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4 d4 dPulsePulse 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…

7 d7 dPulsePulse 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…

13 d13 dPulsePulse 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.

14 d14 dPulsePulse 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

14 d14 dPulsePulse posted:
Identify Outdoor Tile Type

terrazzo tiles

14 d14 dPulsePulse 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…

14 d14 dPulsePulse posted:
Acoustic certification

can you use manufacturer data?

21 d21 dPulsePulse posted:
Land tax ( contract of sale)

I think your conveyancer has let you down here. The developer had it in the contract so unfortunately it is a case of buyer beware. It is one of the…

22 d22 dPulsePulse posted:
Land tax ( contract of sale)

Not much you can do now is there? It depends on the land tax clause in the contract. In NSW land tax is assessed at 31st Dec so if it…

22 d22 dPulsePulse posted:
Approaching builders - advice please

do you guys mean 85mm? last time I checked the standard it was 85mm.

22 d22 dPulsePulse posted:
Windows to boundary wall

no unfortunately anything within 900mm needs and FRL of 90/90/90, double check in the NCC, it is a fire provision. Any new wall needs to be a firewall essentially, glass…

1 month1 monthPulsePulse posted:
Sagging timber structural beam.

If it is just that bearer it could be a localised load, bookcase or something else heavy causing the deflection. Technically council needs to be informed of structural renovations but…

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1 month1 monthPulsePulse posted:
Builder denied the new home warranty for the leak on garage

No one can really make an informed comment without inspecting it. I would get an independent inspector to give you an opinion.
I once had a tenant who called me after…

1 month1 monthPulsePulse posted:
Sagging timber structural beam.

Either adding or ‘sistering’ a new bearer adjacent to the existing bearer or adding a new post is ok. This is the problem of long spans and using the minimum…

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2 months2 monthsPulsePulse posted:
Driveway Issues

So think it looks fine just drying unevenly , you should be keeping the whole slab wet so it cures properly for at least 7 days.

2 months2 monthsPulsePulse posted:
Program To Design Site Plan Draft

https://www.canvasgfx.com/en/products/canvas-draw/
I use Canvas, used it since 1997, was a mac vector drawing program then bought out and not released for a decade, now re-released for mac,…

3 months3 monthsPulsePulse posted:
Decking joists splitting

Off centre screws has not caused this, it is probably due to a number of factors. Screws are best staggered as in not lined up as it is least likely…

4 months4 monthsPulsePulse posted:
Neighbour Garage wall.

Encroachment is pretty common especially in older areas.
Surveying is not 100% accurate either, it depends to the proximity of survey marks from earlier surveys.
I’d accept it and give your…

5 months5 monthsPulsePulse posted:
Window Restrictor 125mm

louvres are what most people use now

5 months5 monthsPulsePulse posted:
Window sizes (council regulation enforcements)

You need to work out the reason, the NCC specifies 10% of room area needs to be window, 5% needs to open for ventilation, so you need 5m2 of windows.…

6 months6 monthsPulsePulse posted:
Problem with 1 year old slab - coral homes

normally only the surface would be affected, increased water weakens the concrete and the rain therefore just weakens surface. Sit can become dusty as a result and may not be…

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6 months6 monthsPulsePulse posted:
DIY paving entertainment area

paving is pretty straightforward and longer lasting than decking, decks cannot be close to ground because there is inadequate ventilation which is what your builder said. Paving will last 30…

6 months6 monthsPulsePulse posted:
Hardwood floor repair

looks fine to me, those end cuts are done with a multi tool, difficult to get better than that, patching in floors is pretty tricky, will look fine once filled…

6 months6 monthsPulsePulse posted:
Need some advice about building proposal

the risks are the usual risks, finance, interest rates, cost blowouts, falling market. It looks easy but isn’t always. If there is no risk, the bank should be happy to…

6 months6 monthsPulsePulse posted:
Need some advice about building proposal

I disagree, the builder is talking all the risk and is the developer, he should expect to make 15-20% profit for that risk. As stated, you should be able to…

7 months7 monthsPulsePulse posted:
Settling a dispute with engineer

I’m not sure you will be successful, responsibility also rests with you the OB to check the plans. Mistakes are easily made in this manner and you can’t really claim…

7 months7 monthsPulsePulse posted:
200mm dead space between my boundary and neighbour boundary

200mm from boundary is considered built on boundary, the 200mm allows for gutters etc so you don’t accidentally overhang. You can’t fence a 200mm gap and leave weeds, trees and…

7 months7 monthsPulsePulse posted:
Basement garage

This is pretty complex, the title is the biggest issue. If Strata, it would need approval from 75% of owners I believe. The DA would likely need the whole building…

8 months8 monthsPulsePulse posted:
Paving under a 2.3m square Portable Spa

Either would be ok. Easements are only a problem for permanent buildings, slabs should be ok. If well drained and compacted soil the roadbase might be ok. Given it is…

8 months8 monthsPulsePulse posted:
2 entry point for bathroom?

I think there may be a waste stack covered up otherwise great alteration if the stack can be relocated

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