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    Stump and bearer advice

    Hey guys itís been a long time between renos for me and just need some asvyon what Iím planning to build. Iím planning a deck approx 7500x3600 using concrete stumps 2x95 bearers and 90x45 joists all...
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    Not sure what grade it is h3 treated from...

    Not sure what grade it is h3 treated from bunnings I've got around 2000 screws to out and in I'm thinking the weekend was a practice run :no:
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    Oh god that doesn't make me feel any better haha...

    Oh god that doesn't make me feel any better haha they don't seem to be bowing up yet hopefully the 400mm batten centres might hold them down
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    Gap size for treated pine decking?

    Hey all prob a bit late now but I'll ask anyway.on the weekend I screwed down my treated pine decking boards 90*22mm and gave them 3mm spacing now we have had some light showers I've noticed they...
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    Thanks for the help guys.Think its only fair that...

    Thanks for the help guys.Think its only fair that i have built the extension i can hand the paint brush over to the wife:U
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    Thanks strangerep should have mentioned that they...

    Thanks strangerep should have mentioned that they are pre primed timber and im pretty sure it is oil based.Pitty i didnt ask about the joins earlier but im lucky in that i was able to use a lot of...
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    tips on painting new weatherboards

    Hey all i have just spent the easter weekend weatherboarding our extension and was after some advise on preping them for painting. My questions are whats the best product for filling nail holes and...
  8. Thread: Batten fastening

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    hey guys i just searched this thread and...

    hey guys i just searched this thread and wondering if this standard is the same for a skillion roof extension im doing? rafters and battens are 900 centers and im using 70x35 m12 battens thanks
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    Thanks for the help guys this has been my first...

    Thanks for the help guys this has been my first big owner build and i am having a blast so far and learning a few things too.Im sure ill have a few more questions before im done:U
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    i sorry forgot about that rafters and battens...

    i sorry forgot about that rafters and battens both at 900 min centers but battens will end up about 800 center
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    mgp 10 vs mgp 12 roof battens

    ok another question for the week. about to hang the rafters on the extension , skillion colourbond roof, and the plans state the battens are 70x45 mgp 10. now went to the local bunnings today to get...
  12. Thread: ply bracing

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    ply bracing

    im doing a weatherboard extension and need to brace one of the walls with ply as it has two windows and two doors and i cant use strap bracing.Its a bit of a pain as i will have to brace the full...
  13. Thread: framing on slab

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    thanks guys i thought it would be ok as the slab...

    thanks guys i thought it would be ok as the slab has been done to specs and is min 100 mm above ground level. i will have to post some pics of it all on here :U
  14. Thread: framing on slab

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    framing on slab

    hey all started framing up the extension today and a mate asked if we had to put plastic under the bottom plate which got me thinkin. is this needed as we have already pinned it down with a few...
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    thanks barney yes its going to be colourbond i...

    thanks barney yes its going to be colourbond i guess for the cost its better to go overkill rather than not enough
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    best way to attach skillion roof rafters

    hey all i dont want to sound silly but i have a question about my skillion extension rafters. its 4m wide and has a five degree pitch with 190X35 lvl rafters im under the impression that i just birds...
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    losp pine for framing?

    hi all after six months our extension is taking shape with the slab down yesterday now its time to get framing!I have a question regarding what timber to use as it says min of losp h2 timber.when i...
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    i drew it all out last night and eneed up with a...

    i drew it all out last night and eneed up with a 10mm gap down to nothing so i think cutting a wedge might be the go
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    yeah i was thinking you wouldnt have to...

    yeah i was thinking you wouldnt have to birdsmouth them as they will be sitting almost flat on the plates,the height is aprox 2800 down to 2400 ceiling height
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    Birdsmouth rafters?

    hey all its taken 6 long months but i now have my extension plans! its a skillion roof job and in the rafter specs it says 190x35 lvl's to be birdsmouthed and my mate who was a chippy tells me that...
  21. Thread: Diy drafty

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    Thanks guys sorry its taken so long to get back...

    Thanks guys sorry its taken so long to get back on here.After looking into it all i have decided to go with a drafty.I think im better with a hammer than a pc program after all.We had one bloke come...
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    $2500 for draftsman?

    hi all ive been on the blower today trying to get a drafty to draw up our extension. we are still waiting for a few to get back to us but 1 place quoted us $2500 aprox for out 10mx4m skillion roof...
  23. Thread: Diy drafty

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    Diy drafty

    hey all im planning a simple skillion roof extension as on owner builder and have been told as on owner builder i can draw up my own plans? anyone done this themseves? and what sort of detail do you...
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    Hi from Maffra vic

    hi all not my first post but i thought id introduce myself anyway.i find myself on here every night and think its a great forum.Im just about to start an owner builder extension and think ill be...
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    cost estimations per m2 $860-$1075?

    hi all im about to go the owner build path for our extension and today saw the building surveyors for my building app forms. One of the forms is the owner builders stat dec and part of this is a cost...
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    the first 2m in of the extention will be a small...

    the first 2m in of the extention will be a small hallway and laundry and from there we have the height to go up as high as we like so think we might be just ok.Will contact a drafty to have a look i...
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    hey guys prob bit late here haha.Im a glazier in...

    hey guys prob bit late here haha.Im a glazier in vic and this winter we have done more quotes than ever on comfort plus and double glazing.In the past we have retro fitted a few houses with comfort...
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    thanks guys i ask this because i have limmited...

    thanks guys i ask this because i have limmited room with my ceiling height as the extention will be comming off an existing skillion roof. i have 2400 to 2500 from top of proponed slab to the the...
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    what size timber for skillion roof rafters

    hey guys we are planning on ripping down a lean to laundry and adding an extention. It will be pretty much one room 10m x 4m with a skillion roof the rafters running the 4m with a colourbond roof.Ive...
  30. Thread: milwaukee drill

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    thanks for the help guys think i will go the 3 ah

    thanks for the help guys think i will go the 3 ah
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    milwaukee drill

    hey guys thought id try my luck on here.I have a milwaukee cordless m18 drill with 1.5 ah battery they have got wet and now don't work.I have looked on ebay but they are hard to find.I have read on...
  32. Thread: DIY Disasters

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    haha when re plastering one of the kids rooms i...

    haha when re plastering one of the kids rooms i removed the light fitting thinking the light is turned off so i wont get a shock! zap! yeah i now know there is power there all the time so turn it off...
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    yeah i guess for what it costs it wouldn't...

    yeah i guess for what it costs it wouldn't hurt.The only issue might be the roof space as it is a skillion roof and only has 120mm cavity is this enough?I was told when we did the kitchen rangehood...
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    exhaust fan in toilet?

    hey guys im about to build in part of the laundry for a toilet.The room will have a vented window but not sure if i need an exhaust fan any ideas? thanks Leon.
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    gas line depth??

    hey all im about to dig some holes around where i think the natural gas line runs ( between the nature strip and meter) any 1 know far down they are?
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    what timber to use for framing

    well im about to knock dow our outside (built off the side of our kitchen) laundry and build it in.I plan on reusing the slab and frame up from there but the only prob is that the slab is at the...
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