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2 d2 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Builder refusing to give OP

anu123,
Who employed the building surveyor, you or the builder?

2 d2 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Arden Homes Inspectors

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.

3 d3 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Arden Homes Inspectors

Same with plumbing which is self certfying, the building surveyor only needs to sight the certificate as 'proof' of compliance.

4 d4 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Does builder top up soil to cover up waffle slab edges?

Builder is required to grade compacted soil away from the slab for site drainage during construction.

4 d4 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Build contract, legal advice?

You need an industry professional to do a pre contract signing review, a solicitor just doesn't cut it because they don't know what to look for.
There are many things…

7 d7 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
How to fix drainage issues on pavement around house

This is one of the increasing number of issues that people are now facing with zero boundary lots and the answer to your question comes back to the natural ground…

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11 d11 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Recessed damp proof course

It is true that it is the way that it has been done for a long time but in the absence of a certified Performance Solution, they have to abide…

12 d12 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Trying to find replacement feet for outdoor furniture

Do you know someone with a 3D Printer?

12 d12 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Recessed damp proof course

The Standards do call for it to be visible and the brick manufacturers also advise that the DPC should be visible but many builders now have various certified "Performance Solutions"…

19 d19 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
settlement, foundation problems legal rights

Large cracks start off small.
It is impossible to give advice without being on site but taking some subsurface soil moisture samples at various depths may be in order.
Tree roots…

19 d19 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
settlement, foundation problems legal rights

Because the slope is in rooms along one side of the house, it is best to have it investigated for your peace of mind. What is your soil classification?
Degrees of…

21 d21 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
settlement, foundation problems legal rights

Did you read the links that Gaudi posted?

21 d21 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Plumbing query / standard

The photos don't show downpipes going under the slab.
The pipes in the photos are not charged and the rectangular downpipes also appear to be metal. You haven't indicated otherwise.
The opening…

21 d21 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Is Ableflex a must when doing a pavement around the house

It isn't a regulatory requirement but it is a good idea to have it.
https://www.cornellengineers.com.au/all-about-abelflex/
You can get other products, Selleys have a filler that is…

23 d23 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Neighbour paraplet wall?

It's called overshadowing if you want to do some Googling. Use terms like: WA residential design rules overshadowing or similar.

23 d23 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Pollution by postcode

At least Trumbull is gone.

23 d23 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Pollution by postcode

Many recycling segments are ignored by the populous majority, E-waste and battery recycling being two majors. Unfortunately, most of both end up in landfill.
2020 will be an epic watershed…

24 d24 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
rain water tank not filling

Just came across this thread. This is a late answer and the OP has probably long gone but someone else may benefit so here goes...
Is any water at all going…

25 d25 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Pollution by postcode

Well, that has surprised me. Thanks Liliana (I think).
I always thought my outer suburb was low pollutant but it shows as medium pollution despite having no heavy industry.....but then the…

28 d28 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Plumbing query / standard

That is not a charged system and you do not use metal downpipes on a charged system.
Have the downpipes been draining next to the foundations???
What is your soil classification? Not…

28 d28 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
settlement, foundation problems legal rights

Forum member Building Expert is highly qualified and will know when the Victorian 10 year warranty came in. With luck, he may also know someone competent in your area or…

28 d28 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
settlement, foundation problems legal rights

Victoria is 10 years for structural but I don't know how long this has been in place. Cosmetic warranty has well and truly gone by now.
Building consultants who do inspections…

28 d28 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
water heat

Also buy a cover.

28 d28 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
settlement, foundation problems legal rights

When asking about regulatory advice, you need to post your location.
As they do but regardless, you need to have a paper trail.
Was it a 'builder' from the company that…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Plumbing query / standard

Coverage depth depends on the type of finished surface. Did you discuss your intended finished surface with your SS?
Single dwelling:
No pavement and not subject to vehicular loading...minimum 100mm cover.
With…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Neighbour's Extension Encroached our land (what to do?)

How do you know the extension is encroaching? Have you had a survey done?

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Downpipe compliance question- rainwater tank

The requirement and regulations for rainwater tanks varies between states and even regions within States. Your situation depends on where you live and sometimes your council wikll have over-rides. There…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Downpipe compliance question- rainwater tank

No such thing.

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Mimosa Independent Building Inspections

The ACCC needs to throw the proverbial book at them but oddly enough, it appears that the inclusion of Unfair Contract Terms in contracts is not defined as being illegal.…

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