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11 d11 dJB1JB1 posted:
How much basement will cost

I've owner built before.
The idea of building a basement, even by professionals sends shivers down my spine.
Just too many things to go wrong with IMO.

18 d18 dJB1JB1 posted:
Demolition recommendation

Let us know who you used and how it went.

2 months2 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Builders warranty

Got a photo?
As stated above, It may be designed to have water in there.

2 months2 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Let's talk about front door hardware

That leverset looks terrible.
With the pull handles, get a deadbolt http://www.lockweb.com.au/en/site/lockw ... -deadbolt/
Then get 2 roller latches.
I used 1 roller latch but a large gust of…

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3 months3 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Help needed please for bathroom tile problem

The the quad would make it more conspicuous as tiles/walls are never 100% straight/level/flush.
Fill it with flexible tile glue on like a 45 degree angle.
Then paint it (wall…

3 months3 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Owner Builder Insurance

Concreters poured water that contained some concrete into my storm water drain.
It blocked my 200mm pvc pipe. It wasn't solid concrete but hard enough to block it. It blocked a…

3 months3 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Help needed please for bathroom tile problem

Ask him to come back to fill in the gap with tile glue.

4 months4 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Gyprock Bulging

You made the right decision.
Just one of those things, screwing every second stud is permitted.

4 months4 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

That's alot of switches, but you don't want all lights to be on 1 circuit as it will be too bright in the middle of the night. But 6…

4 months4 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

With the LEDs in the niche, did you wire them to the main room lights or are they on a separate circuit?
Also with the seat, what is the seat made…

7 months7 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

Nice, how thick is the oak? Just an vaneer with MDF behind it?
Also who supplied the timber?

7 months7 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

What veneer is the kitchen cabinets? I like it.

8 months8 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
OB in Hume area - VIC. Fast forwarded + photo heavy

Oh I wasn't talking about how the lintel is secured to the post but how the post is secured to the slab.
Usually the engineer would specify how in the drawings.

8 months8 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

Great build.
I may have missed it but where/who supplied the external blind system?
I would them for my western windows.

8 months8 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
OB in Hume area - VIC. Fast forwarded + photo heavy

Thanks Haji,
That sounds like a good idea.
With a 200x200mm post I'm sure I could get away with 3 bars in a triangle shape, or use a T Blade stirrup.
Was…

8 months8 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
OB in Hume area - VIC. Fast forwarded + photo heavy

Question, with your timber post, how are they fixed to the concrete slab?
I plan on using timber post, 200x200mm in lieu of steel post structural (if acceptable to the engineer).

8 months8 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
ECOECO

Can I take a raincheck?
Council is dragging their feet on my development application, I only lodged my DA prior to Christmas. Lol

8 months8 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
ECOECO

Good luck Ed.

9 months9 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
electrical pit

For the electrical pit only?

9 months9 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Raft Slabs and Hydronic Underfloor Trench

Hi, will be owner building a house but not yet at engineer stage.
I would like to install a Hydronic Underfloor Trench with a Raft Slab, close to and parallel to…

9 months9 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
What to do 3 yr old home with Acrylic Texture Render failing

It's not pointess to determine the cause now.
Im sure if your new car broke down, you'd want to not only fix your car but find out the cause for your…

9 months9 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Flooring under fridge

I forgot to mention that I did do a rough sand for the above reasons.
While I'm sure you'll be careful, would you trust a project builder's tradies not to damage…

10 months10 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Flooring under fridge

They use an edge sander near edges.
Theres a couple of places where they nick the skirting which you could touch up if you wanted to, but i didn't bother.
Yes spotted…

10 months10 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Flooring under fridge

No way should you get an engineered floor under the kitchen with a regular
builder. That's if they even allow it.
There's no way they would care about scratching it, painting…

11 months11 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Energy Rating exceptions and flexibility of rules

Would double glazed windows help?
Have you spoken to the person who is undertaking your energy assessment?

12 months12 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
OB in Hume area - VIC. Fast forwarded + photo heavy

Awesome door.
Did you get it made by http://www.customdoors.net.au?
I am getting a custom door too, looking at 1200 x 3000.

1 year1 yearJB1JB1 posted:
OB in Hume area - VIC. Fast forwarded + photo heavy

Wow that's a lot of concrete.
How long between pouring and washing the concrete?

1 year1 yearJB1JB1 posted:
OB in Hume area - VIC. Fast forwarded + photo heavy

Agreed second.
Are the joins caulked with polyurethane sealant?

1 year1 yearJB1JB1 posted:
OB in Hume area - VIC. Fast forwarded + photo heavy

Just wondering how you calculate a fair payment when sacking a tradie half way.
My tiler could cut the tiles on a 45deg angle if it was the full length of…

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