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11 months11 monthsmgillamgilla posted:
Cost of coloured concrete driveway.

Can i suggest you look for alternatives to colored concrete. The finished product looks terrible.

11 months11 monthsmgillamgilla posted:
Issues with nail pops

It depends on the ability of the person doing the repair.
A competent painter should be able to blend in the patch without it being evident.

11 months11 monthsmgillamgilla posted:
second fix

Check your contract for the various stage claims and what they entail.
It can vary from builder to builder if additional stage claims have been added to the standard contract.

1 year1 yearmgillamgilla posted:
Waterstop Angle in Bathroom Screed??

the water is contained within the room, however the grout on the outside of the shower can become wet from underneath

1 year1 yearmgillamgilla posted:
Waterstop Angle in Bathroom Screed??

It can be a problem if the water stop doesnt extend higher than the sceed.
Water can track under the tiles to the outside of the shower.
Ideally the angle, either plastic…

1 year1 yearmgillamgilla posted:
My plan... would you change anything?

Just swing the bath door against the shower, you will never want to get in the shower without the door closed so its not an issue. Cavity sliders are a…

2 years2 yearsmgillamgilla posted:
Fixing timber frame to concrete slab

Bracing panels are typically ply or fibre cement sheets nailed to the wall frame. They can also be metal straps or angles fixed diagonally to the frame.
At each end of…

2 years2 yearsmgillamgilla posted:
Fixing timber frame to concrete slab

Thats not entirely correct.
Typically where there is a bracing panel, then bolts or chemical anchors will be required.
If it is simply fixing the wall to the slab where there is…

2 years2 yearsmgillamgilla posted:
Suitable timber packing strip for top of facia

Grab a sheet of 4.5mm hardiflex and cut it into strips, will last forever.

2 years2 yearsmgillamgilla posted:
Piers\Footing poured at same time as slab?

Its no different then when internal beams are poured first and the plastic is only put over the pad. The beam is left exposed with starters that are then tied…

2 years2 yearsmgillamgilla posted:
concrete formwork

If its a one off that would be fine, I wouldnt even worry about painting it.

2 years2 yearsmgillamgilla posted:
Piers\Footing poured at same time as slab?

It's easy to do and very common.
Drill pier holes then cover the entire pad with plastic, mark pier location on plastic with paint so you dont stand on them.
Box up…

2 years2 yearsmgillamgilla posted:
Issue With Roof Tile Leaks - Opinions?

Have you gone to your insurance company?
The issue of the colour variation is one you will need to deal with. Maybe a repaint would be a good option.
Monier's offer…

2 years2 yearsmgillamgilla posted:
Frame issue - stud cut to fit breather pipe

tom_air the answer to your question is yes I would.
I'm sitting here next to wall that I know has 2 studs cut out to make a niche.
I built this house…

2 years2 yearsmgillamgilla posted:
Frame issue - stud cut to fit breather pipe

Is it a load bearing wall? If so then yes, have them cut the sheet and cleat another stud beside it.
If its not, (and this is where the experts will…

2 years2 yearsmgillamgilla posted:
Advice please - order of finishing trades

This is the order I would do them in
Tiling (dirtiest Job)
Wall Painting (Needs doing before fitoffs)
Electrical fitoff (Done after paint)
Ducted AC (as above)
Wardrobe fitouts (after paint because…

2 years2 yearsmgillamgilla posted:
New home build - incorrect windows installed in bathroom

If the window is in the wrong location or is the wrong size then insist the builder rectify it. Nothing is difficult to fix, its just time consuming and a…

2 years2 yearsmgillamgilla posted:
Waffle pod Void height.

Goody contrary to what your daughters boyfriend may say, I seriously doubt there has been a house slab poured this side of the Y2K bug that has had the boxing…

2 years2 yearsmgillamgilla posted:
Waffle pod Void height.

Simply request the engineer design the slab bases on the next classification to what the soil test comes back.

2 years2 yearsmgillamgilla posted:
Waffle pod Void height.

All your questions have answers determined by an engineer based on your specific site.
What another slab has in it is of no consideration when it comes to yours.

2 years2 yearsmgillamgilla posted:
Tradies and cash transactions

We can all be morel crusaders but the jobs for cash scheme has been going on for longer than any of us has been around and I guarantee it will…

2 years2 yearsmgillamgilla posted:
Handover 30/6/15

It happens every day,
Just make sure you have it all listed on the Practical Completion certificate.

2 years2 yearsmgillamgilla posted:
Is this 8 circuits??

Looks like 8 to me,

2 years2 yearsmgillamgilla posted:
patchy kwila post

Use intergrain DWD on them and it will unify the colours slightly. There is a natural one that has a slight tint, or use the merbau that is well tinted,…

2 years2 yearsmgillamgilla posted:
perpends and mortar on the inside face

Yeah because planes are falling out of sky everyday because they didn't fill the perps on brick work.
As usual your driving a wedge between the owner and a builder over…

3 years3 yearsmgillamgilla posted:
Slab issues

I think all your questions can be answered in this line.

3 years3 yearsmgillamgilla posted:
perpends and mortar on the inside face

IMHO, and i've been in the building industry for 35+ years and if it were my house, I couldn't care less, as long as they have done a neat job…

3 years3 yearsmgillamgilla posted:
Frame size and gyprock thickness question

The easiest fix is to remove the skirting on both sides and plane a 2-3 out of the back then re fit it, with the splayed skirt you have it…

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3 years3 yearsmgillamgilla posted:
Frame size and gyprock thickness question

if the space is 930 and your fridge is 908 I dont think you will have a problem. Typically modern fridge doors dont open any wider than the side of…

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