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Guest
25 June 2009

Cheap temporary fencing required..anyone know of any?

Cheap temporary fencing required..anyone know of any?
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Just make sure what ever you use is safe. I dont like it when i see people using REO for fencing/. I think it is very unsafe.

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Guest
Jun 25, 2009 11:30 am
gettingThere
gettingThere
25 June 2009

Which part of this quote is the plumber pre slab work?

Which part of this quote is the plumber pre slab work?

That seems very exy to me. Our best quote and the one we are going with is $14,000 (for a 365sqm house and sewage and water connection to the detached garage). Doestn…

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gettingThere
Jun 25, 2009 7:06 pm
James Bond
James Bond
26 June 2009

Installing the sub-floor plumbing, heating and insulation

Installing the sub-floor plumbing, heating and insulation

All Bluescope Lysaght steel frames are 90mm, and this would account for the majority…

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James Bond
Jun 26, 2009 8:27 am
James Bond
mat
mat
29 June 2009

Decision Made to owner build in PERTH

Decision Made to owner build in PERTH

Thanks Guys, Great to know there is support out there. I`m getting itchy feet waiting for the final plans. Hubby went and saw the council today, we have already had our…

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mat
Jun 29, 2009 10:16 pm
T&V
T&V
30 June 2009

Fixing Carpenter

Fixing Carpenter

Hi Nina, can't help on any contracts i don't have one, just my list of what we've got to do & my estimates of time for each one, on my job its me working with f/carpenter…

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T&V
Jun 30, 2009 1:05 am
hunts01
hunts01
30 June 2009

starting my build

starting my build

Just one tip, we budgeted on our excavation simlarily then got the rude shock our house is on a 4 m fall and had an excavation of 8 x 7 m at about 1.5 deep and anther…

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hunts01
Jun 30, 2009 9:47 pm
James Bond
James Bond
1 July 2009

Help need advice

Help need advice

Hubby and I are looking to purchase accerage sydney/central coast area and owner build all or part but not sure if we can truely afford it. We…

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James Bond
Jul 01, 2009 2:15 pm
James Bond
gettingThere
gettingThere
2 July 2009

Anyone getting a TILED roof?

Anyone getting a TILED roof?
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And finally, a quote from Bristile: $14,000 (including gst) for Yeoman Shage Char Grey $2,800 extra for EnviroSeal/sarking And there is also…

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gettingThere
Jul 02, 2009 7:33 pm
King willy
King willy
3 July 2009

Lagging of Hot water pipes.

Lagging of Hot water pipes.

T & V Good to hear we think alike. I agree do it now and save the costs in the future. Its no use having a nice home if it cost you heaps to live in…

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King willy
Jul 03, 2009 2:20 am
King willy
Skippa1
Skippa1
4 July 2009

missing drawing

missing drawing

Yeah the truss/frame company should have included it all! be sure to check with them :)

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Skippa1
Jul 04, 2009 11:33 am
Skippa1
James Bond
James Bond
5 July 2009

When to go to specific trades?

When to go to specific trades?

The reason strip footings are better for movement than concrete piles is because with strip footings, if one part of the house moves, all the rest move with it (assuming…

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James Bond
Jul 05, 2009 7:36 pm
James Bond
gettingThere
gettingThere
5 July 2009

Are suppliers NOW chasing YOU?

Are suppliers NOW chasing YOU?

We had a steel frame guy call us the other day to ask us if we had made up our mind and that he could possibly do a better price. And after telling him we had already…

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gettingThere
Jul 05, 2009 9:34 pm
HangOver
HangOver
7 July 2009

septic & water tanks

septic & water tanks

whats the benfits/drawback of getting colourbond or concrete tanks?

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HangOver
Jul 07, 2009 3:38 am
HangOver
HangOver
7 July 2009

ADSL Wall mount plates, filters + splitters + phone lines

ADSL Wall mount plates, filters + splitters + phone lines

if you want to double check its not something disconnecting you unplug all your phones & faxes for the night except your ADSL modem and see if it still happens. I'm…

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HangOver
Jul 07, 2009 3:48 am
kristofw
kristofw
7 July 2009

Insulation before the ceiling ?

Insulation before the ceiling ?

Hi Tony, thats the place to use that packing strap - mine cost around $40 for box & i used little staples to fasten to bottom of…

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kristofw
Jul 07, 2009 11:06 am
kristofw
Brickie
Brickie
7 July 2009

Order of Progress in Building a new house on a slab

Order of Progress in Building a new house on a slab

I havent forgotten, I have to remove some malicious code some nice person dumped…

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Brickie
Jul 07, 2009 5:32 pm
Bam
Bam
7 July 2009

Can't get the rest of the quotes

Can't get the rest of the quotes

Builders are TERRIBLE with paying on time :?

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Bam
Jul 07, 2009 9:16 pm
Bam
rerob1
rerob1
7 July 2009

Need plumber/plumbing quotes for pre-slab stage??

Need plumber/plumbing quotes for pre-slab stage??

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:…

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rerob1
Jul 07, 2009 11:14 pm
rerob1
FireFox
FireFox
8 July 2009

Any tips for saving building costs in designing house plan?

Any tips for saving building costs in designing house plan?

Research... Research...Research... Plan...Plan...Plan... Draw up what you think you want.. Go look at display homes and have a good look at…

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FireFox
Jul 08, 2009 11:50 am
FireFox
kristofw
kristofw
8 July 2009

Perth - looking for a designer

Perth - looking for a designer

A Fratelle's doing a lot of designing for OBs. Haven't used him myself, but was recommended to me by a few people. Chris

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kristofw
Jul 08, 2009 7:10 pm
kristofw
mrevp
mrevp
9 July 2009

my waffle slab Qoute

my waffle slab Qoute

Our build was originally designed with a waffle pod slab but after speaking with a number of people (concretors, engineers etc.) we decided to do a conventional slab, they…

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mrevp
Jul 09, 2009 2:02 pm
gettingThere
gettingThere
10 July 2009

Frame around windows & doors?

Frame around windows & doors?

Thanks Ed, yeah no worries... I have included the head components, can exclude the stud ties for clarity if…

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gettingThere
Jul 10, 2009 8:12 pm
bingoshelley
bingoshelley
10 July 2009

Stick Built Wall Frames Vs Pre Fab Wall Frames

Stick Built Wall Frames Vs Pre Fab Wall Frames

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…

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bingoshelley
Jul 10, 2009 9:37 pm
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James Bond
Jul 12, 2009 6:24 pm
James Bond
ani
ani
12 July 2009

Anyone building a new house in WA? Let us help each other!

Anyone building a new house in WA? Let us help each other!

So I wasn't going crazy! I hope jorje, bert, krystal, lucky, chucky and klunk are all birds or fish or something! :n: COMPLETELY off topic now... sorry plaster&tiling!…

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ani
Jul 12, 2009 6:32 pm
ani
jaynovak
jaynovak
13 July 2009

Michael Mobbs - The Sustainable House

Michael Mobbs - The Sustainable House

I'm considering a consultation with Michael Mobbs - The Sustainable House. He's here in Chippendale, Sydney and is a bit of a green guru. (google him if you've not heard…

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jaynovak
Jul 13, 2009 8:06 am
wake_me
wake_me
14 July 2009

Re-Stumping Advice

Re-Stumping Advice

You'd be best off getting someone to come and have a look, as every house is built differently and a lot of older houses are built way stronger then they ever needed to…

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wake_me
Jul 14, 2009 1:25 pm
wake_me
themax
themax
16 July 2009

Frame just about complete!

Frame just about complete!

Wow that's coming along really well. Looking fantastic. Bet that Rumpus room will get a work out from the mini JB girls when it's done! :D

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themax
Jul 16, 2009 8:14 pm
themax
jbdave
jbdave
19 July 2009

Please help - wanting to know process for doing foundations

Please help - wanting to know process for doing foundations

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.

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jbdave
Jul 19, 2009 8:23 pm
gettingThere
gettingThere
19 July 2009

OB tradie recommendations Adelaide

OB tradie recommendations Adelaide

Not many owner builders in Adelaide at all ::surprise::

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gettingThere
Jul 19, 2009 10:34 pm
bingoshelley
bingoshelley
20 July 2009

HOw hard to do own shed slab? 7x7 or 7x14

HOw hard to do own shed slab? 7x7 or 7x14

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…

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bingoshelley
Jul 20, 2009 12:49 am
Guest
21 July 2009

Bulk discount / Buying power with Boral, CSR and Stegbar

Bulk discount / Buying power with Boral, CSR and Stegbar

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…

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Guest
Jul 21, 2009 3:15 pm
Mick.B
Mick.B
21 July 2009

Painting Tips

Painting Tips

Sorry guys my info got scrubed by the Mods because I had a link to my business. Mick

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Mick.B
Jul 21, 2009 4:25 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
21 July 2009

slab / foundation installation.

slab / foundation installation.

Most plans will have a few diagonal measurements and these will tell you if your setout is square 8)

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onc_artisan
Jul 21, 2009 9:18 pm
onc_artisan
T&V
T&V
22 July 2009

how long to finish your build

how long to finish your build

Hi Sunshine, all depends on how much u want to do urselfs & how good is the budget, i recon 1 year from lock up is not unrealistic. last few houses i did i was working &…

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T&V
Jul 22, 2009 1:16 am
Brickie
Brickie
22 July 2009

Balloon Framing - Brick

Balloon Framing - Brick

Wouldnt it pop the balloon?

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Brickie
Jul 22, 2009 3:17 pm
hunts01
hunts01
22 July 2009

$53,000 for bricklaying (LABOUR ONLY)

$53,000 for bricklaying (LABOUR ONLY)

It sure isn't stealing, but it is immoral and it is dissapointing that some people think they can try and pull the wool over the customers eyes. Unfortunately i am sure…

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hunts01
Jul 22, 2009 7:39 pm
mrevp
mrevp
23 July 2009

"Housing Specifications" - Australian Standards/BCA

"Housing Specifications" - Australian Standards/BCA

residential construction specifications, Trueline Spec booklet

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mrevp
Jul 23, 2009 10:33 am
elchagie
elchagie
23 July 2009

unregister builder

unregister builder

last week I met more than 10 Carpenters ,when you talk to them you will know all of them umregister with building comission ,I don't kow what I should do as owner builder…

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elchagie
Jul 23, 2009 5:02 pm
sunshine
sunshine
23 July 2009

Sealed Chipboard Flooring

Sealed Chipboard Flooring

Wendy, did you get my pmessage??

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sunshine
Jul 23, 2009 6:42 pm
Kristi
Kristi
28 July 2009

shadowclad for external cladding

shadowclad for external cladding

Hi! We have shadowclad on the outside of our house. We actually built it (well our builder did :wink: ), but the plans had already been done before we bought the property,…

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Kristi
Jul 28, 2009 6:39 pm
Kristi
T&V
T&V
30 July 2009

Portico, garage and verandah setdown 50mm or 86mm?

Portico, garage and verandah setdown 50mm or 86mm?

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…

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T&V
Jul 30, 2009 2:49 am
kexkez
kexkez
31 July 2009

THE MARTINS.....painting

THE MARTINS.....painting
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Well things have been slowing here. had a slowdown in finances, had colds, been busy with work.... so many things, and the end is so close…

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kexkez
Jul 31, 2009 8:31 am
kexkez
Inspired
Inspired
1 August 2009

Our Owner Build adventure!

Our Owner Build adventure!
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Hi Ruth I Just looked at your blog, your house looks amazing! I absolutley love your wood floors. Congratulations on your new baby too...must be so nice to have your…

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Inspired
Aug 01, 2009 12:24 am
Kristi
Kristi
5 August 2009

Granny Glat Planning Permits OB

Granny Glat Planning Permits OB

We are actually doing it the other way around, and have built (and live in) the granny flat at the moment. Currently applying to build the main residence. The main…

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Kristi
Aug 05, 2009 2:50 pm
Kristi
dave-
dave-
5 August 2009

One of those days when you wonder if it is all worth it.....

One of those days when you wonder if it is all worth it.....

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…

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dave-
Aug 05, 2009 5:35 pm
nomad
nomad
6 August 2009

prefab frame Qoute

prefab frame Qoute

Might just add when cross referencing quotes its important not to just look at the bottom line with trusses and frames. Things to look out for are: Stud spacings. Double…

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nomad
Aug 06, 2009 11:32 am
serialstyler
serialstyler
7 August 2009

When to do phone & power lines?

When to do phone & power lines?

Thanks for that picture PeterH, thanks for all your replies. It puts my mind at ease.

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serialstyler
Aug 07, 2009 8:26 am
serialstyler


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