Building Standards; Getting It Right!
Mar 20, 2016 5:49 pm
As per the screenshot below, the inspection report came back saying the perpends were uniformly larger than the A.S allowance of 10mm. Is this something worth bringing up with the builder? Nothing can really be done about it now as the roof frame is on. Should I just let this one slide?
My build with FHBD
Re: Standards for brick perpends - worth taking any action2
Mar 20, 2016 8:47 pm
Thank you for this. We have the perpends that range from 10mm up to 22mm and I haven't seen the reference to the standard. Queensland just changed their standards and tolerance guides to be up to 20mm.
Sorry I can't help on what they can do.
Re: Standards for brick perpends - worth taking any action3
Mar 21, 2016 8:15 pm
Haha I'm glad I could help
If the QLD standard is 20mm then mine been 15mm in some areas surely isn't a huge deal even if it technically doesn't comply to WA standards
My build with FHBD
Re: Standards for brick perpends - worth taking any action4
Jun 30, 2016 7:36 pm
What DW specification is the brick you selected?
If it's DW1 a perp end dimensional tolerance is 10mm +/- 3mm [ie 7mm-13mm]
If they are rated DW0 there is no perp end dimensional tolerance.
The pics make me assume the brickwork is a 290mm [Long] x 162mm [High] x 90mm [thick] block.
If so it shouldn't be laid on a third bond but instead using a 240mm long block on each course left/right the external corners allowing a transition into a standard half bond for the rest of the wall.
Being a builder is more than just having once held a hammer. It's about the trades you hire and ensuring that they give a result that meets the industry standard and the home owners expectations.
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