Building Standards; Getting It Right!
upsydaisyHow to keep council happy with 2 diff building materials
23 October 2010
We aren't in the same area, however had a similar covenant. We used brick, render, ecoply on the garage, and weathertex upstairs to achieve multiple finishes.
ChargerWABehaviour of Victoria's leading builder
26 October 2010
The builder has a duty of care to you and your family, if they remove the fence they need to provide temporary fencing, and if they don't want to wear the cost of that,…
Darth Teddy Bearconcerns over some aspects of the frame, advice sought
29 October 2010
Hi all, I had a chance to speak with the builder onsite and he has explained that the packing is temporary as they wanted to get the frame up and next week they will be…
Eve DwellerAlfresco slab drainage - builder's responsibility??
30 October 2010
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MJABWhats the distance allowed powerpoint to gas bbq flame??
3 November 2010
n&n02Overflowing gutters – Is this an urgent problem?
5 November 2010
They come today to fix the gutter. DH got up there and he said it's now cleared of water and they fixed the bow in the gutter too. Maybe it was bowing under the weight…
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…