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waxinggibbousTondelver House - Southern Highlands
Well the last 5 months have flown. Apart from working almost full time and losing time because of Xmas and New Year, I took off on another trip for just over 4 weeks to…
StructuralBIMGuyHelixSteel - 3D concrete reinforcement
23 November 2018
Here's the irony, It would be useless alone in a Helix concrete stair case FYI Steel fixers charge $700 per Tonne (Perth) flat slab OT, That is a $1m Staircase in a $25m…
StructuralBIMGuyOwner builder reference materials
5 October 2018
Zebrah The problem with Generic Data, Information, Photos,etc is that " One size doesn't fit all projects and this is old outdated technology" I do recommend 3D BIM…
waxinggibbousgyprock on the skirting not behind.
29 July 2018
Thanks algernon - the shadowline skirting is exactly what I'm after! The shadow gap is a nice addition. I was concerned about the butting up of gyprock and timber. This is…
PJT318recomendation request for an engineer to report on a slab.
2 February 2018
Hi All, we have a home in Weston in the Lower Hunter NSW, we have a large garage on a slab we would like to convert to a GF. We are looking for an engineer to check and…
fixedpriceOwner builder cost estimate for granny flat construction
3 January 2018
Always makes me happy when I see people helping out with this issue. Keep up the good work!
alexp79Tiling on Steel Bearer/Joist floor
29 November 2017
Aren't you supposed to attach OSB to the steel frame first and then attach underlay and tiles to the top? Steel's thermal expansion coefficient is around 2.5 higher than wood/pine.
gommeqldOwner builder - advice on getting a soil report.
24 August 2017
Nope, cannot agree there. Finding an honest, reliable and sensibly priced tradie in Perth is a nightmare. Always has been. It's no different anywhere else in Australia. I…
OBehaveWhat is a good width for a dining verandah?
15 May 2017
Our west-facing verandah is 3.8m by 8.4m and has ample room for a table/chairs and walking around. If you have the space, 4m or 4.2m would be better as it would allow a…
StructuralBIMGuyCarpenter recommendations - Sydney
11 April 2017
@drad81 Sounds like an interesting build, What's your geotech/soil/Contour like? Most people are turned off due to the additional costs involved in the brickwork,Steel…
AllriskAny other Owner Builders in Newcastle / Hunter areas
21 March 2017
Hi Tim, quite a few of my clients are in that area. Did you use Allrisk for your owner-builder insurance?
cat_duncOwner Building a PAAL Camden in the Lower Hunter Valley
21 February 2017
Ooh thanks for bringing this thread back to the front Wigman27. How's the house and yard going Lynny-Jane?
HobbyhouseConcreter to place concrete topping for polishing
21 December 2016
I'm looking for a concreter in Sydney that is experienced in placing concrete topping for polishing, does anyone have any recommendations? We plan to polish it ourselves…
najjaci31Granny Flat Building Cost - Break Down
20 December 2016
Hey mate. I have had a quick look at your floor plan. In my opinion it is a bit expensive if I'm brutally honest with initial analysis coming out to just under $1700/m2.…
snowingQuestion about customising a kit home.
27 November 2016
You are correct with the copyright issue. It really depends on which kit home company you are referring to. If you want you can pm me the name to see if I have dealt with…