Home
Pros
Forum
  • About
  • Join Community
  • Contact
Reply
WatchingStarredHistory
InboxSent
MembersPros
#Unanswered     #Active

Forum
Building Standards; Getting It Right!
Topics
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post
Crazyk
Crazyk
24 January 2015

Damp Proof Course Rectification

Damp Proof Course Rectification
1, 2

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

32
2633
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%

8
775
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…

3
455
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…

0
428
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…

12
662
Crazyk
Jan 17, 2015 3:43 pm
Crazyk
Stewie D
Stewie D
7 January 2015

Perth Building standards

Perth Building standards
1, 2

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…

33
2211
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

1
613
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?
1, 2, 3, 4

Yes that is a good point and I was very interested in StructuralBIMGuy's input where in WA they are closely involved in…

78
4845
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…

6
801
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…

10
1240
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…

1
491
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…

4
613
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…

5
918
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…

9
1548
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: :)

4
630
Jimmy234
Dec 16, 2014 8:02 pm
RedHotMike
RedHotMike
13 December 2014

AC Truss design

AC Truss design

The only way to use your roof for storage without risking overloading the trusses is to install floor bearers/joints supported off the walls.…

18
1221
RedHotMike
Dec 13, 2014 9:43 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
9 December 2014

Living to Laundy/Bathroom floor height

Living to Laundy/Bathroom floor height

If you don't know about something there is no such thing as a dumb question CK. On the other hand I have seen lots of dumb answers ! Stewie

6
817
Stewie D
Dec 09, 2014 1:18 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
9 December 2014

Help:Need advice, Mortar Problems.. pics attatched

Help:Need advice, Mortar Problems.. pics attatched

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

17
1554
Stewie D
Dec 09, 2014 8:49 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
8 December 2014

Frame overhang

Frame overhang
1, 2

Update my builder dynabolted a treated pine timber under the frame. All good now. To me it looks like they put the timber formwork out by 1 plank thickness

35
2837
Crazyk
Dec 08, 2014 7:30 pm
Crazyk
building-expert
building-expert
7 December 2014

Which drawings take priority - architectural or engineering?

Which drawings take priority - architectural or engineering?

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…

18
1741
building-expert
Dec 07, 2014 5:51 pm
building-expert
RedHotMike
RedHotMike
7 December 2014

Ceiling Heights

Ceiling Heights

We paid for extra ceiling height for our ground floor on our new build (standard was 2550 we purchased 2700), this cost us approximately…

4
683
RedHotMike
Dec 07, 2014 4:17 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
6 December 2014

Vandalism is not dead! Long live vandalism!

Vandalism is not dead! Long live vandalism!
1, 2

Worst way to approach a build. "Close your eyes and hope for the best". The problem with your statement is that what you dont know CAN hurt.…

23
1954
Crazyk
Dec 06, 2014 10:24 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
Crazyk
4 December 2014

Occupancy Certificate and Work As Expected

Occupancy Certificate and Work As Expected

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…

1
492
Crazyk
Dec 04, 2014 7:45 pm
Crazyk
MezariOz
MezariOz
4 December 2014

Brickwork - Mortar - Poor quality?

Brickwork - Mortar - Poor quality?

SIgh yes in hind sight I should have done that... Heh, any chance I can amend the contract to add this clause after the fact? Another thing going down as lesson learnt.

10
1114
MezariOz
Dec 04, 2014 11:44 am
shadowarrior
shadowarrior
4 December 2014

Need advice about retaining wall construction

Need advice about retaining wall construction

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…

2
410
shadowarrior
Dec 04, 2014 10:36 am
6
1029
SaveH2O
Nov 25, 2014 9:05 am
SaveH2O
Crazyk
Crazyk
25 November 2014

Gyprocking square set gap to floor 40mm

Gyprocking square set gap to floor 40mm

Thanks mgilla I have no idea what is complete and what's not.

9
769
Crazyk
Nov 25, 2014 5:16 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
Crazyk
24 November 2014

Ghastly windows, would you have them in your home?

Ghastly windows, would you have them in your home?

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…

9
847
Crazyk
Nov 24, 2014 6:39 pm
Crazyk
fzxbeetle
fzxbeetle
21 November 2014

Damp proof course

Damp proof course
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Yes,you are right. Need to be expert now, such a shame that they can just get away with this, just because no one actually check their work. Need some punishment ::angry::

95
7715
fzxbeetle
Nov 21, 2014 8:24 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
20 November 2014

Government/Council rules for unit bedroom flooring

Government/Council rules for unit bedroom flooring

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…

1
439
Stewie D
Nov 20, 2014 5:48 pm
trayracer
trayracer
18 November 2014

Standards around decking blocking weepholes

Standards around decking blocking weepholes

I was told to leave at least a 20mm gap between the house and the deck to allow for termite inspection, at least, that's how I'll be building my deck. Instead of using a…

2
631
trayracer
Nov 18, 2014 10:37 pm
mgilla
mgilla
13 November 2014

Ceiling gap

Ceiling gap

Not really a slog Jonoo, the extra cost is well and truly justified.

5
902
mgilla
Nov 13, 2014 5:52 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
31 October 2014

Building Warranty Insurance pathetic?

Building Warranty Insurance pathetic?

Hi Liliana and SaveH2O, Relevant authorities indeed! I was shocked at the increase in VCAT authority in the recent proposed changes to warranty insurance and general…

16
1387
Leonardo_23
Oct 31, 2014 1:28 pm
SaimaQ
SaimaQ
23 October 2014

Fixing a bad brick job - Is render the only answer?

Fixing a bad brick job - Is render the only answer?

Generally I have noticed the cracks appear in render sometimes and also the rain marks often look very dirty. I have been told to you may need a wash every 3-4yrs. But we…

14
5188
SaimaQ
Oct 23, 2014 3:04 pm
aguan28
aguan28
20 October 2014

Some Joists, frame issues and a puddle in the concrete

Some Joists, frame issues and a puddle in the concrete

Secondly, there are some short joists(not sure how to call them) in between floors. One side of the room has a full…

4
773
aguan28
Oct 20, 2014 8:58 pm
Dale80
Dale80
20 October 2014

A better alternative to risk assessment paperwork?

A better alternative to risk assessment paperwork?

I swear that it is taking longer and longer everytime I fill out the risk assessment/jsa/swms paperwork. I've heard around site that there are now phone apps that make…

0
349
Dale80
Oct 20, 2014 4:48 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
20 October 2014

High rise property creaking sounds

High rise property creaking sounds

Hi biba8169, I very much doubt that there is a structural fault of any importance with a multi-storey apartment block, but you never know. I suggest you ask those who…

1
616
Leonardo_23
Oct 19, 2014 11:37 pm
trayracer
trayracer
7 October 2014

Structural timber orientation for deck

Structural timber orientation for deck

Thanks for the responses. I think I'll just have two decks: one on concrete and one freestanding one. I was going to have separate bearers anyway, rather than attaching a…

3
612
trayracer
Oct 07, 2014 8:30 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
6 October 2014

Contour Survey Variations

Contour Survey Variations

In essence it looks like the want to use the slab perimeter edge beams as the retaining wall. Retaining walls are often expensive in themselves. Ask them what options…

3
536
Crazyk
Oct 06, 2014 9:38 pm
Crazyk
justlearning
justlearning
4 October 2014

Structural Support for Corner Window

Structural Support for Corner Window

Thanks for the feedback. We had a meeting with the site supervisor yesterday. Updates about the construction questions have been posted on my build thread here…

5
928
justlearning
Oct 04, 2014 9:46 am
justlearning
enaj80
enaj80
3 October 2014

Can you use liquid limestone to construct a wall in a house

Can you use liquid limestone to construct a wall in a house

http://kezandgonzo.blogspot.com.au/ did you go ahead? In my blog above there are photos of our rammed earth home using crushed limestone

2
1343
enaj80
Oct 03, 2014 7:23 pm
Rache
Rache
29 September 2014

Exterior colours

Exterior colours

I know what you mean. You've got time with choosing your interior wall colours haven't you? Could you wait til you get cabinets etc in and see how it all looks?. I was…

12
1232
Rache
Sep 29, 2014 10:08 pm
Rache
building-expert
building-expert
25 September 2014

Is your build the minimum standard?

Is your build the minimum standard?
1, 2, 3

Hi B_E, I've noticed that in quite a few of your posts you bag 'The Guide to Standards and Tolerances' by the ex-Building Commission. And I take it…

40
4265
building-expert
Sep 25, 2014 11:02 pm
building-expert
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
25 September 2014

Bath tub fill rates

Bath tub fill rates

I was alerted to this post, you should post these types of threads in "Building Standards; Getting It Right". It also makes it a lot easier for others who later search for…

2
536
SaveH2O
Sep 25, 2014 5:39 pm
SaveH2O
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
23 September 2014

Plasterboard use outside and tile gaps with silicon

Plasterboard use outside and tile gaps with silicon

Hi cookie_monster, Even wet area plasterboard has problems in Porches and possibly garages also at the joints. The paint system must seal the joints adequately for…

3
1355
Leonardo_23
Sep 23, 2014 9:57 pm
building-expert
building-expert
22 September 2014

Mouldy timber frame

Mouldy timber frame

From what you described your timber has not been wet for long enough to be affected by rot so there will not be structural issues. Mould spores are everywhere and they…

4
1764
building-expert
Sep 22, 2014 11:57 pm
building-expert
building-expert
building-expert
22 September 2014

Variance in ceiling height - what would be within standards

Variance in ceiling height - what would be within standards

Every builder is entitled to reasonable tolerances. What is reasonable is always a question of fact. For example, you would expect premium build to have finer tolerances…

2
553
building-expert
Sep 22, 2014 9:44 am
building-expert
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
20 September 2014

Silt pit advice

Silt pit advice

You appear to be referring to…

2
2668
SaveH2O
Sep 20, 2014 11:17 am
SaveH2O


Building ForumBuilding, Renovation & MaintenanceBuilding Standards; Getting It Right!
Australia's largest home building and
renovation community
Homeone
About

Terms
Privacy

Follow homeone on FacebookFollow homeone on TwitterFollow homeone on Google+
All comments made express the views and opinions of the author and not the Administrators, Support nor Homeone Australia & New Zealand
© Homeone Australia & New Zealand All Rights Reserved ‎2001 - 2017