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9 d9 dl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
$36K site costs for P class soil

P only stands for problem, this could be because there are several existing trees on site or an existing dwelling. There should be another classification (A, S, M, H1, H2…

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29 d29 dl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Approaching builders - advice please

You are correct! Apologies for the typo, I have updated my original comment.

1 month1 monthl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Approaching builders - advice please

Sorry, each builder has their own specification for a cheap standard build, such as without wall painting, only showers tiled to 2000, 28c bricks instead of 31c, 75mm (bad!) slab…

1 month1 monthl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Take CDC approval to another builder

With respect to the approvals I am unsure whether they will need to be done again if you choose to build with a different builder. The issue comes about with…

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1 month1 monthl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Take CDC approval to another builder

Do you own full copyright of the plans? ie, were the plans drawn up by a building designer or architect? Or were the plans done by the first builder you…

1 month1 monthl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Bal40 Awning Windows

Hey Faykis,
If the builder is supplying the windows and building approvals ect the windows will need to be compliant and should be sourced by the builder.
Also, there is no…

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1 month1 monthl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Acoustic requirments for transport corridor - Category 4

Here is a link to the QDC MP4.4

1 month1 monthl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Acoustic requirments for transport corridor - Category 4

Hi,
There can be considerable costs involved with building in a category 4. Are you planning to build in QLD? single or double storey?
Considerations apply to: Glazing, External Walls,…

1 month1 monthl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Bal40 Awning Windows

Hi Bernie,
Whilst I agree with the manufacturers intent, I believe that is where the conflict is coming from as the windows require ember protection while open. I completely agree…

1 month1 monthl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Bal40 Awning Windows

You do bring up some good points, I think the question then would be; has the window been designed in accordance with AS1530.8 with screening for ember protection? Because if…

1 month1 monthl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Bal40 Awning Windows

Hi Bernie,
Forgive me! I missed the part where you had mentioned the window manufacturer had already satisfied AS1530.8.
Surely in that instance, providing the certification to the Building Surveyor or…

1 month1 monthl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Bal40 Awning Windows

Hi Bernie,
That's a good question and you are half correct in that the opening portion of the window needs to be screened.
On a standard awning window (no BAL)…

1 month1 monthl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
HIA contract

They won't credit the full amount, instead they will withhold their margin (which under a HIA contract they are entitled to do). Nor do they have to accept the variation…

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2 months2 monthsl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Ducted air-con added to tender?! Acoustic report

Hi Harweeeee,
Not sure I understand your question, are you saying you builder has added ducted air conditioning because of the acoustic requirements of your block? That really doesn't make…

2 months2 monthsl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Owner build first house- need feedback on plan

Hi OnVisual,
I have drafted up your plan to create some consistency with the dimensions and layout. This will help when you are on site!
Also, is the north point down…

Owner build first house- need feedback on plan
2 months2 monthsl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Rear Setback for small lot - Brisbane city council

Sorry Romy, after doing a bit more digging referencing the "editors note" for A07 I have found the below:
1.7.6 Deemed compliance with site cover and setback assessment benchmarks
(1) …

2 months2 monthsl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Rear Setback for small lot - Brisbane city council

Hi Romy,
Below is an extract from the Brisbane City Plan Development code for Small Lots (providing your lot is classed as such).
AO7
Development results in a minimum rear boundary setback…

4 months4 monthsl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Rangehood ducts and vents

That looks like a waste water vent pipe. check your eaves to see if you have a vent there, or, the rangehood could be ducted into the roof space? Only…

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4 months4 monthsl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Belga grey tiles

You have got to be kidding me, not only do they retail from $15-20 per square meter but they are a standard pressed edge tile... Unless you have over 360m²…

4 months4 monthsl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Belga grey tiles

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4 months4 monthsl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Belga grey tiles

Not sure with Metricon but I wouldn't imagine they would charge extra for a fairly standard pressed edge tile. I have the Belga Ivory in my place and quite like…

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5 months5 monthsl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Termite systems - Coral homes Ripley

You're more than welcome! Let us know how you go.

5 months5 monthsl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Trim the eaves or get a smaller home

Depends on your location and orientation. Eaves are definitely beneficial for keeping the sun off your walls and keeping windows shaded for longer periods of time.
What is your location…

5 months5 monthsl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Termite systems - Coral homes Ripley

After doing some research it confirms they only use a visual barrier. That being the exposed slab edge and your eyes only. Link below for more info

Also, some additional reading…

5 months5 monthsl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Termite systems - Coral homes Ripley

From what I understand they use a "visual barrier", that being your eyes... This also requires you to leave > 75mm of your slab edge exposed from things like landscaping…

5 months5 monthsl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Bathroom Tiles After Handover

Depends on where you are building and your type of construction. If timber or steel frames are used, the bathroom walls will be fitted with a fibre cement sheet of…

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5 months5 monthsl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Bathroom Tiles After Handover

Hi Saminamin,
You can do it after handover however one thing to be weary of is tiles come in batches, so it can make it very hard to match tiles…

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8 months8 monthsl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Acoustic insulation too heavy for steel stilts??

Considering the budget I would recommend a single storey design and if the minimum floor height is approx 1.5m out of ground at the highest point it's probably worth going…

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8 months8 monthsl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Acoustic insulation too heavy for steel stilts??

Hi EdB84,
Are you in Queensland? If so, the below link is the requirements for Habitable Rooms only (defined as per ).

Minimum requirements for each element are described in Schedule…

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8 months8 monthsl_vanslykel_vanslyke posted:
Copyrighted Plans

Hi,
Just a bit of background on myself; I work in the building industry as a building designer and see this dilemma on the regular. I have been involved in…

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