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Strzelecki Ranges Victoria
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7 months7 monthsausdesignausdesign posted:
Laundry sink in the kitchen - In Victoria

No you don't.

9 months9 monthsausdesignausdesign posted:
Ceiling height tolerance

No - if the frames up absolutely not.
Having said that, I have known builders to cut in the ceiling battens between the bottom chords on the trusses to gain…

9 months9 monthsausdesignausdesign posted:
Ceiling height tolerance

I wasn't putting down your concerns in any way if it came across as that.
Most builders / carpenters will work on a 2745 pitching height for a truss roof layout.…

9 months9 monthsausdesignausdesign posted:
Ceiling height tolerance

To my mind there is no tolerance. If the plans show a FCL at 2.74 then that is what it needs to be. Often with a truss roof construction the…

9 months9 monthsausdesignausdesign posted:
Structural Engineer costs - custom build

Without knowing the extent of the structural involved it would be impossible to answer. You need to get a second & third fee proposal before deciding.

9 months9 monthsausdesignausdesign posted:
Pivot door after handover?

The opening will most likely have a lintel over it supporting roof loads. If you keep the same overall width as the existing frame (or smaller) then there shouldn't be…

9 months9 monthsausdesignausdesign posted:
Neighbors Extension appears very high

There are clauses in part 4 of the Victorian Building Regulations relating to overlooking & overshadowing neighbours windows and 'private open spaces'. These should have been taken into account for…

9 months9 monthsausdesignausdesign posted:
Neighbour installed water tank right next to my garage wall!

Personally, if it were my neighbour, I would not have an issue with the installation unless there wasn't an overflow connected to the stormwater line.

9 months9 monthsausdesignausdesign posted:
How to cool down garage

Sounds like you've got all bases covered. I assume the door has felt strips on the sides & a bottom seal.
Possibly not practical but an air gap between the poly…

10 months10 monthsausdesignausdesign posted:
How to cool down garage

40mm polystyrene has a value of around R1.0 to R1.2 which will help but will most likely only slow down the heat build up. Definitely insulate the ceiling with something…

12 months12 monthsausdesignausdesign posted:
Choosing the right block of land

After you've had a look at Marks page have a look through our 'Australian Dream' series of articles. There may be some info that is relevant.

12 months12 monthsausdesignausdesign posted:
Any changes do think

Have you missed showing windows to the bedrooms etc ?

12 months12 monthsausdesignausdesign posted:
How to tell registered builder

In Victoria you can do a search by name on the VBA website 'practitioner search'. I assume the various states have similar. Again in vic each practitioner has a registration…

12 months12 monthsausdesignausdesign posted:
Choosing the right block of land

The first block sounds the better. Living areas with the majority of glass facing north. As you said minimal windows (or none) to the west. Smaller & minimum amount of…

1 year1 yearausdesignausdesign posted:
Question about customising a kit home.

I would take your sketch drawing to a Building Designer or Architect & have the plans drawn up with the sandstone façade. If the room sizes are basically what you…

1 year1 yearausdesignausdesign posted:
Design your own home

A majority of Building designers will provide a bracing layout & schedule. As for ourselves we provide this plus a slab &/or footing design for class A, S & M…

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1 year1 yearausdesignausdesign posted:
Design your own home

Additional items you will need to look at - Soil test & report; slab or footing design; site plan with overlooking & overshadowing details; reflected ceiling plan; structural wall bracing…

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1 year1 yearausdesignausdesign posted:
Polycarbonate roofing and BAL

Kent, as you've discovered polycarbonate type roofing does not meet the current flammability requirements for any designated bushfire prone areas. Nearly all the testing & certification was done prior to…

2 years2 yearsausdesignausdesign posted:
Two garages built to the same boundary. Possible?

60 minute firewall can be attained with a brick wall.

2 years2 yearsausdesignausdesign posted:
Two garages built to the same boundary. Possible?

Pawel the maximum height if within the boundary setback is 4500 but the average overall height is 3500. The length of total structures along the boundary is 9 meters, so…

2 years2 yearsausdesignausdesign posted:
Two garages built to the same boundary. Possible?

Box Gutter - Frye.

2 years2 yearsausdesignausdesign posted:
Two garages built to the same boundary. Possible?

There shouldn't be an issue with doing that. Speak to your local council building department to verify.

2 years2 yearsausdesignausdesign posted:
How many lights?

Building regs require a max of 5 watts per m2 internal & 4 watts per m2 external - if that helps.

2 years2 yearsausdesignausdesign posted:
Confirming some Standards

minimum 150 at wall. 400 at 2000

2 years2 yearsausdesignausdesign posted:
Obscured windows

That would be correct, unfortunately for you.

2 years2 yearsausdesignausdesign posted:
Particle Boards at Frame Stage

To add to Stewies comment. At the design stage every new home (or extension) is given a wind category allocation, relevant to its location. The amount of wall bracing required…

2 years2 yearsausdesignausdesign posted:
Insulation questions

Non compressed insulation 70mm thick would give around R1.5.
Depending upon your location you should be looking at around R4.0 or R5.0 as a minimum.
There's no reason not to leave the…

2 years2 yearsausdesignausdesign posted:
House relocation

Relocated dwellings need to be upgraded to current regs i.e. thermal requirements

2 years2 yearsausdesignausdesign posted:
is insulation on a new build mandatory?

Thought for the last day of the week – how many people are requiring breather foil to be installed to the envelope of their home rather than standard RFL ?
With…

2 years2 yearsausdesignausdesign posted:
is insulation on a new build mandatory?

It won't be that much longer before 7 stars or 8 stars is the norm or even mandatory. Some project builders are offering homes in that range now.
As an aside,…

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