At frame stage, the building surveyor must attend site to check of the frame, but often passes frames with dozens of defects and incomplete areas.
All building frames must comply with the relevant Australian Standards, (for residential buildings this is AS 1684 – Residential Timber-Framed Construction), the National Construction Code (NCC or BCA), and the engineering drawings. With so many areas of a frame prone to defects, it is extremely important to have it thoroughly and properly checked.
- walls overhanging the concrete slab,
- roof trusses not properly fastened to walls, and
- walls installed out of plumb.