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4 h4 hTim65Tim65 posted:
Waterproof air-conditioning slab

Have you a photo of the AC slab

4 h4 hTim65Tim65 posted:
Waterproof air-conditioning slab

The slab still needs to comply with the BCA
And it’s the builder resposability to comply with it

2 d2 dTim65Tim65 posted:
Metricon Variation Document sign-off problems.

To a degree this was our experience as well, we did have a great csc in the end and was on to things straight away , you just have to…

3 d3 dTim65Tim65 posted:
Surface Drainage Defect / Construction Lawyer

This is correct , but can’t be upto much as an engineer if he signs off on it
The builder has stuffed up and needs to accept responsibility , imho…

4 d4 dTim65Tim65 posted:
Bricklayers & wastage of bricks - what's acceptable?

It’s good practice to open up at least 3 packs and mix them up , you should never just use one pack at a time.

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6 d6 dTim65Tim65 posted:
Engineered solutions

Sorry auto corrrct on should be Hebel

6 d6 dTim65Tim65 posted:
Engineered solutions

Next issue how to waterproof where water tank and AC will sit as plinths have been cast at same level as rebate which herbal will sit on

12 d12 dTim65Tim65 posted:
Engineered solutions

No we are not coastal , Hunter vally
The site was classed as H1 there is a lot of clay also N3 wind rating
I really don’t see logic in…

13 d13 dTim65Tim65 posted:
Engineered solutions

As the ss is on holiday I spoke with the certifier and raised a number of concerns I had about the work and asked his opinion , he made enquirers…

13 d13 dTim65Tim65 posted:
Engineered solutions

Yes this is my thoughts as well will be doing it over the weekend , just find it so frustrating that they can get away with slack work , can’t…

Engineered solutions
13 d13 dTim65Tim65 posted:
Engineered solutions

I spoke at great length to the certifier and he agreed with me it non compliant
However he said the engineer is happy , I also spoke with construction manager…

13 d13 dTim65Tim65 posted:
Engineered solutions

The problem I have nobody will speak to me they are all dodging the question
Also the dpc is 70 -100 mm short of the external form Boards ,…

13 d13 dTim65Tim65 posted:
Engineered solutions

That’s my thoughts but they won’t comment on it and who’s going to pay
You can’t take something out and to not put an alternative in is not a solution

13 d13 dTim65Tim65 posted:
Engineered solutions

Just had a conversation regarding turning the dpc up the face of the concrete slab on ground in regard to what is required in the BCA /NCC section 3 /3.2…

17 d17 dTim65Tim65 posted:
Brick mortar defect

Why should the carpenter cut the bricklayer a story rod ? , he should be more than capable to gauge the brickwork himself , it’s only since moving over to…

4 months4 monthsTim65Tim65 posted:
Offering an express payment

If a builder is already at full capacity to bring the extra job on line he may have to use tradies he is not familiar with so Work standards may…

5 months5 monthsTim65Tim65 posted:
Clause in contract about independent inspections

We are about to sign up with Metricon (nsw) was wondering where we stand on the appointment of the PCA who chooses as my understanding the law changed recently and…

6 months6 monthsTim65Tim65 posted:
Bearers and Piers

I have just built a house for somebody up in the Hunter with bearers and joists clearly states in AS 1684 about ant caps and tie downs will send you…

6 months6 monthsTim65Tim65 posted:
Bearers and Piers

I have just built a house for somebody up in the Hunter with bearers and joists clearly states in AS 1684 about ant caps and tie downs will send you…

6 months6 monthsTim65Tim65 posted:
Timber screen fixings

A screw fixing is always better, less chance of movement

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6 months6 monthsTim65Tim65 posted:
Bearers and Piers

No ant caps ?
Code requires a min M10 threaded rod into concrete pier to bearer
AS 1684
Absolutely shocking standard of work

7 months7 monthsTim65Tim65 posted:
Metricon Chelsea 37

Anybody building with Metricon in and around Newcastle , any feed back appreciated

9 months9 monthsTim65Tim65 posted:
Build Loan

Yes something I always wanted to do , just don’t trust the project home builders and able to use my skills and contacts to save a bit of money
We…

9 months9 monthsTim65Tim65 posted:
Build Loan

Thanks for the reply

9 months9 monthsTim65Tim65 posted:
Build Loan

Hi Bec
Just wondering if you could advise
We are ready to build but looking at owner builder ( 35 years in building carpenter to project manager , currently licensed…

10 months10 monthsTim65Tim65 posted:
Acceptable finish on front facade pergola?

Just very poor workmanship
There are many things you can do to hide fixings , you can counter sink so heads are flush so as to make a feature ,…

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1 year1 yearTim65Tim65 posted:
Frames without timber noggings?

If the builders is taking these kind of short cuts I would be concerned about the quality of the build full stop hence my comment about a independent inspector especially…

1 year1 yearTim65Tim65 posted:
Frames without timber noggings?

It comes across to me that the builder is taking a short cut to try and save some money ,the purpose of the noggin is to prevent the studs from…

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