Building Standards; Getting It Right!
Can you use liquid limestone to construct a wall in a house
http://kezandgonzo.blogspot.com.au/ did you go ahead? In my blog above there are photos of our rammed earth home using crushed limestone
Verandah Roof Specifications
A better alternative to risk assessment paperwork?
I swear that it is taking longer and longer everytime I fill out the risk assessment/jsa/swms paperwork. I've heard around site that there are now phone apps that make…
Some Joists, frame issues and a puddle in the concrete
Secondly, there are some short joists(not sure how to call them) in between floors. One side of the room has a full…
Fixing a bad brick job - Is render the only answer?
Generally I have noticed the cracks appear in render sometimes and also the rain marks often look very dirty. I have been told to you may need a wash every 3-4yrs. But we…
Standards around decking blocking weepholes
I was told to leave at least a 20mm gap between the house and the deck to allow for termite inspection, at least, that's how I'll be building my deck. Instead of using a…
Government/Council rules for unit bedroom flooring
It's against strata laws ( in NSW anyway but I'd imagine it would be very similar in QLD ) to have hard flooring if there is a unit below you. The only rooms you can do…
Ghastly windows, would you have them in your home?
I'm not 100% sure but there might be something under consumer law that covers for unpleasant aesthetics like that which will be in sight view. I'm just thinking along…
Need advice about retaining wall construction
Thanks Matt. Does H at max fill point indicate height? Yeah I thought the adjoining lot was sold, but found out it wasn't. Would have been easier if we put up the…
Occupancy Certificate and Work As Expected
Trayracer yes you need to complete the additional works within the timeframe or the OC will be revoked. I will be in the same situation whereby I need to have insulation…
Which drawings take priority - architectural or engineering?
Builders designing for themselves are not required to employ qualified designers. This in theory means that builders can have clueless or a bunch of industry rejects…
Help:Need advice, Mortar Problems.. pics attatched
Ha , fooled me too ! I didn't even look at the date of the original post. I was just responding to the posts by CK and MyH1L. Stewie
Damaged plumbing stacks prior to slab pour
As SaveH2O says the pink primer should always be used. I've tried to separate a piece of pipe from a fitting in the past where both primer and glue were used and it is…
Who to Hire to Look After Your best Interest?
That is correct HIA and MBA contracts heavily favour the BUILDER. Goodluck if you intend to delay,frustrate or terminate the build. For you to stop work or terminate there…
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