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Stewie D

Northern Beaches , Sydney
Joined 7 September 2011
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11 d11 dStewie DStewie D posted:
The National Construction Code not fit for purpose

That is indeed a sobering read SaveH2O.
I fear for the ordinary homebuyer when I read articles like that. Obviously some of the big developers have gotten into the…

11 d11 dStewie DStewie D posted:
Help Appeal

If you took them to court then what advice did you get about possible outcomes?
Stewie

14 d14 dStewie DStewie D posted:
Connect shower drain with limited sub floor access?

When the old flooring has been ripped up, as part of the rough-in you install all the waste pipes and traps with them coming up through the floor. You lay…

14 d14 dStewie DStewie D posted:
First floor addtiion - Sequence from beginning to build

With our local councils, you lodge the DA then CC, then if there are changes that are more than just say moving a window 500mm then you do a modification…

29 d29 dStewie DStewie D posted:
Utility easement

You may need legal advice for this one. There are easements and then there are easements. Some are as innocuous as simply a pipe or drain running through someones property…

30 d30 dStewie DStewie D posted:
Utility easement

Define " water on a block he sold "

30 d30 dStewie DStewie D posted:
Building duplex over or near water or sewerage pipes or ease

Yes you can but Sydney Water will make you excavate the existing VCP main sewer ( old earthenware pipe ) then concrete encase it @ $1,100 a lineal metre (…

30 d30 dStewie DStewie D posted:
Utility easement

Councils and utility companies - gas, water and electricity can but I doubt a person other than those can.
Stewie

30 d30 dStewie DStewie D posted:
Sustainability Links

Thanks. I have to update that list as there are others that are better or some that have been updated.
Cheers, Stewie

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1 month1 monthStewie DStewie D posted:
Private Certifier providing Documents for OC

It depends on the contract. Sometimes the PC is employed by the homeowner and sometimes by the builder. There are variations in each of those scenarios as well.
Stewie

1 month1 monthStewie DStewie D posted:
fitting a yale lock... little tweaks?

You will probably find that the metal is not quite manufactured to the exact measurements that it should be. it wouldn't be the first time that I've had to dig…

1 month1 monthStewie DStewie D posted:
How do I fix this Moonscape render

In the past I owned a unit which had very poor quality sand/cement render that was grainy like yours but in worse condition. In the combined kitchen / dining room…

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1 month1 monthStewie DStewie D posted:
Private Certifier providing Documents for OC

Standard practice.
Usually geotechnical engineers, contour land surveyors and structural engineers won't release drawings until they have been paid first. Too many of them have been burnt in the past.
Stewie

1 month1 monthStewie DStewie D posted:
Question about Statement of Environmental Effects (SOEE)

As part of a DA, a SEE is usually required anyway. All they have to do regarding your garage is merely update the existing or already prepared one. To…

1 month1 monthStewie DStewie D posted:
Noise cancelling curtains?

They sure do.
A mate who I worked for years ago had a client that bought a new townhouse with acoustic problems. Mostly these were a result of the builder…

1 month1 monthStewie DStewie D posted:
Solar & Wind generation

Good to know. Thanks for the heads up.
After talking to a few guys recently we will probably look at installing a 6Kw system along with the Powerwall or something similar.
After…

1 month1 monthStewie DStewie D posted:
Old house with cold double brick walls

So what was the R-rating?

1 month1 monthStewie DStewie D posted:
Old house with cold double brick walls

Good idea. Apart from the walls there is not much else you can do seeing as you have the ceiling and floor insulation taken care of. What R rating are…

1 month1 monthStewie DStewie D posted:
Building on a Corner Block in Penrith City Council

Most of what you are after should be on the councils website. It is in all the councils I've dealt with.
Stewie

2 months2 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Basement/Underground Ventilation

Sadly, he is pretty spot on with how to deal with it. I've never liked below ground basements/garages etc that have earth hard up against the outside walls even with…

2 months2 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Old house with cold double brick walls

Do you also have the internal vents high up close to the cornice in external walls ?
Stewie

2 months2 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Shed Lining

Those beams are the main structural component of the roof. I doubt you could do much with them without spending a lot of money.
Stewie

2 months2 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
slab inspection

All of the slabs we've poured in the past have been inspected by a structural engineer before pouring to check the reo and cover. They simply wouldn't certify them as…

2 months2 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Pre council meeting

You should be able to engage a hydraulics engineer locally and get a quote from them. Whether H & H will let you use someones else is another matter and…

2 months2 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
slab inspection

Seeing as you're in NSW it should be the structural engineer.
Stewie

2 months2 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Program/app for designing home

If it works for you then that's fine, that's all that matters.
Nice build by the way. I've been following your thread for quite a while now.
Stewie

2 months2 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Program/app for designing home

I have to disagree RuffTuff.
A pencil and paper may be fine for initial sketches to rough out ideas but CAD is everywhere and so easy to update plans. It sounds…

2 months2 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Barge boards - repair or replace?

We've had to replace barge boards on a few houses over the years for clients and it is a pain in the a$$ type of job.
Once something like that starts…

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2 months2 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Large Barn door

Attaching the track to the studs is fine but It will depend mostly on what size lintel is under the plasterboard over the opening. You're adding another 50kg and then…

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2 months2 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
New member .... Help welcome. Timber frame wall coming down

A floorpan and photos of the existing would help us a lot before anyone gives you an opinion.
Stewie

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