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  1. We are restumping the back wall where the...

    We are restumping the back wall where the extension joins, and will ensure that is level, and then adjust the original house to match.

    The main house is not too bad for level, actually,...
  2. No it hasn't. Still original solid timber (jarrah...

    No it hasn't. Still original solid timber (jarrah or wandoo stumps, not sure which) direct in ground. We do have to replace or shim several now, so after this extension we will have to look at that...
  3. Hadn't considered that. Thank you for your input!...

    Hadn't considered that. Thank you for your input! Helps a lot!
  4. We are in WA, in a pretty dry area. I still...

    We are in WA, in a pretty dry area.
    I still don't want to be redoing anything in 10 years time...
    😕
  5. Thanks Pulse. I actually mulled it over and over...

    Thanks Pulse. I actually mulled it over and over and was leaning back again to the 100x100. The fact that the anchors don't really tolerate horizontal shifting was the clincher in my poor sleepless...
  6. interd6, what do you mean 'alternative structural...

    interd6, what do you mean 'alternative structural method'?
    Are you referring to the fact that I am proposing something different than the submitted plan?
    Or that this suggestion is just 'not the...
  7. Home extension, use of 'post anchors' instead of hardwood stumps?

    Hi all. Long time subscriber, first time posting.

    I am owner-building an extension on a 100+ year old weatherboard house in WA. We will be adding a bath, laundry and snug, and will be doing a...
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