Building Standards; Getting It Right!
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…
Mar 24, 2017 11:14 pm
Water Leak issues
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…
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…
I am no expert but I think it requires some skills to be that bad.
Steel Truss to Timber Wall
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Feb 17, 2013 12:09 pm
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…
Plumbing specs - Pipe sizes
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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…
Sep 01, 2011 10:15 am
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…
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…
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…
Jan 24, 2011 8:18 pm
SA - Gas Heater - Seperation from Window?
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…
Jan 02, 2011 8:25 am
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