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Striking
Striking
28 December 2009

Anyone installed their own sarking?

Anyone installed their own sarking?

it is quite easy to install yourself, either on the roof or on the walls. Just be sure to lap it the correct way (start from the bottom) and tape the joins if required…

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Striking
Dec 28, 2009 3:12 pm
Striking
Striking
28 December 2009

Owner Builders a few questions ?

Owner Builders a few questions ?

It does look a little over specced....which is not a bad thing, AS and timber code is MINIMUM spec. I would be hesitant to move away from the approved drawings without a…

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Striking
Dec 28, 2009 4:42 pm

We had some baby willy wagtails And the timbers (its…

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Inspired
Dec 28, 2009 6:19 pm
chuth77
chuth77
28 December 2009

Site Cut/Fill Setout - DIY Assistance!!

Site Cut/Fill Setout - DIY Assistance!!

Yeah, I'm not worried after pputting in profile hurdles for a slab as yet... It's the cut and fill profiles that I want to get sorted.... Being that its a 2:1 slope cut,…

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chuth77
Dec 28, 2009 7:27 pm
cosmos
cosmos
28 December 2009

Anyone built their own staircase?

Anyone built their own staircase?

Hey getting there, My partners actually an ex stair builder, there are some rules and regulations u need to follow. What are you planning to build? You don't need engineer…

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cosmos
Dec 28, 2009 8:55 pm
chuth77
chuth77
31 December 2009

Enclosing an alfresco - where to start

Enclosing an alfresco - where to start

Technically you may not need an owner builders permit.....IF The works are under a certain price $1100 in QLD non structural change (if the…

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chuth77
Dec 31, 2009 8:27 am
*LOACH*
*LOACH*
31 December 2009

Newbie garage build

Newbie garage build

Thanks for your reply leeton, however I am pretty sure I need to get council approval in order to build the garage and the council requires all existing structures to be…

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*LOACH*
Dec 31, 2009 4:40 pm
Ted White
Ted White
1 January 2010

Noisy building - built in 1920's

Noisy building - built in 1920's

You don't want to create a second air cavity. Unless the second cavity is significantly larger than the original, you won't see much of an improvement at all. Very well…

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Ted White
Jan 01, 2010 4:39 am
Macy
Macy
1 January 2010

Rough house plans that I've drawn up...

Rough house plans that I've drawn up...

The garage is too narrow as mentioned. The missing window in the facade bothers me. I'd either adjust the plan to be able to add the window or change the facade around…

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Macy
Jan 01, 2010 11:44 pm
Hammerhead
Hammerhead
4 January 2010

LINEA - has anyone used this type of cladding?

LINEA - has anyone used this type of cladding?

We went with the Endeavour profile, & love the look & the ease of painting etc. Have had heaps of comments. Good luck with yours.

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Hammerhead
Jan 04, 2010 9:25 pm
Hammerhead
Micklou
Micklou
6 January 2010

Should we be looking at OB?

Should we be looking at OB?

Thanks for the tips everyone. We are still tossing up what to do. Cheers! ML

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Micklou
Jan 06, 2010 10:37 pm
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TDS
Jan 07, 2010 2:43 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
7 January 2010

bearers

bearers

600mm centres would also effect any floor covering - 19mm hardwood/22mm softwood decking or 19mm particleboard would all be unsuitable

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Dukekamaya
Jan 07, 2010 7:30 pm
Dukekamaya
Rod1949
Rod1949
8 January 2010

FOAMBOARD

FOAMBOARD

Probably a bit late, but I've done my whole house (steelframed) using Rmax's Exinflex foam sheeting 75mm thick. its been finished for about 2years now

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Rod1949
Jan 08, 2010 3:25 pm
andy the pm
andy the pm
11 January 2010

"Raising" a brick-based home

"Raising" a brick-based home

It can certainly be done, but I guess it boils down to how much you would pay for the place and how much it would be worth with the extra rooms. Also can you do the work…

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andy the pm
Jan 11, 2010 9:00 pm
Rod1949
Rod1949
12 January 2010

Windows that broke after delivery

Windows that broke after delivery

I'd say no to both questions. As building aimlessly has asked if they were signed for upon delivery then you got buckleys. Does you insurance cover for items not built…

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Rod1949
Jan 12, 2010 3:45 pm
nomad
nomad
12 January 2010

who does the design for wall bracing layout ?

who does the design for wall bracing layout ?
1, 2

I’m not sure why this old thread was rekindled but for anyone reading this that is a little confused. An engineer does not have to design the wall bracing, it will be…

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nomad
Jan 12, 2010 5:15 pm
Jaymark
Jaymark
14 January 2010

NEED LOCAL ARCHITECT!>??

NEED LOCAL ARCHITECT!>??

Hello cybernetwork, I am currently building 2 homes in the kellyville ridge area (SYD) and need an architect to design, can anyone suggest a good quality / reliable /…

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Jaymark
Jan 14, 2010 10:02 pm
T&V
T&V
15 January 2010

Our Last Week!!!!!(i hope!!)

Our Last Week!!!!!(i hope!!)

Hi All & thanxs for all kind wishes - yes well we've had the odd drama since last post & haven't got pics done......!!!! 1) unexpected illness in the family (not me this…

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T&V
Jan 15, 2010 1:35 am
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dirkadirk
Jan 16, 2010 7:03 pm
Dylan
Dylan
17 January 2010

Ceilling battens - a rough guide?

Ceilling battens - a rough guide?

Yeah i meant with gyprock, didnt realise it went straight over frames. Thanks

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Dylan
Jan 17, 2010 4:54 pm
sanda
sanda
18 January 2010

Owner Builder for Pool - Would you/have you/would you again?

Owner Builder for Pool - Would you/have you/would you again?

Thanks everyone, ours has to be concrete due to a few reasons but we are really leaning to OB as our quotes have been $80-100k and various people have told us it should…

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sanda
Jan 18, 2010 6:47 am
borg
borg
21 January 2010

OB in perth, need help please

OB in perth, need help please

Mike occupancy is issued by whoever issues you your building permit. Re getting wholesale price etc the sky the limit and the prices you get will be to some extent a…

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borg
Jan 21, 2010 8:39 am
borg
Lex
Lex
23 January 2010

Our First OB is underway - ceilings and dry walls completed

Our First OB is underway - ceilings and dry walls completed

Oh, that's going to frame off the house so beautifully! Anyway, how did you construct your footings? Eg. dig to x deep. place reo/chairs/plastic (whatever) and in which…

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Lex
Jan 23, 2010 11:43 am
Lex
gettingThere
gettingThere
23 January 2010

How to drill holes through 15mm thick beam plates 3m above..

How to drill holes through 15mm thick beam plates 3m above..

We have installed house lots of structural steel. The only reason we bolt the beams to the posts is so we don't have to get the fabricator out to…

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gettingThere
Jan 23, 2010 3:57 pm
James Bond
James Bond
28 January 2010

Flashing, Vaccing and Cladding.....

Flashing, Vaccing and Cladding.....

Hi JB, Great pics so far. We have just begun (plans and surveys) our OB project and the…

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James Bond
Jan 28, 2010 8:36 pm
James Bond
hunts01
hunts01
29 January 2010

U Build homes

U Build homes

In regards to a previous topic in relation to owner build or not to owner build, builda recommended that the topic poster call Barry from Ubuild Homes. I know of a couple…

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hunts01
Jan 29, 2010 8:41 am
Hills Guy
Hills Guy
29 January 2010

Need a product for Treating expossed steel reinforcment.

Need a product for Treating expossed steel reinforcment.

Could you post some pics? If this is your reo poking out of the side of the slab, then the work is not up to standard and needs to be fixed (all reo must be covered by…

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Hills Guy
Jan 29, 2010 5:19 pm
Bam
Bam
31 January 2010

Rec for strip footing company MELB

Rec for strip footing company MELB

A wise person once told me you can never ask a silly question. The footings are basically the supports that the brickwork sits on, they use it…

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Bam
Jan 31, 2010 8:58 pm
Bam
rerob1
rerob1
31 January 2010

how long oh how long to finish your build

how long oh how long to finish your build

Dear Farmerswife We have been living in our beautiful OB home for the past 8 & a half months...old house demo'd in July 08, slab poured in Sept 08, moved in May 09. It…

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rerob1
Jan 31, 2010 9:46 pm
rerob1
Pugs
Pugs
1 February 2010

What to do next?

What to do next?

Ok so the kit is 8 wks away. What on earth is the order we should be doing things in? It is a small kit home…

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Pugs
Feb 01, 2010 2:23 am
Pugs
C&D
C&D
4 February 2010

Our OB project starting soon ....

Our OB project starting soon ....

The weather has been good to us, plumber was here yesterday, my husband is preparing slab today ready for pouring tomorrow :z:

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C&D
Feb 04, 2010 8:04 am
ryecandy
ryecandy
4 February 2010

Watch my 100 Year Old House Fix, Repair and Renovations

Watch my 100 Year Old House Fix, Repair and Renovations

Thanks for that Helyn! Hey, if I didn't put it there then the donations would never happen. Its an option, readers may choose to use it or not to use it. No harm done! If…

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ryecandy
Feb 04, 2010 3:05 pm
jbdave
jbdave
4 February 2010

prehung doors

prehung doors

Buy pre-hung, latched, etc and get the carpenter to install them.

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jbdave
Feb 04, 2010 7:11 pm
MissMB
MissMB
4 February 2010

ground water contamination in camden green, cranbourne north

ground water contamination in camden green, cranbourne north

Hi there, I am looking at purchasing a house in Camden Green in Cranbourne North. The EPA have today provided me with copies of 5 audit reports which indicate that the…

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MissMB
Feb 04, 2010 8:48 pm
Map
Map
4 February 2010

owner build v project home

owner build v project home

Hello Brett J, I have been contemplating using Ubuild for some time now and would appreciate some feedback on the services he provides. The website…

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Map
Feb 04, 2010 9:04 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
9 February 2010

New OB - Raked Ceilings & Clerestory Windows

New OB - Raked Ceilings & Clerestory Windows

FYI... the date stuff up on the forum, caused my reply to precede the original post... Ed

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ECOECO
Feb 09, 2010 8:52 am
ECOECO
MR DOGP
MR DOGP
9 February 2010

Need a register supervisor - residential building work (SA)

Need a register supervisor - residential building work (SA)

Hi, gettingThere Yes, I don't want to be just OB, if the first house works well for me, I might build another one and get into this industrial. See what…

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MR DOGP
Feb 09, 2010 1:19 pm
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Bam
Feb 11, 2010 11:19 am
Bam
Hills Guy
Hills Guy
11 February 2010

Labour for labour in Bayside, Melbourne

Labour for labour in Bayside, Melbourne

A good idea. Perhaps a new thread for each state. Tradies could also help other tradies - ie a carpenter and a gyprocker or bricky, both get the help they need and save costs.

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Hills Guy
Feb 11, 2010 5:46 pm
Pugs
Pugs
11 February 2010

VICTORIA - What I can do myself vs a qualified tradesman

VICTORIA - What I can do myself vs a qualified tradesman

OK, we are close to finalising our concept plan, and will be passing it to our draftsman in the next few weeks. We have decided to go "owner…

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Pugs
Feb 11, 2010 11:18 pm
Pugs
Zoran
Zoran
13 February 2010

Acheiving 60/60/60 frl on a small wall on property boundary

Acheiving 60/60/60 frl on a small wall on property boundary

Hi all, Can anyone help with some advice. I have built a car port, free standing (as requested by council given it is on the easement) but right up against the brand new…

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Zoran
Feb 13, 2010 3:26 pm
Striking
Striking
15 February 2010

AHH! Freakin' Out!

AHH! Freakin' Out!

Congrats on getting starting :) The windows sound like they have been quoted their standard sizes. Just be sure to check your opening sizes on your frame to make sure they…

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Striking
Feb 15, 2010 8:39 am
gettingThere
gettingThere
15 February 2010

A gap between the wall frame and concrete...

A gap between the wall frame and concrete...

Don’t worry about it, and don't add any concrete (they won’t appreciate it) The area has yet to be screeded (falls put in so water runs to…

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gettingThere
Feb 15, 2010 1:07 pm
kristofw
kristofw
16 February 2010

Roofer Recommendation, WA

Roofer Recommendation, WA

If I gave vent to my real opinion, it'd be highly actionable ;) (and probably purged…

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kristofw
Feb 16, 2010 8:23 pm
kristofw
janenstef
janenstef
17 February 2010

Steel second storey in WA

Steel second storey in WA

Hi, we have just joined the forum, so hoping for lots of great advise and maybe we can give some back in return as we progress with our first OB project we are putting on…

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janenstef
Feb 17, 2010 4:58 pm
gettingThere
gettingThere
19 February 2010

Recommendation for Concrete Contractor (Raft Foundation) SA

Recommendation for Concrete Contractor (Raft Foundation) SA

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…

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gettingThere
Feb 19, 2010 11:08 am
KatherineHogarty
KatherineHogarty
21 February 2010

Insurance for Owner Builder

Insurance for Owner Builder

We also used FD Beck last year based off the information within this forum and found them very good. Their service was prompt and the price was the best.

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KatherineHogarty
Feb 21, 2010 7:21 am


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