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Joined 28 August 2008
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14 years14 yearsSnakeSnake posted:
Retaining wall help...

Drainage behind any retaining wall is a must if you want it to last years. You need slotted conduit, with the blue metal chips on top of the conduit, then…

15 years15 yearsSnakeSnake posted:
Zero Boundary Issues

Well, your neighbour has to leave his/her house sometime or later. He would never know about the termite check if he ain't home, I know this is a very cheeky…

15 years15 yearsSnakeSnake posted:
2 Meters from House to fence, Ideas?

I'am in the same situation and have decided to go the Veggie patch route, and some citrus plants :wink:

15 years15 yearsSnakeSnake posted:
Do we have to pay half the retaining wall or just the fence?

The key to this is natural ground, the neighbour doesn't have todo anything if its non natural ground, ie fill, unless cutting at the boundary.

15 years15 yearsSnakeSnake posted:
Retaining wall, paving and drainage advice

Yes go direct to a steel supplier like Surdex based in Victoria this mob:
http://www.surdexsteel.com.au/contact.cfm?companyid=61
Essentially you will be cutting out the middle man, ie the hardware store.…

15 years15 yearsSnakeSnake posted:
Retaining wall, paving and drainage advice

Hmmmmm, I see your point, I guess you will need 1200mm steel h-beams and last time I priced them at Surdex they were about a $100.00 bucks each. So a…

15 years15 yearsSnakeSnake posted:
Retaining wall, paving and drainage advice

I would like to have the posts on the inside of the wall (ie not exposed) so I can have a nice straight edge to lay pavers against. Is…

15 years15 yearsSnakeSnake posted:
HELP- Retaining Walls- Law vs Folklore

G'day Felistopher, I myself have just gone through retaining wall hell. I need 3 walls 1 each side and the backyard. There is so much contradicting information out there it…

15 years15 yearsSnakeSnake posted:
Questions to ask referees

I would ask:
"Can I have look inside and out of your home, I'll bring the coffee and biscuits"
Some referees will have no problems with you coming over to there home…

15 years15 yearsSnakeSnake posted:
What to look for in a builder - how to decide who to use

In my honest opinion ask for references of past clients. The references will tell you straight up about the builder, and the quality of the home they build, ask the…

15 years15 yearsSnakeSnake posted:
Sarking or whirly bird?

Sarking is a reflective foil laminate that is installed inside roofs. It has many benefits including weather proofing, insulation and reduction of dust and sound.
At a very minimum, your colorbond…

15 years15 yearsSnakeSnake posted:
PD customers: Anyone with sarking and tiles??

Well I guess you would love the 5.5k they threw at me then! :shock: :shock: :lol:

15 years15 yearsSnakeSnake posted:
Does your mortar line up vertically??

IMHO I would say that the consistency of mortar between the bricks horizontally, has been way off. It would be safe to assume that the lower part of the wall…

15 years15 yearsSnakeSnake posted:
Attaching floor joist to H-class Waffle slab

Thanks Duke I owe you an ice cold beer mate 8)

15 years15 yearsSnakeSnake posted:
Attaching floor joist to H-class Waffle slab

Hmmm, ok I can find 600mm stirrups http://www.mcintyresteel.com.au/pages/PostS_FullS.html Basically I need to support my bearer 1000mm above ground max. What would you recommend?
Thanks.

15 years15 yearsSnakeSnake posted:
My alfresco decking II...

Looks awesome Mike, what size ledger bearer did you use? and how deep were the dyna bolts into the slab?
Thanks,
Snake.

15 years15 yearsSnakeSnake posted:
Attaching floor joist to H-class Waffle slab

Excellent thanks Dukeamaya :D Would you know were to buy some stirrups greater than 600mm?

15 years15 yearsSnakeSnake posted:
Attaching floor joist to H-class Waffle slab

Question for the stumping/flooring/experts. Can you attach a floor joist to the side of the slab to install decking? :th:

15 years15 yearsSnakeSnake posted:
Cementing Stirrups Depths.

I was afraid of that, considering at the front off my house is 1000mm of fill. :shock:

15 years15 yearsSnakeSnake posted:
Alfresco decking

Apparently China basically swallowed a truck load, when building for the Olympic games, it basically sent all Merbau prices through the roof, just like commodities.

15 years15 yearsSnakeSnake posted:
Cementing Stirrups Depths.

Can you cement the galvanised stirrups for decking bearers in 'fill'? Or does it have be into solid natural ground?
Thanks,
Snake.

15 years15 yearsSnakeSnake posted:
how long until building actually commences

I'm building a custom house with a smaller builder, I started the initial drawing in Feb 08, contracts signed Oct 08, still awaiting building permit :evil:

15 years15 yearsSnakeSnake posted:
Is it necessary to duct exhaust fan externally?

You need a plumber not electrician for ducting.

15 years15 yearsSnakeSnake posted:
Retaining wall costs

By far the cheapest will be treated pine sleepers.

15 years15 yearsSnakeSnake posted:
block next door dumping on our lot

First of all, all builders do this. They are currently doing this to my block aswell. I'm not fussed aslong as when I start its all gone. If the rubbish…

15 years15 yearsSnakeSnake posted:
Buy Now or Later?

Have we simply forgotten the old "supply and demand" LCD/Plasma manufacturers have so much supply at the moment, the only way price is heading is down (@ the moment anyway),…

15 years15 yearsSnakeSnake posted:
Buy Now or Later?

Maybe I should have stuck my guns :P :P :P
Have a read: http://www.news.com.au/business/money/story/0,28323,24869083-14327,00.html

15 years15 yearsSnakeSnake posted:
who has installed a whirlybird to their roof?

In Vic the foil is required by law (building code) for houses with a roof pitch of 25degrees and below. This will mean that the a WB is not needed…

15 years15 yearsSnakeSnake posted:
Retaining wall quote

Retaining wall bricks/blocks are bit more expensive generally, there are just so many varieties that prices can fluctuate alot. Having said that I reckon they look heaps better.
http://www.erosioncontrol.com.au
There…

15 years15 yearsSnakeSnake posted:
Retaining wall quote

Same here, why go the H-beam and sleeper look. If you have an Engineer design yourself why dont you go and do your own wall using retaining wall bricks, it…

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