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T&V
T&V
4 April 2009

Electrical Quotes

Electrical Quotes

Hi All, just a quick update on the electrical quotes for those who r interested & may be costing ATM- i got 3 and all 3 quoted on full wiring, after seeing the job they…

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T&V
Apr 04, 2009 12:03 am
chuth77
chuth77
4 April 2009

Owner Buidling Training in Brisbane?

Owner Buidling Training in Brisbane?

Contact the BSA. They will have a list of providers

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chuth77
Apr 04, 2009 9:13 am
loretta
loretta
4 April 2009

CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATE

CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATE

Sounds really good. Thanks for the recommendation James :)

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loretta
Apr 04, 2009 2:42 pm
loretta
Littlemoscow
Littlemoscow
7 April 2009

Slowly Taking Shape

Slowly Taking Shape

OMG this is like heaven ::lol:: a really beautiful spot, congratulations

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Littlemoscow
Apr 07, 2009 7:15 pm
kristofw
kristofw
8 April 2009

what is the best way to do concrete slab as O B PLEASE ?

what is the best way to do concrete slab as O B PLEASE ?

See the viewtopic.php?f=38&t=14767 thread. Use the search facility to find more info on this forum. I've chosen an outfit that quoted me $10K, for a 171m2 slab, all other…

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kristofw
Apr 08, 2009 11:01 am
kristofw
vvs mand
vvs mand
13 April 2009

"Trade prices"

"Trade prices"

I spend around $80000 a year with Reece and find that I still have to shop around find a cheaper proce and then haggle with them. its kind of like doing business in the…

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vvs mand
Apr 13, 2009 8:56 pm
T&V
T&V
13 April 2009

Gone from using a builder to becoming an 'owner builder'

Gone from using a builder to becoming an 'owner builder'

HI SS - i'm not a reg builder, but i'm a bit older than most around here & have o/b'ed a few houses over last 40 years - (go into O/B forum & u'll see a few blunt points…

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T&V
Apr 13, 2009 11:26 pm
T&V
T&V
13 April 2009

Has Anyone got Timber framed Shed Plans?

Has Anyone got Timber framed Shed Plans?

Hi Chuth77, i saw a while ago u were looking for plans of a timber framed shed, i thought i had one in a building book i had, & i've just found it - the book is entitled…

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T&V
Apr 14, 2009 12:33 am
gettingThere
gettingThere
14 April 2009

Plasterboard sander - which one and where to buy?

Plasterboard sander - which one and where to buy?

Hi guys We will most probably be doing our own plasterboarding. Can anyone recommend a sander? I've had a look on ebay and there seem to be lots for under $300. How good…

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gettingThere
Apr 14, 2009 4:35 pm
Pat the draftie
Pat the draftie
15 April 2009

Roof Fire Blanket??

Roof Fire Blanket??

Hi All, i haven't seen this requirement on any normal boundary setbacks in WA, where i have experienced it is in buildings that r built on the…

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Pat the draftie
Apr 15, 2009 10:38 am
Pat the draftie
borg
borg
16 April 2009

owner builder construction guarantee

owner builder construction guarantee

Hi ms lotus i think we have two problems here abvious as they may seem 1.Some hair line cracks in verious places over the render an some in the concrete 2. Moisture…

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borg
Apr 16, 2009 10:30 pm
borg
catch
catch
17 April 2009

perth secret harbour

perth secret harbour

well, builder quote me $500k not inc. tiles, painting, carpet & window treatment. The quote so far i got from the tradesmen and material come to…

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catch
Apr 17, 2009 9:09 pm
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James Bond
Apr 19, 2009 11:53 am
James Bond
gettingThere
gettingThere
19 April 2009

Anyone done their own structural steel?

Anyone done their own structural steel?

Thanks for your reply :) Did you end up saving a lot of money in the end? Where did you get your steel from and did you install it yourself?

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gettingThere
Apr 19, 2009 9:48 pm
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gettingThere
Apr 19, 2009 9:59 pm
gettingThere
gettingThere
19 April 2009

Prefab Wall Frames

Prefab Wall Frames

Timber frame, right?

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gettingThere
Apr 19, 2009 10:53 pm
ownerbuilderromsey
ownerbuilderromsey
20 April 2009

$5k limit - What's the point being owner-builder??

$5k limit - What's the point being owner-builder??

Thanks Charlie, I'm in Vic too. I've just emailed our OB insurance company to ask them what their requirements are for Home Warranty Insurance, will post once I have an…

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ownerbuilderromsey
Apr 20, 2009 1:06 am
ownerbuilderromsey
ownerbuilderromsey
ownerbuilderromsey
20 April 2009

Insurance for the Building/House

Insurance for the Building/House

We went through www.buildersbroker.com.au, (The Builders Insurance Broker). Total cost insured $540k, cost $2,132. Hope this helps Regards Mel

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ownerbuilderromsey
Apr 20, 2009 2:14 am
ownerbuilderromsey
Pat the draftie
Pat the draftie
20 April 2009

Engineering/Drafting

Engineering/Drafting

I am having very little luck as the ones that i have contacted have not bothered to return my calls or the ones that have are only willing to…

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Pat the draftie
Apr 20, 2009 11:34 am
Pat the draftie
Draconis
Draconis
21 April 2009

Legislation For QLD RE: Solar Panels & Bio Cycle

Legislation For QLD RE: Solar Panels & Bio Cycle

All new houses have to either have solar or gas hotwater systems. Not sure about the septic systems for new houses (I think it's only required for places that don't have…

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Draconis
Apr 21, 2009 1:37 pm
Draconis
Littlemoscow
Littlemoscow
21 April 2009

How much do you have to pay for decent tiles?

How much do you have to pay for decent tiles?

we bought Chinese porcelain tiles and they are beautiful. I don't see any difference between those we bought and the Italian ones. Italian tiles similar to ours (600x600…

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Littlemoscow
Apr 21, 2009 2:01 pm
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gettingThere
Apr 22, 2009 10:08 pm
chuth77
chuth77
23 April 2009

Beam size

Beam size

Surely this beam would have been detailed in the structural drawings required for council approval of the extension?

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chuth77
Apr 23, 2009 7:47 pm
James Bond
James Bond
24 April 2009

Cladding dilemma

Cladding dilemma

Hi there, We are at the stage of ordering our frames for what we consider to be a fairly large extenson, two bedroom, two bathroom downstairs…

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James Bond
Apr 24, 2009 2:15 pm
James Bond
loretta
loretta
25 April 2009

owner builder course

owner builder course

So we ended up going for the HO course - mostly because it was cheap. Materials were ok but the lack of proper grammar and words missing annoyed me!! :n: We then promptly…

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loretta
Apr 25, 2009 4:33 pm
loretta
loretta
loretta
25 April 2009

finance for owner builders

finance for owner builders

no, i wouldn't ask that of them. but i think we should be ok. we have substantial savings. unfortunately we also have champagne taste!!

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loretta
Apr 25, 2009 7:13 pm
loretta
borg
borg
28 April 2009

Product pricing etc.

Product pricing etc.

One things that my help and i think its along the line of bingoshelly is to work out a budget. I find it best to aim your budget like a business plan. Ie start what do…

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borg
Apr 28, 2009 4:54 pm
borg
bingoshelley
bingoshelley
29 April 2009

Easy Pro Estimators Program

Easy Pro Estimators Program

what i ment was im not sure a bank will accept this program from what ive seen on here they want a professional estimation done id ring my bank and ask them what they…

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bingoshelley
Apr 30, 2009 12:20 am
Steveo
Steveo
30 April 2009

Shop around prices are coming down!

Shop around prices are coming down!

I am seeing the same., the builders are actually calling me and offering more for less. Although I agree that some of the good tradies may still be busy, I think do not…

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Steveo
Apr 30, 2009 6:53 pm
Steveo
bingoshelley
bingoshelley
1 May 2009

If owner builder could get FHOG? Many thanks!

If owner builder could get FHOG? Many thanks!

yes they will acept reciepts for concrete ect..however as we decided to do it by hand and not truck we had brought our cement months before so couldnt actually prove when…

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bingoshelley
May 01, 2009 7:28 pm
swanning_it
swanning_it
1 May 2009

Surveyors cost

Surveyors cost

We're on a riparian (riverfront) boundary which was originally mis-surveyed. This error originally meant there was approximately 400m2 of no-mans land between our…

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swanning_it
May 01, 2009 9:46 pm
swanning_it
gettingThere
gettingThere
2 May 2009

Anyone gone through a Private Certifier?

Anyone gone through a Private Certifier?

This is a list of the private certifiers and I am just wondering if anyone would like to recommend someone on the list: http://www.planning.sa.gov.au/index.cfm ... howdraft=1

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gettingThere
May 02, 2009 12:33 pm
isfhomes
isfhomes
2 May 2009

Which costs more, project home or kit home using a builder?

Which costs more, project home or kit home using a builder?

Hi I'm from Illawarra Steel Frame Homes a Kit Home supplier, but I'm not going to talk you into a kit. It will depend if you have a difficulty block to build on & if you…

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isfhomes
May 02, 2009 3:51 pm
Minx
Minx
4 May 2009

What do you O-Bs do with the left-over stuff ?

What do you O-Bs do with the left-over stuff ?

Partner has used left over materials on his owm jobs. Charged them for it of course so theoretically I got my money back.

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Minx
May 04, 2009 6:58 pm
gettingThere
gettingThere
4 May 2009

Has anyone ever decommission a bore/well?

Has anyone ever decommission a bore/well?

We had a monitoring well installed on our block during the contamination testing process. Now we have to get it decomissioned by a licenced bore driller. I just received…

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gettingThere
May 04, 2009 10:04 pm
mrevp
mrevp
4 May 2009

Private Certifier

Private Certifier

Well this quote did include all the inspections and with the occupation certificate but nevertheless i will get a few quotes, gettingThere Thanks for the PM. Thanks guys

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mrevp
May 04, 2009 10:48 pm
gettingThere
gettingThere
5 May 2009

We have got our building permit

We have got our building permit

congrats on your start JB :D getting there - there is another thread on saving hire costs on toilets here it…

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gettingThere
May 05, 2009 3:24 pm
gettingThere
gettingThere
5 May 2009

Site Loo - when should I take it away?

Site Loo - when should I take it away?

I've knocked together (with help of the neighbour, a semi-retired chippy) a site loo connected to the inspection sewer hole, and with a black…

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gettingThere
May 05, 2009 8:50 pm
hunts01
hunts01
5 May 2009

Recommendations for books on building process

Recommendations for books on building process

Hey Loretta thats fantastic, will have to print it of at work ::wink::

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hunts01
May 05, 2009 11:23 pm
rtcplanning
rtcplanning
5 May 2009

steps in owner building

steps in owner building

Good luck with it. Hopefully everything goes well.

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rtcplanning
May 06, 2009 12:21 am
joles
joles
6 May 2009

How much did you pay for tiling?

How much did you pay for tiling?

Littlemoscow, unfortunately, I reckon that is ballpark for that size porcelain tile. :( The size and the fact it is porcelain mean there is more site prep to achieve that…

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joles
May 06, 2009 12:43 pm
joles
hunts01
hunts01
7 May 2009

how much do you pay for soil engineer to draw up plans ?

how much do you pay for soil engineer to draw up plans ?

We paid about 2000, but that was for a house nearly completely on stumps, sloping block with cantilevered deck requiring a bit of effort. If your house was a standard slab…

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hunts01
May 07, 2009 11:14 am
gettingThere
gettingThere
7 May 2009

Do i need to get the site surveyed?

Do i need to get the site surveyed?

By the way, it might pay to shop around. I've managed to find a surveyor who will do both an identification survey and building set out for $855 (including gst) :)

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gettingThere
May 07, 2009 6:46 pm
hunts01
hunts01
8 May 2009

The relationship between the frame and the structural steel

The relationship between the frame and the structural steel

No as the end of the post has a flat piece of steel welded to it. We actually put the post in lined it up there abouts and bolted the plate to the ground then stood the…

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hunts01
May 08, 2009 4:27 pm
T&V
T&V
8 May 2009

Plasterboard Quote

Plasterboard Quote

Hi Hammerhead, b4 u compare too many prices, whats the cost of 180 sqm of insulwool & laying it in is worth something ??? i've just taken a rough estimate of taking…

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T&V
May 09, 2009 12:43 am
chuth77
chuth77
10 May 2009

OB permit costing guide

OB permit costing guide

Your permit doesn't have to be that precise... Best get a quote from a builder, cause that is the number the BSA is after!

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chuth77
May 10, 2009 9:45 am
gettingThere
gettingThere
11 May 2009

Would you pay an extra $2,100 for 200mm thick quarry rubble?

Would you pay an extra $2,100 for 200mm thick quarry rubble?

Hi GT, is it double brick or b/veneer top & bottom? who designed the footings? firstly if the people who designed the footings are NOT the concrete…

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gettingThere
May 11, 2009 10:53 am

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