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19 h19 hsupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Looking for the perfect design - 2 storey in Qld

Thats very similar to our home we built 4 years ago. Except upstairs living and bed 2 are swapped positions. Are you sure you want a bedroom facing…

11 d11 dsupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Under house retaining wall

Yeah my reasoning is just that those house posts are designed for vertical load not lateral. I just didnt want to risk interfering with the existing house engineering.
I hand…

2 months2 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Under house retaining wall

I did a similar DIY project several years ago to build a mancave.
I would recommend against using those existing house posts for your retaining wall. I dug new retaining…

2 months2 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Skirting and Floorboard space

Did they put fix the skirting first leaving a gap ,then lay the floor underneath? Maybe they did this to save time/money?
Seems strange there is any gap. Even…

2 months2 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
$13,500 staircase and we get grade E timber.

Assuming underneath the stairs isnt exposed (its a storage cupboard or void) then I dont see any issue with that piece of timber. You'll forget its there and visitors…

2 months2 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Low Deck Build - Tuff Blocks on pavers

Those span tables can be pushed a little for a low deck if you dont mind a little flex. Last deck I did, I pushed it a little and…

2 months2 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Low Deck Build - Tuff Blocks on pavers

I agree I was impressed with your drawing in 3d. Thought you must have been a graphic designer to whip that up.
Regarding the deck, i've done a couple of…

4 months4 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Please explain - engineers?

Thanks. I wish there was a youtube video explaining this concept.

4 months4 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Please explain - engineers?

Yep well spotted - they were definitely cut in factory and delivered that way.

4 months4 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Please explain - engineers?

Thanks that kinda makes sense.
Im not worried about it, just always wondered how it works and forgot to investigate further during build.
The home is 3.5 years old and very happy…

4 months4 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Please explain - engineers?

I think the builder showed me something similar.
I believe it is within approved standards, but it just defies me how it can hold weight when only 3mm either side of…

4 months4 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Please explain - engineers?

Hi. The floor joists were cut out to allow ducting through as per photo below.
But I dont understand how this cut-out does not completely destroy the load bearing capacity of…

5 months5 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Bathroom door hangers

I was in a similar situation needing to attach hangers to a hollow bathroom door. I just bought the stick on type with a larger surface area base and…

5 months5 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
NEW BUILD - HIA - BUILDER GROUNDS TO TERMINATE IF OWNER DOES

Sorry but you have a crap builder.
Probably too late now.
For our last build I only spoke to builders who would allow me easy access (at no cost). I used…

7 months7 monthssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Electrical question - Under cabinet LED strip, double GPO

This is what I did. When building I got a GPO put in top of an overhead cabinet. A couple years later I added the LED strip running above splashback…

1 year1 yearsupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Toilet roll holder placement

My bathroom had this same layout. I put the toilet roll holder on the shower screen side - silicone it to the glass.

1 year1 yearsupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Skirting board vs Scotia OR BOTH?

I think scotia looks terrible, and is used to save cost only.
Pay the extra to put the skirting boards on after the flooring goes down.

1 year1 yearsupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
3mths in

I would just add that you should do this as soon as possible. We waited a year and just as we sent through the list, the builder when bankrupt. …

1 year1 yearsupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Neighbour wants fence removed to build their garage wall on

We built in Brisbane city council area 2 years ago, with a garage brick wall about 450mm from boundary.
Our certifier made us provide plans to the neighbour, and request approval…

1 year1 yearsupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Anyone built/building with Hudson Homes - Central Coast NSW?

Pretty disgraceful Hudson Homes have kept all of your $25k deposit.
The least they should do is refund less costs incurred. No way their costs are $25k without any…

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2 years2 yearssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Maximum Demand Calculation?

I think you are crazy building a new house today without running 3 phase to it. Not only to supply future EVs, but big solar, and large appliances in…

2 years2 yearssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Drains blocked with concrete, should the builder pay my plu

Our dumbarse tilers did the same thing.
Luckily I noticed some rubbish in one of the external stormwide drains. So I cleaned it out myself and checked the other drains,…

2 years2 yearssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Sliding door sticks out 20ml from wall - new build

How did you want it installed? Overhanging on the inside?

2 years2 yearssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Tesla or other EV charging point provision in garage

Hey chars. Definitely get a 3 phase 5 pin socket put on middle of garage wall as chippy suggests above.
You can then connect wall chargers and remove later…

2 years2 yearssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Progress Payment Schedule

Our was:
5% deposit
15% base
20% frame
25% enclosed
20% fixing
15% completion
Even then, half way through I was regretting not pushing more to the back end/fixing stage.
I think your 3% completion is way too…

2 years2 yearssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Awning arm installation

I got this exact awning and same size ( bought from kogan but its sold through several online retailers).
I had similar issue hanging the bracket from timber post rather than…

2 years2 yearssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Pool adjacent to house can be before or after the house?

Really sorry mate just saw your question now. Probably too late but for anyone else, cost was $1400 for 6 months hardcover.

2 years2 yearssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Are these Air-Con units adequate or too much?

I can cool the whole house (all zones on) in a 35+ degree Brisbane summers day no issue with a 16kw, with the house including some huge single glazed western…

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2 years2 yearssupersleuthsupersleuth posted:
Are these Air-Con units adequate or too much?

I have 240sqm living areas and a daikin 16kw 3phase ducted system is plenty big enough for cooling in Brisbane summers. The worst part is its too big to…

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