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I have a sliding glass door (33" x 75") on the interior of my rental property that leads from the living room to a sun room. Does the glass in this door need to be laminated safety glass?
Does straw bale installation meet the BCA standards
I am planning to build a high school in Kenya, Mid sized, initial student population ;500, on 10 acres. Do you have any advice on where i can start or sample estimates & plans, i dont have any experience in the building sector.
hi i was wondering is there a law where you have to have a window in a laundry?
i am about to renovate ,my laundry and the window that is in i want it removed and dont know if i need to still keep a window or by law?
we want to buy an apartment which only has glass bricks for light instead of an opening window. There is ducted airconditioning in the room but no opening window. Is this allowable? We would think this is possibly a health hazard.
I just have Qs relating to masonry wall construction between 2 units I am building.
I would like to know can I use the following?
I have been looking at BCA requirements and also was given information from the brick suppliers.
But I am still a little unclear as to understand if it is an acceptable construction...?
I would like to know if I can use the following...
what size of aggregate to use for residential house slab? 14 mm or 20 mm
In my apartment, behind the TV panel, i have covered the wall (to a height of 7 ft) with marine plywood. I want to fix cladding stones on the plywood. What is the recommended adhesive to stick the cladding stones on plywood?
I am building a house and my builder made a mistake by only leaving 200mm gap between my cooktop and sink in the kitchen, although I have made a variation (signed off) to increase the gap to 400mm.
After my inspection (rangehood, oven & sink installed), I made a complain about it and they said they are willing to the cooktop but not the rangehood & oven, with the comment below.
I'm looking at installing a wood heater in an existing home in QLD. Does anyone know where I can find information about the regulations regarding installation? For example: flooring, position from walls, whether the walls need to be firecheck...? Thanks.
what is the maximum drop from a doorway to a deck
My first time on this site. I want to install a square flush mount sink but am unsure as to what size kitchen sink I should install in an island bench which is 2900 long and 900 wide
I could spend up big on an Oliveri or Smeg for eg, but do I need to?
I have seen sinks on ebay more than half the price of a smeg or oliveri.
Hi there, I 've heard that different thicknesses of glass in double glazing is effective for noise reduction. I'm interested in one laminated 6mm thick glass & one 4mm thick glass in a single double glazed unit . QUESTION : Does it matter which one goes on the outside or not ??? Many thanks, Vicky
do I need a building for a sun room on a deck
We have a tenant complaining that the oven door is hotter than it should be. Is there a standard that refers to a particular maximum temperature for the door of an oven?
what are the regulations on spacings for stumps, bearers and joists when building a deck? We live in Victoria.
My site come with H1soil type with 600mm fill but there is no fill developer design and architect they suggest to put nearly 32piers, Is there any other way to slab inn as I already sign fixed site cost contract and its getting delay on my house and how much its cost and how deep I have to go if I did not put any piers.
Why is it not recommended that a lambswool roller not be used to apply decking oil. This method should get better coverage as the deck we are going to apply it to is outside and even after sanding will not be fully flat.
We have a party wall between the 2 town house. This wall or building was fully constructed at end of November 2012. We have realised that the sound of someone walking down the staircase could be heard from otherside. We also realised that the the plaster board is put on directly to the brickwork of the partywall. After carefully checking our plans, it is clear to me that the builder did not build according to the plans recommendation.
How can I prove that the builder has cut corners? and what can i do from here? how can I hold the builder liable?
We are having a deck built and I am enquiring as to whether we are able to have horizontal tensioned wire around the area. The maximum height of the finished deck is about 1.5 metres at the highest coming down to ground level. The builder we are looking to use said that we can only have vertical below the handrail with no climbable elements. Can you please let me know about the regulations.