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2 months2 monthspsdillonpsdillon posted:
Open Shower Floor Drain Tiling/Grade/Drainage - OK or not?

Agree with you there. If only the designer or builder had brought this up...

2 months2 monthspsdillonpsdillon posted:
Open Shower Floor Drain Tiling/Grade/Drainage - OK or not?

There's no plans for a shower screen. It's a multipurpose space for spa treatment or soak tub.
I expected that a floor drain in the middle of a bathroom would…

2 months2 monthspsdillonpsdillon posted:
Open Shower Floor Drain Tiling/Grade/Drainage - OK or not?

Have built a new house that has an open shower with floor drain. I used it for the first time to check drainage and was not impressed. There…

2 months2 monthspsdillonpsdillon posted:
How to monitor soil moisture to prevent slab heave?

Is there an economical way to monitor the soil moisture next to my slab to prevent slab heave? House is 1 year old on class P site with stiffened…

1 year1 yearpsdillonpsdillon posted:
Gaps under Windows

Thanks ECOECO for the advice and flashing solution.
I hadn't even noticed the gaps in the corners of the sashes. I'll be up on the roof checking them out. …

1 year1 yearpsdillonpsdillon posted:
No isolation joint between driveway and slab, dowel used?

I got to speak to our quality inspector today and he made the point regarding the builders offer to add the expansion joint. He said that cutting the driveway…

1 year1 yearpsdillonpsdillon posted:
No isolation joint between driveway and slab, dowel used?

Tremendous thanks for the response.
The concretor did the dowel bar connection of his own bat, because "on his previous jobs too many driveways were lifting". The builder has offered…

No isolation joint between driveway and slab, dowel used?
1 year1 yearpsdillonpsdillon posted:
No isolation joint between driveway and slab, dowel used?

Sorry to bump this, but could anyone advise whether a driveway/garage slab that has been joined with dowel bars will still need an isolation joint? As in, compressible material between…

1 year1 yearpsdillonpsdillon posted:
Gaps under Windows

Our builder has left large gaps under our windows of about 25mm. The rubber flashing sits vertically, instead of horizontally, and behind the flashing you can see the silver sarking.
My…

1 year1 yearpsdillonpsdillon posted:
Builder installed downlights that are too dim

I bought a light meter and measured. The kitchen, which is the most problematic area is only getting 37 lumens on a bench with high cupboards, and 144 lumens…

1 year1 yearpsdillonpsdillon posted:
No isolation joint between driveway and slab, dowel used?

Our builder's concrete guy did not use an isolation joint between about 35m of driveway and house/garage slab. When raised we were told that dowels were used to attach the…

1 year1 yearpsdillonpsdillon posted:
Builder installed downlights that are too dim

I've got an Android phone and the cameras are all different and would need to be calibrated. I tried two Android phones side by side and they gave wildly…

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1 year1 yearpsdillonpsdillon posted:
Builder installed downlights that are too dim

Thanks very much Norfolk, really appreciate that reference. Thankfully that section of the standard is online and I don't have to shell out $116, which I can put towards…

1 year1 yearpsdillonpsdillon posted:
Builder installed downlights that are too dim

I specified the layout, not the size. The builder's electrician picked the light. I would assume that they would pick a light fit for purpose. In hindsight…

1 year1 yearpsdillonpsdillon posted:
Builder installed downlights that are too dim

Thanks Norfolk. Could you refer me to the Australian standards where those values are specified? I think it will come to that! If the builder doesn't help…

1 year1 yearpsdillonpsdillon posted:
Builder installed downlights that are too dim

We've just built two townhouses, and the builder has installed downlights are are not quite bright enough in most of the rooms, and just barely bright enough in the bedrooms.
Our…

1 year1 yearpsdillonpsdillon posted:
Is this normal construction for ribbed metal roof?

Thanks guys, builder came out early before the plasterers and added the sarking. Good result.

1 year1 yearpsdillonpsdillon posted:
Is this normal construction for ribbed metal roof?

Just figured out how to upload from mobile.

Is this normal construction for ribbed metal roof?
1 year1 yearpsdillonpsdillon posted:
Is this normal construction for ribbed metal roof?

I checked outside and it looks fine. I read those flashing standards and it doesn't seem to require a seal, but I will have to reread. Maybe just the sarking…

1 year1 yearpsdillonpsdillon posted:
Is this normal construction for ribbed metal roof?

Thanks SBG. I will document as you suggest. If using a thermal camera, is that something I need to do after plastering? And then, what would be acceptable values?
Tim, my…

1 year1 yearpsdillonpsdillon posted:
Is this normal construction for ribbed metal roof?

We're building a house, and I've been pulling down insulation batts to add more. I was a bit alarmed to find that there was nothing but unsealed metal sheet above…

Is this normal construction for ribbed metal roof?
5 years5 yearspsdillonpsdillon posted:
Demolisher Recommendations for SE Melbourne

Thanks kdring!

5 years5 yearspsdillonpsdillon posted:
Knock Down & Rebuild - Melbourne Eastern suburb

Cheers thanks Drew and Jessica, will give them a shot.

5 years5 yearspsdillonpsdillon posted:
Demolisher Recommendations for SE Melbourne

Our house in south-east Melbourne is ready for demolition. Could anyone recommend someone they've used before?
TIA

5 years5 yearspsdillonpsdillon posted:
Knock Down & Rebuild - Melbourne Eastern suburb

How did you go with the demolition? If it went well, would you mind sharing the name of your demolisher?

6 years6 yearspsdillonpsdillon posted:
"Designer" windows?

Thanks very much, checking them out now...

6 years6 yearspsdillonpsdillon posted:
"Designer" windows?

Thanks, makes sense.

6 years6 yearspsdillonpsdillon posted:
"Designer" windows?

I've had two double-storey townhouses custom designed in Melbourne, however I'm not very happy with the windows. I'm looking for a window range with a little bit of interest…

7 years7 yearspsdillonpsdillon posted:
Fence replaced, palings not vertical

I have just had a fence replaced, and the fencer seems to have done a reasonable job except for the front part of the fence, where the palings have been…

Fence replaced, palings not vertical
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