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chippy

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2 d2 dchippychippy posted:
Aluminium Window paint and matching wall paint

You can't do it.
The aluminium extrusions are powder coated before manufacturing and the process makes sure all the areas of the frame are coated because it sticks electrostatically and is…

5 d5 dchippychippy posted:
Floorplan dilemma on corner square block

Make sure your kitchen island bench has a minimum 300mm overhang. You need at least that to comfortably sit at it.
At the moment you only have a 800 deep island…

6 d6 dchippychippy posted:
adding a wall to jgking house..

Hi Marshi
Skirts and arch's aren't made in a mould, they are machined.
I would think that most project builders would just be using off the shelf profiles from Hume, Corinthian…

6 d6 dchippychippy posted:
Roof support, want to remove some walls

You could strut where the 2 purple dots are. Straight down off the valley. Struts should be strapped at the top and blocked at the bottom to prevent movement. You'll…

Roof support, want to remove some walls
7 d7 dchippychippy posted:
Roof support, want to remove some walls

Can you put in a new strut back onto the wall behind rather than worry about the beam?

9 d9 dchippychippy posted:
Our First Home with My Homes WA, Perth

Yeah, we opted for the living areas in the middle of the house with a big long courtyard. No hallway and it moved Our alfresco so it's not next to…

9 d9 dchippychippy posted:
Our First Home with My Homes WA, Perth

Hi chekii
Your progressing nicely. It's a great time to be building in the west. If you've got a good supervisor there's no shortage of tradies to get the work…

10 d10 dchippychippy posted:
Wardrobes.....

Some vertically challenged clients (my wife included) feel that 2100 is just a bit to high to reach the top hanging rail when hanging up clothes.
Anywhere between 2000&2100 is good.…

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10 d10 dchippychippy posted:
Floorplan dilemma on corner square block

Agree that the garage will be a bit tight.
If you go the bottom plan make sure you change the doors on the robes to sliders. Those 920 robe doors will…

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11 d11 dchippychippy posted:
Wardrobes.....

Hi.
I'm a carpenter/cabinet maker in Perth and see this all the time.
There's 2 things I can recommend.
1) have the builder leave out the standard shelf and rail then get a…

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11 d11 dchippychippy posted:
Noobie Mistake - Fake Turf Sand Help!!!!

Vacuum it out with an industrial vac.

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11 d11 dchippychippy posted:
floor plan dimensions question

That's good to hear.
I thought the reason for seeming differences may have been what you mentioned.
Unless you understand plans and building it's those small details that can catch you out.

14 d14 dchippychippy posted:
New house slab work quality in doubt

I'm not an engineer but have been in the building industry for 30 years.
Without seeing your engineering drawings I'd say that the slab on the right is over an open…

15 d15 dchippychippy posted:
floor plan dimensions question

The plans are the plans and the builders can't just change them on the fly.
You mentioned 100mm. That's a huge variation.
You can forgive maybe 10mm here or there but basically…

16 d16 dchippychippy posted:
Temporary Trafficable Pool Cover

Most jobs I work on have one or the other, fence or cover.
Sometimes by the time I'm there the pool cover is removed so I can form up the concrete…

16 d16 dchippychippy posted:
floor plan dimensions question

Wood or brick.
I've been in construction for 30 years and it's been like that since I started.

16 d16 dchippychippy posted:
floor plan dimensions question

All construction plan measurements are from wall to wall, whether that be framing member to framing member or brick to brick.
No construction plan would be from centre of wall to…

17 d17 dchippychippy posted:
Temporary Trafficable Pool Cover

It's simple to do.
How big is the pool and is it concrete or FG?

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18 d18 dchippychippy posted:
Concerns flat roof lean to

Hi Dan.
Any structure like your building needs council approval which will guarantee that the structural (and planning) side of the build is correct. It may seem like a pain but…

18 d18 dchippychippy posted:
Leaking relief valve from hot water system

Just pull the lever. It should discharge hot water and flush the valve.

18 d18 dchippychippy posted:
Concerns flat roof lean to

Hi Dan.
Looking at the picture it looks like you have used 90mm there for the span, is that correct.
If you have, it is way under specced and you are going…

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18 d18 dchippychippy posted:
Leaking relief valve from hot water system

Have you tried opening it a few times. If a bit of scale gets stuck in the seat they series seem to leak a bit.
If you open the valve a…

21 d21 dchippychippy posted:
Double glazing worth the $$ in Perth?

Alpine environment, I'd be DG'ing all the way. It absolutely makes sense.
In Perth. Good design, PV panels and RC AC are going to give you best ROI which I think…

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21 d21 dchippychippy posted:
Double glazing worth the $$ in Perth?

Arcadelt. You are obviously living in one million plus $ build.
I've never lived in a house that expensive however our last 2 homes we have designed and built ourselves and…

21 d21 dchippychippy posted:
Double glazing worth the $$ in Perth?

That's pretty much my thoughts. In the real world with the use of curtains at night, I think it would stretch the advantages even further.
If the price difference was closer…

22 d22 dchippychippy posted:
Double glazing worth the $$ in Perth?

Hi and welcome to the forum. Nice to have another WA contributor.
I've built 3 times, the last 2 was OB. I looked at DG but like you struggled to justify…

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22 d22 dchippychippy posted:
Sliding Door - single opening panel normally internal?

Hi Darb.
The sliding panel slides on the inside of the fixed panel.
Once your build is complete and flywire is on and landscaping is complete the tracks should remain clean.

27 d27 dchippychippy posted:
Decisions, Decisions.

We had complete working drawings done by our drafty for a couple of thousand dollars.
The original concept floor plans don't take that much as the detail needed is a lot…

28 d28 dchippychippy posted:
How to Identify a ‘zero lot’ land

If it's just a standard residential block then any requirements around building too zero lot would be handled during planning.
If the land is in a development then there may be…

28 d28 dchippychippy posted:
Range hood recommendations - Qasair Vs Schweigen

Dude. You've found every thread that mentions an external motor rangehood and resurrected it.
We get that you don't like them and obviously have an issue with your neighbours installation but…

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