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7 d7 dBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Damp Carpet Perimeter In Bedroom

Go outside and look at the slab edge, (the vertical face, below the bricks), expose the face of the slab below ground, I will put money down that all you…

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8 d8 dBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Down pipe connection to storm water? Is this correct?

yeh, I noticed the WA on kelsey's profile after posting

8 d8 dBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Direct Fix Battern Ceiling - AS 1684 Racking Forces

You don't get much bracing from plasterboard sheets, BUT you do get some!
If you have access into the roof space, why don't you install binders to the top side of…

8 d8 dBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Timber frame exposed for extended period of time - should I

This was posted in Building Standards; Getting it right, under Frame exposed to weather for 6 months
The bottom plate can drawing up water this is referred as wicking, if wet…

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8 d8 dBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Structaflor / Yellow Tongue - Water Damage?

Don't drill drainage holes, as this voids the floors ability to withstand water.
Keep an eye on it and check if the sheets start to sag between the joists, then that's…

8 d8 dBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Storm water/downpipe connections.

answered in general discussion where you posted the same question

8 d8 dBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Shower drain looks unusual

Image 1,2,4 & 5 are fine. With the exception of the bottom of the waste pan not being cleaned of tilers glue & grout. A builders clean is pretty…

8 d8 dBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Down pipe connection to storm water? Is this correct?

No!
The BCA requires the first 1000mm to fall out from the slab, to prevent ponding next to the slab creating abnormal moisture conditions. For drainage to work you install…

14 d14 dBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Nogging standard size

Hi Magirl
This is perfectly acceptable, the code states
Clause 6.2.1.5
Where required, wall studs shall have continuous rows of noggings, located on flat or on edge, at 1350 mm maximum centres.
Your nogs…

15 d15 dBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Brick sill DPC/flashing

The black rubber is the window flashing! It's purpose is to direct the water coming off the window and out of the track out on to the bricks. …

16 d16 dBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
9 forntage zero lot

you might want to just run it past council first
a double garage has an internal width of 5.8m + 230mm each side for walls + setback off zero lot for…

16 d16 dBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Balustrade installed over ungrouted tiles

The cover plate slides up to allow for grout to be applied

17 d17 dBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Why is this happening ?

because you have a leak from above, the paint is holding the water.

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17 d17 dBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Frame exposed to weather for 6 months

The first thing you need to get your head around is the following terms, or you are just going to alienate your supervisor & builder.
"Non-Compliant" work, this is any work…

19 d19 dBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Building a new house

You live in the area, your land is probably in an estate with other builds happening?
Go for a drive, write down the Lot, the builder and the build stage, in…

19 d19 dBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Alternative water supply

The tank will be used to supply harvested roof water to the toilets, the washing machine cocks and the garden taps. Not to the basin/s, kitchen, shower as these…

19 d19 dBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Frame exposed to weather for 6 months

Bottom 4 photo's.
Your bottom plate is drawing up water this is referred as wicking, you can also see it wicking up the studs (vertical timber) not ideal, but will mostly…

29 d29 dBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Building on a dam

Groundzero are you Jason (Vic)

29 d29 dBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Builder is asking increase in price on a fixed price Master

Then every owner that has an issue with the builder should follow your advise try and push them into administration and they should have the cheque by Thursday possibly Friday?…

29 d29 dBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Builder is asking increase in price on a fixed price Master

Don't take the stupid advise above!
I acknowledge there are some greedy builders out there that shouldn't exist but what is currently occurring is also hitting the ones that…

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29 d29 dBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Building on a dam

groundzero
what would say a simple quick calc number would be?

30 d30 dBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Base price for New Home Volume Builders

They currently are not releasing it to the public as their prices are being reviewed on a monthly basis. You will only get a price by going into a…

30 d30 dBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
CSB Homes

It might be more helpful to explain what issues you had rather than such a broad statement!

30 d30 dBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Building on a dam

YES!
Soils expand approx 10mm for every 1000mm. If your fill is equal, say 2000mm deep on the left side of you house and 2000mm deep on the right…

30 d30 dBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Fairhaven homes fixed price contract

the average price increase for a home, over the past 11 months is in the range of $40k to $80k subject to size, materials etc. Builders that have entered…

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1 month1 monthBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Bad rot in framing post

It looks like it's a laminated post ( a number of pieces of timber glued under pressure to create a bigger piece), the bottom of the post is delaminating and…

1 month1 monthBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Tiling Price Advice

Thats about right.

1 month1 monthBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
What questions do I need to be asking?

I would suggest before going to far do the path to purchase, take the time to go to council and talk to the planning department. Towns old feature buildings…

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1 month1 monthBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Retaining wall damage & liability

Yeah, Nah.
Most retaining walls are build on the side of the boundary that is receiving the benefit. It's very rare for the retaining to be jointly owned and built…

1 month1 monthBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Builders/Buyers Advocate Services Legitimate?

Yes, but we currently only work in Qld.
Darbecca, do a reasonable report, but don't manage the builder, the contract, or much else.

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