Building Standards; Getting It Right!
Building Regs on an External Door over 1.5m from ground
Hi Spida23 Welcome to the forum Does your contract or drawing say "Stairs/Landing By Owner?" Then, occupancy certificates can't be issued until the stairs, balustrade,etc…
Downpipe compliance question- rainwater tank
The requirement and regulations for rainwater tanks varies between states and even regions within States. The 2,000 L tank servicing a minimum 50 sq m roof catchment area…
Sealing the gap between slab and path around the house
Hi, sorry for bringing up an old thread, but I have the same question as the OP. I see that everyone highly recommends having concrete paving installed around a new house…
VCAT - experiences with significant foundation problems
Some good news t parsons, hang in there, got to say, since councils don't handle all aspects of building, quality control has dived, so much time goes by in these…
Height of concrete pathway's effect on termite protection
Some physical termite sheet/barrier products can double function as the damp proof course for the wall (e.g. Homeguard). Don't forget your primary damp proof membrane is…
Decking height in a concreted alfresco - Geelong Victoria
@Barongrizzly You will need to alter/drop the Footings for the timber deck It is also easier if you block slopes downwards not so if it slopes upwards
WARNING: Flexible stainless steel braided hoses
It is sometimes surprising to see what has been recalled. https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls?source=recalls https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall ... flood-stop
Signed contracts expecting a raft slab, now I'm being told i
Hi everyone, I'm sorry to have disappeared without answers, tapatalk kindly was hiding all your replies until it decided to play nicely. I had actually wondered about a…
Waffle slab is just one sort of raft slab. here is a link that explains about a Waffle Pod Slab https://anewhouse.com.au/2012/09/waffle-pod-raft-slab/ you will also find a…
Builder caught in breach of regs refusing to honour warranty
he looked at his iPad a lot. could've been playing Pokemon Go for all I know. 😆
Brickwork and Mortar Issues (aka Masonry)
We had a fantastic brickie but still we purchased all morter, sand etc, ensured we got best chance of top job, in which I was extremely happy with final job. Sent from…
Wonderful news- a diabolical dispute settled!
In today's world, building is like playing Russian roulette,as most people will go to display villages to pick a home, then they will sign away happily thinking they have…
Guide to Standards and Tolerances is Bible"Book of Excuses"?
This is what I absolutely hate about Guide to Standards and Tolerances Australia's most professional builder is hiding behind the guide for entry door that is badly bowed…
Drainage to protect foundation - engineering
Bank, Yes, Negotiating this is so complex. Im disappointed that this new rule may not have the impact it was likely designed to. I have family about to start their build…
Faulty mortar - Rake/Repoint or MortarMend/NawKaw?
Hi Julia1301 You will need to get the mortar composition properly analysed Other things to consider, mortar strength, loads on wall,failure modes,durability Then a…