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9 months9 monthsworld2160world2160 posted:
Reno Concern - Only Nails to connect floor joists to beam

Good morning everyone,
We are building a first floor addition to our house. I have some concerns about the carpentry work by our builder, but not sure if my concern is…

Reno Concern - Only Nails to connect floor joists to beam
11 months11 monthsworld2160world2160 posted:
NSW CDC - First Floor Addition - Side Setback

Wow, thanks for the reply.
I already went the DA path and in the middle of construction, but I have never (even to this date - 12 months later) understood how…

1 year1 yearworld2160world2160 posted:
[NSW[ Home building Compensation Fund (Insurance)

Hi all,
I am coming across a builder who has 2 licenses - 1 for himself and 1 for his company (where he is the director).
1. License for himself is…

1 year1 yearworld2160world2160 posted:
[Syd] Structural Engineering Question - connecting beams

Hi everyone,
I've just got structural diagrams for my first floor addition in Sydney.
I can see that there are some timber beams in this area of the first floor. (picture…

1 year1 yearworld2160world2160 posted:
Recommend Private Certifier [SYD Northern Beaches)

Thanks Stewie, is there actually any difference between a "good" certifier versus a "normal/bad" certifier?
Do I need to do much research to find the perfect certifier or just find…

1 year1 yearworld2160world2160 posted:
Recommend Private Certifier [SYD Northern Beaches)

(Syd Northern Beaches) Almost got DA approval for first floor addition.
Can anyone recommend a good Private certifier for Construction Certificate and PCA? Looking for someone that can give me…

1 year1 yearworld2160world2160 posted:
Erecting height poles to assess view loss impact

Thanks for the reply.
We found a carpenter to do it. He actually used PVC pipes and braced it onto our tile roof.

1 year1 yearworld2160world2160 posted:
CDC - Does building on top of a balcony count as a STOREY?

Yes Balcony is on the ground floor, but note there is the garage in the "lower ground floor". That's why part of the balcony is 2.2m above NGL. HOWEVER the…

1 year1 yearworld2160world2160 posted:
CDC - Does building on top of a balcony count as a STOREY?

Thank you for quick responses. Currently it is 1.5 storey house on a side sloping block.
Existing lower ground floor:

Existing Ground floor. Understand i can only build on top of…

1 year1 yearworld2160world2160 posted:
CDC - Does building on top of a balcony count as a STOREY?

Hi Bimbob,
It's a sloping land - yes some part of the balcony is 2.2m above Natural Ground Level, but some part of the balcony is just 1m above NGL. I…

1 year1 yearworld2160world2160 posted:
CDC - Does building on top of a balcony count as a STOREY?

Hello,
From the CDC clause of Storey definition:
Storey is defined in the Standard Instrument as a space within a building that is situated between one floor level and the floor…

1 year1 yearworld2160world2160 posted:
Erecting height poles to assess view loss impact

Hi, we are in the Northern beaches council.
Lodged DA for first floor addition (add storey) and council requested us to erect 4 height poles to assess view loss impact neighbour.…

2 years2 yearsworld2160world2160 posted:
Glass fence over looking backyard

What about growing some bamboos from pots? they grow like grass so you will have full 6m height in less than 1.5 year

2 years2 yearsworld2160world2160 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…

2 years2 yearsworld2160world2160 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
2 years2 yearsworld2160world2160 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?

2 years2 yearsworld2160world2160 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?

2 years2 yearsworld2160world2160 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.

2 years2 yearsworld2160world2160 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…

2 years2 yearsworld2160world2160 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…

2 years2 yearsworld2160world2160 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 years2 yearsworld2160world2160 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 years2 yearsworld2160world2160 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 years2 yearsworld2160world2160 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 years2 yearsworld2160world2160 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 years2 yearsworld2160world2160 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…

2 years2 yearsworld2160world2160 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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2 years2 yearsworld2160world2160 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…

2 years2 yearsworld2160world2160 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.…

3 years3 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 ?
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