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21 h21 hSaveH2OSaveH2O 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.

1 d1 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Pollution by postcode

At least Trumbull is gone.

1 d1 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…

2 d2 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…

3 d3 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…

6 d6 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…

6 d6 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…

6 d6 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…

6 d6 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
water heat

Also buy a cover.

6 d6 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…

9 d9 dSaveH2OSaveH2O 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…

11 d11 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Neighbour's Extension Encroached our land (what to do?)

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

11 d11 dSaveH2OSaveH2O 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…

15 d15 dSaveH2OSaveH2O 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.…

17 d17 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Mimosa Independent Building Inspections

There have been several threads that have discussed "Builder Unfair Contract Terms"...do a forum search using that term.
One thread is linked below.
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=86252
There is also a…

18 d18 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Surface Drainage Defect / Construction Lawyer

The BCA comprises Parts 1 & 2 of the NCC.
The BCA references Australian Standards.
The BCA is the primary document and has hierarchy over referenced AS.
The BCA is a performance based…

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21 d21 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Storm water

Just getting back to your opening question as to whether blue or green solvent cement should be used on a charged system using pvc pipes, I said that either would…

22 d22 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Storm water

Your certifier would have only looked at the documentation, they don't check and almost certainly wouldn't know the regulations or understand hydraulics anyway.
Here in Victoria, plumbers sign off on…

22 d22 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Storm water

They are clueless and this ain't rocket science. :lol:
Does it say who did the stormwater plan? :O)
I have also assumed that the…

23 d23 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Storm water

OMG
The plumber has no idea either.
I am stunned! :shock:

23 d23 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Storm water

They can't be diverting all 12 downpipes surely!
If the overflow is at the end opposite the inflow, there won't be a way to access the overflow mesh for cleaning…

23 d23 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Storm water

Ok, two vertical risers and two overflow pipes in total. I will assume that all 12 downpipes are being diverted to the tank but if not, you will be able…

23 d23 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Storm water

One pipe (I assume) is the overflow and the other is a wet system pipe, do you know how many downpipes the wet system pipe services?
It looks like you are…

23 d23 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Storm water

Are those pipes for the tank?

30 d30 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

I would have checked that with council. I would have thought that the retained volume was all that would concern council, not the shape of the tank unless offset to…

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30 d30 dSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Unfortunately, that installation is very much substandard, real amateur stuff. Do you intend paving around the slab?

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Zero Boundary - Drainage

If your contract was signed after 1 September 2016, the builder has acted illegally as your agent. Given that the builder has initiated action to construct the retaining wall on…

1 month1 monthSaveH2OSaveH2O posted:
Zero Boundary - Drainage

It's a wise move to engage an engineer to look at the plans, will the neighbours also make their plans available to your engineer?
Re the building surveyor and the…

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