Building Standards; Getting It Right!
room4acubbyWAFFLE SLAB - FORMWORK CONCERNS - Any Advice please?
1 May 2012
Hi dh3121 this is probably too late but may help your concerns. 50kPa bearing capacity is very soft soil, as an example a 60kg person would exert about 40kPa (assuming a…
stormjrRoofing standards - ridge and valley mortaring
13 May 2012
According to about page 10 mortar is not needed in the valley! I don't know how this ties in with the sarking though. http://www.monier.com.au/Professional/A ... ual_S5.pdf 2
DarbeccaRecommendation on building inspectors for pre-handover (VIC)
23 May 2012
Dear All, I findd it dificult to understand how my competitor can be some simple minded in their abilities. My qualifications are as follows: I teach at Vic Uni in the…
veseliHow to get builder to fix defects noted by inspector
10 June 2012
Totally agree with integrity. good point
building-expertDormer spaces - what are we allowed to do?
18 June 2012
The first step in getting rid of pests such as mice is food elimination. If there is no food they won't come and cannot sustain. Be especially careful with pet food around…
Darren StandishInspector in Adelaide for building codes only.
12 August 2012
No Problems, Happy to help if you have any issues. Feel free to give me a call as i am happy to give you some advice if needed. Cheers, Darren
stormjrA plumber notched out my ceiling joist!!!
15 August 2012
I would put the chances of the gas flame getting near the range hood at around zero! I would however think that gas or electric it is possible for saucepan's to catch…
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 220.127.116.11), 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…