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MrsGreen
MrsGreen
23 November 2010

Interesting article - couple saved 50k

Interesting article - couple saved 50k

I wish I could read the catalogue rofl. That mirrored stuff looks nice :-)

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MrsGreen
Nov 23, 2010 1:48 am
MrsGreen
Raleighfarm
Raleighfarm
23 November 2010

doors and door handles (internal)

doors and door handles (internal)

Do you have pics in your thread Raleigh.. i've flicked through back to page 30 but have only seen floors :-) Our cabinet maker had a small range…

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Raleighfarm
Nov 23, 2010 10:33 pm
Raleighfarm
xln747
xln747
27 November 2010

Slab cost estimate Perth

Slab cost estimate Perth

Cheers for that Nathan. That comes out at close to 2 x the cubic metre cost at approx $260 per cu m so hopefully I'm not too far off in my estimate.

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xln747
Nov 27, 2010 1:23 am
OSD Construction
OSD Construction
27 November 2010

Onsite Detention Tank

Onsite Detention Tank

Hi, My name is Darren from Osd construction. My company deals with the construction of these tanks. I would be more then happy to assist you if you wish. You can send me…

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OSD Construction
Nov 27, 2010 9:00 am
Kazalenko
Kazalenko
28 November 2010

Building on a very steep slope!

Building on a very steep slope!

We are in a similar situation - very steep site but worth it for the views! We are cutting into the site to build in a basement/garage which will result in high concrete…

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Kazalenko
Nov 28, 2010 10:19 pm
Bam
Bam
29 November 2010

scaffolding dilemma

scaffolding dilemma

What bout looking at hiring just a labourer? Hubby is a cabinet maker (obviously) but was able to help out our chippy heaps. Im sure a labourer would be able to help him…

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Bam
Nov 29, 2010 11:48 am
Bam
henry218
henry218
30 November 2010

what kind of drawing to submit for approval in DONCASTER ?

what kind of drawing to submit for approval in DONCASTER ?

hi all, im new to the forum, been looking around for awhile. Next year we would like to build a new 2 townhouse on our block. our block is in DONCASTER area, we were…

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henry218
Nov 30, 2010 6:49 pm
donR
donR
30 November 2010

Need a good Architectural Design..???

Need a good Architectural Design..???

I have done an owner builder reno and had a great architectural draftsman draw up the plans and submit through council all for a very affordable cash payment. I have a…

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donR
Nov 30, 2010 11:09 pm
donR
donR
30 November 2010

To OB or not to OB...

To OB or not to OB...

I'm also starting a new owner builder project (whole house) and have also hired a project manager who was a previous builder and worked for a few years for one of a…

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donR
Nov 30, 2010 11:18 pm
TDS
TDS
2 December 2010

Selecting a Building Designer

Selecting a Building Designer

Hi Everyone, Just after some insight about what is important when selecting a building designer or draftsperson for an owner builder. I…

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TDS
Dec 02, 2010 10:26 pm
chippy
chippy
3 December 2010

when to install tv and satelite stuff

when to install tv and satelite stuff

Get it all done while the scaffold is up. Under worksafe you need edge protection or fall arresters if you work on the roof, so it makes sense to get everything that is…

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chippy
Dec 03, 2010 12:56 am
chippy
mr_chook
mr_chook
4 December 2010

duplex or a house... ?? owner builder ??

duplex or a house... ?? owner builder ??

i've been asking a few owner builders they say they build there house around $400k to thr $450k mark had a quote from a builder from start to finish is around $450k using…

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mr_chook
Dec 04, 2010 10:14 am
radiuz
radiuz
7 December 2010

Can anyone recommend an Excavator in Melbourne>

Can anyone recommend an Excavator in Melbourne>

Was wondering if anyone can recommend an excavator in Melbourne's east with a 4 - 8 tonne excavator and tipper. Need approx. 80 - 100 cubic meters of land cut and…

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radiuz
Dec 07, 2010 1:11 pm
ausdesign
ausdesign
8 December 2010

who does the design for posi sturt floor joits ?

who does the design for posi sturt floor joits ?

As this post settles into the sunset just a few observations - people obviously ask questions on the forum to gain information. If I were asking for help I would expect or…

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ausdesign
Dec 08, 2010 4:36 pm
ausdesign
~perthgirl~
~perthgirl~
10 December 2010

1st Time Owner Builder.. 1st Time Post

1st Time Owner Builder.. 1st Time Post

Hi - nice of you to post about your experiences - we start next year so I' m keeping an eye on what people are doing.

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~perthgirl~
Dec 10, 2010 10:06 pm
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Dinko
Dec 11, 2010 10:46 am
chuth77
chuth77
11 December 2010

OB BUDGETING WORKSHEETS / WORKBOOK OR SOFTWARE??

OB BUDGETING WORKSHEETS / WORKBOOK OR SOFTWARE??

Try this... http://www.ownerbuilderspage.com.au/category3_1.htm I've used it and can vouch for how easy it is to use, but so comprehensive…

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chuth77
Dec 11, 2010 7:40 pm

@chippy : I thought the same for $3.5K I can buy a lot of wire, I saw an online site (NSW) selling single phase cable 25mm for $3.8/m so $380/100m. couldn't be that much…

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julito
Dec 15, 2010 10:55 pm
CasadePio
CasadePio
16 December 2010

An good architect to design home in Liverpool council ??

An good architect to design home in Liverpool council ??

I can provide you with a draftsman and small family owned building company in the Moorebank area. They have been building homes in the Liverpool area for over 20 years.…

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CasadePio
Dec 16, 2010 11:23 pm
antsv8
antsv8
17 December 2010

How far can I move the house!

How far can I move the house!

Finally Got a Permit..... Yeah ! ! !~ ! ! !~

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antsv8
Dec 17, 2010 3:54 pm
Bam
Bam
19 December 2010

Structural Engineering Cost

Structural Engineering Cost

We used Pavlovic and Associates Engineering who was recommended to us by BSTAR on the forum :)

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Bam
Dec 19, 2010 12:21 pm
Bam
BenPrin
BenPrin
20 December 2010

Intro

Intro

::celeb:: Thanks everyone! I hope I don't have to get a permit for that wig, Shelly. :lol: Am learning SO much from you guys already! Thanks. prin x

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BenPrin
Dec 20, 2010 10:01 am
BenPrin
countrylife
countrylife
20 December 2010

Facade Cost

Facade Cost

Hi, We are in the same boat at the moment. We are looking at a modern homestead but would love to use some corrugated iron and render together somehow. If anyone has…

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countrylife
Dec 20, 2010 2:31 pm
juliaw
juliaw
26 December 2010

In hindsight.....

In hindsight.....

Hi, First must say "things may have changed" BUT we renovated our home in Qld some 15 years ago. Took some of the roof off and got hit with a huge storm. Home insurance…

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juliaw
Dec 26, 2010 5:17 pm
terryabraham
terryabraham
30 December 2010

ICF Owner Build about to get out of the ground.

ICF Owner Build about to get out of the ground.

Hi there, I and my partner have read with great interest your post dated 04 September 2009 in which you described the progress you had been making on building an energy…

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terryabraham
Dec 30, 2010 7:42 pm
xln747
xln747
31 December 2010

Unwanted visitor

Unwanted visitor

We are not quite into the build stage yet, but it will be in Bicton near Stammers shops. We are still waiting for our engineering drawings so we can go back to Melville…

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xln747
Dec 31, 2010 12:21 am
kristofw
kristofw
1 January 2011

New Year .....

New Year .....

Don't let it get you down! I felt like that more…

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kristofw
Jan 01, 2011 8:01 pm
kristofw
bel
bel
3 January 2011

Trying to postics - board quota full??????

Trying to postics - board quota full??????

No Probs! Ah yes the other halfs not understanding! That's ok, just let her know that we need pictures on Homeone, and I'm here to walk you through it - other wise it…

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bel
Jan 03, 2011 8:57 pm
bel
BenPrin
BenPrin
4 January 2011

Our Hill Build - plans. Advice please?

Our Hill Build - plans. Advice please?

Hi BenPrin, love the design, do u have a roofing plan yet? the 300mm bit is VERY important on savings in materials - just remember to make it at…

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BenPrin
Jan 04, 2011 5:38 pm
BenPrin
yvette72
yvette72
7 January 2011

waterproofing

waterproofing

oh here is the update you need to be a licence waterproofer to do new homes only so looks like my father has been ripped of ,it seems now he has to get other waterproofer…

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yvette72
Jan 07, 2011 1:42 pm
~perthgirl~
~perthgirl~
10 January 2011

Free Owner-Builders Manuals

Free Owner-Builders Manuals

Ohhhh me please!!! Hands up over here!!!! will send you a message

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~perthgirl~
Jan 10, 2011 5:16 pm
Raleighfarm
Raleighfarm
13 January 2011

G'day everyone

G'day everyone

Welcome indeed

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Raleighfarm
Jan 13, 2011 10:40 pm
Raleighfarm
Bam
Bam
14 January 2011

Question about pricing a house

Question about pricing a house
1, 2

This thread is a year old. Wonder how he went :th:

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Bam
Jan 14, 2011 10:31 pm
Bam
Dinko
Dinko
16 January 2011

Opinions/experiences with truss manufacturers.

Opinions/experiences with truss manufacturers.

thanks for that guys...I've got Trusses Plus a little cheaper than the ABC at the moment, but spoke to ABC guys a couple of tuimes already and they seam to be…

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Dinko
Jan 16, 2011 9:05 pm
sbryzak
sbryzak
24 January 2011

Looking for self-builder blogs

Looking for self-builder blogs

I'm not building an entire house but I am building an extension and garage plus doing a full renovation of an existing house (including re-trussing/replacing the roof). …

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sbryzak
Jan 24, 2011 1:48 am
T&V
T&V
26 January 2011

Color bond roofing

Color bond roofing

Interesting Freewill & ours were very close in costing = both around $40 to $45 sq m of roof!! both different sides of Oz but costing sooo close!

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T&V
Jan 26, 2011 2:34 am
take2
take2
27 January 2011

Suburb Sucharge from Tradies?

Suburb Sucharge from Tradies?

We have experience that, even when looking at builder some put on a premium just because of the suburb we are in, they must think we are all stupid. Cheers Lou

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take2
Jan 27, 2011 9:25 pm
take2
jjfalcon
jjfalcon
27 January 2011

question on bulding permit plans

question on bulding permit plans

Thanks T&V point taken on spending my time on other things!! I would have to retrain myself in Architectural Design & Regs of which I have done very little. Will know…

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jjfalcon
Jan 27, 2011 9:28 pm
Hills Guy
Hills Guy
29 January 2011

Plumbing rough in, before or after bricks start

Plumbing rough in, before or after bricks start

Befor the bricks. There is more space and it saves time when roughing in the plumbing. If you have a cavity on demand hotwater service your brickie will need it roughed in…

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Hills Guy
Jan 29, 2011 9:55 am
just Erin
just Erin
30 January 2011

Tradesman

Tradesman

1. What do you do if you just cant get the revent tradesman to work on your project ( I have tried 6 times to get a plumber to give me a…

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just Erin
Jan 30, 2011 9:50 am
just Erin
baccman
baccman
30 January 2011

good draftsman

good draftsman

New Owner Builder in regional Victoria (west) We are emabrking on the owner builder journey. I have a plan but need a good, reliable, knowledgable draftsman to draw up.…

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baccman
Jan 30, 2011 10:42 am
donuts
donuts
30 January 2011

Ground Slab vs suspended slab

Ground Slab vs suspended slab

I would have thought baccman means that he may consider building an elevated house, eg Queenslander type? and therefore wondering about the difference in structure given…

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donuts
Jan 30, 2011 4:12 pm
donuts
Nandi
Nandi
30 January 2011

How much do arched windows cost?

How much do arched windows cost?

Hi Guys We are building our home in Sydney for the very first time and are bit clueless about QUITE a few things:) We have signed up for the tender and are in the…

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Nandi
Jan 30, 2011 9:15 pm
sleven
sleven
31 January 2011

Fair price?

Fair price?
NSW

My 1200mmx2410mm bi-fold window cost me $2780 - not sure what size yours is - so that may be some type of comparison for you? (this was upgraded before tender and contract stage)

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sleven
Jan 31, 2011 1:12 pm
sleven
river_lucy
river_lucy
31 January 2011

looking for Builder and Draftsman

looking for Builder and Draftsman

Hi GreyRex I'm in Sydney & have used a really good drafty - not sure where he's located - Newcastle way? He didn't have any problems travelling if we needed to. He's…

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river_lucy
Jan 31, 2011 2:00 pm

Here is a pic from the house we were renting last year - it came with a front loader that was siting on some drawers - was very…

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BayBuild
Jan 31, 2011 6:24 pm
BayBuild
bendo
bendo
3 February 2011

Demolition of Suspended Slab - Help

Demolition of Suspended Slab - Help

Thanks for your suggestion, in the end we hired a concrete saw and did it in blocks. It was slow work but we got there in the end. We put the blocks into a skip bin so all…

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bendo
Feb 03, 2011 3:39 pm
Hills Guy
Hills Guy
5 February 2011

what licences do i need ????

what licences do i need ????

The answer varies with the state you are in. You obviously need a licenced electrician and plumber to sign off on their work, and in SA you would need a licenced…

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Hills Guy
Feb 05, 2011 9:55 am


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