Waterproofing in wet areas

Waterproofing of wet areas has consistently been one of the most commonly recurring major defects reported to Australian building regulators. When waterproofing fails – through poor installation and/or inadequate draining – moisture can penetrate the...

Tips and tricks for a sweat-free site survey

A comprehensive site survey – combined with a detailed client brief – is an essential cog in the wheel of an efficient and effective design process. While many won’t admit it, there are few designers who haven’t experienced the distress caused by a missing dimension...

Gas cooktops and clearances

Selecting a suitable splashback to sit behind a gas cooktop can be a big deal, and knowing how high to place the rangehood can cause some headaches, too. Australian Standard AS/NZS 5601.1: 2013 Gas Installations sets out some specific requirements for adjoining...