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6 years6 years33amc33amc posted:
is this damage of timber joist acceptable?

That's pretty normal and won't be a problem.
It's more annoying for the carpenter than anything because he either has to clean out the groove or put it aside to use…

6 years6 years33amc33amc posted:
rectified tiles and mitered joints issues *UPDATED PICS/VIDS

Stewie is right,
Tiles can be bowed and the sizing can vary. This is usually the case with cheaper tiles.
I've heard of silicone in the mitres before, it won't fall out…

6 years6 years33amc33amc posted:
matching to old corrugated roofing

From what I've come across, sheets from the mid 80's should still match the profile of the newer ones.
The older sheets were typically narrower, but the profile still matches. you…

6 years6 years33amc33amc posted:
Brick layer Costs and Fees

Brickies rates have gone through the roof over the last 12 months.
There is a serious shortage of brickies.
The way I see it is it is an old mans trade and…

6 years6 years33amc33amc posted:
Am i being overcharged for higher ceilings?

I would have said that sounds fair.
I think there are a lot of unrealised costs.
For starters the extra bricks and labour alone would be half of that. Then there is…

6 years6 years33amc33amc posted:
Retaining Wall and fence on boundary - CDC or DA ?

I'm sure all councils are different, but in my past dealings on an existing built lot I was told it the wall was cut down to 1m max an application…

6 years6 years33amc33amc posted:
Attaching Stone Cladding to Rendered Brick Wall

Ideally the render should be removed.
Stack stone or tiles in general are pretty heavy and can actually pull the render off. It might last a while, but you won't find…

6 years6 years33amc33amc posted:
Joist notching question

I'm going to guess the wire was there first which is why it was notched.
They likely were avoiding having to get an electrician to cut and re join or re…

6 years6 years33amc33amc posted:
Joist notching question

by the looks of it, it could be said this joist acts as a pole plate not a joist.
It looks to be bolted to the side of the house also.
This…

6 years6 years33amc33amc posted:
process of restumping a house

Ok, I would aim for a minimum 900mm. Typically a soil test would be needed to determine best depth, so what I state is pretty much rule of thumb.
Stoneville, is…

6 years6 years33amc33amc posted:
Plumbing problem

There would be a reason for this.
When more than one tap or outlet is opened the pressure will be reduced. That's just a given. The question is really how much…

6 years6 years33amc33amc posted:
Advice Please: Window size differnt to house plans

Sounds like A&L windows.
They make spin about how their inline reveal system is better, but I think there is more cons with it.
For starters standard blind sizes wont fit, and…

6 years6 years33amc33amc posted:
process of restumping a house

As Stewie said, the stumps need to be in the ground otherwise the house would fall over when the wind blew, or shake pretty bad when people walked around.
300mm deep…

6 years6 years33amc33amc posted:
Are double entrance doors just two doors?

Hi Stewie,
I've seen plenty of builders and pre hung door suppliers over the years use a mushroom mould (the "T" piece one) to create a seal without the need and…

6 years6 years33amc33amc posted:
Steel Frame builders

Steel might not warp if left to the elements, but steel will buckle.
Steel gives way without warning.
Not that we build houses planned around worst case emergencies, But I've heard fire…

6 years6 years33amc33amc posted:
Steel Frame builders

I've built both steel and timber frames.
Personally I wouldn't have a steel frame for myself.
The only real positives I've come up with is that steel frames are lighter and straighter.
Also…

6 years6 years33amc33amc posted:
Windows in showers

You missed my point and Spoken like a true salesman.
So you think extra light and heat is an advantage in the northern states?
A&L might have the largest single site, I…

6 years6 years33amc33amc posted:
Handover and final invoicing.

Have you ever signed a building contract before?

6 years6 years33amc33amc posted:
Laying Laminate Flooring - slab preparation

Laminate flooring needs to be laid on top of a moisture barrier, this is usually just like the black plastic that might be laid under a slab.
It is simply loose…

6 years6 years33amc33amc posted:
Handover and final invoicing.

Um, does anyone realise that if you don't pay the practical completion stage even with minor defect outstanding you are actually in breach of contract?
Most builders will be good and…

6 years6 years33amc33amc posted:
Frameless Vs Semi-Frameless?

Is that an imported screen?
Screens made here can be cut to suit any out of plumb walls before the glass is toughened :wink:

6 years6 years33amc33amc posted:
Help please

Which state are you in?

6 years6 years33amc33amc posted:
Bowed I-beam

The masonry code isn't really relevant when talking brick veneer.
You are over thinking it, like I was trying to say, stop looking at it as if it's some sort of…

6 years6 years33amc33amc posted:
Windows in showers

The section is 3.8.1
Basically walls need to be water resistant to a height of 1800 within 1500 of the shower head.
I wouldn't call that timber window water resistant unless it…

6 years6 years33amc33amc posted:
Windows in showers

What I mean about people getting caught out is that the supplier or builder or carpenter or frame manufacturer some where down the line aren't specifically told the windows being…

6 years6 years33amc33amc posted:
Windows in showers

Yikes, That actually doesn't comply with the building code

6 years6 years33amc33amc posted:
Bowed I-beam

I know I'm only pointing out the obvious, but it's not a bond beam. There is no need for rods in the bottom course.
Deflection of 6mm is not acceptable. It's…

6 years6 years33amc33amc posted:
Bowed I-beam

Possibly, what interests me though is that the brick is actually cracked which to me suggests movement has occurred once the mortar has dried.
With no lintel prop or removed too…

6 years6 years33amc33amc posted:
Need help! Where do I stand? Electricity meter on wrong side

Sorry I'm lost....
You originally said "On our plans our electricity meter is drawn on the left hand side"
Then "My left hand side is my garage where the meter in sitting…

6 years6 years33amc33amc posted:
Windows in showers

A&L windows use what they call an inline reveal system.
What this effectively means is that there is a smaller up stand of aluminium on the inside. If you were to…

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