Building Standards; Getting It Right!
purrfectionBuilder caught in breach of regs refusing to honour warranty
he looked at his iPad a lot. could've been playing Pokemon Go for all I know. 😆
JokerBrickwork and Mortar Issues (aka Masonry)
We had a fantastic brickie but still we purchased all morter, sand etc, ensured we got best chance of top job, in which I was extremely happy with final job. Sent from…
JokerWonderful news- a diabolical dispute settled!
In today's world, building is like playing Russian roulette,as most people will go to display villages to pick a home, then they will sign away happily thinking they have…
building-expertGuide to Standards and Tolerances is Bible"Book of Excuses"?
This is what I absolutely hate about Guide to Standards and Tolerances Australia's most professional builder is hiding behind the guide for entry door that is badly bowed…
Leonardo_23AS 4349.1-2007 Inspection of buildings -
I agree that PI insurance (not PII insurance) is a worthy insurance and was one of the few who had it. But in my opinion, placing a requirement on the policy that the…
bashworthstandard face bricks that run through roof
It's not unusual to use an ordinary brick where it can't be seen. If you go for a rendered finish you could find the builder has used up all the odd bricks left over from…
bashworthAdvice on pool concrete/potential retaining wall slippage
From the information you have provided it wouldn't be a major issue if the same thing happened to me. I would look to replace the retaining wall with a better constructed…
marblazeCharged storm water system
18 December 2016
http://www.ryde.nsw.gov.au/files/assets ... -guide.pdf see page 5 What you need is a cleanout pit. At the back of the charged pipe, connect it to a clean out pit. This…
insiderStatic fill test vs cutting hole through foundation to check
3 December 2016
Did the builder use a licensed plumber to do the static test ?
GaudiDrainage to protect foundation - engineering
5 November 2016
Bank, Yes, Negotiating this is so complex. Im disappointed that this new rule may not have the impact it was likely designed to. I have family about to start their build…
SaveH2OCorrect Roof Drainage Design Issues AS3500 vs HB35
29 September 2016
The Tornado rain head is manufactured in Australia by an Australian company. I also manufacture in Australia and I support other Australian companies who also…
StructuralBIMGuyFaulty mortar - Rake/Repoint or MortarMend/NawKaw?
29 September 2016
Hi Julia1301 You will need to get the mortar composition properly analysed Other things to consider, mortar strength, loads on wall,failure modes,durability Then a…
Stewie DHouse built on strip footing- advantages & disavantages?
28 September 2016
And cut & pasted by Calvin from here... http://houseunderconstruction.com/found ... house.html Stewie
SaveH2OGradient of underground stormwater pipes
23 September 2016
It is wrong and it is recognised as being wrong but plumbers are allowed to sign off on their own work. No one checks. As a measure of plumbing incompetence, approximately…
ECOECOGaps in bricks around Windows/doors new build.
15 September 2016
any news? How did it all go? The gap around the window to the frame should be 20mm. A&L make windows to brick opening sizes. You should not need infills.
StructuralBIMGuyDid they do our slab retaining properly?
8 September 2016
Hi Icebreaka Less than 500 buck$ that's laughable considering what they slugged you in the first instance The Engineer needs to inspect & certify what was done on the…