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4 d4 dMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Replacing porch support beams

OK fair enough.. From the 60s!

4 d4 dMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Replacing porch support beams

Is it really rotting? Or just paint peeling off.
Timber like this don't easily rot especially sitting on stir up.

5 d5 dMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Can Pryda strap underside joists cause metal clanging sound?

Yes speed bracing where it has a bolt in the middle of the X. On my engineering drawing it's says pyrda strap.
Lucky is isolated to the master br. Where the…

6 d6 dMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Can Pryda strap underside joists cause metal clanging sound?

The "X" in the red circle is the pryda strap.
Other areas with pryda strap under floor joists has no issue.

Can Pryda strap underside joists cause metal clanging sound?
6 d6 dMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Can Pryda strap underside joists cause metal clanging sound?

Can Pryda strap underside joists cause bouncy metal clanging sound if it wasn't fixed tightly/propertly?
When I walk in my master br upstairs, I can here like bouncy metal clanging sound.…

7 d7 dMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Colorbond roof

It's correct for my builder.
He wanted to charge me 1.8k more for std concrete tiles in lieu of bluescope colorbond.
But mine is a small builder.
My suspicion is…

7 d7 dMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Colorbond roof

Problem is u feel like concrete tiles belongs to old ways of building.
Why on earth u would want to put 7 ton of concrete on your roof.
And when it rains…

7 d7 dMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Colorbond roof

From my build experience.
There is no way colorbond is dearer than tiles if u list out the actual work been require for each.
But somehow some builders make it…

9 d9 dMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Hot water system below brick level.

SejaeD,
Will you expose your slab edges when your house is completed?

9 d9 dMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Hot water system below brick level.

For this once, I wish the contractor did not follow correct rules. LOL... I want to be like everyone else. Don't expose the slab edge...
Thanks everyone for explaining…

9 d9 dMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Hot water system below brick level.

Ok KKS, you are correct. BUT NOBODY DOES THIS EVER! and won't it look ugly???? A 5-8cm slab edge exposed all around the house??

9 d9 dMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Hot water system below brick level.

So we are suppose to expose a bit of the house slab... So grey concrete all around?
Arent you suppose to cover up the house slab...

9 d9 dMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Hot water system below brick level.

No the 1st course of brick bottom will on level with the ground. My weep hole is on the 2nd course of brick.
So if I landscape or put…

9 d9 dMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Hot water system below brick level.

Sometimes you try not to interfere with the builder thinking they know better.
But the moment you don't say something you get this.
The Hot water slab is below the 1st row…

Hot water system below brick level.
11 d11 dMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Oh OK.
Does it work in blocking sound though?

11 d11 dMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Building Bayside : Our Glendale 45

Hi drew I noticed u have plantation shutters.
Is it good? Does it block out too much light and view even when open?

11 d11 dMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Building the Metricon Doulton

For such a prestigious build I'm surprised they only use green plasterboard for your wet ares as oppose to water resistant board like ceminseal board?

12 d12 dMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Upgrade cost Off-White mortar

Based on what I read, my personal experience and other friends experience.
And also every mortar issue mentioned on this forum is always related to off white mortar.
Somehow it's…

12 d12 dMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Upgrade cost Off-White mortar

Just for record. Try to choose natural mortar.
Off white don't turn up too well usually.
It dries very hard hence it crack etc etc.
Just my opinion.

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13 d13 dMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Rangehood duct outlet under eave?

Yeah, Just that until now. I didn't know its common to do the rangehood outlet under eaves.
I assume if there is easy roof cavity above kitchen , It will…

13 d13 dMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Rangehood duct outlet under eave?

Yes, but isn't it going up better than under the eaves.
Especially I have roof space just above the rangehood area.

13 d13 dMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Metricon Liberty 42 vs Carlisle Homes Granada Retreat 45

Lol this thread is kind of funny.
1 poster got bad experience with cArlise and another with metricon.
My advise to the original poster.
Go with metricon if u intend to…

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14 d14 dMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

I thought termite protection is something they lay around the perimeter of the house when closer to PCI stage.
Or is this example is another layer of protection?

14 d14 dMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

Anyone knows whats the blue thingy taped around the corner of the slabs?
I seen this a lot but unfortunately not on my build.

15 d15 dMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Building with Metricon in Sydney

Oops just realised that this thread is metricon Sydney.. Fair enough then.

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15 d15 dMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Building with Metricon in Sydney

I know u have bad experience with metricon in Sydney.
But I think people on this forum who build with metricon in Victoria are generally happy.
And when I look…

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15 d15 dMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Empty mortar joints internally not meeting minimum standard

I guaranteed you if you visit 10 other build sides you will set some gaps in vertical joints. They usually only fill the vertical joints with 2/3rd of it…

17 d17 dMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

Woohoo. Just in time before heavy rain tomorrow!

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