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Ardo

Joined 28 August 2018
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16 d16 dArdoArdo posted:
How best to pay trades

Confidence in what YOU are doing is what you need to measure and assess before contemplating owner building. Contracts vary from company to company, builder to builder, plumber to plasterer.…

18 d18 dArdoArdo posted:
Building with weatherboard (or alternative) - Adelaide

Have a good think about what type of weatherboard you are after. Chamfer board, rusticated, splayed etc. Then the finish. Nails hidden you can use timber or weathertex etc. Don't…

24 d24 dArdoArdo posted:
Does builders margin apply to provisional sum ?

Quiz your builder.
I have had a builder quote a build price with excessive pc costs only to say it dos not matter because they only charge what the pc items…

1 month1 monthArdoArdo posted:
Eave purlins for portal frame garage/shed

3 degrees is nothing. Just be aware that some roof sheeting profiles have pitch limitations. Pretty sure corrugated profiles can’t be used under 6 degrees.

1 month1 monthArdoArdo posted:
Eave purlins for portal frame garage/shed

You will find using a c purlin that has flanges parallel to the ground will work but you will find that where your carport is it will twist the purlin…

2 months2 monthsArdoArdo posted:
First Time Builders/Buyers

I would first find a house design that I really like. One that ticks all the boxes. Then find the best orientation for that house. Look for a block that…

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2 months2 monthsArdoArdo posted:
Building using overseas kit home (steel frame)

Gees wouldn’t think you would save that much really. They would be flat packed so you would need to find someone who would assemble them and erect. Might end up…

2 months2 monthsArdoArdo posted:
Building with Bentley Homes Look For

But read section 19. So they can’t stop you, but if you decide to come on site and do anything that delays the build, you are liable.
So that’s why…

2 months2 monthsArdoArdo posted:
Building with Bentley Homes Look For

That’s a bit strong. When you enter a supermarket you agree to show your bag on exit. You give away the right to bag privacy upon entry.
I agree you have…

2 months2 monthsArdoArdo posted:
storm drain

Isn’t there two pipes in the pic. One being a copper pipe which I would imagine is the one is to be capped and the other an at line. I’m…

3 months3 monthsArdoArdo posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Crikey losing much hair?

3 months3 monthsArdoArdo posted:
Painting Wainscoting

For me, and I’m an internet certified professional in every area including decorating, I would think a low sheen or semi gloss would be what I would paint it. Gloss…

3 months3 monthsArdoArdo posted:
Owner/ Builder -Architect Build PM'd by Rehaan Builders

Gotcha cheers. I am going to use 250 z purlins for battens to give the extra height. I’m going to run he lining over the top of the rafters so…

3 months3 monthsArdoArdo posted:
Owner/ Builder -Architect Build PM'd by Rehaan Builders

Why do you need a gap between the gyprock and insulation? I would have thought condensation was only a problem on the underside of the tin roof, not from coming…

3 months3 monthsArdoArdo posted:
OB Farmhouse on 90acres, Yamba NSW.

Nice project. Can I suggest you have a look at a steel frame? With weatherboard and internal linings using steel is whole lot easier because they are straight as and…

4 months4 monthsArdoArdo posted:
Building costs - your experience

How’s that budget tracking now?

4 months4 monthsArdoArdo posted:
Building Costs - Your experience

Is that Aussie rates?

4 months4 monthsArdoArdo posted:
Should the free standing cooker be higher than the bench top

Please read instruction manual, it’s 895mm wide, so there’s the gaps on the sides, it must sit 10mm higher the bench tops. Sorry, but display homes are for display purposes.

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4 months4 monthsArdoArdo posted:
Slab design not supplied.

I would think foundation design for the dwelling would have to be submitted to your council as part of the cc. Your driveway slab would probably not.

4 months4 monthsArdoArdo posted:
Fiberglass Pool Bleaching under the water line

How have you been monitoring the chlorine levels and how often?

5 months5 monthsArdoArdo posted:
Building an extension VIC

You can allocate it all to one person if you want as an owner builder, but they must be licensed to do the work that requires a licence, plumbing, gas…

5 months5 monthsArdoArdo posted:
Double top plate on top on interior wall frames

AFAIK all truss systems are designed to sag. The designer would specify which walls are load bearing and which walls are partition walls. You could just use 45mm top plates…

8 months8 monthsArdoArdo posted:
How much for a house foundation concrete slab?

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8 months8 monthsArdoArdo posted:
How much for a house foundation concrete slab?

Maybe get a cost breakdown splitting the foundation cost and the finishing of the concrete as in cut, polish and coat.

8 months8 monthsArdoArdo posted:
My experience buying windows in China

I had a quote to do a house and they only offered a commercial grade window. I couldn’t grasp the installation details, as I am building with a timber…

9 months9 monthsArdoArdo posted:
EcoStay building project

How are you waterproofing the walls?

9 months9 monthsArdoArdo posted:
Any info on new Basix since July 2017 and using raised floor

I agree with you. The problem is that you can no longer specify your insulation requirements using the online tool to compensate for the loss or gain in the thermal…

10 months10 monthsArdoArdo posted:
My experience buying windows in China

I would also like the supplier if possible.

10 months10 monthsArdoArdo posted:
BASIX for ICF Build

I am not in the industry but I have just had to deal with basix certification. I tried the online assessment but as you might have seen the rules have…

10 months10 monthsArdoArdo posted:
Hydronic heating

I am looking at a raised floor with hydronic heating. Does anyone have any experience with using these systems? For some reason the local pricing on these systems are exorbitant.…

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