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    Hi Graeme, It would be helpful if you were a...

    Hi Graeme,
    It would be helpful if you were a little more to the point....
    Cheers.
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    Well done...a good outcome. Good luck with it...

    Well done...a good outcome.
    Good luck with it...
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    1) Did you get a quotation? 2) Is the renderer...

    1) Did you get a quotation?
    2) Is the renderer licensed?
    3 What State are you in?
    4) How did you find the renderer?
    Cheers.
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    I think it should sit flush to the ceiling. Your...

    I think it should sit flush to the ceiling. Your sparky's response "so it can draw in more air" is pretty sus...
    It looks a dodgy job. There must be something stopping the unit from going all the...
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    Are you tiling floor to ceiling? If not, how high?

    Are you tiling floor to ceiling? If not, how high?
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    Hi, 1) Are you tiling floor to ceiling? If not,...

    Hi,
    1) Are you tiling floor to ceiling? If not, how high?
    2) Is the ceiling still in place?
    What work has already been done?
    Cheers.
  7. Thread: licensing

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    Please provide a bit more info..: - what type...

    Please provide a bit more info..:
    - what type of license do you have?
    - type of work and average $ value of each job the new guy has taken?
    Cheers.
  8. 4.5m span.....250x50 F8 @ 450 centres, double...

    4.5m span.....250x50 F8 @ 450 centres, double blocked (glued and nailed) should do it...
    If you need to put in framing, I agree with Jago.. "double 90x45 plate with studs 90x45 at 450 centres "...
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    Yep, no problem... Good luck with it...

    Yep, no problem...
    Good luck with it...
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    Your logic is sound. However the recess can often...

    Your logic is sound. However the recess can often be closer to 11 or 12mm...
    Regardless, the 870 openning is fine.
    Good luck with it...
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    If you leave in a bushfire prone area, the 7.4mm...

    If you leave in a bushfire prone area, the 7.4mm gap is best. Council usually looks for a 8-10mm gap in bushfire areas.
    Good luck with it...
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    Perhaps you should consider putting the granny...

    Perhaps you should consider putting the granny flat up on the mezanine level leaving storage load on the ground..?? This assumes your father-in-law can negotiate stairs.... May also make drainge etc...
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    Exactly, and since there are many options it...

    Exactly, and since there are many options it maybe easiest to check with the council inspector to see which one(s) the council has predetermined as acceptable... This may save a lot of time and...
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    Using 2 bolts each end will ensure the timber...

    Using 2 bolts each end will ensure the timber tread doesn't skew over time.
    Good luck with it...
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    I would contact the "building council" person and...

    I would contact the "building council" person and ask him/her where to get it. They must have the relevant detail...
    Good luck with it.
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    You can refer to: Tasman™ Retaining Walls -...

    You can refer to: Tasman™ Retaining Walls - Design and Installation Guide

    It can be found at:
    Tasman™ Retaining Walls - Design and Installation Guide - GB Masonry

    Good luck with it.
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    Lodge your strata/council applications "subject...

    Lodge your strata/council applications "subject to engineer's detail". Then call in the engineer once you have approval...

    I can recommend Jones Nicholson - Jones Nicholson - Home

    Good luck...
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    Hi, It is possible to slice the brick faces off...

    Hi,
    It is possible to slice the brick faces off about 12-15mm and using a rail process, clad a timber frame. This may overcome the need for RSJs to take the load of full bricks while giving the...
  19. In the 70s and 80s it was common to use fibre...

    In the 70s and 80s it was common to use fibre glass to waterproof showers/bathrooms. It's rigidity was its failing as it had minimal tolerance to movement...

    From the photo it appears to be...
  20. Just a thought.....there's not much load so a...

    Just a thought.....there's not much load so a condideration could be to beef up the beam against the wall a bit to say a 240x45 and cantilever the 2m overhang eliminating that post (assuming you...
  21. Thread: Slab Prep ?

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    Hi, If the trees are big then stump grinding is...

    Hi,
    If the trees are big then stump grinding is the way to go. If they are small-ish, then leave about 2 metres of trunk for leverage and use the bobcat to pull roots and all out. The bobcat can...
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    Can you provide some photos please....?

    Can you provide some photos please....?
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    Hi, Cherub65's detail is pretty standard and...

    Hi,
    Cherub65's detail is pretty standard and sums it up pretty good. Also worth noting that an engineers costs are miniscule compared to knocking down and rebuilding a failed wall...!!

    Consider...
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    Congrats on the great looking deck... Be careful...

    Congrats on the great looking deck...
    Be careful about using plastic composites (Modwood etc) in bushfire prone areas..
    Good luck with it...
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    I have a lengthy response for you but when I post...

    I have a lengthy response for you but when I post it I get this response:

    You have included 63 images in your message. You are limited to using 12 images so please go back and correct the problem...
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    1) Is the lady from the Housing Commission or...

    1) Is the lady from the Housing Commission or your local Council. If neither, where does she come from?
    2) How were your parents notified? Verbal or letter? And how long ago?
    3) What is the reason...
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    This is the sort of stuff that really gets the...

    This is the sort of stuff that really gets the adrenaline going.....
    Please give detail to Ringtail's questions. It's important we understand your parents situation (unit versus villa/townhouse),...
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    ah...look at that...came up all by itself...

    ah...look at that...came up all by itself...
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    Thanks for the memories.... Not sure how you...

    Thanks for the memories....
    Not sure how you posted the Youtube so nicely into the thread but you may get a lift from this Louis Armstrong & Danny Kaye effort...
    YouTube - ‪LouisArmstrong &...
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    25mm galv clouts into h/wood will do the job...

    25mm galv clouts into h/wood will do the job fine.
    On a 1200mm wide sheet, I'd normally fix at 4 points to the stud, one clout each top and bottom and then double clouted (2 clouts about 40mm...
  31. Any of the specialist plumbing outlets...Reece,...

    Any of the specialist plumbing outlets...Reece, Tradelink, Plumbers supplies etc
    Good luck with it...
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    The more fall the better.... May be worth...

    The more fall the better....
    May be worth getting your engineers back around to talk it through with them. I'm sure they'll agree the 3/4 inch blue metal under the agg pipe renders the agg pipe...
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    The 100mm agg pipe usually sits at the bottom of...

    The 100mm agg pipe usually sits at the bottom of the trench surrounded with blue metal/aggregate. This way, the agg pipe and sock are kept clean from dirt and the agg pipe picks up the water at the...
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    Hi, Ideally, the slab's full 100mm should sit...

    Hi,
    Ideally, the slab's full 100mm should sit above the horizontal pipe allowing the vertical to penetrate the slab (with termimesh collars on each penetration). I would fill the entire area with...
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    StrataStruggler, I feel you're covering the same...

    StrataStruggler, I feel you're covering the same old ground as your previous 'thread':

    http://www.renovateforum.com/f211/slab-against-slab-91870/

    I thought the advice and commentary given to...
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    As per Nomineebuider.... Why do you ask?

    As per Nomineebuider.... Why do you ask?
  37. I think you should believe your council building...

    I think you should believe your council building inspector mate. He'd know as much as most of us and more importantly, has seen it first hand....
    From the photos it certainly doesn't appear to be...
  38. Hi Sharon, Sounds like you've had an interesting...

    Hi Sharon,
    Sounds like you've had an interesting 15 years of building!
    1) if the entire length of the brick wall (you propose attaching the garage to) is the external skin of the existing house...
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    Hi Jill, If damp is coming through the floor,...

    Hi Jill,
    If damp is coming through the floor, painting the surface isn't a long-term solution.
    If you use a crystalline waterproofing product, this will provide an impermeable barrier. When applied...
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    Sorry Cameron you've had bad experiences. ...

    Sorry Cameron you've had bad experiences.
    However, MDF has it's place and its usefulness and is fine for use in non-moist areas...
    As to budget consideration, this was not the original question....
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