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7 years7 yearsstustu posted:
Retaining wall Crisis.

Ask council complience department (very nicely) if they will contact the builder. Also inform the builder that you will be contacting BSA for advice on how to claim from their…

7 years7 yearsstustu posted:
Moving a 3mtr, 7 year old tree???

I recently moved a guava tree using a dingo with a trencher attachment.
First i pruned it right down until only a few branches with leaves were left.
I then trenched around…

8 years8 yearsstustu posted:
Shared Boundary With Council - NEW FENCE REQUIRED

Put in a service request with your local council and follow it up in a week or so. If your not happy with their response then contact your local councillor…

8 years8 yearsstustu posted:
Ipswich Area Contacts and Quotes Only

Wanted:
Sandstone wall builder with excavator attachment to lift standstone (two tier wall too much for bobcat)
Somewhere near Karalee

8 years8 yearsstustu posted:
Ipswich Area Contacts and Quotes Only

What: Sandstone Retaining Wall
Area: Springfield Lakes area
Contact: Lincoln Eade, Dun-Rite Landscaping
Result: 99% happy
What did all that cost?
Pics would be excellent

8 years8 yearsstustu posted:
Ipswich Area Contacts and Quotes Only

There is a group of asphalt guys doing the rounds in ipswich at the moment that are delivering a nice colourful brocure and are doing asphalt driveways with brick perimeter.…

8 years8 yearsstustu posted:
Ipswich Area Contacts and Quotes Only

Oh and a kerb guy (prices would be good as well

8 years8 yearsstustu posted:
Ipswich Area Contacts and Quotes Only

Looking for a good asphalt driveway guy in ipswich area, anyone who has a contact that they have used and are happy with the result they got would be awesome.

9 years9 yearsstustu posted:
Evapourative cooling in Brisbane

wait until you get your water bill too
We're on tank water so no problem there.
Sounds like you getting the benefits from using it more like a whole of house fan…

9 years9 yearsstustu posted:
Using roof trusses for storage

The point of connection for the shelving supports is within 400mm from the supporting wall, and I only require the front end of the shelf to be supported from the…

9 years9 yearsstustu posted:
Using roof trusses for storage

Thats what i was thinking, but the connection points are so close to the wall (limited space, maybe 300 high) that a nail gun may be easier.
I was thinking…

9 years9 yearsstustu posted:
Has anyone had any VCAT experiences?

Not too good with enforcing the payment of money but they may be good at getting building issued corrected.
If its a money issue get a ruling from them then use…

9 years9 yearsstustu posted:
Using roof trusses for storage

No need to be shocked, thats why im asking the question!

9 years9 yearsstustu posted:
Domain 300 Plus by Perry Homes

I would get back all credits for included water tank, pump septic from Perrys and wait until after the build is complete to install your own (maybe just get underground…

9 years9 yearsstustu posted:
Using roof trusses for storage

I have a tiled roof with roof trusses @ 600 spacing.
How much weight can i put in the lower horizontal member of the roof truss.
I would also like to hang…

9 years9 yearsstustu posted:
Evapourative cooling in Brisbane

Thats why we installed a large system with many air changes per hour, on the really humid days you just crank it up and enjoy the breeze going through your…

9 years9 yearsstustu posted:
Evapourative cooling in Brisbane

Well, i think an update is due on these evaporative coolers in Brissy.
I went the full hog and bought 2 of the biggest and best residential evaps and installed them…

9 years9 yearsstustu posted:
Sealing Decking Timber

If its a non slip gloss product with UV protection that lasts more than 3 years uncovered, then bring it on.

9 years9 yearsstustu posted:
Contracts - need advice Please!

The signs are there for a very uncomfortable ride, you are going to have a hard time with this builder throughout the build.
I agree with "rubber_noggin", dont use this company.
If…

9 years9 yearsstustu posted:
Sealing Decking Timber

I got a 20l can for $390.
Its probably much more than i need though as my neighbour used 4l for 3 coats on a 20mSQ deck

9 years9 yearsstustu posted:
Sealing Decking Timber

Thanks Dukekamaya, now to find a place that sells 20l for a reasonable price (hope thats enough as im about broke after this) Think there was this one place in…

9 years9 yearsstustu posted:
Is anyone building with PERRY HOMES in QLD or Northern NSW??

If you think thats bad, wait until you have "owner supplied items" installed, I paid for installation during signing of contract and they still hit me up for thousands during…

9 years9 yearsstustu posted:
My alfresco decking II...

You can setup your own reticulation system using irrigation products (available from bunnings)
4mm pipe around each post/stirrup
prepare the soil around perimeter with plastic lining (in trench) and course sand.
lay pipe…

9 years9 yearsstustu posted:
Sealing Decking Timber

I know they say dont thin the Sikkens products, but could you thin the Sikkens Deck Plus for the first coat and then apply undiluted for the last 2 coats?…

9 years9 yearsstustu posted:
New Invention

join up with an inventors club, I know they exist but cant tell you anymore than that at this point.

9 years9 yearsstustu posted:
Restaining the deck....

Has anybody got experience with an estapol finish. I have just completed a 65 Sq m deck and would like to get that gloss finish. I have heard that Sikkens…

9 years9 yearsstustu posted:
Is anyone building with PERRY HOMES in QLD or Northern NSW??

Just an update on my claim from PH, I still have not recieved the moneys that we were overcharged on our "owner supplied" installed items. Lots of promisses to sort…

9 years9 yearsstustu posted:
spa installed incorrectly

Sorry, the photos brought back some dark memories of my very expensive spa bath installation :oops:
Nice bath by the way, I just assumed it…

9 years9 yearsstustu posted:
spa installed incorrectly

These builders give me the shi%$, they never seem to think its important to communicate with the owner, thats when this sort of stuff happens.
Im guessing its an owner…

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