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Minor update on the fire near my property. The fire is now officially out. It was caused by heavy machinery hitting rock and creating sparks. (the road near my property is…

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Beetaloo
Mar 24, 2017 8:58 pm
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Our sample piece that was colour matched for the kitchen cabinetry arrived in the mail today! ❤️ The square piece is our original sample, the…

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twylamc
Mar 24, 2017 5:44 pm
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walks
4 July 2016
Tips for drilling downlight holesTips for drilling downlight holes

Diggin up an old thread i came across. The best way is to measure them with a tape measure and write down on the house plans. I was a sparky 10 years ago and it perfectly…

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walks
Jul 05, 2016 12:49 am
Beetaloo
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28 April 2016
Owner Builder in South Australia (South)Owner Builder in South Australia (South)

When building "Boundary to Boundary" one will be faced with special challenges. Your personal negotiating skills will need to be very high as well as your knowledge of…

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Beetaloo
Apr 29, 2016 12:28 am
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snowing
23 February 2016
Question for Owner Builders? Do you have engineer's report?Question for Owner Builders? Do you have engineer's report?

Yes. It does. As fr as I know Schedule 19A is within 83AB (Statement of Compliance)

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snowing
Feb 23, 2016 5:47 pm
hotshot
16 February 2016
Render or eaves first?Render or eaves first?

Eaves first! Why would you want to render first?

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hotshot
Feb 16, 2016 8:43 pm

I had dreams about building out of cob on our acreage just because we could. Never have gotten around to it but it was going to be a tiny house with a half turf roof :)

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yvonneh
Feb 24, 2015 10:16 am
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tlblhayward
Feb 17, 2015 12:50 am
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zartoop
8 November 2014
Registered Building Works SupervisorRegistered Building Works Supervisor

I need a Registered Building Work Supervisor for a 50m2 residential single story extension by me as an owner builder. This is in SA. Can anyone suggest a good supervisor…

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zartoop
Nov 08, 2014 6:06 pm
tim-bo
13 August 2014
Registered building supervisor for owner builder projectRegistered building supervisor for owner builder project

Thank you, JB1. Now I got at least one figure. When did you build (and paid)?

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tim-bo
Aug 13, 2014 10:25 pm
Stewie D
9 August 2014
Tiny Home On FoundationsTiny Home On Foundations

Are you sure you are downloading the correct version of SU for your OS? IOS is for iPads and iPhones. OSX is for Mac computers. Are you running OS 10.5.8 on an Intel or…

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Stewie D
Aug 09, 2014 9:33 pm
bpratt
9 July 2014
The journey begins...in Adelaide.The journey begins...in Adelaide.

If You need Retaining Walls, Water Tanks & Garden Beds Check out Our Products below; Retaining walls and front fences that…

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bpratt
Jul 09, 2014 1:09 pm
Stewie D
20 January 2014
Concrete Price per meter cube m3Concrete Price per meter cube m3

Here on Sydneys Northern Beaches we pay close to $260 m3 which is some of the highest in the city. That is going up later this year as Sydney is starting to run out of…

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Stewie D
Jan 20, 2014 12:01 pm
bpratt
29 December 2013
OB by default. Taking the plungeOB by default. Taking the plunge

We are rural residential, but there was a covenant stating that minimum house size excluding carport was 150m2. Pretty crazy stuff. Mind you…

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bpratt
Dec 29, 2013 7:27 pm
building-expert
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12 December 2013
Need help with a Slab in Adelaide SANeed help with a Slab in Adelaide SA

I was going to suggest that you take a drive in a new housing estate and find concreters on the job and talk to them or talk to other trades, they will know someone and…

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building-expert
Dec 12, 2013 6:06 am
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Nika25
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6 July 2013
The cost of buildingThe cost of building

Must ask Nika25, who did the electrical, and plumbing etc which have to be signed off on if your hubby did nearly all the work. I assume this…

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Nika25
Jul 06, 2013 10:30 am
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pauljygrant
25 April 2013
Any decent Footings contractors in Adelaide?Any decent Footings contractors in Adelaide?

Hi, I am looking for contractors to do the concrete footings for my new house. Are there any decent contractors in…

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pauljygrant
Apr 25, 2013 10:45 pm

Ok, now I understand what you mean. More so like this is our initial plan...with…

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ScottsRx
Feb 24, 2013 6:31 pm
G-Thorpe
10 January 2013
Drafting quote?Drafting quote?
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It's interesting to read posts where people are comparing Architects with Draftspersons. Basically, the former takes a commission to take a design thru to completion. The…

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G-Thorpe
Jan 10, 2013 8:40 pm
PaulMac
14 June 2012
Roofing over the top of an old roofRoofing over the top of an old roof

You can't lay Zinc over Gal, it will cause galvanic corrosion....

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PaulMac
Jun 14, 2012 10:29 pm
bingoshelley
26 May 2012
Curious about owner builderCurious about owner builder

go for it youve got way more experience then we started with and even builders make mistakes you also have time on your side to actually research each stage and build it…

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bingoshelley
May 27, 2012 12:50 am
Flatlined
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15 November 2011
How to build stud walls within existing sloped ceiling?How to build stud walls within existing sloped ceiling?

Wow. Thanks very much for the answers. In my diagram I tried to show a wall in the centre of the room (coming towards us in my picture in the…

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Flatlined
Nov 15, 2011 10:36 am
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amgsl55
28 October 2011
Good Plumbers in Adelaide?Good Plumbers in Adelaide?

All Works Plumbing, they live up that side of town. Have an excellent reputation in Adelaide - speak to Gabor

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amgsl55
Oct 28, 2011 4:01 pm
CoNNiE
9 August 2011
How much do caulking specialists charge?How much do caulking specialists charge?

I dont know how much it was per linear metre, but we paid $900 (inc GST) for our 36sq home, and were very happy with the work that was done.

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CoNNiE
Aug 09, 2011 10:38 pm
chrisandkate
9 August 2011
How to patch a downlight hole in the ceiling?How to patch a downlight hole in the ceiling?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmm02R7F ... re=related but I would put the batten in the centre of the hole and screw the plaster patch to the batten, that way it won't…

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chrisandkate
Aug 09, 2011 11:35 am
Jervisbay
2 August 2011
What's the correct order of doing things?What's the correct order of doing things?

Hi, From what I saw for my contruction, all paintings were completed before floor covering started. Good luck

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Jervisbay
Aug 03, 2011 12:00 am
dreamcometrue
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14 July 2011
Building our Dream Hillbank SABuilding our Dream Hillbank SA

Wow! Now I'm really interested - I couldn't imagine building a house myself although hubby had contemplated building a mud brick house and a strawbale home at one time or…

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dreamcometrue
Jul 14, 2011 10:52 pm
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blueblueblue
17 June 2011
Fuller Max Bond Fast Grip equivalent in other brands?Fuller Max Bond Fast Grip equivalent in other brands?

Thanks Steve. I ended up bying 40 tubes of Fuller Max Bond after all. It was the hebel manufacturer's recommendation so I thought I better be safe...

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blueblueblue
Jun 17, 2011 2:04 pm
barkersontheblock
10 June 2011
TermitesTermites

Hi staycold, You can use Fortune 500 termicide if you can get it most farming suppiers should carry it its really nasty stuff just mix it with water and pour around your…

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barkersontheblock
Jun 10, 2011 2:36 am
chippy
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5 May 2011
mezzanine flooring + tilt up/precast concretemezzanine flooring + tilt up/precast concrete

Hi Benjamin, and welcome. Once you have it drawn up and engineering done then you will know exactly what fixings have been specified. Typically mechanical (dyna bolts) or…

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chippy
May 05, 2011 1:19 am
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barker
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17 April 2011
Reverse 'something' veneer build Please give some input!Reverse 'something' veneer build Please give some input!

Hey Aza. Post your plan on the custom designed floorplan thread. Lots of people look at that and can give you ideas.

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barker
Apr 17, 2011 7:26 pm
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jess p
16 April 2011
How long does painting take?How long does painting take?

it took our guys 2 weeks for the whole start to finish...not spray though...

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jess p
Apr 16, 2011 2:08 pm
blueblueblue
8 April 2011
What's the best order of doing things?What's the best order of doing things?

Thanks chippy! Would you recommend plywood be installed before or after painting? (plywood to go on top of hebel floor-under direct stick timber floor)

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blueblueblue
Apr 08, 2011 8:25 pm
blueblueblue
31 March 2011
What's the best product to oil/stain meranti?What's the best product to oil/stain meranti?

What product would you recommend for staining/oiling meranti door frame base forth entry and shopper's entry from the garage doors?

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blueblueblue
Mar 31, 2011 8:02 am
blueblueblue
26 March 2011
Balustrade reinforcing - before or after plasterboard?Balustrade reinforcing - before or after plasterboard?

Our plasterer seems to think that mdf will be impossible to bend around the curve part of the floor joist and that it wouldn't be strong enough to have balustrading fixed to it :(

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blueblueblue
Mar 26, 2011 9:18 am
Woodchip
14 March 2011
Has anyone extended their Owner Builder insurance?Has anyone extended their Owner Builder insurance?

Hi Hitchy, Ours was with Buildsafe, yes its no problems at all, & its for about the same price(it cost a bit more maybe a $100-150 more), but the extended period of…

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Woodchip
Mar 14, 2011 3:31 pm
ledgend80
28 February 2011
Where to buy mesh to put on rangehood duct?Where to buy mesh to put on rangehood duct?

if you go to either the heating section or around the roof vent sections they had vent grills. i think everything was cheaper from the heating section. and then i guess if…

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ledgend80
Feb 28, 2011 5:57 am
Casa2
21 February 2011
What's better than hydrochloric acid?What's better than hydrochloric acid?

For tools, you might want to try Crete-wash. For walls, the trick is to scrap off all large lumps. You just want the acid to work on the last thin slice of mortar. Don't…

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Casa2
Feb 21, 2011 9:26 am



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