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Joined 28 November 2019
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1 month1 monthBrett0004Brett0004 posted:
Moving in with no concrete paths/driveway

We have crushed recycled brick. Works well.

2 months2 monthsBrett0004Brett0004 posted:
Anticon/insulation, please help!

We have ceiling batts as well R4 as required by the standards. I also have cavity barrier insulation on west facing walls.

2 months2 monthsBrett0004Brett0004 posted:
Anticon/insulation, please help!

I can't comment on the R value specifics but what I can say that in our new build in Perth that installing anticon and 6mm glass required due to BAL19…

2 months2 monthsBrett0004Brett0004 posted:
New build, rough brickwork acceptable?

There is no way that complies with any standard whether it's covered or not. I would be engaging a building inspector asap.

3 months3 monthsBrett0004Brett0004 posted:
Power lines high above property - is that a problem?

I doubt you will be allowed to build anything in the powerline corridor.

3 months3 monthsBrett0004Brett0004 posted:
Sewer inspection line poor placement eyesore

Sorry I am at work and wont be home until next week. I have been searching for it online but no luck. What I did was take a photo of…

3 months3 monthsBrett0004Brett0004 posted:
Sewer inspection line poor placement eyesore

I replaced one last week. Was in the middle of alfresco and was about to be concreted. I went to Tradelink and they have a small version with a stainless…

3 months3 monthsBrett0004Brett0004 posted:
light switch orientation: landscape or portrait?

As an electrician I really have only ever installed switches in the vertical position. That is in WA and Tasmania. But it is a personal preference I presume.

3 months3 monthsBrett0004Brett0004 posted:
Power points issues with height in bathrooms

Centre power point can come right down. Zone extends 150mm to each side of sinks with capacity less than 45 litres and 400mm above.

5 months5 monthsBrett0004Brett0004 posted:
Perth Project Builders M2 Pricing

Was originally 291k, we upgraded the kitchen bench top to level 3 stone which added 7k. There is no way we would have got it for that now, that was…

5 months5 monthsBrett0004Brett0004 posted:
Perth Project Builders M2 Pricing

Here is a copy of the Plan for those interested.

Perth Project Builders M2 Pricing
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5 months5 monthsBrett0004Brett0004 posted:
Perth Project Builders M2 Pricing

Just an update on an old post, well its nearly finished and it has been a smooth process so far and at a good price. These photos are a few…

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6 months6 monthsBrett0004Brett0004 posted:
Walk In Shower Width

Our new build has 2 walk in showers, we pulled the openings back from original 1000mm to one is 750mm and the other is 790mm and they are fine.

6 months6 monthsBrett0004Brett0004 posted:
Frameless Pool Fencing Panel Shattered when moving it

Holy crap. That is scarry stuff.

6 months6 monthsBrett0004Brett0004 posted:
URGENT HELP NEEDED BAL RATING

Our build is at lockup in W.A and BAL 19. 340m2 total area and added 7.5k to build. 5mm toughened glass all around. Full anticon to roof. Steel fly screens.…

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7 months7 monthsBrett0004Brett0004 posted:
What determines roof height?

I think you'll find that most roofs are pitched at 22.5 degrees siheight is determined by width and height of walls.

7 months7 monthsBrett0004Brett0004 posted:
What determines roof height?

Maths. !!

8 months8 monthsBrett0004Brett0004 posted:
Gift for site supervisor?

I have bought the different tradies a carton of beer here and there. But I rarely see or hear from the site supervisor. I would rather reward the guys performing…

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8 months8 monthsBrett0004Brett0004 posted:
how many tenders does it take... to get to the winner?

We got 3 quotes, you will get a feel where the price should be pretty quickly. 2 of ours were within 10k of each other.

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8 months8 monthsBrett0004Brett0004 posted:
Timber floor or porcelain tiles

We had direct stuck engineered flooring in blackbutt, and while it always looked beautiful we found you had to be carefull as it marked easily. Even moving out the fridge…

Timber floor or porcelain tiles
9 months9 monthsBrett0004Brett0004 posted:
Skirtings/walls not straight

If the wall is gyprock then its where they put the steel external trim on then build up the plaster to form the corner.

Skirtings/walls not straight
9 months9 monthsBrett0004Brett0004 posted:
Did you install 1 or 2 instantaneous gas hot water systems

Same here, we have opted for 2 instantaneous gas water heaters in our build as our last house you had to wait forever and wasted so much water waiting for…

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9 months9 monthsBrett0004Brett0004 posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Consider the placement of the door frames in the walls. We have a feature wall in our entry and would have liked to cover it with a nice timber feature…

9 months9 monthsBrett0004Brett0004 posted:
new build. brocken bricks used throughout internal brickwork

Yes I can see it.
I am interested to see as we have just finished our bricklaying in Perth as well.

9 months9 monthsBrett0004Brett0004 posted:
new build. brocken bricks used throughout internal brickwork

Cant view any of the photos??

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9 months9 monthsBrett0004Brett0004 posted:
Rats and Dust (Lots of) in the Roof of New Home- Is this Nor

In a heating system air is taken out of the rooms in the house then passed through a heating coil and returned to the house as heated air. It shouldn't…

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9 months9 monthsBrett0004Brett0004 posted:
Building Dale Alcock's Archipelago in Wellard, WA

We went 31c in the bedrooms because in summer I want to install ceiling fans rather than running the ducted aircon all night so you can sleep.

9 months9 monthsBrett0004Brett0004 posted:
Swelling of laminated floorboards

I agree if it is sealed underneath then it can only be from mopping. In reality how often are they mopping the floor, its not something that needs doing every…

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