Building Standards; Getting It Right!
kerry-annVisable plaster joins. Why & what you can do about it.
3 October 2010
Yep,carpy job ,we did better ourselves with our reno It does look like they have not filled it in properly, tape/fill/sand,fill/sand,fill/sand well thats what we did…
PoloHelp: Skirting to garage internal access door
4 October 2010
Thanks Trinity for the reply and photo (looks great). There's no offcuts laying around. I want to know if other builders leave it empty and it's normal or my site…
thegourou20Sarking/insulation foil flapping in the wind - HELP
6 October 2010
Wow guys I sent a pm about an hour ago to Jess because I have a similar sort of noise even though I am not 100% sure whether it comes from the insulation. I was actually…
ausdesignTWO DIFFERENT COLOURS OF MORTAR USED IN HOUSE
8 October 2010
Differing mortar colours come about in most cases from a variation in the ratio of the mix. If there is no added 'oxide' i.e. plain mortar, this can occur from a different…
KurrajongAdvice Needed. Builder says bath wont fit, drafting error
19 October 2010
I would think you should ask for Option 1. They know its their fault. Perhaps just tell them you're requesting the walls be moved and the bath be made to fit. If they…
Gialandonoff the plan uncertified modification drama
21 October 2010
Wow, he initially told us $3000. After insisting he look at it again, he has come back and said it's not a big job and should be easy to do, but he wants me to pay for it…
Nathan Pearthelp with rooflines
21 October 2010
Hi, This is the firsttime I have tried to share a file like this, so here goes. http://i1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc3 ... ofHelp.jpg This is what your roof should…
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…