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2 months2 monthsBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Identify pipe

It is most likely an old gal water service pipe

2 months2 monthsBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Weephole

Is this a New Construction or existing dwelling?
If it is new, then it needs to comply with the BCA
WA? I am assuming Perth?
Perth is a Low Rainfall Intensity!
(iv) in…

2 months2 monthsBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Help! Ceiling heights at 2.38 how is this legal?

BCA current room heights 2019 version, not much has changed over the years
3.8.2.2 Height of rooms and other spaces
Heights of rooms and other spaces (see Figure 3.8.2.1) must be not…

2 months2 monthsBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Installation of weep holes and vent to rendered exterior of

Yes
The render can be sand & cement smooth finish or Acrylic Render most probably Dulux Acrotek
If it is sand & cement or acrylic render and it has been sealed/painted with…

2 months2 monthsBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Installation of weep holes and vent to rendered exterior of

Is the render sand & cement based or Acrylic?
Is the Paint water based or Acrylic?
If your answer is yes to Acrylic then you're not required to have weepholes as the…

2 months2 monthsBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Exposed aggregate concrete

It doesn't look normal as the view/pictures are taken at distances of 100-150mm off surface with the 3rd image maybe 300-400mm off surface. Standards & Tolerance puts the required…

2 months2 monthsBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Who is responsible for pooling around a house?

FFL = Finished Floor Level
This means the finished height of the slab to your internal living area, your porch, your alfresco/patio, your garage relative to the pad level.
Pad level was…

2 months2 monthsBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Owner not paying money for job done

No you cant destroy, remove, damage the fence. You have, QCAT / NCAT etc or legal

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3 months3 monthsBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Building with MJH - payment on completion + other questions

If your purchase is under a Real Estate Contract (it sound like it is, due to the single payment) then unless you had a clause inserted into the special conditions,…

3 months3 monthsBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Water supply to my townhouse

Vertical rise could have been neater, closer to the wall

3 months3 monthsBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Water supply to my townhouse

That's standard practice, could have been a bit neater but it's correct

3 months3 monthsBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Crane in the driveway

A domestic drive is a 100mm thick slab and not really designed for a commercial vehicle. The load is spread via the out rigs and spread over a 1.2x1.2m2…

3 months3 monthsBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Noise Corridor

This is referred to as CAT 4 (in Qld) you're probably affected by Rail or a Very main Road.
Cat 4 is the highest level to comply with, Windows are double…

3 months3 monthsBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Who is responsible for pooling around a house?

The water is currently ponding and can't get away, filling the site to hide the problem won't resolve the problem but will most likely create abnormal moisture conditions in the…

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3 months3 monthsBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Who is responsible for pooling around a house?

Get some stakes, next time it rains and the yard floods, wade around and find the deepest spots put a stake in each of the deep spots. This will…

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3 months3 monthsBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Who is responsible for pooling around a house?

The BCA sets out the requirements for site drainage with respect to the dwelling, it requires roof water to be dealt with and surface "Around the perimeter" of the structure…

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3 months3 monthsBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
floor plan measurements

yes
roof area is only to help calculate Rain harvesting catchment area, plus roof water volume for sizing of stormwater pipe size

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3 months3 monthsBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Vapour barrier

Do the openings first, and see how that goes. You will probably want to allow 1-1.5 months to see any change. Then review, you don't want to build…

3 months3 monthsBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Bradford soundscreen

a little, but not much they work to achieve different outcomes the density of the batts change as do the materials.

3 months3 monthsBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Driveway Engineering HELP

Correct with regard to the builder advising that they don't need to engineer it. The AS allows for the drive to be based on engineering principals.
The drive is not…

3 months3 monthsBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
calculate fall and rough site cost

The plan you have presented is part of the civil plans packet and is related to stormwater.
You need the Disclosure Plan as it will provide Finish Contour Levels depth of…

3 months3 monthsBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Can a builder refuse other licensed trades from doing works?

As most of these seats include a separate hand held spray wand, this is classed as a hand shower.
AS3740:2010 Waterproofing of domestic wet areas defines what is a enclosed &…

3 months3 monthsBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
floor plan measurements

You're in NSW
The house is 312.96m2 (233.49 + 37.33 + 36 +6.14)
The site area is due to most councils DCP (development control plan) requiring a breakdown of the site…

3 months3 monthsBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Window issue

Mate you need to be closer than the front door when taking a photo at the rear of the house.
take 2 photo's, 1 of each window, standing at about middle…

3 months3 monthsBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Pls vote -who bears the cost of re-inspections ($ and delay)

If the builder calls for an aspect inspect of work carried out by the builder/builders trades and it is defective and requires a reinspection then it is a cost to…

3 months3 monthsBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Final Occupational Certificate

230mm is a step height.
It can be a deck or actual concrete steps, but the requirement is that the maximum height difference from finished floor level (laundry) to…

3 months3 monthsBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Sewer inspection line poor placement eyesore

What you're looking at is the sewer jump-up. This is where your sewer line connects into the sewer main. The connection point is not offered as a "preferred connection…

3 months3 monthsBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Powder Room Plumbing Seems Off? Please help

Mis-measures happen, what the plumber has done is fine BUT you have discontinuation of the bottom plate, the photo shows a speed brace on a broken bracing panel.
I would be…

3 months3 monthsBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Can a builder refuse other licensed trades from doing works?

Your builder is the PC (principal contractor) therefore they are responsible for all safety issues on site.
The industry standard is if you or your immediate family is a trade, you/they…

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3 months3 monthsBuildingandLegalBuildingandLegal posted:
Should I raise ceiling height from 2590mm to 2740mm?

2590mm ceilings still give you the wow impression when someone walks in for the first time, the cost of 2590mm is quite reasonable, it's not just the frame plaster/painting/bricks/insulation are…

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