Building Standards; Getting It Right!
CazMazConcrete- dry time before tiling/ laminate/ timber
16 June 2018
Thank you for that! We are also a little worried because it was slab over slab (about 300mm of slab over existing slab). Our builder didn't put waterproofing over before…
StructuralBIMGuyBiocycle underground dispersion area always damp.
1 June 2018
@HardTaget I guess you were a soft Target for the Builder & Salesman..get it I suggest you get the specification and engineering Details, have it checked by someone…
gillybeandisabled + Unisex toilet for my restaurant! help!!!
19 April 2018
Seeing as your architect has already liased with the Council, you’d assume you’ll have to comply. I’d also almost say this is a troll post, so you’re not happy…
StructuralBIMGuyBuilder & Inspector says this is compliant?
29 March 2018
KnK The fixings in the last image is non compliant for N4 wind loadings Please check your Engineering drawings for the correct N4 wind & manufacturers fixing details If…
lia_dvmSubfloor vent - seeking opinion on location
26 March 2018
Update. The more ventilation the better. We have a massive subfloor cavity. Discussed options with landscaper and will build deck over entry and in front of window.
StructuralBIMGuyPower socket directly under water outlet in laundry
5 March 2018
No plumbing regulation breach that I am aware of. Try posting on the Whirlpool Forums Home sub forum, there are plenty of electricians on there.
tonkatsuSealing the gap between slab and path around the house
27 February 2018
Hi, sorry for bringing up an old thread, but I have the same question as the OP. I see that everyone highly recommends having concrete paving installed around a new house…
brokenstick"Approximate measurements" in contract
6 February 2018
Hi, I am about to sign a building contract. The builder has a clause in their contract that says "All dimensions are approximate". They say it is to stop people measuring…
StructuralBIMGuyBuilding stud wall on suspended beams
4 February 2018
thebluemack Welcome to the forum If It's a structural wall you may require Council building approvals? and will need to provide more information , ie a cross sectional…
cornellengineersBrickwork Articulation Joints
1 February 2018
Our senior structural engineer delivered an internal training session for our engineers at Cornell Engineers on articulation joints this morning and we're making it freely…
NorfolkHas anyone had experience dealing with Metricon's Executive
20 January 2018
Hi all, Has anyone who has built with Metricon in NSW or QLD had experience dealing with their Executive Building Manager to resolve issues? We understand he is brought in…
JokerVCAT - experiences with significant foundation problems
15 January 2018
Some good news t parsons, hang in there, got to say, since councils don't handle all aspects of building, quality control has dived, so much time goes by in these…
laostha2005Just brought a house . And found out there’s no insulation i
8 January 2018
If I do do it myself I will wait until the winter thank you for your informations. Much appreciate
StructuralBIMGuySliding door instead on sliding window !
22 December 2017
Camhaw It looks like they intended to have a sliding door with a , which incidentally requires a Balustrade. Check to see if this was changed for whatever reason and you…
StructuralBIMGuyMasterton in Newcastle area – feedback wanted
17 October 2017
Boom periods 1. New home Salesman make a lot of money 2. Standards drop 3. Construction Supervision becomes difficult to maintain 4. Costs go up 5. Build periods blow…