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Joined 3 December 2009
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1 year1 yearAdam.MAdam.M posted:
Breaks in Drainage Pipe

The fact that they went out to look for it means that they will get a contractor (usually very experienced as they do it everyday) and seal the cracks from…

2 years2 yearsAdam.MAdam.M posted:
Stanley Stud Finder

Hi Perry
If you do end up getting a new stud finder, I highly recommend the Franklin ProSensor 710 Stud Finder. Not cheap at $99 but oh so worth it.

2 years2 yearsAdam.MAdam.M posted:
Land Levelling/ Landscaping

You can try getting a man with a dingo/excavator. You will pay for min 4 hrs at around $400 but they are good at what they do. They will excavate…

2 years2 yearsAdam.MAdam.M posted:
Strengthen a deck

Hi. 3 meters is excessive and I am guessing that they used 90x45 pine? Generally you would want to keep it at 2m max or 1.5m which would be better.
Some…

2 years2 yearsAdam.MAdam.M posted:
Leaking shower screen

Hi. I had a similar issue with water leaking out the side of the shower. It was a relatively easy fix by using clear silicone along the inner and outter…

2 years2 yearsAdam.MAdam.M posted:
help pls.......

Hi, welcome to the forum.
I can only answer for the 30sqm shelter/sunroof. Which ever way you built it, pergola or roofed, anything above 20sqm requires a permit. It is really…

2 years2 yearsAdam.MAdam.M posted:
Colorbond roof loud banging in wind advice needed

Hi,
I had a similar issue with a Colorbond verandah that I actually built (so I only had myself to blame). The issue was the flashing at one end was lifting…

2 years2 yearsAdam.MAdam.M posted:
Pergola attached to house roof

Highly unlikely as the house frame/ walls would take the weight. The weight of the structure is spread roughly 50/50 across the posts at one and and right along the…

2 years2 yearsAdam.MAdam.M posted:
New bathroom, toilet leak

Was there any damage to the bedroom e.g. discoloured carpet?
Reason why I mention is that unless you can pin them to a problem (as a result of error on their…

2 years2 yearsAdam.MAdam.M posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

I have seen 2 pools in the last 3 months being built around me... West of Melbourne... highest reactive clay rating. Makes me shiver even thinking about it.

2 years2 yearsAdam.MAdam.M posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

This is one point that is am relying on the builder's experience of such situations. The builder has insisted that this is a cracked pipe issue coupled with the truss…

2 years2 yearsAdam.MAdam.M posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

Inadvertently that is my point and thanks for stressing it building-expert. We took the structural engineers word as gospel but luckily we didn't do the same with the lawyer. Everyone…

2 years2 yearsAdam.MAdam.M posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

Hi all
I have been following this thread for ages now. In fact I was on of the first to reply! I thought I was a "slab heave recipient: until recently.
I…

2 years2 yearsAdam.MAdam.M posted:
Cracked cement layer under brick paving

Some of my thoughts:
Most likely the concrete base did not have reinforcement and a compressed road base so it wouldn't take much to crack. The tree roots could have led…

2 years2 yearsAdam.MAdam.M posted:
Ekodeck decking feedback

My thoughts on mod decking in general. I haven’t used ekodeck as such. If you want total maintenance free, opt for the darkest colour eg. Slate grey as this colour…

3 years3 yearsAdam.MAdam.M posted:
Simonds building

Built not building. Does that help?

3 years3 yearsAdam.MAdam.M posted:
Novice deck planning

Your easiest bet is to go to Masters (if you have one close) and hire their ute for a daily rate +100km for $65. It'll be cheaper than most methods.…

3 years3 yearsAdam.MAdam.M posted:
Novice deck planning

I’m guessing you are going to use the offcut of the last length to make up the difference of the next length? Eg. Like a traditional way of laying a…

3 years3 yearsAdam.MAdam.M posted:
Novice deck planning

Best to draw up your plans and post the diagram. Also, the mod wood does not like butt joins as you are required by the manufacturer to leave a gap…

3 years3 yearsAdam.MAdam.M posted:
Home Renovation cost and resale value

Truth be told there is an art to it. A $50k bathroom reno might add $200k to the house. Cutting a few trees and improving the front yard might add…

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3 years3 yearsAdam.MAdam.M posted:
No Permit for existing extension

Have you checked if there is a statute of limitation? I would have thought authorities have 7 or 10 years to point out a building violation? First port of call…

3 years3 yearsAdam.MAdam.M posted:
Verandah post in/part of retaining wall.

Ideally you would want to keep the retainer wall post away from the verandah post but not much. There should not be too much effect on each other due to…

3 years3 yearsAdam.MAdam.M posted:
Changing Laminate Choices

Depends if you have signed the fit out/ design part of the build. It's usually half way or so through the build.
As for bugging the sales consultant... that's why they…

3 years3 yearsAdam.MAdam.M posted:
when should we contact an aircon installer?

Any time really. You'd also find that the cost won't change if you make it easier to harder to install.
No harm in talking to an Aircon installer to get their…

3 years3 yearsAdam.MAdam.M posted:
Short Plasterboard Anchor?

As well as a nylon wall plug, you can also do the same with a wall anchor. Screw it in, let the metal wings to expand, then cut the screw…

3 years3 yearsAdam.MAdam.M posted:
FIRST RENOVATION TIP/ADVICE

1. Weigh up the costs of doing things yourself vs a tradie eg. painting. At the same time, if you keep ringing around you might just get that one tradie…

3 years3 yearsAdam.MAdam.M posted:
Solid Timber Benchtops

If the stone bench tops are inclusion, you'd have to weigh up if timber tops would add value or not. If you could shift it to the left and have…

3 years3 yearsAdam.MAdam.M posted:
Building Decking Over Easement?

Accessibility is one thing but the main reason for not being able to build on or within 2m is what's called "angle of repose". It's where the the bottom of…

3 years3 yearsAdam.MAdam.M posted:
Rollaway shutter instalation

If supplied and installed by Rollaway Shutters, you are entitled to have it fixed under the Consumer Law of 2011. It might be a pain to go through but you…

3 years3 yearsAdam.MAdam.M posted:
Bearers?

Yes you can use different bearers but at the same time overdoing on the bearers is not a bad thing considering you could potentially avoid the "bounce". As long as…

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