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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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
How can you save money on electrical & plumbing costs?
because we are having steel bearers / joists and strawbale walls there's a lot of conduit thats going to be needed - one sparky we are gettinga quote off suggested we do…
Installing Wall Wrap on a steel frame
We ended up using JUST the foil tape (Air Cell brand). Also bought class 3/galvanised hex tek screws and rubber washers, but it wasnt really working out so we left it out.…
Cheapest place to get Galvanised Lintels from?
hmmm lintels 1-2 thick is definatley an issue, and not not fit for placing bricks above. Engineers arent going to design the lintels for your house because every house…
Our O/B it is a little bigger than what we thought!!
both supply and install
Advice needed about R-code for storage area
In WA our planning commission dictates that strata developments have a storage area of 4m2 that can be accessed from either outside or incorporated into the garage. This…
Waterproofing timber floor under sliding door
I would discribe villaboard as more water to tollerant than aquacheck, but neither as waterproof. Given a choice, use Villaboard, but you should still line the surface…
Installing plasterboard and flushing - going hourly rate?
hi, sorry i had to change my username as i didn't read the T&C's properly.. oops Borg - that was just a rough estimate without knowing the…
External Foam Cladding - Ceilite Insulation
I used Rmax's exinflex (meshed on one side) for two reasons - 1 - being they have a factory here in Perth to deal with (but the sheets came from the east) and 2 - the mesh…
Adelaide O/B Construction Inspector Recommendations
Single story steel is what I am licenced for, need to get around to upgrading it (one day) I got my licence specifically for my own OB, but am…
Upgrade to Hyne T2 termite resistant treated timber
We're opting for a physical barrier also
Do you get discounts for cash anymore??
unless you actually know the tradie or its a good mate of someone you know and have seen their work, know their skills, and generally know them to be honest...i wouldnt…
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