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3 months3 monthsafpo23afpo23 posted:
Plaster meets wood - how to fill

Hi all
I have a balustrade which is approx 6m long. Underneath the balustrade I have installed a long piece of 140x35mm timber. The balustrade is screwed into this which is…

1 year1 yearafpo23afpo23 posted:
Flashing windows

I have a number of windows and doors that I want to flash between the frames and sarking for a brick veneer home. I’m at frame stage.
Usually I’m used to…

1 year1 yearafpo23afpo23 posted:
Gaps between brick lintels and windows

Hello
I have some commercial windows to install in a new home.
The window sizes are quite large (~6m) and are being installed in brick veneer walls. There will be angles installed…

1 year1 yearafpo23afpo23 posted:
Brick lintels above windows

Thanks for the response. So assuming we comply with code, a 10mm gap should be left between the top of the window and bottom lintel to account for this deflection?

1 year1 yearafpo23afpo23 posted:
Brick lintels above windows

Thanks for the response. Looking at the comps, the max deflection is 17mm. Does this mean I should leave a 20mm gap to manage this?

1 year1 yearafpo23afpo23 posted:
Brick lintels above windows

Hello
I have to install some large steel angle lintels above some 5-6m wide commercial style windows. Due to width the lintels have to be welded to PFC beams (located in…

2 years2 yearsafpo23afpo23 posted:
Blocking timber for joists

Thanks for the reply- any recommendations on the adhesive? Standard liquid nails will do?

2 years2 yearsafpo23afpo23 posted:
Blocking timber for joists

Hello
I have some prefabricated joists that I’m getting installed. The joists are being supported by hoist hangers which are secured into 300pfc and 250ub89.5 steel beams. I have to install…

2 years2 yearsafpo23afpo23 posted:
Max length for ducting - rangehood

Hello
I am planning to install an undermount rangehood for my house. The rangehood will vent outside via 150mm flex ducting.
The closest outside point to the rangehood is 10m away and…

2 years2 yearsafpo23afpo23 posted:
Angle lintels and end bearing

Hello
I have some large span windows (max span = 6.5m). The engineering plans I have call for a 10mm 150x100 UA angle across the window opening to support brick work…

2 years2 yearsafpo23afpo23 posted:
External Rendering for window reveals

Hello
I have some very large windows that require angle lintels over them to support brickwork. The brickwork will be rendered over eventually.
I don’t want the angles to be visible and…

2 years2 yearsafpo23afpo23 posted:
Treatment of structural HW within brick pier

Thanks for the reply. The plans can be seen here:

It's more of a construction sequencing issue. I need to put the hardwood studs in before the brick pier is built.
I'm…

2 years2 yearsafpo23afpo23 posted:
Treatment of structural HW within brick pier

Hello
I have an LVL structural beam which needs to be supported on 3 x 90 x 45 F17 KD HW studs.
The HW studs are being installed within a 450x450mm brick…

2 years2 yearsafpo23afpo23 posted:
Water proofing wall frame base plates

The photo is deceiving. This is the wall of an outside porch.

2 years2 yearsafpo23afpo23 posted:
Water proofing wall frame base plates

Hello
I have found some wall frames in a house with standard (non-treated) pine base plates secured onto a slab. The base plates are mounted flush onto the slab and the…

2 years2 yearsafpo23afpo23 posted:
Infills above windows

The beams are holding up the stud walls upstairs and are at joist level, concealed in the joists. They're to support the internal walls upstairs.
I will frame out under the…

2 years2 yearsafpo23afpo23 posted:
Infills above windows

Thanks for the replies.
It's not a case of the window supplier custom making the windows to suit. The beams above the windows need to be at ceiling level as…

2 years2 yearsafpo23afpo23 posted:
Infills above windows

Hello
I am doing an owner builder project, building a new double storey home. Downstairs is brick and upstairs is foam with the whole house rendered as one colour.
I have some…

2 years2 yearsafpo23afpo23 posted:
Importing a pivot door

Hello
I need quite a large pivot door and frame for my house entrance. Dimensions are 2700 high by 2200 wide. Frame will have windows either side of the door.
The prices…

2 years2 yearsafpo23afpo23 posted:
My experience buying windows in China

Hello - there's alot of good feedback on the company called Superhouse here. Is this their official website?
https://www.isuperhouse.com/

2 years2 yearsafpo23afpo23 posted:
Hardwood flooring engineered vs solid timber

Thanks for the reply. Not to sure about gluing straight to slab, if I ever wanted to replace the floor this would be a nightmare? Wouldn't gluing onto ply with…

2 years2 yearsafpo23afpo23 posted:
Hardwood flooring engineered vs solid timber

Hello
I went around to a number of flooring places today and all seem to have differing or biased opinions. I’m building a fairly big home and interested to hear peoples…

2 years2 yearsafpo23afpo23 posted:
Strip drain alternative - landscaping

Hello
I have an 11m by 4m pool and I am going to start installing tiles around it. There is a 150mm concrete coping around the pool perimeter currently. The pool…

2 years2 yearsafpo23afpo23 posted:
Render over bricks - clay or concrete

Yeah I understand that, but below render there would be very little water being absorbed by the bricks. Infact pretty sure the NCC states you don’t even need weep holes…

2 years2 yearsafpo23afpo23 posted:
Render over bricks - clay or concrete

In all my years of building I don’t think I’ve come across a bricklayer who charges less to lay clay bricks lol. The clays are about 15c more per brick…

2 years2 yearsafpo23afpo23 posted:
Render over bricks - clay or concrete

Hi
I am building a new home and plan to render over brick.
Is there any difference between clay and concrete bricks? Clay bricks are more expensive, but wondering what the difference…

2 years2 yearsafpo23afpo23 posted:
Overlooking private secluded open space

Thanks for confirming that. Not sure why I've been told otherwise. Anyone else agree with my interpretation?

2 years2 yearsafpo23afpo23 posted:
Overlooking private secluded open space

Hello
I am trying to interpret the clause 54/55 of the Victorian Planning Scheme (known as 'res code') in terms of overlooking private secluded open space.
The code reads as follows:
"A habitable…

2 years2 yearsafpo23afpo23 posted:
Ducted gas + aircon - flat roof

Thanks for the reply, but are you referring to a ducted system? Or mounting cassette type reverse cycle units in robes or bulkheads?
A few people I spoke to advised you…

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