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Nathan Peart
Nathan Peart
20 October 2010

the 20k rule

the 20k rule

There are 2 options in WA when building something over the 20k mark. Firstly get a registered builder to build it or secondly the owner obtains an owner builder license…

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Nathan Peart
Oct 20, 2010 10:49 am
chippy
chippy
21 October 2010

Conventionally pitched VS truss roof? Chippies, anyone??

Conventionally pitched VS truss roof? Chippies, anyone??

In WA stick roof construction is still the most common. Roofing carpenters are there own little sub-trade. Trusses (steel and timber) are slowly becoming more popular. In…

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chippy
Oct 21, 2010 12:22 am
chippy
naddis01
naddis01
3 November 2010

How much $ does a Complying Development (CDC) cost in NSW?

How much $ does a Complying Development (CDC) cost in NSW?

I think it depends on your council. Ours was just under $2k for the whole lot, the only thing left to pay is the sewer connection (so that was application, construction…

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naddis01
Nov 03, 2010 1:25 pm
grom40
grom40
8 November 2010

simonds home - 10 years old - where can access plans?

simonds home - 10 years old - where can access plans?

Did you buy from the people who originally built the house? If so maybe they might have a copy of the plans hanging around which they could include in the documents they…

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grom40
Nov 08, 2010 4:08 pm
grom40
TheOK
TheOK
9 November 2010

ADSL Connection

ADSL Connection

in 'Control Panel' , 'Internet Options' , 'Connections' ....check... 'Never dial a connection' .... LAN settings should be blank. ..if that doesn't work call you ISP.

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TheOK
Nov 09, 2010 5:20 pm
TheOK
serialstyler
serialstyler
11 November 2010

Red Tounge Swelling & Internal Framing (Steel)

Red Tounge Swelling & Internal Framing (Steel)

Yes, I think thats what we are going to do. We have been told the outside cladding can go on only after framing inspection because we have bracing & the inspector needs to…

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serialstyler
Nov 11, 2010 6:52 pm
serialstyler
YBBroker
YBBroker
13 November 2010

cladding that doesnt need to be painted

cladding that doesnt need to be painted

Don't use cedar, you'll still have to maintain it otherwise it'll go black. Theres a nice aluminium product called alucobond (do a google search) but it's not cheap -…

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YBBroker
Nov 13, 2010 4:57 pm
Raleighfarm
Raleighfarm
13 November 2010

show me your plans

show me your plans

Show me your plan,here are mine…

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Raleighfarm
Nov 13, 2010 9:53 pm
Raleighfarm
chippy
chippy
15 November 2010

Perth Utilities Questions

Perth Utilities Questions

If you are OB'ing then get your site workers to do everything for you in one hit. We had them come in with the excavator and dig in the soakwells (1500 and 1800, 3 in…

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chippy
Nov 14, 2010 11:10 pm
chippy
kayandandy
kayandandy
16 November 2010

Disaster clearly averted!!!!!!!

Disaster clearly averted!!!!!!!

Promise I will ..... As soon as all the millions of windows have been moved!

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kayandandy
Nov 15, 2010 11:53 pm
1sthome
1sthome
19 November 2010

cost of plans

cost of plans
1, 2

We got ours done for $600 by a Draftsman. We already had our sketches with measurements and the full layout planned. Only doing internal changes and adding on 2 rooms for…

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1sthome
Nov 19, 2010 3:00 pm
Bam
Bam
19 November 2010

Finding the right builder for the job - Brunswick Melbourne

Finding the right builder for the job - Brunswick Melbourne

I cant help with the project manager, but if you decide to get individual tradies we have a great excavator!

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Bam
Nov 19, 2010 8:50 pm
Bam
jazzman1974
jazzman1974
20 November 2010

Plumbers in Perth

Plumbers in Perth

thanks Kay we will be building steel frame home, with gyprock and cladding, so wont need a brickie or plasterer. but thanks for the offer!

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jazzman1974
Nov 20, 2010 1:53 pm
Bam
Bam
21 November 2010

Framing/Carpenter Costs

Framing/Carpenter Costs

Our house is 345sqm (37squares) and cost for materials and labour for framing (subfloor, frames and roof) came in at $38,485.23.

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Bam
Nov 21, 2010 6:42 pm
Bam
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 12:48 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 9:33 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 12:23 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 8:00 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 9:19 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 10:48 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 5:49 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 10:09 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 10:18 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 9:26 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 02, 2010 11:56 pm
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 9:14 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 12:11 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 3:36 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 9:06 pm
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Dinko
Dec 11, 2010 9:46 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 6:40 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 9:55 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 10:23 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 2:54 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 11:21 am
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 9:01 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 1:31 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 4:17 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 6:42 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 30, 2010 11:21 pm
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 7:01 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 7:57 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 4:38 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 12:42 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 4:16 pm
Raleighfarm
Raleighfarm
13 January 2011

G'day everyone

G'day everyone

Welcome indeed

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Raleighfarm
Jan 13, 2011 9:40 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 9:31 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 8:05 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 12:48 am


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