Building Standards; Getting It Right!
building-expertIs your build the minimum standard?
25 September 2014
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…
Leonardo_23Plasterboard use outside and tile gaps with silicon
23 September 2014
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…
building-expertVariance in ceiling height - what would be within standards
22 September 2014
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…
Leonardo_23Melbourne: recommend building inspectors
20 September 2014
Hi Eve Dweller, You've surely got one by now, but structural engineers are not very familiar with some aspects of a building. They are trained on structure and…
Leonardo_23Asthetic appearance of brick piers under house
19 September 2014
Good advice SteveH, If that's all that's wrong with your house great. I suggest if you have a particleboard floor check the sub-floor ventilation - should be 6000 square…
Leonardo_23Building an enclosure/fence for a spa. Will this pass?
16 September 2014
It is a bit of a joke Dannymh, but people have died in all sorts of pools, and so all the rules. In Vic we have had a recent death which occurred when a pool was not…
mgillaPainting WHO IS RESPONSIBLE with after handover issues
15 September 2014
The builder has done the right thing by you in letting you use your own painter and save yourself some money. He also makes no margin on the painting. Maybe it's time to…
Leonardo_23Is this amount of building issues normal?
14 September 2014
Hi Kan (and emeryBB if you're still around), You have been given some good advice about emailing to confirm you phone call complaint from btherl. And I agree that most…
Leonardo_23How do I get my builder to fix his defective work?
13 September 2014
Hi All, How did it end? Did premier group fix it? We have been through a roller coaster ride with them in the last 4 months where they have increased prices steadily as…
Leksie5000Bearers and joists, slab custom or project
6 September 2014
Yes that's exactly what it is and why they won't do it. Whereas going the single/split on bearers and joists with the custom draft/build they can pop the floor on during…
StructuralBIMGuyWhich comes first... DA of Engineer?
14 August 2014
I cant comment on zobardis Plans and Build But I can comment on my sisters current renovations Sloping Block, 2 stories (Double brick,Concrete) + basement, 200m2…
CrazykGas & electricity meter
27 July 2014
This is interesting it only says 500mm http://www.sp-ausnet.com.au/CA257563000 ... -FINAL.pdf
suspctNeighbor overlooks my house, no privacy
11 July 2014
you could plant a clumping bamboo hedge they grow quite high, then strip the bottom as high as your fence like this has been done do doesnt really loose you back yard…
SheridanBenjaminNeighbour cut land - no retaining wall yet
6 July 2014
I know this thread is a bit old, our contract specifies that our retaining wall is to be "provided by owner after handover" so I don't think 1m retaining walls need to be…
EmyNDesign of retaining wall - civil engineer?
27 June 2014
Ummm from memory DEQ gave me the form I needed to get the council approval but I just passed that form on to my builder who submitted everything together for approval. So…
lukeleWhat is the standard Minimum load on external timber decking
21 June 2014
Thank you guys. I have got an idea now
Stewie DRods from adjoining room poking through plaster wall!
16 June 2014
Just so we are all on the same page, this is a brick wall and not timber isn't it ? Stewie
mazstar1980Depth of storm water drainage pipes
1 May 2014
Sorry - I assumed it was 80mm at first glance, I should measure it properly. I'm going to get plumber out to inspect it and fix it in case there are bigger issues I can't identify.
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