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5 years5 yearstheoneandonly?theoneandonly? posted:
Retaining Thread

thanks guys and gals
after all the working out for over a week and sleepless nights we had our local excavator out (who originally did the walls) for another look and…

5 years5 yearstheoneandonly?theoneandonly? posted:
Retaining Thread

no more on this?
so 2.4 is too far apart even for 100mm sleepers??
not getting much help on this and im hearing its fine from tradies when we are out and…

5 years5 yearstheoneandonly?theoneandonly? posted:
concreting in retaining posts

ok
so 200x100 posts at 1100 in the ground (allow 100mm for a bit of gravel at the bottom)
300 or 400 wide hole in diameter?
again im hearing two different things…

5 years5 yearstheoneandonly?theoneandonly? posted:
Retaining Thread

can i get some opinions on this guys and gals
im being told that 2.4 is fine with steel
i originally wanted 100mm thick and timbers at every 1.2 meters but…

5 years5 yearstheoneandonly?theoneandonly? posted:
Retaining Thread

cheers for the advice
hit up a timber yard today
got some decent prices, better than the green shed by a couple of bucks a sleeper too
we've decided that steel uprights and…

5 years5 yearstheoneandonly?theoneandonly? posted:
Retaining Thread

ok
retainings a pretty common topic so id thought i would start (another) thread detailing what we have to do for our retaining and the decisions we have to make.
we have…

5 years5 yearstheoneandonly?theoneandonly? posted:
Neighbour's driveway extends over my nature strip

i its anything like our council god help you lol
last pieces of advice are the best i reckon
ask to see the council approved plans she had when she put it…

5 years5 yearstheoneandonly?theoneandonly? posted:
Cost of Installation? To DIY or not... Bamboo floating floor

i did our floating floor in the house we are in now
i had no experience at doing such a job
the only probs i had was when it came to doorways…

5 years5 yearstheoneandonly?theoneandonly? posted:
Tile Laying costs for large tiles

i paid cash thru a friend for our 40x40's to be laid
we had 127 sqm to do with this including the 52sqm alfresco
i paid him $4200 and this was without…

5 years5 yearstheoneandonly?theoneandonly? posted:
Clothes line - Daytek or Hills

i can recall see an advert a few years ago now where someone actually came out and refurbished your existing hills hoist
we have one of the old originals and would…

5 years5 yearstheoneandonly?theoneandonly? posted:
3D TV with no glasses is almost here

we bought a 70 inch non 3d around three or four months ago
they seriously tried to talk us into going smaller and 3d
why i have no idea
ive seen two 3d…

5 years5 yearstheoneandonly?theoneandonly? posted:
Prices for concrete????

i need to do a driveway around 33 to 35 meters long by 7 meters wide
im dreading the quotes when i start to get them
sloping towards the house and i…

5 years5 yearstheoneandonly?theoneandonly? posted:
DIY making your own concrete pavers ?

http://www.pavermaker.com/howto.html#bm
what about the paver maker?
im going to get one of these just to have a bit of fun around the block

5 years5 yearstheoneandonly?theoneandonly? posted:
Retaining Wall

i wouldnt be starting the bottom course of bricks on dry concrete, but thats me
i would bed them in wet concrete
but thats just me

5 years5 yearstheoneandonly?theoneandonly? posted:
Budget Driveway Options

if the driveway is sloping away from the house your could go roadbase and then some type of top covering
dig down 100mm maybe 200 if you want to make it…

5 years5 yearstheoneandonly?theoneandonly? posted:
So what have you done in your garden today?

bit of rural type fencing went up today
star droppers in between existing pine posts and a roll of dog fencing
ran out of of the little metal clips
bunnings again im guessing…

5 years5 yearstheoneandonly?theoneandonly? posted:
So what have you done in your garden today?

well yesterday i dug a 300 deep trench about 400 wide with a small pick hammer (had a little bit of stone to get thru) for a total length of…

5 years5 yearstheoneandonly?theoneandonly? posted:
Types of site drainage pipes ?!?!?!

i was at the place where we are looking at getting our rainwater tank from yesterday arvo and was talking to him about the sealed underground system and drains around…

5 years5 yearstheoneandonly?theoneandonly? posted:
Water systems

id have the system above ground, maybe popups
just because if anything happens underground its a pain to get to
but thats just my pref
i would also water in the evening so…

5 years5 yearstheoneandonly?theoneandonly? posted:
Bindies!!! A whole acre to deal with....

we're lucky
we have two and a bit acres and dont have bindies
plenty of salvation jane tho
if you cant use the strong stuff then scrape the lot off and take it…

5 years5 yearstheoneandonly?theoneandonly? posted:
Types of site drainage pipes ?!?!?!

i actually went and priced this flexible slotted ag pipe at bunnings yesterday for our retaining (as well as the RELN storm drain system for the front of the walls)
the…

5 years5 yearstheoneandonly?theoneandonly? posted:
concreting in retaining posts

good call
i wondered about this when we first excavated so looked into it
i was worried that having them too close would result in more weight going to the bottom and…

5 years5 yearstheoneandonly?theoneandonly? posted:
concreting in retaining posts

no permit to dig a hole :P :P
ok poor attempt at humor
all good thanks
anything over 1 meter needs council approval in SA
both…

5 years5 yearstheoneandonly?theoneandonly? posted:
concreting in retaining posts

hi all
after much back and forth we are finally deciding to attack our retaining
simple question
what is the best ratio mix for concreting in the retaining posts?
we are building a meter…

5 years5 yearstheoneandonly?theoneandonly? posted:
Building with Fairmont Homes

we're done
well we have the keys and have done handover
only had to get them back to sand the alfresco smooth so i could tile
and paint touchups really
everything else seems to…

5 years5 yearstheoneandonly?theoneandonly? posted:
CCA treated pine SLEEPERS in SA..Hmmm maybe concrete???

concrete ones are the way to go
so far cheapest ive found (plain 2m by 200 by 80) is 29.50 each but when i said id need around 150 he knocked…

5 years5 yearstheoneandonly?theoneandonly? posted:
Building with Fairmont Homes

ahhhh
the excitement begins :D
it was great to see our timber structure come out of the ground
we were lucky enough to be building on…

5 years5 yearstheoneandonly?theoneandonly? posted:
Building with Fairmont Homes

we are currently building with Fairmont
up to second coat of paint going on the inside
has been good
apart from one guy in their office who is a complete idiot
and its funny…

5 years5 yearstheoneandonly?theoneandonly? posted:
SURVEY PEGS FOR SOIL TESTING?

hows the build going?
we are in the same suburb as you
we should be in by end of sept

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