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chippy

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Joined 5 March 2010
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1 d1 dchippychippy posted:
Our First Home with My Homes WA, Perth

Yeah, we opted for the living areas in the middle of the house with a big long courtyard. No hallway and it moved Our alfresco so it's not next to…

2 d2 dchippychippy posted:
Our First Home with My Homes WA, Perth

Hi chekii
Your progressing nicely. It's a great time to be building in the west. If you've got a good supervisor there's no shortage of tradies to get the work…

3 d3 dchippychippy posted:
Wardrobes.....

Some vertically challenged clients (my wife included) feel that 2100 is just a bit to high to reach the top hanging rail when hanging up clothes.
Anywhere between 2000&2100 is good.…

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3 d3 dchippychippy posted:
Floorplan dilemma on corner square block

Agree that the garage will be a bit tight.
If you go the bottom plan make sure you change the doors on the robes to sliders. Those 920 robe doors will…

4 d4 dchippychippy posted:
Wardrobes.....

Hi.
I'm a carpenter/cabinet maker in Perth and see this all the time.
There's 2 things I can recommend.
1) have the builder leave out the standard shelf and rail then get a…

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4 d4 dchippychippy posted:
Noobie Mistake - Fake Turf Sand Help!!!!

Vacuum it out with an industrial vac.

4 d4 dchippychippy posted:
floor plan dimensions question

That's good to hear.
I thought the reason for seeming differences may have been what you mentioned.
Unless you understand plans and building it's those small details that can catch you out.

7 d7 dchippychippy posted:
New house slab work quality in doubt

I'm not an engineer but have been in the building industry for 30 years.
Without seeing your engineering drawings I'd say that the slab on the right is over an open…

8 d8 dchippychippy posted:
floor plan dimensions question

The plans are the plans and the builders can't just change them on the fly.
You mentioned 100mm. That's a huge variation.
You can forgive maybe 10mm here or there but basically…

9 d9 dchippychippy posted:
Temporary Trafficable Pool Cover

Most jobs I work on have one or the other, fence or cover.
Sometimes by the time I'm there the pool cover is removed so I can form up the concrete…

9 d9 dchippychippy posted:
floor plan dimensions question

Wood or brick.
I've been in construction for 30 years and it's been like that since I started.

9 d9 dchippychippy posted:
floor plan dimensions question

All construction plan measurements are from wall to wall, whether that be framing member to framing member or brick to brick.
No construction plan would be from centre of wall to…

10 d10 dchippychippy posted:
Temporary Trafficable Pool Cover

It's simple to do.
How big is the pool and is it concrete or FG?

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11 d11 dchippychippy posted:
Concerns flat roof lean to

Hi Dan.
Any structure like your building needs council approval which will guarantee that the structural (and planning) side of the build is correct. It may seem like a pain but…

11 d11 dchippychippy posted:
Leaking relief valve from hot water system

Just pull the lever. It should discharge hot water and flush the valve.

11 d11 dchippychippy posted:
Concerns flat roof lean to

Hi Dan.
Looking at the picture it looks like you have used 90mm there for the span, is that correct.
If you have, it is way under specced and you are going…

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11 d11 dchippychippy posted:
Leaking relief valve from hot water system

Have you tried opening it a few times. If a bit of scale gets stuck in the seat they series seem to leak a bit.
If you open the valve a…

14 d14 dchippychippy posted:
Double glazing worth the $$ in Perth?

Alpine environment, I'd be DG'ing all the way. It absolutely makes sense.
In Perth. Good design, PV panels and RC AC are going to give you best ROI which I think…

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14 d14 dchippychippy posted:
Double glazing worth the $$ in Perth?

Arcadelt. You are obviously living in one million plus $ build.
I've never lived in a house that expensive however our last 2 homes we have designed and built ourselves and…

14 d14 dchippychippy posted:
Double glazing worth the $$ in Perth?

That's pretty much my thoughts. In the real world with the use of curtains at night, I think it would stretch the advantages even further.
If the price difference was closer…

15 d15 dchippychippy posted:
Double glazing worth the $$ in Perth?

Hi and welcome to the forum. Nice to have another WA contributor.
I've built 3 times, the last 2 was OB. I looked at DG but like you struggled to justify…

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15 d15 dchippychippy posted:
Sliding Door - single opening panel normally internal?

Hi Darb.
The sliding panel slides on the inside of the fixed panel.
Once your build is complete and flywire is on and landscaping is complete the tracks should remain clean.

20 d20 dchippychippy posted:
Decisions, Decisions.

We had complete working drawings done by our drafty for a couple of thousand dollars.
The original concept floor plans don't take that much as the detail needed is a lot…

21 d21 dchippychippy posted:
How to Identify a ‘zero lot’ land

If it's just a standard residential block then any requirements around building too zero lot would be handled during planning.
If the land is in a development then there may be…

21 d21 dchippychippy posted:
Range hood recommendations - Qasair Vs Schweigen

Dude. You've found every thread that mentions an external motor rangehood and resurrected it.
We get that you don't like them and obviously have an issue with your neighbours installation but…

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21 d21 dchippychippy posted:
How to Identify a ‘zero lot’ land

Zero lot simply means the actual building is built to the very edge of the lot. There is effectively zero amount of the house lot past the edge of the…

25 d25 dchippychippy posted:
Moving in this week! What to do first when you move in???

The first thing you do is get the TV working.
There's nothing like sitting in your new house that first night, surrounded by boxes after a hard day of moving eating…

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26 d26 dchippychippy posted:
Privacy screen in garage (drawing attached)

Just make it free standing. It's not holding any weight.
Because it's an L shape, if the 2 sides are attached together it can't fall over.
If you want to secure it…

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27 d27 dchippychippy posted:
EXPOSED AGGREGATE cost Perth

If you budget $90-$100 per metre you should be close.
For a smaller area probably closer to $100.
That's all in including sealing.
Just be careful because there are plenty of cowboys…

28 d28 dchippychippy posted:
Question re laundry and dryer

Condenser dryer or heat pump dryer.

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