Building Standards; Getting It Right!
TraceyWayneNSW Overlook Reg - Front Balcony
5 March 2015
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…
joeaGarage floor slab height compared to footpath
19 February 2015
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…
building-expertMost new homes have defective ceiling insulation
17 February 2015
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…
goody59Storm water sub soil drain size to comply with relevant regs
6 February 2015
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…
StructuralBIMGuyWho to Hire to Look After Your best Interest?
4 February 2015
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…
Stewie DDamaged plumbing stacks prior to slab pour
2 February 2015
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…
IndaliAnyone familiar with Vic Park WA R20 code?
23 January 2015
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…
Stewie DHelp:Need advice, Mortar Problems.. pics attatched
9 December 2014
Ha , fooled me too ! I didn't even look at the date of the original post. I was just responding to the posts by CK and MyH1L. Stewie
building-expertWhich drawings take priority - architectural or engineering?
7 December 2014
Builders designing for themselves are not required to employ qualified designers. This in theory means that builders can have clueless or a bunch of industry rejects…
CrazykOccupancy Certificate and Work As Expected
4 December 2014
Trayracer yes you need to complete the additional works within the timeframe or the OC will be revoked. I will be in the same situation whereby I need to have insulation…
shadowarriorNeed advice about retaining wall construction
4 December 2014
Thanks Matt. Does H at max fill point indicate height? Yeah I thought the adjoining lot was sold, but found out it wasn't. Would have been easier if we put up the…
CrazykGhastly windows, would you have them in your home?
24 November 2014
I'm not 100% sure but there might be something under consumer law that covers for unpleasant aesthetics like that which will be in sight view. I'm just thinking along…
Stewie DGovernment/Council rules for unit bedroom flooring
20 November 2014
It's against strata laws ( in NSW anyway but I'd imagine it would be very similar in QLD ) to have hard flooring if there is a unit below you. The only rooms you can do…