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The Dynamic Duo

SE Melbourne
Joined 20 October 2007
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11 years11 yearsThe Dynamic DuoThe Dynamic Duo posted:
Is anyone getting nervous about moving to a new suburb?

I was really hoping someone was going to say something like that.
I'm sure this is last-minute nerves, now the house is about to become real, as it were, as opposed…

11 years11 yearsThe Dynamic DuoThe Dynamic Duo posted:
Is anyone getting nervous about moving to a new suburb?

IThe houses in the immediate neighbourhood are all good quality, owned and occupied by families. There are a few rented properties on the estate but these would be in…

11 years11 yearsThe Dynamic DuoThe Dynamic Duo posted:
Is anyone getting nervous about moving to a new suburb?

We visited the block today. My wife had "a feeling of unease" which she said was worry about whether we are doing the right thing.
aaaarrrrrgggghhhhhhh :(

11 years11 yearsThe Dynamic DuoThe Dynamic Duo posted:
Is anyone getting nervous about moving to a new suburb?

Thanks for all your thoughts guys!
We have acreage that is rather unusual.... it's acreage in a suburban estate, so while that gives us all the benefits of acreage,…

11 years11 yearsThe Dynamic DuoThe Dynamic Duo posted:
Is anyone getting nervous about moving to a new suburb?

Hello
We have engineering!
But now we are getting nervous about moving to a new suburb, and wants to stop and think before we commit to a slab on the ground!
We are…

11 years11 yearsThe Dynamic DuoThe Dynamic Duo posted:
How many metres wide is your double garage door?

yes I wondered about that! I think I would have no problem parking 2 cars side by side in that situation.....
Simon

11 years11 yearsThe Dynamic DuoThe Dynamic Duo posted:
My quotes so far, should help other owner builders {updated}

Hi Pirahna
I'd be interested to know what your retaining walls for your basement cost per sqm, we are having rather a lot of those.....
Thanks
Simon

11 years11 yearsThe Dynamic DuoThe Dynamic Duo posted:
ICF Plan

Nathan
Zego run 3 hour seminars on how to build with ICF. They cost $50 to attend but its money well spent as everything they teach you applies to any…

11 years11 yearsThe Dynamic DuoThe Dynamic Duo posted:
ICF Plan

Nathan
We are actually going triple storey! We have a rather challenging block of land which has distant views of the sea and city, however these views are best…

11 years11 yearsThe Dynamic DuoThe Dynamic Duo posted:
ICF Plan

Nathan
There's several suppliers of ICF.
- Thermacell
- Zego
- Insulbrick
- Formcraft
- Ecoblock
- Polyform
that's a few I can think of.
It's a fantastic product for all the reasons you…

11 years11 yearsThe Dynamic DuoThe Dynamic Duo posted:
Thinking of of building with M3tricon? Look elsewhere!!!!

Nice block Peter, how big is it?
Simon

11 years11 yearsThe Dynamic DuoThe Dynamic Duo posted:
Synthetic Grass

I always think that once the artificial grass has a few leaves and tree debris fall on it, it looks like it needs vacuuming......
Simon

11 years11 yearsThe Dynamic DuoThe Dynamic Duo posted:
retaining walls

How tall are your retaining walls? If they are any higher than 1m (I think) they have to be designed by a structural engineer before you get a builder.
Simon

11 years11 yearsThe Dynamic DuoThe Dynamic Duo posted:
Cold Feet?????

Hooray for much-maligned Ipswich!
I have stayed there with my friends in Flinders View several times and I think its a great spot. And as for lack of restaurants, I…

11 years11 yearsThe Dynamic DuoThe Dynamic Duo posted:
Additional Concrete Charge

I don't understand this at all.
Why is the builder designing the depth of slab?
Surely this would have been done by a structural engineer prior to the build commencing, and then…

11 years11 yearsThe Dynamic DuoThe Dynamic Duo posted:
Section 96...

That depends on a lot of things including -
- how "finished" the basement will be (ours will be primarily a support for the upper floors)
- whether you are carting the…

11 years11 yearsThe Dynamic DuoThe Dynamic Duo posted:
Section 96...

It sounds like we are having very similar experiences....
Simon

11 years11 yearsThe Dynamic DuoThe Dynamic Duo posted:
How many metres wide is your double garage door?

It's not brick, it's ICF, so it can be any width.
Going up to the block first thing tomorrow morning to peg out a garage plan and practice driving into it!
Simon

11 years11 yearsThe Dynamic DuoThe Dynamic Duo posted:
Section 96...

Jayne, I'm not sure about the issue, but just wanted to say hi - we are also building a 3-floor house with an excavated basement so we may have a…

11 years11 yearsThe Dynamic DuoThe Dynamic Duo posted:
How many metres wide is your double garage door?

Yes I agree. The thing is though, the garage is 6m wide, but due to engineering requirements we will have to spend some money if we want the door…

11 years11 yearsThe Dynamic DuoThe Dynamic Duo posted:
How many metres wide is your double garage door?

Yes I measured the cars but didn't think I would be driving both in simultaneously....
hmmmmm not sure what to do.
Simon

11 years11 yearsThe Dynamic DuoThe Dynamic Duo posted:
How many metres wide is your double garage door?

The garage is 12m long! But the rear part is supposed to be a workshop and store. We might be able to extend the door to 4.9m but…

11 years11 yearsThe Dynamic DuoThe Dynamic Duo posted:
How many metres wide is your double garage door?

Hi
We're just finishing off engineering for our house. We were going to have a 5m wide double garage door, but now it looks like it may have to be…

11 years11 yearsThe Dynamic DuoThe Dynamic Duo posted:
Urgent: copyright infringement accusation (PIC ATTACH)

But what about future changes? Currently the design needs alterations as it has many errors on it. I have used liquid paper to change some of these and…

11 years11 yearsThe Dynamic DuoThe Dynamic Duo posted:
Urgent: copyright infringement accusation (PIC ATTACH)

OK, I'm bumping this thread because I need some help.
We have paid our architect in full for documentation. Once we tested the documentation on the market, we found that…

11 years11 yearsThe Dynamic DuoThe Dynamic Duo posted:
Calculate the price of a deck - Mother of all posting!!

Thanks Luke, I appreciate the advice.
Simon

11 years11 yearsThe Dynamic DuoThe Dynamic Duo posted:
Calculate the price of a deck - Mother of all posting!!

Here's a question, as an owner builder, am I allowed to build a 2.56m high raised deck myself, or is it one of those trades like electrics and plumbing that…

11 years11 yearsThe Dynamic DuoThe Dynamic Duo posted:
Calculate the price of a deck - Mother of all posting!!

Thanks both of you - I'll check with my engineer.
Simon

11 years11 yearsThe Dynamic DuoThe Dynamic Duo posted:
Calculate the price of a deck - Mother of all posting!!

Hi Luke, thanks for the answer. I was going to attach the deck to the house, but previous advice given on this thread suggests that should not be done?
What…

11 years11 yearsThe Dynamic DuoThe Dynamic Duo posted:
Calculate the price of a deck - Mother of all posting!!

Question:
I am planning a truly enourmous deck that will be raised 2.56m above the ground (the height of our basement). Under the deck will be a number of water…

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