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10 d10 dArdoArdo posted:
Engineered wood (I-Joist, LVL) Versus Solid timber joist

Capacity and deflection. I guess what expert is saying that man made lumber has the correct capacity but maybe allows for more deflection than natural timber when designing? Probably because…

12 d12 dArdoArdo posted:
Drawer's vs Architect's plan

Copyright of a drawing comes instantly from the time it is made a hard copy. The moment you posted it here it is yours and the property of no one…

1 year1 yearArdoArdo posted:
H1 slab for H2 class soil

Ye ole school raft slabs perform just as bad as a waffle pod slab. It's the workmanship and follow up lack of moisture control that destroys foundations.

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1 year1 yearArdoArdo posted:
Engineering query

I would think it's more to do with the fact they base their design from the assessment done by another firm and not that they do not trust them.

1 year1 yearArdoArdo posted:
Best drawing for build quotes

Your builder will worry about the detail with the engineering. But note if you decide on raked ceilings voids cathedral roofing fireplaces air conditioners island benches etc this will…

2 years2 yearsArdoArdo 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.…

2 years2 yearsArdoArdo 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…

2 years2 yearsArdoArdo 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…

2 years2 yearsArdoArdo 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.

2 years2 yearsArdoArdo 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 years2 yearsArdoArdo 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 years2 yearsArdoArdo 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 years2 yearsArdoArdo 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 years2 yearsArdoArdo 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 years2 yearsArdoArdo 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…

2 years2 yearsArdoArdo posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Crikey losing much hair?

2 years2 yearsArdoArdo 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…

2 years2 yearsArdoArdo 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…

2 years2 yearsArdoArdo 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…

2 years2 yearsArdoArdo 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…

2 years2 yearsArdoArdo posted:
Building costs - your experience

How’s that budget tracking now?

2 years2 yearsArdoArdo posted:
Building Costs - Your experience

Is that Aussie rates?

2 years2 yearsArdoArdo 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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2 years2 yearsArdoArdo 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.

2 years2 yearsArdoArdo posted:
Fiberglass Pool Bleaching under the water line

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

2 years2 yearsArdoArdo 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…

2 years2 yearsArdoArdo 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…

2 years2 yearsArdoArdo posted:
How much for a house foundation concrete slab?

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2 years2 yearsArdoArdo 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.

2 years2 yearsArdoArdo 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…

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