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gettingThere
gettingThere
22 May 2009

Is $3,000 reasonable for structural steel engineering design

Is $3,000 reasonable for structural steel engineering design

The price for engineering is not relevant to the size of the house but how many beams needed to be designed. Some 40sq houses could have none,…

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gettingThere
May 22, 2009 10:20 pm
gettingThere
gettingThere
24 May 2009

Roof Tiles - where from and how much $$$ for installation

Roof Tiles - where from and how much $$$ for installation

You can contact Monier or Bristile. They can do supply & installation. Normally cost $15,000 up for roof. Mine is colourbond with 35pitch with…

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gettingThere
May 24, 2009 12:41 pm
bingoshelley
bingoshelley
25 May 2009

Plumbing Quote

Plumbing Quote

I ha quotes 19k and another 17k ,, both way more than I wanted to pay so I decided to hire someone by the hour…

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bingoshelley
May 25, 2009 12:11 am
gettingThere
gettingThere
27 May 2009

progressive construction inspections - how much did you pay?

progressive construction inspections - how much did you pay?

In QLD we are required to have the following inspections; Footings, before concrete poured (by engineer $155) Slab, before concrete pour (by…

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gettingThere
May 27, 2009 7:31 pm
wake_me
wake_me
27 May 2009

Whats a good price for common bricks?

Whats a good price for common bricks?

We are rendering the whole facade and bagging the rest of the house and we wont see a single brick once finished. So doesn't matter how they look. Ended up finding some…

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wake_me
May 27, 2009 8:27 pm
wake_me
elchagie
elchagie
29 May 2009

my soil report

my soil report

my soil test cane P -class which is bad ,my drafty told me the engineer maybe will design piers in every 3.5m in foundation depth of each them about 2.5 m wich will cost…

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elchagie
May 29, 2009 11:30 pm
kymvass
kymvass
30 May 2009

Builder issue!!!!

Builder issue!!!!

The best source of information I found was from the building commission. The guys are very helpful and full of good advice about how to manage the project/builder, even…

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kymvass
May 30, 2009 4:40 pm
wake_me
wake_me
1 June 2009

Builders contract

Builders contract

I've got the FIL building our place and we just put PC sums for everything. Just have a guess, its not gonna make any difference at the end of the day.

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wake_me
Jun 01, 2009 8:10 pm
wake_me
T&V
T&V
2 June 2009

Operating a Dingo.

Operating a Dingo.

Hi KW, yes u being other side of Oz, i can't recommend the best trees for u, ur right talk to local nursery or if u see a good wind break somewhere ask owners what trees…

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T&V
Jun 02, 2009 12:20 am
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kristofw
Jun 02, 2009 10:15 pm
kristofw
chuth77
chuth77
4 June 2009

How much did you pay for concrete?

How much did you pay for concrete?

Cheers. Hope it all goes well... The weather should hold out, and at least the guys wil have heaps of time to work the slab!

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chuth77
Jun 04, 2009 8:46 pm
Littlemoscow
Littlemoscow
4 June 2009

New Roof Cladding & Rain

New Roof Cladding & Rain

hi Tony thank you very much for your reply i just spoke to my DH about your message and he reassured me that we the ridgesare indeed tapped into the roof sheets' groves.…

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Littlemoscow
Jun 04, 2009 10:41 pm
orange
orange
5 June 2009

Free Owner Builder Guides + Free Estimates Software

Free Owner Builder Guides + Free Estimates Software

I thought this guide would be a good addition to the existing guides an owner builder may have. Its free: http://www.builders-directory.com.au/bu ... cess.shtml I found…

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orange
Jun 05, 2009 1:36 am
kristofw
kristofw
5 June 2009

Some Questions from Perth

Some Questions from Perth

I've paid approx $1/brick cash. The crew was exceptional, the best tradies I've dealt with so far. Beware of concretors. There're some VERY dodgy ones around and fixing a…

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kristofw
Jun 05, 2009 9:59 pm
kristofw
bingoshelley
bingoshelley
6 June 2009

How much did you pay for Electrical?

How much did you pay for Electrical?

we got quoted between 6500-10000 so they do differ. the guy we chose was local his quote was 7500 it took him 2 hrs to connect power to land so not long but really if you…

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bingoshelley
Jun 06, 2009 12:06 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
7 June 2009

Floor Insulation

Floor Insulation

You will find this an interesting rread re underfloor…

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Yak_Chat
Jun 07, 2009 12:01 pm
Yak_Chat
Emzy
Emzy
7 June 2009

O B ceritifcates of Consent in Vic

O B ceritifcates of Consent in Vic

It takes 2-3 weeks it says in the application form. Call them if you don't get a result in the next week. I submitted mine 5 days ago so I should know if it is all good…

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Emzy
Jun 07, 2009 4:10 pm
serialstyler
serialstyler
9 June 2009

It's GOING to happen & a few questions

It's GOING to happen & a few questions

Well we submitted all the paperwork to council. Have been waiting for an approval for a few weeks now. All good news except for the fact that the plan is it will be within…

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serialstyler
Jun 09, 2009 9:54 am
serialstyler
Bam
Bam
9 June 2009

The start of the steel!

The start of the steel!

^ Thank you, Ill check it out now :D

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Bam
Jun 09, 2009 11:55 am
Bam
T&V
T&V
9 June 2009

Request help for a first time owner builder. Where to start?

Request help for a first time owner builder. Where to start?

Hi t/cliff - yep just ring the council building dept & ask can u come in to discuss ur project, some councils have actual o/b packs to help. yep O/b course just get u…

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T&V
Jun 09, 2009 9:35 pm
Littlemoscow
Littlemoscow
10 June 2009

Best time to lock up

Best time to lock up

thanks guys for your replies we spoke to our plasterer and he strongly advised to put the windows up as soon as the float coat goes on. he said that when the set coat is…

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Littlemoscow
Jun 10, 2009 11:32 am
noidea
noidea
11 June 2009

WA- Harvey Norman Mega sales

WA- Harvey Norman Mega sales

For all WA owner builder. Now is the best time to buy your appliances. It happen in Perth Exhibition centre. The Miele Steam Oven is only $999. Where as other places sell…

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noidea
Jun 11, 2009 9:13 pm
Bam
Bam
12 June 2009

Concrete stumps/sub floor

Concrete stumps/sub floor

**edited as spammer is gone** :D Hope everything worked out for you Craig :)

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Bam
Jun 12, 2009 12:34 pm
Bam
wake_me
wake_me
12 June 2009

Brookwater QLD split level OB house overbudget already, PICS

Brookwater QLD split level OB house overbudget already, PICS

Where are you at now piranha? haven't had an update for a while. Hope things are starting to fall together for you.

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wake_me
Jun 12, 2009 11:14 pm
wake_me
bootwalrus
bootwalrus
13 June 2009

new to OB is $2100 good for soil test and footing plan

new to OB is $2100 good for soil test and footing plan

I have only had 2 quotes for the soil tests and not any others for the footings. Looks like I will have to get more quotes for both and maybe it is more expensive for…

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bootwalrus
Jun 13, 2009 3:31 pm
Brickie
Brickie
13 June 2009

Is there anything you would NEVER pay in cash?

Is there anything you would NEVER pay in cash?

There is no incentive for a trades person to do a cash job sans GST, if they get caught they are liable for the GST plus a fine. The owner who paid by cash could also…

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Brickie
Jun 13, 2009 7:25 pm
borg
borg
13 June 2009

Do you more experienced O-B try to negotiate ???

Do you more experienced O-B try to negotiate ???

bingoshelly the point getting there is trying to make that trades people should embrace discounts to get cash money because they will end up making more money if they dont…

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borg
Jun 13, 2009 11:35 pm
borg
gettingThere
gettingThere
14 June 2009

Anyone built with Double Height bricks in order to SAVE $$$

Anyone built with Double Height bricks in order to SAVE $$$

Thank you all for your valuable feedback. I think we will just stick to standard size bricks then :)

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gettingThere
Jun 14, 2009 11:01 am
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chuth77
Jun 15, 2009 5:56 pm
T&V
T&V
15 June 2009

Plaster to top cord or battens?

Plaster to top cord or battens?

Hi KW, if u look at my thread "our last o/b & sill lots fun.." & look at the 4th pic UP from bottom of page u will see where i've used furling chanel on the FLAT part of…

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T&V
Jun 15, 2009 10:50 pm
pulpfriction
pulpfriction
17 June 2009

Costing a project for a permit

Costing a project for a permit

Hi all, hoping someone can help assist with how to go about costing a building project for the sake of what value we submit to our building surveyors for permits. It's a…

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pulpfriction
Jun 17, 2009 4:45 pm
James Bond
James Bond
18 June 2009

Home Warranty insurance

Home Warranty insurance

It seems that if they are not a licensed builder (as…

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James Bond
Jun 18, 2009 7:16 pm
James Bond
James Bond
James Bond
22 June 2009

Ceilings - Things to look out for?

Ceilings - Things to look out for?

Hi everyone Any advice on what we should be looking out for now that the ceilings are ready to go in. I just read in another forum that…

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James Bond
Jun 22, 2009 7:38 pm
James Bond
borg
borg
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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borg
Jun 25, 2009 11:30 am
borg
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


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