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2 d2 dPulsePulse posted:
Help building contracting - possible horizontal boring

expensive, had 70m done at work for about $100k

18 d18 dPulsePulse posted:
Engineered wood (I-Joist, LVL) Versus Solid timber joist

https://www.tilling.com.au/wp-content/u ... 8.web_.pdf
this has a good section on dynamic performance.
I joists are light, LVLs will have better dynamic performance as they are heavier. 300mm F17 hardwood…

18 d18 dPulsePulse posted:
Neighbours hot water solar panel

I think if you offer to pay for it to be moved it wouldn’t be unreasonable. They are not obliged to move it, looks pretty safe to me too.

19 d19 dPulsePulse posted:
Engineered wood (I-Joist, LVL) Versus Solid timber joist

definitely I joists, dead straight and stable.
F graded Solid timber has strength variation between sticks so difficult to ensure they won’t deflect. veneer based joists like I joists and LVLs…

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1 month1 monthPulsePulse posted:
Cable deck balustrade with steel posts

use a nutsert, an internally threaded rivet and screw the stainless swagged wire in

1 month1 monthPulsePulse posted:
Is the fence that has been recently put up correct?

where is the boundary? the garage gutters make me think the garage is not on the boundary, and the fence is

2 months2 monthsPulsePulse posted:
Steel fence post - welded and rusty

The posts are strong enough but need to be painted to stop rust, the weld especially and the thin gal is almost gone.
The rail is warped because it was not…

2 months2 monthsPulsePulse posted:
What to use to pack concrete sleeper gaps at the bottom?

no problems, they won’t bow as they are made of reinforced concrete, fill the gap with some dirt if needed

2 months2 monthsPulsePulse posted:
Power and drainage in same trench??

yes you can, you needs spacing between pipes but electrical will be below 500mm and you can lay the ag line just under the turf. Make sure there is marker…

2 months2 monthsPulsePulse posted:
alfresco plaster ceiling cracking

yeah I think it’s the condensation that can drip onto the plasterboard as well as the temperature changes that cause the cracking

2 months2 monthsPulsePulse posted:
alfresco plaster ceiling cracking

alfresco ceilings are notorious for this, best avoided but apparently can work with joists at 300mm, back blocking, paper tape and wet area board. The roof also needs to be…

2 months2 monthsPulsePulse posted:
Self Levelling one section of the house?

Self levelling compound can be feathered for the transition. High spots can be ground flat with a cup grinder on an angle grinder.
You need a good straight edge, a trowel…

3 months3 monthsPulsePulse posted:
Render

same thing

3 months3 monthsPulsePulse 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

3 months3 monthsPulsePulse 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…

3 months3 monthsPulsePulse 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.

3 months3 monthsPulsePulse 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…

3 months3 monthsPulsePulse 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…

3 months3 monthsPulsePulse 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

3 months3 monthsPulsePulse 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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3 months3 monthsPulsePulse 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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3 months3 monthsPulsePulse 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…

3 months3 monthsPulsePulse 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

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3 months3 monthsPulsePulse 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

4 months4 monthsPulsePulse posted:
Extended/raised roof legit

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

4 months4 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

4 months4 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

4 months4 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

4 months4 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?

5 months5 monthsPulsePulse posted:
Front Setback unique situation

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

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