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2 months2 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
How to pave / drain down the side of my house???

Well termites can’t chew through a concrete path that’s properly chaulked. Concrete path also helps drain moisture away from your footing to avoid slab movements.

2 months2 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
How to pave / drain down the side of my house???

My architect basically had strip drains along the entire perimeter then buried it in pebbles so you can’t see it. Water falls right through so drains still function fine.
The strip…

How to pave / drain down the side of my house???
2 months2 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Kitchen island.....waterfall or not?

4m long island you say. I hope you worked out where the stone joins will be placed.

3 months3 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Help verifying/understanding my site investigation report

What sort of foundation is your current house on?

4 months4 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Solid Timber Flooring - any feedback on Greenhill Timber ?

Their webpage looks impressive enough and apparently they supplied timber to RMIT etc. Seems legit to me but DYOR.
Hope you got the skirt board sorted, also you need to ensure…

4 months4 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Dishwasher Recess / Built-In

There is no big difference apart from 4-6 screws holding the integrated version to the rest of the cabinet but integrated/semi integrated will look a lot nicer. They are more…

4 months4 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
14 month old home water entering laundry damaging door

Sounds like the landscaper (or whoever laid your finished surface outside the house) didn't pay any attention to the level of whatever path is outside your laundry and made it…

4 months4 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Hall and Hart - handover site leveling issue

Pretty standard across the industry. It’s pathetic really. Owner end up footing the bill for further escavation just to meet code.

5 months5 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Fairhaven Homes

If you are doing a concrete path around the house, pay attention to your weepholes. I can see it's technically non-compliant as it is less than 150mm from unfinished ground.…

5 months5 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Leaky service trench

I have discovered there is a lot of standing water at the base of my house footing in the front porch. If I remove the water, an hour later the…

5 months5 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
DPC and weep hole height

Check your engineering drawings.
The important thing is that your internal floor level is HIGHER than your DPC/weephole bottom.
Typically with concrete slab houses, they can’t afford to have 2C brick then…

DPC and weep hole height
5 months5 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Window height in upper level -looks like stuffed up

Talk to your SS, easy to change at frame stage.

6 months6 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
valuation too low

Have you already paid the deposit?

6 months6 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Metricon Vantage 46 - Studio M Upgrades

Project builder makes all the profits on “upgrades”. Custom builder gives you a realistic price instead of bate price. End of the day project builder likely to be cheaper.

6 months6 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
What bricks did you choose - Show and Tell

Natural actually. So I guess the builder chose a sandy reddish kind of colour. Flush profile.

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6 months6 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
TV antennas? Phone lines? Who needs them?

From what I can understand, powerline Ethernet is crap. Too unreliable requiring regular resets. If it’s that good you think everyone would be using it in lieu of cat6.
Especially…

6 months6 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Timber double glazed windows

Old school huh. These days nobody uses Vic ash due to dimensional stability issues or lack there of.
The standard for timber windows is western red cedar. Even though it’s a…

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6 months6 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Caulk between floorboard and kitchen island?

About 1-2mm. Dirt dust water can definitely get in. I can even see a little bit of what looks like support leg inside. Is that right?

6 months6 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Caulk between floorboard and kitchen island?

Hi everyone
Got a quick question. I have timber floor boards laid first with caesarstone island with waterfall plonked on top.
Builder have left a small gap between the stone and the…

7 months7 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Floor loading - Do you think about it?

You will be fine. It’s AS standard. Even garage floor have a load rating of 250kg/m2 and your car won’t sink into earth.

7 months7 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Skirting boards pulling away from wall and floor tiles

Get it from the building surveyor. They issue the building permit. It would be illegal to issue permit without the right structural plans.

7 months7 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Skirting boards pulling away from wall and floor tiles

I would get a structural engineer to have a look. Could be slab heave. Do a baseline of your floor level.
Get all copies of your foundation design and soil report…

7 months7 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
KDR in Melbourne SE suburbs- Carlisle - Montpellier 51

Yeah solar thermal hot water and solar PV for electricity are 2 completely separate technologies. You need a DC capable conduit from roof space to switchboard for PV.

7 months7 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
KDR in Melbourne SE suburbs- Carlisle - Montpellier 51

Totally personal choice. All good :)
The alternative if you want best of both is casement windows but they are $$s.
Make sure you get a conduit for…

7 months7 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
KDR in Melbourne SE suburbs- Carlisle - Montpellier 51

The problem with sliding windows is you need to split your window into 2, fixed pane and a sliding pane which lets in less light.
Awning windows is probably more popular…

7 months7 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Ground floor bathroom exhaust fan.

Should be vented externally.
For 1st floor it can be vented in roof space if there is adequate roof ventilation like whirlybird etc.

7 months7 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
KDR in Melbourne SE suburbs- Carlisle - Montpellier 51

I noticed your house had a lot of sliding windows instead of awning. Is that what you wanted?

7 months7 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Flooring direction

Besides aesthetics, the golden rule is when laying floor boards on joists, the board must be at right angle to joists and not parallel to distribute load more evenly.
Since joists…

7 months7 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
agi pipes and drainage connections

The way mine was designed, agi pipe terminated to a silt pit, from the pit it is then directed to storm drain.
It could be your builder haven’t put in the…

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8 months8 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
KDR in Melbourne SE suburbs- Carlisle - Montpellier 51

90x45cm with 450 Centres is best. Looks like they went with more economical 90x35cm @ 600mm for all non load bearing walls, for waffle pod design, it means pretty much…

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