cost to finish from lock up
Yep builderforlife is on it. Most of whats left should be realitivly easy to estimate. Drop you plans off to your local guy at home timber or mitre 10 one of those and he…
Roofing Problems help
I'm not a qualified roof plumber but i do sell Colorbond roofing so i have a fair knowledge of all things roofing. Firstly you obviously have a very poorly installed…
Curious about owner builder
go for it youve got way more experience then we started with and even builders make mistakes you also have time on your side to actually research each stage and build it…
May 12, 2012 12:59 pm
Our kit home supplier originally specified water resistant plasterboard for the alfresco and verandah linings. We are in a cold climate where we get a lot of fog and…
May 09, 2012 11:07 am
Soil test & survey in Perth
We have had soil testing done by UTS Soiltec, was $700 ish a few yrs ago.
Used a local surveyor, Ben Nash, found him cheaper than others around the area.
My certifier has told me I need termite stickers under the sink and in the meter box, and told me "you buy them from the MBA fro 70 cents each." well that's not quite…
Hi Builder for life,
Me too, I'm building in Port Melbourne. My ceiling height is 2.77m. Can you pass me his contact please?
Looking for a Plumber in Maribyrnong Area
I'm looking for a decent plumber in west Melbourne area, around Maribyrnong. My sister and I are OB 2 double story townhouses and need somebody for pre slab work…
Apr 21, 2012 2:47 pm
First owner build project- SE suburbs
I think the reasoning behind it is that regardless whether or not it is in your name you still "enjoy" the the aspects of the project. ie It would be very hard to say that…
Cost of new home plumbing?
Drainage and connection of water (Tap installed at meter site) - pre slab $2600 (you can see my thread for pictures to give you and idea of size and location of…
Window Changes after Council Approval
I did my own Basix certificate and from what i understand and can remember Basix cares about m2 of glass, glass type and frame material. I don't think I specified the…
Apr 12, 2012 10:00 am
Brick Walls and timber studs
Thanks for the info mgilla, I appreciate it mate. The cracking is more noticable with the small roof space as the temperature variation in the the roof space from day to…
Mar 24, 2012 3:11 pm
Use PureSeal. it comes in a spray can or a tin. Not cheap its about $30+ a can but does a fantastic job. I used it on the black grout of my pool water line tiles 3 years…
What do you expect in a $2m property?
I disagree with previous posters who say you can't get $2M in Richmond, you sure could at 24sq each, a great finish and great location but it really depends on the market…
Shed/Garage:- Brisbane City Council
Hi all. I've just purchased a block in Bracken Ridge and will start building in a few months. It's a corner block so I'd like to eventually put a garage/shed at the back…
Trusses - Supply and Install
Hi guys I was wondering if anyone in Melbourne have got thier trusses supplied and installed. I'm getting a few quotes for trusses and have found a couple companies who…
Mar 13, 2012 11:14 pm
Finance - who are you with?
I'm still recovering my dignity from an appointment with our building society a couple of weeks ago. We had borrowed to buy our land and used money from the sale of our…
I know someone who built a kit home through PAAL kit homes to replace their old house which burnt down on Black Saturday and they had a positive experience. There are also…
Mar 09, 2012 9:42 pm
Building up to lock up stage ONLY !
Hi there are builders that will do that just need to ring around and find them. What area are you in? Im in the process at the moment in getting prices to do exactly that.…
Builders merchants ??
Thanks for the great replies !
Can you build on pretty much any land or does it have to be a certain "zoning" if I've read right ?
Is it possible…
Feb 22, 2012 12:58 am
Cost to Render
That works out to be $13.21/m2
I was pretty close =D
How to negotiate trade prices
Alex - This is what has worked for me SO far. I am not saying its the only way but I found when you get multiple quotes for big ticket works…
Estimating-Temp Power, Fencing, & Loo
No. I'm not after that type of large-holed barrier.... though the price is right.
What I've seen on building sites is a green, shadecloth-like, tightly weaved barrier…
Render colour help
Hi great site found loads of helpful stuff .Now can anyone help me what colour do you think works best as a render Spanish white or Pollinate half or Buff it with Merino…
Help with Render Colour selection
Hi rocketship and D@n! Thanks for your input, it's very much appreciated.
We ARE building in a beach suburb in Perth called Iluka (I am pleased the design appears to…
First Home Owner's Bonus
Thanks Pauankim - it sounds like good advice. The only thing about that is that among the documents you must submit with an owner/builder application are evidence of the…
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