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19 h19 hSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Storm Water Solution

Having the roof drainage plumbed to a detention system wouldn't be a problem with the "very slight slope" as described but the surface drainage is another matter. Most often the…

1 d1 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Storm Water Solution

Why don't they do a much cheaper detention system?

3 d3 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Driveway thickness under 100 mm

For some reason, the forum says that licensed trades is forbidden text when posted as one word. Just join as one word if you do a search.

3 d3 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Driveway thickness under 100 mm

The BCC describes it as the Specified Paving Standard and it does indicate 125mm for both the driveway and the crossing.
You need to verify with the BCC the document's…

6 d6 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Evil looking shrub

I hope that you post a photo whenever it flowers.

7 d7 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Driveway thickness under 100 mm

This is not my area of expertise but I understand that the applicable Australian Standards are AS3727 (residential paving) but as far as I know, they have never been legislated…

8 d8 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Gas pipe depth - plumbing standards

It comes under AS/NZS 5601. For residential it is:

Metallic Pipe 300mm
Non Metallic or composite 450mm
They can also be above ground a minimum of 50mm above ground…

9 d9 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
House frame bottom plate overhang on slab

This is a late reply but it may help someone else.
The very first thing that you need to do is check your contract to see whether it lists a certified…

11 d11 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
London inferno

Correct building industry products have to be specified and then passed inspection as having being used and properly installed. It is easy to check as to whether the specified product…

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11 d11 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
London inferno

I have often wondered whether Infinity Cable was also a cheaper option.
Many of the houses built with Infinity Cable would have changed hands now. Most home owners wouldn't know…

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13 d13 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
London inferno

Numerous high rise buildings in Melbourne have non compliant cladding yet the VBA's Prue Digby has previously stated that it constitutes only a medium to low fire risk. It would…

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15 d15 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Design your own home

70% would be right, that is the accepted best formula and Grundfos make the best. If you add a second tank, it has to have the same pressure as the…

16 d16 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Design your own home

The system all sounds good. The SCALA2 has a small internal pressure tank that Is set at (I think) 60psi for that initial delivery demand while it spools up. I'll…

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17 d17 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Design your own home

That is a heck of a distance to run water to the house!
Is there an increasing slope to the house and what size pipe did you use?
Does the SCALA2…

18 d18 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Laundry sink in the kitchen - In Victoria

Both waste pipes would connect to the sewer.
Kitchens are becoming more and more multi-functional.

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22 d22 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Shower Wet Area

You should first find out whether your builder has used a "Performance Based Solution" aka "Alternative Solution" that allows wet areas to be water resistant rather than water proofed.

23 d23 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Builders with fair building contract - do they exist?

The better building consultants usually do pre-contract reviews and they know more about the subject matter and what to look for than solicitors do.
A lot of the 'arithmetic' mistakes…

26 d26 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Private Building Surveyor for new house

If you have a look around the VBA website and also do a bit of Googling, you will gain an awareness of your rights and the reasons for the new…

27 d27 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Private Building Surveyor for new house

Victorian legislation was introduced on 1 September 2016 to prevent builders from appointing private building surveyors in order to end widespread conflicts of interest. The appointment of a private building…

29 d29 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Independent Building inspector needed

It helps if you say where you are building.

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
House side concrete drainage

Plumbing is a self regulated industry and plumbers sign off on their own work. There is endemic non compliance.
Concreting is a notorious hit and miss industry with many cowboys. Combine…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
House side concrete drainage

Just another point if you do have the concreting redone.
You will notice that there is no expansion foam between the path and the two walls. Using an expansion foam…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Solar Quotes.. Help!

I seriously suggest that you go to Whirlpool forums Green Tech sub forum and do a forum search on your key words. There is a wealth of information in there…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Problems with new apartment buildings

The VBA was set up under Matthew Guy's watch.
I probably shouldn't admit to this but when the Victorian Plumbing Industry Commission and the Victorian Building Commission were disbanded and…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Problems with new apartment buildings

That is a good summary. Here in Victoria, the air traffic controllers (aka VBA) are asleep on their watch which reminds me of an old joke. "I want to die…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
House side concrete drainage

VBA Technical Solution Sheet for ORGs.
http://www.vba.vic.gov.au/__data/assets ... Relief.pdf
Your ORG is higher than the weep holes...NOT GOOD.
Do you have any photos that show the ORG prior…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
House side concrete drainage

It's normal for cowboys maybe.
I can't give unqualified legal advice and the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) is a toothless tiger but the two documents linked below show the steps you…

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