Building Standards; Getting It Right!
Owen1974Need 6.5M lengths of 'colourbeam' steel, and span tables
14 November 2010
Hi all, I'm going to build a 6M x 6.5M roof next to the house. One of the long sides will be the house, and I'll need a centre beam mounted on posts that goes parallel…
Desperate for an answer on damp proofing related to stairs
How are you building the house? Do you have a cavity wall? If so there's no issue with damp rising as it won't breach the cavity.
Standard sizes for windows, doors, kitchen... where to get?
Benchtops are often 850-900mm high. 1200mm would be for giants! If you're building in WA the window sizes are generally in brick dimensions. Jason windows has a pdf they…
noddy09No power at front of land - what are my rights??
16 November 2010
Yeah I wrote them another email, they finally forwarded it onto their lawyer and they emailed me saying where would I like the cheque mailed to So I should receive that…
stewartacraigWall Opening - Load Calculation Required?
17 November 2010
Thanks chippy, Of course, I realise that this isn't directly applicable to my situation but I think this is all useful background info. I was interested to hear your…
kb46Urgent !! Private Inspection - How to follow up ??
17 November 2010
So why haven't you asked your inspector these questions?
BPuppetMetal roof beam problems - please comment?
19 November 2010
Thank you for your reply. I've emailed my concerns to our CLO. They have replied saying that the brickwork should have been taken up another 3 courses to match the height…
thomas kilpatrickbuilding stadards in strata buildings
6 December 2010
I'm a carpenter and obviously i have rapport with wood, I own a unit in sydney which has vermiculite ceilings, There are some small rooms and in some instances it is…
TodsBrick veneer gaps & Decking - quick question
7 December 2010
yeh on th ematter of termites there has been problems I believe from even Modwood decking because it has a component of timber in it, which they can eat. There is one that…
MakisSA - Gas Heater - Seperation from Window?
2 January 2011
Gday, Building in Adelaide but want to allow provision for a gas heater somewhere in the lounge. Can somebody point me in the right direction with the regulations before…
rob_phillBulging and creaky laminate floorboards
4 January 2011
did you law the boards with approx 10mm gap away from each wall? i believe the bowing is commonly caused by the wood/fibre getting slightly moist and then expanding. if…
Pat the draftieSarking / anticon - fixing at roof edge
13 January 2011
I would not be cutting it back, it needs to lap over and into the gutter. I would ensure its lapped into the gutter, then glue it in place...Yep, Glue. No more flapping. Pat.
PoiddaFloor installation not to Australia Building Standards
20 January 2011
Thanks for the input. I did supply the wood myself, and then the supplier recommended these guys to install. I couldn't find any bad press about them so thought why…
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…