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Belial

SE Melbourne
Joined 19 October 2009
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5 years5 yearsBelialBelial posted:
Filled soil?

Also depends on what the fill material used is as to whether piers will be required.
For instance, we have varying fill from approx 1.5m to .6m across our block…

5 years5 yearsBelialBelial posted:
Data cabling - What is a SCAM cable?

Perhaps its cabling for an IP security camera that's ceiling mounted ?

5 years5 yearsBelialBelial posted:
Installing rear roller door on garage

Hi Mal,
TBH if you don't know whats involved then my honest advice is pay a qualified professional to do it.
As its a structural change you're most likely going to…

5 years5 yearsBelialBelial posted:
Retaining Thread

Well it depends, firstly I'll say from what I've seen Cherub knows his stuff.
Additionally I fall into the category of people who over-engineer so personally I'd look at shorter…

5 years5 yearsBelialBelial posted:
Retaining Thread

Sounds like quite a pickle, :th:
First up I wouldn't be getting treated pine quotes from the big green shed for sleepers.
Hit up…

5 years5 yearsBelialBelial posted:
Irregular Block - Angled Garage Wall

Its also worth considering that if the garage wall isn't parallel with the fenceline then in most places it needs to be setback from the fence.
Whereas if it is…

5 years5 yearsBelialBelial posted:
Wood flooring in kitchen

We went with solid hardwood (Jarrah) in our home, as the kitchen is part of the open plan room having a transition just seemed odd.
As to having it in…

5 years5 yearsBelialBelial posted:
Shadowing of Neighbour's yard

Good to hear you got a reasonable outcome.

5 years5 yearsBelialBelial posted:
Rotting Timber!!!?

Something that may aid in your decision making if you go down the timber route again.
The In-ground natural durability of Australian Timbers.
http://www.privateforestrysthnqld.com.au/wp-content/2010/10/Durability-study-eucs-and-accacias.pdf
In short it was a study conducted over…

5 years5 yearsBelialBelial posted:
Show me your hardwood deck...

Also as your in Tas it may be worth looking for a local source or mill.
Timber that's been seasoned locally should present less issues at least in terms of…

5 years5 yearsBelialBelial posted:
Shadowing of Neighbour's yard

From the looks of things its going to be solar access to the habitable windows on lot 718 which will hold you back, along with the height of the double…

5 years5 yearsBelialBelial posted:
Verandah set down - 50, 75 or 100mm??

75mm is about an average brick height, its a comfortable height to step and if you have over 75mm of water running across your veranda then having 100mm probably wouldn't…

5 years5 yearsBelialBelial posted:
Porter Davis homes

In all honesty, I personally wouldn't want landscaping, driveway and footpath included.
Have a look at any of the "turn-key" package houses from ANY of the major builders and you'll…

5 years5 yearsBelialBelial posted:
Porter Davis homes

Before you get too disappointed, its also worth considering that there are several different classes of carpet available (or at least there was when we did selections) usually the promo…

5 years5 yearsBelialBelial posted:
Shadowing of Neighbour's yard

Rather than echo all that PAB has mentioned as its on the money.
Another source if you're in Victoria is the ministers guidelines for siting from the building commission http://www.buildingcommission.com.au/resources/documents/Ministers_Guideline-12.pdf…

5 years5 yearsBelialBelial posted:
First Home in Tas - We're In!

Bricks usually have a "face" side, that's supposed to face out which is most likely why the brickies have laid them that way.
From the looks of things it appears like…

5 years5 yearsBelialBelial posted:
Will a curved couch date??

Buy what you find aesthetically pleasing and comfortable. :D
Its not fixed, you can always change it later if you feel the need.…

5 years5 yearsBelialBelial posted:
Show me your hardwood deck...

Well it really comes down to what colour you want and how much maintenance you're willing to do to keep it looking like that.
The majority of hardwood timbers will weather…

5 years5 yearsBelialBelial posted:
Negotiating Site costs, any success?

But did both of them allow for the same amount of site works in their base price?
Its obviously not just the cost of a cut and fill, slab upgrades and…

5 years5 yearsBelialBelial posted:
Negotiating Site costs, any success?

You may also want to compare what difference exists in what the builder *includes* in the base price. Ie allowance of H class slab, fall of x mm , etc…

5 years5 yearsBelialBelial posted:
Asko or AEG??

Can only base this from our dishwasher, but we're really happy with our Asko.

5 years5 yearsBelialBelial posted:
Does anyone know where I can buy a rustic sideboard from?

If you're after something authentic i'd try http://www.meirelles.com.au/ , they're in Malvern.

5 years5 yearsBelialBelial posted:
Driveway and Fencing Costs

Well in that case I can help :D PM sent.

6 years6 yearsBelialBelial posted:
Belial's Backyard - Gated and Retained

If there is one thing I've learnt about DIY landscaping its this. "There ain't no way but the hard way. So get used to it." :lol:

6 years6 yearsBelialBelial posted:
Digital antenna under roof installed

Hi tuff,
Signal strength is significantly more dependent on the distance from the transmitter to your home, along with what if anything exisits in the line of sight path between…

6 years6 yearsBelialBelial posted:
So what have you done in your garden today?

Communed with my inner dwarf today, got out the pick and shovel and started excavating a path parallel with our fence, 1.5m done, 14m or so left to go. Still…

6 years6 yearsBelialBelial posted:
Drainage on Heavy HD class soil (HELP PLEASE)

Yep think i caught most of that, sounds good.
Depending on what your using to dig, if its mechanical doesn't matter whether its before or after you rotary hoe it,…

6 years6 yearsBelialBelial posted:
Drainage on Heavy HD class soil (HELP PLEASE)

Hi Steve,
From our experience i'd recommend using a rotary tiller to break up the top of the clay first before bringing the soil anywhere near it. If you can…

6 years6 yearsBelialBelial posted:
Belial's Backyard - Gated and Retained

Cheers fu, i'll grab a couple of caps the next time i'm visiting the big green shed (shouldn't be too long a wait :lol:

6 years6 yearsBelialBelial posted:
Belial's Backyard - Gated and Retained

Seems its about time for an update, much has been going on for us since the last update, just not as much on the landscaping front as we would have…

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