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Joined 19 September 2016
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2 months2 monthstheshacktheshack posted:
Timber vs Steel Structural Posts

As a person who is both a qualified Civil/Structural Engineer and a Software Engineer I have no idea what you are on about.
harleyca, I wouldn't be too concerned by the…

2 months2 monthstheshacktheshack posted:
Cladding or Render?

You wouldn't go for 2.7R batts ?
What's your criteria for best option ?

2 months2 monthstheshacktheshack posted:
Cladding or Render?

~0.49 higher R value with the Hebel based wall according to this page
http://hebel.com.au/r-values-mean-home- ... decisions/
Upgrading your wall insulation where the Scyon fibre cement cladding is used…

3 months3 monthstheshacktheshack posted:
Builder bringing in someone to our build for viewing

LoL do Councils have actually have staff with the skills to actually configure and monitor IP addresses.
In any case who doesn't use a VPN to protect their privacy these days.

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3 months3 monthstheshacktheshack posted:
Builder bringing in someone to our build for viewing

I can understand your concerns. One of the reasons I avoided exceeding my 7.0m height restriction was to sidestep planning approval and publishing of plans for planning permit.
I do expect…

3 months3 monthstheshacktheshack posted:
anybody used underdeck

I'm looking to waterproof underneath my proposed deck / balcony. Has anybody used
http://www.underdeck.com.au/
Is there anything else similar in the market. How else can I provide…

4 months4 monthstheshacktheshack posted:
How to know fall in land and how much would it cost extra ?

A licensed surveyor is required to determine title boundaries. As others have said anybody can use dumpy level or laser level to produce a site contour plan.
There are plenty of…

4 months4 monthstheshacktheshack posted:
Will metricon do this?

When I spoke to Metricon here in Victoria they said they couldn't access the designs from another state. Having said that given the Vantage 46 is available in NSW I…

4 months4 monthstheshacktheshack posted:
Slab heave nightmare. I don't know what to do- please help!

Wow SaveH20, its no wonder there is the ongoing problem of slab heave when there is such a convoluted approach ...
Why does NCC even try and replicate / duplicate standards…

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4 months4 monthstheshacktheshack posted:
Slab heave nightmare. I don't know what to do- please help!

Sorry, this is the best AS2870 I have

4 months4 monthstheshacktheshack posted:
Builder wants 30k for refrigerated cooling

Does not sound like the most cost effective solution from both an upfront and running cost perspective.
Why not go with a reverse cycle ducted solution with Solar PV Panels.

5 months5 monthstheshacktheshack posted:
Bored Piers or Screw Piles

There is an obvious inconsistency between the engineering design & building permit vs the contract documents which will have to be corrected.
In terms of cost this site has a natural…

6 months6 monthstheshacktheshack posted:
Planning and be Building for Retirement

If you are building a house for retirement you should consider the

6 months6 monthstheshacktheshack posted:
Pre-Contract Considerations

The floorplans for the Shack are getting close and the builder reckons he can provide a “final price” soon. To my mind we haven’t started detailed discussions on the specifications…

6 months6 monthstheshacktheshack posted:
Door Heights

I have seen plenty of display homes with 2340 doors and 2550 / 2580 ceilings. Not sure what your builder is on about.

6 months6 monthstheshacktheshack posted:
Slab engineering for double brick home

I agree insider given the site goes from rock to deep fill. I know that the design states that the pier siting is…

6 months6 monthstheshacktheshack posted:
Slab engineering for double brick home

AS2870 and AS4773.2 are copyright Australian Standards so you will need to buy them
https://www.techstreet.com/sa/standards ... id=2048299
https://www.techstreet.com/sa/standards ... id=2068452
or head across to the…

7 months7 monthstheshacktheshack posted:
Soft leaf buffalo struggling

Yes, my lawn looked liked yours and it came good after 6 months of regular watering and fertilising every 2 months or as soon as it showed the first hint…

7 months7 monthstheshacktheshack posted:
Soft leaf buffalo struggling

I planted Sapphire Buffalo in my front garden and wouldn't do again knowing how much maintenance it requires. After getting ours laid in autumn we didn't water it enough over…

7 months7 monthstheshacktheshack posted:
KDR site costs

I can understand how a KDR will result in a P site classification but how can a KDR change a soil type to be highly reactive.

7 months7 monthstheshacktheshack posted:
Architect/Draftsman or Builder

Hi Lindsay,
do you have a preferred builder ? If so, do they have recommended architects / designers ? It's always preferable to have a good working relationship between the architect…

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7 months7 monthstheshacktheshack posted:
Considering doing my own site cut

Have you considered engaging a company to only do the preliminary site works, ie site cut and soil disposal and using the builder for the remaining site works including retaining…

7 months7 monthstheshacktheshack posted:
Considering doing my own site cut

Hi hateserapiglia,
I expect builders to be cautious about clients performing their own preliminary site works. Not only do they miss out on any profit from these site works they are…

8 months8 monthstheshacktheshack posted:
Hoist in a garage of a new build and waffle pods

Until I see actual evidence of a waffle slab failing due to jacking up a car I'm calling this out as an urban myth.
A car hoist is a different story.…

8 months8 monthstheshacktheshack posted:
Need inspiration for a sunshade sail

I have been playing around with ideas for my retirement shack in Fusion 360. But I can seem to find the right sunshade sail for the upper deck that really…

Need inspiration for a sunshade sail
8 months8 monthstheshacktheshack posted:
Get Site Survey & Soil Test done early?

Hi Jason,
I expect a recent site survey would be accepted by a builder. However, they may be more cautious about using a soil report that you have provided. When undertaking…

8 months8 monthstheshacktheshack posted:
Negotiating during COVID-19

This is a very interesting thread for me. Like most other people I have taken a financial hit with Covid-19 but still looking to build later this year. I'm expecting…

8 months8 monthstheshacktheshack posted:
3D Rendering Software

I did take a look at Lumion and V-Ray but for a once off project I couldn't justify the cost or time to become proficient. I'm finding that Fusion 360…

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