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11 d11 dmanofausmanofaus posted:
VCAT - experiences with significant foundation problems

any more updates? A family member has just started to go in the same direction against her builder.

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11 d11 dmanofausmanofaus posted:
garage house

You will find that the steel sheds are not designed to be lined on the inside. They need to be battened out for the interior lining. So you might as…

28 d28 dmanofausmanofaus posted:
Unlicenced plumbers.

I thought all things trade associated were now nationally recognised. He might need to apply to get a licence in NSW. At any rate isn't it his problem to have…

1 month1 monthmanofausmanofaus posted:
Unlicenced plumbers.

get a NSW plumber to sign the paperwork is the easy solution. Probably cost you a days work for them to inspect and do it.

1 month1 monthmanofausmanofaus posted:
Sydney North West Owner Builder

I too would like to know how you get costings from BIM software? How do you get the hourly rate and productiveness from it for people in the area that…

2 months2 monthsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Owner-builder Course

What is ASA? If you are referring to the Ausitralian standards, then you will be hard pressed to find any that will hand out that information. Its not really required,…

2 months2 monthsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Owner Building - What's a reasonable cost for the slab?

As an owner builder I sourced my own pricing when I was deciding between bearer and joist and a slab. The pricing was based on a cleared level block ready…

2 months2 monthsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Owner Building - What's a reasonable cost for the slab?

At a rough guess from what I have been quoted:
$80 a m2 for 400mm waffle pod (cheap) and 50l/m for 450mm piers. A shed slab around these parts is close…

3 months3 monthsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Advice for a steel frame construction [pole house on slope]

If you considered alternatives to steel, you can use LVL's (use designit software). I have 3.3 cts for LVL bearers and using I joists which are spanning 4.0m (450 cts)

3 months3 monthsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Advice for a steel frame construction [pole house on slope]

You need the duragal version 7 matey. You are looking at version 6.
https://www.onesteelmetalcentre.com/~/m ... ochure.pdf

3 months3 monthsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Advice for a steel frame construction [pole house on slope]

check out duragal flooring system. they have a design guide or technical guide for such things. 90 x 90 x 2mm is good for 4.5m. The cheaper you want to…

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3 months3 monthsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Installing cedar ceiling lining on steel frame

make sure all the roofing is covered with some sort of barrier to prevent condensation dripping onto the cedar. Its always better to coat the side that goes towards the…

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6 months6 monthsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Difference between M and H slab

spot on Bevan,
but it will have the information that the OP was asking for in this thread.

6 months6 monthsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Difference between M and H slab

BCA. Or National Code for Construction
Its online and its free. It will have foundation designs.
Section 3.2.
Figure 3.2.5.3(b)
FOOTING SLAB AND STIFFENED RAFT SLAB DETAILS FOR CLASS M, M-D, H AND H-D…

6 months6 monthsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Kit home budgeting and builder recommendations

There is another forum about renovate ing that is quite popular and a contributor is building with storybook cottages. Suggest you have a google and read. It may prove quite…

7 months7 monthsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Void former placed over Pier!!

The concrete was done by the building company. My brother law works FIFO construction so didn't see it. Sister in law has photos, and yes it did get inspected by…

7 months7 monthsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Void former placed over Pier!!

My sister in law has had a house build by a volume builder. Its a P class site. Concrete piers supporting the concrete slab.
The house has had problems from day…

10 months10 monthsmanofausmanofaus posted:
How much basement will cost

I am looking at a cellar build under my house. Materials alone is going to cost me 12k for a 4.8 x 8.4 cellar. Thats the concrete floor and walls.…

10 months10 monthsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Is 'package' a thing here?

well you can buy the kit, but you need to organise the labour. I think the closest you would get to this in Australia is to build a spec house…

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11 months11 monthsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Septic tank question

sorry not very helpful that last post, but I am having the same ideas about my build, but in the end I am going to need a plumber and other…

11 months11 monthsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Septic tank question

Best find a plumber first and have a chat to them.

1 year1 yearmanofausmanofaus posted:
Magnum 613 windows

Has anyone used these style of windows in their house and have any issues? Did you happen to find a the cheapest supplier?
I l

1 year1 yearmanofausmanofaus posted:
Tondelver House - Southern Highlands

I just had a flick back if you want to be $neaky $neaky (with your verandah) you should lift your LVL (bressumer) for your verandah up into the roof cavity,…

1 year1 yearmanofausmanofaus posted:
Tondelver House - Southern Highlands

get your 'as supplied and engineered plans'. The smaller one is a universal triple grip. Used everywhere as noted on your plans. The next (depending on who you talk to)…

2 years2 yearsmanofausmanofaus posted:
2 OB permits for a 2 stage build - NSW

you can't do that trick anymore. It comes down to the names on the deed.
It does state if the permit relates to the same land..... you should be all good.

2 years2 yearsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Guidance with schedule of work!

Most of the house:
plumbing, electrical, airconditioning, vacuum rough in.
insulation and linings. Again mark out fixtures and document. Paint out. Electrical fit out. Door frames fitted. Allow for floor covering…

2 years2 yearsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Guidance with schedule of work!

for your bathrooms:
plumbing and electrical rough in. So know bath location and orientation. Toilet type (different measurements for the waste) Shower size and drain type/location, taps and outlets. If using…

2 years2 yearsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Cost of Drawing & DA/CDC approval - NSW

I don't understand why people pay for structural drawings for a frame and truss system. The only reason you would need to if you are doing your own fabrication of…

2 years2 yearsmanofausmanofaus posted:
How do I get engineering sign off on a deck? (Perth)

Download a copy of the BCA 2015. It is free. It will tell you what you need to design to. All you need to do is show the council how…

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