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eastern suburbs Melbourne
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5 months5 monthsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
What is this roof in bathroom?

Quite a few 12 gauge perforated canines around where I am at the moment with lambing season.

9 months9 monthsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Retrospective Building Permit

Be careful contacting a building surveyor for a permit for work already done.
They are obliged by law to notify the council of this.
Expect a show cause letter from council.

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10 months10 monthsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Blueboard vs. Marine Plywood

Weatherboard houses come to mind.

10 months10 monthsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Timber window sill in brick veneer split and bending up.

I am baffled. I was called upon to assess a problem with some windows in a 70's brick veneer house on stumps. All 5 windows ranging from 1.8 - 2.4…

1 year1 yearoldchippyoldchippy posted:
covid 19 stage 3 lockdown can owner builder continue to buil

I knew this was coming (stage 4 melbourne) so I bought all the materials to
pull down and build a new paling fence between the neighbors and my place a…

1 year1 yearoldchippyoldchippy posted:
The Old Days

I remember back in 1973, i had just finished my time as a carpenter,and returned from a working year long trip around OZ with another mate from trade school.
Upon return…

1 year1 yearoldchippyoldchippy posted:
How many stairs without balustrade? Requirement for OC

Seeing we are mostly off work now I'm going to start a new topic.
Calling it "the Old Days"
Might be fun reminiscing some old stories,old tools,practices,sackings,sugarbag carpenters,etc.

1 year1 yearoldchippyoldchippy posted:
How many stairs without balustrade? Requirement for OC

I was just taking the P. I thought the number of treads before a landing was 18.It was close.
I figured you guys would have counted them from the photo.
Re checking…

1 year1 yearoldchippyoldchippy posted:
How many stairs without balustrade? Requirement for OC

wow, I suppose you don't have to check the studs into the top and bottom plates now either. I think I will have to retire my brace and bits as…

1 year1 yearoldchippyoldchippy posted:
How many stairs without balustrade? Requirement for OC

how many of you guys counted the risers?

2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
frameless glass shower screen gaps

Can anyone advise me of the following.
1 The gap between the glass door and wall when using a glass to wall hinge (offset)
2 The gap between the door and…

2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Domestic Builder Unlimited VBA Victoria

back in 1993, I remember it was about a weeks training in some office in Jolimont,some references and a bank check.
Anything changed?:roll:

2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Rubber matting under concrete table??

just place your top on the support frame, get underneath and run a bead of silicon around it.
If you ever want to take the top off,get a sharp knife and…

2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Gutter Guards

anyone got any bright ideas for gutter guard on a bullnose without leaving a horizontal or worse still a valley for leaves to gather and just stay there. I'm trying…

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2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Tradesmen etiquette

My wife just read this and her comment is that the women probably don't offer you a drink because you seem like a creep.

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2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Tradesmen etiquette

I honestly couldn't care,I cater for myself.
If i was working outside their house I'd find an empty coke can or something
from my truck and fill it from their garden tap,or…

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2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Tradesmen etiquette

Crikey, I must be abnormal.You think the client has a duty of care towards you?
What happens if he/she goes out for the day,you go thirsty and get peeved off?
After more…

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2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Roof support, want to remove some walls

No big deal for works over $10000 for as you know here in Vic you have to be a registered builder to perform and required to
provide a major domestic building…

2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Roof support, want to remove some walls

Crikey, here in Vic the main one that gets you is Structural Alteration,
and that's internal or external.Minor or major,no diff.plans and permit required
most of the time costing more than…

2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Coulourbond steel roof maintenace

Another vote for Wet and Forget.
I had a lot of lichen growing on my colorbond roof.
All gone now,not a trace, took about 12 months to go though.
been clean for a…

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2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Wanting to build insulated roof for 40' high cube container

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Any sort of elevated roof over the top will effectively shade the container.
Whether or not you construct a pitched roof or a flat roof over it they will
both achieve shading.If…

2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
post removed.

Plumber moved mine about 2m, 20 years ago for $100 in Melbourne.
Don't know how he did it, I wasn't there, didn't turn off the street mains,
Didn't tell anyone, permits,nothing. Was…

3 years3 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
door/ceiling

Odd, on a concrete slab with no visible signs of cracking.For the door to be roughly 2-3 mm higher than the jamb means the hinge side must have gone down…

3 years3 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Cutting a hole in a brick wall

I think you are a bit too close to the top of the wall for such a wide opening.
If you just cut a hole in the wall that wide you…

3 years3 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Replace skirting boards

I'd leave it as it is. I think you will find the render is thicker at the the true base of the wall and you may have to chop this…

3 years3 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
HELP! - Legal removal of load bearing walls in MELB

Agree Building Expert, but I wish the VBA would allow us registered builders to supply compliance certificates similar to plumbers for minor alteration works where we now have to get…

3 years3 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
bureaucracy gone mad.

I see the plumbing industry have got their greedy hands on on another issue.
NBN installers are not allowed to lift and refasten roofing iron to run cables.
This has to be…

3 years3 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Beam in unit

As above or remove a roof sheet if possible and check if column is structural or just partition wall.
If roof sheet cannot be removed maybe cut a hole in plaster…

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