Australian Building Code bracing requirements ensure the structural integrity of your home. We explain structural bracing basics here.
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Ask the Inspector, Building Inspection Tips, Building Inspections

Does Your New Home Meet Building Code Bracing Requirements?

If you’re planning on purchasing a new home, there are certain important things that you should know before you sign on the dotted line. One of those is whether the property you’re considering meets...

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Is your concrete driveway up to the job? Read about Australian concrete driveway specifications here – is your driveway thick enough?
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Allotment, Ask the Inspector, Building Inspections

What are the Concrete Driveway Specifications in Australia?

Thinking of adding a new concrete driveway? Specifications in Australia apply. The National Construction Code 2019 and Australian Standard AS3600 regulate the construction of concrete structures on properties.  This includes the installation of pathways...

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Learn what the waterproofing bathroom standards are in Australia and what can be done to protect your home from a poor waterproof installation.
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Ask the Inspector, Building Inspection Tips, Building Inspections, House Interior Wet Areas

How Do You Know a Bathroom Meets Australian Waterproofing Standards?

Open Home Check: Signs the Bathroom Waterproofing Doesn’t Meet Australian Standards  A common recurring building defect reported by property owners in newly acquired or renovated homes is the waterproofing. Bathroom areas with insufficient waterproofing are...

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How legal is that downstairs “bonus” room? Get to know the minimum Australian Standard ceiling heights before you buy your next home.
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Brisbane Building and Pest Inspections, Building Inspections, House Interior

Is That “Bonus Room” Standard Ceiling Height?

Buying a House with Built-In "Downstairs"? Is That "Bonus Room" Standard Ceiling Height?  If you have done any amount of house hunting in Queensland, you will be familiar with the sometimes substantially sized “built-in” ground...

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