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StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
7 December 2018

Building contract inclusions - deck oil

Building contract inclusions - deck oil

@ Milky_42 welcome to the forum Unless stated it's generally not included. Deck oiling and maintenance is something a lot of renovators do themselves There are some great…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 07, 2018 8:49 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
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Ardo
Oct 24, 2018 7:29 pm
aussieta
aussieta
19 September 2018

Slab for garage - is engineer over engineering it?

Slab for garage - is engineer over engineering it?
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when you build up to an easement the foundations have to be deeper and stronger so the relevant authority can dig the drain up without your garage falling down

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aussieta
Sep 19, 2018 5:28 pm
aussieta
M575
M575
6 August 2018

Load bearing wall removal / Owner Builder options

Load bearing wall removal / Owner Builder options

Correct, there are no drawings available. That’s one of the steps I need to do. I’ve reached out to some structural engineers and a builder to get an idea of things.

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M575
Aug 06, 2018 2:21 pm
manofaus
manofaus
13 May 2018

Site set out on home extension-Melbourne

Site set out on home extension-Melbourne

No much bias there. I have found that the concreters that I have engaged to do set out of form are relatively good at what they do. I run around and check with a water…

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manofaus
May 13, 2018 11:12 pm
manofaus
manofaus
manofaus
13 May 2018

OB for load bearing wall removal

OB for load bearing wall removal

Not necessarily true with engineers and surveyors. Friend has take a volume builder to court over unsound foundation. Volume builder immediately deflected it to the…

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manofaus
May 13, 2018 10:55 pm
manofaus

VIC- question about carpenter needed for putting up the wall

VIC- question about carpenter needed for putting up the wall

karen5784 Your Carpenter should have Worker comp Insurance Make sure you check their insurance details are current and whats included. Also Fence off access to the build…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 04, 2018 10:57 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Dr.Buildwell
Dr.Buildwell
25 April 2018

Plywood or particle board floor

Plywood or particle board floor

do not do this you will get mould , in 18 years as a carpenter i have never seen this done , black poly and weather around timber equals mould mould mould

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Dr.Buildwell
Apr 25, 2018 11:02 pm
karen5784
karen5784
16 April 2018

wall framing and roof trusses company -VIC

wall framing and roof trusses company -VIC

Thank you very much for your information. Cheers Karen

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karen5784
Apr 16, 2018 1:12 pm
Chops_47
Chops_47
2 April 2018

OB tradie recommendations Melbourne

OB tradie recommendations Melbourne
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Firstly, thanks to the OP for this thread - has been most helpful to have a list of trades that have proven to deliver the goods! In regards to PM's we were looking at…

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Chops_47
Apr 02, 2018 9:15 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
1 March 2018

6 star energy repor - VIC

6 star energy repor - VIC

karen5784 There are minimum requirements that will give you the required rating (deemed to comply) ..see if you can save yourself some money, your designer should have an…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 01, 2018 11:20 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
27 February 2018

Does the designer involved much the building work after the

Does the designer involved much the building work after the

Hi Karen5784 You will need to check with your Local Council first generally you will require Plannings and Building Applications and documentation Designers generally deal…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 27, 2018 2:46 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
qebtel
qebtel
11 February 2018

garage house

garage house

First, take a look at the photo. Its rural. Most councils will approve shed homes for rural, but not urban. The reasons they occur in rural is…

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qebtel
Feb 11, 2018 1:19 pm
soot
soot
20 November 2017

Owner Builder for new townhouse development and existing hou

Owner Builder for new townhouse development and existing hou

Hi StructuralBIMguy, I am gonna do an alteration which includes internal wall removal, partial demolition and extension. So I thought that is quite not a simple…

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soot
Nov 20, 2017 10:46 pm
soot
JB1
JB1
15 October 2017

Melbourne- recommend me a stair case builder

Melbourne- recommend me a stair case builder

The stair case builder I used previously is retiring and won't take on any new jobs. Can someone recommend a reasonably priced stair case builder in Melbourne? I've…

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JB1
Oct 15, 2017 11:33 pm
JB1
JB1
4 September 2017

insulating slab

insulating slab

My energy rater recommended under slab insulation. From my research it can help. However if you're in NSW, perhaps the insulation requirements are different in your part…

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JB1
Sep 04, 2017 1:33 pm
snowing
snowing
15 August 2017

Program/app for designing home

Program/app for designing home

Home Designer by Chief Architect is a good choice which will cost quite a bit but worth it. You can import CAD drawings as reference to draw up your slope. If you go this…

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snowing
Aug 15, 2017 1:36 pm
qebtel
qebtel
18 July 2017

build new house then demolish old =2 permits

build new house then demolish old =2 permits

You need a permit to demolish the existing,, and a building application approved to build a new house.

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qebtel
Jul 18, 2017 11:54 pm
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Haji
Jul 07, 2017 10:13 am
twylamc
twylamc
6 June 2017

Owner build-Kareen Hills..slowly landscaping continues :)

Owner build-Kareen Hills..slowly landscaping continues :)
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Hi, Read that you got Thermann evacuated tubes solar hot water system with electric backup. Just wondering how you are going with it? You still happy with it? Our plumber…

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twylamc
Jun 06, 2017 7:20 pm
twylamc
Allrisk
Allrisk
1 June 2017

2 nd owner builder application within 5 years

2 nd owner builder application within 5 years

If any State was going to be flexible about this, it would only be Victoria. Other States are much stricter and I'd say there's no chance of getting approval. I'm really…

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Allrisk
Jun 01, 2017 6:20 pm
Allrisk
snowing
snowing
24 May 2017

have you ever heard 'timber truss solution' in Melbourne

have you ever heard 'timber truss solution' in Melbourne

I would be concern about other issue like timber expansion / shrinkage due to conditions of the actual site. ie: moisture. These are things that might not be prepared…

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snowing
May 24, 2017 9:23 pm

solar hot water system or rainwater tank?

solar hot water system or rainwater tank?

Have a look at Sanden heat pump hotwater. Not cheap but you can run them from a solar panel or mains(only draw 1kw when heating). Reviews seem to be very good as well.…

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Searching4 knowledge
May 13, 2017 11:13 pm
Searching4 knowledge

Cost of Suspended Slab - Melbourne

Cost of Suspended Slab - Melbourne

What about Hebel Powerfloor with steel structure? You get the benefits of concrete (no noise or bounce) and may not require additional insulation. Supposedly lower cost…

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1960sModernistHome
May 01, 2017 9:24 pm
1960sModernistHome
Chops_47
Chops_47
1 May 2017

Concrete Raft Slab Melbourne

Concrete Raft Slab Melbourne

While I can't offer anything in the way of advise, It's somewhat comforting to know that I'm not alone in obtaining no, or inflated quotes..

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Chops_47
May 01, 2017 3:57 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
28 April 2017

signage outside fence for OB in Victoria

signage outside fence for OB in Victoria

I built in SA. I put up a sign with my name, phone number and site address. This makes it easier for deliveries to be left at the correct site.

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Beetaloo
Apr 28, 2017 1:55 pm
Beetaloo
chenlocus
chenlocus
21 April 2017

should I apply for building permit with a private building s

should I apply for building permit with a private building s

People said local council is more responsible than private building surveyor, and more cost reduction, is that true? I am concerned that there are several points which…

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chenlocus
Apr 21, 2017 5:08 pm
qebtel
qebtel
13 April 2017

do I need any permission to remove my roof and some walls?

do I need any permission to remove my roof and some walls?

He can start on whats existing, just not on the extension part until permit is given..

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qebtel
Apr 13, 2017 8:55 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
11 April 2017

Bricklayer - Melbourne

Bricklayer - Melbourne

@Random111 Those pay scale rates are rubbish mate they are out by 50% for AEC BTW Thanks for the link

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 11, 2017 1:47 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Berek
Berek
21 March 2017

From Owner Builder to Licensed Builder

From Owner Builder to Licensed Builder

An owner builder can only construct 1 home every 5 years (2 per 10 in tassie). Some states require warranty insurance too when you sell. How much you save depends entirely…

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Berek
Mar 21, 2017 9:47 pm
manofaus
manofaus
24 February 2017

Septic tank question

Septic tank question

sorry not very helpful that last post, but I am having the same ideas about my build, but in the end I am going to need a plumber and other trades to sign off on what I…

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manofaus
Feb 24, 2017 9:17 pm
manofaus
Gtree
Gtree
21 December 2016

unregistered builder

unregistered builder

thanks everyone. i've been quoted $35k from an registered carpenter. will buy building insurance before.work starts cheers

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Gtree
Dec 21, 2016 4:23 pm
sharyn123
sharyn123
20 December 2016

New home with Grollo

New home with Grollo

Hello, I am new to this site. I am thinking of using Grollo Homes to build a new house on a slopping block. Has anyone used Grollo Homes in the last 12 months. I'd like…

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sharyn123
Dec 20, 2016 9:48 am
Allrisk
Allrisk
8 December 2016

OB initial stages

OB initial stages

Hi, for Victoria owner-builders, the VBA have added a quite detailed process here : http://www.vba.vic.gov.au/consumers/owner-builders You can also contact them on 1300…

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Allrisk
Dec 08, 2016 7:19 pm
Allrisk
boloty
boloty
7 December 2016

Building a new house in Melbourne North _ OB

Building a new house in Melbourne North _ OB

Hi, greeting! It is Silence, my company supplies shipping container house. If any interest plz mail to silencezh@yahoo.com or visit our facebook page

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boloty
Dec 07, 2016 11:01 pm
ausdesign
ausdesign
16 November 2016

Polycarbonate roofing and BAL

Polycarbonate roofing and BAL

Kent, as you've discovered polycarbonate type roofing does not meet the current flammability requirements for any designated bushfire prone areas. Nearly all the testing &…

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ausdesign
Nov 16, 2016 7:44 am
ausdesign
building-expert
building-expert
19 October 2016

Extension existing home- insurance

Extension existing home- insurance

You need construction insurance policy and you can try Master Builders Insurance Services. I recently constructed extension In Tassie as OB and went through them.

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building-expert
Oct 19, 2016 6:51 am
building-expert
TashPaul
TashPaul
6 October 2016

Render V Brick Facade

Render V Brick Facade

To be honest I don't know, the builder has an allowance for the bricks in their quote. We paid more (upgrade cost) to be able to get a particular brick but that's all I know.

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TashPaul
Oct 06, 2016 4:39 pm
TashPaul
bashworth
bashworth
28 September 2016

Post & beam ?

Post & beam ?

Looking at the photo I would assume that the posts are well sunk into the ground providing a rigid connection instead of bracing. Once the mud brick walls are erected…

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bashworth
Sep 28, 2016 7:28 pm
bashworth
davisshannon
davisshannon
28 September 2016

Macedon Ranges Tradie Recommendations

Macedon Ranges Tradie Recommendations

Hi, We are about to start building a single story on acreage in Gisborne South, and I wanted to see if anyone had recommendations for the following? Excavation Concrete…

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davisshannon
Sep 28, 2016 1:15 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
1 September 2016

License Number of the Architectural plan

License Number of the Architectural plan

That's common practice sucking in new home owners with pictures & renderings of what it looks like..which incidentally is worthless without certification & compliance.It…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 01, 2016 9:07 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Bigblock7
Bigblock7
30 August 2016

OB KDR Pseudo French Provincial Style Melb S/E Suburbs

OB KDR Pseudo French Provincial Style Melb S/E Suburbs

Very exciting! So looking forward to seeing your plans and build

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Bigblock7
Aug 30, 2016 9:02 am
Bigblock7
Stewie D
Stewie D
2 August 2016

Extending in Paradise & trying not to ruin it..

Extending in Paradise & trying not to ruin it..
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Good luck. An interesting scenario and a bit different from the " My bricks look like crap " threads we see on these forums. Stewie

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Stewie D
Aug 02, 2016 9:45 am
alaister
alaister
27 July 2016

More photos of our shipping container house

More photos of our shipping container house

Wow this is really creative! It's looking great. How many containers are you using?

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alaister
Jul 27, 2016 1:39 pm
alaister
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
26 July 2016

Load bearing beams

Load bearing beams

You can support a strut over a steel or timber beam or 3D truss though you will need to consider horizontal/axial loads, torsion, deflection in all axis's and…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 26, 2016 8:56 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
waxinggibbous
waxinggibbous
8 July 2016

New Build - South Gippsland

New Build - South Gippsland

As well as insulating bedrooms for noise you could also use a noise absorbing plasterboard such as Gyprock Soundchek: …

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waxinggibbous
Jul 08, 2016 8:15 pm
waxinggibbous
wil10
wil10
4 July 2016

Brighton flooring Melbourne

Brighton flooring Melbourne

Hi All, Just want to put it out there that if you are considering Brighton Flooring in Melbourne for supply and install, look somewhere else.

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wil10
Jul 04, 2016 11:30 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
14 June 2016

Temporary Retaining Walls

Temporary Retaining Walls

If $500 per pile is a fair price then I assume $1,000 per pile is a little too steep? All things being equal I would say Yes Contact your state suppliers they…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 14, 2016 10:33 am
StructuralBIMGuy
kim2
kim2
29 May 2016

seeking building inspector Melb Eastern suburbs

seeking building inspector Melb Eastern suburbs

Hi, Seeking building inspector Melb Eastern suburbs that you have used and would consider recommending. Required for a new build, build permit + the minimum 4…

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kim2
May 29, 2016 7:09 pm

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