Building Standards; Getting It Right!
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…
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…
velcro4mm p/b wall cracks, replace or fill. Is there a standard?
5 April 2015
goody59Asutralian Standard for the Installation of Insulation
28 March 2015
Thanks, some good reading for information in there.
Merry-BRoof not built as designed, what do I do?
25 March 2015
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…
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…