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GLO
GLO
29 June 2018

Waterproofing slab edge - is it worth it?

Waterproofing slab edge - is it worth it?

Doesnt the saline protection provide the barrier between soil and slab?

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GLO
Jun 29, 2018 7:43 am
Gravy
Gravy
25 March 2017

Crumbling slab edges - is this normal?

Crumbling slab edges - is this normal?

That doesn't look OK at all. If the edges are crumbling what's the rest of the slab going to do when the weight of a house is on top of it. If it was me I'd be getting…

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Gravy
Mar 25, 2017 12:14 am
Gravy
qebtel
qebtel
10 January 2017

Water Leak issues

Water Leak issues
1, 2

1. As I have already told you, the same check and balance apply whether OB or registered builder, so it is irrelevant. 2. Not an OB fault. 3. Not an OB fault. 4. Not an…

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qebtel
Jan 10, 2017 7:00 pm
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insider
Dec 03, 2016 11:33 pm
insider
Voice_1
Voice_1
13 November 2016

Thin and long Cracks on slab

Thin and long Cracks on slab

It's not that the answer is invalid, the response I have provided is based on my own experience where hairline cracks where visible and I was given the same answer 12…

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Voice_1
Nov 13, 2016 6:25 pm
Voice_1
sunxiaoxuan23926
sunxiaoxuan23926
1 September 2016

Brick Issues

Brick Issues

I am no expert but I think it requires some skills to be that bad.

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sunxiaoxuan23926
Sep 01, 2016 11:34 pm
wood bang
wood bang
31 August 2016

Buildin Inspector in Adelaide

Buildin Inspector in Adelaide

The guys on here are mainly from Sydney and Melbourne

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wood bang
Aug 31, 2016 12:41 pm
wood bang
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
23 July 2016

Steel Truss to Timber Wall

Steel Truss to Timber Wall

Hi NHB Unfortunately this falls in the grey area of non-compliance so you will be paying a building inspector big buck$ just to tell you that. Alternatively an engineer…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 23, 2016 9:06 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Stewie D
Stewie D
6 March 2016

Help - Floor tiling and skirtings

Help - Floor tiling and skirtings

How much gap did the tiler leave against the skirting ? Stewie

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Stewie D
Mar 06, 2016 2:31 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
28 February 2016

Island Bath - Minimum HOB distance

Island Bath - Minimum HOB distance

I know what you are saying. My comment was aimed more along the lines of if you are having a bath that close to the wall why not get rid of the small gap between bath and…

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Stewie D
Feb 28, 2016 9:23 am
wood bang
wood bang
15 September 2015

Ceiling heights - what to do?

Ceiling heights - what to do?

If I had the money I'll do 3000 for all my ceilings

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wood bang
Sep 15, 2015 9:09 pm
wood bang
AJW
AJW
19 August 2015

How does the main water supply enter new house?

How does the main water supply enter new house?

They run water in through a pipe, used to be copper but mostly plastic now. These days they also generally run must internal water pipes through the slab too and come up…

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AJW
Aug 20, 2015 12:35 am
sofia14
sofia14
25 May 2015

Builder saying 20mm perpends acceptable....

Builder saying 20mm perpends acceptable....

Got your message on the other thread. Good luck. Wish you have a good outcome! I feel like consumers always lose in this case. I have read a lot of similar stories as…

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sofia14
May 25, 2015 2:16 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
28 April 2015

Urethane sealant in expansion joints mandatory?

Urethane sealant in expansion joints mandatory?

Often they will put a foam backing rod into the AJ. That way when they fill with flexible sealant it they don't waste too much and squirt the full brick width. It is there…

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Crazyk
Apr 28, 2015 9:07 am
Crazyk
EmeryBB
EmeryBB
15 March 2015

Foundation Concrete Exposed

Foundation Concrete Exposed

If the photo is anything to go by, it looks like your land is slopping towards your neighbour, is that correct? 1. Surely your neighbour will not fill up their land, why…

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EmeryBB
Mar 15, 2015 9:29 am
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
1 January 2015

Crumbling Slab - concerned

Crumbling Slab - concerned

The exposed edge of the slab looks well compacted without any voids. The crumbling of the edge of the set down (which will be concealed when…

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Treeseachanger
Jan 01, 2015 10:30 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
8 December 2014

Frame overhang

Frame overhang
1, 2

Update my builder dynabolted a treated pine timber under the frame. All good now. To me it looks like they put the timber formwork out by 1 plank thickness

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Crazyk
Dec 08, 2014 8:30 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
Crazyk
7 July 2014

Framing Overhangs Slab

Framing Overhangs Slab

Also looks like they have gouged the bottom plates a bit to get over the post bolts. I'm no expert but for piece of mind I'd get an Independant inspector.

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Crazyk
Jul 07, 2014 7:39 pm
Crazyk
boosta
boosta
3 July 2014

Demolition / footing questions

Demolition / footing questions

Hi Boosta...where about are you building your house. I'm also doing a demolition and subdivision/build in inner north suburb. I've had my spoil…

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boosta
Jul 03, 2014 10:38 am
RedHotMike
RedHotMike
1 July 2014

Building Code Advice

Building Code Advice

Thank you all, I will bring this up with the site supervisor. I should add that the trusses have also been nailed in places from non load bearing…

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RedHotMike
Jul 01, 2014 6:59 pm
bpratt
bpratt
30 January 2014

Connecting Oven in a separate Circuit

Connecting Oven in a separate Circuit

That's a bit of luck. I guess they only have two safety switches in your house then.

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bpratt
Jan 30, 2014 5:51 pm
boosta
boosta
4 November 2013

cost to upgrade from 2.7m to 3.0m ceiling

cost to upgrade from 2.7m to 3.0m ceiling

We were also told that the cost included changes to the roof angles, to keep the roof height within council regs. I really don't get how this…

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boosta
Nov 04, 2013 3:53 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
2 August 2013

Help, metal edging corroding

Help, metal edging corroding

Raw aluminium should never come into contact with wet mortar, I think the grout will have a similar composition. Your aluminium would appear to be clear lacquered, I think…

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ECOECO
Aug 03, 2013 12:36 am
ECOECO
ChrisE
ChrisE
4 June 2013

SA codes for kitchen exhaust fans

SA codes for kitchen exhaust fans

I was pretty surprised, myself, but verified it with Smeg. They make two cooktops in the 720-750mm size range with the wok burner off set to one side, which is what I…

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ChrisE
Jun 04, 2013 2:45 am
Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
29 May 2013

Downlights and Fan directly over shower // AS3000

Downlights and Fan directly over shower // AS3000

After getting no replies here I tried another forum (Whirlpool) and received the following responses. As usual, the Internet being what it is, use these answers as…

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Pepsi_Drinker
May 29, 2013 11:11 am
Pepsi_Drinker
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Daveoz
Apr 16, 2013 3:04 am
Trees
Trees
17 February 2013

Corrosion Protection

Corrosion Protection

Thanks true it may but that is not my issue entirely just the fact that whether we really need it. Why weren't we told earlier when plenty of houses are being built in the…

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Trees
Feb 17, 2013 1:09 pm
builda
builda
6 October 2012

Insulated Panels with Plasterboard Facing

Insulated Panels with Plasterboard Facing

Further to my earlier post regarding Paneco in Qld, I like the Paneco system however I feel they have a lot to learn on the panelisation of a building as…

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builda
Oct 06, 2012 12:30 pm
builda
Darren Standish
Darren Standish
12 August 2012

Inspector in Adelaide for building codes only.

Inspector in Adelaide for building codes only.

No Problems, Happy to help if you have any issues. Feel free to give me a call as i am happy to give you some advice if needed. Cheers, Darren

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Darren Standish
Aug 12, 2012 8:36 pm
Darren Standish
btherl
btherl
23 September 2011

FHOG - 2011

FHOG - 2011

Have you tried calling the authority that administers the FHOG in your state? From the victorian SRO website: You (or at least one applicant) must occupy…

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btherl
Sep 23, 2011 12:26 pm
btherl
B STAR
B STAR
9 September 2011

Plumbing specs - Pipe sizes

Plumbing specs - Pipe sizes

Direct Wholesale is wholesale distributor of quality products, accessories and consumables for the plumbing and electrical trades.

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B STAR
Sep 09, 2011 2:02 pm
eyspy
eyspy
1 September 2011

Plastic Mains Water Pipes

Plastic Mains Water Pipes

Plastic in our last 3 homes and no problems at all. Faulty workmanship is evident in ALL types of material and should be addressed at every available opportunity. As an…

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eyspy
Sep 01, 2011 11:15 am
architect
architect
10 July 2011

HELP: fixing vent pipe AFTER plastering?

HELP: fixing vent pipe AFTER plastering?

did you take a photo? tell the site supervisor you are not happy with his apparaent disregard to prompty attend to and fix problems as they arise. this is not a…

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architect
Jul 10, 2011 1:46 am
evo550
evo550
4 July 2011

Cutting concrete sleepers for a retaining wall.

Cutting concrete sleepers for a retaining wall.

Daveoz, Depending on your particular manufacturer, but generally yes. Although the ends should be sealed with a 2 part epoxy or the like to protect the exposed reo from…

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evo550
Jul 04, 2011 4:18 pm
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Daveoz
Jun 29, 2011 3:40 pm
Lex
Lex
5 May 2011

Unpainted door has expanded due to moisture. What to do?

Unpainted door has expanded due to moisture. What to do?

No idea, but we have a similar issue. I think it's our fault. We have plain laundry doors which have been painted by the builder, but they get hit pretty badly when it…

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Lex
May 05, 2011 8:23 pm
Lex
mary23
mary23
26 April 2011

changes to plans?

changes to plans?

thanks ed.dont worry Ill be…

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mary23
Apr 26, 2011 10:34 am
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
13 April 2011

Vapor membrane or glue under plywood?

Vapor membrane or glue under plywood?

Which is used when and what is the preferred method? By the way, this is for plywood that goes under solid timber floor.

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blueblueblue
Apr 13, 2011 4:33 pm
homehelper
homehelper
5 April 2011

Painting a door in two different colours

Painting a door in two different colours

I think using a dark colour or the exterior colour will be more suitable, it will also give some definition to the interior of the door.

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homehelper
Apr 05, 2011 2:08 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
11 February 2011

Why use bored piers over something else?

Why use bored piers over something else?

If your soil is so reactive as you say, even with a slab you would still have needed piers to stabilize it and they would probably have been the same dept and diameter and…

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chrisandkate
Feb 11, 2011 11:00 am
Syrus
Syrus
24 January 2011

Plumbing requirements

Plumbing requirements

Hi all, first of all I would like to apologize if I posted a thread into a wrong section. My problem is the following. I am not aware of…

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Syrus
Jan 24, 2011 9:18 pm
Makis
Makis
2 January 2011

SA - Gas Heater - Seperation from Window?

SA - Gas Heater - Seperation from Window?

Gday, Building in Adelaide but want to allow provision for a gas heater somewhere in the lounge. Can somebody point me in the right direction with the regulations before…

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Makis
Jan 02, 2011 9:25 am
AJW
AJW
3 November 2010

House purchased that has illegal wiring

House purchased that has illegal wiring

I have thought of the building inspection guy, since he should have atleast notified me that the down lights were covered by insulation - but…

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AJW
Nov 03, 2010 2:53 am
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

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