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8 d8 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Shipment from China

I would be staying off the lighting and appliances until you find SAA listed ones.
What else you can get from China:
- windows (should be WERS certified)
- internal and external doors
-…

14 d14 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Owner Building - What's a reasonable cost for the slab?

So where do you get one from?

14 d14 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Thought i might add a few more photos.

Send a link to your posts from this forum to their CEO. Aa simple as that. Let's see what happens next day. PM me, I can advice you on the…

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14 d14 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Insulation Installation guidlines

Depends on what type of insulation you are using.
For glasswool type, I guess the most efficient installation would be via blow-in (e.g. check Jet Stream MAX by Knauf), but you…

14 d14 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Tiling on Steel Bearer/Joist floor

Aren't you supposed to attach OSB to the steel frame first and then attach underlay and tiles to the top of OSB?
Steel's thermal expansion coefficient is around 2.5 higher than…

20 d20 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Owner Builder questions

Hi,
Can someone please clarify on the following:
"Tradespeople (whether contracting directly with home owners or sub-contracted through a builder), who do home building work costing over $5,000 (labour and materials), must…

27 d27 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Sinks & island benches

Nice set up you have. What is the total length of the kitchen and benchtop?

1 month1 monthalexp79alexp79 posted:
Sydney: custom designed house, builder to Lock Up stage

Hi, can anyone recommend a reputable builder in Sydney area, who will be interested to build a custom designed house to a Lock Up stage in Thornleigh (starting in Q2'18…

1 month1 monthalexp79alexp79 posted:
Is this quote reasonable??

With regards to the original question, you can always consider breaking into separate jobs and getting quotations per job from individual vendors (e.g. concreters, fence installers, planters, electricians etc.) to…

1 month1 monthalexp79alexp79 posted:
Is this quote reasonable??

Frankly speaking, this particular Alibaba vendor (Dongguan) is highly credible.
But they can only supply pergola itself and the equipment, not very customisable on colours, etc. you would still need…

1 month1 monthalexp79alexp79 posted:
Stormwaters and Water Tanks - total $46,350

Here are some quotes examples from Cordell and my QS:
Stormwater drains - complete - PVC pipe and fittings - solvent weld joint - 100mm diameter x 0.5 metre deep -…

2 months2 monthsalexp79alexp79 posted:
Butlers Pantry - Open or Closed Shelf's

I would say closed shelf throughout.
The effort to open the shelf door is much less when comparing to efforts of wiping the dust off every single item on a regular…

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2 months2 monthsalexp79alexp79 posted:
Sink in seperate toilet or combine with main bathroom?

Well, considering there is some reason why you make your toilet separate with the separate entrance, it definitely makes sense to put in a small sink there.
Otherwise, someone who…

2 months2 monthsalexp79alexp79 posted:
Glazing to Mass ratio for a U shaped house

Take a look at Vergola's or Lourvetec - you will probably end up quite well with a similar solution instead of cutting a hole in the alfresco - I don't…

2 months2 monthsalexp79alexp79 posted:
Opinion hydronic slab heating with engineered floorboards

Hmm... Hardwood engineered floors supply are generally below $100/per sqm, you can find some options for $60/per sqm.
Although hardwood is not the worst insulator, as long as it not very…

2 months2 monthsalexp79alexp79 posted:
Importing Light switches

My understanding that SAA approval can only be done by the manufacturer or distributor and it will require a lot of detailed technical documentation and extensive laboratory testing of the…

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2 months2 monthsalexp79alexp79 posted:
Glazing to Mass ratio for a U shaped house

I believe starting with a shadow diagrams will help a lot here.
From what I see, the northern part of the building will be dropping almost constant shadow on to the…

2 months2 monthsalexp79alexp79 posted:
Importing Light switches

If it is SAA cleared/approved, there should be no issue. I would assume that 80%+ of electricals/appliances in Australian houses are imported.

2 months2 monthsalexp79alexp79 posted:
good and affordable builder in sydney; not project home!

Hi Jacqui1.
Can you please provide a bit more insight on Buildcarp?
How was their pricing and quality? Did you hire independent building inspector for the build and how many issues/problems were…

2 months2 monthsalexp79alexp79 posted:
Importing Light switches

There is also http://ship-your-reno.com/ service available in Brisbane/GC area, but they ask $2K to be paid to them before they introduce you to their suppliers. If it…

2 months2 monthsalexp79alexp79 posted:
Importing Light switches

Clipsal seems to be a monopolist on "anything-other-than-plain" market.
I agree, you would need SAA approval for all imported electrical products and therefore, have to carefully select the vendors and…

2 months2 monthsalexp79alexp79 posted:
Importing Light switches

Yes, everything. You can get dimming switches at about US$10 on average + shipping.
Here is an example:
https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/ ... 79a1dGavHi

2 months2 monthsalexp79alexp79 posted:
Initial Builders Meetings - Why so secret? (1st timer)

Isn't it the builder's margin supposed to be only 20% tops (on top of wholesale price of course, who cares about RRP)?

2 months2 monthsalexp79alexp79 posted:
First home buyer- over committing on finance?

Do you have to pay full $685k at the settlement or not?
What is the payment schedule like?
Any other assets you have which you can quickly sell and top up…

2 months2 monthsalexp79alexp79 posted:
Drafting a plan

But kitchen is on the right?
Are bed 3 and bed 4 windows west facing?
Generally putting covered alfresco to the north gives a lot of over-shading which blocks sunlight during winter,…

2 months2 monthsalexp79alexp79 posted:
Bigger home Vs Ducted Reverse A/C

I don't see any issue for builder to bring in/install this duct grills/openings for your future ducted aircon (an extra cost will be cost of grills and in-plaster installation job).…

2 months2 monthsalexp79alexp79 posted:
New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension

Lol! Enough for 4!

2 months2 monthsalexp79alexp79 posted:
New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension

Huge! Looks more like a vertical 2 family duplex to me :)

2 months2 monthsalexp79alexp79 posted:
New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension

This is really huge house you have. What is the total internal area ex garage?

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