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Ardo
11 July 2019
6
Jul 11, 2019 7:46 pm
Ye ole school raft slabs perform just as bad as a waffle pod slab. It's the workmanship and follow up lack of moisture control that destroys foundations.
Ye ole school raft slabs perform just as bad as a waffle pod slab. It's the workmanship and follow up lack of moisture c...
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Ardo
3 July 2019
3
Jul 03, 2019 5:16 pm
I would think it's more to do with the fact they base their design from the assessment done by another firm and not that they do not trust them.
I would think it's more to do with the fact they base their design from the assessment done by another firm and not that...
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Ardo
22 June 2019
6
Jun 22, 2019 6:58 pm
Your builder will worry about the detail with the engineering. But note if you decide on raked ceilings voids cathedral roofing fireplaces air conditioners island benches etc this will need specific details also. Your building designer should be able to give you a brief of what you need to specify. ...
Your builder will worry about the detail with the engineering. But note if you decide on raked ceilings voids cathedral ...
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Ardo
2 June 2019
3
Jun 02, 2019 5:41 am
Confidence in what YOU are doing is what you need to measure and assess before contemplating owner building. Contracts vary from company to company, builder to builder, plumber to plasterer. Sure their are guidelines but you need to know what you want and what is covered. Making sure you get what yo...
Confidence in what YOU are doing is what you need to measure and assess before contemplating owner building. Contracts v...
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Ardo
30 May 2019
2
May 30, 2019 5:26 pm
Have a good think about what type of weatherboard you are after. Chamfer board, rusticated, splayed etc. Then the finish. Nails hidden you can use timber or weathertex etc. Don't care then fibre cement. Visual joins strips of pvc or butt ended boards. Corner finishes, window trims and external archi...
Have a good think about what type of weatherboard you are after. Chamfer board, rusticated, splayed etc. Then the finish...
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Ardo
24 May 2019
3
May 24, 2019 9:38 pm
Quiz your builder. I have had a builder quote a build price with excessive pc costs only to say it dos not matter because they only charge what the pc items cost and refund the difference. When quizzed about the builders margin I was told that does not change. In effect he was lining his pockets wit...
Quiz your builder. I have had a builder quote a build price with excessive pc costs only to say it dos not matter becaus...
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Ardo
6 May 2019
4
May 06, 2019 1:29 am
3 degrees is nothing. Just be aware that some roof sheeting profiles have pitch limitations. Pretty sure corrugated profiles can’t be used under 6 degrees.
3 degrees is nothing. Just be aware that some roof sheeting profiles have pitch limitations. Pretty sure corrugated prof...
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Ardo
4 May 2019
2
May 04, 2019 1:49 am
You will find using a c purlin that has flanges parallel to the ground will work but you will find that where your carport is it will twist the purlin to the angle of the roof sheets as you drive in the roofing screws. I just wound the screws down, backed them out and retightened them watching the p...
You will find using a c purlin that has flanges parallel to the ground will work but you will find that where your carpo...
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Ardo
24 April 2019
11
Apr 24, 2019 9:42 pm
I would first find a house design that I really like. One that ticks all the boxes. Then find the best orientation for that house. Look for a block that fits the house. Before buying block get a soil test done or find out what you are up for foundation wise. Then throw arms up in air and realise all...
I would first find a house design that I really like. One that ticks all the boxes. Then find the best orientation for t...
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Ardo
24 April 2019
5
Apr 24, 2019 9:35 pm
Gees wouldn’t think you would save that much really. They would be flat packed so you would need to find someone who would assemble them and erect. Might end up only saving 5k. It’s not hard to build to Australian standards, but mistakes happen and I would hate to have to deal with that over the pho...
Gees wouldn’t think you would save that much really. They would be flat packed so you would need to find someone who wou...
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Ardo
12 April 2019
4
Apr 12, 2019 2:45 pm
But read section 19. So they can’t stop you, but if you decide to come on site and do anything that delays the build, you are liable. So that’s why you need to ask for right of entry at any time without announcement, unescorted to carry out an inspection. Get that written into contract so they can’t...
But read section 19. So they can’t stop you, but if you decide to come on site and do anything that delays the build, yo...
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Ardo
12 April 2019
2
Apr 12, 2019 2:29 pm
That’s a bit strong. When you enter a supermarket you agree to show your bag on exit. You give away the right to bag privacy upon entry. I agree you have a right to inspect a property when being constructed but if you sign that away in a contract to build, well your stuck. I would recommend that bef...
That’s a bit strong. When you enter a supermarket you agree to show your bag on exit. You give away the right to bag pri...
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Ardo
4 April 2019
9
Apr 04, 2019 8:54 pm
Isn’t there two pipes in the pic. One being a copper pipe which I would imagine is the one is to be capped and the other an at line. I’m confused.
Isn’t there two pipes in the pic. One being a copper pipe which I would imagine is the one is to be capped and the other...
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Ardo
1 April 2019
53
Apr 01, 2019 4:43 pm
Crikey losing much hair?
Crikey losing much hair?
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Ardo
6 March 2019
2
Mar 06, 2019 8:02 pm
For me, and I’m an internet certified professional in every area including decorating, I would think a low sheen or semi gloss would be what I would paint it. Gloss is only for architraves, skirting and doors in my opinion. What are you painting he rest of the walls? Out of curiosity how are you doi...
For me, and I’m an internet certified professional in every area including decorating, I would think a low sheen or semi...
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Ardo
6 March 2019
93
Mar 06, 2019 7:17 pm
Gotcha cheers. I am going to use 250 z purlins for battens to give the extra height. I’m going to run he lining over the top of the rafters so there is no faffing with cutting it to fit between rafters.
Gotcha cheers. I am going to use 250 z purlins for battens to give the extra height. I’m going to run he lining over the...
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Ardo
6 March 2019
90
Mar 06, 2019 6:52 pm
Why do you need a gap between the gyprock and insulation? I would have thought condensation was only a problem on the underside of the tin roof, not from coming through the gyprock. I too am building a raked ceiling and we are using lining boards. So rafters (exposed) then lining boards, then batts,...
Why do you need a gap between the gyprock and insulation? I would have thought condensation was only a problem on the un...
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Ardo
6 March 2019
3
Mar 06, 2019 5:04 pm
Nice project. Can I suggest you have a look at a steel frame? With weatherboard and internal linings using steel is whole lot easier because they are straight as and won’t warp or twist. It’s a good idea to batten out your cladding when it’s weatherboard. I received a quote for windows from China al...
Nice project. Can I suggest you have a look at a steel frame? With weatherboard and internal linings using steel is whol...
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Ardo
15 February 2019
3
Feb 15, 2019 9:13 am
How’s that budget tracking now?
How’s that budget tracking now?
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Ardo
15 February 2019
10
Feb 15, 2019 9:12 am
Is that Aussie rates?
Is that Aussie rates?
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