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rusty69911
rusty69911
29 January 2013

OB in Albany WA the Mc mansion

OB in Albany WA the Mc mansion

we are still at the planning stage, we will be importing appliances etc, I have done lots of importing with my car projects, kitchen is from a local supplier ,flat packed,…

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rusty69911
Jan 29, 2013 3:05 pm
Delton05
Delton05
27 January 2013

OB Timber Framed House - How waterproof does it have to be?

OB Timber Framed House - How waterproof does it have to be?

I have my owner-built my house to lockup stage and the house is currently being water blasted by ex-cyclone Oswald in Brisbane. Although the house is withstanding the…

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Delton05
Jan 27, 2013 5:04 pm
Millybella
Millybella
27 January 2013

Ned's Shed - B&B Huonvalley Tasmania

Ned's Shed - B&B Huonvalley Tasmania

Hi Ned Wow you are very brave. Looks great. We are doing something similar in Huon Valley Shire - how did you go with the council? Where do we find information about…

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Millybella
Jan 27, 2013 12:59 pm
Johnson
Johnson
27 January 2013

The beginning of the beginning

The beginning of the beginning

In the scheme of things, $7000 sounds extremely cheap (especially if your architect is paying for all the Council costs). For my reasonably modest home here in Hobart,…

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Johnson
Jan 27, 2013 9:34 am
Johnson
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bradster181
Jan 23, 2013 11:55 pm
bradster181
escoworx
escoworx
23 January 2013

rendering access space

rendering access space

Hey there, hard to make picture out what you said above. But a renderer generally requires just enough space to move freely in the space in order to render it. e.g. if he…

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escoworx
Jan 23, 2013 10:52 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
21 January 2013

Bad Roof Job

Bad Roof Job

If they have used long enough screws ( 50mm if they are going into softwood or unless you are in a high wind area ) into the battens then this shouldn't be a…

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Stewie D
Jan 21, 2013 11:59 am
G-Thorpe
G-Thorpe
10 January 2013

Drafting quote?

Drafting quote?
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It's interesting to read posts where people are comparing Architects with Draftspersons. Basically, the former takes a commission to take a design thru to completion. The…

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G-Thorpe
Jan 10, 2013 7:40 pm
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Vess
Jan 05, 2013 12:04 pm
suh
suh
28 December 2012

Pictorial of room addition

Pictorial of room addition

Maybe do a search :) I can't personally recall any "pictorials" on this.

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suh
Dec 28, 2012 7:36 pm
suh
jnk40
jnk40
15 December 2012

Kit home - roof insulation

Kit home - roof insulation

Decided to go with the Green Insulation products which can be ordered through Bunnings/Tradelink. http://www.greeninsulation.com.au/easy- ... l-cladding Their Reflecta…

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jnk40
Dec 15, 2012 11:05 am
jnk40
archie1979
archie1979
6 December 2012

Bad paint job

Bad paint job

Hi Brett, I can certainly relate to your problem as I had the same problem with a tiler. I must ere on the side of caution here with you though, just in case you are…

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archie1979
Dec 06, 2012 5:41 pm
sj_peatey
sj_peatey
5 December 2012

quick question - re decking vs concrete patio $$

quick question - re decking vs concrete patio $$

if the decking is on the plans with the house when submitted to council (and not over an easement) then that wouldnt be an issue there right? (its would all be under the…

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sj_peatey
Dec 05, 2012 1:28 pm
cooter1
cooter1
3 December 2012

Woodend Build - Now with Plans, Thoughts..

Woodend Build - Now with Plans, Thoughts..

Thanks for the feedback. Have been getting a few indications of price, anywhere between $1500 and $2250 per square metre.

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cooter1
Dec 03, 2012 2:31 pm
Johnson
Johnson
2 December 2012

Framing nail gun.

Framing nail gun.

Not to hijack the thread, but is there a powered stapler anyone could recommend to go into hardwood (for wall wrap etc). Thanks!

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Johnson
Dec 02, 2012 4:39 pm
Johnson
building-expert
building-expert
12 November 2012

Insulation - Sourcing Online

Insulation - Sourcing Online

No. it's not required. The objective is to insulate external walls and roof space from outside heat loss or gain. There is no point in insulating ground floor from first…

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building-expert
Nov 12, 2012 5:37 am
building-expert
Vess
Vess
8 November 2012

Plasterer

Plasterer

Why don't you call or visit your local Gyprock Trade Centre to see if they can give you some numbers of plasterers.

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Vess
Nov 08, 2012 8:01 pm
kexkez
kexkez
8 November 2012

What finish to concrete floor.

What finish to concrete floor.

years ago a work friend had the concrete in the main living area of the house stained ( like driveway stain) when the slab was laid. they planned to eventually put down…

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kexkez
Nov 08, 2012 9:29 am
kexkez
Jamie P Chandler
Jamie P Chandler
5 November 2012

Flat Pack Kit Homes

Flat Pack Kit Homes

are you talking about http://www.flatpackkithomes.com.au in Marybourough? we are building one of their home at the moment (our design) and…

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Jamie P Chandler
Nov 05, 2012 12:04 pm
B STAR
B STAR
5 November 2012

Becoming an owner builder

Becoming an owner builder

If you have not build a house before I would definitely not recommended, We contemplated on going OB all the way but in the end we hired a…

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B STAR
Nov 05, 2012 7:22 am
MyKitOB
MyKitOB
4 November 2012

Anyone have experience with Duragal (etc) steel subfloors?

Anyone have experience with Duragal (etc) steel subfloors?

Hi Lynny-jane :) Ive poured over your pictures of the Paal steel frames going up - it looks great! Thanks for the advice Stewie…

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MyKitOB
Nov 04, 2012 1:04 pm
Fletch29
Fletch29
29 October 2012

Builder/Chippie Recommendations in Melbourne east

Builder/Chippie Recommendations in Melbourne east

Hi, Just purchased a home and need some advice/quotes on knocking down a load bearing wall. Can anyone recommend a good/reliable/honest builder/chippie around this…

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Fletch29
Oct 29, 2012 8:28 pm
B STAR
B STAR
22 October 2012

Garage doors

Garage doors

We have a Steel-line door. Having had a B & D door in the last house and this is so much better. Mountings are stronger and better placed,…

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B STAR
Oct 22, 2012 8:07 pm
jparrie
jparrie
21 October 2012

packaging upvc windows for import

packaging upvc windows for import

Thanks Ed, I have been duly educated!

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jparrie
Oct 21, 2012 12:19 pm
Emmsiek
Emmsiek
19 October 2012

Brickie Needed

Brickie Needed

Thanks Vess xo. Apparently we have a new brickie starting in 2 weeks but ill keep Ian's details just in case.

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Emmsiek
Oct 19, 2012 11:53 am
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jnk40
Oct 18, 2012 5:11 pm
jnk40
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
15 October 2012

How many alterations to your plans?

How many alterations to your plans?

It took our builder 17 drafts to get it right. They used a 3rd party drafting company that couldn't follow directions or in some cases draw in a CAD program something I…

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chrisandkate
Oct 15, 2012 1:53 pm
travelbug
travelbug
8 October 2012

Interior Designer

Interior Designer

You could use Michelle from this forum. She has a design business. Website:www.denovoconcepts.com Occupation:Interior Decorator

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travelbug
Oct 08, 2012 4:22 pm
donuts9999
donuts9999
7 October 2012

painter&Tiler

painter&Tiler

hi can anyone recommend a good tiler and painter around the south suburbs of melb? its for a new build cheers john

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donuts9999
Oct 07, 2012 9:15 pm
docker_rob
docker_rob
5 October 2012

Importing products for our OB project - Now in Transit

Importing products for our OB project - Now in Transit
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Thanks Rob for all the info you have posted here and on WP, has been the inspiration for me to go the same path & import our kitchen goods -…

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docker_rob
Oct 05, 2012 7:38 pm
docker_rob
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lukele
Oct 04, 2012 6:23 am
Johnson
Johnson
28 September 2012

"Cost plus" contract and builder's margin?

"Cost plus" contract and builder's margin?

Other thing to consider is how things progress Post lockup re some of your Trades. You will need to use his Trades to finish some things they…

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Johnson
Sep 28, 2012 4:25 pm
Johnson
building-expert
building-expert
25 September 2012

Building permit Question (what now)

Building permit Question (what now)

Stewie D is right! As experienced pre purchase property inspector I can tell you that one of the greatest incidences of significant defects is incomplete/illegal building…

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building-expert
Sep 25, 2012 9:01 am
building-expert
barkersontheblock
barkersontheblock
23 September 2012

True cost of owner building a kit home

True cost of owner building a kit home

Hi, I have been owner building for nearly three years now and I must admit I have saved thousands on the build so far but unlike a lot people on this forum I have been…

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barkersontheblock
Sep 23, 2012 1:11 am
Vess
Vess
20 September 2012

New Owner Builder

New Owner Builder

checkout this thread for recommendations for frames and plasterboard viewtopic.php?f=38&t=58734 colourbond roof - call Darren Oakes Roof Plumbing on 0413 836 198

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Vess
Sep 20, 2012 12:11 pm
tengals
tengals
15 September 2012

Owner Build Fibreglass pool

Owner Build Fibreglass pool

looking to do this myself

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tengals
Sep 15, 2012 2:09 pm
dlvb19
dlvb19
8 September 2012

Ballarat OB - Strawbale

Ballarat OB - Strawbale

If anybody here has build a strawbale / cob / rammed earth home i would love to know where you obtained your clay from. I know you can get it from some hardware in 20kg…

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dlvb19
Sep 08, 2012 3:16 pm
dirkadirk
dirkadirk
5 September 2012

need a plaster for south east melb

need a plaster for south east melb

Hi John, Try Paul White, he does a lot of our work for us. His number is 0408 758607. He's based on the peninsula too. Tell him that I gave you his number. Good Luck Dirk

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dirkadirk
Sep 05, 2012 9:12 pm
JB1
JB1
4 September 2012

scaffold hire south east MELB

scaffold hire south east MELB

I also need some scaffolding for your purpose. Who did you end up using?

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JB1
Sep 04, 2012 11:36 am
jodge
jodge
2 September 2012

Building new home in Hills area (First time owner builder)

Building new home in Hills area (First time owner builder)

Hi tradingplus, there are lots of Hills areas. . . Which one? Sydney?

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jodge
Sep 02, 2012 9:37 am
jodge
CaptAmer
CaptAmer
26 August 2012

Saddlers Ridge

Saddlers Ridge

My wife and I just purchased our block at Saddlers Ridge and have selcted the Claremont design. Can anyone give us some feedback on how your build went with Mirvac.

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CaptAmer
Aug 26, 2012 1:11 pm
TamK
TamK
22 August 2012

First time OB

First time OB

Hi Iain, Good luck with your build, whichever way you go. I just thought I'd add my perspective on the time line for the build. From our experience, we found it…

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TamK
Aug 22, 2012 10:45 pm
MJlo
MJlo
13 August 2012

Update contour survey after bulk excavation? Advise please

Update contour survey after bulk excavation? Advise please

The house being built is part of approved DA for land subdivision to build two detached houses A & B. I designed and drafted both houses plans and a draftsman drawn…

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MJlo
Aug 13, 2012 1:27 am
Deemaree
Deemaree
12 August 2012

block of land facing north ?

block of land facing north ?

Mr_Chook-as you have posted numerous times on this topic I shall be locking a few of the threads you have started. Answers and discussions on this topic for Mr_Chook can…

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Deemaree
Aug 12, 2012 9:12 pm
Deemaree
Bam
Bam
6 August 2012

Doors in Melbourne

Doors in Melbourne

Doors A Plenty on Plenty Road

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Bam
Aug 06, 2012 10:15 pm
Bam


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