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bg100

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9 d9 dbg100bg100 posted:
Evaporative cooling

The evaporative cooling effect only works well in dry air, therefore any humid areas i.e the coastal fringe are not ideal. It is why evap units are found west of…

1 month1 monthbg100bg100 posted:
Insulation Rating vs Whirly-birds

Well R4.0 is going to be a huge difference to the current R0.0 :-D and with a wood heater that can keep burning overnight I…

1 month1 monthbg100bg100 posted:
Insulation Installation guidlines

Hi all,
Does anyone have links to guidelines/instructions about installing ceiling insulation? I am particularly interested in what to do around light fittings.
Also, the roof cavity on my house extends over…

1 month1 monthbg100bg100 posted:
Insulation Rating vs Whirly-birds

Hi all,
I am looking at installing ceiling insulation in my house (Sydney Hills district). I have seen varying opinions on here about the recommended R-values for insulation.
I was wondering if…

1 month1 monthbg100bg100 posted:
Concrete/Mortar for Sandstone Rock Retianing Wall

Just bumping this request. Any advice would be appreciated.

4 months4 monthsbg100bg100 posted:
Concrete/Mortar for Sandstone Rock Retianing Wall

I have just completed a low-height dry-stack retaining wall made of small sandstone boulders (1-2 man rocks). I want to finish off the wall by capping it with some of…

4 months4 monthsbg100bg100 posted:
Buying / Landscaping a Sloping Block

I second the gumtree option - just search for "sandstone boulders" or something similar and you should get a few options. Keep searching over a week or two because new…

11 months11 monthsbg100bg100 posted:
Large retaining wall on new block

A few questions:
1. What is on the right hand side of the picture that the wall is retaining?
2. Do you know if you are allowed to disturb what is there…

1 year1 yearbg100bg100 posted:
Retaining walls and Ingroudn irrigation

Hi Mohit,
Try and get in touch with a company called Landscape Excellence, they are actually based in West Pennant Hills. Another one is East Rock Landscaping, based in Galston. In…

1 year1 yearbg100bg100 posted:
Stone retaining wall - advice needed

Hi, just bumping this thread again. I have decided to go with a dry stack wall as I have found enough large rocks to do the job. I have read…

1 year1 yearbg100bg100 posted:
Sydney Geotechnical Engineers - Any recommendations?

He has actually done most of his work with larger companies who have already organised their geo-tech reports etc. He is actually searching for one that can help him on…

1 year1 yearbg100bg100 posted:
Retaining Wall Advice/Help/Opinions/Comments

Did you use proper slotted 90mm stormwater pipe http://www.iplex.com.au/iplex.php?page= ... =13&sec=86 or the all too often used but cheaper flexible pipe ?
viewtopic.php?f=19&t=78548&p=1396277#p1396277
Stewie
I am curious…

1 year1 yearbg100bg100 posted:
Sydney Geotechnical Engineers - Any recommendations?

Hi all,
I need to get a slope stability analysis done for a retaining wall I am planning in the backyard. Does anyone have recommendations and good experiences for a geo-technical…

1 year1 yearbg100bg100 posted:
Foreshore retaining wall

It might be expensive but have a look at sandstone that is rated for marine environments - I found this whilst looking for other sandstone products. The seawall product is…

1 year1 yearbg100bg100 posted:
Painting treated pine

An update since the original post - for a "non-premium" job like this most of the advice I got from various paint shops is that a couple of coats of…

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1 year1 yearbg100bg100 posted:
Painting treated pine

Two reasons:
1. Most of the H3 frame is LOSP treated - and it is highly recommended to paint LOSP to keep it's warranty - so I think it's a good…

1 year1 yearbg100bg100 posted:
Future retaining wall

Step 1 - Work out the height of the main part of your backyard (right side of the picture) compared to the base of the side fence. Easy to do…

1 year1 yearbg100bg100 posted:
Painting treated pine

Hi all,
I have just finished constructing a storage platform for firewood to keep it off the ground. Everything is treated pine - the posts are H4 and everything else H3.…

1 year1 yearbg100bg100 posted:
200 tonne clean fill to get rid of - South West Syd

No worries. If I was a lot further advanced (i.e. actually get started) in my own backyard landscaping job which will need a fair bit of fill behind retaining walls…

1 year1 yearbg100bg100 posted:
Concrete path or pavers

Hi,
As someone about to plan many backyard improvements this topic interests me as our current backyard (house built in early 1980's) has no concrete or paving outside of the house…

2 years2 yearsbg100bg100 posted:
Agi pipe drain - advice needed

I will be connecting this drain up to the stormwater system which will be improved with my backyard renovations so silt pits would be part of this. At the moment…

2 years2 yearsbg100bg100 posted:
Agi pipe drain - advice needed

Thanks for the reply. Just wondering at what point you think a gradient becomes "flat" enough to warrant going with 100mm? The water flows out of the mini trench I…

2 years2 yearsbg100bg100 posted:
Agi pipe drain - advice needed

Hi Bashworth,
Thanks for the reply. I note that on your website I have read that you don't recommend geofabric for drainage of retaining walls etc, would you still recommend this…

2 years2 yearsbg100bg100 posted:
Searching for certifier in Sydney's Hills District

Hi everyone,
I am planning a retaining wall for my backyard that is looking like it will fall under complying development under the NSW SEPP. I live in the Hills Shire…

2 years2 yearsbg100bg100 posted:
Large Boulder Retaining Wall - Drainage Needed?

Hi everyone,
For a large sandstone boulder drystack retaining wall using "natural" shaped boulders and not the rectangular "logs" is any additional drainage required or should the gaps between the boulders…

2 years2 yearsbg100bg100 posted:
Stone retaining wall - advice needed

Thanks for the advice - would you still put in agi pipe drainage or rely on allowing the water to seep through?
Also, if doing a dry wall without mortar as…

2 years2 yearsbg100bg100 posted:
Stone retaining wall - advice needed

I am planning on installing some low height (max 600mm) retaining walls for our sloping front garden. One wall will create a small terrace halfway up the slope, the other…

2 years2 yearsbg100bg100 posted:
Agi pipe drain - advice needed

Thanks. What size aggregate would be best do you think?

2 years2 yearsbg100bg100 posted:
Agi pipe drain - advice needed

Hi everyone,
I need to add some drainage in the subfloor area of my house as once the front lawn becomes saturated during periods of very heavy or sustained rainfall the…

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