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26 m26 mSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Roller Shutters

Probably should have the post transferred to the Windows and Doors sub forum to increase your chances of getting a reply.

2 d2 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Building new home

Builders position downpipes at the end of walls for aesthetics, not good design.
A hipped roof has small roof areas at the end of walls. When downpipes are positioned at the…

3 d3 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Protecting your Slab

Yes, it is the homeowner's 2 part post handover protection. I have seen forum photos with waterlogging all along a path's outside barrier which isn't good. Just need the builders…

4 d4 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Protecting your Slab

We're going around in circles here. Just read what I pasted from the NCC.

4 d4 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Protecting your Slab

I think that the CSIRO ducument states a 1:60 fall (17mm over the first metre). There are thousands of slab heave victims that were given the CSIRO document by their…

4 d4 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Trees on Common Area causing slab heave

Are you sure it is heave and not subsidence?
The trees being on common property really needs proper legal advice as to responsibility.

4 d4 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Protecting your Slab

Page 2, bottom of the do's. They say 70mm, not 75mm. Oops! It is a good document, well worth a read.
https://www.vba.vic.gov.au/__data/asset ... _FINAL.pdf
A product like…

4 d4 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Protecting your Slab

There is a lot of confusion because there are so many unlegislated guides stating different things...as per the VBA. I'll look for it later and link it.
Re the concreter, their…

4 d4 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Protecting your Slab

The VBA states 75mm over the first metre away from the house but it is not legislated. 75mm over 1 metre is quite a slope and one that many would…

4 d4 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Trees on Common Area causing slab heave

Geo techs are credible engineers and tree roots don't have to go under the house foundation to cause uneven moisture levels. Google matric suction to understand this natural phenomena.
Were…

5 d5 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Drainage & Concrete Paths

Drainage is your only option in QLD and the path will work wonders.
If you want me to critique you rainwater harvesting system, just post some photos in Eco Living…

5 d5 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Drainage & Concrete Paths

All sounds good to me. Where will the ag pipe drain to?

5 d5 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Metronest builder review

The VBA media release below emphasises a legal requirement that might also interest you.
https://www.vba.vic.gov.au/media/latest ... ng-permits

6 d6 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Building with Metricon

The forum search facility is a great asset.

6 d6 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Building with Metricon

Do a forum search using the term "pre contract consultation". There have been many discussions.
The thread below and the links is a good place to start.
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=93995&p=1832175#p1832175

6 d6 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Stormwater Pit and plumbing pipes.

Are you referring to a storm water pipe or a surface stormwater drain?

6 d6 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Stormwater Pit and plumbing pipes.

ORGs are on drain pipes, not stormwater pipes.

6 d6 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Stormwater Pit and plumbing pipes.

This is covered under AS/NZS 3500.3.7.2.7 (j) and also AS/NZS 3500.1.5.3.6 (ii), both of which state a minimum 100mm separation.

7 d7 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Concrete paving against brickwork

Regulations are applicable to the distance between the finished surface level and the DPC. Various sub regulations exist applicable to the area's ARI and whether the finished surface is in…

7 d7 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Metricon Box Gutters did not meet Australian Standards

Found this Tuesday, 4 October 2016 Alert from the Victorian Building Authority.
https://www.vba.vic.gov.au/media/latest ... actitioner
NOTE: The minimum depths and heights quoted are for (domestic) box gutters.…

8 d8 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Storm water

Actually, the building inspector they work with does a lot of the work but builders love having the certifier in their pocket, the reason why there is now so much…

9 d9 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
ORG and concrete pathway

The nearest drain will collect surface water but you confirmed that it drains grey and black water. If it does, it is highly illegal and you can't leave it like…

10 d10 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
ORG and concrete pathway

The domed one is an ORG.
Was the surface drain (nearest pipe) already there? I am wondering whether the concreter has illegally tapped into a sewer pipe to connect a…

11 d11 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
ORG and concrete pathway

Were both stand pipes already there pre path? The ORG (domed cap) would have been there at least.
The water you describe in the domed grated pipe will be a trap.…

11 d11 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
ORG and concrete pathway

The domed cover is the ORG. There had to have been a reflux valve fitted in the sewer pipe because of the ORG's height. Not sure that the VBA would…

11 d11 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Slab heave on house we built in 2010. What next?

We can only give generalised overviews, you need an expert onsite. insider knows your area very well.

11 d11 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
ORG and concrete pathway

Where are you located?
Do you have photos of the pipes during the build?

11 d11 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Slab heave on house we built in 2010. What next?

Houses also settle. Cracks don't always mean heave.

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