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12 months12 monthsCF DesignCF Design posted:
Brick on first floor of double storey

Ultimately, your best option to get a well rounded result is engage a designer first then take the design to tender.
I recommend looking up your States local Association and getting…

12 months12 monthsCF DesignCF Design posted:
Brick on first floor of double storey

Any material in isolation can be criticized and denounced.
Poor climatic performance isn't the fault of a material, but usually the lack of appropriately designed and specified systems bro bridge the…

12 months12 monthsCF DesignCF Design posted:
Brick on first floor of double storey

You. An always ask for it to be quoted as you like (i.e brick)
There are many other factors that it impacts too, not the least being thermal performance.
I agree about…

12 months12 monthsCF DesignCF Design posted:
Brick on first floor of double storey

The design will be a potential issue.
If you don;t have a design that is basically a cue, then you're talking about hue amounts of steel to support upper storey brick…

12 months12 monthsCF DesignCF Design posted:
Site supervisor expectations

Almost none.
Unless you have not confirmed all selections, the Supervisor should in theory have all the information required to complete the job without ever needing to contact you.
In fact, they…

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12 months12 monthsCF DesignCF Design posted:
No noggins

This is aligned to victim blaming IMO
The client/end user isn't an "expert" yet you are expecting them to provide all manner of information that they may not know of required.
It…

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12 months12 monthsCF DesignCF Design posted:
No noggins

BCA Vol 2
Because bit doesn't meet the requirements of wall framing as per my previous image snippet.
Because it doesn't Conform to to AS 1720 or AS1684

12 months12 monthsCF DesignCF Design posted:
No noggins

The new partition does not meet the relevant building code.
You should have a MASSIVE problem with it

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12 months12 monthsCF DesignCF Design posted:
No noggins

More a case of Builder appears to not be an actual builder.
I'd actually be very concerned at this.
The sum of the materials for that section of wall if maybe $15…

12 months12 monthsCF DesignCF Design posted:
No noggins

Its a national code requirement under BCA Vol 2
AS1720 requires timber studs to be restrained at the mid span at no greater than 1350mm centres and not greater than 600mm…

No noggins
12 months12 monthsCF DesignCF Design posted:
Truss design - enough space for roof insulation

Anticon 60 has an R-Value of 1.3, so 1.3 + 2.5 = 3.8.
Depending on color of roof, min requirement is either 4.1, 4.6 or 5.1 but the above is only…

12 months12 monthsCF DesignCF Design posted:
3D Rendering Software

Someone already mentioned SketchUp which is used fairly widely in Architecture.
The "Make" version is free and it's pretty simple to learn.
You can reassign textures and use ArchiCad textures to get…

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12 months12 monthsCF DesignCF Design posted:
Truss design - enough space for roof insulation

Big assumption here. pending span, material grade and manufacturer, it could be 63mm chords (which obviously makes it worse)
Regardless, what about a dropped bulkhead along the section where there isn't…

12 months12 monthsCF DesignCF Design posted:
Overshadow

Shadow diagrams are required for Planning Approval.
If no Planning approval was required, then there wont be a shadow study.

12 months12 monthsCF DesignCF Design posted:
3D Rendering Software

Lumion, but its $4k a year
work in Revit, export to Lumion, apply finishes, apply filters done

12 months12 monthsCF DesignCF Design posted:
No roof coverage over rear door

No its not a requirement to have a roof over a doorway.
Ye it is probably preferable to have one, but that wont necessarily stop water ingress.
No request you make will…

12 months12 monthsCF DesignCF Design posted:
Decking for BAL19

It means that all materials where glazing is less than 400mm off the height of the deck (Deck FFL) must be FIre resistance to the standard for a minimum of…

12 months12 monthsCF DesignCF Design posted:
advice on complaint against windows overlooking neighbours

There is a difference between habitable rooms and "utility" rooms (Kitchen/Laundry/Bathroom) But Bathrooms are treated differently again as they're required to have obscure glass to prevent looking in from all…

12 months12 monthsCF DesignCF Design posted:
How close can I build my retaining wall?

First of all, measure form the bricks/cladding. The code/planning scheme/standards are all measure from face of a wall (with the exception of fire resistance related to Bushfire Prone areas)
Secondly, you…

12 months12 monthsCF DesignCF Design posted:
Connecting pergola gutter to existing house down pipe

Without having looked into it, I thought maybe it was a maximum threshold, where a design may technically be spec'd at say 13m but the code (because of its performance…

12 months12 monthsCF DesignCF Design posted:
Connecting pergola gutter to existing house down pipe

Further to my above response, I do retract my precious advice regarding 12m gutter service.
I was shown an plumbing industry update that retracted the section of BCA Vol2 Part F3.5.2
It…

12 months12 monthsCF DesignCF Design posted:
slab classification?

As mentioned above, bad language and poor communication from the start.
Find another Builder.
You don't "upgrade" you design to suit the conditions.
You're correct that A/S/M/H1/H2/P/E class are all relative to the…

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12 months12 monthsCF DesignCF Design posted:
Building Contract Expert Review

An "expert" will not have the standing or knowledge of how to negotiate/direct any amendments so that that are compliant with legislation.
Pay a solicitor, it their job and you could…

12 months12 monthsCF DesignCF Design posted:
Under window rubber strip

From what I can see in the image, it would appear as though the windows have been replaced at some stage.
That is a sill flashing, and yes it it important…

12 months12 monthsCF DesignCF Design posted:
Connecting pergola gutter to existing house down pipe

The fact that it is stated in BCA stands and as such, I won't "correct" it.
However, since I'm a Draftsperson and not a plumber, I will concede that your quoted…

12 months12 monthsCF DesignCF Design posted:
Recessed bathroom floors on the upper level

Honestly, it probably an easier and better finish in the end just to do this.
Trying to convince the builder how to build won't end well.
Their reasoning isn't perfect and…

12 months12 monthsCF DesignCF Design posted:
Connecting pergola gutter to existing house down pipe

You may find it difficult to find a junction fitting (Y piece) to allow the connection.
You could do it by cutting a hole and inserting a new Pop (or nozzle)…

12 months12 monthsCF DesignCF Design posted:
Alfresco - Brick piers

You could remove the centre pier and replace the beam/lintel with a larger unit that has the specification to span the entire opening.
IMO, metal posts would look like a cheap…

12 months12 monthsCF DesignCF Design posted:
Recessed bathroom floors on the upper level

If the carpet is lower than the tile, use a very simple and common wedge to ramp up the transition.
They are made specifically to fix this kind of problem when…

Recessed bathroom floors on the upper level
12 months12 monthsCF DesignCF Design posted:
2nd level addition

How long will it take as per that plan vs you moving out and doing it another way (more traditional or less start/stop I guess)
Also, will that proposed method introduce…

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