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jazzman1974
jazzman1974
27 June 2010

Poetic Justice!

Poetic Justice!

what was he using power for at night?? weird! glad to hear that some1's karma came back to bite them in the asse! J

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jazzman1974
Jun 27, 2010 10:20 pm
bingoshelley
bingoshelley
1 July 2010

Electrical wiring costs per downlight/powerpoint

Electrical wiring costs per downlight/powerpoint

our electrician charged us all up $6980.00 this includes underground wiring from pit to meterbox,main earth switch, smoke detector,switchboard,wiring to hot water…

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bingoshelley
Jul 01, 2010 12:32 am
jbarrington13
jbarrington13
6 July 2010

Re: Needed : Tiler in Perth with references.

Re: Needed : Tiler in Perth with references.

Hi, I have a house in Balcatta in Perth, WA that needs the laundry tiled. The cabinets are all in and it needs the floor done and also the tiling above the counters. We…

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jbarrington13
Jul 06, 2010 12:25 pm
ring09
ring09
6 July 2010

Melbourne Cabinet makers recommendation help.

Melbourne Cabinet makers recommendation help.

Try 'The Kitchen Company' they are based on Bayswater and I know travel all over metro melbourne, I am sure they will be able to help you.

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ring09
Jul 06, 2010 1:29 pm
ring09
bingoshelley
bingoshelley
8 July 2010

Colorbond roof, Frame & Truss recs Eastern subs melbourne?

Colorbond roof, Frame & Truss recs Eastern subs melbourne?

hi welcome to ob world for trusses and frames try epping timber yard and trusspro ballarat we found these the most competive dont think you have to source suppliers…

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bingoshelley
Jul 08, 2010 12:25 pm
Raleighfarm
Raleighfarm
11 July 2010

OB course recommendation?

OB course recommendation?

Thanks bingoshelley, having an overwhelming week. Finding the whole OB thing really tough, especially with 5 kids on school holidays! Really need the new house!

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Raleighfarm
Jul 11, 2010 10:38 pm
Raleighfarm
suprok
suprok
12 July 2010

Anyone want to recommend a drafter or Architect in Melbourne

Anyone want to recommend a drafter or Architect in Melbourne

Hi, We are in the same situation - could we get the PMs as well please. Inner west Melbourne. Thanks, Mark.

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suprok
Jul 12, 2010 11:11 pm
Lex
Lex
13 July 2010

Piering in wet weather

Piering in wet weather

No worries kel ... best of luck with the rest of your build!

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Lex
Jul 13, 2010 1:39 pm
Lex
xln747
xln747
25 July 2010

Pad, slab and plumber recommendations perth

Pad, slab and plumber recommendations perth

Thanks kayandandy, any help appreciated, Brickie details would be great too

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xln747
Jul 25, 2010 2:15 pm

Moving this to Coffee Break.... assuming it is legitimate or something? :/

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
mrssnowden
mrssnowden
1 August 2010

Newbie OB - is it worth it ?

Newbie OB - is it worth it ?

Reducing your overall cost is the result. Project management is your purpose in being OB. To do this you need to have a very clear idea of time management in the form of a…

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mrssnowden
Aug 01, 2010 8:19 pm
Leamary
Leamary
1 August 2010

Reports Needed for DA

Reports Needed for DA

Thanks for that, got a few quotes from cheap as chips to half that of the first one. Problem is, they all wanted to include different things. So had a hard time trying…

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Leamary
Aug 01, 2010 9:17 pm
buildme
buildme
1 August 2010

How To Purchase Land.

How To Purchase Land.

Thanks Rowena, When you say building is the cheaper way to go do you mean compared to Renting or actual building yourself & not a kit home ? Cheers, Mick.

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buildme
Aug 01, 2010 10:02 pm
suh
suh
2 August 2010

My dad wants to do things differently.

My dad wants to do things differently.

ooops good point karen was thinking of another site but maybe the mods could add a renovaters section hmmmmmm…

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suh
Aug 02, 2010 4:22 pm
suh
Raleighfarm
Raleighfarm
9 August 2010

harkaway kit homes

harkaway kit homes

Have a look at my thread and the house that I am building...its design is similar to the nice big white Harkaway design. The Kit place we got ours from has some great…

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Raleighfarm
Aug 09, 2010 11:52 pm
Raleighfarm
kayandandy
kayandandy
12 August 2010

finance

finance

hi there I know this has often been a topic of discussion and with the recent GFC finance is more difficult. Our archtiect told us about htis lot. We have a viridian so…

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kayandandy
Aug 12, 2010 6:41 pm
Ross
Ross
16 August 2010

BlueScope Steel Framing

BlueScope Steel Framing

Could anyone give me their experiences building with Steel framing? It seems to be coming much more popular. I am planning on Owner Building and am much more comfortable…

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Ross
Aug 16, 2010 2:16 pm
TDS
TDS
18 August 2010

Polished concrete - getting access to basement

Polished concrete - getting access to basement

Hi TDS, Building in Newport, Melbourne - won't be starting until after xmas, but need to research 10,000 things since we're owner building & it's…

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TDS
Aug 18, 2010 10:06 pm
vivica7604
vivica7604
27 August 2010

Slab higher than front footpath

Slab higher than front footpath

Thanks everyone my mind is at rest ::smile::

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vivica7604
Aug 27, 2010 7:41 pm
bingoshelley
bingoshelley
28 August 2010

OB in Victoria - Nearly Done!!

OB in Victoria - Nearly Done!!
1, 2, 3

wow katie congrats to you both looking awesome cant wait for final pis with everything in its place. :: :: ::

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bingoshelley
Aug 28, 2010 9:09 pm
mrssnowden
mrssnowden
30 August 2010

auctions in sydney

auctions in sydney

OK I've been to Laws and was incredibly disappointed. The woman working there told me they no longer have a tile auction - which is what I went for. I also needed a door…

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mrssnowden
Aug 30, 2010 8:40 am
kayandandy
kayandandy
1 September 2010

Anyone used a building estimator or project manager before?

Anyone used a building estimator or project manager before?

Sorry to hear your tales of woe. We are OBing but have a project manager and had a professional estimation done too. Our project manager is our architect and it has been…

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kayandandy
Sep 01, 2010 12:41 am
Raleighfarm
Raleighfarm
1 September 2010

Feet first into OB

Feet first into OB
1, 2, 3

Excellent move...love it.

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Raleighfarm
Sep 01, 2010 12:46 pm
Raleighfarm
dirkadirk
dirkadirk
1 September 2010

Someone give me Advice on being a home owner builder

Someone give me Advice on being a home owner builder

Thanks Richard for that advice. Its just that i am frustrated with builders who i believe charges alot for everything. I am being charged 550k…

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dirkadirk
Sep 01, 2010 8:30 pm
MrsGreen
MrsGreen
2 September 2010

Suspended slab

Suspended slab

Have you not seen a decent sized mix on the floor? WA Marble & Granite have a handful of polished mixes on the floor to view, I think they're roughly 2m x 2m, certainly…

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MrsGreen
Sep 02, 2010 1:43 am
MrsGreen
mrssnowden
mrssnowden
7 September 2010

Extension House Plans - Opinions Needed

Extension House Plans - Opinions Needed

Could you make your main entry point the proposed laundry door? This would give you more space in the front of house to play with and remove the bend in the hallway. You…

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mrssnowden
Sep 07, 2010 2:01 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
7 September 2010

SOG and ONC the Conc!!!!

SOG and ONC the Conc!!!!
1, 2, 3

hahaha ... yeh well try yellow pages :wink:

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onc_artisan
Sep 07, 2010 7:58 pm
onc_artisan
buildme
buildme
9 September 2010

Rammed Earth Strawbale Walls

Rammed Earth Strawbale Walls

Thanks Thirsty :wink: Good luck with your journey into looking into this and thanks for your info. Cheers Arcadia, I thought it might have been a bit of overkill, and thanks…

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buildme
Sep 09, 2010 11:45 am
kexkez
kexkez
11 September 2010

Perth OBers ... roof plumbing recommendations

Perth OBers ... roof plumbing recommendations

HI Kristofw thank you for removing the information yourself. Otherwise I suspect, having not seen the original post, there would have been an official warning and…

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kexkez
Sep 11, 2010 6:05 pm
kexkez
Dinko
Dinko
15 September 2010

Soil test + Site survey + site levels (contour)

Soil test + Site survey + site levels (contour)

ahaa..thanks very much guys..I'll just tell them to do the whole lot when they get in touch to organize the access..thanks for the wise suggestions.. ::

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Dinko
Sep 15, 2010 10:29 pm
tomandkylie
tomandkylie
19 September 2010

What do you think will be under our 60 yo terrazzo floor?

What do you think will be under our 60 yo terrazzo floor?

Just an update in case anyone is considering doing something similar in the future. We looked at different ways that we could go over the top without removing this floor…

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tomandkylie
Sep 19, 2010 3:13 am
shelwin
shelwin
20 September 2010

New to OB'ing - it's been a while!

New to OB'ing - it's been a while!

Dragging this up from the depths! Things are going slowwwwly. We have decided not to borrow any money from the bank and will save up for the different stages instead,…

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shelwin
Sep 20, 2010 11:16 am
mrssnowden
mrssnowden
21 September 2010

Rough pricing guide

Rough pricing guide

http://www.archicentre.com.au/pdf/Autumn%20Cost%20Guide_3_10-web.pdf This is what I was after. Hopefully it will assist others. I think…

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mrssnowden
Sep 21, 2010 2:49 pm
hassani
hassani
24 September 2010

Colourbond Roof

Colourbond Roof

Thanks Dirk & Bam. Much appreciated.

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hassani
Sep 24, 2010 11:46 am
kristofw
kristofw
24 September 2010

Skillion Roof & Solar Panels Question

Skillion Roof & Solar Panels Question

Solar panels work best when set up at an angle that depends on the local latitude. You'll have to either have a bracket on your roof (but that will spoil your house…

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kristofw
Sep 24, 2010 4:36 pm
kristofw
kristofw
kristofw
27 September 2010

Perth OB freebies

Perth OB freebies

Anybody interested in free floor protection, please see http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=38940 Chris

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kristofw
Sep 27, 2010 4:25 pm
kristofw
Pat the draftie
Pat the draftie
4 October 2010

Perth - Need someone to draw plans for council etc

Perth - Need someone to draw plans for council etc

I can probably help you out. Send me a PM of where your located and what your intending to do. Im SOR, cockburn area. Pat.

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Pat the draftie
Oct 04, 2010 9:34 am
Pat the draftie
dirkadirk
dirkadirk
4 October 2010

Colourbond v Tiles, opinions welcome

Colourbond v Tiles, opinions welcome

colorbond for us too with foil blanket insulation underneath. even with the roof not insulated yet we can hardly hear the rain on the roof.

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dirkadirk
Oct 04, 2010 6:39 pm
oldged
oldged
5 October 2010

Who does a site survey?

Who does a site survey?

Unless your block is very flat, which is does not sound like, then get the surveyor to provide contour survey for the area for the house and say 20 metres or so around it.…

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oldged
Oct 05, 2010 9:13 am
talkingdog
talkingdog
7 October 2010

Approx OB cost per square meter?

Approx OB cost per square meter?

facing the same dilema, I called a builder who does double storey narrow block (8metre) wide houses, and he just said $12k per square. Had the plans drawn up, and council…

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talkingdog
Oct 07, 2010 6:06 am
Bam
Bam
7 October 2010

Another OB question

Another OB question

You know what the license is? The payment of an annual fee :sh: And then you get to use their little logo and say your a RBP :: Annnyyyywaaayyyy... B Star is right and it…

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Bam
Oct 07, 2010 8:14 pm
Bam
Bam
Bam
9 October 2010

Hi People need some help with pricing

Hi People need some help with pricing

I meant that you were in NSW but I was in Vic and therefore couldnt help :P But thought Id let people know you where in NSW... yep. One of those nights ::wornout::

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Bam
Oct 09, 2010 9:21 pm
Bam
Bam
Bam
10 October 2010

Stick or Pre nail wall frame

Stick or Pre nail wall frame

I dont actually know what the i-beam system encompasses. But we were told it was the cheapest option for subfloors. For some reason I highly doubt it is actually steel…

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Bam
Oct 10, 2010 1:37 pm
Bam
buildgranny
buildgranny
10 October 2010

Costing for Strip Footings and stumps

Costing for Strip Footings and stumps

Hi Tom and Kylie sounds good and I think it can be done at a lower price I'm in Sydney NSW Kal Hi Kal, Let us know what state you're in and…

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buildgranny
Oct 10, 2010 2:54 pm
lihe1314
lihe1314
12 October 2010

Flood Study Required, When How and How Much

Flood Study Required, When How and How Much

Hi, Did you ever sort out your flood study? I live in Brisbane, and the local council here provide that report to all rate payers free. You can…

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lihe1314
Oct 12, 2010 3:41 pm


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