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WiNmaKlIn
WiNmaKlIn
17 February 2009

Damp behind render causing cracks

Damp behind render causing cracks

Sorry, ignore this now as it was a house that I bid on at an auction and was confident at getting but I didn't even though it was a foreclosure and our limit was quite…

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WiNmaKlIn
Feb 17, 2009 3:37 pm
WiNmaKlIn
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borg
Feb 19, 2009 7:35 am
borg
Helyn
Helyn
20 February 2009

tile roof or colourbond

tile roof or colourbond

Do a search - this topic has been covered several times before, one thread only just recently :wink:

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Helyn
Feb 20, 2009 2:02 pm
Helyn
Annelies
Annelies
12 March 2009

Urgent plumbing help please! New house on acreage SE Qld

Urgent plumbing help please! New house on acreage SE Qld

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…

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Annelies
Mar 12, 2009 8:50 am
Annelies
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ECOECO
Mar 16, 2009 9:16 am
ECOECO

Thanks a lot for all the replies. The reason I need to expand the crossover is because my garage is off line to the existing crossover. Also the sitting of my…

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jmd
Mar 20, 2009 3:14 pm

locating Gas near electricity

locating Gas near electricity

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…

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installation inspector
Mar 28, 2009 7:49 pm
installation inspector

Timber floor installation subject to BCA standards?

Timber floor installation subject to BCA standards?

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. …

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installation inspector
Mar 28, 2009 8:02 pm
installation inspector
vvs mand
vvs mand
13 April 2009

Correct Fixing of HW & C copper pipes?

Correct Fixing of HW & C copper pipes?

The silicone bedding thing is a non approved form of fixing. Using a saddle and silicone might be a better way to go. As for stopping what you called "water hissing", it…

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vvs mand
Apr 13, 2009 7:43 pm
Buildright
Buildright
19 April 2009

Urgent - Building Standards on Stairs.

Urgent - Building Standards on Stairs.

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…

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Buildright
Apr 19, 2009 5:21 pm
kristofw
kristofw
5 May 2009

Regulations fro WA

Regulations fro WA

Contact your shire/council, they're paid to know the rules and help the public understand and use them. Chris

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kristofw
May 05, 2009 7:54 pm
kristofw
rtcplanning
rtcplanning
5 May 2009

Cost of Building Permit for Deck & Pergola

Cost of Building Permit for Deck & Pergola

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…

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rtcplanning
May 05, 2009 10:47 pm
chuth77
chuth77
11 May 2009

Electrical cable depth in ground

Electrical cable depth in ground

External to a building, under 100mm of concrete... Marker tape at 150, and conduit at 300mm... Internal to building, under 100mm of concrete.... No cover…

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chuth77
May 11, 2009 6:02 pm
rallliart888
rallliart888
15 May 2009

Building a front bricked boundry fence.

Building a front bricked boundry fence.

I spoken to my local council (City of Wanneroo) and requested for an application form and specifications.…

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rallliart888
May 15, 2009 2:31 pm
Pat the draftie
Pat the draftie
25 May 2009

Prepare and installing skirting boards

Prepare and installing skirting boards

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…

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Pat the draftie
May 25, 2009 3:10 pm
Pat the draftie
vvs mand
vvs mand
26 May 2009

Educt vent/stink pipe size

Educt vent/stink pipe size

Sorry, that should have been between the last and second last branch lines. A fixture is a WC, handbasin stc.

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vvs mand
May 26, 2009 7:28 am
sha
sha
1 June 2009

garage floor..

garage floor..

Well, as it turned out, the design is stipulated in our contract. We arent too worried, as we plan on doing a small driveway area, which will cover it. We have ramped up…

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sha
Jun 01, 2009 8:32 pm
mellybuilding
mellybuilding
2 June 2009

Slab gone wrong....

Slab gone wrong....

Ryan Oliver ... your brother will not have to pay for this error. They have stuffed up and will need to rectify according to building standards. No charge should be…

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mellybuilding
Jun 02, 2009 11:38 am
mellybuilding
chuth77
chuth77
4 June 2009

electrical wiring for Spa

electrical wiring for Spa

I'm not sure I understand this one... It either draws…

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chuth77
Jun 04, 2009 1:29 pm
SteveH
SteveH
21 June 2009

Over a barrel and need to locate building standards

Over a barrel and need to locate building standards

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…

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SteveH
Jun 21, 2009 12:40 am
Pugs
Pugs
21 June 2009

Hot & Cold water taps

Hot & Cold water taps

also differnet states have differnt codes aswelll.... lol at all taps not the same in one house... hmmm could be interesting to havde a cold start some days

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Pugs
Jun 21, 2009 7:41 pm
Pugs
ausdesign
ausdesign
28 June 2009

steep driveway

steep driveway

This topic has possibly been resolved but for others . . . . Ramp grades (residential) in general should be 1 in 5. (Check with your local Council for variations under…

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ausdesign
Jun 28, 2009 12:23 pm
ausdesign
mrh20
mrh20
30 June 2009

Water meter encroaches 25cm into neighours. PROBLEM

Water meter encroaches 25cm into neighours. PROBLEM

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…

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mrh20
Jun 30, 2009 8:40 pm
Pugs
Pugs
1 July 2009

Electrical/Wallplates = Clipsal only?

Electrical/Wallplates = Clipsal only?

alot of cipsals stuff is made here in aus tho so those dollars still go to aussie workers

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Pugs
Jul 01, 2009 10:19 am
Pugs
designCite
designCite
2 July 2009

Stairs ending Clearance to wall

Stairs ending Clearance to wall

This is only part of the equation.... got to start with the floor…

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designCite
Jul 02, 2009 12:18 am
designCite

Wall insulation and electrical wiring

Wall insulation and electrical wiring

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…

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installation inspector
Jul 12, 2009 2:00 pm
installation inspector
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
13 July 2009

5 Star & Timber Floors - the rules are changing...

5 Star & Timber Floors - the rules are changing...
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Peter, what climate zones where those last 4 houses with the timber floors in?

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Yak_Chat
Jul 13, 2009 9:35 pm
Yak_Chat
mellybuilding
mellybuilding
24 July 2009

What height should my skirting be??

What height should my skirting be??

Our builders ended up lifting our skirting to 18mm for us which left enought room for the boards underneath. so I was happy with that!!

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mellybuilding
Jul 24, 2009 1:38 pm
mellybuilding
JJ305
JJ305
24 July 2009

Wrong slab in Garage in final house plans

Wrong slab in Garage in final house plans

If your builder is going to use an infill slab (which isn't unusual) then the garage walls will need to sit on a strip footing which will need…

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JJ305
Jul 24, 2009 3:16 pm
nomad
nomad
27 July 2009

Truss Plate Is this required

Truss Plate Is this required

That 90x45 with 450 centers sounds much better even if it is just one top plate. The 51mm was referring that the truss or rafter must be within 51mm of the stud. But…

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nomad
Jul 27, 2009 12:11 pm
Pat the draftie
Pat the draftie
28 July 2009

building standards are merely guidelines

building standards are merely guidelines

building standards are merely guidelines. Dont be confused as I was, between law and…

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Pat the draftie
Jul 28, 2009 1:13 pm
Pat the draftie
smcinc
smcinc
8 August 2009

Square set cornices

Square set cornices

friend of ours ( pro builder & civil engineer) suggested to do a square set for the bottom of the house and the second level with a normal cornice . his reasoning was; …

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smcinc
Aug 08, 2009 3:20 pm
Maisie
Maisie
24 August 2009

Building Standards - Reverse Brick Veneer

Building Standards - Reverse Brick Veneer

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…

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Maisie
Aug 24, 2009 12:49 pm
humble
humble
27 May 2013

Decking - do I need building permit??

Decking - do I need building permit??

You wont be allowed to build over the easement. And typically, anything over 10m2 needs a permit also. I would make sure your 'decking' tradie has a builders license…

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humble
May 27, 2013 5:39 pm

Very overdue photo to show how the sparkies ducted to the external brick…

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overwhelmed
Sep 08, 2009 11:55 am
mrh20
mrh20
21 September 2009

Eaves, Regulations and the Border

Eaves, Regulations and the Border

Referring to the BCA 3.8.4.2 says that Natural light must be provided to every habitable room by windows that are not less than 10% of the floor area of that room and are…

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mrh20
Sep 21, 2009 3:55 pm
mudmap
mudmap
22 September 2009

Use of recycled water in Victoria

Use of recycled water in Victoria

Thanks mrh20, I wasn't aware of that. Do you know if it's a plumbing code reg or water company rule. You're right in that the watersaver switches automatically from tank…

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mudmap
Sep 22, 2009 12:25 am
Oceanus2
Oceanus2
6 October 2009

Neighbour raising their block/retaining wall - Perth

Neighbour raising their block/retaining wall - Perth

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.…

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Oceanus2
Oct 06, 2009 12:14 am
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
17 October 2009

Shared Fence Standards ??

Shared Fence Standards ??

Yes, they should of asked your permission, but its just easier to rip it down. What if you said no. Its too much hassle. My neighbour knew I was building on the…

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buildingwithhamra
Oct 17, 2009 9:41 pm
OMG
OMG
20 October 2009

Who does this job?

Who does this job?

Cheers thanks - turned out is was tiny cracks - not enough to even notice unless you were really looking for them! Good to know for the future tho! Cheers

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OMG
Oct 20, 2009 9:54 pm
camyperth
camyperth
27 October 2009

METRE BOX IN WA

METRE BOX IN WA

I rang western power today, who told me to ring synergy. I can leave the meter box where it is and self read it all they need to do is be able to come in once a year to…

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camyperth
Oct 26, 2009 11:19 pm
batman
batman
29 October 2009

Min. distance from house to hte water tank

Min. distance from house to hte water tank

Thanks Dirk I talking about the 5000L Slimline rain water water tank cheers

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batman
Oct 29, 2009 1:43 pm
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seeking solutions
Nov 12, 2009 11:42 am
seeking solutions
Lex
Lex
1 December 2009

Building Standards & Rules : Double Story House ??

Building Standards & Rules : Double Story House ??

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…

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Lex
Dec 01, 2009 4:56 pm
Lex
Nix
Nix
4 December 2009

Building specs for timber framed house in NSW

Building specs for timber framed house in NSW

hi, thanks for your responces, i am looking for all i can get my hands on be it partial or full building specs... cheers Nic.

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Nix
Dec 04, 2009 5:48 am
coopsmummy
coopsmummy
12 December 2009

Builder next door messing up my block - My Rights?

Builder next door messing up my block - My Rights?

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).…

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coopsmummy
Dec 12, 2009 1:54 pm
coopsmummy
dvs_dk
dvs_dk
14 December 2009

A real live bricklayer.

A real live bricklayer.
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Hi Guys if there are any questions you have about brickwork fire away. :th: You can always have a look at my website here too.

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dvs_dk
Dec 14, 2009 9:53 pm
dvs_dk


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