock advice please!

Do you have niche in the shower wall? Looks like the reason for the holes made by the hammer. How they make the hole has no bearing on the finished product contrary to the…

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mgilla
Dec 27, 2014 5:46 pm
tlblhayward
tlblhayward
23 December 2014

A Guide to Building a House... Properly!

A Guide to Building a House... Properly!

There a several excellent H1 threads that the Guide could also refer to. Some of the slab heave threads would be eye openers for many as would…

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tlblhayward
Dec 23, 2014 2:23 am
tlblhayward
tlblhayward
tlblhayward
18 December 2014

Site levels and drainage

Site levels and drainage

Brian... on your site you mention 75mm fall over 1m. The proposal given to us has 50mm fall over 1m. Would that…

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tlblhayward
Dec 18, 2014 10:10 pm
tlblhayward
Jimmy234
Jimmy234
16 December 2014

Steel Bearer/ Edge Joist to Support Post

Steel Bearer/ Edge Joist to Support Post

Thanks. Yeah. Be a bit more damage if the big ones rust out though :shock: :)

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Jimmy234
Dec 16, 2014 8:02 pm


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