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builderforlife

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10 years10 yearsbuilderforlifebuilderforlife posted:
How often do you visit your site?

In my stage inspection work, most builders are quite strict about the inspection timing and about being given suitable notice. This is probably, however, because I go to the trouble…

10 years10 yearsbuilderforlifebuilderforlife posted:
OB tradie recommendations Melbourne

JB1, no, I finally had what alcoholics refer to as a moment of clarity, and have ceased doing contract construction work! I now concentrate my many years of experience…

10 years10 yearsbuilderforlifebuilderforlife posted:
Garage Entry - How much size difference is builder allowed

I agree that 30mm is way beyond any sort of normal tolerance. Is there any reason for the alteration?

10 years10 yearsbuilderforlifebuilderforlife posted:
Owner Build - Inspection Report Issues

ismithers it is a pity that report was written with so much jargon, I'm having a little trouble deciphering it myself!
Let me see if I can add some clarity;
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10 years10 yearsbuilderforlifebuilderforlife posted:
OB tradie recommendations Melbourne

Bam, can I make shameless plug for my own service and I hope this is not contrary to forums rules. One part of my business is doing stage inspections…

11 years11 yearsbuilderforlifebuilderforlife posted:
Maintenance Of Water Tank Submersible Pumps

H20 i will venture a reply as long as you promise that your answer will be one paragraph at most!! :) Most of these rainwater…

11 years11 yearsbuilderforlifebuilderforlife posted:
Fly screens recommendations - Sth East Melbourne

CDK screens are the masters of this stuff and it is all they do.

11 years11 yearsbuilderforlifebuilderforlife posted:
How much does it cost to get a landscape design for backyard

Sasha mischa, a landscape architect would charge about $ 800 - $1200. The overall effect of a designed landscape is brilliant and well worth the money

11 years11 yearsbuilderforlifebuilderforlife posted:
Water stops

The plan is not to pierce it, but if you do, locally recoat that area.

11 years11 yearsbuilderforlifebuilderforlife posted:
Can anyone help with this?? Any gas plumbers out there?

Lex, only a plumber can grab this thing and simply turn it clockwise. A plumber will also know that there are no little screws involved. ;)

11 years11 yearsbuilderforlifebuilderforlife posted:
New Double glazed windows. What way around.

Low e must face out, so it has to be on face 3. Laminate to the exterior

11 years11 yearsbuilderforlifebuilderforlife posted:
Is this sealed wall ok?

Tracyw , by the way I think you have two large spots on your camera lens, which seem to appear in both photos?

11 years11 yearsbuilderforlifebuilderforlife posted:
Front facade help - timber cladding, tiles etc

Timhet, it sounds like somegood modifications, but why not think about alucabond over the columns and the large red pabel?

11 years11 yearsbuilderforlifebuilderforlife posted:
NEW QLD/NSW LAW: Awning windows can't open more than 12cm???

Kylie, the locking mechanisms can be removed, with the use of tools for cleaning etc. You will not bo able to simply open the past its restriction.

11 years11 yearsbuilderforlifebuilderforlife posted:
Is this sealed wall ok?

The sealer is probably just a little too thick. If the wall contained too much moisture the sealer will tend to be cloudy or white

11 years11 yearsbuilderforlifebuilderforlife posted:
New Double glazed windows. What way around.

Bazzle, low e coating should face into the air gap, mostly to protect the coating.

11 years11 yearsbuilderforlifebuilderforlife posted:
Long Journey Starts Here

Tinsanta, the right way will be mentioned on your neighbours title presumably and therefore ou would need to have that right of way expunged with your neighbours approval. Normally you…

11 years11 yearsbuilderforlifebuilderforlife posted:
Is this sealed wall ok?

What is the material in those walls?

11 years11 yearsbuilderforlifebuilderforlife posted:
Putting shower next to windows - how to waterproof?

Wixy there are a few considerations. Aluminium windows will be best, and the waterproofing and tiles need to be carried across the timber reveal and to be sealed against the…

11 years11 yearsbuilderforlifebuilderforlife posted:
Pre coloured render and paint or flush brick finish?

Dont paint if you are going to render later because that adds cost and complications. Why not leave the bricks as is until funds allow for renderering?

11 years11 yearsbuilderforlifebuilderforlife posted:
How many offers to receive before you agree something

As long as you are confident you have value, then the number of offers is irrelevant. That being said often the best way to test the market is to get…

11 years11 yearsbuilderforlifebuilderforlife posted:
Water stops

Porxee, one waterstop at doorway wil suffice. If you waterproof over screed and into p[uddle flange then you can use a hardware store linear grate. The flat bottom on a…

11 years11 yearsbuilderforlifebuilderforlife posted:
Water stops

Porxee, when considering waterproofing imagine the room before it is tiled, because this is principally all the protection you get. The majority of water is repelled by shower screens and…

11 years11 yearsbuilderforlifebuilderforlife posted:
NEW QLD/NSW LAW: Awning windows can't open more than 12cm???

By the way this new law exists nationally.

11 years11 yearsbuilderforlifebuilderforlife posted:
NEW QLD/NSW LAW: Awning windows can't open more than 12cm???

Worktime, there are some other otions, such as if you have a suitable screen or if the window is 1.7 off the floor (highlight window) then you can have full…

11 years11 yearsbuilderforlifebuilderforlife posted:
flat metal roofs - ventilate?

Ventilating this space is a good measure to release the trapped warm air. Whirybirds or a ventilated ridge should be used in conjunction with eave vents. The air comes…

11 years11 yearsbuilderforlifebuilderforlife posted:
Hot Water System plumbing problem

The pipes are no great problem except the inlet which is capable of being damaged because it is away from the unit.

11 years11 yearsbuilderforlifebuilderforlife posted:
Hot Water System plumbing problem

It was probably lucky you didn't stand there too long or he may have run the pipe around your feet and back to the wall! . At least the bends…

11 years11 yearsbuilderforlifebuilderforlife posted:
Help with bricks and render

I would use paperbark, in keeping with the gutters, maybe you could select a slightly darker render colour?

11 years11 yearsbuilderforlifebuilderforlife posted:
Water Proofing around the house

It is difficult to see the problem maybe building-expert on this forum could also help.
When was the brick cleaning done , beacause all the moistrure appears to be coming…

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My grandfather was a builder, and so was my father. My two brothers were both builders at one time.
In fact all the slightly challenged members of my family build. Can…

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Building inspections, Pre purchase inspections, BAL assessments, owner builder reports. When you need an expert to take a look at it.

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Full time father, soon to be grandfather, part time opal miner, lifelong Richmond Tigers fan.

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