Building Standards; Getting It Right!
Dec 06, 2018 6:31 pm
Hello Guys, I have a question about weep holes on a near completion house.
I noticed in the pre-handover inspection that there is no weeping hole on the bricks under all the windows and doors.
But I could see them on all of our neighbors who build with the same builder.
Just wondering if this is something I should worry about for building standards and push our builder to fix before handover?
Here are some pics at the front as an example but we got this issue all over our house, here is our house front:
This is our neighbor:
Any help would be much appreciated.
Re: Standards for weep holes under the window2
Dec 06, 2018 6:59 pm
If masonry is weatherproof and window joints are properly sealed, weep holes are not required. In fact, what's the whole purpose of your bricks if they don't even protect from the water?
Re: Standards for weep holes under the window3
Dec 06, 2018 7:32 pm
Thanks for the reply.
It seems that it could be ok to leave it. However, the only thing puzzle me is that we have 8 lots building with the same builder. All the other 7 got the window weeps holes and we are only one lot that does not have it.
Re: Standards for weep holes under the window4
Dec 07, 2018 7:19 am
Your window heads are in protected position under eaves and it is unlikely you will have a problem.
From memory if a window or door is 1m or less it does not require a weep hole.
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