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14 d14 dworld2160world2160 posted:
Validating builder cost estimates?

Not sure how you can validate the cost estimate yourself, i think best to just get more quotes. With the current covid situation i was told that alot of the…

18 d18 dworld2160world2160 posted:
Steel pier versus brick pier

We are doing a 2 story extension to the back of our house and will require 2 new posts holding up a floor and another 2 new posts on top…

Steel pier versus brick pier
22 d22 dworld2160world2160 posted:
Engineered wood (I-Joist, LVL) Versus Solid timber joist

I will ask the builder about bondeck. Will it be too heavy for my existing brick veneer foundation?

22 d22 dworld2160world2160 posted:
Engineered wood (I-Joist, LVL) Versus Solid timber joist

Thanks for the advise. Do you only recommend using F17 solid joists in high traffic areas (such as your kitchen) rather than the entire floor?

22 d22 dworld2160world2160 posted:
Engineered wood (I-Joist, LVL) Versus Solid timber joist

Wouldn't Concrete flooring be too heavy for my first floor addition? Haven't really considered using concrete flooring.

22 d22 dworld2160world2160 posted:
Engineered wood (I-Joist, LVL) Versus Solid timber joist

I was thinking about water resistance under the bathroom. Will I-Joist be risky in those areas?
I am just trying to determine the best material to use. Cost is not an…

23 d23 dworld2160world2160 posted:
Engineered wood (I-Joist, LVL) Versus Solid timber joist

very rare to use solid timber because of cost? or is solid timber an inferior product compared to engineered timber for joists?
I thought at least solid timber is more water…

23 d23 dworld2160world2160 posted:
Engineered wood (I-Joist, LVL) Versus Solid timber joist

We are adding a first floor to our house. Builder has recommended that we can use engineered timber products such as "I-joist" or pay more for "LVL" for joist. We…

2 months2 monthsworld2160world2160 posted:
NSW CDC - First Floor Addition - Side Setback

Thanks Stewie, Looking at your diagrams, i am pretty sure 1.5m is enough setback to enclose 2 stories at the boundary.
Looks like councils are quite flexible, do you have to…

2 months2 monthsworld2160world2160 posted:
NSW CDC - First Floor Addition - Side Setback

Thanks for the quick replies!
North - I am not blocking anyone's North aspect so no concern here.
I have edited my previous comment a bit to indicate that there are…

2 months2 monthsworld2160world2160 posted:
NSW CDC - First Floor Addition - Side Setback

That would be wonderful Stewie! Thanks.
Yes - we have about a 2m drop from the left side of the house to the right side of the house, exactly like the…

NSW CDC - First Floor Addition - Side Setback
2 months2 monthsworld2160world2160 posted:
NSW CDC - First Floor Addition - Side Setback

I have to say that I still don't agree with the definitions of the wordings that the side setback is calculated using the max building height, however we have contacted…

2 months2 monthsworld2160world2160 posted:
NSW CDC - First Floor Addition - Side Setback

Hello everyone,
We hired a architect to draw up plans for our First Floor Addition project here in Sydney. We want to fit our plans into a CDC.
I like to do…

6 months6 monthsworld2160world2160 posted:
Government $40-50k stimulus rebate on new builds

I am looking to add storey to existing house.
So many questions:
1. Can I sign the building contract before getting council approval?
2. What if I signed the contract but council…

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9 months9 monthsworld2160world2160 posted:
First floor addtiion - Sequence from beginning to build

Thanks Chris,
Can you please elaborate a bit more on which trade to contact to do the things you highlighted?
- site plan, geotech site report, elevations,Floor Plan, Demolition plan, etc
- Energy…

9 months9 monthsworld2160world2160 posted:
First floor addtiion - Sequence from beginning to build

Hello everyone, starting to plan for a first floor addition to my brick veneer house. I would like to get advise on the sequence of steps from the experts here.…

2 years2 yearsworld2160world2160 posted:
Irregular land shape - CDC ?

I am planning to add a second story to my existing 1 story house. The land's shape is not a rectangle, so a lot of the setback rules defined by…

Irregular land shape - CDC ?
2 years2 yearsworld2160world2160 posted:
Yellow tap water for first 2 seconds every morning

Galvanised iron pipe? I dont know, how do i find out?
My dad reckons it is copper with some gal connections...

2 years2 yearsworld2160world2160 posted:
Yellow tap water for first 2 seconds every morning

Hi everyone,
My tenant reported an issue with the house where tap water is yellow every morning (after couple of hours of inactivity). Running the tap for couple of seconds will…

Yellow tap water for first 2 seconds every morning
4 years4 yearsworld2160world2160 posted:
Build a rooftop terrace on top of existing ceiling

I am about to do a second storey addition on my house. As part of the addition, I want to have a rooftop terrace/large balcony (20-30 sqm), sitting on top…

4 years4 yearsworld2160world2160 posted:
Home Extension - Designs approved first or builder first?

Hi everyone,
We are looking to add an extra floor to our existing brick veneer house. I know we have to get DA/CDC approved first.
- Should we directly approach the builder…

4 years4 yearsworld2160world2160 posted:
Second Story Addition Sydney

Bringing up an old thread.
I saw in the one of the photos (page 3) that you are using Particleboard as the flooring system for the 2nd story. Can you…

4 years4 yearsworld2160world2160 posted:
Pls Help! Varnish timber door failure

Thanks everyone for the advice.
Can anyone please recommend a painter in Sydney? What's the approx cost for this job?
- sliding door: 3m X 2.5m
- Window (X 2): 2m X…

4 years4 yearsworld2160world2160 posted:
Pls Help! Varnish timber door failure

Thanks for the advise. If I sand everything back to bare timber, then the varnish will make the whole door look dark, like what I've shown on the photo. Is…

5 years5 yearsworld2160world2160 posted:
Pls Help! Varnish timber door failure

But i dont want it to go dark... I just wanted it to look like before (light coloured timber). so there is no way the varnish was suppose to work…

5 years5 yearsworld2160world2160 posted:
Pls Help! Varnish timber door failure

Ok, I need help! Photo showing the problem after I varnished.
I have a timber sliding door which I assume was previously varnished. I had to re-varnish the door because some…

5 years5 yearsworld2160world2160 posted:
Re-Varnishing window timber

HI everyone,
We have 2 timber windows and 1 timber sliding door that have either been lacquered or varnished before. The gloss is coming off and some parts of the timer…

5 years5 yearsworld2160world2160 posted:
Council approval for 2.5 story addtion

Thanks for the quick response!
I was looking at the DCP for Warringah council and saw this in "B2 Number of Storey":
To measure the height in storeys :
The number of storeys…

5 years5 yearsworld2160world2160 posted:
Council approval for 2.5 story addtion

How difficult will it be to get a DA approved to put on an additional floor making it total of 2.5 stories? (Warringah council in Sydney)
Our current house has 1.5…

Council approval for 2.5 story addtion
5 years5 yearsworld2160world2160 posted:
Second Story Addition Sydney

This is amazing! I have been following this thread for a while now and it is great to see that the addition matches so well with the ground floor. Can't…

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