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2 d2 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Blistering in exterior paint work

I suggest you get a moisture meter and check the
Ideally 10-15%. Goodluck

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15 d15 dbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
Trenching for slab - concerns of trench work need help

They have not yet finished the pads with packing sand
This is what it should look like

Trenching for slab - concerns of trench work need help
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17 d17 dausdesignausdesign posted:
H Slab - Screw Piles

I feel for you all & I'm not sure how to put this without sounding insensitive so I'll just say it & cop the flack.
One of the golden rules of…

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17 d17 dEngineerEngineer posted:
Demolition questions

There should be no reason for the original structural engineer not to take your calls. In fact they are key to this as they "own" the design of the slab…

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17 d17 dinsiderinsider posted:
Which Slab is Better? Waffle Pod or Raft Concrete Slab???

They actually lose on earthworks because every site has to be cut flat unlike conventional raft slabs.This is one of many reasons why slab heave is more common these days…

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21 d21 dAgile ApprovalsAgile Approvals posted:
Can a private garage be a Class 1 structure?

Ouch! that revetment wall and septic upgrade sound rather nasty in $$ terms...
Not to rub salt in, but when I do get queries like this from clients wanting such a…

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21 d21 dbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
Can a private garage be a Class 1 structure?

Great answer from Agile but just to add: what if you convert it to a bedroom and forget to install smoke detectors and children die in a fire?(Just recently children…

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21 d21 dAgile ApprovalsAgile Approvals posted:
Can a private garage be a Class 1 structure?

A bit late on this one, and I'm sure you would have got the answer by now, but I'm going to respond in case anyone else finds the following useful.
Yes,…

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23 d23 dJokerJoker posted:
Independent Building Inspector

That inspector must be inspector clouseau from the pink panther, yer wait till they hide everything and your new house turns into a see saw, which will eat you…

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25 d25 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Looking for this type of stormwater drain cover, anyone know

Will post pics once done and tested

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25 d25 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Looking for this type of stormwater drain cover, anyone know

I have no idea if separate or not.
But I now have a plan, let me explain.
I have my concrete apron / paths (approx 1.2m) falling to a space between the…

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1 month1 monthECOECOECOECO posted:
What's wrong with my windows...?????

If your windows don't open or close properly, especially casements and awnings, the least likely cause is the window itself.
I just spent my Friday evening at a finished home where…

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1 month1 monthchippychippy posted:
Wooden boards screwing standards

Hi Duke
The link below pertains to building decks.
Section 1.5.2 details fixing with nails and AS specify 2 nails per board per joist.
Section 1.5.4 talks about screws and states that the…

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2 months2 monthskkskks posted:
The Shergold Weir Report on the Building Industry

Hours of challenging reading...
https://aibs.com.au/Public/News/2018/ShergoldWeir.aspx

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2 months2 monthsbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
Brick finishing issue

I can see acid pitting on your mortar and to me it looks like they used strong acid. White cement sets very hard and if it is left too long…

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3 months3 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Building inspectors views. Key Building Consultants.

Agree, they get away with it because they can. Buying a project home has become like buying whitegoods, everyone is trying to do it cheaper, and they way they make…

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3 months3 monthsBencreteBencrete posted:
Is this exposed aggregate normal?

Really sorry and sad to see this finish on your new home. As a concreter myself i agree with the above comment and its very unacceptable in my opinion.

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3 months3 monthsRhi Elite ConcreteRhi Elite Concrete posted:
Is this exposed aggregate normal?

We have a concrete company in Adelaide an although the company cant control the stone mix the reason for the inconsistent aggregate comes from.the way it has been finished.
the…

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3 months3 monthsBencreteBencrete posted:
Plain concrete driveway pricing

m2 rates and pricing on residential concrete will always vary. It is important to seek 3 written quotes as all prices will vary depending on exactly what needs to…

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5 months5 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Just advised my rental property needs to be demolished

Solid double brick or brick veneer.
Regardless it seems very odd..

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