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3 d3 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Standing water in stormwater drain. Normal?

Definitely an ORG but the regulations state that it must be be a minimum of 75mm above the surrounding surface to prevent stormwater ingress. Your ORG height above the finished…

3 d3 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Standing water in stormwater drain. Normal?

It should have a minimum 1:100 slope but stormwater drainage is self certified work with no checks and pooling is common.
There are some areas of concern with the photos that…

6 d6 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
House frame bottom plate overhang on slab

10mm in the code but some builders now use a certified "Performance Solution" that allows 25mm...believe it or not! Have you checked your contract?
The BCA is Parts 1 & 2…

7 d7 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
confidentiailty of builder agreement with a project builder

Section 23
Unfair terms of consumer contracts
(1) A term of a consumer contract is void if:
(a) the term is unfair; and
(b) the contract is a standard form contract.…

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7 d7 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
confidentiailty of builder agreement with a project builder

Jayasooriah, have you Googled "unfair terms in contract" or read the Australian Consumer Law (contained in schedule 2 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (formerly known as the Trade…

8 d8 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Independent building inspector

The VBA is an acronym for the Victorian Building Authority although my friend Anna Gram insists that acronym is my acorn.

9 d9 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Downpipe compliance question- rainwater tank

Project homes are like sausages...if you saw how they were made, you wouldn't eat them.
He is at Upwey but he ranges like most plumbers do.
I'll send you a PM, just…

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9 d9 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Height of concrete pathway's effect on termite protection

The concreting is not compliant.
Non adherence will void your structural warranty.
BCA regulation.
BCA Part 2 3.1.2.3 states...
"(b) Slab-on-ground — finished slab heights:
the height of the slab-on-ground above external finished surfaces…

10 d10 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Cracked slab help please

How old is the house?

12 d12 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Cyclone watch and other meteorological interests.

. Setting the Earth Nulschool map to Ocean, Current and SST (Sea Surface Temperature) shows the water temperature that IRMA is travelling over. Left clicking the mouse brings up the…

12 d12 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Cyclone watch and other meteorological interests.

Hurricane IRMA hugged the Cuban coast and the eye made partial land fall, damage and flooding is significant. Making landfall has weakened IRMA to category 3 but it will strengthen…

13 d13 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Cyclone watch and other meteorological interests.

Last night, Super Hurricane IRMA underwent what is known as an eyewall replacement cycle. During these phases, the eye weakens and another eye comes in to replace the first. During…

13 d13 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Is this Pre-lay out?

akash19p, to edit, just click on the 3 dots in the bottom right corner and then click Edit. After you edit the post, click Submit at the bottom left.

15 d15 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Australia's turn for "Leaky Building Syndrome"?

My business partner had a 2 room extension built that entailed having a box gutter. The first time it rained, water poured down the inside wall and into one room,…

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15 d15 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Australia's turn for "Leaky Building Syndrome"?

Agree.
I see a lot of non compliant box guttering but i also see a lot of non compliant eaves gutter drainage as per flawed calculations. It is an area that…

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16 d16 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Cyclone watch and other meteorological interests.

Hurricane IRMA is now the strongest hurricane ever recorded, a super monster category 5 that has already hit Barbuda, the beautiful sister island to Antigua. Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic,…

16 d16 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Frames without timber noggings?

BIMguy (and others), if you want to show a quote from another post, just click Reply at the bottom left and the post will be inserted in your reply box.…

17 d17 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Frames without timber noggings?

Hi Newbie.
I know that it is a bit to take in. I'll try to precise it to the basics.
At the compliance level as seen in the BCA hierarchy pyramid that…

18 d18 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Frames without timber noggings?

What law?
Do you really expect SolarSpan or any other proprietary products to be specified in the BCA or in the Australian Standards?
Houses are built using SolarSpan, it meets…

18 d18 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Cyclone watch and other meteorological interests.

Hurricane IRMA has been in the news since last week and is now more than halfway along its journey between Africa and North America.
IRMA is predicted to be the strongest…

19 d19 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Downpipe compliance question- rainwater tank

You can buy the ICON diverter in Bunnings for $38 but I intend to also supply them separate to the kit I mentioned and post free at the same price…

20 d20 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Roofing design downward sloping block

It has nothing to do with the roof but everything to do with the roof drainage compliance that determines the gutter's cross sectional areas and the number and size of…

22 d22 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Frames without timber noggings?

If the work is compliant as per a certified Performance Solution that is written into the contract, then AS1684 means diddly. Unfortunately, the OP hasn't posted as to whether he/she…

24 d24 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Downpipe compliance question- rainwater tank

At least you spoke to someone who knew how the regulations work.
Australian building and plumbing regulations are a mix of the BCA, Australian Standards which the BCA regulations have hierarchy…

25 d25 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Homebuilding Lawyers

You need a contract law specialist.
Google "Unfair terms and conditions in contract' and other similar terms. It might apply to your mother's situation.

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25 d25 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
building inspection report

This is correct. In Victoria, the surveyor is now required to be employed by the home owner, not the builder. Make sure that he is doing his job.

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