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Twinklestarfish
4 February
Total Beginner: Where To Start?Total Beginner: Where To Start?

Thanks for the reply :) we did get a little info from the estate agents in the area, and hoping for a reply from the council next week.

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Twinklestarfish
Feb 04, 2017 11:19 am
Lodzau
27 December 2016
HomecorpHomecorp

Has anyone heard of or dealt with Homecorp?

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Lodzau
Dec 27, 2016 2:00 pm
kbad
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8 November 2016
HiHi

Hi my name is Karl moved back to North Queensland after a long absence in the North and West of Aus, renovated our double brick home south of Perth before selling, have…

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kbad
Nov 08, 2016 9:01 am
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mccjus80
2 November 2016
Considering owner builderConsidering owner builder

We are going to embark on doing an OB.. we built 3 times with project builder ...i think it is achievable to OB...within a set budget..eg builder price is what u may pay…

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mccjus80
Nov 02, 2016 9:23 pm
gommeqld
19 June 2016
Cost estimate for electrical workCost estimate for electrical work

Thanks BooY. That's exactly what I'm after and a rough guess is good enough. Like I said, I don't expect people to spend their valuable time in reviewing lots of details…

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gommeqld
Jun 19, 2016 1:06 pm

Water Tank got installed today, Should be getting water tomorrow or monday morning :)

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BooY
Jun 11, 2016 8:09 pm
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bpratt
4 June 2016
OB in Logan, Qld. Question regarding CertificationOB in Logan, Qld. Question regarding Certification

I had a certifier from New Beith do mine, no problems at all.

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bpratt
Jun 04, 2016 6:38 pm
gommeqld
7 May 2016
Which building materials suppliers in Mackay QLD ?Which building materials suppliers in Mackay QLD ?

I'm planning an owner build in Mackay QLD. Can anyone recommend building supplies companies in Mackay that are reliable and sensibly priced? Ideally I'd like to establish…

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gommeqld
May 07, 2016 2:37 pm
Keffufal
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29 April 2016
Colourbond shed house - SEQLDColourbond shed house - SEQLD

Good luck with your plans, the long thin house design sounds like it will suit your long, thin block. I also did most of my pricing from the bunnings website, but am…

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Keffufal
Apr 29, 2016 9:07 pm
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Keffufal
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28 April 2016
My Owner BuildMy Owner Build
1, 2

Love watching your progress, how long has it been since you started? Also I was wondering if you had previous experience with tiling etc. as I am thinking it looks a bit…

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Keffufal
Apr 28, 2016 2:30 pm
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Joker
20 April 2016
excavation and retaining wall approximate costsexcavation and retaining wall approximate costs

My retaining wall 22 metres across 2.1 metres high, then turns at both ends of block starting 2.1 metres high and ending one foot high 10 metres later for both sides of…

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Joker
Apr 20, 2016 11:43 pm
Stewie D
16 March 2016
How difficult to build a DIY kit home?How difficult to build a DIY kit home?

We looked at Zego as an alternative to Besser blocks for our lower storey after a client told me that they had considered it for their build. I still get emails from the…

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Stewie D
Mar 16, 2016 8:49 am
efficient design
13 February 2016
STRUCTURAL INSULATED PANELS (SIPS) Owner Builder friendlySTRUCTURAL INSULATED PANELS (SIPS) Owner Builder friendly

Superior Walls would like to introduce their MgO SIPS wall kitset system to the Owner Builder Forum:- www.superiorwall.com.au The advantages of SIPS to the OB are…

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efficient design
Feb 13, 2016 2:43 pm
efficient design
13 February 2016
Structural insulated panel (SIP) supplier or designer in QLDStructural insulated panel (SIP) supplier or designer in QLD

Hi gommeqld.....this is Superior Walls. www.superiorwalls.com.au Please send me an email with contact details to the above website. I don't believe I have received an…

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efficient design
Feb 13, 2016 2:19 pm
qebtel
12 February 2016
Issues with EZYhomes kit homeIssues with EZYhomes kit home

Thanks for posting. Shocking attitude from a company, clearly do not want accept any responsibility and clearly dont want repeat business. It is suicide. These issues…

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qebtel
Feb 12, 2016 3:45 pm
gommeqld
7 February 2016
Cost of working drawings, etc in QLDCost of working drawings, etc in QLD

Thanks Booy that is helpful. I read your other thread on your build - congratulations. Looks like you have everything under control.

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gommeqld
Feb 07, 2016 8:28 pm
judefer
4 January 2016
Macleay Island 7 StarMacleay Island 7 Star

Thermal and acoustic qualities were considered. Another is that Hebel is completely water and weather resistant and I can slowly work on the framing upstairs without…

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judefer
Jan 04, 2016 10:56 am
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qebtel
Oct 02, 2015 1:58 pm
JB1
27 September 2015
Thoughts on owner building around the gold coastThoughts on owner building around the gold coast

Go and do it. Fortunately one every 3 years in Vic. I'll hopefully be doing my 2nd one sooner rather than later. Why wouldn't you work with family? If they are good…

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JB1
Sep 27, 2015 4:31 am
bpratt
23 August 2015
Owner building in JimboombaOwner building in Jimboomba
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Retaining walls and front fences that store rain water - seems impossible doesn't…

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bpratt
Aug 23, 2015 12:20 pm
OB_Dean
18 August 2015
Owner Builder Course Brisbane (Northside)Owner Builder Course Brisbane (Northside)

Thanks Qebtel, I have now enrolled for the Tafe on line course. All systems go!!

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OB_Dean
Aug 18, 2015 9:47 am
barkersontheblock
21 April 2015
Attaching hardwood decking to steel joistsAttaching hardwood decking to steel joists

Hi Heather, I have just about finished laying 180sqm of WA Jarrah and I first used wing tips but then just used normal screws without the wing tips as the price difference…

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barkersontheblock
Apr 21, 2015 3:04 am
33amc
21 March 2015
Sealing Yellow Tongue from the weatherSealing Yellow Tongue from the weather

Yes, there are some decent metal screws out there that really carve through decent metal. I'm not an OB, I'm a Builder with a genuine interest in the building industry…

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33amc
Mar 21, 2015 8:49 pm
Stewie D
16 November 2014
Need help with lentil positioning and size in frame openingNeed help with lentil positioning and size in frame opening

I'd say they have just provided you the lintels in rough lengths so you can cut them on site. Common lengths for timber are 1800, 2100, 2400, 2700, 3000mm etc which is how…

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Stewie D
Nov 16, 2014 2:22 pm
ST13
3 July 2014
Filling a site behind retaining wallFilling a site behind retaining wall

110m3 is around 11 truckloads of fill to be supplied. Each load of fill is going to cost you $200 - $300. There's $2 - $3k there and that's…

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ST13
Jul 03, 2014 11:29 am
Stewie D
29 June 2014
Hiring a licensed builder for my design and documentationHiring a licensed builder for my design and documentation

The question is if I can do the documentations and hire a certified/qualified builder to help me with getting approvals and, obviously, to get it…

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Stewie D
Jun 29, 2014 12:10 pm
Keffufal
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9 April 2014
wide span kit homeswide span kit homes

I know this is a few years old, but wondering if you have made progress and built yet? We have bought land and are now just deciding what exactly to build on it, trying to…

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Keffufal
Apr 09, 2014 2:12 pm
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Nimisha
28 February 2014
Private Certifier costs ???????? is this rightPrivate Certifier costs ???????? is this right

Hi we have gone with uncertified building application (after Council Officer told us they don't take anywhere near the 28 days for approval) and received our Building…

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Nimisha
Feb 28, 2014 5:59 pm
Fatman
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18 February 2014
New Build, Good Score OB an Aussie retreat steel kitNew Build, Good Score OB an Aussie retreat steel kit
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A slab is your foundation, or part of it anyway. Are you putting in piers? "Hoping" is not going to cut the mustard if you want to get a…

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Fatman
Feb 18, 2014 8:02 pm
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manofaus
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5 January 2014
20 or 25mm water meter on trickle feed supply20 or 25mm water meter on trickle feed supply

Note: Not all pipe is measured on the outside. If the description was 20NB it would mean 20mm nominal bore.... (Gal pipe)

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manofaus
Jan 05, 2014 7:29 pm
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qebtel
2 December 2013
methodology used in conducting a site surveymethodology used in conducting a site survey

Building expert, did you not read my last post? IT implies quite clearly that I did get multiple quotes. In fact I tried every single surveyor in town, and ended up using…

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qebtel
Dec 02, 2013 8:33 am
tgilbert
14 July 2013
Anyone used Sarwood ShedsnHomes?Anyone used Sarwood ShedsnHomes?

Hi all, we are prospective first-time kit home builders and looking around at various options. One that's caught our eye is sarwood.com.au who trade as ShedsnHomes. Seem…

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tgilbert
Jul 14, 2013 3:44 pm
TinaG
16 April 2013
Final cost of off-grid infrastructure - our breakdown.Final cost of off-grid infrastructure - our breakdown.

Interesting, thanks for sharing. So you have a PV system with batteries, is that correct?

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TinaG
Apr 16, 2013 4:49 pm
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greenify
Feb 26, 2013 6:31 pm
Delton05
27 January 2013
OB Timber Framed House - How waterproof does it have to be?OB Timber Framed House - How waterproof does it have to be?

I have my owner-built my house to lockup stage and the house is currently being water blasted by ex-cyclone Oswald in Brisbane. Although the house is withstanding the…

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Delton05
Jan 27, 2013 6:04 pm
jnk40
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15 December 2012
Kit home - roof insulationKit home - roof insulation

Decided to go with the Green Insulation products which can be ordered through Bunnings/Tradelink. http://www.greeninsulation.com.au/easy- ... l-cladding Their Reflecta…

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jnk40
Dec 15, 2012 12:05 pm
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sj_peatey
5 December 2012
quick question - re decking vs concrete patio $$quick question - re decking vs concrete patio $$

if the decking is on the plans with the house when submitted to council (and not over an easement) then that wouldnt be an issue there right? (its would all be under the…

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sj_peatey
Dec 05, 2012 2:28 pm
cooter1
3 December 2012
Woodend Build - Now with Plans, Thoughts..Woodend Build - Now with Plans, Thoughts..

Thanks for the feedback. Have been getting a few indications of price, anywhere between $1500 and $2250 per square metre.

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cooter1
Dec 03, 2012 3:31 pm
kexkez
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8 November 2012
What finish to concrete floor.What finish to concrete floor.

years ago a work friend had the concrete in the main living area of the house stained ( like driveway stain) when the slab was laid. they planned to eventually put down…

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kexkez
Nov 08, 2012 10:29 am
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jnk40
Oct 18, 2012 6:11 pm
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rnb design
Jun 01, 2012 7:34 pm
matt240k
1 May 2012
termite stickerstermite stickers

Hi. My certifier has told me I need termite stickers under the sink and in the meter box, and told me "you buy them from the MBA fro 70 cents each." well that's not quite…

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matt240k
May 01, 2012 1:11 pm
Matymoo
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14 March 2012
Shed/Garage:- Brisbane City CouncilShed/Garage:- Brisbane City Council

Hi all. I've just purchased a block in Bracken Ridge and will start building in a few months. It's a corner block so I'd like to eventually put a garage/shed at the back…

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Matymoo
Mar 14, 2012 7:36 pm
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Delton05
10 February 2012
Estimating-Temp Power, Fencing, & LooEstimating-Temp Power, Fencing, & Loo

No. I'm not after that type of large-holed barrier.... though the price is right. What I've seen on building sites is a green, shadecloth-like, tightly weaved barrier…

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Delton05
Feb 10, 2012 12:00 am
Delton05
16 January 2012
Website/s where suppliers can bid for OB listings?Website/s where suppliers can bid for OB listings?

Fortunately for the consumer, the retail front model that has made him $1B+ off the toil of hardworking Aussies is fast going the way of the dinosaurs ... no wonder he is…

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Delton05
Jan 16, 2012 9:35 pm
bashworth
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16 January 2012
Questions about Wall and Roof Insulation - Batts, Sarking etQuestions about Wall and Roof Insulation - Batts, Sarking et

There are a few of different materials you are talking about. Basically a building wrap keeps the rain out of the building and keeps the insulation in the proper place(…

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bashworth
Jan 16, 2012 3:23 pm
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MissyP
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8 January 2012
Owner Builder Friendly Estimator, do they exist?Owner Builder Friendly Estimator, do they exist?

Just stumbled upon this thread. Thanks NickS for this information and your time, I am seriously considering using this mob. They sound great.

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MissyP
Jan 08, 2012 1:11 am
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