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RedHotMike

Chelsea heights VIC
Joined 29 July 2013
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2 years2 yearsRedHotMikeRedHotMike posted:
'lift off' doors: toilet regulations? QLD

When it comes to those things, the standard at the time the house was built applies. When it comes to things like smoke detectors, it's a good idea to…

5 years5 yearsRedHotMikeRedHotMike posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

lololol
Make no mistake - this is like the auto recall explanation on the classic movie 'fight club'.... It is all about saving money. If the incidence of failures of…

5 years5 yearsRedHotMikeRedHotMike posted:
Building a Waldorf or Marriot by Porter Davis

Eh??? PD don't waterproof wet areas automatically???

5 years5 yearsRedHotMikeRedHotMike posted:
Building a Waldorf or Marriot by Porter Davis

For real???? They honestly say the plug should go around the corner??? Ummm wow.

5 years5 yearsRedHotMikeRedHotMike posted:
Wall bracing changes

For me, as mentioned before, leaving out a power brace or whatever is not something that should be taken lightly and must be in consultation with the owner and engineer…

5 years5 yearsRedHotMikeRedHotMike posted:
Wall bracing changes

I have to admit I'm with 33 on this one. He is not talking about major changes, rather than ever so minor rectifications of obvious drafting/engineering errors and moving…

5 years5 yearsRedHotMikeRedHotMike posted:
Wall bracing changes

It's not uncommon for prenailed frame and truss companies to alter bracing layouts. Most of the time I used to follow the engineering where a bracing layout was provided…

5 years5 yearsRedHotMikeRedHotMike posted:
Slab type

I would be asking for comps - actually I'd work it out myself - it's not actually that difficult to make sure the bracing is sufficient rather than relying…

5 years5 yearsRedHotMikeRedHotMike posted:
Kitchen makeover vs new kitchen

^^^ That.

5 years5 yearsRedHotMikeRedHotMike posted:
Excessive Knockdown Rebuild Site Costs

Near guaranteed to be a P slab for KDR. No real need to get your own soil test - just read the one that has already been done and…

5 years5 yearsRedHotMikeRedHotMike posted:
Floor wastes - your opinions please

^^^ From your last post it sounds like they have a 1 shot sales strategy. Go with their best price first and if that doesn't win them the job…

5 years5 yearsRedHotMikeRedHotMike posted:
Floor wastes - your opinions please

Usually, if a salesperson is going to walk away from a deal so easily then you have found the point where they are unable to move. That means in…

5 years5 yearsRedHotMikeRedHotMike posted:
Slab type

I'd be entirely comfortable having a waffle slab in my house on A, s or m soil. Even on H & P they are fine if the associated drainage…

5 years5 yearsRedHotMikeRedHotMike posted:
Owner builder neighbour

^^^ that. It's simply not good enough for either the surveyor or the council to ignore the problem. Document the problem, take photographs and I'd also seek advice…

5 years5 yearsRedHotMikeRedHotMike posted:
Tiling Costs?

Not sure what sort of tradesman you would get for $40m2 these days.

5 years5 yearsRedHotMikeRedHotMike posted:
New house frame issues

It looks to be a knot in the timber. Do you have a wider shot of what is going on? How big is the knot in relation to…

5 years5 yearsRedHotMikeRedHotMike posted:
Garage retaining wall

whoops - yeah misread the first drawing.
I'm pretty sure a slab rebate isn't required if the wall is being waterproofed.
Speaking of which, good luck to them in doing…

5 years5 yearsRedHotMikeRedHotMike posted:
Building a Waldorf or Marriot by Porter Davis

I'd consider having an expert representative of your own present at that meeting even if it's paid.

5 years5 yearsRedHotMikeRedHotMike posted:
Building a Waldorf or Marriot by Porter Davis

All in exactly the 1 spot or spread out over an area? Unless it's *all* in near the exactly the same spot you are probably ok.

5 years5 yearsRedHotMikeRedHotMike posted:
Owner builder neighbour

Firstly 3.6m is too high. In most circumstances 3.0 is all you can have on a boundary maximum. I presume he has a permit??? If so…

5 years5 yearsRedHotMikeRedHotMike posted:
Garage retaining wall

Interesting that the starter bars have been removed from your updated drawing. Approx how high is the retaining part of the wall?

5 years5 yearsRedHotMikeRedHotMike posted:
Shade Sail requirements and….

Yes it may save you some money however it will save them significant liability on their part down the track if anything goes wrong.
Any works over $5000 must…

5 years5 yearsRedHotMikeRedHotMike posted:
Porter Davis homes

Is there a J trap between the sewer and the toilet? If there isn't then you are always going to have a problem with all sorts of smells.

5 years5 yearsRedHotMikeRedHotMike posted:
Voiding of contract through a fake insurance policy

Ummmm wow. Are you certain it's fake??? If you wan't works to stop immediately then let the surveyor know along with the appropriate evidence and they will direct…

5 years5 yearsRedHotMikeRedHotMike posted:
New house frame issues

You can either have a bath full to capacity with water or a person in it, not both. That said the normal domestic floor load is 1.5kPa. From…

5 years5 yearsRedHotMikeRedHotMike posted:
Porter Davis homes

If it were me, I'd have sarking for condensation reasons alone on a sheet roof. Secondly unless you are in Tasmania I'd also to the whirly bird just to…

5 years5 yearsRedHotMikeRedHotMike posted:
New house frame issues

1. How they are physically going to do the job. I'd not want to be under it whilst they are doing that maneuver but to be fair I…

5 years5 yearsRedHotMikeRedHotMike posted:
New house frame issues

Aside from the practicalities of actually doing it (NFI how they are going to go about it) then yeah once it's pulled back into plumb all should be well. …

5 years5 yearsRedHotMikeRedHotMike posted:
New house frame issues

Sorry - I buggered up the link. It's actually different to that document. I have fixed my post.

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