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Pummers
Pummers
4 February 2018

Brisbane Harkaway Homes

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…

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Pummers
Feb 04, 2018 10:22 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
4 February 2018

Garage Beam Brickworks

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 …

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 04, 2018 7:02 am
StructuralBIMGuy
algernon
algernon
3 February 2018

Do I need to hire temporary stairs for double story build?

Do I need to hire temporary stairs for double story build?

Possibly - I'm not actually sure on that point in our case, but it could be a factor in some situations.

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algernon
Feb 03, 2018 7:10 pm
PJT318
PJT318
2 February 2018

recomendation request for an engineer to report on a slab.

recomendation request for an engineer to report on a slab.

Hi All, we have a home in Weston in the Lower Hunter NSW, we have a large garage on a slab we would like to convert to a GF. We are looking for an engineer to check and…

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PJT318
Feb 02, 2018 3:07 pm
PJT318
chode1984
chode1984
17 January 2018

Recommended Owner Builder Course - QLD

Recommended Owner Builder Course - QLD

Depends what you're looking for. If you're after a box ticking exercise go with someone like Absolute Education. I used them a little while back. I didn't learn much but…

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chode1984
Jan 17, 2018 9:32 pm
chode1984
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

Look for bigger savings steelwork is a small component in reinforcement concrete (See pie graph above)

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 05, 2018 8:35 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
3 January 2018

Project cost for owner build in Sydney

Project cost for owner build in Sydney

Amits more info required? Please leave a PM

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 03, 2018 7:22 am
StructuralBIMGuy
JB1
JB1
24 December 2017

Unlicenced plumbers.

Unlicenced plumbers.

It's in the owner building section so no builder. Ask the plumber to provide a solution. Let's hope you haven't paid much of the bill. I'd also be calling the…

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JB1
Dec 24, 2017 1:44 pm
OB Melb 1
OB Melb 1
8 December 2017

Concreter in Melbourne to do on-ground slab for extension

Concreter in Melbourne to do on-ground slab for extension

I'm owner building an extension in Melbourne. Need to build a slab for my extension. Can anyone suggest a concrete contractor with a VBA registration? PM me if that…

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OB Melb 1
Dec 08, 2017 9:54 am
manofaus
manofaus
8 December 2017

Sydney North West Owner Builder

Sydney North West Owner Builder

I too would like to know how you get costings from BIM software? How do you get the hourly rate and productiveness from it for people in the area that you live?

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manofaus
Dec 08, 2017 9:34 am
manofaus
alexp79
alexp79
29 November 2017

Tiling on Steel Bearer/Joist floor

Tiling on Steel Bearer/Joist floor

Aren't you supposed to attach OSB to the steel frame first and then attach underlay and tiles to the top? Steel's thermal expansion coefficient is around 2.5 higher than wood/pine.

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alexp79
Nov 28, 2017 11:26 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
25 November 2017

Owner Builder questions

Owner Builder questions

alexp79 this might sound funny but "it is recommended you know more about your project than the people your hire" so it is advisable that you take steps to prepare…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 25, 2017 9:01 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Rutland
Rutland
21 November 2017

Roof tiles Boral or Austral

Roof tiles Boral or Austral

Thanks for the suggestion. Terracotta tiles seem to be a great choice.

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Rutland
Nov 21, 2017 3:13 am
soot
soot
20 November 2017

Owner Builder for new townhouse development and existing hou

Owner Builder for new townhouse development and existing hou

Hi StructuralBIMguy, I am gonna do an alteration which includes internal wall removal, partial demolition and extension. So I thought that is quite not a simple…

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soot
Nov 20, 2017 9:46 pm
soot
Obi
Obi
15 November 2017

Anticon for our colorbond roof?

Anticon for our colorbond roof?
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Thank you. We’re currently nearing lock up stage in our new build. Is this something i should do after or should i expect this from builder?

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Obi
Nov 15, 2017 4:10 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
31 October 2017

Advice for a steel frame construction [pole house on slope]

Advice for a steel frame construction [pole house on slope]

Pretty sure I have the contact for a Chinese fabricator that one of my clients ordered Steel fabricated windows, frames and doors, just p.m me and i'll give you the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 31, 2017 9:11 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Carpentacular
Carpentacular
31 October 2017

Reading the plans - cement render?

Reading the plans - cement render?

On this plan in North elevation, it's in a note with an arrow point to where it should be on the pier.

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Carpentacular
Oct 31, 2017 5:03 am
Carpentacular
Carpentacular
31 October 2017

Slab height and tiling

Slab height and tiling

I'd only do such a thing if I couldn't get the legal room height, I presume by the way you asked the walls are already up as in it's a double brick house?

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Carpentacular
Oct 31, 2017 4:47 am
Allrisk
Allrisk
26 October 2017

Owner Builder Course in VIC

Owner Builder Course in VIC

Hi. In most States an owner-builder licence can only be issued for you to build your primary residence, not a holiday home. Have you checked that aspect already?

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Allrisk
Oct 26, 2017 11:46 am
Allrisk
Allrisk
Allrisk
26 October 2017

Minimalist Owner Build in Hobart - temp power supply decisio

Minimalist Owner Build in Hobart - temp power supply decisio

thanks Beetaloo. I'll be doing a similar project soon, so your advice helps me too.

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Allrisk
Oct 26, 2017 11:43 am
Allrisk
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
24 October 2017

Template for tender document to builders for getting quotes

Template for tender document to builders for getting quotes

mcnugget15 For what it's worth convert it to & use You can't go wrong..cheers

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 24, 2017 9:16 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Joker
Joker
18 October 2017

New in Australia little bit confusing about owner builder ru

New in Australia little bit confusing about owner builder ru

7 years warranty, your safe to sell after that.

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Joker
Oct 18, 2017 10:34 pm
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AKB
Oct 17, 2017 11:27 pm
AKB
JB1
JB1
15 October 2017

Melbourne- recommend me a stair case builder

Melbourne- recommend me a stair case builder

The stair case builder I used previously is retiring and won't take on any new jobs. Can someone recommend a reasonably priced stair case builder in Melbourne? I've…

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JB1
Oct 15, 2017 10:33 pm
NSU
NSU
9 October 2017

Infill slab and Bal 29

Infill slab and Bal 29

Thanks for all the replies. Planning to use 20mm gravel as gravel is small in size and it naturally…

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NSU
Oct 09, 2017 7:49 pm
michae
michae
9 October 2017

Building warranty insurance

Building warranty insurance

Well, If the builder is not in administration, seek legal…

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michae
Oct 09, 2017 7:27 pm
michae

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
NSU
NSU
30 September 2017

Roof Tiler Sydney

Roof Tiler Sydney

Hi All, Can anyone suggest a roof tiler to install on a new house. Thanks

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NSU
Sep 30, 2017 8:32 pm
algernon
algernon
19 September 2017

Hebal flooring

Hebal flooring

Yeah, we're building a passive solar house, and are using the PowerFloor for those reasons (acoustic and rigidity), not for thermal mass (for that, we're increasing the…

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algernon
Sep 19, 2017 9:31 am
sparky_JsP
sparky_JsP
14 September 2017

Owner Building in Perth

Owner Building in Perth
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Yes mate

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sparky_JsP
Sep 14, 2017 10:13 pm
sparky_JsP
freckles5
freckles5
14 September 2017

Bricklayer in North-West Sydney

Bricklayer in North-West Sydney

Hi I know it has been a few months since your original post but just wondering if you had any luck with a recommendation or finding a bricklayer to…

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freckles5
Sep 14, 2017 8:09 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
7 September 2017

How much it cost for 60m2 concrete granny flat slab

How much it cost for 60m2 concrete granny flat slab

ramy12 welcome to the forum Soil type, Build materials, specs, concrete pump? More info required.. but it's pretty easy to work out a fair price. Based on 14m3 $5-6K goodluck

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 07, 2017 11:10 am
StructuralBIMGuy
JB1
JB1
4 September 2017

insulating slab

insulating slab

My energy rater recommended under slab insulation. From my research it can help. However if you're in NSW, perhaps the insulation requirements are different in your part…

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JB1
Sep 04, 2017 12:33 pm
gommeqld
gommeqld
24 August 2017

Owner builder - advice on getting a soil report.

Owner builder - advice on getting a soil report.

Nope, cannot agree there. Finding an honest, reliable and sensibly priced tradie in Perth is a nightmare. Always has been. It's no different anywhere else in Australia. I…

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gommeqld
Aug 24, 2017 12:02 pm
dexx
dexx
18 August 2017

collar ties?

collar ties?

I'm considering replacing three 120x35 pine collar ties with 10mm steel rope. It will give me better clearance for the storage space i'm setting up.

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dexx
Aug 18, 2017 1:31 pm
Emsy1981
Emsy1981
17 August 2017

Owner builder in different state?

Owner builder in different state?

Thanks for that. Would it be better to use the same insurer or different?

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Emsy1981
Aug 17, 2017 6:21 pm
snowing
snowing
15 August 2017

Program/app for designing home

Program/app for designing home

Home Designer by Chief Architect is a good choice which will cost quite a bit but worth it. You can import CAD drawings as reference to draw up your slope. If you go this…

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snowing
Aug 15, 2017 12:36 pm
Jacky10
Jacky10
8 August 2017

Owner Builder Marsden Park / Schofields

Owner Builder Marsden Park / Schofields

Hi Sunil Just checking how are you going with your project ? I am commencing in Riverstone area. Cheers

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Jacky10
Aug 08, 2017 5:31 am
Allrisk
Allrisk
31 July 2017

Kit home budgeting and builder recommendations

Kit home budgeting and builder recommendations

I get a lot of owner-builders reporting that their project took longer than expected because the contractors were'nt available when needed, adding delays where no work was…

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Allrisk
Jul 31, 2017 3:10 pm
Allrisk
manofaus
manofaus
23 July 2017

Difference between M and H slab

Difference between M and H slab

spot on Bevan, but it will have the information that the OP was asking for in this thread.

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manofaus
Jul 23, 2017 1:27 pm
manofaus
qebtel
qebtel
18 July 2017

build new house then demolish old =2 permits

build new house then demolish old =2 permits

You need a permit to demolish the existing,, and a building application approved to build a new house.

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qebtel
Jul 18, 2017 10:54 pm
bashworth
bashworth
18 July 2017

Choice of gyprock/pasterboard?

Choice of gyprock/pasterboard?

Yes there are several types of plasterboard. Here are some alternatives for reducing sound transmission For more info check this product range link …

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bashworth
Jul 18, 2017 8:08 pm
bashworth
NSU
NSU
16 July 2017

Timber Frame Installer

Timber Frame Installer

After someone that can install prefab timber frame on the South Coast, NSW. Thanks

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NSU
Jul 16, 2017 8:06 pm
NSU
NSU
16 July 2017

Price for slab NSW

Price for slab NSW

Interested in finding out what's the average price for a slab infill and suspended. Thanks

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NSU
Jul 16, 2017 8:03 pm
NSU
NSU
16 July 2017

Section 138 Road Opening Permit to be obtained from Council

Section 138 Road Opening Permit to be obtained from Council

Thanks for the reply. Managed to fill the online form and paid the fees.

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NSU
Jul 16, 2017 8:00 pm
Haji
Haji
7 July 2017

OB in Hume area - VIC. Fast forwarded + photo heavy

OB in Hume area - VIC. Fast forwarded + photo heavy
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Thanks tradeup. Bought it from Mink Homewares - https://www.facebook.com/minkhomewares/ Diameter is 100cm.

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Haji
Jul 07, 2017 9:13 am
AKB
AKB
3 July 2017

Acerage 1st Build Southern Highlands *moved in*

Acerage 1st Build Southern Highlands *moved in*
1 ... 24, 25, 26

Looks brilliant - I'm glad you had a chance to enjoy it :-)

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AKB
Jul 03, 2017 3:40 pm
AKB
snowing
snowing
28 June 2017

Owner builder permit description query

Owner builder permit description query

Have a chat with your council would be a good idea. They can provide you with information if any specific description is needed.

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snowing
Jun 28, 2017 10:51 pm
joeletaxi
joeletaxi
28 June 2017

The Adventure Starts ! OB in Canberra on a small block

The Adventure Starts ! OB in Canberra on a small block
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That is massive ! We wanted to buy a bigger block in a good but older suburb but it's the same time that price of lands started to suddenly increase by 40k so we had to…

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joeletaxi
Jun 28, 2017 4:05 pm

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