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1 d1 dPulsePulse posted:
Impact of water tanks on house foundations

no problems with it

8 d8 dPulsePulse posted:
Retaining wall &

This is not a requirement, especially for such a basic development. SOEE can easily be written by a layperson, most councils have templates.
You could also search their DAs on…

8 d8 dPulsePulse posted:
Tv Niche

personally I wouldn’t bother most screens are pretty flat now and you might want a bigger TV. Also it is better to insulate the cavity behind TV to minimise noise…

8 d8 dPulsePulse posted:
Laundry shoot installation

I had my builder build a melamine square tube with soft close sugatsune doors.
https://www.sugatsune.com/product/multi ... -damper-6/
not in use yet but looks good, we have one door…

9 d9 dPulsePulse posted:
Retaining wall assistance required

beautiful wall but you might have a few issues, it is very close to the boundary, not engineered and has other loads on it like that large white wall and…

11 d11 dPulsePulse posted:
Flashing suggestions

you need to cut through with a grinder and slide an L shaped flashing in

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13 d13 dPulsePulse posted:
“Flood prone” and renovations

It will be up to council but if it is possible restumping to a higher level would be best. Generally pre existing works don’t need to be brought into line…

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14 d14 dPulsePulse posted:
Building shed first (electrical)

Pole mount a main switch board in the garden somewhere then run sub boards to the shed and house. Or put the main switch board in the shed and run…

14 d14 dPulsePulse posted:
Installing TV outlet in double brick wall

no box needed just space for the cable

19 d19 dPulsePulse posted:
Chemical tank use as water tank ?

you can get devices to wash out IBC tanks, there are a few google links, should be ok since you are not drinking it

19 d19 dPulsePulse posted:
How can I deal with these retaining walls?

The fence should really be on existing ground level. The issue is that fence repair costs are split 50:50, retaining wall costs are paid for 100% by the person who…

20 d20 dPulsePulse posted:
Steel-Line (WA) Wall Remote Stopped Working

I agree is should still work, you’d have a good argument under ACL as it is a wall switch but they are often battery powered, you could use the manual…

20 d20 dPulsePulse posted:
How can I deal with these retaining walls?

where is the boundary? The fence needs to go on the boundary. It is a good principle to keep retaining walls and boundary fences seperate, so you can access…

22 d22 dPulsePulse posted:
Steel-Line (WA) Wall Remote Stopped Working

I would expect the retailer/ installer to provide the warranty on a garage door installation. Was steel line the retailer or manufacturer?

24 d24 dPulsePulse posted:
Need advise: sleepers with timber or galvanised support post

Gal posts and concrete sleepers will last longer than the timber, maybe double or triple, choose based on your plans for the property in the future

24 d24 dPulsePulse posted:
Water seeping through neighbours wall

Stewie is on the money here

24 d24 dPulsePulse posted:
Options when the builder makes a mistake?

The concrete would be dowelled together so no real issue there, no movement other than expansion which is a good thing.
The kitchen is a problem, if you can live with…

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26 d26 dPulsePulse posted:
Water seeping through neighbours wall

It is not your problem, it would be reasonable to give them access but this is their problem for building on the boundary, provided you haven’t altered NGL. They needed…

26 d26 dPulsePulse posted:
Concrete Table Weight

agree with Stewie , google GRFC

27 d27 dPulsePulse posted:
Is this price exorbitant or normal for a fridge cabinet?

Yep that would be for processing eg cut to size and edge banding. The $700 is for installation. The $99 sheet is raw sheet, needs a factory to turn it…

1 month1 monthPulsePulse posted:
Slippery concrete path

use a coarse concrete cup grinder on an angle grinder, looks like a steel float finish to me which should not be used outside

1 month1 monthPulsePulse posted:
$150K SITE COSTS??? PLEASE HELP!

I too would reassess the plans, The garage is on the North East corner on the high side of the block, no elevations but a garage underneath would be great…

1 month1 monthPulsePulse posted:
Drip irrigation on a slope

yes but you need pressure compensated tube, I think netafin sells it, it means the plants at the bottom and top get the same water

1 month1 monthPulsePulse posted:
Best way to block a neighbour's banging kitchen drawers?

yep really poor design to put a kitchen adjacent to a bedroom. As stated move the bedroom or you need to line the wall with a decoupled wall, rondo 129…

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1 month1 monthPulsePulse posted:
Duplex. I hope this doesn't sound silly at all.

yep it is , very common in parts of Sydney

1 month1 monthPulsePulse posted:
Adding a second storey to double brick with strip footings

Agree with Chris, a few other points;
lightweight construction is usually ie no brick walls on top storey
extra internal posts or steel can usually take some of the extra loads
a…

1 month1 monthPulsePulse posted:
electrical

these are questions for your sparky, no one will install stuff you supply unless discussed first

1 month1 monthPulsePulse posted:
VJ Paneling for bathroom rennovation

ahh ok, if the tiles are sound you might be able to go over it with appropriate surface prep

1 month1 monthPulsePulse posted:
Site costs simonds homes! Help

Don’t feel ripped off, money spent on footings is well spent provided you get something for it, $2k is nothing in the big scheme of things. If the site is…

1 month1 monthPulsePulse posted:
VJ Paneling for bathroom rennovation

We used it above the tiles, from 2400 to ceiling which sloped. Use the fibro version not the mdf version, it will swell in a wet area.
As to using over…

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