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Pull out pantry distance from oven

Hi there

I'm having a new kitchen installed and I have a 300mm x 600mm cupboard next to the oven - I've been advised that I can't have a pull out pantry style here due to safety regulations but I can't find any such regulations online - any ideas on this please? I've seen ovens next to pull out pantries before.

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thre are any tests to chek footing is perfect or not?

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Does anyone make security type sub floor access doors - preferably with security mesh for ventilation. Sydney, NSW area

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Awning windows with internal security screens

Hi,

Just wondering what the best way is to clean awning windows once a security screen has been fitting to the inside of the window.

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Melinda

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I am recently becoming very interested on building a cob house for a small land I have in the caribbean. I am wondering if there is disadvantages of constructing close to the beach, if so what can I do to minimize the weather impact on it? Please any input will be greatly appreciate it. I am looking forward to hear back from you.

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Hello, I am building a house and got the site costing from the builder.

I am a bit surprised and not convinced with the costing. Considering the site is Class H which is leveled, filled and compacted as per required standards, the builder gave $19,281.95 site costing.

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Are there any suppliers in NSW / Australia of 100% wool batts ?
if not then which companies have highest % wool

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Waffle slabs

Hi We are building a house and the builder has an M slab as the base inclusion. The soil report has rated the land saying it needs an H2 slab. Our builder has installed a 4c Waffle pod slab. Does anyone know what the comparable difference is between H2 and 4C waffle slab? Are we in trouble with our build or are they the same rating? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Dean

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bungalow house plans dp?

can someone pleaase help me i've been trying to sort plans for a bungalow im having built so i can work out what furniture can fit where but the plans are in 'dp'? but i dont know what this means or how do i put this into cm? ive attached the plansif anyone could help me change the measurements. thankyou so much

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underground electrical conduits in reactive soil

I have to provide a 160A 3P service to a building over a 65 meter run in highly reactive soil. We have been told to allow for a vertical movement in the soil of up to 300mm around the building perimeter. I am thinking of using 100mm diameter HD corrugated conduit. Will this do it or is there some other solution? I am concerned because to me 300 drop over only 65 meters seems a lot. I can allow for extra cable and loop inside the cabinet and this should protect the cable from being ripped out of its connectors but I am concerned that the conduit may tear or split.

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Verandah Rails

Hi everyone,

My partner and I are looking to complete our verandah with Stainless wire horizontal and a Merbau Top Rail. We are wondering what the law is now for the stainless wire fitting i.e. gap required and tension required as well as the mandatory height for handrails.

Thanks!

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Are you required to have a floor waste in a Laundry in a cupboard

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If I cancel a Building project in Vic and cancel the Building Surveyor, how soon can I re start the project with a new Building Surveyor?

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Treating & finishing new spotted gum decks

Recently paid a lot of money for professional to paint exterior of our 2 story home. Now a chippy is about to totally replace both top & bottom decks in wide spotted gum boards (upper deck is partially exposed to weather). Getting conflicting advice from builders -v- paintshop & painters. Builder saying don't need to use Prep / Revivor & sand - just leave finished deck for 2 weeks then coat with Intergrain Ultradeck. Paint shop says must use Prep, then Revivor prior to applying Ultradeck with light sanding in between.

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Drainage

Hi my house is in the hills and my property is on an extreme slope of about 40 degrees. the slope is higher in the back, and that is where I have a problem. Along the back of the house there is a flat walkway just over a metre wide. Then there is a retaining wall that is about 1.5 metres high. I know that against the wall I should have a drain. But how do I make sure that any water that flows onto the walkway drains into the drain and not under the house? The house is a weatherboard cottage on stumps. how do I resolve the walkway to the back side of the house?

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Requirement to change street light bulb within commercial building

Do i need to hire a electrician to change the street light bulb (See attached picture) within commercial building assuming i have a scissor lift and a licensed operator. (or do i even need licensed ewp operator if it is within a ladder reach). Thanks for your help.

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Concrete bench top moisture barrier for cupboards

hi

when you pour a concrete bench top onsite over existing cupboards do you suggest a "moisture barrier" (black plastic) be placed under the concrete to protect the cupboards

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Pepairing a deck between 1.0 m and 2.1m off the ground

Hello, I am thinking of replacing the treated pine deck and replacing it with merbau or spotted gum. At the same time replacing the vertical timber slats with Stainless steel wire. The height of the top hand rail is in excess of 1.00M. The distance between the posts varies from 80cm and 356cm . Can you advise the distance required between the posts if I go ahead with the stainless wire. There are 9 cypress posts in total 100 x 100mm, incl. gateThree of the posts hold up a colourbond bullnose roof 140cm wide.

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