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3 years3 yearscherubcherub posted:
Paving woes

Pavers, especially large format pavers are best laid on a concrete base (reo not always needed). Laid with mortar or tile adhesive

3 years3 yearscherubcherub posted:
Water Feature

Are the blocks filled with concrete? Are they laid on the concrete base or external footings?
Can you post a pic bit easier to offer advice

4 years4 yearscherubcherub posted:
Concrete slab under timber deck.....Drainage??

Screed sand & cement to ensure a fall, Use plastic packers to keep battens from surface
Coat underside of decking with paint (similar color), this will reduce cupping close to the…

4 years4 yearscherubcherub posted:
Laying 400 x 400 pavers down the side of my house

Use a mortar mix (brickies sand and cement) to lay the pavers, allow 50mm min for the bed. Set up the first and last paver to required heights. Set…

4 years4 yearscherubcherub posted:
Laserlite 3000??

Depends more on the design of the structure, heat will build up with no ventilation.

4 years4 yearscherubcherub posted:
Who is responsible for this? UPDATE for those interested....

Second Pic looks like you excavated below footings?
If left for 3 months this could have caused the failure.

4 years4 yearscherubcherub posted:
Zero level alfresco (Same FFL between alfresco and house)

The problem is more the level difference, the exterior has to be lower than interior, about 75mm

4 years4 yearscherubcherub posted:
Horizontal Decking

Your deck timbers may be treated but what you have done is breached any termite barrier for the existing house. levels are to high near existing wall, Recipe for disaster.…

4 years4 yearscherubcherub posted:
Pool Tile & Landscaping Confusion - help needed

Scotty, you just need an expansion joint between shell and slab

4 years4 yearscherubcherub posted:
Concrete pond advice

Would build independently to house, will be trouble down the track for sure.
Be also mindful of any termite protection breached

5 years5 yearscherubcherub posted:
Tools for planning a big landscaping job

Didn't say you will need a surveyor, just in suburbia due to close proximity of boundary's we have to when carrying out any works which impact on others.
If your not…

5 years5 yearscherubcherub posted:
Tools for planning a big landscaping job

In regard to levels, we use either the old school optical (two man job), or a laser level. But we don't use them for making survey plans, only on the…

5 years5 yearscherubcherub posted:
Carport timber help

Have you entered correct load width?
Just rechecked and passes software test for 'carport' beam with sheet roof

5 years5 yearscherubcherub posted:
Building a deck - question!

Need to get the footings certified for that purpose

5 years5 yearscherubcherub posted:
Tools for planning a big landscaping job

Your initial out lay is certainly going to put a big dent in any saving you will make from a one off project.
Autocad civil is a better choice for topography.…

5 years5 yearscherubcherub posted:
Concrete stain with merbau

Try liquid chlorine mixed 10:1 with water, leave on for 5 min wash off (may need a little scrub')

5 years5 yearscherubcherub posted:
alfresco plaster ceiling cracking

Big thing to note on this is that paper tape must be used, not mesh
Also back blocking of joints is also used to prevent cracks.
Expansion joints only needed in very…

5 years5 yearscherubcherub posted:
Carport timber help

290 x 45mm will be fine

5 years5 yearscherubcherub posted:
Is MGP10 timber treated pine?

MGP means machine graded pine, 10 relates to the stress grade, this can be treated or untreated

5 years5 yearscherubcherub posted:
Stackstone installation

A. Depending on the adhesive and the condition of the paint.
C. What sort of stone?, is it exposed to any elements?

5 years5 yearscherubcherub posted:
Sealing cut edges on Hardies Scyon Secura interior flooring?

Pretty sure for wet areas you leave a gap and fill with sealant.
Therefore painting not required.

5 years5 yearscherubcherub posted:
Leveling a sunken lounge room

So many factors, are the walls load bearing?

5 years5 yearscherubcherub posted:
Bluestone pavers popping - fresh slab

How did you lay them, adhesive or mortar? Bed thickness?
What size paver, thickness?
Expansion joints installed, how often is the area enclosed by walls\structures

5 years5 yearscherubcherub posted:
Brick Planter Box - Sealing and Drainage

If the planter boxes have a painted external finish, then i would do it right first time.
Try Tradelink for a supplier and atlantis products here s a link to their…

5 years5 yearscherubcherub posted:
Brick Planter Box - Sealing and Drainage

Ring your local plumbing supply store they will be able to source it or similar.
Depending on the wall core flue sheets can also be used as alternative

5 years5 yearscherubcherub posted:
Retaining Thread

2400mm is to far to span with treated pine sleepers, would need a post between

5 years5 yearscherubcherub posted:
Joists timber and size

Fixed at 500mm centres over a continuous length, it wont bend
This is not a structural deck it will be stuck to a slab, its a bit like using battens on…

5 years5 yearscherubcherub posted:
Joists timber and size

That's correct, your welcome

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