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8 d8 dPulsePulse posted:
Backfill around the concrete slab

if it is slab on ground it should be kept visible as a termite barrier, is this what you mean?

14 d14 dPulsePulse posted:
Gaps between cornice and ceiling after 3 months of build com

the cornice is a worry, that is generally a very strong joint unless the cornice cement was already half set when used or the house is moving more than it…

14 d14 dPulsePulse posted:
Gap between Window Frames and Brick

the last photo is a door jamb, the architrave needs to be fitted

14 d14 dPulsePulse posted:
Gap between Window Frames and Brick

the bricks come in fixed sizes so nothing to do with the brickie, The window placement is fine. Your SS is correct, your are worrying unnecessarily

20 d20 dPulsePulse posted:
Theatre room

Yes NCC requirement, window ventilation 5% of floor area or 10% for light transmission. It can be borrowed from an adjacent room also.

20 d20 dPulsePulse posted:
Eaves of house within zero lot easement

Isn’t the purpose to allow each owner to build on the real boundary while still being 900mm from the easement boundary hence it can be a complying development as it…

27 d27 dPulsePulse posted:
2nd level addition

sounds fine, we’re doing this now, think carefully about staying there, pretty noisy and can make access difficult

2nd level addition
29 d29 dPulsePulse posted:
Overshadow

Unfortunately solar access is more about your design and block location, as long as they build within standard setbacks, not much you can object to. Make sure you optimise your…

29 d29 dPulsePulse posted:
Recessed bathroom floors on the upper level

They are fobbing you off to make life easier. It is pretty standard for a custom build, not sure about a display home. We just did it by ripping the…

1 month1 monthPulsePulse posted:
Concrete interior walls

look up cemintel territory quarry urban grey
It gives you the look you want in a cement sheet

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1 month1 monthPulsePulse posted:
Overshadowing from proposed shed

your welcome, it is an amazing site

1 month1 monthPulsePulse posted:
Overshadowing from proposed shed

https://www.suncalc.org/
does all this for you

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1 month1 monthPulsePulse posted:
Sanding of sharp edge of coping tile

diamond grit sanding blocks are pretty freely available on ebay, that should do the trick

1 month1 monthPulsePulse posted:
Help with wardrobe installation dispute?

we need some photos, wardrobes need to square and plumb, so generally uneven spacing is common if your house is not square but gaps filled with trim or architraves that…

1 month1 monthPulsePulse posted:
Sourcing own AC unit

you can often unscrew it into two parts and reassemble in the roof space, I installed one like that

1 month1 monthPulsePulse posted:
Signing Builder Contract before DA Approval

see if your council has a pre approval process or a “duty planner”. They should identity any obvious issues with the architectural plans for you prior to submission.
Setbacks, site…

1 month1 monthPulsePulse posted:
Concrete Watertank build

you can get cheap electric vibes on ebay too

1 month1 monthPulsePulse posted:
Concrete Watertank build

have you looked into dincel?

2 months2 monthsPulsePulse posted:
Pipe plumbing insulation standard rules

...insulation is also to keep the cold water cold, I think that is in the As3500 now, best wait till a plumber responds!

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2 months2 monthsPulsePulse posted:
Pipe plumbing insulation standard rules

Yep should be fine, better than a massive hole in the studs. The insulation is to prevent heat loss not to protect the timber.

2 months2 monthsPulsePulse posted:
Levelling/raising concrete floor

Previously it was common to lay tiles on a fresh mortar bed, often in a slurry of neat cement.
With good tile adhesives people started using tile adhesives instead.
You could…

2 months2 monthsPulsePulse posted:
Can I remove this [stink pipe?]?

You still need one somewhere, most new houses have internal vents that don’t stick out so much. Discuss with your plumber.
cheers Pulse

2 months2 monthsPulsePulse posted:
Dropped Ceiling For Electrical Upgrade

The drop ceiling can be minimum of about 40-50mm depending on what furring channel you run. I agree that acoustic mounts and s as layer of insulation is a good…

2 months2 monthsPulsePulse posted:
Underpinning an internal wall, DIY solutions

if it’s only an attic you probably won’t need to underpin, especially if it is masonry and in good condition as the footing has proven to be adequate. This is…

2 months2 monthsPulsePulse posted:
Underpinning an internal wall, DIY solutions

Is it a cracked brick wall? Is it loadbearing? might be easier to demolish and rebuild in timber, otherwise rip up floor to access ground and mass concrete underpin, none…

2 months2 monthsPulsePulse posted:
Townhouse Structural design validation

you have to trusses between the floors, you have I-joists. A wall is considered load bearing if it supports a roof load.

2 months2 monthsPulsePulse posted:
Utility easement

As said you need legal advice, no point getting advice here, you need a lawyer to write to the owner on your behalf

2 months2 monthsPulsePulse posted:
Identify Outdoor Tile Type

terrazzo tiles

2 months2 monthsPulsePulse posted:
New Owners but rental went to previous owners... What to do?

The responsibility is with the property manager, they knew the settlement date, It’s their responsibility to give them the rent as per the managing agreement.
The conveyancer deals with the selling…

2 months2 monthsPulsePulse posted:
Acoustic certification

can you use manufacturer data?

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