Owner Builder Forum
gettingThereRecommendation for Concrete Contractor (Raft Foundation) SA
19 February 2010
We got a quote from Theo Angelis but found him to be extremelly expensive. 20% more expensive with a lot of exclusions (eg, site scrape, spoil removal etc was all at…
perksyausHow can you save money on electrical & plumbing costs?
24 February 2010
because we are having steel bearers / joists and strawbale walls there's a lot of conduit thats going to be needed - one sparky we are gettinga quote off suggested we do…
gettingThereInstalling Wall Wrap on a steel frame
25 February 2010
We ended up using JUST the foil tape (Air Cell brand). Also bought class 3/galvanised hex tek screws and rubber washers, but it wasnt really working out so we left it out.…
borgCheapest place to get Galvanised Lintels from?
3 March 2010
hmmm lintels 1-2 thick is definatley an issue, and not not fit for placing bricks above. Engineers arent going to design the lintels for your house because every house…
hunts01Our O/B it is a little bigger than what we thought!!
4 March 2010
both supply and install
chippyAdvice needed about R-code for storage area
14 March 2010
In WA our planning commission dictates that strata developments have a storage area of 4m2 that can be accessed from either outside or incorporated into the garage. This…
Hills GuyWaterproofing timber floor under sliding door
17 March 2010
I would discribe villaboard as more water to tollerant than aquacheck, but neither as waterproof. Given a choice, use Villaboard, but you should still line the surface…
borgInstalling plasterboard and flushing - going hourly rate?
27 March 2010
hi, sorry i had to change my username as i didn't read the T&C's properly.. oops Borg - that was just a rough estimate without knowing the…
Rod1949External Foam Cladding - Ceilite Insulation
6 April 2010
I used Rmax's exinflex (meshed on one side) for two reasons - 1 - being they have a factory here in Perth to deal with (but the sheets came from the east) and 2 - the mesh…
theyettiAdelaide O/B Construction Inspector Recommendations
9 April 2010
Single story steel is what I am licenced for, need to get around to upgrading it (one day) I got my licence specifically for my own OB, but am…
BamUpgrade to Hyne T2 termite resistant treated timber
17 April 2010
We're opting for a physical barrier also
theoneandonly?Do you get discounts for cash anymore??
20 April 2010
unless you actually know the tradie or its a good mate of someone you know and have seen their work, know their skills, and generally know them to be honest...i wouldnt…
royalblueWhats you favourite power tool & other info on tools.
24 April 2010
OK here's your task (if you choose to accept it) When…
leebuildCommodore homes just signed up for the Bathurst
12 July 2010
hi there are a few of us on this thread we ambushed matt s site we have all had many delays as long as you know paperwork will be at least 6 to 7 months. This delay could…
andrewcAnyone get an exemption for the BCA Req' RainW Tank / Solar?
1 May 2010
Both wwater and electricity remain too cheap in Victoria to make it economically viable for either system. You will just need to wait until the…