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1 month1 monthRizzoRizzo posted:
Has anyone built on top of an existing retaining wall?

Hi Rizzo
I'm not an engineer but I can tell you that for many decades houses in Perth were built on limestone blocks that…

1 month1 monthRizzoRizzo posted:
Has anyone built on top of an existing retaining wall?

Thanks, if it is in fact what is there, would you say that would suffice to hold a wall and roof load as well?
Council have basically wiped their hands of…

Has anyone built on top of an existing retaining wall?
1 month1 monthRizzoRizzo posted:
Has anyone built on top of an existing retaining wall?

Yes we are not sure why we haven’t been consulted with this.
This is the only details the council will send me. The “note” regarding the existing retaining wall is all…

1 month1 monthRizzoRizzo posted:
Has anyone built on top of an existing retaining wall?

The retaining wall already there is 1.1metres high. I assume it was engineered as part of the subdivision but the builders engineer has come back as saying it’s adequate to…

1 month1 monthRizzoRizzo posted:
Has anyone built on top of an existing retaining wall?

In this case the edge of the retaining wall is on the boundary and yep, council have confirmed there will be a parapet wall on the retaining wall.

1 month1 monthRizzoRizzo posted:
Has anyone built on top of an existing retaining wall?

Out block is in a new estate and our neighbours block is a metre higher than ours and there is a limestone retaining wall which sits on their side but…

6 months6 monthsRizzoRizzo posted:
Engineering for polished concrete?

I have looked into that as an alternative but after several houses with tiles, I’m not a fan of all the grout.

6 months6 monthsRizzoRizzo posted:
Engineering for polished concrete?

They won’t let us, they won’t upgrade the concrete unless we are getting polished concrete through them.
Our hands are tied and unfortunately it’s very important to us to have…

6 months6 monthsRizzoRizzo posted:
Engineering for polished concrete?

And our slab is already 100mm thick as standard, they are upgrading to 120

6 months6 monthsRizzoRizzo posted:
Engineering for polished concrete?

I am happy to pay, I don’t like being ripped off. The upgrade costs include all of what you have mentioned but then they are charging again for extra engineering.…

6 months6 monthsRizzoRizzo posted:
Engineering for polished concrete?

Thank you. All that is already on the list of reasons for the extra costs but I’m confused as to why extra engineering is also on there when all these…

6 months6 monthsRizzoRizzo posted:
Engineering for polished concrete?

We are trying to do polished concrete in our new build but our builder will not let us do it out of contract and the price they have given us…

8 months8 monthsRizzoRizzo posted:
Help with different types of concrete floors

Hi. We have designed a house to be solar passive and as such, having concrete floors is a part of this.
We got some quotes that came in quite reasonable…

8 months8 monthsRizzoRizzo posted:
300x300 tiles on walls

Just wondering if anyone has any pics or has used 300x300 tiles on the walls?
I know how amazing the large format tiles look in bathrooms but this build we are…

8 months8 monthsRizzoRizzo posted:
Absolute Matte $

It will just be white along the wall cabinets, the island is different so don’t have to worry there.
Thanks for your advice. I will wait to get the pricing and…

8 months8 monthsRizzoRizzo posted:
Absolute Matte $

Thanks Chippy, that's really helpful. The kitchen is next to a wall of windows, however there is a verandah there so not direct sunlight. There are high windows above though…

8 months8 monthsRizzoRizzo posted:
Absolute Matte $

Really! They didn’t mention that. Thanks for the info.

8 months8 monthsRizzoRizzo posted:
Absolute Matte $

Thank you... eek that is a lot! She did say it would be in the thousands.
We have done that as first choice but chosen a second one in natural…

8 months8 monthsRizzoRizzo posted:
Absolute Matte $

Just wondering if anyone has used Laminex absolute matte and if so, what was the rough updgrade price?
Had this picked out in white and as we love the finish and…

11 months11 monthsRizzoRizzo posted:
Matte White Benchtop

Hi all,
Does anyone have a white matte laminate benchtop? I would love to see pictures if so. :)

12 months12 monthsRizzoRizzo posted:
Who is responsible for water getting in our roof space?

This is an old thread but I can update you on what happened. There wasn’t enough down pipes put in the area causing the gutters to back up and overflow…

8 years8 yearsRizzoRizzo posted:
Who is responsible for water getting in our roof space?

Thanks everyone, we are still trying to deal with the builder, but I've given up until my husband is home as he's overseas. I need him here to help me…

8 years8 yearsRizzoRizzo posted:
Who is responsible for water getting in our roof space?

Thanks heaps :) will get onto someone to have a look.

8 years8 yearsRizzoRizzo posted:
Who is responsible for water getting in our roof space?

Thanks everyone, that's a huge help. The fact that the builder was telling us there was nothing that could be done is what infuriated me as it will be an…

8 years8 yearsRizzoRizzo posted:
Who is responsible for water getting in our roof space?

Hi all, haven't been on here for a long time, have been in our house 2-1/2 years and its flown by :)
We have recently had a…

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