Building Standards; Getting It Right!
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…
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…