Building Standards; Getting It Right!
AlthomLaundry tub pipe in wrong spot in slab?
3 January 2014
Good outcome. My builder looked at me like I was mad when I asked for certificates and an independent inspection. Seems there are some reasonable people in the trade after all.
NickyG1990Retaining Options - Sloping Block - Wall or Ramp?
21 November 2013
One very important thing to consider is water flow over these slopes. I'd go no steeper than 1:2 to avoid scouring however the type of grass if any can reduce this.
building-expertSub floor vents and articulation victoria what is the code.
6 November 2013
In my experience it is common for insurers to try and avoid paying on a claim but on closer scrutiny it's only a bluff hoping to roll you. If you need assistance you can PM
addisontGarage Entry - How much size difference is builder allowed
5 November 2013
AM - yes, it's 30mm, not 30cm. I'd have hit the roof if this was the case. Stewie D - good q, will have to go back and check out the photos. From memory they didn't cut…
cornellengineersStructural frame for cyclone-rated panel-lift roller doors
21 October 2013
Has anyone had any experience with the new requirements for strengthening the door frame for panel-lift roller doors in cyclone areas? Now that panel-lift doors in cyclone…
bashworthAdding fire rated cladding to existing gyprock wall NSW
7 October 2013
Not sure exactly what the situation is in Aus but in the UK the normal method of improving the fire rating is a 2nd layer of gyproc with overlapping sheets This used to…
ausdesignAlfresco concrete slab pooling water and has no fall
6 September 2013
bmccutch1New Home - Independant Building Inspector Central Coast NSW
26 August 2013
Hi How is your build going? Did you manage to find an independant inspector? We are on the central coast too and will be building a new home early next year and would…
LittleTommyConcrete footings for a small outdoor sauna foundation
20 August 2013
Thanks Stewie I'm also planning to put some crashed stones under the footings. Also, as the structure would weight just around 250kg I think if over time it goes a bit…
RocksInHeadbroken strap brace. What is best method to retrofit?
2 August 2013
Builder broke a wall strap brace when tightening up the brace. They put a new one on but only nailed the bottom of it to the side of the bottom plate with 5 or 6 clouts.…
ausdesignLand developer requirements handed over to council
15 July 2013
If there is a restrictive covenant it will be listed on the title.
JazzyJessOn raising Garage floor 1.2 Metres to comply with Council
14 July 2013
I'm pleased for you finding a solution but how…
33amcBathroom SUBfloor advice - Bearers directly on slab
13 July 2013
Firstly dont use unseasoned timber, so that rules out 100x75, 75 x 38 etc If you use unseasoned timber it can shrink up to 5mm, and thats something you dont want on any…
AdsFReg 415 Boundary Wall Heigh excedding the average of 3m
13 June 2013
Thanks grom40. I am from Victoria Melbourne. I have actually provided prof that it will not effect their natural light to any of their windows or living areas. The sun…