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kasra nedlandsOB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA
The grey area is polished cement plaster. It’s basically like normal white set but with cement. The plasters work it till it becomes very smooth.
StructuralBIMGuyBuilding contract inclusions - deck oil
@ Milky_42 welcome to the forum Unless stated it's generally not included. Deck oiling and maintenance is something a lot of renovators do themselves There are some great…
StructuralBIMGuyHow to minimise building certification & engineering fees
Andre2018 This is my favourite roof window detail Cheers
StructuralBIMGuyHow to choose/assess a potential building inspector/surveyor
Andre2018 Sketchup Pro has the tools for architecture Free sketchup is very basic Another consideration is Sketchup pro can be imported into other consultants BIM…
StructuralBIMGuyHelixSteel - 3D concrete reinforcement
Here's the irony, It would be useless alone in a Helix concrete stair case FYI Steel fixers charge $700 per Tonne (Perth) flat slab OT, That is a $1m Staircase in a $25m…
HighlanderFixing particle board to steel sub floor
Hi, i'm OB'ing a steel frame home, the floor (Stratco) is almost up & ready to add floor boards. Obviously i can't use a nail gun, just wondering what method people are…
kathysangelBricklayers & wastage of bricks - what's acceptable?
my bricklayers were sacked I have a new crew and all my bricks are been replaced so happy it's looking great
Mrs_PuddleduckRoss Squire kit - OB in Parkerville WA - Mood Boards!!!
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…
aussietaSlab for garage - is engineer over engineering it?
when you build up to an easement the foundations have to be deeper and stronger so the relevant authority can dig the drain up without your garage falling down
Hey mate All cabinetry custom made, comes in preassembled modules ready to install. Also imported over double glazed windows, custom made vanity benchtops with recessed…
ArdoAny info on new Basix since July 2017 and using raised floor
I agree with you. The problem is that you can no longer specify your insulation requirements using the online tool to compensate for the loss or gain in the thermal…
M575Load bearing wall removal / Owner Builder options
Correct, there are no drawings available. That’s one of the steps I need to do. I’ve reached out to some structural engineers and a builder to get an idea of things.
StructuralBIMGuyAnyone built with shipping containers?
FayeA Floor Plan & Elevations do help others, checkout 3D Warehouse for and model an initial design You would need to trim around the openings and give consideration to…
StructuralBIMGuyEstimating 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…
gommeqldOFFERING FREE ADVICE TO OWNER BUILDERS ON LOW ENERGY AND PRE
Click on my name and you'll get a list of my posts. Read of few of those and you'll get a good idea of my background and intentions. Here's an extract from one of those…
waxinggibbousTondelver House - Southern Highlands
Apologies for lack of updates - year to date: annus horribilis meet Misery Loves Company. (Though health is good - except for a raging toothache ATM on a halfway done root…
Sunshine841Looking for a builder to build our PAAL home
Hi obAnge, Did you end up finding a builder and what area are you in?. We are just about to sign up to PAAL, we will do most of the work but looking at employing some…
BaroldMy new house at Fern Tree, Tasmania
Hi, I'm about to do a new roof, love the profile and colour you've chosen! Can I ask is it a Colorbond roofing sheet or some other make and can I also ask what colour you…
Searching4 knowledgeCheap temporary fencing required..anyone know of any?