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    14th Jun 2021, 04:09 PM
    "trivial or substantial' are relative terms. I've been in building game >50 years - what I might do or you as an experienced DIYer might be quite different to a novice DIYer as the OP seems to be. I have enough clamps & other materials to do something substantial - few home DIYers do. IMO having access to 'All you need is a ton of F or G clamps' to place every 150mm or so is a non-trivial ask. The 'form' I am taking about is similar to Metrix's post - it just makes it easier, expecially if a...
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    14th Jun 2021, 11:58 AM
    I wonder if the fridge wrappers would do an A/C unit? https://www.wickedwalls.com.au/store/c137/Refridgerator_Wraps.html Daikin offer vinyl wraps for the outside! https://www.hvacrnews.com.au/products/daikin-offers-camouflaged-condensers/
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    14th Jun 2021, 11:46 AM
    And wear a mask, goggles and gloves. The dust is not asbestos, but dangerous even so. No dusts are meant to be inside your lungs! BTW - score & snap still works and the edge can be squared off with a piece of course sanding wheel. eg: https://www.bunnings.com.au/haron-score-and-snap-knife_p5761150
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    10th Jun 2021, 01:46 PM
    Laminating to create curved beams is pretty straightforward if the radius is large enough and the laminations thin enough then no back just are necessary. BUT - the set up of the forming frame is non-trivial and needs an area larger than the deck itself (even if you made two or three segments the form will be large) and must be flat, stable and weather proof. The timber & glue selection is critical too. All that adds up to increased costs. Easier as said above to add more support posts for the...
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    30th May 2021, 05:33 PM
    Retro-fitting of wall cavities work well - so long as you use a reputable installer who does the job properly. Fibreglass, polyester and Rockpool are all used. I've had my house done and my daughters and know many others in brick veneer - all successful in improving occupant comfort all year round - the aim! I used JustRite in Canberra - they have Melbourne offices, https://www.justrite.com.au/products-and-services/retrofit-wall-insulation-cavity-wall/
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Advice from me on this forum is general and for guidance based on information given by the member posing the question. Not to be used in place of professional advice from people appropriately qualified in the relevant field. All structural work must be approved and constructed to the BCA or other relevant standards by suitably licensed persons. The person doing the work and reading my advice accepts responsibility for ensuring the work done accords with the applicable law.

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