Building Standards; Getting It Right!
URGENT - What does "Inviolation of 4386.2.1996" mean?
New code requirement state that range hoods must be ducted to the outside of the house. No loner can they be ducted to the roof space of not ducted. is this the case?
Advice needed: Previous owner/builder work not to code
Very little can be done now... there is no requirement for the joists to be treated. and ventilation can be installed any time along with an access panel. A simple case…
woosydiverRegulations for electric sockets close to kitchen sink?
4 January 2010
Hi I'm currently renovating my kitchen and making some changes, I currently have 2 electric sockets quite close to the kitchen sink which I'm sure would violate current…
dirkadirkBuilder insisted that this is acceptable
6 January 2010
Distortion of doors (as per Standards & Tolerances) Door eaves are defective if, during the first 3 months they twist or bend greater than the limits listed…
jodgeAdvice needed: Unfired tile ions leaking into grout
7 January 2010
Hi JimH. . . don't know if this helps, but we were told that, with some of the big (300 x 600mm) white tiles that are coming out of China, the manufacturers use dirty…
andy the pmBalcony Hand Rail - Regulations for DIY (NSW)
14 January 2010
According to the Building Code it needs to be a minimum of 1m in height, and you should not be able to pass a 125mm sphere between any gaps. If you use wire then there…
SteveHIs this enough to hold a 315 Litre water tank on a roof?
25 January 2010
The tank and collectors are bolted together with a bar. This bar only connedts the tank and collectors together. There are two straps underneath the collectors at the…
issy joColorbond roof laid with overlap facing into the weather
3 February 2010
I came across the following document that might help your cause, unfortunately it's dated 2007 but the standard is probably still…
ausdesignRequirements of front of house from front fence (Vic)
3 February 2010
Under Vic regs the setback hasn't altered as far as I know from 6 met. on a 'declared' road & 4 met for streets etc. (subject to planning provisions). If there are…
Adam.RA Question about Ducted Airconditioning in the BASIX Tool
18 February 2010
Solved - the answer is yes.
SteveHEcosmart says solar heat mounted 8 degrees plumber rekons no
5 March 2010
Thanks for the replies. Yep - thats exactly how it describes it in the manual. A mere 8 degree's!! Ecosmart have sent through the installation details again (plumber kept…
LexNew opening in a brick wall - installing new brick ties
7 March 2010
What happened in the end? Any resolution yet?
room4acubbyInspecting frame stage ourselves. What to look for?
6 April 2010
I am currently trying to make the decision as to engage an independent inspector or not. I am a qualified structural engineer and therefore have access to and can…
andyFrame finished? Is this an acceptable Australian Standard?
8 April 2010
SS and builders are bit edgy when you mention you are getting a building inspector on site. We are just going to Slab stage and way before that I have made sure its…
Perth BuilderIllegally built house onto existing wall
20 April 2010
I think once all avenues have been exhaused, you simply need to give public notice of your intentions and seek objections, by a news paper advert and posing a sign, the…
Oceanus2Drafting error on raked ceiling/misaligned b'head with pics
23 April 2010
Please, can anyone give opinions of our SS's proposed solution? I've posted about this in my own thread (towards the top of the first page, pics of the beam are in the…
DeemareeIs it normal for bricks to complete within 3 days?
26 April 2010
Our last house was bricked in about that time frame-and it was still standing when we sold it after 5 years (late last year)!
kid81How many building codes are there for roofing?
27 April 2010
1 - M12 bolts are nothing too special. just a particular strength bolt. Sounds to me like you are in a coastal, high sea level of very open plain area as these…
DeemareeColourbond post supports? Doesnt seem right....
19 May 2010
I would assume that a concrete pad will be done underneath them before any bricking-just confirm this with your builder. You have photos as proof if there are any problems…
reddyvaMin Distance Between Fence, Bricks & Eaves at Blacktown coun
31 May 2010
Guys, Need Information from guys who has their plans approved... We are building a SIngle storey house at the ponds as we have a narrow fronatge just want to check the Min…