Building Standards; Getting It Right!
danrtsHelp - any plumbers out there? heat pump installation
29 January 2011
we sorted it out. The plumber agreed after persuasion with the builder to move it back to its original position outside the garage. however an undue delay would exist to…
B STAR7 Year New Home Builders Guarantee. Is this covered?
7 February 2011
Whats the problem with the pump. Sometimes the float gets stuck. What pump have they installed?
chrisandkateWhy use bored piers over something else?
11 February 2011
If your soil is so reactive as you say, even with a slab you would still have needed piers to stabilize it and they would probably have been the same dept and diameter and…
onc_artisanHouse Poles..Methods of ground installation?
12 February 2011
mimaranda - If you want to share your email I suggest you PM people with it. Otherwise anyone can see your email addy. That includes the intended & spammers, spybots n…
seeking solutionsprivate electrical pole - We won :) !!!
18 February 2011
Hey squizzy! What a detailed response... thanks! Thankfully we can breathe again as the jerk SOLD OUT and we have had new neighbours for a couple of weeks now.. no more…
ausdesignScreening and balustrading building codes
28 February 2011
The balustading height is a minimum of 1000. The wire spacing depends upon the size, number of strands & tension The privacy screen min. height is 1700, "with no more than…
LexCan someone tells me this is right or wrong !!??
8 March 2011
jimsting, so the last pic does not look like that any more? It is starting to "fall apart"? If so, it's probably due to house settling. How long ago was the house…
Engineer101Fitzgibbon Chase - AusHomes - Standard Inclusions
14 March 2011
I have built with Aushomes at Fitzgibbon and was actually quite happy with the build. The house standard inclusions were not of the highest quality, however compared to AV…
Casa2Scoring marks on bricks - is this acceptable?
28 March 2011
" We also have a letter guaranteeing that the motar matches would be sent within 8 weeks to fix the colour difference." - time to talk about financial compensation for the…
MelNRobGetting problems fixed after sign off and after moving in
4 April 2011
Questionmark, have you read over the completion of Works clauses in your contract? I'm with bashworth, in that your CSC is not correct with that statement. Referring to…
LexDo you think this bricking is within tolerance????
18 April 2011
We had them "nawkawed", and now only we can tell it's been done. If I tell someone else they just squint at the bricks and ask "Where? Which…
melbourne architectBring a difficult neighbour to court
21 April 2011
It seems as though all you need to do is prove that their actions have caused damage/cost to you. What I don't understand is: why would they allow themselves to be taken…
LexUnpainted door has expanded due to moisture. What to do?
5 May 2011
No idea, but we have a similar issue. I think it's our fault. We have plain laundry doors which have been painted by the builder, but they get hit pretty badly when it…
jolesShared Boundary With Council - NEW FENCE REQUIRED
18 May 2011
Check your land contract if you bought the land and built, or the sale of contract if you bought established. We have two boundaries on private land that will become…
wizardURGENT HELP PLEASE! Building inspector needed - Tarneit area
23 May 2011
Thanks baysidehome, not too late yet, we are still working a few things out
Malcolm Axford90% of house perimeter brick wall overhang by more than 30mm
24 May 2011
30mm definitely exceeds the allowable limit of brickwork overhanging the slab. When it is so widespread I would make sure the builder gets the engineer involved to either…
chrisandkateExternal Door Damage - Not Painted on all sides
1 June 2011
I'd be questioning their line of clear sealer as it sounds very strange that they would go to the trouble of applying this sealer to only the top and bottom of the doors…
ausdesignDo I have an issue ((Roof trusses do not line up)
6 June 2011
The trusses do not have to land directly over studs if the top plate(s) are designed to carry the load over the span. This is calculated from the roof load area that is…