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bashworth
bashworth
24 September 2012

what is a habitable room? and what is required for building

what is a habitable room? and what is required for building

Habitable rooms need 2.4m ceilings. Not all rooms in house are considered habitable, for instance a kitchen isn't considered habitable. Perhaps you could have it built…

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bashworth
Sep 24, 2012 9:11 am
bashworth
travelbug
travelbug
24 September 2012

Granny flat under main roof

Granny flat under main roof

Has anyone sectioned off part of a house to make a granny flat? What is the process in making it legal? I know we need a firewall but can't get exact answers as to the…

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travelbug
Sep 24, 2012 5:17 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
24 September 2012

Parapet walls and guttering / flashing

Parapet walls and guttering / flashing

Agree with Stewie. Box gutters are required to be designed for a 1:100 ARI as opposed to a 1:20 ARI for eaves gutters and yet many do not even cope with a 1:20 ARI.…

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SaveH2O
Sep 24, 2012 6:09 pm
SaveH2O
EmeryBB
EmeryBB
26 September 2012

powder room ventilation issue?

powder room ventilation issue?

I think it would come under the BCA for utility rooms ( bathrooms, sanitary compartments etc ) and I quote... 3.8.5.0 Performance Requirement…

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EmeryBB
Sep 26, 2012 1:32 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
6 October 2012

Cancel Section 32

Cancel Section 32

I'd have a quick chat to your solicitor as to where you stand. Stewie

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Stewie D
Oct 06, 2012 7:11 am
builda
builda
6 October 2012

Insulated Panels with Plasterboard Facing

Insulated Panels with Plasterboard Facing

Further to my earlier post regarding Paneco in Qld, I like the Paneco system however I feel they have a lot to learn on the panelisation of a building as…

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builda
Oct 06, 2012 11:30 am
builda
chripark69
chripark69
15 October 2012

Best way for carpenter to get builder's licence?

Best way for carpenter to get builder's licence?

Upsets me somewhat as well I did 4 years at uni for my degree and then over 20 years combined experience and you can now get registered really quick. Hate to see what is…

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chripark69
Oct 15, 2012 10:29 am
chripark69
kid81
kid81
17 October 2012

Distance between stove and pantry.

Distance between stove and pantry.

just continue your splashback along side of the pantry

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kid81
Oct 17, 2012 10:44 am
Belial
Belial
19 October 2012

Shadowing of Neighbour's yard

Shadowing of Neighbour's yard

Good to hear you got a reasonable outcome.

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Belial
Oct 19, 2012 11:38 am
Belial
belandchris
belandchris
25 October 2012

Flooring at different levels

Flooring at different levels

Hi again - well we have had some success (although none of it has happened yet so can't comment on the actual finished product!) We have been speaking with the builder,…

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belandchris
Oct 25, 2012 6:59 pm
Casa2
Casa2
27 October 2012

Neighbours bali hut very close

Neighbours bali hut very close

Also, it is illegal for any water from a neighbours property to enter your property. You just have to inform the Council and they will jump on the neighbour.

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Casa2
Oct 27, 2012 7:28 am
bdd
bdd
27 October 2012

Ceiling Insulation requirements in NSW

Ceiling Insulation requirements in NSW

Thanks for your response. The foil backed blanket is already in and is not a point of contention. The "ceiling: 1.45 (up)" seems to indicate additional ceiling insulation…

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bdd
Oct 27, 2012 7:46 am
soakedblonde
soakedblonde
28 October 2012

Leach Drains

Leach Drains

I think that the $9012 is actually a good price through the builder considering it would include their markup. The cost for our builder for the septic system is $11,986…

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soakedblonde
Oct 28, 2012 12:19 pm
soakedblonde
Stewie D
Stewie D
29 October 2012

NSW CDC rules on floor-space size vs outbuilding size

NSW CDC rules on floor-space size vs outbuilding size

That sounds correct. If that is an issue in the design why don't you do the DA through your council or are their floor space ratios and/or hard surface areas worse ? Stewie

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Stewie D
Oct 29, 2012 8:10 am
building-expert
building-expert
30 October 2012

No Occupancy Certificate !!BCA requirement for weep holes

No Occupancy Certificate !!BCA requirement for weep holes

Hi bijali Your building surveyor is right, here are the requirements: (c) The height of a DPC, or flashing serving as a DPC, (see Figure 3.3.4.1), must be not less…

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building-expert
Oct 30, 2012 5:18 am
building-expert
RocksInHead
RocksInHead
15 November 2012

Steel Beam Concerns

Steel Beam Concerns

I would ask the builder for the latest copy of the structural engineering to see if that design is what the engineer approved. I can see why it has been done at the garage…

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RocksInHead
Nov 15, 2012 8:30 am
Robbie1950
Robbie1950
16 November 2012

framing question and now plaster/skirting question

framing question and now plaster/skirting question

As someone stated before, those noggings are fine. Im not following what your saying about the 'bows' in your walls? are you refering to the bottom plates bowing a little?

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Robbie1950
Nov 16, 2012 12:22 pm
slepax
slepax
19 November 2012

Soakwells in old houses

Soakwells in old houses

Hello all, About 3 years ago we bought an established house, built early 70's so I would probably say around 40 years old. The house is in Perth and being the question is…

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slepax
Nov 19, 2012 1:31 am
boosho
boosho
23 November 2012

owner builder warranty and inspections etc

owner builder warranty and inspections etc

Well usually the occupany inspection is all about the building code and services, they dont normally worry about worksmanship or quality (not that you would have bad…

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boosho
Nov 23, 2012 1:10 pm
boosho
ECOECO
ECOECO
24 November 2012

Corner Window to Facade - Dispensation

Corner Window to Facade - Dispensation

Me neither, maybe your local council is…

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ECOECO
Nov 24, 2012 7:52 am
ECOECO
installation inspector
installation inspector
24 November 2012

Builder's Warranty claim?

Builder's Warranty claim?

I had a look at the rest of the photos I took and it is near the main bathroom, but I reckon it would take alot of water to get that far and to cause such damage.

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installation inspector
Nov 24, 2012 8:37 pm
installation inspector
cyob
cyob
2 December 2012

Question about garage and house floor level

Question about garage and house floor level

I would always go for the garage floor below house floor level. Don't think that drains will take all the water from your house in a severe…

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cyob
Dec 02, 2012 1:30 pm
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kassan1973
Dec 04, 2012 9:12 pm
iBA
iBA
24 December 2012

bayside Building Surveyor wanted

bayside Building Surveyor wanted

For anyone who is interested, I ended up using KZBbuilding surveyor. He is based in 475 Main St Mordialloc‎ VIC. He charged much less than the other surveyor, provided…

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iBA
Dec 24, 2012 9:54 am
wildman22
wildman22
3 January 2013

Recommendations for Bendigo building surveyors

Recommendations for Bendigo building surveyors

Hi, Can anyone provide me with recommendations for building surveyors in Bendigo? I am going to be owner building a Harkaway Homes kit on 40 acres of open farmland, no…

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wildman22
Jan 03, 2013 11:46 am
lenarufus
lenarufus
25 January 2013

washing machine and tub

washing machine and tub

Hi - I read this in another forum : "Under the Building Code of Australia, Australian houses have to have room for a washing machine and a laundry sink next to it" I've…

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lenarufus
Jan 25, 2013 2:01 pm
fenfen1
fenfen1
28 January 2013

Render & tiling defects in owner builders inspection report

Render & tiling defects in owner builders inspection report
1, 2

i also have a friend with the same issue, and its ok have a budget for repairing those things,

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fenfen1
Jan 28, 2013 5:57 pm
Trees
Trees
17 February 2013

Corrosion Protection

Corrosion Protection

Thanks true it may but that is not my issue entirely just the fact that whether we really need it. Why weren't we told earlier when plenty of houses are being built in the…

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Trees
Feb 17, 2013 12:09 pm
Johnson
Johnson
19 February 2013

Fire rated external vents -- ambiguous?

Fire rated external vents -- ambiguous?

Hi all, I've got a few fans that need venting to the outside of the house, which will need vents on the external walls. The house is BAL29…

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Johnson
Feb 19, 2013 4:34 pm
Johnson
leighton
leighton
22 February 2013

Bushfire assesment, gutter guards?

Bushfire assesment, gutter guards?

Not required but if you do install one must use metal mesh, I believe. Only worth doing if you get the best system. cheers

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leighton
Feb 22, 2013 6:38 am
leighton
offshore
offshore
24 February 2013

Can 20cm be a deal breaker?

Can 20cm be a deal breaker?

There may or may not be an easement for the balcony. Discuss with your solicitor before you commit.

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offshore
Feb 24, 2013 12:30 pm
leighton
leighton
27 February 2013

Sarking - should it go all the way to the top?

Sarking - should it go all the way to the top?

This question, like a lot of others, brings questions rather than answers. The issue is that amendments to the Australian Standards produce different results over time.…

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leighton
Feb 27, 2013 3:13 am
leighton
tezzab
tezzab
27 February 2013

independent surveyor

independent surveyor

Thanks for the clarification b-e re councils using outsourced inspectors. Now to find a Quality Control expert, at reasonable rates. Most of his/her time will be…

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tezzab
Feb 27, 2013 4:24 pm
tezzab
building-expert
building-expert
12 March 2013

Bought owner built house flooding underneath parquetry

Bought owner built house flooding underneath parquetry

Did you get a pre purchase inspection before you bought the house? If so why has this not been picked up?

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building-expert
Mar 12, 2013 6:39 am
building-expert

We have a Bonaire central gas heating unit in our ceiling space. It had a plastic pipe that went through the tiles and was capped on top. It looks a lot like a stink…

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wokwon
Mar 22, 2013 10:28 am
Agape
Agape
22 March 2013

Dumb Question ... Standards of Workmanship

Dumb Question ... Standards of Workmanship

Thank you so much for your response Adam ... And thanks for the reassurance about 'dumb questions' :D

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Agape
Mar 22, 2013 7:05 pm
IronBark
IronBark
29 March 2013

What does site classification mean?

What does site classification mean?

Hi, I need your assistance and opinions on Slab Construction. My builder has indicated that my slab needs to be a H2 class slab for which I had to pay additional. This…

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IronBark
Mar 29, 2013 10:10 pm
IronBark
phippsy77
phippsy77
4 April 2013

Connection of services beyond the 7metres

Connection of services beyond the 7metres

Can't help with costs, but we were about the same distance, maybe slightly less , we queired the builder when we going through all the paperwork, cost, extra costs etc and…

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phippsy77
Apr 04, 2013 12:29 pm
Sonny
Sonny
10 April 2013

Builder wanted!

Builder wanted!

Thanks I've made a deal.

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Sonny
Apr 10, 2013 12:41 pm
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bradster181
Apr 14, 2013 1:08 pm
bradster181
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Daveoz
Apr 16, 2013 2:04 am
thebigo
thebigo
19 April 2013

HELP NEEDED - Balcony gaps to the balustrade

HELP NEEDED - Balcony gaps to the balustrade

Thanks Ed. I've notified the building conveyor, building commission and local council just so that my concerns are documented. It's now up to the developer and builder to…

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thebigo
Apr 19, 2013 6:12 pm
Liliana
Liliana
22 April 2013

Changes to standards governing step downs

Changes to standards governing step downs

Thanks Ausdesign. That does answer my question. That's grand.

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Liliana
Apr 22, 2013 3:34 pm
budgnbear
budgnbear
23 April 2013

electrical standard for pool wiring

electrical standard for pool wiring

Thanks PAB, the builder is insisting 2.5mm 20amp is fine but sparky isn't keen. Grrr.

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budgnbear
Apr 23, 2013 1:54 pm
Chippy 74
Chippy 74
28 April 2013

Determining if a Ridgeboard needs strutting

Determining if a Ridgeboard needs strutting

I know it's been a while but thanks for the replies to the question.

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Chippy 74
Apr 28, 2013 12:18 pm
Robbie1950
Robbie1950
1 May 2013

neighbour gutter on my property

neighbour gutter on my property

That just looks ridiculous! Best thing for you is to pay for a site survey and see exactly who has built out of there building envelope!

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Robbie1950
May 01, 2013 9:59 pm
iendouglas
iendouglas
2 May 2013

Help! Appreciate any advice

Help! Appreciate any advice

Thank you for the help. Do I also need to contact Strata Manager since our structural insurance is paid together with body corporation fee.

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iendouglas
May 02, 2013 11:31 am
JB1
JB1
3 May 2013

Sarking

Sarking

Regardless of whether its mandatory, it's a good idea.

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JB1
May 03, 2013 10:23 pm
Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
29 May 2013

Downlights and Fan directly over shower // AS3000

Downlights and Fan directly over shower // AS3000

After getting no replies here I tried another forum (Whirlpool) and received the following responses. As usual, the Internet being what it is, use these answers as…

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Pepsi_Drinker
May 29, 2013 10:11 am
Pepsi_Drinker


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