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11 h11 hBerekBerek posted:
Is this slab within normal limits

I assume an external wall? The bottom plate should be attached to the slab with a minimum amount of overhand. If it’s not attached at all then it is non…

11 h11 hBerekBerek posted:
Benchtop Colour help needed

The first one. But really how can you envisage what it will all look like from tiny swatches. I’m not a fan of the dark cabinets but they could look…

5 d5 dBerekBerek posted:
Add insulation to exterior wall without complete stripping

Stupid homeone iPad theme has no edit button....
You need a vapour permeable water barrier house wrap. You could do away with battens as weatherboards are not really airtight. Pretty much…

5 d5 dBerekBerek posted:
Add insulation to exterior wall without complete stripping

Anticon is for under roof only. My thoughts are it’d be a right pain to do hundreds of cuts or holes. It will never look original again. And wouldn’t get…

8 d8 dBerekBerek posted:
bathroom tile size

Sorry can’t edit posts on an iPad. That’s if the tiles match.

9 d9 dBerekBerek posted:
Owner builder insurance

OB insurance is a state requirement not council (as your license is governed by the state’s building authority). It is definitely required where I am.
Theft on my vero policy has…

9 d9 dBerekBerek posted:
Hydronic heating - slab insulation

Buy European made heaters. Neighbour has had hydronic for 4 years and only worked for 2 of those intermittently. Nobody knew how to fix it except the importer (came from…

10 d10 dBerekBerek posted:
Shower screen for a window

Gumtree where I live are flooded with old windows.

13 d13 dBerekBerek posted:
Soil Classification Test

I’m not sure if you can. You’d need permission from whom ever owns it first.

14 d14 dBerekBerek posted:
Building on very sloping land, is it worth it?

Is the view worth it? Is the difference in price between the 2 worth the better view? Do you have the money to go for a custom build?
At least the…

14 d14 dBerekBerek posted:
Bathroom Wall Panels Ideas?

You’re missing the point. Unless the sheets have been tested and approved to standards, anything you use must be fitted to a wall that has been waterproofed to the building…

15 d15 dBerekBerek posted:
Laundry shoot installation

Shute... unless you’re in better house and gardens :-)

16 d16 dBerekBerek posted:
My experience buying windows in China

Hey Jen. Check https://haveibeenpwned.com/. Your email address shows up there.

25 d25 dBerekBerek posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Thanks, yep I was a bit lazy to go back and reread from the beginning.
I know all too well about wind and building. It sucks.

25 d25 dBerekBerek posted:
New build - hydronic in slab heating questions!

For the cost of the house, why are you penny pinching on slab insulation? I would have thought that it would be a given seeing as you’re putting in an…

26 d26 dBerekBerek posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Don’t know if you’ve mentioned it before, but what is the design idea behind the walls?

27 d27 dBerekBerek posted:
Is this price exorbitant or normal for a fridge cabinet?

If your cabinet is just 2 bits of wood stuck together like a tent then it may be overpriced.
There’s a bit more to it than that. I’d say it…

27 d27 dBerekBerek posted:
Is this price exorbitant or normal for a fridge cabinet?

No idea. No size or type of materials used. Edging seems a rip though but without details....

29 d29 dBerekBerek posted:
Splay Area - definition?

Councils may differ in their rules and regs. Best to search specifically for your councils planning rules.

29 d29 dBerekBerek posted:
Splay Area - definition?

Quicker to google “council splay area” than to do a post and upload a picture...
Yes it’s the front bit. Better visibility for the driveway pretty much.

1 month1 monthBerekBerek posted:
Cemintel concrete cladding panels for indoor

Not yet but I will have a feature wall in the lounge with urban grey. Top floor of the house is clad in it.
Can’t provide a price just for…

1 month1 monthBerekBerek posted:
Please review our first custom floorplan

No point having a grand entrance that doesn’t flow all the way through the house. My view is its too long, will look impressive for visitors but form over function…

1 month1 monthBerekBerek posted:
Should l renovate or leave it and ideas please.

It looks like a cafe tucked away in a corner. Definitely bad positioning of the fridge and entryway. Maybe reverse the U shape or use an island. The post is…

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1 month1 monthBerekBerek posted:
$150K SITE COSTS??? PLEASE HELP!

Understand fully. I’ve gone with piers and a raised steel floor. Site costs (cutting down to rock) including 7cubes of concrete was less than $6000.
What is popular down here, where…

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1 month1 monthBerekBerek posted:
$150K SITE COSTS??? PLEASE HELP!

Change your house design. Imagine what that much money could add to your house.

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1 month1 monthBerekBerek posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

How many linear metres are there around your house? Looks like a fair amount on the truck.

1 month1 monthBerekBerek posted:
Duplex. I hope this doesn't sound silly at all.

Depending on what the construction is like and what type of party wall you have you’ll probably need their permission too. Could be expensive if they’re not going to play…

1 month1 monthBerekBerek posted:
Replacing full length window with same size sliding door aft

Looks like it’ll be more than 1 metre above the ground so you’ll need a landing and railings for the occupancy permit. Shouldn’t cost that much for the cheapest Bunnings…

1 month1 monthBerekBerek posted:
Eaves to be added in working diagrams

Yes you’ll need an amendment as the roof trusses will be different.
The plan looks like that side is a gable. Seems strange they would do it if there wasn’t…

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