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sirgoat
sirgoat
10 July 2008

Powerpoints

Powerpoints

we put ours inside the shaving cabinet, but our door has a mirror built in so you can run a lead out and still shut the door. But I also dislike the look of power points ...

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sirgoat
Jul 10, 2008 1:26 pm
DIGITALWOW
DIGITALWOW
13 July 2008

CAA KITCHENS

CAA KITCHENS

Hi everyone, my name is Josh from CAA Kitchens. If you have any question about installation field(just techincal stuffs), pleas leave messages here, I think i can solve…

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DIGITALWOW
Jul 13, 2008 1:49 am
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
15 August 2008

Over Window Bearer

Over Window Bearer

You can prop up the trusses/ ceiling joists with some framing timber to take the weight whilst you fit the lintel. With only a small span such as 1200mm, you won't need…

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Dukekamaya
Aug 15, 2008 8:23 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
13 September 2008

Pipe Noise & Insulation

Pipe Noise & Insulation

this is just another example of the big problems in the building industry in this part of the world. :( Many builders a not qualified or…

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Dukekamaya
Sep 13, 2008 11:34 pm
Dukekamaya
thebuildingsurv
thebuildingsurv
17 September 2008

Storm Water Drainage

Storm Water Drainage

under soil 100mm under paved or concrete area 50mm under areas subject to light vehicle traffic reinforced concrete -75mm paved - 100mm no council to council…

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thebuildingsurv
Sep 17, 2008 2:52 pm
rickoman2
rickoman2
22 September 2008

Legal stump/post spacings

Legal stump/post spacings

Hi Luke, Thanks for that. Cheers mate, Rick.

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rickoman2
Sep 22, 2008 7:23 pm
zaff
zaff
25 September 2008

Attaching roof gutters

Attaching roof gutters

Sounds like a half arsed job to me. Most brackets are pretty easy to come by so I doubt matching them would have been a problem. None of which I know require you to pierce…

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zaff
Sep 25, 2008 9:30 am
FireFox
FireFox
25 September 2008

Stairs

Stairs

thanks for that, i just needed the angle back to mathsbook for me!

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FireFox
Sep 25, 2008 9:03 pm
FireFox
buildingcheck
buildingcheck
3 October 2008

Timber flooring exhibition

Timber flooring exhibition

For those interested, as a member of the HIA, I have just received notice of an upcoming exhibition on timber flooring. This is not open to the public but the folks using…

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buildingcheck
Oct 03, 2008 8:29 am
Nanook
Nanook
1 November 2008

Electrical Standards Question

Electrical Standards Question

Thanks for the welcome...hopefully you toured before the Aussie dollar tanked. That part of the US is beautiful, but I was from the great midwest...a suburb of St Paul,…

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Nanook
Nov 01, 2008 10:00 pm
ausdesign
ausdesign
14 November 2008

wall height

wall height

Pat is exactly right. If the wall is contained within a 'fire compartment' there may be no issues. But you want to make very sure if what you're doing meets regs.

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ausdesign
Nov 14, 2008 5:03 pm
ausdesign
Southies
Southies
29 November 2008

hot water pipe on right and tap on left - regulations

hot water pipe on right and tap on left - regulations

I had a query relating to this issue : https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=9240&highlight= but don't know whether there any building regulatoins…

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Southies
Nov 29, 2008 3:07 pm
Southies
AndreaLiu
AndreaLiu
5 December 2008

One rainhead enough? Please help

One rainhead enough? Please help

Yeah 12m is just the Minimum regs in Vic. I wouldnt be going an less. You need to allow for redundency.

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AndreaLiu
Dec 05, 2008 8:17 am
AndreaLiu
AndreaLiu
AndreaLiu
5 December 2008

Structural steel above Stacker doors

Structural steel above Stacker doors

Hey Guys what do the plans say. It should look like what ever the plans says. If it doesnt then you will easily have a case. I take it you signed off on the plans right??

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AndreaLiu
Dec 05, 2008 8:27 am
AndreaLiu
dymonite69
dymonite69
25 December 2008

Reverse Brick Veneer wall gap.

Reverse Brick Veneer wall gap.

I would assume that if there was a cavity and it was enclosed top & bottom then there would be an advantage gained thermally by the internal…

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dymonite69
Dec 25, 2008 11:45 am
dymonite69
Pat the draftie
Pat the draftie
23 January 2009

OH&S ..........added

OH&S ..........added

My two cents worth: Because its a split slab, there may be need for temporary construction safety rails, balustrades and warning signage. (to stop workers on site…

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Pat the draftie
Jan 23, 2009 10:01 am
Pat the draftie
JB
JB
29 January 2009

Building inspection issue

Building inspection issue

Who did your inspection council or private.....I'm guessing private from the way you have written. Has your house been issued with a council compliance certificate -…

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JB
Jan 29, 2009 12:36 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
1 February 2009

what constitutes "second fixing carpentry" in HIA

what constitutes "second fixing carpentry" in HIA

Hi, Can anyone be more specific in what is included in "substantial completion of second fixing carpentry (including built in cupboards)" does…

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dymonite69
Feb 01, 2009 4:00 pm
dymonite69
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ausdesign
Feb 02, 2009 4:47 pm
ausdesign
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 4:37 pm
WiNmaKlIn
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AndreaLiu
Feb 19, 2009 8:35 am
AndreaLiu
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 3:02 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 9:50 am
Annelies
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ECOECO
Mar 16, 2009 10:16 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 4:14 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 8:49 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 9:02 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 8:43 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 6:21 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 8:54 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 11:47 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 7:02 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 3:31 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 4:10 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 8:28 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 9:32 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 12:38 pm
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 2:29 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 1:40 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 8:41 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 1:23 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 9:40 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 11:19 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 1:18 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 3:00 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...
1, 2

Peter, what climate zones where those last 4 houses with the timber floors in?

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Yak_Chat
Jul 13, 2009 10:35 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 2:38 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 4:16 pm


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