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5 d5 dtheshacktheshack 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…

5 d5 dtheshacktheshack posted:
Slab heave nightmare. I don't know what to do- please help!

Sorry, this is the best AS2870 I have

12 d12 dtheshacktheshack 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.

2 months2 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…

2 months2 monthstheshacktheshack posted:
Planning and be Building for Retirement

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

2 months2 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…

2 months2 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.

3 months3 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…

3 months3 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…

3 months3 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…

3 months3 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…

3 months3 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.

3 months3 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…

4 months4 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…

4 months4 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…

4 months4 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.…

4 months4 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
5 months5 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…

5 months5 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…

5 months5 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…

5 months5 monthstheshacktheshack posted:
advice on complaint against windows overlooking neighbours

What State are you in ? Overlooking provisions have been in place for quite a while but they do vary from state to state.

5 months5 monthstheshacktheshack posted:
3D Rendering Software

Cheers, I will take a look.

5 months5 monthstheshacktheshack posted:
3D Rendering Software

I have engaged a small builder for the construction of my shack. Being a smaller company they do not have the in-house capability of producing 3D renders.
As my block is…

5 months5 monthstheshacktheshack posted:
Exposed Agg specialist

Sorry to hear about your problem Alymei.
If you can't get any joy from your builder I would look into the use of a concrete sealer such as

5 months5 monthstheshacktheshack posted:
Floor Plan - Vote

alexp79 saved me a whole lot of writing ...
Nothing like standing in a display homes to get a feel for what floorplans and room sizes suit your needs. Hopefully, they…

9 months9 monthstheshacktheshack posted:
Considering Boutique Homes in Geelong, feedback please

You may want to check out this thread here
They are on my shortlist of builders but their reluctance to allow any changes to wet areas is likely to be a…

11 months11 monthstheshacktheshack posted:
KDR Vantage Mode facade modified

Good to see your build coming along Macher. I really do like the Vantage floorplan with the Mode facade. Unfortunately for us we have a 7m height limit and need…

3 years3 yearstheshacktheshack posted:
Reducing construction costs for custom build

It did cross my mind briefly but my wife and I both work full time and our shack block is 90 minutes away so would make any site supervision difficult.…

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