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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,…
Roof Tiles - where from and how much $$$ for installation
You can contact Monier or Bristile. They can do supply & installation. Normally cost $15,000 up for roof. Mine is colourbond with 35pitch with…
progressive construction inspections - how much did you pay?
In QLD we are required to have the following inspections; Footings, before concrete poured (by engineer $155) Slab, before concrete pour (by…
oops, this was meant to go in the owner buidling forum
Options for driveway and backyard - to pave or not to pave??
Hi Nina, Are there any other options?We're considering using Turfcell…
Free Owner Builder Guides + Free Estimates Software
I thought this guide would be a good addition to the existing guides an owner builder may have. Its free: http://www.builders-directory.com.au/bu ... cess.shtml I found…
Request help for a first time owner builder. Where to start?
Hi t/cliff - yep just ring the council building dept & ask can u come in to discuss ur project, some councils have actual o/b packs to help. yep O/b course just get u…
Brookwater QLD split level OB house overbudget already, PICS
Where are you at now piranha? haven't had an update for a while. Hope things are starting to fall together for you.
new to OB is $2100 good for soil test and footing plan
I have only had 2 quotes for the soil tests and not any others for the footings. Looks like I will have to get more quotes for both and maybe it is more expensive for…
Is there anything you would NEVER pay in cash?
There is no incentive for a trades person to do a cash job sans GST, if they get caught they are liable for the GST plus a fine. The owner who paid by cash could also…
Do you more experienced O-B try to negotiate ???
bingoshelly the point getting there is trying to make that trades people should embrace discounts to get cash money because they will end up making more money if they dont…
Anyone built with Double Height bricks in order to SAVE $$$
Thank you all for your valuable feedback. I think we will just stick to standard size bricks then
Is there a list of every single item u need to budget for?
Well you keep going with your list of items then... Good luck…
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…
Installing the sub-floor plumbing, heating and insulation
All Bluescope Lysaght steel frames are 90mm, and this would account for the majority…
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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