Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie
Hi powerD, congratulation on becoming a fully qualified laser level stick holder! lol Interesting plans and certainly interesting human being, life is full of challenges…
If you work in the construction and building industry, then you know that your equipment and…
I'm about to owner build myself. I kept an eye out on gumtree and Facebook marketing place for second hand fencing, however, I also bought a Ute for the build so I was…
Front door size
Should explain a bit further.
From the lentil to the top of the jamb 5mm gap
For the side 10mm each side.
Using 22mm door jamb.
opening 2310 H 1095W
We've got a lot of these stone retaining walls to build, starting at 300mm high and some going up over head height as they go downhill. We found some very cheap concrete…
Sand and cement before waterproofing
About to start on the bathroom floor.
Thinking of doing sand and cement the floor before waterproofing.
Does anyone see a problem with that approach?
all plasterboard are the same except for thicknesses and type like sound and wet areas
Roof truss and internal walls
Apart from the expense of Ceiling battens & Double sheeting
50mm will pronounce any movement->cracking at the wall ceiling joins?
"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…
Site set out on home extension-Melbourne
No much bias there. I have found that the concreters that I have engaged to do set out of form are relatively good at what they do. I run around and check with a water…
OB for load bearing wall removal
Not necessarily true with engineers and surveyors. Friend has take a volume builder to court over unsound foundation. Volume builder immediately deflected it to the…
Long time absent from the forum. The house build has hit a major hurdle in the form of two former Redland City Council Building Inspectors. One being the Private Building…
Skillion Roof Insulation
Thanks for your input Building -expert and Dr Buildwell, I will contact Foilboard and discuss.
Ballpark costs for building
Look at "Rawlinsons-Construction Cost Guide" for the area you intend to build. There is a section for building cost per sq meter- that would be a rough guide.
May 02, 2018 10:30 am
edskii Great...Thanks for joining & I look fwd to your posts/contributions
I use matrix solvers to start.. then make allowances for variables/alternatives
"There's math &…
Anyone built with shipping containers?
build with shipping containers if you want your house to look like a shipping container , if your'e just going to clad it all over then dont bother as you will be…
Plywood or particle board floor
do not do this you will get mould , in 18 years as a carpenter i have never seen this done , black poly and weather around timber equals mould mould mould
insulation is one of the most important things in a home , its too often overlooked in australia and almost never installed properly. you should have an energy evaluation…
Thanks for the reply mate.
No it's all good, the posts are where they should be despite looking a bit strangely placed in pics. The ones you can see running down the side…
OB tradie recommendations Melbourne
Firstly, thanks to the OP for this thread - has been most helpful to have a list of trades that have proven to deliver the goods!
In regards to PM's we were looking at…
Still i have no experience of online shopping. I prefer to shop offline.
6 star energy repor - VIC
There are minimum requirements that will give you the required rating (deemed to comply) ..see if you can save yourself some money, your designer should have an…
Concreter in Sydney area
Can someone recommend a concreter in Sydney, who will be able to quote and perform the following jobs around mid-April or May:
- prepare formwork and…
Happy with your owner builder insurance?
who is happy with his owner builder insurance? I'm going to start my build very soon and to get a recommendation would help me a great deal.
Thanks in advance!…
Feb 18, 2018 8:09 pm
First, take a look at the photo. Its rural. Most councils will approve shed homes for rural, but not urban. The reasons they occur in rural is…
Brisbane Harkaway Homes
My wife spotted a few Harkaway Homes pictures online when we were on the lookout for a style to build our new home in...
The untimely death of a friend led us to visit…
Garage Beam Brickworks
NSU Your engineer will advise you of the options for non-Standard beams ie Section, materials, loads , Span, deflections.etc,etc.
It's also hard to comment without seeing …
Dude don't rely to my post go away, as if I haven't worked with owber builder who had nothing, in fact most people who work in the building industry don't have any…