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11 d11 dLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Is it ok to build a shed over an easement?

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I found this on the Western Water website but I still don't fully understand what the best thing to do is.
Our sewer pipes (150mm diameter) are 5.5m deep and…

Is it ok to build a shed over an easement?
11 d11 dLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Is it ok to build a shed over an easement?

Hi,
Thank you, we will do. We are with Western Water, so I will give them another call just to be sure.
EDIT: I found the relevant information on the Western Water…

11 d11 dLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Is it ok to build a shed over an easement?

We're based in Victoria, Western suburbs.

12 d12 dLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Is it ok to build a shed over an easement?

Hi,
We have an easement at the back of our property which is 4.6m from the fence.
A sewer line runs through the easement (the sewer pipe is just over 5m deep).
We…

2 months2 monthsLisa06Lisa06 posted:
What sort of path is this?

The weep holes are 150mm above the ground.
Yes, I thought that the path would have to pool water to drain, however, the path is sloped so it won’t pool water.

2 months2 monthsLisa06Lisa06 posted:
What sort of path is this?

Yes, the drainage doesn’t make sense to me either!

2 months2 monthsLisa06Lisa06 posted:
What sort of path is this?

My friend is renting a property and it has a path, as illustrated, right around the house.

The path is not made of concrete but rather some sort of crushed rock…

What sort of path is this?
2 months2 monthsLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Building Surveyor In The Wrong

It's a complete, time-wasting joke.

2 months2 monthsLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Building Surveyor In The Wrong

I know. Sad but true.

2 months2 monthsLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Building Surveyor In The Wrong

I have already spoken to Mark. There's a lot of weigh up at the moment. Thank you.

2 months2 monthsLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Building Surveyor In The Wrong

I don't hold my breath when it comes to anything related to the VBA. I've never dealt with a more incompetent regulatory body. I'm aware they won't do…

2 months2 monthsLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Building Surveyor In The Wrong

At present the RBS is ignoring me!

2 months2 monthsLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Building Surveyor In The Wrong

I think I read that you can only make a claim against an unlicensed plumber within three years (it's been longer than three years).
Isn't the builder responsible for the RBS?…

2 months2 monthsLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Drainage Question Please

Hi,
I have a drainage question, please, which relates to our shed (please see diagram below):
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_T9IyT2dzLgZvR7BiSj9d9vNX-SXtuJP/view?usp=sharing
Our shed is roughly 16m x 10.5m.
We will soon be installing three water tanks at the…

2 months2 monthsLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Building Surveyor In The Wrong

We are the second owners of our property.
The previous owners engaged an unlicensed plumber to connect the home stormwater to the water tank (so there is no compliance certificate).
This work…

3 months3 monthsLisa06Lisa06 posted:
What does this cut/fill line mean, please?

The plan relating to sub-surface drainage is just a generic plan (it is not site-specific). I don't believe there is any sub-surface drainage around our house.

3 months3 monthsLisa06Lisa06 posted:
What does this cut/fill line mean, please?

Hi,
Thanks.
So is the cut and fill something they use just under the house to level it before they pour the slab?
The block is on a slope (it slopes down from…

3 months3 monthsLisa06Lisa06 posted:
What does this cut/fill line mean, please?

Hi,
Could someone please explain to me what this cut/fill line across our house means?
Thanks.

What does this cut/fill line mean, please?
3 months3 monthsLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Some Slab Protection Questions Please

Ours looks nothing like that. There is just soil around the house and it looks like it's at a very slight slope. But it is certainly not compacted…

3 months3 monthsLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Some Slab Protection Questions Please

Thanks for that.
Is there anyway we can find out if the builder graded the land away from the slab correctly during construction? ie. right angle and fill-type etc? The…

3 months3 monthsLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Some Slab Protection Questions Please

Thank you -it does.

3 months3 monthsLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Some Slab Protection Questions Please

Hi Alex,
Thanks for that info.
Yes, I agree with the drainage.
Is builder's film some sort of plastic?

3 months3 monthsLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Some Slab Protection Questions Please

Hi Chris,
Does any sort of guideline state that temporary downpipes are required on reactive soils?
Our engineer plans don't mention temporary downpipes.
Given that we are in lockdown for likely the rest…

3 months3 monthsLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Some Slab Protection Questions Please

I've heard that the perimeter around the house should not be backfilled, it must be graded away from the house. Backfilling to create a slope away from the house…

3 months3 monthsLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Some Slab Protection Questions Please

Could someone please help me understand a few things?
1. I’ve read that temporary downpipes should be installed as soon as the roof is up. Is there some law…

4 months4 monthsLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Need advice on our rainwater collection and storage system.

Does a low inlet valve mean that water would enter the tank via a valve toward the bottom of the tank, instead of via a vertical riser that feeds to…

4 months4 monthsLisa06Lisa06 posted:
LPOD Query

It was a volume builder.

4 months4 monthsLisa06Lisa06 posted:
LPOD Query

It's all good.
That information is very helpful and it makes sense. Thanks.

4 months4 monthsLisa06Lisa06 posted:
LPOD Query

Ok, thanks, I will try to work out the roof area.
I requested all the Compliance Certificates associated with our property from the VBA quite some time ago. Still haven't…

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