Building Standards; Getting It Right!
BigJoIndependent Building Inspector required - Inner West Sydney
17 August 2012
Hi Guys We are also building in The Ponds area.Please give me your building inspector contact Thank you
mydreamhomebuilding disputes - experiences with nsw fair trading.
29 August 2012
Hi mrs rose, thanks for your reply. I've sent you a pm - did you receive it?
igli_kSlab, frame, not aligned. Is this a problem?
2 September 2012
As long as the frame is bearing 80% into the footing... i mean should have not more than 20% overhang.. the only problem could be is when installing bricks as they need to…
Stewie DStoreroom into bedroom- "habitable"!?
6 September 2012
They usually have to act on any complaint so would come out and have a look. All your neighbour would have to do is say your changed room effects her in a negative way (…
AshleyWoxElectrical fixtures distance from a pool.
20 September 2012
You need to first consider whether it is safe to put lights in the garden area. You need to keep them safe from external calamities such as rain and snowfall so that they…
IntegrityPartition Wall between side by side development.
20 September 2012
Note that if you have a habitable room in one development (eg bedroom, lounge room, dining room) located adjacent to a bathroom, WC, laundry or kitchen in the other then…
bashworthwhat is a habitable room? and what is required for building
24 September 2012
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…
chripark69Best way for carpenter to get builder's licence?
15 October 2012
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…
Stewie DNSW CDC rules on floor-space size vs outbuilding size
29 October 2012
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
building-expertNo Occupancy Certificate !!BCA requirement for weep holes
30 October 2012
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 126.96.36.199), must be not less…
Robbie1950framing question and now plaster/skirting question
16 November 2012
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?
booshoowner builder warranty and inspections etc
23 November 2012
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…
wildman22Recommendations for Bendigo building surveyors
3 January 2013
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…
fenfen1Render & tiling defects in owner builders inspection report
28 January 2013
i also have a friend with the same issue, and its ok have a budget for repairing those things,
leightonSarking - should it go all the way to the top?
27 February 2013
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.…
building-expertBought owner built house flooding underneath parquetry
12 March 2013
Did you get a pre purchase inspection before you bought the house? If so why has this not been picked up?
wokwonGas central heating unit exhaust vent pipe height
22 March 2013
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…
phippsy77Connection of services beyond the 7metres
4 April 2013
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…