Just found this site, what a beauty!! it's so good to be able to bounce things off each other.
I have just bought my first house and it is going to need restumping. The house at one end is about 1.5 off the ground and the other end about 4m. Half of it is not too bad but approx 10 yrs ago the old owners must have decided to try and extend, putting in a lot of effort for very average results. Its quite dodgey the work they have done. It seems to be lacking bracing too?
Anyway the building inspector from the sale told us that once restumped the rest of the house was in pretty good shape. I was a carpenter by trade in a previous life and still hold my licence etc. I am not sure wether to tackle it myself (dont want to look stupid in front of the yuppy in laws) or get someone more equipped in to do it. I was thinking of just using 4x4 steel posts to keep the termites uninterested (its in the bush of Far north NSW) the old posts are a combination of sleepers and poles. It seems the higher half of the house is the worst, so what sort of money would i be up for to get pros? I want to do this before even contemplating any reno work upstairs (common sense). Just wondering if anyone knows the method of going about it if i do have a go, and the reality of gear needed. number of acroprops, laser/dumpy, scaff, posts, crete etc etc. Help. Pros or DIY?