Building Standards; Getting It Right!
Cracked Building Highlights certification Problems
The directors of the Building certification company that signed off on the structural…
vertical or horizontal core bricks internal?
And you are a broker Salesman Right? As an Engineer and Bricklayer That does structural repairs I would disagree What about bending in walls.. which brick is…
Waterproofing to wet areas - Minimum standards help
Oh, I agree totally Howyagoin. That's the way we have always done it too regardless of the materials used for the walls and floor. I was just quoting what is in the…
Standards for brick perpends - worth taking any action
What DW specification is the brick you selected? If it's DW1 a perp end dimensional tolerance is 10mm +/- 3mm If they are rated DW0 there is no perp end…
Roof Fascia - am I supposed to have a board tacked on?
Yes this is perfectly acceptable and is the standard on 99% of homes there should be a detail of this in your plans. Putting a gutter on these pieces would be a waste of…
My builder used the wrong bricks for a non-rendered wall
They will have been laid 'overhand' - that means from the inside of the wall not the outside. When this happens usually the brickies demolish and rebuild. Not that…
Another weep hole question, required with double brick in WA
Quite often they don't put weep around porches (Ie covered areas) & the non weathered side, if they wait 10 years or so they'll see where they should have put them.
Roof not built as designed, what do I do?
I would go with building expert's advice. Maybe a builder had executed building plan without your consent. Such Kind of mistake happens very often when you hire different…
Can you use liquid limestone to construct a wall in a house
http://kezandgonzo.blogspot.com.au/ did you go ahead? In my blog above there are photos of our rammed earth home using crushed limestone
Painting WHO IS RESPONSIBLE with after handover issues
The builder has done the right thing by you in letting you use your own painter and save yourself some money. He also makes no margin on the painting. Maybe it's time to…
Retaining Options - Sloping Block - Wall or Ramp?
One very important thing to consider is water flow over these slopes. I'd go no steeper than 1:2 to avoid scouring however the type of grass if any can reduce this.
Garage Entry - How much size difference is builder allowed
AM - yes, it's 30mm, not 30cm. I'd have hit the roof if this was the case. Stewie D - good q, will have to go back and check out the photos. From memory they didn't cut…