Building Standards; Getting It Right!
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…
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…