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5 months5 monthsBerekBerek posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Yep looks good. So satisfying when the final coat goes on. It is, as you said, no more looking at it as something that still needs doing.

9 months9 monthsBerekBerek posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Looks good.

11 months11 monthsBerekBerek posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

I feel your pain. Wind is a hazard when you’re doing it yourself. Rain just spoils everything. Just as things start to dry out, down it comes again. Rinse and…

1 year1 yearBerekBerek posted:
Timber partition wall

If its permanent, then no it needs to be connected to the frame.

1 year1 yearBerekBerek posted:
HELP! URGENT! Brick Vs Cladding/Lightweight

Choose another cladding profile. Plenty of nice ones available.

1 year1 yearBerekBerek posted:
Underfloor insulation

Probably less waste installing parallel. And as you say, less joins that could impact performance.

1 year1 yearBerekBerek posted:
Underfloor insulation

How are you attaching the batts?

1 year1 yearBerekBerek posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Decent amount done for a weekend.

1 year1 yearBerekBerek posted:
Roof tile question

That’s what I meant to say. Bad quality is the new normal.

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1 year1 yearBerekBerek posted:
Floor insulation - thermal bridge

Is the crawl space enclosed?

1 year1 yearBerekBerek posted:
Roof tile question

Aussieta was being sarcastic I believe i.e. sloppy work.
Why is the valley flashing not the same colour as the tiles?

1 year1 yearBerekBerek posted:
How to open restriction on windows

Security torx bit.

1 year1 yearBerekBerek posted:
(VIC) Help understanding letter from a future neighbour

Something has been lost in translation. You need to go check the plans before agreeing to anything. But building that close to the boundary means no windows so your privacy…

1 year1 yearBerekBerek posted:
Internal Door to garage (size)

Removalists are paid by the hour :-) Make sure the front door is big enough.
Once had an issue with a freedom furniture couch (Aussie made) was…

1 year1 yearBerekBerek posted:
Want to install underfloor heating with Burbank Homes

Has to be done before tiling, by the builder or tiler, that’s the only really realistic option.

1 year1 yearBerekBerek posted:
No family downstairs bathroom?

Yes a tricky question. Personally I’d keep the ensuite private but that’s just me. Years ago houses had only 1.

1 year1 yearBerekBerek posted:
squeaky floor joist

Sorry no, I think it was in someone’s home build thread. Pretty bad, they had videos of the noise.

1 year1 yearBerekBerek posted:
New build, need advice on facade please!

3rd for me. But then every window in my house is exactly the same shape, style, size and location ;-)

1 year1 yearBerekBerek posted:
Installing Security Cameras and Rolling Shutter in Hebel Hom

Poe cameras under the eaves post handover would be cheapest. Depends on how many your planning on getting.

1 year1 yearBerekBerek posted:
squeaky floor joist

There’s been big threads about this type of issue. If you have access to the joists you could find where it’s coming from and maybe fix it. It is a…

1 year1 yearBerekBerek posted:
New build, need advice on facade please!

You’ve got 2 dissimilar windows on the second floor which look (to me) stranger than a window which will be covered by the front patio.
Tops of doors and windows should…

1 year1 yearBerekBerek posted:
squeaky floor joist

It’s a building defect. Is it your house? Won’t affect the structural integrity at all but will be annoying as all....

1 year1 yearBerekBerek posted:
Is this slab within normal limits

It still needs to be attached to something. Walls can’t float above the ground. Have aloof into the gap and see if there’s anything supporting the wall.

1 year1 yearBerekBerek 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…

1 year1 yearBerekBerek 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…

1 year1 yearBerekBerek 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…

1 year1 yearBerekBerek 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…

1 year1 yearBerekBerek posted:
bathroom tile size

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

1 year1 yearBerekBerek 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…

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