Building Standards; Getting It Right!
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…
DylanCertificates of Electrical Safety in VIC (new built home)
7 June 2010
Yes you should receive that at handover along with the plumbers and also termite protection certificates
pink2010Building to Land ratio permitted in Waneroo Shire Perth
8 June 2010
Hey Fozzie Shire of Wanneroo covers a few areas. It depends on whether the block is zoned R20 or R40. R20 blocks are normally bigger, and your house can take up a maximum…
boostdefBuilding Permit for Raised Deck with roof
10 June 2010
Thanks for clearing that up Dennis! Appreciate it mate Ok so I have spoken to the council and need to lodge some plans and engineering calcs. I remember using a design…
d3pIs this the right Standard? Porch bricks, slab and pipes
15 June 2010
hey thanks little misses... yeah the stuff ! hhehehehe apparently, the ss told me, they will fill gaps with silicone.... at later stage... so let's see how it goes. ss…
DAQ3030Complicated: renos not approved looking for advice
28 June 2010
Hi - that is really tough ... here are my non-lawyer thoughts: We recently purchased a house that had a development application and it is still valid however the owners…
kytonCancelling your building contract....has anyone done it?
22 July 2010
We cancelled ours but that was because our builder was going bankrupt. We were lucky that the home was 90-95% completed when we started hearing whispers. We spoke to one…
HyperFireplace Flue: best type of flashing for Colorbond roof?
6 August 2010
We've just had the triple flue installed for our inbuilt wood heater for our new home. We paid extra to the fireplace supplier to have a Dektite flashing around the flue…
PatDBuilding Permit requirements - small extension - VIC
24 August 2010
Hi all, thanks for all the info. I had a chat to a guy in the council, he was very helpful and suggested I come in to see him with rough sketches etc (i.e. sketches done…
kallu007Builders contract specs Vs Standards & Tolerances guide
24 August 2010
I have seen same clause in my docs. I showed that to Consumer Affairs personnel to inquire the implications. As per them, the builder can write anything, but the Aus…