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My new house at Fern Tree, TasmaniaMy new house at Fern Tree, Tasmania
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As everyone has said, a wonderful thread with great descriptions and photos plus a beautiful home to boot! Inching closer to building our own owner build and I was…

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Searching4 knowledge
Mar 21, 2017 8:54 pm
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building-expert
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4 February
Getting an occupancy certificateGetting an occupancy certificate

Try fishing or restoring an old boat or better still head first into another build job

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building-expert
Feb 04, 2017 8:14 am
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Thanks for the reply bashworth. re C32.3, the all important words are "anything done or not done by the Owner"...... which is all inclusive including weather re C29, I…

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James Austin
Jun 12, 2016 9:59 am
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mozda
28 May 2016
Plumbing QuestionPlumbing Question

Maybe provide some dimensions so then we know if things will fit if configured differently

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mozda
May 28, 2016 10:46 pm
Keffufal
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27 April 2016
Grey WaterGrey Water

Yes my council was the same, with our greywater going from our caravan into a greasetrap and then into a gravel-filled trench.

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Keffufal
Apr 27, 2016 10:32 pm
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stuka
30 September 2015
Typical Hours To Expect On Site for Project ManagerTypical Hours To Expect On Site for Project Manager

It depends on the way you employ the trades. Full contract price for each job or an hourly rate. Just note with an hourly rate tradies like to…

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stuka
Sep 30, 2015 10:03 pm
insider
22 November 2014
Dispersive SoilsDispersive Soils

Ask the soil testing company to do a dispersion test on the soil, it should be relatively cheap

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insider
Nov 22, 2014 11:49 pm
Lorri
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18 November 2014
Interpreting the Standard -- Bushfire Prone AreasInterpreting the Standard -- Bushfire Prone Areas

How did you go with finding out the BAL rating with this James, I'm no help. :)

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Lorri
Nov 18, 2014 8:57 am
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smucci
28 October 2014
prefabricated walling panelsprefabricated walling panels

2 renderers and their father just built a 30sqm single home, lock up stage within 3 weeks using Polystat Panel(fully insulated, load bearing completely finished render…

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smucci
Oct 28, 2014 4:16 pm
qebtel
15 October 2014
electricity connection costselectricity connection costs

My 40m run cost $1700. this included bobcat to cut the trench, installation of switchboard to house (which already had all wiring in place in the frame), and connection…

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qebtel
Oct 15, 2014 1:20 pm
Beetaloo
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27 August 2014
A shack in Tassie -- tight budget -- assessing viabilityA shack in Tassie -- tight budget -- assessing viability
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I have seen photos of a weatherboard clad house where they took the reconstituted stone cladding from ground level up to about 1 meter above floor level (a little above…

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Beetaloo
Aug 27, 2014 2:35 pm
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JB1
25 October 2013
Owner builder insurance - part-way through a build?Owner builder insurance - part-way through a build?

Pretty damn cheap for a construction that had commenced. I paid much more (annualized) to extend my policy by 2 months

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JB1
Oct 25, 2013 6:10 pm
manofaus
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27 August 2013
$100k down up to the slab$100k down up to the slab

It actually reads like you have some kind of retaining wall in there. Blocks, core fill, rebates, foundation bracing, dig and fill jelly and your engineering cost tell me…

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manofaus
Aug 27, 2013 11:46 pm
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Johnson
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28 September 2012
"Cost plus" contract and builder's margin?"Cost plus" contract and builder's margin?

Other thing to consider is how things progress Post lockup re some of your Trades. You will need to use his Trades to finish some things they…

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Johnson
Sep 28, 2012 5:25 pm
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CC101
Feb 22, 2012 12:58 am
'chelle
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26 August 2008
Recommended subcontractors in southern Tasmania?Recommended subcontractors in southern Tasmania?

Hi Johnson, Unfortunately, there don't appear too be many Tasmanians on the forum. Cabinfever and myself seem to be the only regular contributors (sorry if there are…

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'chelle
Aug 26, 2008 3:28 pm
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