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Joined 1 November 2020
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8 months8 monthsBimbobBimbob posted:
Owner Builder : Need some help

VK, if you are asking these question you are unlikely to be in a position to proceed down the owner builder route.

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9 months9 monthsBimbobBimbob posted:
Ebays Motorised curtains

have you used any of the motorised curtain systems available from Ebay?
Which one and how is it?

9 months9 monthsBimbobBimbob posted:
Why do some plans have wasted corners?

Articulation. Required facade treatment

9 months9 monthsBimbobBimbob posted:
Works Contracts

As an owner builder, have you used the Fair Trading works contracts (or any other type of works contracts) with any of your trades or builders?
If not why, and if…

1 year1 yearBimbobBimbob posted:
New build energy rating

This is all so unbelivably inaccurate.......

1 year1 yearBimbobBimbob posted:
Tips on maximising energy efficiency in Canberra

Hi there.
Slab insulation is a MUST with in floor heating to achieve the best results.
Waffle pods help but its not a part of the solution for in-floor heating.
Not using slab…

1 year1 yearBimbobBimbob posted:
Stormwater Runoff from Adjoining Property

Document the issue with photos and video before and after rainfall. Start now and maintain it for a number of rain periods. Go to council so they can document the…

1 year1 yearBimbobBimbob posted:
Water Leaks internally Perth Wa

“ Is the builder responsible to fix it or should i claim it through my insurance and apply for a leak allowance.Thank you”
Yes, builder issue

1 year1 yearBimbobBimbob posted:
Neighbour wants fence removed to build their garage wall on

No options. It won’t be on your property. Render the wall yourself

1 year1 yearBimbobBimbob posted:
Did your builder comply

you should probably read this thread viewtopic.php?f=31&t=105668

1 year1 yearBimbobBimbob posted:
Options for shared boundry line when build hasn't started

If you can get a set of plans or atleast wait until you can get a set of plans for the neighbouring build until building you retaining than this will…

1 year1 yearBimbobBimbob posted:
Options for shared boundry line when build hasn't started

if the wall is on your property then they cant change or damage it from a legal stand point without your permission so go ahead and build what you need.
These…

1 year1 yearBimbobBimbob posted:
Fixed Price or Open Book?

What do you have against renders?
You raise this in almost every reply you post.

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1 year1 yearBimbobBimbob posted:
Building new home - Prime and Provisional Costs

Project builder? Accept and move on.

1 year1 yearBimbobBimbob posted:
Building a House?

True. So true

1 year1 yearBimbobBimbob posted:
Interior design apps to help with decorating?

You could try using a free CAD package like sketchup so that you could draw it yourself or maybe to pay for a few renders with a designer?

1 year1 yearBimbobBimbob posted:
Floor Plan Feedback

Sorry, linen to rear of *robe

1 year1 yearBimbobBimbob posted:
Floor Plan Feedback

Just a few points to get you started.
Are you building with this builder?
Consider adaptable housing requirements.
The stairs may require a reduced ceiling/bulkhead in the powder room.
Reconsider the double doors…

2 years2 yearsBimbobBimbob posted:
Roofing Tiles: Terracotta or Concrete Tiles?

This all depends on which tile you select.
The more generic tiles, Centurian. Elabana, etc have an applied coating. This is likely to fade or at least lose its sheen over…

2 years2 yearsBimbobBimbob posted:
Gable rafter span, what is a rafters 'span' exactly?

Aaaaaand the answer is……….A

2 years2 yearsBimbobBimbob posted:
Alfresco tiles no screeding

Needs fall so needs screed unfortunately.

2 years2 yearsBimbobBimbob posted:
Roofing Tiles: Terracotta or Concrete Tiles?

Concrete tiles become harder over time. Terracotta becomes brittle.
Terracotta has fixed setout sizes. Concrete is flexible. No cuts on top course.
Concrete is more forgiving than terracotta.

2 years2 yearsBimbobBimbob posted:
11 acre rural build - house plan

I’d be designing to meet the new adaptable housing standards should NSW adopt them.
This dosnt comply with them.

2 years2 yearsBimbobBimbob posted:
Alfresco tiles no screeding

Be sure the concrete is reinforced to avoid tiles cracking.
Screed not required if slab has fall

2 years2 yearsBimbobBimbob posted:
Building in bushfire area

Bushfire prone land dosnt prevent you from building though. Zoning does.
You just need to build to a specific standard. Not being trivial here but this is the answer.

2 years2 yearsBimbobBimbob posted:
How to maximise r30 zone?

A window less than 1 square meter is a minor opening. And so is a window with a sill height above 1650 regardless of the room it serves.

2 years2 yearsBimbobBimbob posted:
Worth Insulating walls to 1200mm?

That is a really interesting question.
I don’t know what the best action is as adding half height insulation leaves the upper uninsulated which could be argued to offset the…

2 years2 yearsBimbobBimbob posted:
Tips on maximising energy efficiency in Canberra

Insulation, insulation, insulation.
Windows are a huge portion of the energy efficiency recipe and unfortunately you are restricted with which windows you can choose with this particular builder as…

2 years2 yearsBimbobBimbob posted:
How to estimate cost of new build ?

A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing....

2 years2 yearsBimbobBimbob posted:
How to estimate cost of new build ?

It IS their job.
It IS a requirement of a designer to have knowledge of such things.
Opinions VS facts. You decide.

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