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2 d2 daussietaaussieta posted:
Input on our house plan - First draft received

didnt notice the size of the shower
we have 1800 x 900 in current house
gets a bit cold in winter with all that extra space
wouldnt go more than 1200 x 1200

3 d3 daussietaaussieta posted:
Input on our house plan - First draft received

once you have lived with cavity sliders you will never want them again
i would move laundry between wc and b3 and reclaim all that wasted hallway
b2 could have a wir…

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4 d4 daussietaaussieta posted:
Feng Shui

when i try to explain feng shui
i compare going to grandma's house
you feel comfortable as soon as you walk in
try placing a chair with it's back to the open front…

5 d5 daussietaaussieta posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

isn't building permit only valid for 2 years?

6 d6 daussietaaussieta posted:
Concrete slab v steel bearer and joist system?

check screw piles
may be a solution

6 d6 daussietaaussieta posted:
Tiling - supply and install or buy tiles and find a tiler

recent thread where homeowner supplied tiles
many cracked after install
and each party pointed at the other
were they factory seconds?????
choose your tiles then ask tiler to buy them
if tiler feels they are…

14 d14 daussietaaussieta posted:
Is This True?

could get very expensive
engineer to redesign footings, wall
what about fake brick
https://www.texturepanels.com.au/

14 d14 daussietaaussieta posted:
Is This True?

if the footings are not designed for a heavier material then they cannot be easily fitted

15 d15 daussietaaussieta posted:
Floor joists in extension running perpendicular to existing

just my opinion
he shouldnt charge extra for additional framing
but he should install perpendicular to existing floor boards
which would you prefer a little additional cost to have a neater outcome
or…

18 d18 daussietaaussieta posted:
New home nightmare

90 % of it

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18 d18 daussietaaussieta posted:
New home nightmare

why did you buy without property inspection?

20 d20 daussietaaussieta posted:
Engineered wood (I-Joist, LVL) Versus Solid timber joist

i would have thought LVL joists would be at least as strong as solid timber
am i mistaken

21 d21 daussietaaussieta posted:
Drawer's vs Architect's plan

before you show them to architect, specify you want to maintain ownership of your plans
preferably with a witness, but i am a suspicious person

22 d22 daussietaaussieta posted:
Drawer's vs Architect's plan

make sure to keep ownership of your plans
once architect or drafter draw them up, they own them unless you specify first
then if you dont like their price for full plans…

27 d27 daussietaaussieta posted:
Cornice on load bearing wall cracked every 600mm or so.

i think building-expert is on the money with the trusses being the issue
what is the roof story, colourbond, tiles, solar panels
is this a new build or been reroofed

27 d27 daussietaaussieta posted:
Cornice on load bearing wall cracked every 600mm or so.

post some photos
rephrase your description, if cracks were 600mm wide you could climb through them

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30 d30 daussietaaussieta posted:
Alternative building/housing bubble help a young guy out

sounds like you need to move to nimbin
you will fit right in

1 month1 monthaussietaaussieta posted:
Sewer line running through the left side - Risk to buy?

there must be an easement
or you could dig it out

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1 month1 monthaussietaaussieta posted:
Product changes

we were stooged on our build
contract says xyz doors etc, which were not what was on display home
when we complained they said "your contract specifies xyz doors not the upgraded…

1 month1 monthaussietaaussieta posted:
Sewer line running through the left side - Risk to buy?

the lot plans should show the easement width, usually plus 1 metre you cannot build on easily
search angle of repose
but 10.6 with zero boundary on far side will fit easily

1 month1 monthaussietaaussieta posted:
Sewer line running through the left side - Risk to buy?

lot is only 14.4 wide
take off say another 2m for easement
can you build your proposed house

1 month1 monthaussietaaussieta posted:
Total sqm of house (Sydney)

what are the setbacks and other conditions on the land
single storey or triple

1 month1 monthaussietaaussieta posted:
VIC $16,000 threshold

just remember the $16,000 is retail pricing
not materials plus nothing for your labour

1 month1 monthaussietaaussieta posted:
Comparison of insulation upgrades

24 sq house with flat metal roof with anticon insulation, maybe 25mm, mostly windows and some double brick, concrete slab
heat to 22 if under 10 outside, heat from about lunch…

1 month1 monthaussietaaussieta posted:
Comparison of insulation upgrades

that calculator doesnt breakdown floor /wall values
what i meant by the savings is 1kw/h walls plus 1kw/h ceiling
i have as good a zero insulation, old draughty house
costs me 20kw/h per…

1 month1 monthaussietaaussieta posted:
Comparison of insulation upgrades

i think there is something wrong with those numbers
saving 1kw/h per day by increasing ceiling from r5 to r6
saving 1kw/h per day by increasing wall from r2.5 to r2.7

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