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Canberra (or Sydney!) builder for wall removal

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by mcarthur, 16th Jul, 2015.

  1. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have a Canberra builder contact to remove a load bearing wall and put up a 5.5m UB?
    Engineering is done, piers have been reinforced accordingly, 200UB25 bought and onsite.
    I just need someone who will put the damn thing up into the ceiling of a cut - not truss - roof.

    The chippy/builder I have had working isn't comfortable putting it in the roof and connecting the bearers and struts - they will only do it under the ceiling not above it.

    I should say I've gone through 4 attempts to get a builder here already from friends and contacts: each was given three chances to turn up at their preferred time when they promised to over the phone. 3 x 3 = 9 noshows!
    I'm happy with the current chippy/builder, but just need someone who'll put the damn thing into the roof!

    I'd even consider paying a trustworthy Sydney or other builder to come and do it!

    Anyone?
     
  2. Pistonbroke

    Pistonbroke Well-Known Member

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    Builder's licensing is a state matter. A nsw builder cannot work in the ACT unless they hold an ACT building licence.
     
  3. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    True, but in this case there's no DA or BA needed, so no builder "assigned". Hope this means the rules are bent :)
     
  4. Pistonbroke

    Pistonbroke Well-Known Member

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    No. This is structural work. Demo of internal wall possibly requires a DA as it is structural.
     
  5. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    No. It doesn't.
    Love to see your proof.
    You can talk to ACTPLA and get something written like I have if you prefer.

    The plan does have to be sent to ACTPLA afterwards for their files.
    I keep engineers report on house file. No need for certifier (ie BA).

    Having said all that, I'll get a certifier in anyway for my satisfaction. Either way, I'm still hoping no ACT builders licence is needed...

    ...and do you know a good builder?!?
     
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  6. Jamie Moore

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    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Jamie. It's small in that it's about 1.5-2 days work, but certainly is big in that I'd prefer the roof to stay up :)
    Good idea about HI pages - I'll do that.