There should be no reason for the original structural engineer not to take your calls. In fact they are key to this as they "own" the design of the slab and carry PL for…
Yes, The wind bracing & connections should be greater for lighter and less stiff materials,
I suggest you get your engineer to also check wind loading, Foundation…
Another question about whites
We have had warm yellow with darker yellow trim in living areas for too many years. Now replacing cedar blinds with white shutters and repainting kitchen, dining, lounge…
Irban edge worst
he said saleman was ruid and preaching ,not that their building standards were crap,
sounds very believable that a frustated saleman takes it out on whoever is around.
Feb 05, 2019 2:33 pm
Found old stormwater pipe - what to do?
That's my reason for trying to understand a bit more about it. Ideally the pipe isn't actually in use anymore and I can rip it up. Agree it's not ideal to plant over it if…
Feb 04, 2019 3:44 pm
Fairman homes, Canberra
Hi, Just wondering if anyone has had any experience with Fairman homes in Canberra? Have been in touch regarding a property they're building in Throsby and selling through…
Feb 03, 2019 10:57 am
Feb 03, 2019 9:45 am
Gutter Color always should be dark colors because it is suitable for gutter. If you use light color then after sometime it looks dirty.
Should draftsman pay for amendment?
I didn’t ask, but he made the changes and paid for the amendment himself. Said it was there stuff up so we’re happy to do it.
It’s a small guesture but made a big…
Plumbing pipes to plan
Downpipe and stormwater pipe positions are most often nominal and it is up to the plumber to decide where they should go. I would say that you have two chances...Buckleys…
Anyone buying land or HLP in Melton South
I have recently bought lot in Artherstone jan 2018. This is in palara 32 and was wondering if you could provide some insights on growth of this suburb.
Hi guys - long story short, we had natural timber flooring installed in our 80s home. The installers removed the carpet and ripped up the ceramic floor tiles in our…
Jan 30, 2019 1:22 pm
She bought a Lemon
Wow.... And here is me stressing out due to having to remove and pour again some concrete steps in exposed aggregate due to a "bad mix".
So the spaces between the path and the fence on either side now have ground level yard gullies that take runoff to stormwater at front gutter.
I think you get the idea. I…
Timber sleeper wall
I would see no reason why you couldn't have a timber sleeper wall 2m or even higher.
The height only becomes an issue if you using it as a retaining wall.
Ceramic Floor tiles
I can do picture and size but i dont know how old they are as i have no spares
Cost comparison for third storey
lol! I kinda forget how much space there actually is in these sort of homes. You'd enjoy how they are built to be affordable there in SL. On-site labour is relatively…
Builder margin is confidential to the builder, although a margin will be disclosed in variations, for PC and PS items. Do not assume that the margin on those items is the…
On Site Detention - Charged Line?
I take it that all downpipes are diverted to the tanks.
Why does the tank's overflow pipe have to go to a "control pit" when the overflow water has come from the tank…
Insulating 3 car garage/shed
Here is a link to a pretty detailed video on insulating a garage, in Melbourne. Spray foam combined with conventional batts.
I have recently bought an early 1970s house which has asbestos ceilings with acoustic tiles stuck over it throughout. I would like to eventually remove the…
Jan 26, 2019 11:49 am
Smart Stone Nero Astral
From my experience as a owner who has had granite, corian, quartz, marble, I test my stone before buying as no matter what is claimed, if it doesn't work, you won't often…
Jan 25, 2019 7:13 pm
but dyson is too costly to have. for just $30 one can get corded bissell 33A1 that pet hairs, stairs and car interiors. or else you can get shark hv292 which comes for…
We’re just getting the tiles replaced on our balcony. The contractor completed the screening yesterday. I was slightly concerned with the golf size ball gap on one…
Jan 21, 2019 7:53 pm
East Estate Cranbourne East
Thank you for this thread.
We are planning to purchase stage 7 at East Estate
What are your thoughts?
Is any one of you staying at East estate now?
Walling over windows
But be careful that this vapour barrier is not punctured sometimes later.
In your case it is just one wall, so it is okay, but I am really against internal vapour…
Importing kitchen from China
Not ordered yet as waiting for the walls to be built up first, so I can run the exact measurements.
I done designs and asked for quotations from Foshan Ais Living and…
In the process of renovating a bathroom.
Have just bought a new spout for the bath only to find that it will leave a 10mm gap to the tiles once installed.
I am renovating my pool area and I might have a dispute on how the landscaper has screwed the hardwood to the feature wall and also the customer made seat they…
Building and Contruction Startup
I have been thinking about starting my own building and construction business for very long in Canberra. I have no prior experience but I am ready to take risk and do…
Jan 18, 2019 9:18 pm
Can we bring in our own lighting pendant/Fans etc if we don’t like anything form Rawson’s look book? Will they charge for installation?
Jan 18, 2019 3:18 pm
What's my setback?
So I put in the report and consent for the setback to the corner splay, as the building surveyor was convinced that the setback to the corner splay was not…
I live in Thornbury (in GRZ2 zone) and am about to lay a slab for a single garage in the back corner of a 400sqm property with a rear laneway. The side boundary…
Jan 16, 2019 12:18 am