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3 d3 dMClarkMClark posted:
Shop to residential conversion - where to start? [MEL]

Spot on with building expert items first. Budget of $100k-$150k will get a base fit out job. Change of use may trigger some further significant works.
Good luck

3 d3 dMClarkMClark posted:
Lining a shed

Bugger, if in Melbourne could have dropped in.
It isn't alot when you break it down item by item.

4 d4 dMClarkMClark posted:
Repairing small holes and cracks in concrete patio

Have a look at some structural grout, you can get the mix just right and it will trowel in very easy with great results. Bunnings have these bags on the…

4 d4 dMClarkMClark posted:
Lining a shed

Can be done no worries, you would need to resheet the roof and get some parking up there, build insitu walls insulated and lined. There is a bit of work…

5 d5 dMClarkMClark posted:
Frame Stage - Termite treated Timber colour

The builder would have used an alternative termite management plan in place, looking at the type of construction I would imagine you have a kordon barrier at the slab level.…

6 d6 dMClarkMClark posted:
Front door lock jammed

Looks to me you need to get a big flat head and try pull the barrel back in. Good luck

16 d16 dMClarkMClark posted:
$20,000 engineering placed on contract after soil tests (p).

The norm is always to allow for standard construction, once final drawings and engineering come into play then this is when you may be struck with more costs. Pre-planning and…

30 d30 dMClarkMClark posted:
Kitchen island bench

I'd speak with the suppliers and get their opinion on the water marks, with today's products I doubt that would be an issue

30 d30 dMClarkMClark posted:
Paint Chip from Brick Wall for Matching

Agreed, get there tester and complete yourself. Follow their instructions when using it.

30 d30 dMClarkMClark posted:
Defect in Caesarstone

Has the builder go caeserstone out to review the problem?
Shouldn't be up to the builder and/or the client to check the stone for defects as a slab in the factory.…

30 d30 dMClarkMClark posted:
Bricklaying

Yeh it really needs a good clean to defect correctly

30 d30 dMClarkMClark posted:
Foil Faced Building Paper & No Wall Insulation - Advice

Paper will go on the external walls and it does make up the total R rating of that wall type for thermal insulation properties. I would simply look at speaking…

30 d30 dMClarkMClark posted:
Termites concerns when building with timber frame

Physical barriers put in place are the most affordable solutions to avoid termite damage. Having a subfloor with good access and the right protection put in place is easy to…

30 d30 dMClarkMClark posted:
Owner builder insurance

Sorry, disregard that...

30 d30 dMClarkMClark posted:
Approaching builders - advice please

As a builder, to get the best comparison on price it would be best you put together a spec they can all work from and price accordingly to ensure it…

30 d30 dMClarkMClark posted:
Termites concerns when building with timber frame

Where are you located?
I'm a builder and licensed pest controller. You just need to build smart with some easy termite control and you will have no problems.

30 d30 dMClarkMClark posted:
Termites concerns when building with timber frame

Where are you located?
I'm a builder and licensed pest controller. You just need to build smart with some easy termite control and you will have no problems.

30 d30 dMClarkMClark posted:
Termites concerns when building with timber frame

Where are you located?
I'm a builder and licensed pest controller. You just need to build smart with some easy termite control and you will have no problems.

1 month1 monthMClarkMClark posted:
Utility easement

Legal advice recommended.

1 month1 monthMClarkMClark posted:
How to arrange landscape, pool, driveway and flooring quotes

Not sure on the space you have for the build but I'd be thinking off getting the pool done at the same time as the house.
All other items just…

1 month1 monthMClarkMClark posted:
Demolisher damage neighbour's retaining wall

No detail given

1 month1 monthMClarkMClark posted:
Owner builder insurance

Call the VMIA for information.

1 month1 monthMClarkMClark posted:
Foil Faced Building Paper & No Wall Insulation - Advice

There isn't usually an acoustic requirement for homes only when you start going into adjoining properties is when acoustic ratings come into play.
I don't believe foil insulation on internal…

1 month1 monthMClarkMClark posted:
Need suggestions/advise for patio

You can get 200mm batten screws that would pull in nicely, then maybe an L bracket every second rafter and the ends for extra support to be safe.

1 month1 monthMClarkMClark posted:
Barge boards - repair or replace?

This is all dependent on how damaged they are once you start striping the paint back, I replace only what is needed and once you repaint and maintain the paint…

1 month1 monthMClarkMClark posted:
replacing tiles in a shower... how?

Pictures needed

1 month1 monthMClarkMClark posted:
Enclose downstairs space, raised access floor?

I'd have a chat to the builder and get their insight for some cost saving ideas, give them a brief and chat through the most cost effective solutions.
Then go out…

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