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Barold
Barold
26 June 2018

My new house at Fern Tree, Tasmania

My new house at Fern Tree, Tasmania
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Hi, I'm about to do a new roof, love the profile and colour you've chosen! Can I ask is it a Colorbond roofing sheet or some other make and can I also ask what colour you…

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Barold
Jun 26, 2018 6:53 pm
chann
chann
2 May 2018

Ballpark costs for building

Ballpark costs for building

Look at "Rawlinsons-Construction Cost Guide" for the area you intend to build. There is a section for building cost per sq meter- that would be a rough guide. Do a…

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chann
May 02, 2018 11:30 am
Allrisk
Allrisk
26 October 2017

Minimalist Owner Build in Hobart - temp power supply decisio

Minimalist Owner Build in Hobart - temp power supply decisio

thanks Beetaloo. I'll be doing a similar project soon, so your advice helps me too.

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Allrisk
Oct 26, 2017 12:43 pm
Allrisk
Berek
Berek
15 May 2017

Can you change your plans?

Can you change your plans?

Thanks bruce. I often talk to myself, not mad though :-) I figured there are no dimensions (room yes, bench size no) or details with da plans so just want to confirm that is the case.

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Berek
May 15, 2017 10:12 pm
Berek
Berek
4 May 2017

When is the correct time to start organising trades?

When is the correct time to start organising trades?

Thanks for the info. I'm trying to stay positive and see the long build time as a benefit to tradespeople. They will have a large window... in which to come do stuff as I…

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Berek
May 04, 2017 11:32 pm
building-expert
building-expert
4 February 2017

Getting an occupancy certificate

Getting an occupancy certificate

Try fishing or restoring an old boat or better still head first into another build job

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building-expert
Feb 04, 2017 8:14 am
building-expert

Thanks for the reply bashworth. re C32.3, the all important words are "anything done or not done by the Owner"...... which is all inclusive including weather re C29, I…

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James Austin
Jun 12, 2016 9:59 am
James Austin
mozda
mozda
28 May 2016

Plumbing Question

Plumbing Question

Maybe provide some dimensions so then we know if things will fit if configured differently

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mozda
May 28, 2016 10:46 pm
Keffufal
Keffufal
27 April 2016

Grey Water

Grey Water

Yes my council was the same, with our greywater going from our caravan into a greasetrap and then into a gravel-filled trench.

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Keffufal
Apr 27, 2016 10:32 pm
Keffufal
stuka
stuka
30 September 2015

Typical Hours To Expect On Site for Project Manager

Typical Hours To Expect On Site for Project Manager

It depends on the way you employ the trades. Full contract price for each job or an hourly rate. Just note with an hourly rate tradies like to…

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stuka
Sep 30, 2015 10:03 pm
insider
insider
22 November 2014

Dispersive Soils

Dispersive Soils

Ask the soil testing company to do a dispersion test on the soil, it should be relatively cheap

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insider
Nov 22, 2014 11:49 pm
insider
Lorri
Lorri
18 November 2014

Interpreting the Standard -- Bushfire Prone Areas

Interpreting the Standard -- Bushfire Prone Areas

How did you go with finding out the BAL rating with this James, I'm no help. :)

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Lorri
Nov 18, 2014 8:57 am
Lorri
smucci
smucci
28 October 2014

prefabricated walling panels

prefabricated walling panels

2 renderers and their father just built a 30sqm single home, lock up stage within 3 weeks using Polystat Panel(fully insulated, load bearing completely finished render…

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smucci
Oct 28, 2014 4:16 pm
qebtel
qebtel
15 October 2014

electricity connection costs

electricity connection costs

My 40m run cost $1700. this included bobcat to cut the trench, installation of switchboard to house (which already had all wiring in place in the frame), and connection…

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qebtel
Oct 15, 2014 1:20 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
27 August 2014

A shack in Tassie -- tight budget -- assessing viability

A shack in Tassie -- tight budget -- assessing viability
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I have seen photos of a weatherboard clad house where they took the reconstituted stone cladding from ground level up to about 1 meter above floor level (a little above…

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Beetaloo
Aug 27, 2014 2:35 pm
Beetaloo
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qebtel
Jan 31, 2014 2:09 pm
Hazel
Hazel
28 January 2014

fire resistant walls and floor

fire resistant walls and floor

Thank you Stewie and ChargerWA for your replies. Really appreciate it.

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Hazel
Jan 28, 2014 2:56 pm
Hazel
JB1
JB1
25 October 2013

Owner builder insurance - part-way through a build?

Owner builder insurance - part-way through a build?

Pretty damn cheap for a construction that had commenced. I paid much more (annualized) to extend my policy by 2 months

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JB1
Oct 25, 2013 6:10 pm
manofaus
manofaus
27 August 2013

$100k down up to the slab

$100k down up to the slab

It actually reads like you have some kind of retaining wall in there. Blocks, core fill, rebates, foundation bracing, dig and fill jelly and your engineering cost tell me…

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manofaus
Aug 27, 2013 11:46 pm
manofaus
Johnson
Johnson
28 September 2012

"Cost plus" contract and builder's margin?

"Cost plus" contract and builder's margin?

Other thing to consider is how things progress Post lockup re some of your Trades. You will need to use his Trades to finish some things they…

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Johnson
Sep 28, 2012 5:25 pm
Johnson
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CC101
Feb 22, 2012 12:58 am
'chelle
'chelle
26 August 2008

Recommended subcontractors in southern Tasmania?

Recommended subcontractors in southern Tasmania?

Hi Johnson, Unfortunately, there don't appear too be many Tasmanians on the forum. Cabinfever and myself seem to be the only regular contributors (sorry if there are…

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'chelle
Aug 26, 2008 3:28 pm
'chelle

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