Yes. Council authorities may consider illegal plumbing to be a health risk and do treat it seriously. Council may request you have the plumbing rectified by a qualified contractor or have it removed completely. Plumbing in Queensland, what an owner can and cannot do
It doesn't matter if the termites are active or not... What matters is the damage that has been caused while the termites were active.
Definitely not! Termites will destroy any type of timber, be it treated hardwood or softwood, even Cypress pine!
Treatment against termites does not rejuvenate the timber. Same as water does not fix a house after it has been burnt down. Don’t be conned by treatment!
No. So long as your house has been built correctly with its own independent footings for support, or if the retaining wall has been purposely built to support any part of the house. There is, however, a chance of the retaining wall collapsing onto your house, depending upon how close to your house the wall [...]
Definitely not! When the footings have been dug out and laid, loose soil is placed to fill the void and often the paving is then laid over the soil without it being compacted. This is a common occurrence and usually nothing for concern.
When it moves to such a degree that it presents a safety hazard or if any plumbing pipes within it become damaged from the movement of the paving. Plumbing must always have appropriate clearance to allow for the movement of paving.