algernonFloor structure - trusses (Posistrut) vs I-joist (hyJOIST)?
28 October 2017
Probably a long shot, but thought I'd ask anyway: Does anyone have any data/experience re performance in minimising floor deflection/bounce/vibration trusses (e.g.…
Agile ApprovalsProspects of being a builder in Australia
7 September 2017
Hi calvinshum A bit late to this conversation, but better late than never. I've worked in Government as a building regulator and in building code development, in the…
bkbourgeoisHow was it working with a contractor?
19 January 2017
I'm doing a research assignment for a class project and I'm wondering if you could help me by answering this survey. It's short, 5 questions and is geared to people who…
5 May 2016
Besides that 10 seconds on Google tells you the answer. http://www.concretenetwork.com/post-ten ... tages.html Sent from an iPhone please excuse the ridiculous spell…
Saint MikeFrogs, Toads and Assorted Night Creatures?
28 December 2015
Saw a BIG monitor on the path as I walked this morning ... looked very quiet - so maybe had been eating. About a metre or two. I decided to give him the right of way.
kellywardthe difference with modelling the new and old bathtub
18 December 2015
When I need to make a design for your new bathroom, it's pretty simple, but when you have to remake something old - there are many nuances. for example to select the…
22 September 2015
James Hardi Blue board all the way. Texture coated by an acredited Dulux Acratex applicator. http://www.jameshardie.com.au/products/ ... ex-system/
oneJohnDouble glazed windows with poor noise insulation
2 August 2015
For optimal noise reduction, the glass panes should have a large separation, which is not optimal for thermal double-glazing. For noise, people will often leave the…
bashworthWhat to bring when meeting draftsperson/architect?
2 September 2014
As much information about your block as possible A budget Photos of houses you like. A list of must haves A list of one of nice to haves A list of things you want to avoid
Nicholas1One way and two way spanning concrete slabs
13 June 2014
Hi, I was wondering if someone might be able to concisely explain the advantages and disadvantages of one-way and two way concrete slabs, with a particular focus on…
DomGu3053078Painting a stainless steel garden shed
22 March 2014
Need help with what process we should follow to ensure the paint sticks and does not peel later. We have scoured the shed and are unsure whether to add a primer like…
33amcFC sheet infills above windows and sliding doors
31 July 2013
It will cost you more to brick over of course. Another option, which is what I do is pick up the head height/joinery height to 2400-ish so the window meets the soffit…
ReubenLeaking roof penetrations - best product to fix?
5 July 2013
Got a couple of roof penetrations in our low pitch roof. Water's getting in. There are weather seals but they might not have been installed correctly because they are…
noblMismatching scotia - should I paint them (urgent, w/ photos)
19 December 2012
My skirting was painted in a bright white and architraves are a little bit warmer white, and the scotia is the bright white colour as well because it was painted together…
noblTight space... Floor plan and furniture, please help
12 September 2012
Ok, will look at armoirs. Good idea, it would set the area as a living room rather than trying to match it to the kitchen! I haven't bought the sofa set yet so I can still…