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16 d16 dArdoArdo posted:
Stormwater Drainage - Pump to Street

Looks like 2 systems to me. One is for your guttering. This system is a wet system.
The other system is for sub surface drainage. Drains from Ag lines and…

30 d30 dArdoArdo posted:
Removing dynabolts or hammer in?

Nut on, knock down to top of sleeve, weld nut to sleeve or vice grip sleeve to bolt, pull out.

2 months2 monthsArdoArdo posted:
Energy Efficient Home - What Type of Builder?

One of the main reasons houses in Europe are built to a different standard is they have to cope with a different environment. Large temperature changes over seasons, snow loads,…

2 months2 monthsArdoArdo posted:
Exposed Joists and Plywood Ceiling Construction methods for

Looking at doing this too. My concern us the laying of the ply first over a greater distance before being supported by rafters. How do you overcome that? Provide temporary…

2 months2 monthsArdoArdo posted:
Builder is asking increase in price on a fixed price Master

You lost me at concretors who don't organise their own pour.....
I understand obligations under contracts. Stipulations that should be met and requirements for fulfilment.
Simple.
But the builder has control of…

2 months2 monthsArdoArdo posted:
Builder is asking increase in price on a fixed price Master

So you are saying a builder cant do much about the cost of construction because they have preferred suppliers and contracts that do not stipulate cost or time period of…

2 months2 monthsArdoArdo posted:
Builder is asking increase in price on a fixed price Master

Suppliers have never been busier, that's what I'm told. Amount of materials in and out, cant keep it on the self. Prices go up, did their margin? Of course, do…

2 months2 monthsArdoArdo posted:
Builder is asking increase in price on a fixed price Master

I'm not in the building industry. But I do have to laugh that you think builders look at timber futures, or even worked out that as soon as sanctions were…

2 months2 monthsArdoArdo posted:
Builder is asking increase in price on a fixed price Master

Whilst I appreciate builders might go to the wall, how long have we been paying the 25% margin plus variations it doesn't sit well that all of a sudden when…

2 months2 monthsArdoArdo posted:
Builder is asking increase in price on a fixed price Master

So if the OP does have a frank chat to their builder and work out a compromise is it still no guarantee that they will not go insolvent or finish…

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2 months2 monthsArdoArdo posted:
Owner builder insurance

You may never be at fault, but guaranteed if you don't have insurance and anybody has an accident you will be the one in court fighting their insurance company or…

2 months2 monthsArdoArdo posted:
Internal doors (CSD or Hinged)

You need parliament hinges to clear architraves. I've only ever fitted 100mm brass ones, not sure if they come in chrome or black etc. They are a square corner hinge…

3 months3 monthsArdoArdo posted:
Slab Heave/Building Insurance

Just to be clear, a raft slab is not considered stronger then a waffle pod slab. (To engineers) Its the fact that a waffle slab is built on grade and…

3 months3 monthsArdoArdo posted:
LOSP MATERIAL VS SCYON AXON CLADDING

Look at the guarantee for the products. This might give some insight into the longevity.
Think about the look you are after. So many choices. Even to the point that you…

3 months3 monthsArdoArdo posted:
Built in bookcase

4.5k depending on materials selection. MDF, fj pine or solid. Solid connections (dominos) or Ikea style screws and loose dowels. With/without back.
4.3m wide x 3.0m tall 300mm deep 18mm thick.…

3 months3 monthsArdoArdo posted:
Hot Water System

Or you get a tank with two elements. One for the solar and one for off-peak periods. Thermostat will cut out when at temp. Get an inverter that will dump…

3 months3 monthsArdoArdo posted:
WINDOWS & DOORS DELAYS

Yeah, I acknowledge that their are delays, but not unforeseen delays. As long as you whole build schedule does not blow out with I wouldnt be concerned either.
Many builders…

3 months3 monthsArdoArdo posted:
WINDOWS & DOORS DELAYS

I don't understand why builders don't adjust their timelines to suit the delays. Order earlier? Not really a constructive comment I know, but makes me feel like it's not acceptable,…

3 months3 monthsArdoArdo posted:
Smart door lock

Looking for anyone who might have had a samsung biometric electronic door lock fitted. Pros and cons. Cheers.

3 months3 monthsArdoArdo posted:
Tesla or other EV charging point provision in garage

If your meter box is on an external wall to the garage, I wouldn't stress about getting an outlet yet. You can fit one relatively easy at a later date.…

3 months3 monthsArdoArdo posted:
Progress Payment Schedule

The percentages they propose sound about right with exception of the lock up stage. I would try to get this broken down to a lockup 10% and a fit…

4 months4 monthsArdoArdo posted:
Soil Test ?

Sorry re soil test.
It is a requirement that a soil test is done before construction. Whether you do it or the builder, it gets done by someone. Just note some…

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4 months4 monthsArdoArdo posted:
Soil Test ?

Perhaps you should read my post.
1. Not technically. It's a must. Most if not all councils require it.
2. I said that whether a builder will quote a price based on…

4 months4 monthsArdoArdo posted:
Soil Test ?

A few points.
Yes you need a soil test. Good idea to get one before even buying the land. It should also come with a land survey so, will tell you…

5 months5 monthsArdoArdo posted:
What is this Building Product?

Cleaning bricks and concrete.

5 months5 monthsArdoArdo posted:
What is this Building Product?

Hydrochloric acid.

5 months5 monthsArdoArdo posted:
Metricon build - Piering question in pre slab phase

They don't have to hit bedrock either. The engineer specifies the depth required to move the support through the reaction area and into a non reactive zone or low reaction…

7 months7 monthsArdoArdo posted:
La niña vs el niño - slabs on clay

I think the waffle/raft debate is way oversimplified and people get confused. Some slabs are designed to be supported by direct contact with the soil underneath, and some are designed…

7 months7 monthsArdoArdo posted:
Construction Waste

Perhaps he is not going to cover up. Maybe just ask him what he intends on doing with it. But grab happy snaps first... for your records.

8 months8 monthsArdoArdo posted:
Water Tank Charged System Head

Cheers sounds sensible

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