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Sloppy
13 October
9
Oct 13, 2018 8:42 pm
You don’t need to be a licenced builder with decades of experience to save money as an owner builder. In saying that, I would only suggest doing it if you have heaps of spare time and are building something that’s not a standard cookie cutter Home.
You don’t need to be a licenced builder with decades of experience to save money as an owner builder. In saying that, I would only suggest doing it if you have heaps of spare time and are building something that’s not a standard cookie cutter Home.
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Sloppy
3 October
5
Oct 03, 2018 2:22 pm
$189k for a 4x2 is pretty cheap especially if you are getting 2800mm ceilings. My suggestion is go and talk to the builder and ask them any questions you have. Going to another builder could take many months and $$$ if you have signed all the contracts
$189k for a 4x2 is pretty cheap especially if you are getting 2800mm ceilings. My suggestion is go and talk to the builder and ask them any questions you have. Going to another builder could take many months and $$$ if you have signed all the contracts
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Sloppy
21 September
6
Sep 21, 2018 9:44 pm
It really just depends on what what needs to be upgraded. Some builders may use windows that don’t need to be upgraded ect ect. The only thing on that list that seems expensive if the safety screens to windows and doors. I don’t know how many windows and doors you have but I’m pretty sure you only need aluminium mesh on openable windows. Doors don’t need any mesh
It really just depends on what what needs to be upgraded. Some builders may use windows that don’t need to be upgraded ect ect. The only thing on that list that seems expensive if the safety screens to windows and doors. I don’t know how many windows and doors you have but I’m pretty sure you only need aluminium mesh on openable windows. Doors don’t need any mesh
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Sloppy
19 August
4
Aug 19, 2018 9:49 am
We are coming to the end of our owner build and we had a few occasions that suppliers told us they couldn’t supply us with certain lengths of framing timber. They said they had to keep it for their regular builders to keep them happy.

All I did was call up another company and got it from them.
We are coming to the end of our owner build and we had a few occasions that suppliers told us they couldn’t supply us with certain lengths of framing timber. They said they had to keep it for their regular builders to keep them happy.

All I did was call up another company and got it from them.
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Sloppy
22 June
5
Jun 22, 2018 10:09 am
Hey Simon.
What projector did you end up going with?
Hey Simon.
What projector did you end up going with?
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Sloppy
27 November 2016
194
Nov 27, 2016 8:04 am
Hi Beetaloo

We are about a week away from starting our exterior cladding so I have another question about your cladding.

Did you install it all yourself or did you have help. I'm just trying to think how I can manage holding the 4.2m lengths a d nailing at the same time.

Thanks
Hi Beetaloo

We are about a week away from starting our exterior cladding so I have another question about your cladding.

Did you install it all yourself or did you have help. I'm just trying to think how I can manage holding the 4.2m lengths a d nailing at the same time.

Thanks
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Sloppy
10 July 2016
949
Jul 10, 2016 8:55 am
gandn gandn
Sloppy Sloppy
Hi Gandn and others that follow this build. I've just received the preliminary engineering comps and we have about 6 steel beams in our house.

I'm just wondering what everyone spent on there steel work if they can remember off the top of your heads.

I realise cost may vary a lot

Thanks


Can't remember off top of my head. Will check later. Was about $2-3k? We bought some galvanised and pre cut but not all as we had a few that had to be welded together on site from memory.


Thanks for that. Hopefully mine is not to much more than that. We have about 5 that are 6m long and a few extra that are shorter
gandn gandn
Sloppy Sloppy
Hi Gandn and others that follow this build. I've just received the preliminary engineering comps and we have about 6 steel beams in our house.

I'm just wondering what everyone spent on there steel work if they can remember off the top of your heads.

I realise cost may vary a lot

Thanks


Can't remember off top of my head. Will check later. Was about $2-3k? We bought some galvanised and pre cut but not all as we had a few that had to be welded together on site from memory.


Thanks for that. Hopefully mine is not to much more than that. We have about 5 that are 6m long and a few extra that are shorter
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Sloppy
7 July 2016
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Jul 07, 2016 9:19 am
Hi Gandn and others that follow this build. I've just received the preliminary engineering comps and we have about 6 steel beams in our house.

I'm just wondering what everyone spent on there steel work if they can remember off the top of your heads.

I realise cost may vary a lot

Thanks
Hi Gandn and others that follow this build. I've just received the preliminary engineering comps and we have about 6 steel beams in our house.

I'm just wondering what everyone spent on there steel work if they can remember off the top of your heads.

I realise cost may vary a lot

Thanks
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Sloppy
6 June 2016
27
Jun 06, 2016 2:42 pm
mixo mixo
No. look at the dolby site for speaker position.

mixo

They look like they are in different positions to me. Unless I'm looking at the wrong thing?
mixo mixo
No. look at the dolby site for speaker position.

mixo

They look like they are in different positions to me. Unless I'm looking at the wrong thing?
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Sloppy
6 June 2016
24
Jun 06, 2016 9:59 am
My only question with that is if you put 2 atmos speakers in then want to go with 4 at a later date would you have to relocate the original 2 atmos speakers or are they going to be in the right spots as I've heard they have to be in certain positions
My only question with that is if you put 2 atmos speakers in then want to go with 4 at a later date would you have to relocate the original 2 atmos speakers or are they going to be in the right spots as I've heard they have to be in certain positions
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Sloppy
12 May 2016
3
May 12, 2016 7:38 pm
It really depends on the unit, KW and brand. Some people pay a lot more and some pay less
It really depends on the unit, KW and brand. Some people pay a lot more and some pay less
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Sloppy
9 May 2016
2
May 09, 2016 2:53 pm
If you mean hw40es I think they are fantastic for the price. Never heard of the 49es
If you mean hw40es I think they are fantastic for the price. Never heard of the 49es
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Sloppy
9 May 2016
5
May 09, 2016 2:50 pm
How long did you sit in front of the 120" screen at 3m? Seems abit close to me but it is all up to the individual I guess
How long did you sit in front of the 120" screen at 3m? Seems abit close to me but it is all up to the individual I guess
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Sloppy
27 March 2016
2
Mar 27, 2016 7:15 pm
Someone may be able to correct me if I'm wrong but I think this is the case

The pipes are pressurised and you need to pump the gas into the condenser. Turning the indoor unit onto hot or cold (can't remember which one, off the top off my head) can help get the gas to the right space but I believe it still needs a pump to finish it off. If you were to just cut the pipes you probably will need to get more gas and you usually pay buy the kg. Can't tell you about prices tho sorry
Someone may be able to correct me if I'm wrong but I think this is the case

The pipes are pressurised and you need to pump the gas into the condenser. Turning the indoor unit onto hot or cold (can't remember which one, off the top off my head) can help get the gas to the right space but I believe it still needs a pump to finish it off. If you were to just cut the pipes you probably will need to get more gas and you usually pay buy the kg. Can't tell you about prices tho sorry
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Sloppy
22 February 2016
4
Feb 22, 2016 9:09 am
People we know used taits timber and were very happy. I think boral have timber too. There prices are online as well which is handy
People we know used taits timber and were very happy. I think boral have timber too. There prices are online as well which is handy
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Sloppy
17 February 2016
63
Feb 17, 2016 9:02 pm
Well they said that as long as we decommission the shed as soon as we get our occupancy certificate then it's all good with our council. So it looks like we are going to be living in a shed for a while...
Well they said that as long as we decommission the shed as soon as we get our occupancy certificate then it's all good with our council. So it looks like we are going to be living in a shed for a while...
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Sloppy
15 February 2016
61
Feb 15, 2016 1:42 pm
We are hoping our council is understanding like yours. They are notoriously hard to deal with but in saying that I have yet to have a bad experience with them. We will be building the shed or pool room to the same standard as the house so I don't see why they will have a problem. We are going today to ask so I guess we will find out soon
We are hoping our council is understanding like yours. They are notoriously hard to deal with but in saying that I have yet to have a bad experience with them. We will be building the shed or pool room to the same standard as the house so I don't see why they will have a problem. We are going today to ask so I guess we will find out soon
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Sloppy
15 February 2016
59
Feb 15, 2016 8:52 am
twylamc twylamc
We are living in our shed right now while we are building the house. The shed is 6 x 12 but we insulated a part of it (6 x 4.5 for the room that we are using as bedroom/kitchen/lounge and 2.5 x 1.8 for the little ensuite). We cook using a single butane cooker that you can store in one of the kitchen drawers. Not ideal but we open the door while cooking and light an incense stick after and the smell is gone. We use the little dish drainer set that you get from ikea. We have a queen bed. We are comfortable and we are ok with it. We have our fridges, microwave, pantry, wardrobes in the uninsulated part of the shed (apart from it being our storage). The space will be back to being a bar after. Here is a picture of our shed. The first door on the left is the way to the rest of the shed, the next door is to the ensuite. You can see the house that we are currently building at the front. Our washing machine is outside and we just cover it with a tarp. Our dryer is in another smaller shed on the other end. We have gas cylinder for hot water for in the shed only. The house will be a different story. We will have solar hot water with electric backup.

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Very nice setup

How did you go with the council? Were they happy with it all?
twylamc twylamc
We are living in our shed right now while we are building the house. The shed is 6 x 12 but we insulated a part of it (6 x 4.5 for the room that we are using as bedroom/kitchen/lounge and 2.5 x 1.8 for the little ensuite). We cook using a single butane cooker that you can store in one of the kitchen drawers. Not ideal but we open the door while cooking and light an incense stick after and the smell is gone. We use the little dish drainer set that you get from ikea. We have a queen bed. We are comfortable and we are ok with it. We have our fridges, microwave, pantry, wardrobes in the uninsulated part of the shed (apart from it being our storage). The space will be back to being a bar after. Here is a picture of our shed. The first door on the left is the way to the rest of the shed, the next door is to the ensuite. You can see the house that we are currently building at the front. Our washing machine is outside and we just cover it with a tarp. Our dryer is in another smaller shed on the other end. We have gas cylinder for hot water for in the shed only. The house will be a different story. We will have solar hot water with electric backup.

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Very nice setup

How did you go with the council? Were they happy with it all?
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Sloppy
14 February 2016
62
Feb 14, 2016 3:26 pm
Are you looking at living in your shed while you build your house?
Are you looking at living in your shed while you build your house?
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Sloppy
13 February 2016
57
Feb 13, 2016 9:29 pm
Bringing up a old thread but just wondering if many people are doing this these days? We are thinking of doing this some time this year
Bringing up a old thread but just wondering if many people are doing this these days? We are thinking of doing this some time this year
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