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4 d4 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Project builder or custom builder

There's fully custom with separate architect, and there is all in one custom builder with in-house architecture. The separate architect option, it's probably the dearest as your the design and…

7 d7 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Please help. Need advice

Pretty sure 24kw is cooling capacity not actual current draw. Efficiency is calculated using AEER rating. Higher the rating lower the power draw for equiv cooling capacity. Typically they are…

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11 d11 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Landscaping and highly reactive clay - prevent ground movt

Anything is possible but it’s very very unlikely. Again you won’t have subfloor heaving due to suspended nature of your floor. For there to be movement you would need the…

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13 d13 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Landscaping and highly reactive clay - prevent ground movt

By stumps do you mean bearers and joists on concrete stumps? If the stumps are of sufficient depth, because your floor is suspended, your structural floor can’t heave as it…

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13 d13 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Choosing Bricks

Just don’t get painted bricks. Stick with natural colours and you won’t get hurt.

14 d14 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Welsh Homes - any info

If it's too good to be true, it is very likely just that. Never heard of this lot. Probably very new. Maybe you can get lucky as they are willing…

14 d14 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Slab Heave Cause?

That's terrible. So only people in SA have brains and the rest of the states are filled with consumers with too high expectations and builders too willing to please whatever…

14 d14 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Slab Heave Cause?

Question for you insider, I see some of our SA friends still use in ground raft slabs even for budget builds, why is that?

14 d14 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Slab Heave Cause?

Nobody knows for sure but it certainly would have been fewer and less severe defects as when AS2870-1996 came out, in ground raft was the mainstream option. Waffle pod was…

14 d14 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Slab Heave Cause?

Would make sense to me but get insider to confirm.
Still it has all to do with cost. Basically waffle slab is the cheapest foundation type out there but the one…

14 d14 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Slab Heave Cause?

Piers will protect you from soil subsidence/settlement I would have thought where clay soil shrinks due to lower than normal moisture or sinks due to excessive pressure from the house.
It…

14 d14 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Slab Heave Cause?

So waffle slab on piers still worse than traditional in ground raft slab on piers?
Does the fact that waffle slab typically places the weight exclusively around the perimeter of the…

14 d14 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Building levels vs ground levels

Upload your plan and let’s have a look.

15 d15 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
neighbours gutterbox overhangs into my property

Hire a surveyor first and get the data. Then decide on next steps.

17 d17 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
How many builds is your site supervisor running?

For volume builders that’s typical if not more. For higher end builder they typically only have 4-5 jobs. And for the real boutique ones with dedicated architects, 2-3.

19 d19 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Slab Heave Cause?

So no subsurface drains either? Check your drawings for aggi drains.
You have zero storm water drains on your site? If that’s true that’s just straight out non complaint.

19 d19 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Slab Heave Cause?

What’s at the end of the concrete? Just soil or is it pooped against the fence or strip drains?
Did they do any agricultural drains? It is mandatory under AS2870 for…

19 d19 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Building with Metricon

First photo looked standard. Second one not so much. They should all look like the first photo. Legally I don’t know. You need to look at the VBA tolerances guide.

19 d19 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Modern / luxury home builder suggestions

My problem with Metricon signature is it’s still a average quality home behind the luxe looking facade. Cheap hyjoist joists and chipboard for wall bracing, no metal braces for ceiling,…

19 d19 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Modern / luxury home builder suggestions

Their presales attitude was not good and they are very expensive without a lot of quality. The basic inclusions were pretty much stock standard volume builder stuff but at custom…

19 d19 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Slab Heave Cause?

What drainage have you got? Aggi drains? Surface spoon drains, strip drains?

19 d19 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Modern / luxury home builder suggestions

Comdain Englehart are probably the 2 most well known and have a lot of display houses around that area.
Carter Grange is a cheaper builder which also does that kind of…

21 d21 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Squeaking Floor - subfloor issues?

Is it hyjoist or posistrut you know?

21 d21 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
What bricks did you choose - Show and Tell

Daniel Robertson traditional red.

What bricks did you choose - Show and Tell
21 d21 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Squeaking Floor - subfloor issues?

It’s important to find out how the floorboards are installed. With hardwood, it’s important to use glue and secret nail.

22 d22 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Tiling over gap between wall and ceiling

Best practice is a internal metal angle to join your wall with the cieling and tile on top. My only concern would be movement of house. I would imagine it…

22 d22 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
KDR in Melbourne SE suburbs- Carlisle - Montpellier 51

At tender. It was buried in the house plans as a note.

23 d23 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Double glazing whole house

I would double glaze whole house. Bathrooms tend to get condensation if it’s single glazed.
Also consider laminated glass on one side.

24 d24 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
KDR in Melbourne SE suburbs- Carlisle - Montpellier 51

This is my frame specs from a very reputable builder. You need to full spec from CH to compare.
FRAME SPECIFICATION
• Frame timber to be MGP 10 pine.
• 90mm x 45mm…

24 d24 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Aluminium spacer in double glazed windows

Sure. As you can see for wooden windows they don’t appear to use aluminium as the spacer material. Not from what I can see at least.

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