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8 months8 monthschuminhchuminh posted:
License Number of the Architectural plan

5K I paid for the landscape design + decking drawing/architectural plan. I say the landscape design might not need a licensed designer as it is just like a picture. The…

8 months8 monthschuminhchuminh posted:
License Number of the Architectural plan

Hi guys,
Im new to owner builder and need answers for a few questions.
I engaged with a landscape designer who designed and drafted a architectural plan for me. I…

8 months8 monthschuminhchuminh posted:
Building with Metricon in North-east Melbourne

Sorry mate, I stopped taking photos and updates since I was on holiday for 3months. We are in the last stage now but still have not completed yet. still a…

11 months11 monthschuminhchuminh posted:
Controller replacement for Braemar heating unit

HI,
My new house has 2 Braemar heating units with add-on refrigerated cooling system (model Braemar THx430 for heating and U3521A/U30213A 20kw). They come with the standard spectronlink controller which…

11 months11 monthschuminhchuminh posted:
Is this landscape construction quote reasonable?

Thank Andrew,
I certainly will negotiate it down to the reasonable price. I got the price list of a client of the same company. So, it would help I guess.…

11 months11 monthschuminhchuminh posted:
Is this landscape construction quote reasonable?

Yeah, we are thinking how to negotiate the price with them. we are also afraid of asking too much discount would scare them. We first time build the house here…

11 months11 monthschuminhchuminh posted:
Is this landscape construction quote reasonable?

Thanks guys,
I have not negotiated the price, is it reasonable to ask them to do 10% off?

11 months11 monthschuminhchuminh posted:
Is this landscape construction quote reasonable?

Hi,
Just got the quotation from my landscape designer. We are doing the garden throughout the house, include decking, exposed aggregate driveway and plants/trees

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This is rate for each item.
Is this…

12 months12 monthschuminhchuminh posted:
wrong position of the mixer

I talked to him and he said he will change. It should be good to check everything by ourselves, can't really rely on the SS. they are so careless
Thank guys

12 months12 monthschuminhchuminh posted:
WHat is this cement for?

It is not placed throughout the floor. just few parts of it. I dont know why. is it supposed to be like that?

12 months12 monthschuminhchuminh posted:
WHat is this cement for?

Hi,
I just saw they patch these cement on the few areas of the main floor. They removed the floorboard (im not sure what to call it). it is another…

12 months12 monthschuminhchuminh posted:
wrong position of the mixer

Hi guys,
I just found out the plumber drill the wrong hole for the standing mixer of the basin. My plan show LHS mixer on the left and RHS mixer…

1 year1 yearchuminhchuminh posted:
Anyone building a Metricon Bordeaux?

I have stopped updated my blog due to holidays and busy. I will take the photos when its completed.
Sorry about that

1 year1 yearchuminhchuminh posted:
Anyone building a Metricon Bordeaux?

thats good. we are now at the fixing stage. soon to finish. have yours started yet?

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1 year1 yearchuminhchuminh posted:
Our Metricon Liberty 45 on the Northern Beaches, Sydney

Nice house VistaDream.

1 year1 yearchuminhchuminh posted:
Custom Bearers and Joists on Sloping Block - Home Stretch

Congratz Abz. Hope you like your new house and enjoy it. Nice house.

1 year1 yearchuminhchuminh posted:
New house frame issues

So, is the dynamic stresses good or bad?

1 year1 yearchuminhchuminh posted:
New house frame issues

Nah, I talked to the SS only. He said it correctly built according to the design.

1 year1 yearchuminhchuminh posted:
New house frame issues

Yeah, so I believe that why they use single top plate. It should be alright I guess.

1 year1 yearchuminhchuminh posted:
New house frame issues

I just checked my frame today. Most of the stud wall frame used MGP 10, some use MGP 12. is that the reason they use single top plate as it…

1 year1 yearchuminhchuminh posted:
New house frame issues

They might have different strength gradings between the two types of beam. If the engineers or the design of the home is restricted to a 240mm floor joist then a…

1 year1 yearchuminhchuminh posted:
New house frame issues

Chuminh, in that last picture which way do the floor joists go - 90º to the side of the house or parallel? If it's the latter then they have simply…

1 year1 yearchuminhchuminh posted:
New house frame issues

In the kitchen area, the upper floor joists are actually sitting on the iron beam, not on the stud wall. So I guess the design of my house is…

1 year1 yearchuminhchuminh posted:
Building with Metricon in North-east Melbourne

Roof tiles and plumbing has been installed in the house. Looking great, but I saw a few holes mistakenly drill in the the upper floor joists. Overall, it's alright.
2 Solar…

1 year1 yearchuminhchuminh posted:
New house frame issues

The roof truss of my house is actually on top of the stud (or fall within the limit of 1 inch), so this is not a problem. I try to…

1 year1 yearchuminhchuminh posted:
Building with Metricon

I have talked to the SS and he said the frame is correctly built. Now everything is up, If I get private inspector to check the frame, how do they…

1 year1 yearchuminhchuminh posted:
New house frame issues

Would they talk to me as Im not their client, but Metricon is. I doubt it. SS said he will get the design from frame manufacturer.

1 year1 yearchuminhchuminh posted:
Building with Metricon

Hi folks,
Im building with Metricon Bordeaux in Melbourne. Currently, it is finished off at the frame stage. I realized that the frame is only single top plate for the…

1 year1 yearchuminhchuminh posted:
New house frame issues

I just texted him today and he said the frame is ok and in conjunction with the engineer's design. he said
that not all frame need double top plates…

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