Building Standards; Getting It Right!
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…
ausdesignEave board vibrates/ makes noise in high wind
29 August 2010
If it's on a brick veneer construction with the eave sheet sitting on the brick then it could be at that point due to lack of fixing to trimmers. In any case it sounds…
NewInPointCookTermite protection before slab how to check it
16 September 2010
Dear All!!! I'm currently building new home in Point Cook the termite protection is requiret according to AS 3660. How I can check if physical anti termite barrier being…
TazRNo foil sarking in upper level walls - why?
16 September 2010
Checked the progress today on the foil installation, and they have put the foil from the floor of the upper level to the ceiling of the upper level. This means that the…
SteveHsteel needed for tiles on concrete / pool
18 September 2010
Hi Daq3030, We had this done recently ourselves. It all went quite smooth and we got a totally awesome result!. There was a lot of of research we had to do before we…
DangerjimTerrible tiles, Cant believe they have been laid.
22 September 2010
Cheers for the feedback. Espeically Adam m. It is the tile that is defective not the slab. I am in discussions with the tile shop and builder at the moment. Will keep you…
room4acubbyExpansion Joints in Coffered Ceiling
1 October 2010
Having never heard of a coffered ceiling before I did a bit of googling. I would think that if any expansion joints are needed they could be very easily hidden behind the…
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…