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barkersontheblock
barkersontheblock
30 April 2012

CORRUGATED EXTERNAL WALL VENTS

CORRUGATED EXTERNAL WALL VENTS

ALLVENT Ventilation Products 62 Enterprise Drive BERESFIELD NSW 2332 T: 1300 883 544 F: 02 4966 8455 E: info@allvent.com.au Hope this is helpfull.

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barkersontheblock
Apr 30, 2012 3:48 pm
Jean_home
Jean_home
28 April 2012

Prefab stairs?

Prefab stairs?

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? Thank you! Jean

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Jean_home
Apr 28, 2012 11:05 am
keepa
keepa
21 April 2012

Looking for a Plumber in Maribyrnong Area

Looking for a Plumber in Maribyrnong Area

Hi all, 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…

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keepa
Apr 21, 2012 2:47 pm
delatite13
delatite13
20 April 2012

First owner build project- SE suburbs

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…

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delatite13
Apr 20, 2012 9:46 pm
delatite13
Yadie05
Yadie05
20 April 2012

Plumber for New Home in SE Melbourne?

Plumber for New Home in SE Melbourne?

My FIL is a plumber does all area's, doesn't charge an arm and a leg like others. Although he is free for me haha. PM me if you want his details ::smile::

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Yadie05
Apr 20, 2012 4:15 pm
Yadie05
lynny-jane
lynny-jane
19 April 2012

Cost of new home plumbing?

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…

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lynny-jane
Apr 20, 2012 12:30 am
lynny-jane
Vess
Vess
16 April 2012

Window Changes after Council Approval

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…

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Vess
Apr 16, 2012 9:25 pm
docker_rob
docker_rob
15 April 2012

Order of site preparation

Order of site preparation

Floor levels usually should…

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docker_rob
Apr 15, 2012 9:19 am
docker_rob
Ian Moone
Ian Moone
31 March 2012

Want to build a new house in Perth - advice/tips need!!!

Want to build a new house in Perth - advice/tips need!!!

I hear you Chippy, He did however finish building back in 1985, 3 years before I started my apprenticeship. No actually he was still…

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Ian Moone
Mar 31, 2012 5:15 am
Elyas
Elyas
24 March 2012

Brick Walls and timber studs

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…

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Elyas
Mar 24, 2012 3:11 pm
mgilla
mgilla
23 March 2012

Sealing Grout

Sealing Grout

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…

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mgilla
Mar 23, 2012 7:50 am
veseli
veseli
20 March 2012

What was the most stressful component of your build?

What was the most stressful component of your build?
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Bindi if your weepholes are covered with roof flashing you will definitely get water leaks in the near future, that is a structural problem. You flashing and weepholes are…

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veseli
Mar 20, 2012 9:41 pm
JLD
JLD
17 March 2012

What do you expect in a $2m property?

What do you expect in a $2m property?
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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…

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JLD
Mar 17, 2012 9:59 am
Matymoo
Matymoo
14 March 2012

Shed/Garage:- Brisbane City Council

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…

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Matymoo
Mar 14, 2012 7:36 pm
Matymoo
zarz
zarz
13 March 2012

Trusses - Supply and Install

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…

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zarz
Mar 13, 2012 11:14 pm
lynny-jane
lynny-jane
13 March 2012

Finance - who are you with?

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…

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lynny-jane
Mar 13, 2012 10:18 pm
lynny-jane
donuts9999
donuts9999
13 March 2012

Looking for a roof tiler in south east melbourne

Looking for a roof tiler in south east melbourne

Hi , can anyone recommend a good reliable roof tiler that works in the south east suburbs?

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donuts9999
Mar 13, 2012 1:34 pm
drpopper
drpopper
11 March 2012

Kit homes

Kit homes

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…

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drpopper
Mar 11, 2012 8:11 pm
drpopper
Bam
Bam
10 March 2012

Hi all new to all this are we doing things right?

Hi all new to all this are we doing things right?
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Here are some things from our list: Final Drawings Owner Builder permit Arrange finance Appoint Surveyor Building Permit Insurance Temporary Fence Portable loo …

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Bam
Mar 10, 2012 10:38 pm
Bam
bindi
bindi
9 March 2012

Rubbish Removal

Rubbish Removal

If you are looking for Rubbish removal services, i would say Rubbish Removal provides great service , here is the link http://www.rubbish-removal-melbourne.net/ to their…

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bindi
Mar 09, 2012 9:42 pm
docker_rob
docker_rob
7 March 2012

Dropped ceiling - plywood or plaster?

Dropped ceiling - plywood or plaster?

The lining will also used to improve the accoustic properties of the room as well - the walls are all insulated concrete forms, so the roof will…

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docker_rob
Mar 07, 2012 3:20 pm
docker_rob
barkersontheblock
barkersontheblock
2 March 2012

Online purchases - savings...

Online purchases - savings...

I bought my LED downlights From www.choiceLED.com.au spent about $3500 on entire house was about 90 downlight a few flood lights as well. Heath

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barkersontheblock
Mar 02, 2012 12:22 pm
donuts9999
donuts9999
1 March 2012

Building up to lock up stage ONLY !

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.…

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donuts9999
Mar 01, 2012 10:50 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
25 February 2012

Builders merchants ??

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…

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ECOECO
Feb 25, 2012 7:47 am
ECOECO
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CC101
Feb 22, 2012 12:58 am
mimmo_gsr
mimmo_gsr
17 February 2012

Cost to Render

Cost to Render

That works out to be $13.21/m2 I was pretty close =D Cheers, Mimmo

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mimmo_gsr
Feb 17, 2012 7:20 pm
Brett854
Brett854
17 February 2012

Construction stages

Construction stages

Thanks Bashworth, that is just what i was looking for.

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Brett854
Feb 17, 2012 11:44 am
james_d
james_d
16 February 2012

Hammer tapping test in re-rendering exercise

Hammer tapping test in re-rendering exercise

In my experience the tilers will check the render before fixing tile. Need to check.

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james_d
Feb 16, 2012 7:39 am
JMAP
JMAP
14 February 2012

How to negotiate trade prices

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…

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JMAP
Feb 14, 2012 1:34 pm
jemsaf
jemsaf
10 February 2012

Finishing documentation for Building permit.

Finishing documentation for Building permit.

Ok so we have most things ready for our building permit but my question is did your draftsman/architect provide you with; - project specifications, - computation and…

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jemsaf
Feb 10, 2012 11:41 am
Delton05
Delton05
10 February 2012

Estimating-Temp Power, Fencing, & Loo

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…

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Delton05
Feb 10, 2012 12:00 am
JMAP
JMAP
9 February 2012

Is there a Checklist for Certificate For Occupancy????

Is there a Checklist for Certificate For Occupancy????
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Same situation here... Just spoke to my council (Fairfield, NSW) and even they are not 100% clear. Initially the girl on the phone said it has to be built to spec of the…

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JMAP
Feb 09, 2012 2:12 pm
tilley
tilley
8 February 2012

Render colour help

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…

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tilley
Feb 08, 2012 9:44 pm
Leighlou
Leighlou
29 January 2012

Help with Render Colour selection

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…

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Leighlou
Jan 29, 2012 9:46 pm
Philby17
Philby17
29 January 2012

First Home Owner's Bonus

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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Philby17
Jan 29, 2012 4:52 pm
rocketship
rocketship
28 January 2012

Trade price for owner builders in melbourne

Trade price for owner builders in melbourne

Hi donuts9999, I can't help with specific places to shop but as an owner/builder the best way to get good prices is to do your homework, shop around and bargain with all…

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rocketship
Jan 28, 2012 8:19 am
samjesse
samjesse
25 January 2012

building a second floor on a current office

building a second floor on a current office

Hi I have an 100m ground floor office. brick wall with steel bar roof covered with metal sheets, located in Liverpool Sydney. it is part of a strata. The office opens up…

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samjesse
Jan 25, 2012 9:12 am
jemsaf
jemsaf
22 January 2012

Sourcing materials - Recycled Bricks

Sourcing materials - Recycled Bricks

We've had one quote for $0.796 plus GST each so $7442.60 all up for 8500 but we're trying to reduce costs as much as we can. :)

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jemsaf
Jan 22, 2012 7:10 pm
Delton05
Delton05
16 January 2012

Website/s where suppliers can bid for OB listings?

Website/s where suppliers can bid for OB listings?

Fortunately for the consumer, the retail front model that has made him $1B+ off the toil of hardworking Aussies is fast going the way of the dinosaurs ... no wonder he is…

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Delton05
Jan 16, 2012 9:35 pm
bashworth
bashworth
16 January 2012

Questions about Wall and Roof Insulation - Batts, Sarking et

Questions about Wall and Roof Insulation - Batts, Sarking et

There are a few of different materials you are talking about. Basically a building wrap keeps the rain out of the building and keeps the insulation in the proper place(…

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bashworth
Jan 16, 2012 3:23 pm
bashworth
princemyheart
princemyheart
15 January 2012

When is a kit home....not....?

When is a kit home....not....?

So I bought a lovely kit home. They were great about reconfiguring to suit us. I have a fantastic solar passive, open plan kit home half built. This kit consists of…

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princemyheart
Jan 15, 2012 5:31 pm
tristan
tristan
11 January 2012

Discount Card for OB's

Discount Card for OB's

LOL Bunnings. Since receiving my OB card i have received a total discount of $2 and spent over 1k..... It is a joke, but every dollar saved is a dollar saved. I have…

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tristan
Jan 11, 2012 5:27 pm
tristan
flawboards
flawboards
11 January 2012

polycarbonate roofing

polycarbonate roofing

I have built a verandah and am about to cover it in polycarbonate roofing. I have a choice between suntuf and laserlite 2000 products. Has anyone any feedback about the…

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flawboards
Jan 11, 2012 10:27 am
MissyP
MissyP
8 January 2012

Owner Builder Friendly Estimator, do they exist?

Owner Builder Friendly Estimator, do they exist?

Just stumbled upon this thread. Thanks NickS for this information and your time, I am seriously considering using this mob. They sound great.

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MissyP
Jan 08, 2012 1:11 am
MissyP
Escape2country
Escape2country
23 December 2011

Buying Land, traps and tricks?

Buying Land, traps and tricks?
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Depending on your slope and exact layering of subsoil, you may not even need piers. That will depend on what the engineer comes up with , not…

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Escape2country
Dec 23, 2011 8:38 pm


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