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Beaner
Beaner
21 February 2007

Positioning of steel lintels

Positioning of steel lintels

Well Anthony, It's good to see you still hold faith in YOUR Customer Service Officer. I sent a courteous email advising of the Prelim Notice along with some…

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Beaner
Feb 21, 2007 12:05 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
31 May 2007

Ausdesign - 5 Star Website

Ausdesign - 5 Star Website

Hi Peter, Just spent some time at your site. Wow have you been busy since 94.!! Great format and very easy to use - practical information arranged in a very orderly…

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Yak_Chat
May 31, 2007 8:39 pm
Yak_Chat
concept22
concept22
25 July 2007

Building Product Specifications

Building Product Specifications

We have found a website that is fantastic, it gives you all the MSDS and Technical data sheets so we were able to put our team out on jobs and have both australian and NZ…

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concept22
Jul 25, 2007 9:54 am
d@n
d@n
20 March 2008

Hardies fibrolith?

Hardies fibrolith?

wow...nice post. :shock: Thankfully I didn't take that place. 8)

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d@n
Mar 20, 2008 8:51 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
22 April 2008

Victorian Building Envelopes

Victorian Building Envelopes

Bored...can't sleep going through some bookmarks.... Everything you wanted to know about Victorian Building Envelopes and hoped that the designer would take care…

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to_do_list
Apr 23, 2008 12:56 am
to_do_list
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
23 April 2008

Repairing timber framing..

Repairing timber framing..

See other post mena - see lukes response under home maintenance and repairs. :wink: Not the other post beside the one in your wall :)

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Yak_Chat
Apr 23, 2008 9:35 pm
Yak_Chat
Paula
Paula
6 May 2008

Tempering valve

Tempering valve

Yep, I think it did!!

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Paula
May 06, 2008 11:23 pm
Paula
MICA
MICA
7 May 2008

Lighting and portable fire extinguishers

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…

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MICA
May 07, 2008 4:25 pm
MICA
pottsy44
pottsy44
8 May 2008

External fire hose reels

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…

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pottsy44
May 08, 2008 12:40 pm
coljacqld
coljacqld
21 May 2008

Should my HWS be mounted like this

Should my HWS be mounted like this

I'd be asking some pretty serious questions about it's current location. That we will :!: You should NEVER mount a HWS!…

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coljacqld
May 21, 2008 10:27 pm
Michelle
Michelle
24 May 2008

INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS IN NSW

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)…

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Michelle
May 24, 2008 12:46 pm
Michelle
chuth77
chuth77
20 June 2008

Minimum overhead bearer height on a verandah???

Minimum overhead bearer height on a verandah???
1, 2

Hence why split roof lines look magnificent on 2700 or greater ceilings...

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chuth77
Jun 20, 2008 9:02 pm
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
Guest
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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Guest
Dec 05, 2008 8:17 am
Guest
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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Guest
Dec 05, 2008 8:27 am
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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Guest
Feb 19, 2009 8:35 am
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

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