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Pat the draftie

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12 years12 yearsPat the draftiePat the draftie posted:
3m high retaining wall - what can be done?

Stick some brushwood fencing in front of it?
Grow some Grapevines/passionfruit/Ivy etc up it?

12 years12 yearsPat the draftiePat the draftie posted:
Are you building a "Mcmansion"?

Very well said. :: :: ::
To the people who choose to build and live in…

12 years12 yearsPat the draftiePat the draftie posted:
passive solar design architecture??

Mr Chook,
Passive solar design starts at the design stage. Site orientation / aspect is your number one driving factor. Drawing up any old set of plans and 'retrospectively' applying solar…

13 years13 yearsPat the draftiePat the draftie posted:
Timber floor for workshop

Go steel my friend.
-Steel sub frame, steel C channells maybe.
-Steel checkerplate finish.
-When your done with it all you can disassemble and move it, or flog it for scrap.
Good Luck.
Pat.

13 years13 yearsPat the draftiePat the draftie posted:
Timber floors over slab

I suppose your real dilema is.....
A healthy sustainable home v's a comrfortable home.
Putting floorboards over the concrete slab will kill off its thermal mass properties.
(Thats assuming your design aspect is…

13 years13 yearsPat the draftiePat the draftie posted:
A question for Draftsman

Hi Mate;
Im in the Commercail / residential industry in WA.
Tough question this.
Currently the swing seems to be going towards Revit, especially in the bigger commercial developments.
ArchiCAD seems to be…

13 years13 yearsPat the draftiePat the draftie posted:
Stairs in non habitable rooms

Please Note:
AS 1657 should only really be used for.....platforms, stairways, walkways which provide safe access to and safe working at places normally used by operating, inspection, maintenance, and service personnell.
I…

13 years13 yearsPat the draftiePat the draftie posted:
old tiles!! bah

There are specialist tiles companies out there that match tiles, no matter how old or obscure the type. Ive done a few heritage renovation jobs where the origional tiles were…

13 years13 yearsPat the draftiePat the draftie posted:
ICF builders in Perth?

Hi Kim,
Formcraft, good stuff. (sorry cant help with builder experience using this material).
You may want to consider this stuff as well;
SIPs panels..............http://sipsindustries.com.au/home.php
Theyre basically prefabricated panels (timber…

13 years13 yearsPat the draftiePat the draftie posted:
Asbestos Question

Strange that....I had the same conversation only last week about this.
Old fibro clad house being re-clad.
Council said it was fine to clad straight over the top of the existing asbestos…

13 years13 yearsPat the draftiePat the draftie posted:
Renovating rumpus room

Nope, definately a 1984 Subaru Sportswagon.
(Plenty of room in the back for carrying around copies of the BCA) :D
Pat.

13 years13 yearsPat the draftiePat the draftie posted:
Renovating rumpus room

Correction.......BCA requires a height of not less than 2.4 m over two-thirds of the floor area of the room or space.
So...yes, you are allowed lower bulkheads, step downs, RSJ beams,…

13 years13 yearsPat the draftiePat the draftie posted:
Drafting quote?

1984 Subaru Sportswagon. ::lol::
In all seriousness though;
Design / Drafting is not a black art.
There are two essential rules of thumb;
1-If you know what your…

13 years13 yearsPat the draftiePat the draftie posted:
design for 33° south latitude WA

Its called 'Bondek', metal trays that are simply supported at both ends, then filled with concrete.
(Youll need them structurally engineered though, to suit your spans and loadings)
Pat.

13 years13 yearsPat the draftiePat the draftie posted:
Rob's big renovation

Should have got a draftie instead. :D
$20,000 for this project....Where did you get that kind of figure from?......those are crazy fees.
Its a simple…

13 years13 yearsPat the draftiePat the draftie posted:
Draftsman v's Architect

A bit antagonistic that remake.
Firstly,
Speaking for myself only here, a draftsperson 'slaps up' your designs,
If your design is crap to start with, then no amount of drawings or 'encouragement'…

14 years14 yearsPat the draftiePat the draftie posted:
Draftsman v's Architect

Definately a draftsperson.
We are brillant. :D
Pat.

14 years14 yearsPat the draftiePat the draftie posted:
Sarking / anticon - fixing at roof edge

I would not be cutting it back, it needs to lap over and into the gutter.
I would ensure its lapped into the gutter, then glue it in place...Yep, Glue.
No more…

14 years14 yearsPat the draftiePat the draftie posted:
Front Wall Plans For Council Submission

I could probably help you out here.
There are two steps:
1)Architectural drawing indicating plan location and elevations of proposed wall, maybe a few details and sections.
I can do this.
Usually, you will…

14 years14 yearsPat the draftiePat the draftie posted:
Perth - Need someone to draw plans for council etc

I can probably help you out.
Send me a PM of where your located and what your intending to do.
Im SOR, cockburn area.
Pat.

14 years14 yearsPat the draftiePat the draftie posted:
Builders think plans no good - do we start all over again?

A few comments if I may:
1)No ones mentioned the importance of a Quantity Surveyor yet. If youre nervous about cost, you should involve them at every stage of the design…

14 years14 yearsPat the draftiePat the draftie posted:
Brickwork ok?

Dont know who drafted your house but the reason youve ended up with these little 'rests' as you call them is the building wasnt set out to a brick module.…

15 years15 yearsPat the draftiePat the draftie posted:
who does the design for wall bracing layout ?

Sorry Mate,
Speaking only for myself as a draftie here...
Any good draftsperson would gave the good sense not to work out anything structural on a build.
'Refer to Structural Engineers drawings and…

15 years15 yearsPat the draftiePat the draftie posted:
Site Cut/Fill Setout - DIY Assistance!!

Your are a sensitive one.
Im surprised you didnt do the structural engineering yourself as well!!
A song is coming to mins as I write this.....
'Yes there were times I'm sure you…

15 years15 yearsPat the draftiePat the draftie posted:
My neighbour's roof and stormwater goes all the way in my bl

Personally, I would cut his pipe at your boundary and cap it off.
Very soon it will be one very major problem for him.
Just a thought.
Pat.

15 years15 yearsPat the draftiePat the draftie posted:
AAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry but I have to say this....I know who im feeling sorry for here....
Ask yourself why this guy had not called you back.....because he's up to his eyeballs.....why is he…

15 years15 yearsPat the draftiePat the draftie posted:
Site Cut/Fill Setout - DIY Assistance!!

A couple of points:
-You probably have the best intentions at heart here, but why would you try tell the site works contractor how to suck eggs? This is what these…

15 years15 yearsPat the draftiePat the draftie posted:
DA Process for internal renovations

A few points;
This sounds like an old building...is it heritage listed???
If so heritage council will take an interest in any modifications you may do to it.
While you may not need…

15 years15 yearsPat the draftiePat the draftie posted:
Progress at last... Shire approval...Let the games begin ;0)

Im not so sure about that....Im with Chris on this one
For $900m2 your looking at a bog standard project home, straight off the shelf, built on a flat block, with…

15 years15 yearsPat the draftiePat the draftie posted:
Building on a sloping block, architect or draftsman?

Dave,
This is your first mistake, confusing a draftie with a designer. They are to different trades performing two different functions. A draftie is lead and instructed by you to achieve…

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