Building A New House
Re: New home build - Custom Design WA41
Mar 27, 2019 9:42 pm
Re: New home build - Custom Design WA42
Mar 27, 2019 9:45 pm
Will be lovely looking out to the maples!
Re: New home build - Custom Design WA45
Mar 27, 2019 9:54 pm
Ohhhh, that’s going to be gorgeous! Do ponds need to be fenced off like pools?
We don’t have a pond, but there’s a handball square and trampoline incorporated in our landscape. Pretty similar really
Re: New home build - Custom Design WA46
Mar 27, 2019 9:58 pm
Yes they need fencing if they're deeper than 30cm. I'll either need to keep the pond shallow or submerge some steel mesh to 30cm depth like a bird guard. My local koi nursery assure me that they keep their fish in 30cm deep ponds quite successfully.
A handball court and trampoline will be great fun! My teenage kids are trying to convince me to pave the entire backyard for a basketball court. That's not happening!
Re: New home build - Custom Design WA50
Apr 13, 2019 6:02 pm
I got the builder to give me access to our site after they delivered the beams but before they installed them. I went in, cleaned all the beams and coated them all in a Rust Proof Primer. They look so much better and will never rust. I know they are hidden and will not rust to the point of breaking for about 40 years, but I wanted it done for peace of mind. I find it a cop out that the builder uses a document from Structerre that says that the beams are concealed and not exposed and so require no corrosion protection according to the NCC.
I was also concerned that if moisture built up at all and dripped from the beam onto the gyproc it would leave a rusty water stain to seep throught onto our ceiling.
All up cost me a day of my time and about $100 in materials from good old Bunnings.
Re: New home build - Custom Design WA54
Apr 24, 2019 10:59 pm
It should start coming together pretty quickly for you now that that second slab is done. Is your second floor brick or frame? There's a few double's going up near us and the top floor seems to get completed really fast.
Re: New home build - Custom Design WA55
Apr 24, 2019 11:21 pm
I hope so. Our upper floor is double brick. Technically they should be able to load the bricks after one week of slab curing. It would be great to get a roof before the winter weather hits us.
Re: New home build - Custom Design WA58
May 05, 2019 1:11 am
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Re: New home build - Custom Design WA59
May 10, 2019 9:13 pm
A good portion of the upper floor brickwork was completed this week. The staircase has been blocked with scaffolding which prevents us from being able to have a good look for now.
It may be interesting to note that the metal door frames on this floor have single course bricks over them, like with the windows.
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