Building Standards; Getting It Right!
irkjHow do I deal with the final payment - please advice
9 June 2011
If you're using a standard HIA contract, I believe the allowance is 25% from the stated amount. So if the allowance is $7000, the highest amount would end up being…
How Hard Can it BeClearance standards under floor??
20 June 2011
Hi Tjilpi - I could have just said here, but I just PM'd you to say thank you so much, but that won't be necessary just yet. Thanks again. Today, DP pulled off all the…
cwoernNew house, shower cabin leakes, tiles no more available
27 June 2011
Hello, Tried to find a similar topic as I believed somebody must have had the same problem but couldn't find anything similar. Our house (hand over last year August)…
LexWhat is easement?? Building next to various PIPES
28 June 2011
Thanks foc. Yes it's true, you can get almost all services on your land via Dial b4 u Dig, I did that before we built the house. I realised this is the so-called 'domestic…
evo550Cutting concrete sleepers for a retaining wall.
4 July 2011
Daveoz, Depending on your particular manufacturer, but generally yes. Although the ends should be sealed with a 2 part epoxy or the like to protect the exposed reo from…
EmeryBBWould it be unreasonable to ask for photographic evidence?
20 July 2011
Eve Dweller, would you mind sharing with us where we can hire such device please? wouldn't mind PM if it's inappropriate to name the company/store in public forum.
umehomesGood licensed certifier in Canberra-Framing stage inspection
30 July 2011
Thanks very much whatever563, property-work people are on leave at the moment and will return on 05/08/2011. However, I need to conduct the inspection next week some time…
bashworthShould I get a Dilapidation Report done to avoid being sued?
6 August 2011
Your neighbour will sue you and then its up to you to see if you can pass the responsibility on to either the builder or the surveyor. I would say you should get the…
girlfridayBuilding standards and tolerances for a renovation & defect
10 August 2011
go they still apply for a renovation? For instance we previously had a 30mm step from the carpet hallway and will the new floor tiles (approx the same height) they have…
abrickspecialistConcerns after frame and brickwork inspection
18 August 2011
Building inspectors crack me up! They get paid to run around and pick out things that are wrong to justify their existance when most of them have no idea what they…
indidiearthing / grounding of steel frame house
24 August 2011
Our friend is an electrical engineer who specialises in earthing so our steel frame house is earthed everywhere! As E1109 mentions we have our reinforcing mesh in the…
daveandally1Is this acceptable??? Nope and it's getting fixed!
25 September 2011
That is all so disgusting! I would've been there every day with a megaphone, watching their every move! - Ally
jj1Solar power - preparation now for installation later
27 October 2011
Great info. many thanks everyone
Casa2Unresolved Brick issues after handover with PD
1 November 2011
Hopefully you have a decent liquidated damages amount (>$250/week). With regard to the mortar, if an independent inspector has said it is not acceptable then it needs to…
ndutzymortar color not white, Wembley built by Porter Davis
16 November 2011
Thats a good news. hopefully they do the same, but the problem that i have is due to leeching from bricks, so they need to solve that first before they fix the mortar color.
abrickspecialistCant believe I am posting here again about bricks!
27 November 2011
The 'fault' is in the overall dimension of the garage not working to bond.…
abrickspecialistMETR*CON Home - problem with mortar and bricks
27 November 2011
Why do builders think that washing bricks again and again will fix every problem? Without looking at the pictures you almost certainly have acid burn. Acid has…
ECOECOIs this acceptable? Installed window particle board packer
29 November 2011
Not really. Windows for the most are…
Stewie Dfire separation for downstairs unit timber cottage lift
4 December 2011
I think you mean BCA - Building Code of Australia not BSA. I think from memory you need 60/30/60 which means 60 minutes radiant/30 minutes frame and 30 minutes radiant…
mapcallabuilding inspector and pest inspection Perth
8 December 2011
Well instead of building hubby and I put in an offer for a home yesterday and it was accepted! There are sooo many house inspectors and pest inspectors on the internet,…
bashworthstaircase to storage area in shed- does it need a balustrade
27 December 2011
A potential fall of more than 2m is considered a high risk situation. If a workman or visitor to your house fell you could have a negligance claim against you. If you…
cenemelectricalQuestion relating to electrical work
19 January 2012
Hello, I have actually came across this once.. i was totally shocked to see it.. but im afraid it is legal! It is not a practice that i would support and i frown upon…
btherlMetri*con - lots of promise - overcharge - under delivery
10 February 2012
ndutzy, the maintenance department are totally different people from the construction department. You may have a better (or worse) experience with them. 90 days after…