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Beetaloo

Rural South Australia
Joined 16 April 2014
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2 d2 dBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Owner Build in Southern Flinders Ranges- Cert of Occupancy

Minor update on the fire near my property. The fire is now officially out. It was caused by heavy machinery hitting rock and creating sparks. (the road near my property…

5 d5 dBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Demo/Building a new garage

My insulated and lined 150m2 shed cost me about $50,000 to build but I did the gyprock and painting myself.

7 d7 dBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Can you please post examples of garage door / front door

I painted my front door Rhubarb (a bright sophisticated shade of red)
It leads visitors directly to the main front door.

7 d7 dBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Owner building out of surburbia, need help

I would have solar hot water service, bottled gas for cooking & wood for heating.
I have found that one bottle of LPG for cooking only lasts me 3 years.(the rental…

8 d8 dBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Owner Build in Southern Flinders Ranges- Cert of Occupancy

Re Termite protection, I poured my slab in one continuous pour and have left 160mm exposed edge to the slab all around the house (regulations require 100mm exposed edge for…

9 d9 dBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Owner Build in Southern Flinders Ranges- Cert of Occupancy

Only 2 weeks later and another fire threatened my property and I thought the fire season was nearly over.
The building on the left is my shed and the white dot…

21 d21 dBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
OB in SA

This is the painted walls. The render soaked up an enormous amount of paint and 3 coats were required.

21 d21 dBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
OB in SA

This is a photo of an unpainted wall. The photo is uncompressed so if it is downloaded to PC, one should be able to zoom in.
I like the…

22 d22 dBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
OB in SA

I did use a large plastic float before the sponge float. I used a steel float to initially apply the render, then wood or plastic float to …

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22 d22 dBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
OB in SA

I ended up using a sponge float on my build. It gave the best results for me. (I tried steel & wood floats but my attempts with these were…

22 d22 dBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
OB in SA

I cement rendered the inside of my OB house. The first room (a bedroom), I did not like my results and I re-rendered the entire room. The second…

24 d24 dBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Owner Build in Southern Flinders Ranges- Cert of Occupancy

No change to the fire overnight. There is no immediate threat to my property and the CFS are providing significant resources to deal with the fire.

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24 d24 dBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Concrete Raft Slab Melbourne

Actual costs were more than I had hoped for (about double). I did not get discounts on quarry products or concrete. I also had not factored in excess delivery…

24 d24 dBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
OB in SA

I needed about 120m2 of floor tiles for my living areas. I called in on tile suppliers every 2~ 3 months for over a year until tiles that…

24 d24 dBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
OB in SA

Is $74.50 the actual price? My wallet would be feeling the hernia now.

25 d25 dBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Concrete Raft Slab Melbourne

I could not get any quotes for my house slab and I lack the strength, skills and equipment to do it all myself so I contracted the various parts out.
I…

26 d26 dBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Who do I get to fix a walk in robe?

Some retailers that sell DIY robes often have a list of installers that can install the robes (for those customers that are not DIYers)
Visit one of these DIY robe suppliers…

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1 month1 monthBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Household Chores List

I get to my country property now maybe once every 2-3 months, The first priority is to remove any dead carcases from my front door step. . Then shovel…

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1 month1 monthBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Tondelver House - Southern Highlands

Looking forward to seeing the fascias, flashing and roofing going on.

1 month1 monthBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Weatherboard over brick

I recently built a weatherboard & brick house.
I did not use timber in the corners but used proprietary aluminium extrusions in the corners. These extrusions are supplied by the manufacturer…

1 month1 monthBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Convert Garage to Granny Flat

A couple of items to consider:
Was a damp proof membrane put under the garage floor?
What, if any termite protection was installed under the garage floor?
How high is the top of…

1 month1 monthBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Tondelver House - Southern Highlands

I know how you feel.. I drove through Goulburn yesterday and my car airconditioner was not working

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1 month1 monthBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Tondelver House - Southern Highlands

Good progress so far but now you have started, the pressure will be on you to finish and get the roof sheeting on. The roof timbers should not be…

2 months2 monthsBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Roofing inulation.

Sarking is very light and tends to blow away if you are building on an exposed site. It is usually a 2 or 3 men job to roll out…

2 months2 monthsBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Roofing inulation.

How deep are your ceiling joists? They may not be deep enough for R3.5 or better ceiling insulation.
The Building Code Part J (or National Construction Code as it…

2 months2 monthsBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Roofing inulation.

I would install A and use a foil backed 75mm roofing blanket The blanket is usually installed with the foil side down.
The top of the trusses should have fall…

2 months2 monthsBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Getting an occupancy certificate

One glass is not enough. A bottle of wine or 2 is closer to the mark. Unfortunately there is nothing more for me to do. My house is complete inside…

2 months2 monthsBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Owner Build in Southern Flinders Ranges- Cert of Occupancy

After a wait of nearly a year, even though my Independent building inspection report include items such as:
We confirm Clause 3, this particular project is probably of the highest quality,…

2 months2 monthsBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Owner Build in Southern Flinders Ranges- Cert of Occupancy

Another update.
After nearly a year since applying I have now received my Certificate of Occupancy, even though my independent building inspection reports included items such as:
We confirm Clause 3, this…

2 months2 monthsBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Tondelver House - Southern Highlands

Rightly or wrongly I left my temporary truss bracing in place and only removed those bits that fouled my ceiling rafters.
One item I did not interfere with was the permanent…

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