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5 d5 dgommeqldgommeqld posted:
Owner building out of surburbia, need help

We currently use only tank water, have a septic, use a wood fired heater and use LPG for gas and HWS. LPG costs increase all the time as does electricity.
Our…

25 d25 dgommeqldgommeqld posted:
OWNER BUILDER INSURANCE

I suggest you first speak with your local council.

9 months9 monthsgommeqldgommeqld posted:
Structural Engineer..Details, Photos,Help Needed, Q&A?

Thanks for the generous offer StructuralBIMguy.
Here are some questions relating to my new timber framed house I'm currently designing and planning to owner/build in central QLD. It's on the…

9 months9 monthsgommeqldgommeqld posted:
Cost estimate for electrical work

Thanks BooY. That's exactly what I'm after and a rough guess is good enough.
Like I said, I don't expect people to spend their valuable time in reviewing lots of…

9 months9 monthsgommeqldgommeqld posted:
Cost estimate for electrical work

No aircon but an induction stove requiring some heavy wiring. I won't get too detailed because I don't expect anyone to go to that much trouble to estimate a cost…

9 months9 monthsgommeqldgommeqld posted:
Cost estimate for electrical work

I'm doing a rough initial budget for my new owner build house. It's 2 bedrooms, large living/dining, timber framed, cathedral ceilings, compact fluro or LED lights everywhere, 5 ceiling fans…

9 months9 monthsgommeqldgommeqld posted:
Cost for electrical work in a new house?

I'm doing a rough initial budget for a new house build. It's 2 bedrooms, large living/dining, timber framed, cathedral ceilings, compact fluro or LED lights everywhere, 5 ceiling fans and…

10 months10 monthsgommeqldgommeqld posted:
Which is better in a cyclone: louvres or sliding windows?

Wondering which is the stronger and less leaky in a cyclonic area. I've seen arguments for both.
My feeling is sliding windows would be stronger simply because the panes are…

11 months11 monthsgommeqldgommeqld posted:
Which building materials suppliers in Mackay QLD ?

I'm planning an owner build in Mackay QLD.
Can anyone recommend building supplies companies in Mackay that are reliable and sensibly priced?
Ideally I'd like to establish an account with these…

11 months11 monthsgommeqldgommeqld posted:
What is "shot edge" ?

I've seen a reference to "shot edge" when describing timber boards 90x19mm. This is presumably decking or screening battens.
After searching the internet for 1 hour I still cannot locate a…

12 months12 monthsgommeqldgommeqld posted:
Self assessment for bushfire risk in QLD

Yes, thanks qebtel, I already have that document but it does not answer my question.
Why do you say this rosegold? Can you provide a link to some regulation that states…

12 months12 monthsgommeqldgommeqld posted:
Self assessment for bushfire risk in QLD

Council is Mackay.
"Sensibly priced" means a lot less than $280 per hour and a lot less than a total cost of a couple of thousand dollars.
"Reliable" means they can return…

12 months12 monthsgommeqldgommeqld posted:
Self assessment for bushfire risk in QLD

Does anyone know if QLD councils accept a bushfire risk assessment report written by the property owner (and not a hired business/expert)?
(I've not been able to locate any information on…

1 year1 yeargommeqldgommeqld posted:
How difficult to build a DIY kit home?

I see my last post has disappeared so I'll be brief this time....
Thanks guys for the feedback.
Storage of the kit pieces is not a problem for me. Logistics for the…

1 year1 yeargommeqldgommeqld posted:
How difficult to build a DIY kit home?

I'm considering the option of designing and then building a kit home where I would build the kit pieces myself.
After I do the conceptual design I would commission a…

1 year1 yeargommeqldgommeqld posted:
Reliable window/door supplier in Mackay QLD

Can anyone recommend a door/window supplier in Mackay region who actually wants to sell product to a residential house customer?
I've spoken with and/or emailed several suppliers in Mackay and none…

1 year1 yeargommeqldgommeqld posted:
a dead end with suppliers Bondor

I've just found this thread and can tell you that Bondor are as terrible as when this thread first started nearly 2 years ago.
Getting information from them about THEIR product…

1 year1 yeargommeqldgommeqld posted:
Issues with EZYhomes kit home

Thanks for the warning kenallen.
Good luck with the court case and I hope you get your money refunded.

1 year1 yeargommeqldgommeqld posted:
What fire proof decking to use ?

The rules in AS3959 (relating to building in bushfire areas) state that "Decking shall not be spaced" for a fire zone rating of BAL40 and above. My build site in…

1 year1 yeargommeqldgommeqld posted:
Starting From Scratch

I bought a book called Building Your Own Home by George Wilkie. Easier to read than forum threads !

1 year1 yeargommeqldgommeqld posted:
Structural insulated panel (SIP) supplier or designer in QLD

Thanks tezzab. I don't think Superior panels exist any more or if they do they are not interested in people using their products.
I emailed them an enquiry a few days…

1 year1 yeargommeqldgommeqld posted:
Cost of working drawings, etc in QLD

Thanks Booy that is helpful.
I read your other thread on your build - congratulations. Looks like you have everything under control.

1 year1 yeargommeqldgommeqld posted:
Cost of working drawings, etc in QLD

I'm doing some sketches for a new and simple 150sqm 3 bed 2 bath house, plus 80sqm decks, on piers, on a sloping block and have started a large spread…

1 year1 yeargommeqldgommeqld posted:
Structural insulated panel (SIP) supplier or designer in QLD

Apologies... moved to Owner Builder Forum.

1 year1 yeargommeqldgommeqld posted:
Structural insulated panel (SIP) supplier or designer in QLD

I'm planning to build a house in a C4 wind rated area in QLD central coast and I want to use SIPs for both the walls and the roof -…

1 year1 yeargommeqldgommeqld posted:
Structural insulated panel (SIP) supplier or designer in QLD

I'm planning to build a house in a C4 wind rated area in QLD central coast and I want to use SIPs for both the walls and the roof -…

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