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bpratt
bpratt
11 May 2014

Square set cornice process

Square set cornice process

Hmmm... square set is a definite skill, and it's very easy to see any irregularities if it's not done properly. I'd say, if you're asking these…

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bpratt
May 11, 2014 7:18 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
11 May 2014

Bricking - questions expansion joints lead flashing on roofs

Bricking - questions expansion joints lead flashing on roofs

Just also be aware that lead flashing is not compatible with Colorbond or Zincalume roof sheeting due to corrosion. Stewie

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Stewie D
May 11, 2014 11:29 am
gav89z
gav89z
10 May 2014

Chasing electrical cable for lights on piers

Chasing electrical cable for lights on piers

hey mgilla, thanks for the advice.. sounds about right what you've said re full height piers. i've decided to leave in 20mm pvc conduits ..

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gav89z
May 10, 2014 4:52 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
10 May 2014

Roof Plumbing Plan

Roof Plumbing Plan

I have, on several occasions, recommended to people on this and other…

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SaveH2O
May 10, 2014 3:17 pm
SaveH2O
jamesbp
jamesbp
6 May 2014

Reliable good Carpenter for Sth East Melbourne

Reliable good Carpenter for Sth East Melbourne

Hi All, I am embarking on my new build and was looking for recommendations for a good carpenter. We are building a double storey townhouse in Sth East…

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jamesbp
May 06, 2014 11:13 pm
gav89z
gav89z
4 May 2014

Boral Concrete roof tiles - Vogue Charcoal Grey

Boral Concrete roof tiles - Vogue Charcoal Grey

Hi all, Interested in the Boral Vogue (Flat profile) concrete roof tiles in Charcoal Grey, upon checking on the NSW Brochure it mentions *Premium* Colour Through compared…

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gav89z
May 04, 2014 11:59 am
fademan
fademan
1 May 2014

Shadowline Cornice

Shadowline Cornice

The ceilings were 11 feet. I couldn't tell. I expected that it was solid after about 20mm in, based on a quick Google search of shadow line cornice.

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fademan
May 01, 2014 10:52 pm
qbikevolution
qbikevolution
29 April 2014

Cabinetmaker Perth?

Cabinetmaker Perth?

Hey mate i would contact luke at metric cabinets, He did my new kitchen great job looks very nice built sturdily and he was happy to negotiate price down he was 50% under…

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qbikevolution
Apr 29, 2014 1:02 pm
NathanBoxa
NathanBoxa
28 April 2014

Scaffolding Compliance Certificate Requirements?

Scaffolding Compliance Certificate Requirements?

Scaffold should have a tag on it when completed and deemed safe to use. Could take a picture of the tag for your own reference.

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NathanBoxa
Apr 28, 2014 11:32 pm
NathanBoxa
gav89z
gav89z
28 April 2014

PCI Final Inspection requirements for Occupation Certificate

PCI Final Inspection requirements for Occupation Certificate

Thank you Stellabella, just to add to your response I've researched NSW Fair Trading Website and the following link for any owner builders in NSW; re electrical…

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gav89z
Apr 28, 2014 6:52 pm
gav89z
gav89z
28 April 2014

external / internal paint

external / internal paint

Got some quotes, been offered the choice of either Dulux Wash and Wear, or Taubmans in Matt finish. Been advised 2 Coats are sufficient, can anyone share their opinions on…

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gav89z
Apr 28, 2014 6:27 pm
AKB
AKB
28 April 2014

Owner Building Perth Hills - Roof time!

Owner Building Perth Hills - Roof time!
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Looking great Memphis - I hear ya re big ticket items and painting :-)

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AKB
Apr 28, 2014 2:13 pm
AKB
steph82
steph82
26 April 2014

Another OB in Perth Foothills...Finishing the inside & Games

Another OB in Perth Foothills...Finishing the inside & Games
1 ... 4, 5, 6

beautiful house! which ATU did you go with and which company? i have just started investigating them for our build at the back of Perth Hills (haha Northam)

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steph82
Apr 26, 2014 9:34 am
Mentone3850
Mentone3850
25 April 2014

39 sq double storey home - number of bricks?

39 sq double storey home - number of bricks?
1, 2

Thanks, We are building a brick veneer, I'll also give a call to the brick company tomorrow to confirm for information. Cheers, I'll check out…

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Mentone3850
Apr 25, 2014 9:12 pm
Mentone3850
Lex
Lex
24 April 2014

House creaking during strong winds

House creaking during strong winds

What is "horizontal shearing"? Our house also makes scary noises, but it sort of stopped (almost) or at least lessened in the last 6 months or so. Prior to that, there…

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Lex
Apr 24, 2014 5:45 pm
Lex
ads-005
ads-005
22 April 2014

Slab Concretor Recomendations Melbourne

Slab Concretor Recomendations Melbourne

Any people can recomend slab concretors for Western suburbs of Melbourne?

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ads-005
Apr 22, 2014 10:05 am
summer5555
summer5555
17 April 2014

Our New Build on Acreage in South Gippsland

Our New Build on Acreage in South Gippsland
1 ... 5, 6, 7

I would have loved to have seen a house as magnificent as this being built but I get the feeling that this post is somewhat fictitious.

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summer5555
Apr 17, 2014 9:57 pm
gav89z
gav89z
17 April 2014

Slab earthing

Slab earthing

thank all for the replies, I spoke with a project builder site supervisor today and they advised they did earth the steel reo in the slab. I am waiting for the roof to go…

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gav89z
Apr 17, 2014 8:31 pm
perthbud
perthbud
12 April 2014

Proping the roof?

Proping the roof?
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This forum is amazing.. Bloody hell Rob, that sounds a deal i will PM you bud. Will keep reading your post Stewie until i understand it....just me being thick lol.

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perthbud
Apr 12, 2014 3:08 pm
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
11 April 2014

Perth - concretor recommendation?

Perth - concretor recommendation?

I think it would be a tough one, it's hard enough getting concretors when there doing the full job.

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Doozer1905
Apr 11, 2014 7:43 pm
gav89z
gav89z
11 April 2014

plumbing roughin/electrical roughin after bricks?

plumbing roughin/electrical roughin after bricks?

Hi gav89z, That is the order we did things….bricks, plumbing, electrical. Didn't have any problems, we saw it as the safest way to do…

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gav89z
Apr 11, 2014 6:09 pm
bpratt
bpratt
10 April 2014

We're Approved!!

We're Approved!!

OB course is complete & so are soil tests. Mainly clay which we suspected. Now just to sign the cheque for deposit so we can get the…

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bpratt
Apr 10, 2014 9:51 pm
Keffufal
Keffufal
9 April 2014

wide span kit homes

wide span kit homes

I know this is a few years old, but wondering if you have made progress and built yet? We have bought land and are now just deciding what exactly to build on it, trying to…

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Keffufal
Apr 09, 2014 1:12 pm
Keffufal
wobbly1
wobbly1
9 April 2014

New project : flat roof cost

New project : flat roof cost

hi rudiger, my costs seem to be more in the rafters for the build with, lvl 150 x 38 section beams at 450 centres over a 5m span + insulation + roof sheeting. So need to…

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wobbly1
Apr 09, 2014 3:47 am
qebtel
qebtel
5 April 2014

Waiting and ... waiting and ...

Waiting and ... waiting and ...

Another apt saying that always…

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qebtel
Apr 05, 2014 11:38 am
perthbud
perthbud
4 April 2014

carport to room conversion new footings.

carport to room conversion new footings.

Cheers m8... thought that but its pretty sandy and the walls of the trench are not very square and i have some bits maybe 400mm wide not 300 and might end up using more…

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perthbud
Apr 04, 2014 3:25 pm
qebtel
qebtel
2 April 2014

Owner Builder Price per sq metre??

Owner Builder Price per sq metre??

Search the forum for "occupancy". Its been discussed…

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qebtel
Apr 02, 2014 12:33 pm
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
2 April 2014

slab detail - clarification needed

slab detail - clarification needed

That's shocking detail the way they have drawn the section through. Stewie, don't do it in 1 pour in WA unless it's a monolithic slab

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Doozer1905
Apr 02, 2014 12:39 am
Doozer1905
Doozer1905
2 April 2014

WA house building general advice

WA house building general advice

There is actually a couple of things here that you probably need to know regarding OB in WA 1) if you go down the owner builder path you actually now need some sort of…

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Doozer1905
Apr 02, 2014 12:29 am
gav89z
gav89z
29 March 2014

hire rates

hire rates

Don't know if this will help in your case, but I had quotes for piering between $55-$65 per linear metre, so you have 30 piers at 600mm, works around $1170 for the job…

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gav89z
Mar 29, 2014 6:49 pm
gav89z
gav89z
22 March 2014

Owner building in Inner West Sydney

Owner building in Inner West Sydney

Hi all, We are owner building in Inner West Sydney, would like some recommendations on trades. Also been looking up Yellowpages; We have a plumber/electrician Re prefab…

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gav89z
Mar 22, 2014 5:32 pm
qebtel
qebtel
22 March 2014

Floorboard recommendations

Floorboard recommendations

end matched means the T&G is also on the ends which makes them easier to lay and also there should be less wastage as you don't need to join…

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qebtel
Mar 22, 2014 12:16 pm
Nimisha
Nimisha
19 March 2014

strip drain and achieving the slope

strip drain and achieving the slope

Thanks very much for your replies. All clear now ::

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Nimisha
Mar 19, 2014 11:17 am
rerob1
rerob1
16 March 2014

OB Spreadsheet - available online

OB Spreadsheet - available online
1, 2

Hello to all, I am happy to share my spreadsheet from years ago, it is still user friendly and may be a good starting point. It is actually more of a working document so…

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rerob1
Mar 16, 2014 9:23 pm
rerob1
Stewie D
Stewie D
14 March 2014

Bar Chairs - any difference?

Bar Chairs - any difference?

Are some better than the others? combination/slab-on-ground/clip-on/wire bar? I was differentiating between the two most common - plastic…

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Stewie D
Mar 14, 2014 1:21 pm
Nimisha
Nimisha
11 March 2014

footing & slab DIY??

footing & slab DIY??

Sorry oncewerefurriers could you please provide me with the name of the company that quoted your 2 layer high-gloss pure white finish flooring? Also does this type of…

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Nimisha
Mar 11, 2014 11:50 am
Nelso
Nelso
6 March 2014

OB Iluka the journey finally begins

OB Iluka the journey finally begins

It is very exciting, the views are amazing :D

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Nelso
Mar 06, 2014 10:01 am
Nimisha
Nimisha
28 February 2014

Private Certifier costs ???????? is this right

Private Certifier costs ???????? is this right

Hi we have gone with uncertified building application (after Council Officer told us they don't take anywhere near the 28 days for approval) and received our Building…

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Nimisha
Feb 28, 2014 4:59 pm
radiuz
radiuz
25 February 2014

Leveling Land

Leveling Land

I think having the house sit at street level is a wise investment for drainage and also street appeal. Have you considered the first level have a few steps and working the…

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radiuz
Feb 25, 2014 11:42 am
tezzab
tezzab
23 February 2014

Owner builder in 2003 WA

Owner builder in 2003 WA

Having had to do a "useless course" to get my Consent, I think that the TAFE course I did more than paid for itself. It saved endless hours of hunting for specific regs,…

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tezzab
Feb 23, 2014 4:22 pm
tezzab
Fatman
Fatman
18 February 2014

New Build, Good Score OB an Aussie retreat steel kit

New Build, Good Score OB an Aussie retreat steel kit
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A slab is your foundation, or part of it anyway. Are you putting in piers? "Hoping" is not going to cut the mustard if you want to get a…

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Fatman
Feb 18, 2014 7:02 pm
Fatman
schultzie
schultzie
17 February 2014

The order of building what and when to do things?

The order of building what and when to do things?

Fortunately i work for a commercial/ domestic builder and im using all my works contractors. I do understand what your saying though about how they lend money, i have…

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schultzie
Feb 17, 2014 8:32 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
16 February 2014

Argyle WA - Rocky Hill OB

Argyle WA - Rocky Hill OB
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Ahhh now we can see you have your priorities right :lol:

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Treeseachanger
Feb 16, 2014 7:25 pm
akapacker
akapacker
12 February 2014

DIY Roofing - does it need certification? Victoria

DIY Roofing - does it need certification? Victoria

Hi all, I am considering doing my own roofing, and was investigating whether a licensed plumber needs to do the job for me. It depends on the State that you are in. I am…

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akapacker
Feb 12, 2014 10:17 pm
DefenderOwner
DefenderOwner
11 February 2014

Geelong/Bannockburn Plumber??

Geelong/Bannockburn Plumber??

Hi, Am after a recommendation for a Plumber for our OB. Am after one in the Bannockburn/Geelong area. We have used one so far to get the water on on our block and to run…

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DefenderOwner
Feb 11, 2014 12:29 pm
bashworth
bashworth
8 February 2014

Roofing Tiles Question

Roofing Tiles Question

You wouldn't find any direct reference in the contract, although I would say this doesn't meet the workmanship requirements. I would check with the tile manufacturer's…

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bashworth
Feb 08, 2014 2:53 pm
bashworth
ismithers
ismithers
6 February 2014

Bought house with a rain water tank that isn't connected.

Bought house with a rain water tank that isn't connected.

I've purchased a property with a rain water tank but it's not connected to the property. I…

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ismithers
Feb 06, 2014 8:45 pm
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qebtel
Jan 31, 2014 1:09 pm
ownerbuilder2013
ownerbuilder2013
28 January 2014

Info about Hebel Solid - New Material

Info about Hebel Solid - New Material

Hi the youtube video i attached shows them building a house using then new Hebel Solid. I was wondering if anyone has used it before and if you know the price difference…

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ownerbuilder2013
Jan 28, 2014 8:44 pm
ownerbuilder2013
Hazel
Hazel
28 January 2014

fire resistant walls and floor

fire resistant walls and floor

Thank you Stewie and ChargerWA for your replies. Really appreciate it.

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Hazel
Jan 28, 2014 1:56 pm
Hazel


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