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12 h12 hkkskks posted:
Protecting your Slab

And then there's soil desiccation and its impact on pier adhesion. Hard to win in house building, really.

3 d3 dkkskks posted:
Dilemma about position of masterbedroom

Currently in late 90s brick-veneer home which as been perfectly - according to the literature - azimuthed on its acerage block. Living there has confirmed the sheer importance of the…

5 d5 dkkskks posted:
Coral Homes general build thread

The Yanks have got all this ceiling fan installation done and dusted with their safety brace systems - the pay about $20 for a unit, it shove up and into…

5 d5 dkkskks posted:
Building with Metricon

Norfolk is well worth listening to. Writing generally, it's sad for all, but the economic rot seems to be beginning to set into the residential building industry. Building approvals are…

6 d6 dkkskks posted:
What will happen to the brickworks if it rained heavily on t

Ah, those Australian Brikkies and their Labourers carefully mixing up their lime-mortar out on the edges of the Capital Cities. Such craftsmanship brings tears of appreciation to the eyes, it…

10 d10 dkkskks posted:
Roof Clips

Place-holder only.

11 d11 dkkskks posted:
Roof Clips

Yup, you're right. Swiss.

11 d11 dkkskks posted:
Roof Clips

The thing about this forum is that, so often, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. The clips we are looking at in the photo are Head Lap Clips. In…

11 d11 dkkskks posted:
Roof Clips

Don't fuss. You've had a bit of an uplift on the structure. Just replace/silicone up any broken tiles and have everything shoved back in place. Roofer decision re fixings will…

12 d12 dkkskks posted:
Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

Am. Gumtree is your friend for attic ladders. So often for sale on there at enormous savings.

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12 d12 dkkskks posted:
Which one to choose? DEWALT or Makita Impact Driver

"I'm a Milwaukee user the guy who works with me is a Makita user. Both good tools"......How I love the English language :-)

15 d15 dkkskks posted:
Owner/ Builder -Architect Build PM'd by Rehaan Builders

Lord, I am so loving the gobeldy-gook. Can't actually see much understanding of an efficient house being articulated on the thread. But it's all rather enjoyable. :-)

15 d15 dkkskks posted:
OB Farmhouse on 90acres, Yamba NSW.

It's the insect-screens that need the investment in that part of the world! Them local midges are as big as cats!

15 d15 dkkskks posted:
Which one to choose? DEWALT or Makita Impact Driver

Shoot me down, but as a an "Ozito Hero" I'd have to say that you can't really go past the brand for that lovely balance between utility and cost. And…

16 d16 dkkskks posted:
Itemised Build Invoice

Know what Tubs is getting at, It's that uneasy feeling one gets in dealing with the local building industry. A cheque for half a million or so in one hand…

20 d20 dkkskks posted:
SIP PANEL BUILDING

Blimey, he'll be telling us he's crossed by high-tension power lines and next to the low-level nuclear waste dump, soon!

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21 d21 dkkskks posted:
Building Costs - Your experience

Blimey, at Uni last week a student was talking about lacs of expenditure. Reckon perches might be on the way back in soon!

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21 d21 dkkskks posted:
Metricon Sentosa 52 Modified

Again, just talking totally and completely generally. Looking at a residential building arrangement, it's a three-legged stool - we look at the contract document, we look at the specification, and…

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21 d21 dkkskks posted:
Metricon Sentosa 52 Modified

Just talking totally and completely generally. You know, once the Royal Commission on Disability is done and dusted, we need to see a Commission into this whole retail side of…

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21 d21 dkkskks posted:
SIP PANEL BUILDING

The bugger is, too, that it's not the insulation product that is specified that is so vital, but how and with what care all is installed. It's not just insulation…

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23 d23 dkkskks posted:
Help in trying to even out floors

Those are floor boards to die for! Don't cover up....

23 d23 dkkskks posted:
Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

In our area the Telstra trucks have had their signage removed so that passer-by don't know it's them still working on infrastructure! They only way you suss it's Telstra is…

24 d24 dkkskks posted:
Kitchen island.....waterfall or not?

That's the way to do it! Love the eclectic kitchens you see in the USA a bit.....workhorses, often with a rough top you could use a chopper on!

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24 d24 dkkskks posted:
Kitchen island.....waterfall or not?

And then we spend the next 7 years with stone in the kitchen pussy-footing around afraid of scratching, melting, staining, cracking, chipping the ruddy stuff! Grab a nice laminate sheet…

24 d24 dkkskks posted:
Fairhaven Homes

I hate to tell ya guys but that's how Aussie house are built.You've got two groups of tradies interacting at those window points and working to centimetres and not millimetres.…

25 d25 dkkskks posted:
Hebel vs Masterwall vs others.

Most people don't build with aerated concrete in Australian builds. That initial material choice has an impact on the buyer pool when you sell. Housing is a long-game.

25 d25 dkkskks posted:
Hebel vs Masterwall vs others.

The reason builders use aerated concrete panels and products is that their use removes one trade from the job. That's it, that's all, nothing else is relevant to the matter…

28 d28 dkkskks posted:
Hot west facing garage

Colour of door. Sheet steel door? See Colorbond solar absorption data sheet. Surprising figures.
http://steel.com.au/products/coated-ste ... sification
These colorbond type doors take a re-paint real well.

29 d29 dkkskks posted:
Blistering in exterior paint work

Leanne, whatever the cause of the blistering, it's an adhesion problem that has happened very early in the life of the paint coating. Given that the painter has had the…

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