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Stewie D

Northern Beaches , Sydney
Joined 7 September 2011
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12 h12 hStewie DStewie D posted:
“Flood prone” and renovations

Personally, I'd lift your old part of the house to match your new part so there is just one floor level- no steps. 1 in a 100 year flood area?…

21 h21 hStewie DStewie D posted:
Solutions for insulating a raked rafter roof with 30mm gap ?

14º, gee I'm surprised at that. Most of the exposed rafter houses I've seen are a lot steeper than that but that is good for you or anyone else working…

23 h23 hStewie DStewie D posted:
What smart devices do you use?

You may get more replies if you log into the Home Theatre and Automation dept ( otherwise known as Nerd Central - but I'm being facetious ).

23 h23 hStewie DStewie D posted:
Solutions for insulating a raked rafter roof with 30mm gap ?

Yes, I'd remove the existing. I'd skew nail them but put in blocking every 3m or so to keep them at 90º to your rafters. You may need to strut…

1 d1 dStewie DStewie D posted:
Found out raised bathroom at completion stage.

Must be my Kiwi heritage!
FFL was always finished floor level that you walk on, not what is under it.
I've specified the FFL of our lounge at RL 53830 which…

1 d1 dStewie DStewie D posted:
Solutions for insulating a raked rafter roof with 30mm gap ?

I'm actually quite astounded that you didn't do any of that when you built the house originally, especially seeing that it is after all in a sub-alpine area. Being an…

2 d2 dStewie DStewie D posted:
Solutions for insulating a raked rafter roof with 30mm gap ?

The most heat escapes through the ceiling and roof so you need to get a lot of insulation up there and seeing as you are in the Snowies which is…

2 d2 dStewie DStewie D posted:
Found out raised bathroom at completion stage.

doro, what do your plans and elevations say about FFL - Finished Floor Level? If only one level is notated on the plans…

4 d4 dStewie DStewie D posted:
Contour Survey design stage help.

"I've posted a photo of what's included by a surveyor and was wondering if anything else was needed? Any help would be appreciated. "
Aside from what is on that list,…

4 d4 dStewie DStewie D posted:
Duplex Build - Cumberland Council NSW

I dealt with North Sydney, Warringah + Manly ( now Northern beaches Council ) and Mosman councils over the years and they are all pretty strict when it comes to…

4 d4 dStewie DStewie D posted:
Contour Survey design stage help.

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Remove the before and the after your photo link
Stewie

5 d5 dStewie DStewie D posted:
Walking on a Colourbond Roof

A lot of the roofers wear them for obvious reasons.
Stewie

5 d5 dStewie DStewie D posted:
Cadastral Survey

Knowing which suburb/town you are in would help. There would be big differences between suburban and rural.
Stewie

6 d6 dStewie DStewie D posted:
Duplex Build - Cumberland Council NSW

I agree. I drew plans for a builder about seven years ago and he put in a rain garden. By the time he had landscaped in and around it, it…

6 d6 dStewie DStewie D posted:
Duplex Build - Cumberland Council NSW

Thanks for the info Simeon. I'm sure someone else will find that very handy but ours has to be longer and lower than most because we only have a limited…

6 d6 dStewie DStewie D posted:
Need advice from Draftmans or Roof designers

And the short answer is, yes you can with a little tweaking of the floorplan and also the roof.
Stewie

6 d6 dStewie DStewie D posted:
Duplex Build - Cumberland Council NSW

" We can do a 16,000 litre concrete OSD under a driveway for a touch under 20k and that includes rock excavation, cranes, plumbing etc. If you have to bigger…

6 d6 dStewie DStewie D posted:
wainscoting wall panel boards

You don't need a laser level but a straight edge a couple of metres long to see where high points on your brickwork would be handy. Pack them out…

7 d7 dStewie DStewie D posted:
Duplex Build - Cumberland Council NSW

Hmmm, I'll dig up our OSD tank specs to see how much ours has to retain. What is the sqm of the roofs for each of your duplexes?
Stewie

7 d7 dStewie DStewie D posted:
Duplex Build - Cumberland Council NSW

Yeah, I guess having to do two would dramatically increase the cost but I'd also imagine that for a two storey duplex, the OSD tank would also be significantly smaller…

7 d7 dStewie DStewie D posted:
Duplex Build - Cumberland Council NSW

Jiminy Mallet17! $70-90k for an OSD !! A standard sized house like our proposed one with a roofed area of around 246 sqm and ours would be around $25- 30k…

8 d8 dStewie DStewie D posted:
On the fence.

If it is seepage water from their soft surface areas - gardens and lawn then an ag line drained to your existing pipes is fine. If however, the water is…

9 d9 dStewie DStewie D posted:
wainscoting wall panel boards

I'd probably use 40 x 19mm. You will need to run another beading or pack out where your wainscotting meets any doorjambs.
Stewie

10 d10 dStewie DStewie D posted:
wainscoting wall panel boards

Yes, that would be my preference. Any discrepancies in the brickwork can be removed by planing or packing the battens as necessary.
Good luck with it and post up some photos.
Stewie

10 d10 dStewie DStewie D posted:
Timber window sill in brick veneer split and bending up.

Sounds unusual. I've seen sliding windows bind because either the lintel was undersized or in one case the sill trimmer was forced up because of shifting foundations. You may have…

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11 d11 dStewie DStewie D posted:
Weephole

Get someone else to download it for you and then save the pdf and send it to you ( mind you Vol two is just under 20mb ). I would…

11 d11 dStewie DStewie D posted:
Blueboard vs. Marine Plywood

Yep, my thoughts exactly. Depending on your google-fu , weatherboarding has been around since at least the early 16th century and I'd hazard a bet that cladding of a timber…

14 d14 dStewie DStewie D posted:
crack in First step

Yes, I'd rake out the grout on the large horizontal join and replace it with a sealant the same dark brown colour and do the same on the side cracks…

15 d15 dStewie DStewie D posted:
Need advice about black kitchen colour

Forget Escape to the Chateau, you must be starring in Escape to the Acreage!
Our upcoming build is a retro design also, more Art Moderne than anything. We like Art Deco…

Need advice about black kitchen colour
15 d15 dStewie DStewie D posted:
Building Variations

"unfortunately the wife isn't keen on having the house floorplan etc on the internet."
You can put the plans up but just blackout any relevant details like Lot no., names etc.…

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