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MClark

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22 h22 hMClarkMClark posted:
Tilt door (garage)

Tilt garage doors are great systems, if you're looking at something like your picture I don't believe it will be something you can retrofit later. There is some serious weight…

22 h22 hMClarkMClark posted:
Our Builder had deleted alfresco waste point

This sounds like an isolated event, there are two things the builder cannot change.
1. The point of discharge - location council nominate for the storm water. (Street, laneway, drain)
2.…

22 h22 hMClarkMClark posted:
Anyone else building with hebel ?

As the 'builder' I cannot comment on what it is like living in the property amd the long term finish of hebel. But actually using the product and the finish…

23 h23 hMClarkMClark posted:
Black tapware for a rental property

It will be the same as in an owner occupied home.
What are you specifically concerned with?

3 d3 dMClarkMClark posted:
Extension of Time Claim - Building Period Already Elapsed

They cannot claim simply due to it being holidays, that is just the unfortunate part and it is clear. But if for example there was a client variation changes in…

4 d4 dMClarkMClark posted:
Which tool

Garden edging or slav edging?

8 d8 dMClarkMClark posted:
Need help finding Building Surveyor in Melbourne

Tekcon in Sunbury are great. Very good crew and good price.

9 d9 dMClarkMClark posted:
Update Retaining Wall

You're correct it looks to be a barrier of some sort, doing a good job so far.
Look forward to see the vertical garden!
MC

9 d9 dMClarkMClark posted:
Decking joists splitting

Yeh I can see what the issue is now, It doesn't look to be tradesman fault it is actually good he is coming back to do some parts. This is…

10 d10 dMClarkMClark posted:
Walk in Pantry shelf hights

Those height seem fine, and extra shelf would be good just need to mindful whatever yoi get up there wi take some effort to get down. Maybe thats why they…

10 d10 dMClarkMClark posted:
New Sliding door type

Alex,
No problem at all get a semi solid or solid door from Corinthian or Hume both from bunnings.
Install attached track https://www.bunnings.com.au/lockwood-2m ... t_p3980052
If installed properly…

10 d10 dMClarkMClark posted:
Decking joists splitting

The decking protector isn't a must have, I'm not a fan of it because it captures water under the boards.
The timber can have some splitting but it shouldn't mean…

10 d10 dMClarkMClark posted:
Pond built up over slab

This is 100% spot on and very uncommon. Very rare I would see a slab edge when I undertake a Timber Pest Inspection on a property.

10 d10 dMClarkMClark posted:
Update Retaining Wall

They appear to be treated pine and look in good shape?
I would just start painting and planting.

13 d13 dMClarkMClark posted:
Kitchen sink placement

Got a picture/elevation?

14 d14 dMClarkMClark posted:
Setting steel house posts in deep concrete footings

Two pours is out the question unless you are given a design by the engineer to do so.
Always get the engineer to provide a design that is certified. Here…

14 d14 dMClarkMClark posted:
Setting steel house posts in deep concrete footings

Option 3 - Speak to the engineer and get them to give you a base plate design for your posts, which you can chemset with all threads into the footing,…

Setting steel house posts in deep concrete footings
14 d14 dMClarkMClark posted:
Timber fence but short concrete posts (see pic)

I would simply fix a new post to the side of the existing one. Check it out for the rails, paling then cut back the posts later.
MC

14 d14 dMClarkMClark posted:
Building an outdoor room

- Acoustic plasterboard internally
- When you frame the wall put your breathable sarking on the out side then add at least 45mm battens to the wall then install the cladding.…

14 d14 dMClarkMClark posted:
Building an outdoor room

- Acoustic plasterboard internally
- When you frame the wall put your breathable sarking on the out side then add at least 45mm battens to the wall then install the cladding.…

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14 d14 dMClarkMClark posted:
Setting steel house posts in deep concrete footings

A few options I can see.
1. Like Bashworth said you can suspended them with some bearing timbers.
2. If they are simply a steel post with no end plate I would…

14 d14 dMClarkMClark posted:
Attaching a side gate/fence to an EPS foam wall

I would be putting a past against the foam wall to hinge the gate off ensuring it is firmly concreted down. You want to avoid any penetration into the foam…

15 d15 dMClarkMClark posted:
Is it possible to buy a house with bitcoins

There have been some sales of property in Bitcoin during the last market top, I'd suggest getting in touch with those persons involved with the sale. I don't believe there…

15 d15 dMClarkMClark posted:
Inner Melbourne - additional floor ext. 2bd 1bath addition

With a project like this it can be hard to give any m2/$ estimate due to the amount of variables at play. Rather than go with a designer builder, I'd…

15 d15 dMClarkMClark posted:
Help Needed With Brighton Homes

Hearing and reading these particular issues is one of the reasons I get frustrated with these types of businesses that take this poor approach when it comes to construction. This…

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16 d16 dMClarkMClark posted:
Foil Backed Insulation (Roof Blanket) In Walls

Its a much lower R rating that your bulk and ideally it needs to be breathable. Best just use normal bulk insulation. You could use it in your eaves if…

16 d16 dMClarkMClark posted:
Electric Toilet- prerequisites/considerations for new build

This does make sense as the water on a bidet it to 'Clean' you so it should be technically treated water. Even though your not washing your hands in it.…

16 d16 dMClarkMClark posted:
New build in Port Coogee WA

This is a good idea, just ensure they don't add any ridiculous 'special conditions' in the contract. I have seen then try push any defects found to be at the…

16 d16 dMClarkMClark posted:
Electric Toilet- prerequisites/considerations for new build

Shi,
Not sure what the difference would be with the tyoe of water. You just need to ensure you get power ran to the toilet suite locations and you're fine.
Either…

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