Timber vs Steel Structural Posts
As a person who is both a qualified Civil/Structural Engineer and a Software Engineer I have no idea what you are on about.
harleyca, I wouldn't be too concerned by the…
Installing skylights post-build
I was considering adding extra windows to our home but i have been advised any structural changes may void your builder’s warranty.
Awnings on Hebel
If you like I can give you the number of the Hebel rep here in sydney ( he's also a structural engineer) and apart from being a great bloke is all knowledgeable…
color help ~~ !!
Hey all looking for suggestions tips pointers pictures -
If you are referring to storm water disposal that is dealt by the local Councils engineering Departments on an ad hoc basis
There is nothing in the NCC that governs Trade…
Sad that they've moved to quantity over quality Thank you again for your advice BuildingandLegal.
One last thing, do you think that adding retaining walls (in green…
Sep 25, 2020 11:15 am
Insulation when buying off the plan
This looks to be part of the standard spec, what the builder includes as standard. Just ask the question of your sales consultant, "Is this standard"? if they say yes,…
change wall mixers after handover easy?
Thank you very much for the advice. My basin mixer is built into the wall so perhaps I should just compromise and work with the builder's range on this one !!!
Hi all! Just reading through my developer guideline as I go through my siting. It says:
Dwellings on lots above 300sqm must have a minimum front setback of 4…
We have a dark colour Colorbond roof which is 2 years old and we do not have any issues in regards to popping in winter or summer. Our roof structure is timber with timber…
Cracks in External Walls
Thanks for your input.
the thing is I would know when to be concerned, that is why though someone with more knowledge could advise.
Waffle Slab - Large Aquarium
I think you should talk with him and if you have some knowledge of construction topics, I bet he might change the way of thinking.
Jul 26, 2020 4:07 pm
Concrete Driveway Lights
Hi all, I am currently organising our long driveway to be concreted, and I am considering putting in embedded lights in on either side. I am wondering if anybody has done…
Jul 26, 2020 3:32 pm
Overshadowing but not overshadowing
We are experiencing somewhat similar problems neighbour
Has objected our build stating overshadowing
Did you get approval or did you change plan completely…
If you have a dark colour roof (in fact any colour really) I'd opt for sarking under the tiles.
There are a few benefits to that.
Hoping you can help me with a question - Can a builder in Victoria, build under someone elses license? Under what circumstances would they? Is it a cause…
House Permit question
Okay so I originally had a 1400 gap on side of my house with a side gate so I changed that to 1150 to create a 250mm gap on the other side where the garage is against the…
Gross floor area definition
I believe GFA does not include car port but could not find an official document stating so.
Can someone point me to a link pls?
Merbau decking disaster - Please help!!!
Keen to know how you got rid of the black.
I’ve just had a herringbone merbau done and the trestle table the chippy was cutting on had metal legs that were on the new…
Jul 10, 2020 10:47 pm
Free land in exchange for house
Subdivision. Yes, it's possible in some areas. In other areas, no it's not. So you'd have to ask your council. But usually the block would have to be a fair bit larger than 720sqm.
Demo guy next door pulling out a tree and it has smashed out some bricks and cracked the wall.
This a structural issue at…
Has anyone gone through a situation where a builder has refused to increase a window height even though you are still at preliminary quotation stage??
Soft leaf buffalo struggling
Thanks, putting my mind at ease. I was told it was better than Sir Walter for Melbourne and has better shade tolerance, although I feel I’ve been sold hook, line and…
I am looking to ugrade to bigger house and thinking to buying in Rathdowne Wollert. Currently, I live in Aurora Estate but can't afford to buy in this estate as…
Grass growing above garage door
Dry periods and irregular rainfall is conducive to sediment build up and the Melbourne metro and other areas have in excess of 90% precipitation that is drizzle or light…
NBN New developer fee of $600
We had a similar thing. NBN advised they would potentially charge the $600 fee but they didn't do it. Though our circumstances were maybe a bit unique as NBN rolled out in…
Sisalation Paper on boundary brick wall
In reverse brick veneer construction, you would need reflective but vapor permeable barrier from the outside side of your timber frame, but also optionally can add a layer…
M-city Clayton (VIC) build issues?
That is more detailed to what was originally posted. There have been many posts on Homeone where people have said they were promised something they never received and the…