Building Standards; Getting It Right!
AnneliesUrgent plumbing help please! New house on acreage SE Qld
12 March 2009
Hi there We are currently 3/4 of the way through building a house on acreage in SE Qld and would love to hear from people who could help me…
installation inspectorlocating Gas near electricity
28 March 2009
The only issue I can foresee with the above photo is that the pipe may prevent the installation of the power point as the terminals of the back of the power point and the…
installation inspectorTimber floor installation subject to BCA standards?
28 March 2009
I'd chase it up through strata and put the pressure on! Other issues are whether the owner/occupier submitted their proposal to the Owners Corporation for approval. …
BuildrightUrgent - Building Standards on Stairs.
19 April 2009
The regulations state that no handrail is required under 1 metre rise however its good practice to fit a grabrail to one side of the stair for safety particularly if the…
asterix79Building standards for converting a room into a bedroom?
5 May 2009
Excellent, thank you for your help guys.
rtcplanningCost of Building Permit for Deck & Pergola
5 May 2009
With all DA's it is based on the estimated cost of works. It is a cost that is set by legislation. Councils also add on other fees such as scanning, advertising etc. For a…
Pat the draftiePrepare and installing skirting boards
25 May 2009
My two cents worth: Not sure what your floor finishes are but..... If youve got carpet...your skirtings are going to cop a hammering from a hoover. If youve got…
SteveHOver a barrel and need to locate building standards
21 June 2009
Thanks for the advice, and I know your right. However, we have learnt a lot (this is our first house by the way - first time requesting work like this as we had always…
mrh20Water meter encroaches 25cm into neighours. PROBLEM
30 June 2009
Is the water meter inside your fenceline? If so and your fence has been there for 20 years you may be entitle to lay claim on that property/land. My suggestion is to look…
installation inspectorWall insulation and electrical wiring
12 July 2009
Putting the conduit in while the walls aren't sheeted will make it easier for the sparky to run cables later, especially if there is insulation in the walls, and even more…
Yak_Chat5 Star & Timber Floors - the rules are changing...
13 July 2009
Peter, what climate zones where those last 4 houses with the timber floors in?
Mr SmithWestern Power/Synergy Power dome behind a corner wall.
17 August 2009
lol yes they are! good luck!
MaisieBuilding Standards - Reverse Brick Veneer
24 August 2009
Update I went and discussed this issue with a building inspector. Although he agreed it looks like I have the building standards on my side, he didn't want to provide an…
overwhelmedCanopy Rangehood must be vented to external of house?
8 September 2009
Oceanus2Neighbour raising their block/retaining wall - Perth
6 October 2009
yep, understand your point. I suppose what we're going to have to do is lodge something with the council to say we don't want to see the retaining wall from our side.…
seeking solutionsStructural Engineer in Sydney. Can anyone recommend one?
12 November 2009
not sure if we can put names up on this site so i will PM you.
LexBuilding Standards & Rules : Double Story House ??
1 December 2009
Hey Guys, Are there any specific building standards and rules for building a double story house? I am asking this as someone is building a double…
coopsmummyBuilder next door messing up my block - My Rights?
12 December 2009
The builder isn't paying for the fence and has quoted for two sides temp fencing - it's up to me to organise the fence being built ( I am not going with a volume builder).…