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B STAR

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2 years2 yearsB STARB STAR posted:
can you build a 2 storey house wherever you want?

No you do not need to get permission to build a two storey house unless there i a caveat on the land or you are building more than one dwelling…

2 years2 yearsB STARB STAR posted:
ECOECO

Hey Ed sorry to have to hear about your transition. Hopefully there is a silver lining. I have been very familiar with your windows. Just wondering if you new business…

2 years2 yearsB STARB STAR posted:
Veranda movement & reactive soil...

Yes another type of engineering report

2 years2 yearsB STARB STAR posted:
Are these bricks dodgy?

If house is going to be fully rendered there is minimal concern. I only see a problem under the stacker door.

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2 years2 yearsB STARB STAR posted:
Colorbond Roofs vs Concrete Roof Tiles (Melbourne West)

Usually you will hear rain noise. If you dont you may have been lucky and they installed a blanket. Which looks like sarking from underneath and insulation on the top…

2 years2 yearsB STARB STAR posted:
Veranda movement & reactive soil...

To answer you question yes it should have been.
I think the problem is no that I think about it your veranda is much bigger and structurally complex in comparison…

2 years2 yearsB STARB STAR posted:
Veranda movement & reactive soil...

I am failing to understand how and why the pergola can move that much. Is it possible there is an underlying drainage issues.

2 years2 yearsB STARB STAR posted:
KDR - stumps on ground where old stumps were

you would be best to go a little deeper to ensure all loose soil is removed. This is important for the integrity of the home. Regardless of the situation stumps…

2 years2 yearsB STARB STAR posted:
KDR - stumps on ground where old stumps were

you would be best to go a little deeper to ensure all loose soil is removed. This is important for the integrity of the home. Regardless of the situation stumps…

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2 years2 yearsB STARB STAR posted:
Colorbond Roofs vs Concrete Roof Tiles (Melbourne West)

is it possible you have a blanket instead of only foil sarking?

2 years2 yearsB STARB STAR posted:
budget for plantation shutters?

its usually about 400 a square meter of window. Easy to work out.

2 years2 yearsB STARB STAR posted:
Am I getting ripped off?

i am curious as to what type of slab was used. Waffle slabs are much easier to estimate and if he has gone over by 20 cubic meters thats quiet…

2 years2 yearsB STARB STAR posted:
Am I getting ripped off?

i am curious as to what type of slab was used. Waffle slabs are much easier to estimate and if he has gone over by 20 cubic meters thats quiet…

2 years2 yearsB STARB STAR posted:
Occupancy permit with conditions (vapour barrier)

It looks like perhaps the ground hieght is either to high or the weep holes to low. The surveyor foreseas issues so he suggested to put plastic (vapour barriere up…

2 years2 yearsB STARB STAR posted:
Are glasswool thermal and acoustic batts safe?

For walls not issue at all and they are fairly sealed. They are used everywhere because they are cheap, and made from recycled glass material.
I still prefer to use…

2 years2 yearsB STARB STAR posted:
outdoor terrace gas point worth it?

I think it is only as safe as an indoor point if like an indoor point everything is covered up and hidden and even hidden from the weather. Even if…

2 years2 yearsB STARB STAR posted:
outdoor terrace gas point worth it?

I can understand why it might be good to get a gas point but I am actually glad I didnt. The main reason is unless you have a permanent or…

2 years2 yearsB STARB STAR posted:
Neighbour's power line crossing my property

On my drive to work today I took notice and found almost ever house is like this. If you when your legal case it will be an expensive job for…

2 years2 yearsB STARB STAR posted:
Toilet leak from somewhere - help!?!?!?!

i had gone through something similar so I understand your pain. In my case I was getting an odour. It turned out that the pipe at the back of the…

2 years2 yearsB STARB STAR posted:
Toilet leak from somewhere - help!?!?!?!

if you dont use it. ie dont flush the toilet does it dry up?

2 years2 yearsB STARB STAR posted:
Toilet leak from somewhere - help!?!?!?!

have you got photos?, Also consider buying a moisture tester this may help locate where the mostiure is coming from. Do you also happen to have a shower in the…

2 years2 yearsB STARB STAR posted:
building a retaining wall?

Change the slab type. A conventional slab is better and working with the fall of the property then say a waffle slab.

2 years2 yearsB STARB STAR posted:
Do I need extra nogging?

Just nail them to a Stud. They are usually 600mm or 450mm apart.

2 years2 yearsB STARB STAR posted:
Power connection issue upper point cook

vcat dont give advise.

2 years2 yearsB STARB STAR posted:
Power connection issue upper point cook

If that is confirmed developer should pay costs. You have been provided something not complete.

2 years2 yearsB STARB STAR posted:
Power connection issue upper point cook

Sounds like the builder didnt organise power in time and is blaming and charging you for the cost. Do you have street lights? Are they on? Do you neighbors…

2 years2 yearsB STARB STAR posted:
New Home Cost

Thanks Everyone. Wood Bang on your pricing it would cost over a million dollars. Not too sure if that is practical for me. But based on the figures…

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2 years2 yearsB STARB STAR posted:
New Home Cost

Hi its been a while since I built now. Just wondering what it will cost to build the following, i am just after a ball park figure with site costs…

3 years3 yearsB STARB STAR posted:
Quote for backyard Excavation - Reasonable?

H Goodlife,
1. how long has the Lawn already been siting there?
2. How many inches of fill was placed under the lawn?
3. Is the reason for making it lower to…

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