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2 d2 dchippychippy posted:
Cracks in concrete driveway

Hi Vikram.
What council are you in and is the driveway on common property or your property.
The usual process is to provide a service track (crushed concrete) to the property for…

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4 d4 dchippychippy posted:
Anyone installed InsulGuard Cavity Shield?

If you have colorbond the difficulty is getting access to the cavity.
You either need to remove sheets and anticon (not easy) or they have to drill walls to blow it…

4 d4 dchippychippy posted:
Anyone installed InsulGuard Cavity Shield?

What sort of roofing do you have

5 d5 dchippychippy posted:
Ducted aircon too small??

We've got 205m² of living and are running a 16kw 3phase Daikin with 8 zones.
The AC company said it wasn't big enough to do the entire 8 zones at once…

6 d6 dchippychippy posted:
Floor plan feedback

Just one thing and it seems the same in every plan.
Your ensuite is tiny. You have double shower heads and only enough room for one person in the ensuite. You…

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8 d8 dchippychippy posted:
Pot drawer panic

Hi Alexis
I normally build my kitchens with one smaller drawer at the top and 2 deeper drawers below it.
The smaller drawer is good for plates and cups and the deeper…

9 d9 dchippychippy posted:
Insulation in cavity-brick wire ties and conduits interfere?

It definitely helps. When that outer leaf heats up in summer it helps to prevent the radiant heat getting across the cavity.
I've got it on my entire house

9 d9 dchippychippy posted:
Insulation in cavity-brick wire ties and conduits interfere?

The bricklayers build the external leaf of bricks including all the wall ties. Then they lay the permicav up the wall and cut a slot at every brick tie and…

9 d9 dchippychippy posted:
Wrong kitchen colour selection

What sort of flooring are you having?
If you have timber floors it will make the white seem warmer.
Once the complete house is finished you probably won't even notice.

11 d11 dchippychippy posted:
Floor to ceiling tiles post-handover

Normally the cornice goes in after the tiles. That way you see the bottom edge of the cornice.
If you tile after the cornice has been installed you lose that bottom…

12 d12 dchippychippy posted:
Exposed Agg specialist

It's a placement issue.
The fact that you have the same issue in two separate areas that were poured on different days tells you that it wasn't a mix problem. The…

13 d13 dchippychippy posted:
Exposed Agg specialist

If they are denying that it's a bad mix, then they have trowelled it to early (before the bleed water has evaporated) or to much.
That has the effect of weakening…

17 d17 dchippychippy posted:
Driveway standards and issues.

No the front path to your house. Most driveways have a path that comes off the side and runs to the front door.
Can you post a plan

17 d17 dchippychippy posted:
Driveway standards and issues.

You seemed to have issues with your FFL with your build. I wonder if the builder has not cut your site to try and save a $$ and it's left…

17 d17 dchippychippy posted:
Driveway standards and issues.

Does that 1500 join a pathway at all?

17 d17 dchippychippy posted:
Driveway standards and issues.

Hi mate. I had visualised the driveway sloping down and the angle catching bumpers but it's the other way.
Is the 1500 section at the top marrying into a path or…

17 d17 dchippychippy posted:
Building wth HGWA in Two rocks WA

I agree with Amilelka, the entrance area will seem very tight.
You don't need a huge entrance but visitors always seem to congregate in the entry when they arrive and leave.…

20 d20 dchippychippy posted:
Delay with kitchen install due to weather??? reallly

It would depend on how close they can get the truck to the house and how heavy the rain is, but as someone who installs cabinets I'd certainly prefer not…

21 d21 dchippychippy posted:
Cracks galore in walls

It looks like a poor plastering job. Are you in WA?
Unfortunately the only thing you can do is fill the cracks and repaint

22 d22 dchippychippy posted:
Driveway standards and issues.

Your heights are pretty much governed by the crossover height and the floor height of the garage so any driveway has to allow for that grading
It sounds like they have…

24 d24 dchippychippy posted:
Leafbusters is under new Ownership!

They're advertiser's so it's all above board.

25 d25 dchippychippy posted:
Driveway Issues

Let it dry out for a bit longer and then try an acid wash over the whole lot.
Mix it in a watering can, then pour it on and brush it…

26 d26 dchippychippy posted:
Flat sandy building block-developer dumped building rubble!

It will just be left over from the site clean. When the original subdivision was done part of the requirements is to clear the block of all existing building and…

26 d26 dchippychippy posted:
Cutting AAC Blocks.

Like this

Cutting AAC Blocks.
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26 d26 dchippychippy posted:
Cutting AAC Blocks.

Hi mate. The most simple way is to make a 3 sided box out of ply that the block will fit snugly into and then run saw cuts nice and…

26 d26 dchippychippy posted:
Building Plans acquired without permission

I've been on many building sites and seen plans laying around or in the bin. Tradies will print off a set to do what they need to do and when…

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30 d30 dchippychippy posted:
Window Reveals- Meranti vs timber

The term "hardwood" is often misunderstood.
Balsa wood is actually a hardwood although it is very soft.
Pine is a softwood although being harder than balsa.
What makes a timber a hardwood or…

1 month1 monthchippychippy posted:
Window Reveals- Meranti vs timber

Meranti is "hardwood".
If you are referring to internal reveals then Meranti is fine.

1 month1 monthchippychippy posted:
Repairing a broken soap holder

If really want to keep having a go at fixing it then go to Bunnings and get this:

Follow the instructions and see how it goes.

Repairing a broken soap holder
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1 month1 monthchippychippy posted:
Repairing a broken soap holder

After 30years in the building industry I can promise you that you will never make that look acceptable even if you have solid experience.
That's the reason everyone has said that…

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