Building Standards; Getting It Right!
Can a private garage be a Class 1 structure?
Ouch! that revetment wall and septic upgrade sound rather nasty in $$ terms... Not to rub salt in, but when I do get queries like this from clients wanting such a…
Inspector for PCI stage that can inspect ALL THE THINGS :)
I went with David and All Inspect for my pre-handover inspection I could not be happier.
Attaching kids swing to side of house - is this ok?
It's hard to make a comment without a lot more information but . . . .If I was doing this I would be fixing a substantial vertical timber against the column from just over…
Device for checking power, data, tv and phone points
No we don't check electrical, and in any case electrical is excluded from the reporting standard of AS 4349.1 I was merely saying that in my experience incidence of…
Advice on pool concrete/potential retaining wall slippage
From the information you have provided it wouldn't be a major issue if the same thing happened to me. I would look to replace the retaining wall with a better constructed…
Did they do our slab retaining properly?
Hi Icebreaka Less than 500 buck$ that's laughable considering what they slugged you in the first instance The Engineer needs to inspect & certify what was done on the…
Building with Coral Homes: concerns about the tie down rods
Tradies certify their own work - bad idea?
AM, I was sure I saw a piece on one of the commercial networks not too long ago about how some financial planners were exploiting a loophole to allow them to practice…
Cracked concrete new house - how long is warranty etc?
Hi tompad Post up some photos and I'll take a look Generally structural cracking will need a structural engineers certificate to force a builder/contractor to act. Why…
Min. Ceiling Height tolerance with floor coverings
Well in the end we decided to go with a high end bamboo floating floor. It was half the price of solid hardwood on plywood substrate, and got around our height concerns.
Seeking Project Manager - review Builder's & Sub C's work.
You need to appoint a superintendent I'm in NSW, but my colleagues at Jims Building Inspections can assist.
New thread! When does your Building Inspector come out
We just had ours go through on his own prior to PCI. Then we read report and discussed it through with him and sent to builder and now we have PCI.
Sharp Dents from underneath in a flat roof - future corosion
It looks they run out of countersunk clip screws and just used raised head screws. Raised dent interferes with water flow and both roof sheet and clip screws should be replaced.
Need help! Where do I stand? Electricity meter on wrong side
The builder has to build what's on the contract documents, full stop. The only potential problem that I can see is that AS3000 Wiring Rules requires 600mm clearance…
Government/Council rules for unit bedroom flooring
It's against strata laws ( in NSW anyway but I'd imagine it would be very similar in QLD ) to have hard flooring if there is a unit below you. The only rooms you can do…
Fixing a bad brick job - Is render the only answer?
Generally I have noticed the cracks appear in render sometimes and also the rain marks often look very dirty. I have been told to you may need a wash every 3-4yrs. But we…
A better alternative to risk assessment paperwork?
I swear that it is taking longer and longer everytime I fill out the risk assessment/jsa/swms paperwork. I've heard around site that there are now phone apps that make…
Verandah Roof Specifications
Building an enclosure/fence for a spa. Will this pass?
It is a bit of a joke Dannymh, but people have died in all sorts of pools, and so all the rules. In Vic we have had a recent death which occurred when a pool was not…
Neighbour cut land - no retaining wall yet
I know this thread is a bit old, our contract specifies that our retaining wall is to be "provided by owner after handover" so I don't think 1m retaining walls need to be…
Structural frame for cyclone-rated panel-lift roller doors
Has anyone had any experience with the new requirements for strengthening the door frame for panel-lift roller doors in cyclone areas? Now that panel-lift doors in cyclone…