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7 h7 hchippychippy posted:
Replacement Polytec Panels

There's a minimum order on all cut to size so the one little panel will still cost you way more than it's worth.
The good news is Polar White Sheen is…

8 h8 hchippychippy posted:
Save YOUR bricks

You have contracted (and paid) the builder to build you a house not provide you with extra bricks.
If they offer the bricks to you as the builder did with the…

12 h12 hchippychippy posted:
Attaching Steel Legs To Concrete Table?

Can I ask how you are going to support it?
Is it just 4 Legs in each corner?
I think you run the risk of it cracking if it isn't supported…

12 h12 hchippychippy posted:
Replacement Polytec Panels

The issue will be that to supply you with one small filler the cabinet maker will need to buy in a whole sheet and 20m of edging.
It will be an…

4 d4 dchippychippy posted:
NO HANDLE KITCHEN CABINETS/DRAWER

That is the most expensive option because you need to manufacture all of that into the carcass.
Was it with sharknose panel or full recessed finger grip?

4 d4 dchippychippy posted:
NO HANDLE KITCHEN CABINETS/DRAWER

Yes.
The level of upgrade depends on what you mean by no handle.
Do you mean push to open or recessed finger grip.

6 d6 dchippychippy posted:
Sliding door clarification (WA build)

They have obviously changed the profile, I can't imagine that it's a different supplier because they make them themselves.
Usually commercial frames are a chunkier looking frame so maybe they have…

6 d6 dchippychippy posted:
Sliding door clarification (WA build)

BGC have their own aluminium joinery division so build their own as far as I know. They make most of the products used in the house themselves.
Unfortunately aluminium profiles change…

7 d7 dchippychippy posted:
After a temporary fix for damaged shower

If it's just the tiles and waterproof membrane that has gone then you could effect a repair by covering the effected areas with one of the waterproof solid shower wall…

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8 d8 dchippychippy posted:
Front door lock jammed

Hi swat
Have you tried just grabbing the tongue of the latch and manually pulling it back.
That should open the door. If it's hard…

8 d8 dchippychippy posted:
Wood flooring popping up, how to glue it down please

What you have there is an engineered timber floor.
What you are looking at is the top solid layer that is normally glued onto the ply substrate as one complete board.
Moisture…

8 d8 dchippychippy posted:
After a temporary fix for damaged shower

You really need to find out where the water is getting in?
The waterproofing may be defective but it could be a leak in the wall at a pipe joint or…

11 d11 dchippychippy posted:
Building a narrow lot home in Perth

The council can't tell you what to build.
It's only in certain developments that there are covenants that dictate what you can build.
I have just (last year) completed a 270m² single…

11 d11 dchippychippy posted:
Building a narrow lot home in Perth

Is it a subdivided block?
I've got a block almost identical (43x10) that is a split block.
Why does council require double storey?

11 d11 dchippychippy posted:
Building a narrow lot home in Perth

Hi Jty
The first thing I'd recommend if you want to save money is to build single storey. You will fit a 270m² house on that block (zoning dependant). If you…

13 d13 dchippychippy posted:
nailing metal connectors by hand, does this comply to code

To be honest, hand nailing metal connectors is the best option, although it takes ages so is very rarely done.
The problem with nail gun driven nails is they often end…

14 d14 dchippychippy posted:
Paint Peeling - Plaster too soft?

If you are building in WA ask for Thistle multi-finish.
I used it in my current house and it's a much better product. My plasterer recommended it and I'm so happy…

18 d18 dchippychippy posted:
Bad job decking

That is not a good job.
The spacing between the boards is all over the place.
It looks more like the sort of job I'd expect from a DIY'er than a professional.
If…

20 d20 dchippychippy posted:
First Build HGWA- Rivervale

I'm constantly amazed that some tradies wouldn't just look at that and think............. That doesn't seem right.
The sparky has marked it up and the wall chaser has chased it so…

21 d21 dchippychippy posted:
Identify Outdoor Tile Type

They look like exposed aggregate pavers.

24 d24 dchippychippy posted:
"Volume Project Builders" Do they exist?

I have no idea why all the eastern states builders use a square when describing house size. It's an old imperial measure.
Last time I checked we used the metric system.…

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24 d24 dchippychippy posted:
Cracks in concrete driveway

vikram3151981
Actually just looking at your plan the top of the drain should be 64mm below the height of the garage hardstand.
If it's…

24 d24 dchippychippy posted:
Cracks in concrete driveway

It looks like they have set the height of the drain a bit low, although it's impossible to tell exactly from the photos.
With paving you are looking for around 20mm…

25 d25 dchippychippy posted:
Help! My stairs look tacky

Your stairs are constructed differently.
You have timber stairs. Most likely made of MDF. That piece on the side is called a stringer.
The other picture is most likely concrete stairs…

27 d27 dchippychippy posted:
Storm Water Drainage

Dry wastes are used for floor wastes in wet areas like toilets and laundries. They are just a long length of pipe that runs vertically that the floor waste runs…

27 d27 dchippychippy posted:
Storm Water Drainage

You probably have one sewer ORG and two dry wastes.
If you're down pipes aren't connected to anything then you won't have soak wells installed. It wouldn't make sense to go…

27 d27 dchippychippy posted:
Storm Water Drainage

Hi benimars
I assume you are a fellow west Aussie as you are asking about soak wells.
I'm pretty sure what you have pictured there…

1 month1 monthchippychippy posted:
Builder denied the new home warranty for the leak on garage

Hi Norfolk
Those sorts of products can't hurt but are totally unnecessary.
Lysaght's the company that manufacture colorbond roofing don't specify it as a…

1 month1 monthchippychippy posted:
Builder denied the new home warranty for the leak on garage

Hi Norfolk
There is no need to add sealant under flashings to prevent wind driven rain from entering the roof space.
The ribs in any…

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