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When I called the council they said because it was only 1 dwelling in a 400m block, it didn't need town planning. All I need is a building permit. So now it feels like…
Termite Barrier now a compulsory item in new buildings?
Hi lovepub, You've got to respect termites... they've been around for millions of years. That's why each council (in VIC at least) has a regulation stating whether or…
Can I ask my builder to move my front water tap?
It's easy to do your self if your handy. We did ours in our first house and will be doing it again in our new one. You need to dig and follow the street side of the meter.…
Is the electrical plan included in the designer's cost
What did the duck say to the chicken as he was about to cross the road? Don't do it mate. You'll never hear the end of it. I like that…
Is 8 Months to build a garage and driveway reasonable ?
With approvals etc etc - then certifying - I'd think 3-4 months max would be tops - from saying yes to parking car. Maybe sooner.
Eden Brae has fenced off our block of land completely! why??
Call them back and tell them if they don't move it you'll have whatever is on your land carted away and will send them the bill! Actually, don't…
Does anyone have a roof pitch higher than 30 degrees?
Just beware that the current timber framing code only goes up to 34 degrees, after which it has to be engineered, so there will be quite a cost difference. Generally the 2…
Hiring the building surveyor/engineer instead of the Builder
Thanks, Dalemengel. I would always recommend that people have a building inspector to check the work. However, this means that clients are paying for a building surveyor…
House plan with 2 minor bedrooms at front?
Depending on the size of the block, you may find that a workers cottage style floor plan is the way to go. They tended to have two minor rooms at the front of the building…
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…
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