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Stewie D

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8 d8 dStewie DStewie D posted:
Structaflor / Yellow Tongue - Water Damage?

Your photos don't show.
Stewie

9 d9 dStewie DStewie D posted:
Load bearing walls

So what is your question?
Stewie

1 month1 monthStewie DStewie D posted:
Sydney Demolition Companies - Any Recommendations?

I used Home Demolitions for our job( cheapest quote by far) but there was no recycling deducted. It is a lot quicker for them just to bring in the…

1 month1 monthStewie DStewie D posted:
Knockdown and rebuild - existing solar panel?

If they are only two years old and stored well then they should be fine. Your sparky should be the guy to talk to regarding extra panels and inverter if…

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2 months2 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Time for DA Hornsby?

Whoever the certifier is should give you a list of requirements for your CC. It is then up to you to provide all these. Sometimes there can be a lag…

2 months2 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Building & Developing A Duplex In North Ryde

Well our site is partly submerged. We had two submersible pumps going flat out pumping about 30,000litres an hour between them and they have got it down back to reasonable…

2 months2 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Building & Developing A Duplex In North Ryde

How are you going with the big rain bomb in progress? It is bucketing down at our place at the moment.
Stewie

4 months4 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Retaining wall & council woes what next

If the retaining wall and fence are moved 30mm onto your property , are you really going to miss that 30mm?
Stewie

4 months4 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Complying Development Setback - Northern Beaches Council

The standard setback for most of the NBC is 6.5m. Just because your neighbouring houses are further back ( as is yours currently ) doesn't mean you have to be…

4 months4 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Stormwater pipe material, how long do they last?

Probably. It is the rubber o-rings they use to join the pipes that degrade over time. They are after all just rubber. The earthenware pipes however if left undisturbed will…

4 months4 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Cracked roof tiles

Good result and good on Boral for coming to the party for nix.
Stewie

5 months5 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
KDR - Gas abolishment done? and dilapidation report?

" I was told it takes 20 working days from the day the house is vacant. that's a very long waiting time. "
Ha! We were told 50 days but had…

5 months5 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Building Healthy Buildings

Excellent idea Alex. I too have read a few articles along these lines and found them interesting. In practice though similarly to AW above, I found them to be on…

5 months5 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
NSW Apartment/Class3 Entry Doors.

Your strata manager should be all over the regs concerning this and be able to give you the right advice.
Stewie

5 months5 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Timber Takeoffs service to framing

Your architect or draftie who drew the plans for your DA should be able to do this easily in their CAD program. If my old version of Vectorworks ( circa…

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6 months6 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Pre final inspection-outstanding

Good for giving them a wrap BE. Too often all we hear of are the builders not doing the right thing.
Stewie

6 months6 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
DIY Retailing Wall

In our neck of the woods any retaining wall on a boundary needs both council approval and engineering drawings.
Stewie

6 months6 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Velux skylights facing East

I think from memory, Velux only do the internal shade screens. External are from third party suppliers. I gave a mate of mine a hand to install an external motorised…

6 months6 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Windows at the back rooms on the 2 floor

Go onto your councils website under development application or maybe planning and have a look at the requirements for overlooking etc. Failing that take your plans into the council and…

6 months6 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
New Build - Interior Designers Melbourne

You should have posted this question in the Interior Decorating section ... viewforum.php?f=6 to get more replies.
Stewie

6 months6 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Windows at the back rooms on the 2 floor

You need to look at your local council requirements for your particular area ( you don't say where you are ).
Stewie

6 months6 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Knockdown rebuild setback (Sydney)

You need to look at the council guidelines for setbacks which are something like Dwelling Houses 4A Section 2 and have a read. I think you'd be able to use…

6 months6 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
repainting interior walls - low sheen vs matt

I'd always go low sheen vs flat ( matt ). I've been in numerous homes over the years that had flat paint and anytime people have had to wipe marks…

6 months6 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Help finding some upstairs 'retreat' designs

Tell us where you are! No point giving you Sydney builders if you live in SA, NT or WA.
Stewie

6 months6 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
How is this design in terms of site cost and livability?

I would have thought you would have engaged a quantity surveyor to give you an idea.
Stewie

6 months6 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Eaves that conform to passive solar guidelines

gglecast , here is a diagram I did for a client quite a while back. You can play around with it by sliding the eaves out and the window sill…

6 months6 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Velux skylights facing East

If you are NSW ( you don't say where you are! ) then you should look at getting double glazed skylights/roof windows.
You can get external and internal shade devices as…

6 months6 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Renovation extension cost

Don't double post. The admins will get the sh1ts.
Get numerous quotes from builders or get a quantity surveyor ( estimator ) to give you an idea. Knowing where you are…

6 months6 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Experience with Passivhaus/Passive House certification

If you do all the things Simeon did with his house and also other things like correct site orientation etc then you are in charge of ventilation , not the…

6 months6 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Sydney Demolition Companies - Any Recommendations?

Yes, from start to finish probably three weeks. Sounds long but bear in mind this was right in the middle of the Covid lockdown and most of their guys were…

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