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5 d5 dmanofausmanofaus 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.

8 d8 dmanofausmanofaus 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…

10 d10 dmanofausmanofaus 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…

1 month1 monthmanofausmanofaus 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…

1 month1 monthmanofausmanofaus 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…

4 months4 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.…

4 months4 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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5 months5 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…

5 months5 monthsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Septic tank question

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

6 months6 monthsmanofausmanofaus 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?
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8 months8 monthsmanofausmanofaus 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,…

8 months8 monthsmanofausmanofaus 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)…

1 year1 yearmanofausmanofaus 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.

1 year1 yearmanofausmanofaus 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…

1 year1 yearmanofausmanofaus 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…

1 year1 yearmanofausmanofaus 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…

2 years2 yearsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Rosewood and Cedar windows

I was talking to a local cabinet maker about making windows for my new house. I was wondering how their prices compared to buying the stock standard sizes supplied by…

2 years2 yearsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Typical Hours To Expect On Site for Project Manager

It depends on the way you employ the trades. Full contract price for each job or an hourly rate. Just note with an hourly rate tradies like to work full…

2 years2 yearsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Solid concrete blocks - HELP!

if your wall is to be core filled I would imagine that it is some sort for retaining wall with internal steel? In any event you actually build these walls…

3 years3 yearsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Door specification - prehung and rough opening

the reason I run 30mm is so the packer that is used does not split and drop and you don't get jamb flex. I screw the jambs in. I run…

3 years3 yearsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Door specification - prehung and rough opening

Your framing manufacturer can work it out for you. Just note if your architraves are narrow you need to make sure that you tell them. Not much room to cover…

3 years3 yearsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Long Service Levy calculated by Owner-Builder

Allegedly you can apply to only pay a portion of the levy if you can show you are doing the work yourself, or so I was told when I put…

3 years3 yearsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Sloping block build in rural Victoria - Question

If the plans are for the DA you don't need them to be engineered as such. Talk to the council about what they require.
But when you actually want to build…

4 years4 yearsmanofausmanofaus posted:
20 or 25mm water meter on trickle feed supply

Note:
Not all pipe is measured on the outside. If the description was 20NB it would mean 20mm nominal bore.... (Gal pipe)

4 years4 yearsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Shadowline Cornice

it would be a lot fiddler considering you need exact cutting for the sheets. coving you can be anywhere up to 50mm short, and use all tapered sheets.

4 years4 yearsmanofausmanofaus posted:
timber for roof trusses

You can use a program called design it. www.chhsoftware.com/designit (free) After a little practice and playing around you can easily find what you need. You can select…

4 years4 yearsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Comments on design please

This is a smaller pic of the block.
North is the top of the page.
The little arrows that are to the right of the house are the direction of the views.
We…

4 years4 yearsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Comments on design please

yes you can

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