Owner Builder Forum
BrickieOrder of Progress in Building a new house on a slab
7 July 2009
I havent forgotten, I have to remove some malicious code some nice person dumped…
rerob1Need plumber/plumbing quotes for pre-slab stage??
7 July 2009
Give my plumber a call - he is pretty reliable and does a good job. Tell him I recommended him to you. Dave Vick Pro Finish Plumbing m: 0417 546 698 or 0430 126 698 t:…
FireFoxAny tips for saving building costs in designing house plan?
8 July 2009
Research... Research...Research... Plan...Plan...Plan... Draw up what you think you want.. Go look at display homes and have a good look at…
bingoshelleyStick Built Wall Frames Vs Pre Fab Wall Frames
10 July 2009
we got our frame premade but it was so easy to put up we were out 2.5 mm each end so really nothing at all. we did however redo the laundry wall and we moved the kitchen…
aniAnyone building a new house in WA? Let us help each other!
12 July 2009
So I wasn't going crazy! I hope jorje, bert, krystal, lucky, chucky and klunk are all birds or fish or something! COMPLETELY off topic now... sorry plaster&tiling!…
jbdavePlease help - wanting to know process for doing foundations
19 July 2009
Don't forget that you'll also need to organise your "Part A" (ie collars or spray) for your termite protection if it is required in your area.
bingoshelleyHOw hard to do own shed slab? 7x7 or 7x14
20 July 2009
we done it but paid 1 man to help who knew what he was doing i miss calculated the concrete needed so cost and extra $500 but me an hubby boxed it up laid the road base…
borgBulk discount / Buying power with Boral, CSR and Stegbar
21 July 2009
My Opinion is dont limit yourself from where you buy stuff. Shop around and buy whats good at the time. I think the only way you will get a discount from all divsions is…
mrevp"Housing Specifications" - Australian Standards/BCA
23 July 2009
residential construction specifications, Trueline Spec booklet
T&VPortico, garage and verandah setdown 50mm or 86mm?
30 July 2009
Hi GT - like nomad said - i've used 86mm setdown for verandah from house slab with 25mm fall over 1.8 verandah width, under roof garage is at house slab level with 50 mm…
dave-One of those days when you wonder if it is all worth it.....
5 August 2009
For us, it just makes that chilled bevy on the deck at the end of the day even sweeter..........cheers to all OB's! You are doing a great…
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-…