Owner Builder Forum
wake_meElectricity meterbox/cables: what was ur cost prior to slab?
11 August 2009
Ahh I see. But didnt u need to dig under to get all that; I saw a guy doing it on a site and he had the bobcat and all. They charge nearly 1000 to…
mandystojhow much did you pay for your floor covering and carpet?
11 August 2009
I'm going with Tiles downstairs (I prefer tiles) and carpet upstairs but havent got to the stage of prices yet. I know my parents did upstairs (250m2) and some of…
hunts01how much do you pay to rent concrete pump truck ?
24 August 2009
Elchagie, try getting a few quotes for everything you want to do, make a generic enquiry for a service such as the concrete pumping and send it to 5 companies. You will…
royalblueHow do you make sure you get GOOD tradespeople?
27 August 2009
I'd say it pays to do a bit of looking for trade associations that relate to the trade you are looking for. Many trades will have a license or something similar. For…
T&VOwner builders how much was your electricians bill?
29 August 2009
if u use the search facility for this forum with words "electical costs" u will find 3 or 4 recent threads - electrical wiring costs per point - electrical costs-…
rubber_nogginWhat insulation brand are you getting?
18 September 2009
The 'best' all round insulation is glasswool batts. They are proven, comparatively cheaper and have the lowest environmental foot print. There are 2 main local…
gettingThereWhere did you get your bricks from and for how much $$$?
18 September 2009
Are you going to lay the bricks yourself? As stated above a brickie will get a better rate because they can generate a lot of business for the…
Hills GuyAdvice Please - Transporting Pallets of Bricks or Blocks
22 September 2009
Different companies have different setups, but if you ring and ask to talk to the transport supervisor or the dispatch coordinator they should get you through to the right…
LittlemoscowOur OB adventure has begun!!!
24 September 2009
hi Tony, sorry i never replied. we have been so busy with everything!!! my DH is overseas at the moment and it is hard to manage everything on my own (with a 3 year old …
gettingThereThe Big House - first OB experience - at plaster stage!
27 September 2009
Looking good! Nice to see the progress
HammerheadOwner builder insurance? Who have you gone with?
1 October 2009
Thanks for the great referrals. I have decided to go with FD Beck as they provided me with the cheapeset quote. I had never heard of them prior to…
onc_artisanAnyone tempted to do their own tiling (wet areas)?
13 October 2009
A few yes
Pat the draftieProgress at last... Shire approval...Let the games begin ;0)
14 October 2009
Im not so…
JazzieCemintel Scarborough Weatherboards - loving the look!
18 October 2009
Our house is currently being covered in Cemintel Scarborough Weatherboards - it'slooking fantastic, we are rapt Our first thought was to use Linea but after a couple of…
nelsonclassicPlumbing/Drainage costs: NEED HELP ASAP!
21 October 2009
Hello friend, I think it's around $2,500...yes you are right it's including guttering cost.This is the estimated rate of around 2 months before,may be it has increased…