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    You need to consult an engineer for these works...

    You need to consult an engineer for these works...
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    :aro-u: What Marc said.

    :aro-u: What Marc said.
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    acid clean or wire brush hope this helps!

    acid clean or wire brush

    hope this helps!
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    leave a 10mm expansion joint against the posts....

    leave a 10mm expansion joint against the posts. be sure to shoot or screw frame straps into the column though, this will help with lateral support.

    hope this helps!
  5. Thread: Cement mixers...

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    i'd be inclined to pick up a good second hand one...

    i'd be inclined to pick up a good second hand one as opposed to a cheap new one. often i see the westmix 3.5 cubic foot mixers going for around $300-$500.
    these are a proven mixer that will stand...
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    that's a crappy attitude. good tradesmen chase...

    that's a crappy attitude. good tradesmen chase the result that is most aesthetically pleasing, and gives you the correct result.
    the bricklayer in this instance would have known straight away that...
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    short answer: yes. how you go about this is...

    short answer: yes.

    how you go about this is dependant on the finish of the walls...

    ie. if it's face work, you would have to tooth out the existing brickwork and bond the new brickwork in...
    ...
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    in my experience, bricklayers should always work...

    in my experience, bricklayers should always work from the windows. if you have to put splits up under the facia/eaves, so be it. i still believe the bricklayers got a bit lazy here in an attempt to...
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    i've found that like BLWNHR suggested, that if...

    i've found that like BLWNHR suggested, that if using an architect, they must have accreditation, but it is fine for a home owner to do their own documentation without accreditation.

    hope this...
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    it's gonna be a little hard to install lintels...

    it's gonna be a little hard to install lintels now that the gauge hasn't been set to the windows...

    hope this helps!
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    if had of been me, i would have gauged down from...

    if had of been me, i would have gauged down from the windows so that your lintel sits hard on the top of the window...
    that way you don't have an infill panel above the window. lazy bastards!
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    sounds to me like your brickies might have been a...

    sounds to me like your brickies might have been a bit lazy... in my opinion, there's nothing worse than infills above windows!
    post a photo of your windows with no lintel.

    hope this helps!
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    lighting calculations are now required because...

    lighting calculations are now required because the new regs suggest that there is a limit to how many watts you can have per square metre.
    i believe it is all in a push towards LED lighting or low...
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    Blockwork will more than likely end up cheaper,...

    Blockwork will more than likely end up cheaper, but doesn't necessarily look as good... both will serve the purpose you require.

    If the wall of the garage is to be part of the retaining structure,...
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    your rendering price looks about right,...

    your rendering price looks about right, especially considering your existing jointing.

    your laying price looks about right.

    your brick price looks a little pricey, the most i'd be prepared to...
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    @inter as a rule of thumb, flat bars shouldn't...

    @inter
    as a rule of thumb, flat bars shouldn't be used for any openings bigger than 300mm.

    also, a quick spray of cold gal should sort the exposed end of the lintel when you take into...
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    bugger getting small lintels made up! just buy...

    bugger getting small lintels made up! just buy them off the shelf from bunnings or the like. heaps cheaper!

    hope this helps!
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    With regards to your lintels. they will have to...

    With regards to your lintels. they will have to be a minimum of 150mm end bearing. this means that what ever your window opening size is, add 300mm.

    with regards to the garage lintel, technically,...
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    generally in victoria, only trucks go over the...

    generally in victoria, only trucks go over the scales... most trailers are charged according to how many axles they have.

    hope this helps!
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    What is a word made up of 4 letters....

    What is a word made up of 4 letters. W-H-A-T.....4 letters
    Yet is also made up of 3. Y-E-T.....3 letters
    Although is written with 8 letters. A-L-T-H-O-U-G-H.....8 letters
    And then with 4....
  21. Thread: Is this fixable?

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    best not to use mortar.... use a flexible gap...

    best not to use mortar.... use a flexible gap filler that allows for expansion and contraction at a later date.

    hope this helps!
  22. maybe a carpenter might be a cheaper option...

    maybe a carpenter might be a cheaper option...
  23. new door - $3500 PFC - $1500? Prop Hire...

    new door - $3500
    PFC - $1500?
    Prop Hire - $500

    Very approx total - around $5000

    These figures are a very rough guide...

    hope this helps!
  24. i can't seem to open your pics... hope this...

    i can't seem to open your pics...

    hope this helps!
  25. this is going to depend a little on what is...

    this is going to depend a little on what is existing... how big will the final opening end up? is the lintel over the openings one continuous bar, or two separate bars?

    best case scenario, it's...
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    buy some kwik stage and sell it after you've...

    buy some kwik stage and sell it after you've finished.

    hope this helps!
  27. i'm not really sure what the question is... can...

    i'm not really sure what the question is... can you provide pics?
  28. try belmont timber in geelong hope this helps!

    try belmont timber in geelong

    hope this helps!
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    try rickard heating. 5221 6161 hope this helps!

    try rickard heating. 5221 6161

    hope this helps!
  30. it would be great if you gave us a little more...

    it would be great if you gave us a little more info on height of wall... that way we might be able to recommend block sizes, steel sizes etc.

    hope this helps!
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    structurally, a penetration that size won't...

    structurally, a penetration that size won't matter, but for sake of ease, try and get your penetration at the bottom of a block, and line it up with the centre of one of the cores.

    hope this helps!
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    I'll try and dig up some old drawings. i have...

    I'll try and dig up some old drawings.

    i have never seen a fireplace with an ash pit below....

    hope this helps!
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    Isn't it funny how open fireplaces are coming...

    Isn't it funny how open fireplaces are coming back... Previous to this year, I hadn't built one for 15 years, this year i have completed 2, and priced another.

    in answer to you're question, it is...
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    ms project is not a generic program for all...

    ms project is not a generic program for all trades... each trade must be added and an amount of time alloted as per there scope of works.

    hope this helps!
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    damp course is not required for this job, but i...

    damp course is not required for this job, but i would build a concrete reinforced pier with starter bars at the end of the wall where the gate is to be hung.

    hope this helps!
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    :whs:
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    good luck with that! i doubt you'd get them to...

    good luck with that! i doubt you'd get them to leave the office for free...
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    assuming there is no other modifications, it...

    assuming there is no other modifications, it looks like you may just have re-install the chairback and smoke shelf.

    hope this helps!
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    i think everyone just assumes that marc is a...

    i think everyone just assumes that marc is a knob...

    i wouldn't take it to heart...
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    A structural engineer should cost you between...

    A structural engineer should cost you between $500 and $1000. i would probably call them first.

    Dependant on their recommendations, i would approach a bricklayer.

    If the stormwater pipe is...
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