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6 years6 yearsBigOBigO posted:
Plantation shutters how much?

Just had a quote for plantation shutters in melbourne for 14 m2 basswood, dark walnut. $3400.
Works out about $240 a m2. is that the going rate. Would not pay…

6 years6 yearsBigOBigO posted:
Merbau Decking on Gyprock

Hi mike,
Its possible there are lots of ways you could do it. Once fixed on the wall the weight of the timber is nothing. I was going to build something…

6 years6 yearsBigOBigO posted:
Merbau Decking

"I did 70sqm for $4200. Quotes were $14k and $15k. "
Humble don't know where you got this figure from but for 70 sq meters just merbau alone would cost…

7 years7 yearsBigOBigO posted:
Bad paint job

Sack him straightaway, if you haven't already done so. That's the reason why i didnt let any painter come in and paint my house(which i owner built) Painted after work…

8 years8 yearsBigOBigO posted:
3 Year old slab moving, now blamed on Landscaping

Found this on WIKI.
Advantages of waffle pod slab foundation of home?
IT here is only one advantage of waffle pod slab construction - reduced cost. The waffle pod slab is no…

8 years8 yearsBigOBigO posted:
3 Year old slab moving, now blamed on Landscaping

Floating Boat = waffle slab.
http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/investigation ... r-pressure
All the fuss about Floating boats. Just stumbled upon this today.
Cost involved in a Floating Boat are cheaper than…

8 years8 yearsBigOBigO posted:
timber flooring on masterchef ??

Seen this on Nash timber site :
"IF YOU CAN’T BE A MASTER CHEF COOK, YOU CAN HAVE A MASTERCHEF TIMBER FLOOR
NEXT TIME CHECK OUT THE TIMBER FLOOR
NASH TIMBERS
COOKED UP…

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8 years8 yearsBigOBigO posted:
What will it cost me as an owner/builder ?

The balcony pine beams will not be exposed to any weather elements as they will be covered by compact cement sheets which will be then waterproofed and tiled. The balcony…

8 years8 yearsBigOBigO posted:
What will it cost me as an owner/builder ?

BigO, Good on you for having a go but using raw pine for exterior structural use!
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/191/img1208x.jpg/
you got a bit to learn yet buddy .…

8 years8 yearsBigOBigO posted:
What will it cost me as an owner/builder ?

some photos of work done by a pen pusher
Steel work balcony
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/585/img06
Steel work
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/823/img0671s.jpg/
Balcony and timber
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/191/img1208x.jpg/
Roof eave reinforcing for 900mm…

8 years8 yearsBigOBigO posted:
What will it cost me as an owner/builder ?

Chippy, you sound like a nice decent fair bloke. Too bad there are not so many like yourself around. I think that you deserve what you get paid as well…

8 years8 yearsBigOBigO posted:
What will it cost me as an owner/builder ?

To all lthe tradies out there the 10% that do not fit into categories spoken about in my post hope no offence is taken. This wasnt directed at you. And…

8 years8 yearsBigOBigO posted:
What will it cost me as an owner/builder ?

Steve.
“I tried walking a mile in their shoes and I am surprised at how little they charge.” and my thoughts.
People in factories walk a hard mile but they sure are…

8 years8 yearsBigOBigO posted:
What will it cost me as an owner/builder ?

If you are willing to learn and have the correct mindset owner building is not hard.
Eg I work in an office and had never built a house before, nor picked…

8 years8 yearsBigOBigO posted:
What will it cost me as an owner/builder ?

Hi All,
I posted the below on another thread earlier but though it may come in handy here.
I am owner bulding my first house at the moment. It is a…

8 years8 yearsBigOBigO posted:
Owner Builder Friendly Estimator, do they exist?

Nik,
Going to an estimator might not be the very accurate and could be costly. if you're plan is drafted already and you have a soil test and engineering done then…

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