AS3740 Waterproofing Showers

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  1. johnfrwhipple

    johnfrwhipple I love these ACO Shower Drains - Best in Class

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    It's been a long time since I have studied up on our Australian friends waterproofing requirements. I remember reading pages of pages on the subject years back when studying different tanking measures for a no hob shower. No hob showers are showers without curbs or with out shower dams. Tanking is a term for waterproofing and like the Brits the term tanking is used versue waterproofing.

    In Canada at least there is little info in the building codes for how showers are to be waterproofed and what is required in a barrier free or no hob shower. In Australia they have a very detailed outline and these waterproofing measures are covered by AS3740. Waterproof membranes down South in both New Zealand and Australia need to conform to AS4858:2004

    I like the testing the Australian's do when reviewing waterproofing membranes and the incorporation of water-stops and very detailed floor to wall waterproofing measures is very interesting.

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    Scott Weston Architecture Design - Australia


    I think we could all learn a thing or two from our friends down South.

    Here is a great link resource for anyone looking for more information on Waterproofing Aussie Style. There are 34 posts under Waterproofing. This resource by http://www.infotile.com.


    I found this web site that list members in Australia that specialize in bathroom waterproofing . http://www.waterproof.org.au/bathroom-contractors.html
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    johnfrwhipple I love these ACO Shower Drains - Best in Class

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    Termites and Waterproofing Code in Australia - How one affects the others

    I have long since been a fan of the California Building Codes. They are some of the strictest around. I also love the Australian building codes for showers. Tough Tough Tough.

    This weekend I have been learning about Termites. I have learned that in California Flood Tests are required. This I believe because wet wood attracts termites. With termites comes damage. So in arrears with termites it would be key to waterproof very well.

    I wonder if this is why the Aussies do it so well. I found this diagram online this morning. Check it out.

    DESTRUCTIVE TERMITE RISK ASSESSMENT
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    http://www.fumapest.com.au/termites-white-ants.aspx?Council=Blue Mountains

    Based upon CSIRO data and APCA national survey
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