Building Standards; Getting It Right!
Lighting and portable fire extinguishers
Evacuation lighting should have a test button on the side. It is recommended that all emergency lighting to be tested frequently.
As for the fire extinguishers, im sure…
External fire hose reels
mate i had a quick look at the standard, and it doesn't appear that it is required.
if you were to have a cabinet, whether it be for vandilism reason or otherwise, here…
INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS IN NSW
What are some of the BCA requirements, a building company or an individual, have to satisfy in order to build a (masonry, steel or concrete)…
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 ...
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
thanks for that, i just needed the angle
back to mathsbook for me!
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…
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,…
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.
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??
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…
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…
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 -…
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…
tile roof or colourbond
Do a search - this topic has been covered several times before, one thread only just recently
Feb 20, 2009 2:02 pm
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…
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…
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…
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…
Regulations fro WA
Contact your shire/council, they're paid to know the rules and help the public understand and use them.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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
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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