Building Standards; Getting It Right!
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).…
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…