Is HEAVY bookshelves on timber upper floor a problem?
Engineers and designers would have that room rated as a single or double bedroom - with the floor joists worked out for dead load and live load with a safety factor built…
How to start a subcontractor company?
Hi Register a business name: http://www.asic.gov.au/bn-apply Apply for a ABN & GST: http://www.business.gov.au/registration ... r-abn.aspx Basically your Good to go
How to learn/design Structured Cabling System?
What sort of cabling system electrical, data etc ?There is software that designs, engineers, 3D Models, does simulations and does realistic photo presentations Try…
Where to start, knock down units to build terraces
Thanks Stewie D, mate that was just what i was looking for, thanks for taking your time to reply much appreciated, i'll keep you up to date with the progress as we go Cheers
cracked roof tiles 4 months after handover
Ask the builder if a roof inspection was completed by the supplier prior to handover. I used to order these and identified to us straight away if they witnessed any damage…
What discount do the trades usually get on supplies
If I was you I would be putting on my tradie clothes and work boots and walking in to suppliers and asking for trade price usually 5 - 10% at a minimum. Tell them you are…
Custom Build, best way to go about this
Custom building is a definite a way of achieving exactly what you require in your home design. Most of the larger building companies have a one plan suits all attitude and…
Leaking balconies, B-E reports in VCAT, owner wins 100%
ITs always been the case. The…
Noisy neighbours alfresco extension built right 2 fence line
You can try using made of sound-absorbing material to significantly reduce the noise coming from the outside. It can be assembled really fast, all you need to do is…
Surfmist, Windspray or Dune Roof... seeking some wisdom.
We are having surfmist roof with Augusta limestone bricks, crisp white window frames, surfmist gutters etc but a dune render to the front left. Hopefully it all goes together
OMG! Newly built house with serious water leakage!! HELP!
I think so. We will find out, we are still not quite moving in yet. We tested it before letting the water running for a good 20 minutes and it seems to be fine and not leaking.
Removing stickytape residue from timber before staining
I use Eucalyptus oil. It is sold as a cough remedy but when used neat, removes sticky tape residue easily.
Sealing and finishing a pre-existing cellar space
Hi Hayao From a structural point of view the bowing timber and corrigated wall should tell you that the wall isn't designed to support 1.5m of soil? The space also seems…
Wondering about loose fill Asbestos in ceiling roof
Maybe give a call to your State Department of Health and get some information from them. Maybe also try: http://www.asbestoswise.com.au/