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8 d8 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Ceiling height cost

My builder charged around $3500 to upgrade to 2.74 downstairs

8 d8 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Finding studs to mount tv

Good tip. I also have a cheap stud finder which I find is not very accurate

8 d8 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Just advised my rental property needs to be demolished

Wow, that seems pretty extreme. If it were me I would want to see the report and then maybe get a second, third and more opinions. I would not be…

25 d25 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Home Building Blogs

Urban Edge Andu 43 - Knockdown rebuild in SE Melbourne

26 d26 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Question Skirting and flooring

B looks much better, but volume builders generally won't do it. If they do it afterwards then they have to come back after the flooring contractor, and risk damaging the…

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26 d26 dbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
KDR + Building Urban Edge Andu 43

A lot of activity this week, frame is starting to take shape.

KDR + Building Urban Edge Andu 43
1 month1 monthbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Right to have stage inspections

My builder (volume builder) tried putting in an extra 2 weeks to the contract period for every inspection, however I was able to get them to change it to the…

1 month1 monthbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Building Surveyor/inspector NCC/BCA

Sure, how much are you paying??
Just kidding

1 month1 monthbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Staircase support

There are plenty of pictures of free standing open staircases on the Internet without those supports, and even without the wall supports - it just needs to be correctly engineered...at…

Staircase support
1 month1 monthbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Sydney Demolition Companies - Any Recommendations?

I am in Melbourne so can't recommend our demolisher as they are local, but they were excellent and took great care. I got a good feeling from their care and…

1 month1 monthbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Driveway build help

There are lots of companies that just do driveways. I am sure you could call a couple for a quote/estimate. I have also seen a couple that have quote calculators…

1 month1 monthbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Urbanedge Homes - Autern 6-54

We paid initial deposit Feb 2017. Signed contract Jan 2018 and site start July 2018.
Some of the delays were due to us though, as we changed our minds a few…

1 month1 monthbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
KDR + Building Urban Edge Andu 43

Still no further progress. Apparently there is a shortage of framing timber. I have been told the framing material will be delivered on the 14th and will start next week.

1 month1 monthbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
What is this timber floor?

When in Bali recently, the hotel had this throughout. It is solid timber, and fairly rough and rustic looking abs scratches and dings just added to the character
Any ideas…

What is this timber floor?
1 month1 monthbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
A detailed task breakdown start-to-finish for a KDR?

3 phase with United Energy. It was as easy as they get as the new pit was right next to the power pole
Do you have a quote yet? If not…

1 month1 monthbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
A detailed task breakdown start-to-finish for a KDR?

Sorry, submitted too soon!
I've just been through all this in SE Melbourne. It was quite simple in the end

1. Get quote and place order with electricity provider for new…

1 month1 monthbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
A detailed task breakdown start-to-finish for a KDR?

I'v just been through all this in SE Melbourne. It was quite simple
1. Place order with electricity provider for new pit - took about a month and cost $3,600
2. Get…

2 months2 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Inspired Homes/Como Homes - Roof

I had a similar situation....
Inspection done at 2:30pm the day before pour was scheduled. Concreter was there at the time and inspector went through it all with him (had marked…

2 months2 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Slab Heave Cause?

Waffle, on 36 piers and 16 screw piles

2 months2 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Slab Heave Cause?

My slab was poured on Friday (The removed the formwork in the afternoon) . On Monday evening I saw that they had added plastic and fill all the way around…

Slab Heave Cause?
2 months2 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Is this an expansion joint, or a mistake?

I agree, but that looks to be the least of your worries, the brickwork on either side looks terrible. What is the rest like??

2 months2 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
KDR + Building Urban Edge Andu 43

Slab was poured yesterday.....

KDR + Building Urban Edge Andu 43
2 months2 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
How often do you visit your site?

I arrived on site yesterday for an inspection with Darbecca. I was a bit early and site supervisor was leaving as I arrived - I expressed surprise that he wasn't…

2 months2 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Flooring direction

I would have no hesitation in running it along the long axis. It will look much better inside and you will be spending a lot more time inside the house…

2 months2 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
How often do you visit your site?

I don't really see the comparison between building a car and house. A car factory has strict process and quality control. A friend of mine took the approach that he…

2 months2 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Low ceiling and pendant lights

I think a 1.4m ceiling would look odd regardless of the lights :-D

2 months2 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Need to know law

I don't know of the legalities, but to me if it says "whole house" then that means the whole house.

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2 months2 monthsbrokenstickbrokenstick posted:
Neighbour “reno” knocked down - now a Newbuild?

I am doing a knockdown rebuild. The old house setback was further forward that allowed under existing guidelines. I was told the the location of the old house was irrelevant…

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