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5 d5 dPulsePulse posted:
Render

same thing

7 d7 dPulsePulse posted:
For those that have tiled over concrete in your new build (o

You can just tile straight onto the concrete. A wood float finish is normally used. No screed unless you need to introduce a fall for drainage

8 d8 dPulsePulse posted:
Urgent help regarding slope

looks like a bit of a problem, needs to be dug out, and waterproofed. Was is designed as a retaining wall? It should have been since it was built 400mm…

10 d10 dPulsePulse posted:
Lights in shower

up to 2.5m high is zone 1, IPX4 according to wiring rules, above that is unzoned so no specific requirements. Your sparky should know all this stuff.

12 d12 dPulsePulse posted:
Textualise bathroom wall

not sure what re-textualise means, you might need to take the render off. A surface prep company might help, usually do concrete grinding as well.
If the adhesive is not cement…

14 d14 dPulsePulse posted:
Driveway standards and issues.

There is a standard for off street parking. Any multi residential development would need to comply. Not sure if a single dwelling needs to comply or not. The concretor has…

16 d16 dPulsePulse posted:
Is my potential double garage build too small?

4.8m door is ok for a nice straight driveway, if you need to swing in at all an extra 300mm will really help

22 d22 dPulsePulse posted:
getting wall insulation 2 storey townhouse

Is it for road noise? The cavity is continuous and can’t just be filled. Insulation sits in the timber wall frame hence the gyprock all needs to come off.
Easiest is…

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22 d22 dPulsePulse posted:
Retaining Wall Expectations

yeah I’d be annoyed if I was your neighbour, the wall needs to start below existing ground level on the low side. Pretty brain dead not to use 2x200 sleepers…

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26 d26 dPulsePulse posted:
Neighbour Drilled into our Garage Wall

Agree he should have asked first but my view is that when you build on the boundary the neighbour should be able to what they want with that wall, provided…

28 d28 dPulsePulse posted:
How does this tap work?

it’s an arco mini stop from reece
washing machine 3/4 inch outlet and 1/2 inch
both turned on by the tap at the same time

29 d29 dPulsePulse posted:
Another Fence Dispute

you could offer to pay 100% of the fence or just build the retaining wall inside on your side of the fence with a 1800mm high screen

2 months2 monthsPulsePulse posted:
Extended/raised roof legit

to be legal it all needs to come out, get a builder to have a look

2 months2 monthsPulsePulse posted:
West facing house, what’s the best way to reduce heat.

reduce the window size or shade them externally. Deciduous trees are also good

2 months2 monthsPulsePulse posted:
Extended/raised roof legit

definitely not allowed under timber framing standards, might work but definitely an illegal extension, on the plus side the original trusses look intact

2 months2 monthsPulsePulse posted:
Balcony construction

The first detail is not tiled, modwood is a wood substitute board. Both details are ok, none is cheaper than the other

2 months2 monthsPulsePulse posted:
structural steel and corrosion

is that a welded bracing panel? It will probably be ok once enclosed. Can you go there and throw some primer on it for piece of mind?

3 months3 monthsPulsePulse posted:
Front Setback unique situation

maybe meet with council, do they have a duty planner? they could answer the question quickly and accurately

3 months3 monthsPulsePulse posted:
neighbours hot water service on my side of the backyard

that’s a bit unusual, no fence shown on the plans, I think you need to clarify what is on your title, I assume it is strata. Your conveyancer should have…

3 months3 monthsPulsePulse posted:
neighbours hot water service on my side of the backyard

What is your concern exactly? it should be on common property or on the owners strata lot. Maybe that part of your courtyard is actually common property,
cheers Pulse

3 months3 monthsPulsePulse posted:
Tightening washer on sealed in taps

no that should not have membrane on it, bad workmanship

4 months4 monthsPulsePulse posted:
Relaying of concrete

it should be poured in one go so it is all monolithic, piers don’t the support the wet concrete at all, it stops the driveway moving over time

4 months4 monthsPulsePulse posted:
Overshadowing

You need to lodge a submission to the DA, can’t get approved if it significantly varies from the development instrument especially if state legislated rather than local DCP. The council…

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4 months4 monthsPulsePulse 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?

4 months4 monthsPulsePulse 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…

4 months4 monthsPulsePulse posted:
Gap between Window Frames and Brick

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

4 months4 monthsPulsePulse 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

5 months5 monthsPulsePulse 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.

5 months5 monthsPulsePulse 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…

5 months5 monthsPulsePulse posted:
2nd level addition

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

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