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GLO
GLO
29 June 2018

Waterproofing slab edge - is it worth it?

Waterproofing slab edge - is it worth it?

Doesnt the saline protection provide the barrier between soil and slab?

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GLO
Jun 29, 2018 7:43 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
16 June 2018

Concrete path tilted (Metricon build)

Concrete path tilted (Metricon build)

Sorry for misunderstanding. Nice to hear that the builder had already graded the ground away from your foundation before tiling. The brickwork and mortar…

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Gaudi
Jun 16, 2018 3:32 pm
CazMaz
CazMaz
16 June 2018

Concrete- dry time before tiling/ laminate/ timber

Concrete- dry time before tiling/ laminate/ timber

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…

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CazMaz
Jun 16, 2018 11:39 am

Hi ezy welcome to the forum You might want to check this out hth

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 02, 2018 10:28 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
1 June 2018

Biocycle underground dispersion area always damp.

Biocycle underground dispersion area always damp.

@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…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 01, 2018 10:16 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Gaudi
Gaudi
30 May 2018

Issues with property inspection

Issues with property inspection
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I know they destroyed my house had to have my bricks all pulled down on back wall and side walls mines a mess side wall is warped they had to remove all the red bricks…

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Gaudi
May 30, 2018 11:38 pm
building-expert
building-expert
22 May 2018

Leaking Balcony

Leaking Balcony

Not supposed to be chipboard but I have seen it many times.

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building-expert
May 22, 2018 12:35 pm
building-expert
redfox
redfox
21 May 2018

Dark colour around concrete crack

Dark colour around concrete crack

That's just water that's stuck in the cracks coming up the concrete. It is normal. You can see the same darker patches around the grate and the corners.You have the…

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redfox
May 21, 2018 10:45 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
19 May 2018

Slab down inspection defect

Slab down inspection defect

Sparksy More info required, where are you building, soil conditions? Check the engineering drawings, Quite often builders will use other edge waterproofing methods The…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 19, 2018 7:02 am
StructuralBIMGuy
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Tips
May 17, 2018 9:39 pm
doyle01
doyle01
16 May 2018

Site Costs - Keysborough Vic 3173

Site Costs - Keysborough Vic 3173

I’m not trying to get an exact amount on site costs. I’m trying to see how much people have paid with the specifications of the land and location I had stated. Be…

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doyle01
May 16, 2018 7:04 pm
building-expert
building-expert
16 May 2018

Non-compliant work found

Non-compliant work found

The 75 mm termite inspection zone would not work in your case because you can't see the slab edge, only masonry. Have a look at your elevations, it will show the level of…

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building-expert
May 16, 2018 5:06 am
building-expert
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
24 April 2018

Slab, should I be worried?

Slab, should I be worried?

Simonsss Thanks for the photos, Yes you should be concerned The Steel frame overhang needs to be properly supported because The frame is more than likely to be load…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 24, 2018 9:28 am
StructuralBIMGuy

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Tim65
Apr 23, 2018 5:30 pm
Tim65
bashworth
bashworth
23 April 2018

Things to know when building a new home

Things to know when building a new home

Probably a good start is having a better understanding about the building business: Check this link

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bashworth
Apr 23, 2018 1:52 am
bashworth
gillybean
gillybean
19 April 2018

disabled + Unisex toilet for my restaurant! help!!!

disabled + Unisex toilet for my restaurant! help!!!

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…

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gillybean
Apr 19, 2018 9:49 am
gillybean
volmix
volmix
15 April 2018

Stage inspections for new build in Brisbane

Stage inspections for new build in Brisbane

Hi Guys if you are looking for a reputable Metal Roofing Company Contact us at https://www.ozroofworks.com.au/ or on 1300459915 cheers.

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volmix
Apr 15, 2018 8:04 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
5 April 2018

Should I be concerned?

Should I be concerned?

Hi Jennifer18 That is absolute nonsense..get a local engineer to inspect the structurals, check the codes & do the calcs, Lodge a complaint with your Building Commission…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 05, 2018 9:04 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
5 April 2018

Crumbling slab edges

Crumbling slab edges

Hi Jennifer18 No It's not normal.. and yes you should be concerned If you're looking for advice please put up better photos and more info Here are some tips 1.The photos…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 05, 2018 8:53 am
StructuralBIMGuy

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…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 29, 2018 8:34 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Gaudi
Gaudi
27 March 2018

Need help with the building standard

Need help with the building standard

Ask the builders electrician or get a private building inspector in to ask questions to. 4,5,1 and watermark. Ive found some BCA references online on this but if an…

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Gaudi
Mar 27, 2018 8:42 pm

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.

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lia_dvm
Mar 26, 2018 12:00 am
lia_dvm
kovacevd
kovacevd
21 March 2018

Brickwork & Window Seals

Brickwork & Window Seals

I am a bricklayer and I can tell you something. the reason the seals differ from from each other are not just because of the…

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kovacevd
Mar 21, 2018 11:35 am
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volmix
Mar 13, 2018 4:00 pm
wg9145
wg9145
6 March 2018

electrical switchboard

electrical switchboard

Hi. Thanks so much for your response. I have a building certificate but not an electrical certificate. Electrician was a sub contractor (and friend) of the builder. I was…

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wg9145
Mar 06, 2018 11:25 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
5 March 2018

Power socket directly under water outlet in laundry

Power socket directly under water outlet in laundry

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.

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 05, 2018 10:09 am
StructuralBIMGuy
tonkatsu
tonkatsu
27 February 2018

Sealing the gap between slab and path around the house

Sealing the gap between slab and path around the house

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…

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tonkatsu
Feb 27, 2018 1:59 pm
Krushull
Krushull
26 February 2018

Very noisy steel frame house

Very noisy steel frame house

Thanks all, sorry for the slow response. We are getting an engineering report done this week to check out the cracks and the noise so hopefully that will shed some light…

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Krushull
Feb 26, 2018 8:02 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
19 February 2018

Breach Of Contract?

Breach Of Contract?

Yes, you are right. Something so obvious should have been picked up at PCI, 2 years after handover is pushing it to take action. I hope that it isn't having issues. The…

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SaveH2O
Feb 19, 2018 10:50 am
SaveH2O
alexp79
alexp79
6 February 2018

Is this Pre-lay out?

Is this Pre-lay out?

I wonder why this issue have not been identified during pre-pour inspection?

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alexp79
Feb 06, 2018 3:58 pm
brokenstick
brokenstick
6 February 2018

"Approximate measurements" in contract

"Approximate measurements" in contract

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…

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brokenstick
Feb 06, 2018 8:54 am
brokenstick
lackey
lackey
4 February 2018

Internal wall looks out (pic)

Internal wall looks out (pic)

I can't believe anyone would fixed moldings and painted that the way it is, that's not a mistake, that's more I don't give a toss.

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lackey
Feb 04, 2018 4:53 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
4 February 2018

Building stud wall on suspended beams

Building stud wall on suspended beams

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…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 04, 2018 8:26 am
StructuralBIMGuy
cornellengineers
cornellengineers
1 February 2018

Brickwork Articulation Joints

Brickwork Articulation Joints

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…

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cornellengineers
Feb 01, 2018 3:30 pm
cornellengineers
rajdoot
rajdoot
25 January 2018

Sewage Inspection point

Sewage Inspection point

No that wasn't in the construction drawings ...apparently it's in the sewage plans from the council . Not sure if it is in that spot. We're obtaining the plans.

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rajdoot
Jan 25, 2018 8:27 pm
Norfolk
Norfolk
20 January 2018

Has anyone had experience dealing with Metricon's Executive

Has anyone had experience dealing with Metricon's Executive

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…

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Norfolk
Jan 20, 2018 7:34 am
Joker
Joker
15 January 2018

VCAT - experiences with significant foundation problems

VCAT - experiences with significant foundation problems
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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…

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Joker
Jan 15, 2018 12:47 pm
Mars5
Mars5
11 January 2018

Deck Landing Area

Deck Landing Area

Have you asked your local council- Town planning or the building/engineering department that issue building permits for your region would be best to advise you as their…

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Mars5
Jan 11, 2018 6:06 pm
laostha2005
laostha2005
8 January 2018

Just brought a house . And found out there’s no insulation i

Just brought a house . And found out there’s no insulation i

If I do do it myself I will wait until the winter thank you for your informations. Much appreciate

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laostha2005
Jan 08, 2018 9:40 pm
Joker
Joker
29 December 2017

Balcony Collapse.. East Doncaster

Balcony Collapse.. East Doncaster

From the outside looking in at the deck, from a non building industry person and with balcony collapses in the news, no way in hell would you put 2500_3000kgs extra on…

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Joker
Dec 29, 2017 12:47 pm

My place I don't have bollards, instead I have this wonderful looking thing. I think it was installed by AGL when they did the meter, either way it didn't cost me a cent.

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AJW
Dec 27, 2017 3:45 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
22 December 2017

Sliding door instead on sliding window !

Sliding door instead on sliding window !

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…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 22, 2017 10:22 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
22 December 2017

Paint comming off ceiling

Paint comming off ceiling

Volmix The fixings nails/screws have popped and judging by the number of pops I would say there was an issue there originally and they tried fixing it unsuccessfully At a…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 22, 2017 10:04 am
StructuralBIMGuy
building-expert
building-expert
24 October 2017

Downpipe at Front Porch - Porter Davis PCI

Downpipe at Front Porch - Porter Davis PCI

It still looks like a botched job right next to someone's front door.

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building-expert
Oct 24, 2017 7:39 pm
building-expert
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
17 October 2017

Masterton in Newcastle area – feedback wanted

Masterton in Newcastle area – feedback wanted

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…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 17, 2017 9:27 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
16 October 2017

Australian standards..

Australian standards..

There a hierarchy of standards and he's probably picked on one of the less important ones & what you will find is that the builders and Subcontractors don't even have…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 16, 2017 9:26 am
StructuralBIMGuy

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