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Back to the curved mudbrick wall. Now working on the top half. Slow going as we're working higher up and also having to make the jarrah boxes and then lay the mudbricks…

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RuffTuff
Jun 22, 2019 8:36 am
RuffTuff
AKB
AKB
23 April

Perth NOR OB on 5 Acres - Kitchen and Pool :-)

Perth NOR OB on 5 Acres - Kitchen and Pool :-)
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We went with a magnesium pool and got our equipment through ABW liners in Neerabup

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AKB
Apr 23, 2019 6:48 pm
AKB
AKB
AKB
25 February

OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA
1 ... 28, 29, 30

Stunning .... anymore photos of the inside?

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AKB
Feb 25, 2019 9:43 pm
AKB
Mrs_Puddleduck
Mrs_Puddleduck
1 October 2018

Ross Squire kit - OB in Parkerville WA - Mood Boards!!!

Ross Squire kit - OB in Parkerville WA - Mood Boards!!!
1, 2, 3, 4

Just came across this thread and saw that you have clay and had to invert the leach drains and septics. Would you have any images of this? I've got my eye on a clayey…

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Mrs_Puddleduck
Oct 01, 2018 1:46 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
28 July 2018

Estimating your quantities? we can help =)

Estimating your quantities? we can help =)

Most Builders use BIM as a sales tool aka Design visualisation and to break down component costs but they will never share the breakdown cost with you as it's explicitly…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 28, 2018 7:51 am
StructuralBIMGuy
RuffTuff
RuffTuff
14 May 2018

"Cottage", Tiny house build.

"Cottage", Tiny house build.

Yes, I will use oversized timbers. Where a 150mm floor joist in MGP10 or 12 might be required I will go with 175mm or 200mm seasoned jarrah which would probably be graded…

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RuffTuff
May 14, 2018 9:24 pm
RuffTuff
Dims
Dims
3 May 2018

Skillion Roof Insulation

Skillion Roof Insulation

Thanks for your input Building -expert and Dr Buildwell, I will contact Foilboard and discuss. Cheers Colin

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Dims
May 03, 2018 9:33 am
Dr.Buildwell
Dr.Buildwell
25 April 2018

Concrete slab non conforming

Concrete slab non conforming
1, 2

all liability falls squarely on the builder , well at least here in vic anyway.

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Dr.Buildwell
Apr 25, 2018 10:06 pm
qebtel
qebtel
7 January 2018

Ebay Stores

Ebay Stores

Still i have no experience of online shopping. I prefer to shop offline.

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qebtel
Jan 07, 2018 4:05 pm

The more information you put up the more precise the reply/answer , egs. use Photos, sketches and data (l/m , m2, m3,etc) This information is also used in rule-of-thumb…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 09, 2017 10:05 am
StructuralBIMGuy
sparky_JsP
sparky_JsP
14 September 2017

Owner Building in Perth

Owner Building in Perth
1, 2

Yes mate

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sparky_JsP
Sep 14, 2017 10:13 pm
sparky_JsP
NADT
NADT
29 January 2017

Modified Camden supplied by PAAL homes

Modified Camden supplied by PAAL homes
1 ... 6, 7, 8

Congratulations on moving into your beautiful home! What an amazing job you've done. We've looked through your posts quickly and great photos. Just one question ( and…

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NADT
Jan 29, 2017 8:21 am
NADT
Builtbyjane
Builtbyjane
16 January 2017

Building Owner Builder in South Western Australia

Building Owner Builder in South Western Australia

Hey just wondering how your project went/ is going? I'll be starting a owner build in Bridgetown this year, first time! Any local recommendations? Anyone to steer clear of? TIA

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Builtbyjane
Jan 16, 2017 11:47 am
JB1
JB1
6 January 2017

Owner Builder Insurance

Owner Builder Insurance

Concreters poured water that contained some concrete into my storm water drain. It blocked my 200mm pvc pipe. It wasn't solid concrete but hard enough to block it. It…

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JB1
Jan 06, 2017 9:32 pm
RuffTuff
RuffTuff
27 November 2016

Studio (fancy shed) build

Studio (fancy shed) build
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Well, we finally got our full council approval! We already had a 10a approval but then we started running art classes and the authorities deemed we now had to reclassify…

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RuffTuff
Nov 27, 2016 9:04 am
RuffTuff
chalky
chalky
27 September 2016

Tradie recommendations Perth Hills

Tradie recommendations Perth Hills

Hey there, My partner is a quailed plumbing contractor, We recently started our own business called Banrock Pluming based out of Ellenbrook We should be able to help you…

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chalky
Sep 27, 2016 11:09 pm
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Mark_
Sep 06, 2016 9:47 pm
James Austin
James Austin
5 August 2016

Owner Builder insurance

Owner Builder insurance

I've been speaking with all risk, easy to deal with and the policy looks good, when compared to others i've been researching .....but you never really know until you make a claim

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James Austin
Aug 05, 2016 10:55 am
James Austin
OBExplorer
OBExplorer
2 August 2016

OB vs Builder for extension (in WA)

OB vs Builder for extension (in WA)

Hi - I need some advice specifically in context of an extension, not complete new build. I see plenty of posts re: pros & cons of OB vs project builder for a new build but…

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OBExplorer
Aug 02, 2016 1:51 am
manofaus
manofaus
10 June 2016

Guidance with schedule of work!

Guidance with schedule of work!

Most of the house: plumbing, electrical, airconditioning, vacuum rough in. insulation and linings. Again mark out fixtures and document. Paint out. Electrical fit out.…

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manofaus
Jun 10, 2016 5:53 pm
manofaus
browne
browne
4 May 2016

Looking for supervisor for owner-builder project

Looking for supervisor for owner-builder project

Hi All, We have decided to go down the OB route for our renovation and extension - 1905 house front remaining with modern extension on a western suburbs block. We have a…

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browne
May 04, 2016 2:44 pm
browne
Bigblock7
Bigblock7
25 April 2016

Energy Rating exceptions and flexibility of rules

Energy Rating exceptions and flexibility of rules

Have you considered something that is portable? Like a tiny home on skids or trailer?

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Bigblock7
Apr 25, 2016 6:57 pm
Bigblock7
BooY
BooY
16 April 2016

How May lights ?

How May lights ?

How many is completely dependent on the area usage and type of lights you want to you. a standard bedroom for eg, could be 1x batten holder or 1x high output LED Downlgiht…

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BooY
Apr 16, 2016 5:49 pm
BooY
Stewie D
Stewie D
4 April 2016

Which local Council is right?

Which local Council is right?

All that is Ok for small works where the difference in council fees for a job at $10,000 that someone basically works out at labour only and is only slightly smaller in…

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Stewie D
Apr 04, 2016 9:57 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
2 March 2016

Structural Engineering and Energy Assess - Perth

Structural Engineering and Energy Assess - Perth

StructuralBimGuy is on these forums and in Perth. I'm sure he'd be able to help you. Stewie

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Stewie D
Mar 02, 2016 5:10 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
21 February 2016

BAL Bushfire Attack Level Ratings - anyone with experience?

BAL Bushfire Attack Level Ratings - anyone with experience?
1, 2, 3

My advice is to get an all inclusive service that includes, design, simulations, engineering and all certificates.. ie, AS & NCC Code compliance, Energy, Structurals and…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 21, 2016 10:10 am
StructuralBIMGuy
sam001
sam001
21 February 2016

residential earthworks Perth

residential earthworks Perth

professional earth moving.

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sam001
Feb 20, 2016 11:28 pm
manofaus
manofaus
12 December 2015

How do I get engineering sign off on a deck? (Perth)

How do I get engineering sign off on a deck? (Perth)

Download a copy of the BCA 2015. It is free. It will tell you what you need to design to. All you need to do is show the council how you came to select the materials you…

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manofaus
Dec 12, 2015 2:54 pm
manofaus
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
18 September 2015

Price for plumbing-new house

Price for plumbing-new house

Plumbers will give quote on phone and charge same as quoted after the work has been done.I heard such humming noise below the sewer pipes in the bathroom, with i spotted…

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SaveH2O
Sep 18, 2015 5:50 pm
SaveH2O
dbenz
dbenz
10 September 2015

concrete formwork

concrete formwork

It will be fine don't worry.

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dbenz
Sep 10, 2015 9:37 pm
qebtel
qebtel
3 August 2015

Living in a caravan on site - Perth WA

Living in a caravan on site - Perth WA

Agree with Beetaloo. Dont do anything to set off your neighbours and keep certain activities out of sight, and you should be right. Many councils have rules about living…

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qebtel
Aug 03, 2015 2:25 pm
Alan62
Alan62
24 July 2015

Steel & timber staircase

Steel & timber staircase

No he is in Bomaderry NSW. When designing your stairs you have to think about your floor covering, for example if you are having tiles, doing direct stick method, you need…

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Alan62
Jul 24, 2015 11:05 am
chalky
chalky
19 July 2015

Brickies Perth Hills

Brickies Perth Hills

Can anyone recommend quality brickies in Perth Hills. I'm in Parkerville.

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chalky
Jul 19, 2015 11:05 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
1 July 2015

Do awning windows for BAL 19 have to be toughened?

Do awning windows for BAL 19 have to be toughened?

You also might want to check with the Insurance Council of Aust They have a big say along with engineers australia, in setting standards.

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 01, 2015 9:18 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
14 May 2015

Draftsperon recommendations - Perth WA

Draftsperon recommendations - Perth WA

Shouldnt be too difficult if designed correctly. For…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 14, 2015 8:26 am
StructuralBIMGuy
bashworth
bashworth
1 May 2015

Who and how is a slab laid

Who and how is a slab laid

Previously in NSW all you needed was a reference from a licensed builder or concreter to say you had more than 1 year of experience in the…

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bashworth
May 01, 2015 6:07 pm
bashworth
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
25 April 2015

Steel frame or wood frame roof truss cost

Steel frame or wood frame roof truss cost

On my build, the supply cost of the roof trusses (timber) was insignificant in the overall build cost. i.e. $20/m2. I would choose the type of roof truss that best suits…

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Beetaloo
Apr 25, 2015 6:53 pm
Beetaloo
chippy
chippy
20 March 2015

cabinet maker constantly cancelling

cabinet maker constantly cancelling
1, 2

Hi qebetl. Problem is, as a business owner, you have far more chance of a client not paying than a business going broke. I would never build a kitchen for a client without…

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chippy
Mar 20, 2015 4:31 pm
kasra nedlands
kasra nedlands
13 March 2015

demolition of sleep out

demolition of sleep out

Hi everyone, Can anyone in Perth recommend a demolition crew they have used. Our OB renovation/addition requires then removal of the sleep out and 2 other brick walls.…

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kasra nedlands
Mar 13, 2015 10:42 pm
kasra nedlands
barkersontheblock
barkersontheblock
1 March 2015

Anyone purchased timber flooring direct from the mill?

Anyone purchased timber flooring direct from the mill?

Hey Trixee I purchased some jarrah tongue and groove from a mill down south which I found to be better than what all the flooring places in Perth where trying to sell me…

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barkersontheblock
Mar 01, 2015 1:26 am
builder777
builder777
29 January 2015

Post construction site clean up

Post construction site clean up

Got 1.5 tonne bulk bags from http://bulkbags.com.au. It will do the job - thanks for replies everyone.

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builder777
Jan 29, 2015 2:50 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
31 October 2014

Architect or draftsman

Architect or draftsman

If you know what you want then a competent draftie is what you need . They may be able to make some suggestions as well. Here's a few threads on this subject...

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Stewie D
Oct 31, 2014 5:32 pm
mossydots
mossydots
31 October 2014

Shed with ancillary accomodation - Struct Engineering etc

Shed with ancillary accomodation - Struct Engineering etc

Now that is a very practical suggestion Beetaloo, thank you.

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mossydots
Oct 31, 2014 5:28 pm
Wonkywalker
Wonkywalker
30 October 2014

Perth Hills, Gidgegannup - Our Owner-build Journey

Perth Hills, Gidgegannup - Our Owner-build Journey
1, 2, 3, 4

Love your ensuite design and colours - the stepped bath is gorgeous!

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Wonkywalker
Oct 30, 2014 5:03 pm
Wonkywalker
chalky
chalky
22 October 2014

Electronic Spreadsheets

Electronic Spreadsheets

Thankyou for your suggestions. I was hoping someone had set up an EXCEL spreadsheet so as to save time. ;0)

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chalky
Oct 22, 2014 10:55 pm
mgilla
mgilla
17 October 2014

DIY internal plastering

DIY internal plastering

Would definitely use a bagged render product. Shop round there's a few different ones available, the bigger paint suppliers have one as well as bunnings. Look on youtube…

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mgilla
Oct 17, 2014 8:09 pm
BUTCH9980
BUTCH9980
9 October 2014

Any ICF Owner Builders Here?

Any ICF Owner Builders Here?

You will not be un-happy with an ICF home. You will find it warm in winter and cool in summer. Cost wise, the savings will be around 10% on a DIY brick and stick build.…

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BUTCH9980
Oct 09, 2014 10:56 am
enaj80
enaj80
3 October 2014

OB in Perth

OB in Perth
1, 2

Hi great pics so far, I bet it's changed a lot now though. We are owner building in perth too, although we have just hit the two yr mark after first slab down ! And still…

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enaj80
Oct 03, 2014 8:13 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
25 September 2014

New OB build in Stirling WA

New OB build in Stirling WA
1, 2

We stockpile...its more to do with logistics and cheap material I would think?

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 25, 2014 8:18 am
StructuralBIMGuy

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