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7 months7 monthsJoejoemetooJoejoemetoo posted:
Packing out mosaic feature tile to sit flush with main tile

Our mosaic feature tiles are 8mm thick whereas our main tile is 10mm thick.
I’d prefer if the tiles sit flush with one another. Is there anyway to pack out the…

7 months7 monthsJoejoemetooJoejoemetoo posted:
Retaining wall agi slopes wrong way

We built a retaining wall and hired a licensed plumber to install the agi pipes.
We’ve recently discovered that he did a poor job and that the agi pipes slope in…

11 months11 monthsJoejoemetooJoejoemetoo posted:
Screed minimum thickness

We are tiling our alfresco area so that the tiles will be flush with the door track and the inside finished floor level.
I’m told by some tilers that the alfresco…

1 year1 yearJoejoemetooJoejoemetoo posted:
Actron or Daikin? Can’t decide.

Hi,
I’m trying to decide which ducted system to choose for our new house being built in Melbourne.
It’s a large double story house, 41 squares (381sqm) of living space.
I’ve narrowed it…

1 year1 yearJoejoemetooJoejoemetoo posted:
Speed deck roofing vs Klip Lok

What’s the difference between Speed Deck roofing and Klip Lok?
I’ve been quoted a few thousand dollars less for a Speed Deck roof with one roofer vs Klip Lok with another…

2 years2 yearsJoejoemetooJoejoemetoo posted:
35 x 90 studs used upstairs, plan says 45

I only just noticed that our second story frame has been constructed with mostly 35x90 pine instead of 45 x 90.
At 450 centers.
Downstairs is all 45’s.
The architectural plans say…

2 years2 yearsJoejoemetooJoejoemetoo posted:
Balcony overflow drainage

The standards on the plan state 2015 for the balcony. If I am not mistaken, the 2018 standards were updated to include overflows for balconies. So our plans may have…

2 years2 yearsJoejoemetooJoejoemetoo posted:
Balcony overflow drainage

I should have mentioned that it’s an enclosed balcony, ie the balustrade is solid.

2 years2 yearsJoejoemetooJoejoemetoo posted:
Balcony overflow drainage

The standards AS3500.3:2018 call for balconies to have an overflow to cater for a once in a 100 year storm.
I am unable to find any information regarding how an overflow…

2 years2 yearsJoejoemetooJoejoemetoo posted:
Load baring double and triple studs

Engineer said he doesn’t do inspections. Only time he goes on site is if there’s an issue.
Do you have an example photo of studs doing down to ground floor?

2 years2 yearsJoejoemetooJoejoemetoo posted:
Load baring double and triple studs

No engineering detail showing continuity of double studs. The engineer said the studs should continue to lower ground frame over the phone, where as the carpenter says they do blocking.

2 years2 yearsJoejoemetooJoejoemetoo posted:
Load baring double and triple studs

We have some load baring double and triple studs (LVL’s) on second story that support the roof.
I may have misunderstood the engineer, but what I understood is these studs should…

2 years2 yearsJoejoemetooJoejoemetoo posted:
Scyon flooring in bathrooms or particle board?

Yes, you are right we don’t need underlay with scyon, but we’ll need underlay in order to get the height of the tiles to match the carpet in the hallway.

2 years2 yearsJoejoemetooJoejoemetoo posted:
Scyon flooring in bathrooms or particle board?

Hi,
I just want to know if we should use scyon flooring for the upstairs bathrooms or just stick to regular particle board?
The showers will be flush with the floor.
We will…

2 years2 yearsJoejoemetooJoejoemetoo posted:
Wrong bracing used, can other side of stud wall be braced co

Our engineer specified tensioned strap bracing in a cross for the stud walls.
Our carpenter used a single diagonal angle brace instead, notched into the frame.
The engineer said bracing must be…

3 years3 yearsJoejoemetooJoejoemetoo posted:
Roof trusses: 600 or 900 centers

Is calculating rain fall and how box gutters handle the load part of FEM simulation? Apparently we need to show this too.

3 years3 yearsJoejoemetooJoejoemetoo posted:
Roof trusses: 600 or 900 centers

Our house will be timber frame, flat ceiling.

3 years3 yearsJoejoemetooJoejoemetoo posted:
Roof trusses: 600 or 900 centers

It’s a flat kliploc roof.
We may add solar panels in future.
Not going with solar boosted hot water.
Our asked our structural engineer and he said he doesn’t specify the centres.…

3 years3 yearsJoejoemetooJoejoemetoo posted:
Our First Home - New Build SA

Nice!
I really like your long cupboards in the hall way. We’re going to do something similar.
What type of doors are they? Is this melamine, 2pac or laminate?
If you…

3 years3 yearsJoejoemetooJoejoemetoo posted:
Waterfall on island bench

Everything goes out of style sooner or later. I say if you like it, then do it.
We’re putting one in. To me it makes the kitchen look more grand.

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3 years3 yearsJoejoemetooJoejoemetoo posted:
Roof trusses: 600 or 900 centers

I’ve been getting quotes for roof trusses, and some are coming in with 900 centers and others 600.
There is a cost benefit in going 900, but I’m concerned whether that’s…

3 years3 yearsJoejoemetooJoejoemetoo posted:
Double glazing whole house

Thanks. I didn’t think about these points. I’ll stick to original plan and go double glazed throughout.

3 years3 yearsJoejoemetooJoejoemetoo posted:
Double glazing whole house

We’re about to start building a large double story house in Melbourne.
Our energy report calls for some windows to be double glazed, but not all.
I actually want to double glaze…

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