The importance of floor screed design - part 1
Sand-cement and concrete screeds are often skimmed over or overlooked completely when it comes to design. Often, the guy on the tools on the day of screeding ends up designing the screed.
5 common liquid waterproofing installation mistakes
Waterproofing is a tedious business. So is carpentry. But unlike carpentry, if you make a waterproofing mistake, the consequences aren’t visible and don’t become apparent until it’s too late.
What is the Australian Standard requirement for vertical termination height of external waterproofing?
The height requirement ranges from 40 mm to 180 mm depending on the building’s wind class.
What are the Australian Standard requirements for waterproofing vertical termination details?
AS 4654.2 provides 3 options for vertical termination of a membrane.
How to diagnose a leaking bathroom
Water stained carpet in the hallway. Swollen and flaking bedroom wall. Musty odours near the bathroom. These are just some of the signs that a bathroom is leaking.
What is the fall requirement for a shower floor?
AS 3740 Waterproofing of Domestic Wet Areas stipulates the shower fall requirement to the floor waste with and without vertical separation from the bathroom.
What is the fall requirement for a bathroom floor?
AS 3740 Waterproofing of Domestic Wet Areas stipulates a minimum fall of 1:100 for general bathroom floor areas.
What is the fall requirement for a balcony?
AS 4654.2 Waterproofing Membranes for External Above-Ground Use stipulates a fall requirement of no flatter than 1:100.
Prescriptive vs. performance specifying: a trade-off between design liability and project risk
n this highly litigious modern-day society that we live, arse-covering has turned into an art form. Liability is like a hot potato and it’s all about transferring it away from oneself and onto another party.In engineering and architectural design that other party is usually the contractor. The designer is in a great position to pass the buck down the line wherever possible.
What is the required thickness of a screed bed?
Whilst AS 3958.1 stipulates minimum thicknesses for bonded screeds and unbonded screeds, many factors need to be considered in order to determine the most appropriate screed/tile bed thickness.