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44 m44 mBerekBerek posted:
Concrete slab v steel bearer and joist system?

Same. 2 1/2 years ago. 170sqm floor area $18200 (includes yellow tongue). Earthworks and concrete $5500. $800 for chemical anchors.

12 d12 dBerekBerek posted:
Selling house without deck permit

Is it connected to the house and does it have a solid roof? If not then it doesn’t need approval.

12 d12 dBerekBerek posted:
Sleeper wall - Galvanised H beams

Yes. YouTube painting galvanised metal. Not hard just needs preparation.

14 d14 dBerekBerek posted:
Frameless glass balustrade on sliding door

You’ll need to get a hold of the AS. I did read once whilst looking at this type of thing, the balustrade was to hold a person if the glass…

14 d14 dBerekBerek posted:
Frameless glass balustrade on sliding door

You need a balustrade for it to be compliant unfortunately.

5 months5 monthsBerekBerek posted:
Self-levelling compound is powdery after application - norma

I am not experienced in this, but.. it’s supposed to be solid. You lay tiles on it which last a lifetime.
Go to a tile shop and ask one of…

5 months5 monthsBerekBerek posted:
Site Costs

FYI I just had 54 x 1m piers poured for $3,550 (including pump and labour). Nope no missing zeros :-)

5 months5 monthsBerekBerek posted:
Self-levelling compound is powdery after application - norma

Sounds like they didn’t mix one of the bags correctly. According to YouTube it sets in a couple of hours so the whole floor should be the same surface.

10 months10 monthsBerekBerek posted:
Leafbusters is under new Ownership!

Thanks. I used to check stuff like this but have moved on lol :-)

10 months10 monthsBerekBerek posted:
Moving power point query

You can buy them from bunings
Just have to work out costs vs getting another electrician in.

10 months10 monthsBerekBerek posted:
Moving power point query

If it’s an external wall and you have a tiled roof, they can do it from outside.

10 months10 monthsBerekBerek posted:
Leafbusters is under new Ownership!

Congratulations....
On spamming 10 year old threads.

10 months10 monthsBerekBerek posted:
Building Plans acquired without permission

This, seems... strange? Why do you care about the plans? Unless you host the local north Korean embassy the only issue is the fence?

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10 months10 monthsBerekBerek posted:
Bathroom and Ensuite Reno

Impossible to tell as you have included no information about the bathrooms and what is included. Even then you can really only tell if its reasonable if you have more…

10 months10 monthsBerekBerek posted:
Waste in bathroom

Definitely overkill. Drains are for overflow, not a burst pipe damage mitigation strategy. That’s what insurance is for.

10 months10 monthsBerekBerek posted:
Estimate 3 bed 2bath costing in Tas

Good luck. Builders are charging crazy money these days. Unfortunately you can’t compare locations unless they’re close.

10 months10 monthsBerekBerek posted:
Waste in bathroom

It’s not a law, but a standard. Builders don’t like change so they keep doing what they have always done. Depends on which state you’re in as to what the…

11 months11 monthsBerekBerek posted:
Expert Information

Glazing is just one part of the puzzle. Probably best to keep an open mind until you get to the Energy Efficiency Report. They can crunch the numbers and get…

11 months11 monthsBerekBerek posted:
Tradesmen etiquette

Not sure of the point you are getting at? Bad experience? Your comparisons don’t gel.

11 months11 monthsBerekBerek posted:
Fibreglass Insulation Around Electrical Cables

I stand corrected. Under “Health and safety tips” it says...
Electrical wiring must be appropriately sized or it may overheat when covered by insulation. Have it inspected by a licensed electrician.

11 months11 monthsBerekBerek posted:
Fibreglass Insulation Around Electrical Cables

There was no snark : -) The nathers software or the gov’s own insulation guidance doesn’t mention anything like that except around downlights.

11 months11 monthsBerekBerek posted:
Fibreglass Insulation Around Electrical Cables

99.9% of houses with insulation has it stuffed in however it fits. 99.9% of electricians don’t get paid enough to carefully wire the house so that there is enough flex…

12 months12 monthsBerekBerek posted:
The National Construction Code not fit for purpose

The NCC is the overarching guide that refers you to standards. Imagine if they’re freely available. No more “that’s how it’s always been done” no more “it’s to standard”…

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12 months12 monthsBerekBerek posted:
The National Construction Code not fit for purpose

It would also help if the standards were free too.

12 months12 monthsBerekBerek posted:
Opinion poll : Residential Heating and Cooling Options

I’m in zone 7 so heating is my concern. At night the sun has gone so solar doesn’t do much Except feed in tarrif.

12 months12 monthsBerekBerek posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

Unfortunately no matter who was nice, the only person who counts is the planner who appraised your plans. Any advice needs to be in writing to hold water. I went…

12 months12 monthsBerekBerek posted:
Opinion poll : Residential Heating and Cooling Options

I was researching this exact thing last night. The correct answer is... it depends. Where you live and new or existing are probably the biggest factors in choice.

1 year1 yearBerekBerek posted:
Last hurdle to DA approval - driveway submission to Ku Ring

Councils. I feel your pain about consistency.
Every one will be different unfortunately but I didn’t think DA’s expired?
For my planning app I just needed to show where the…

1 year1 yearBerekBerek posted:
My double glazed windows fro China

Lol yeah sorry if I made matters worse. I just wanted to correct my post as I couldn’t verify what I had said.
All the windows were double glazed in the…

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