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12 years12 yearsC&DC&D posted:
Underway

Congratulations, now the fun begins!
We are in SE Qld, so obviously nowhere near you, but we have found most trades have been able to come quite quickly. My DH…

12 years12 yearsC&DC&D posted:
Frosty's GSB - Bricks are up!!!! Pics page 6

That sounds like a great idea! Looking forward to seeing how it all goes :-)

12 years12 yearsC&DC&D posted:
Plastering whole house costs?

Our setting (filling in holes, cornices etc) cost around $7K. That is for a 27square house. My husband used to be a plasterer and so hung all the gyprock himself,…

12 years12 yearsC&DC&D posted:
Subdividing, renovation and new home

Hi, we did something similar over the last couple of years. We renovated an old house, subdivided a block off the back and built a duplex. I can't think of…

12 years12 yearsC&DC&D posted:
Subdividing, renovation and new home

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12 years12 yearsC&DC&D posted:
Rendering VS Bricks when Building a new home???

Although we liked the look of full render, we ended up using mostly brick on our house, with a couple feature areas of render - the columns at the front…

12 years12 yearsC&DC&D posted:
Aust post plan to replace home letterboxes.

I can't see too many people being happy about this. I have had a PO box for over a year now and it sucks. I can't wait to get our…

12 years12 yearsC&DC&D posted:
How much is colourbond roofing?

Oooops, yes that should have been 27 squares.
Funnily enough chippy, we are living in our shed whilst owner building, and it's not that much bigger than 27 square…

12 years12 yearsC&DC&D posted:
How much is colourbond roofing?

Our roof cost us $14,500 for our 27sqm house. This was mates rates as a friend is a roofer. Other quotes we got were around $20,000

12 years12 yearsC&DC&D posted:
Help for designing our "dream home"?

Have you tried a draftsman? We had our plan mostly sorted, but they gave us a few ideas along the way. For this and all the final plans, it cost…

12 years12 yearsC&DC&D posted:
Construction work on Saturday mornings…whats the rule?

as for your comment about what ppl complain about... there is nothing wrong with wanting a sleep-in past 7am (edited to add: on a SATURDAY). get off your high horse.
Not…

12 years12 yearsC&DC&D posted:
Construction work on Saturday mornings…whats the rule?

What's the weather been like there? Perhaps they've been trying to get a couple extra hours in when it's cooler???
The things people complain about really surprise me sometimes, it's…

12 years12 yearsC&DC&D posted:
Why are alfresco's always on the side of the building?

I also think it's to do with the size/shape of blocks. Some blocks are so small they don't have a backyard anyway, so they just put the alfresco wherever works…

12 years12 yearsC&DC&D posted:
How much did you spend on furnishing your home?

Can I ask where you got your king size bed from??
I knew someone would ask!! We actually got it at Amart :oops: I was adamant…

12 years12 yearsC&DC&D posted:
How much did you spend on furnishing your home?

That seems like a huge budget to me. Are you planning on having kids? If you are, I wouldn't be spending that kind of money.
My husband and I still have…

12 years12 yearsC&DC&D posted:
Our OB project starting soon ....

The weather has been good to us, plumber was here yesterday, my husband is preparing slab today ready for pouring tomorrow :z:

12 years12 yearsC&DC&D posted:
Our first OB What a ride

Congratulations! It will all be happening from now on for you, looking forward to following your progress.

12 years12 yearsC&DC&D posted:
Our OB project starting soon ....

Finally we have started .... footings poured last week. We have plumber booked in for tomorrow or tuesday, my husband (concretor) will do slab towards end of week, carpenter booked…

12 years12 yearsC&DC&D posted:
Please show me your surfmist roof with light bricks pics

We need to pick our external colours shortly.
We are definitely having a surfmist roof and garage door, crevole PGH bricks http://www.pghclay.com.au/Bricks/Default.aspx and white windows…

12 years12 yearsC&DC&D posted:
What colour bricks to go with a Jasper roof?

We had a light coloured roof on our duplex, but had jasper gutters, fascia, front door and garage door. We went for a light coloured brick called 'rice' from PGH.…

12 years12 yearsC&DC&D posted:
Deposit DOWN!! Wheels Are In Motion

That's great! We must be on a similar time line, we got our inspectors certificate today :z: My husband is a concretor and we have…

12 years12 yearsC&DC&D posted:
Insurance for Owner Builder

I just organised mine yesterday. For our house ($280K approx build price) our policy is just over $1000. This was from FD Beck (I found a thread in which most…

12 years12 yearsC&DC&D posted:
Where can I buy a modern coverlet/comforter

Annieton great going ::
Flissfloss - last time I bought something from HN was a disaster (a computer) and I told my daughter to slap…

12 years12 yearsC&DC&D posted:
Our OB project starting soon ....

Thanks, I found the thread. I have contacted a couple companies for quotes.
We are building in SE Qld, west of Brisbane :-)

12 years12 yearsC&DC&D posted:
Our OB project starting soon ....

We are hoping to get our OB permit sometime next week. We have had a lot of hold ups, but it seems we should be starting soon. My husband is…

12 years12 yearsC&DC&D posted:
What's your first impression on these pictures?

They don't seem modern to me either, but I think with an updated frame they would be ok.
I have a similar situation, my late grandmother painted us all a picture…

12 years12 yearsC&DC&D posted:
Where can I buy a modern coverlet/comforter

Thanks guys, there's some gorgeous sites there, and no pink floral in site :-)

12 years12 yearsC&DC&D posted:
Where can I buy a modern coverlet/comforter

I really want a coverlet/comforter for our bed, but I can't find anything! I want something modern in charcoal/silvery/grey, but they all seem to be flowery.
Online would be good, but…

12 years12 yearsC&DC&D posted:
banks don't like owner builders....

Can you try a credit union or similar? We are with a credit union, and I admit we have been banking with them for a long time, but they aren't…

12 years12 yearsC&DC&D posted:
A rant about dark roofs !

We're going with surfmist roof, for this very reason, along with foil under the tin and ceiling insulation.
Do some developers not allow surfmist because of the glare?? or some other…

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