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4 months4 monthschode1984chode1984 posted:
House Raise - Wall framing and ceiling Heights

Thanks for the reply mate.
No it's all good, the posts are where they should be despite looking a bit strangely placed in pics. The ones you can see running down…

House Raise - Wall framing and ceiling Heights
4 months4 monthschode1984chode1984 posted:
House Raise - Wall framing and ceiling Heights

Hi all,
We recently raised our post war QLDer and laid a slab. We're now ready to proceed with the framing component.
The original timber bearers are now bolted to…

7 months7 monthschode1984chode1984 posted:
Owner Builder insurance - House Raise

Hi all,
I'm starting to realise that getting owner builder insurance for a house raising project is nigh on impossible. Ticking the "Are you raising, lowering, relocating, or moving the…

7 months7 monthschode1984chode1984 posted:
Recommended Owner Builder Course - QLD

Depends what you're looking for. If you're after a box ticking exercise go with someone like Absolute Education. I used them a little while back. I didn't learn much but…

12 months12 monthschode1984chode1984 posted:
Recycled windows/glazing and Australian Standards

Hi there,
Does anyone have any experience with using recycled windows in a build? I want to use recycled feature casement windows for a heritage look but I can't find a…

1 year1 yearchode1984chode1984 posted:
Raising a house and building in

30k will probably just include raising and stumping the house and depending on the size it might also include the disconnection and reconnection of services.
It wouldn't include a slab…

1 year1 yearchode1984chode1984 posted:
Australian Standards

I do understand that, but how is your average joe owner builder supposed to provide a certified performance solution for every aspect of the build? It doesn't seem very practical.…

1 year1 yearchode1984chode1984 posted:
Australian Standards

Not anymore it seems. How can you be forced to adhere to a standard you can't read?
"Australian standards, which govern everything from the handling of food to safety regulations…

1 year1 yearchode1984chode1984 posted:
Australian Standards

Does anyone know how to get your hands on copies of relevant standards without paying a hundred plus dollars for a single standard in pdf format?
It's totally outrageous that…

1 year1 yearchode1984chode1984 posted:
Building Certifier checklist?

Hi all,
We've recently sold one of our investment properties and finally have the funds to complete an extensive renovation/extension of our house in Brisbane. We'll be raising and building under…

2 years2 yearschode1984chode1984 posted:
cost for total renovation

Sounds like it would be easier to knock down and buy a house to have moved onto the block. Not sure how common that is in Victoria but it's fairly…

3 years3 yearschode1984chode1984 posted:
Owner Builder licence time frame to complete works?

EDIT: Double post.

3 years3 yearschode1984chode1984 posted:
Owner Builder licence time frame to complete works?

Thanks for the replies.
We were wanting to build the Granny flat first to move into while the house gets built. I was wanting to owner build the granny flat but…

3 years3 yearschode1984chode1984 posted:
Owner Builder licence time frame to complete works?

Hello all,
Can anyone tell me if an owner builder licence for a project has a time frame attached to it? Or does it last until the project is completed?
Also I'm…

3 years3 yearschode1984chode1984 posted:
Installing a phone line - still necessary?

pointless
Ha well that answers that then. Cheers!

3 years3 yearschode1984chode1984 posted:
Installing a phone line - still necessary?

Thanks guys
Page 14 lays out the amended policy rules. Basically - if you can get FTTP then there will be no copper infrastructure.
To clarify we're in an old suburb that…

3 years3 yearschode1984chode1984 posted:
Installing a phone line - still necessary?

We're in the process of getting plans finalised for our new build and the question has come up as to whether or not we want a phone line (copper)?
I'm…

3 years3 yearschode1984chode1984 posted:
Can anyone tell me what these are called?

Thanks for the reply. I think I may have actually found the exact same one.
http://www.hammersmith.com.au/hs_produc ... ned-finial

3 years3 yearschode1984chode1984 posted:
Can anyone tell me what these are called?

Hi all,
Can anyone tell me what these heritage style features under the eaves are called? Also if you do happen to know what they're called - where you can get…

Can anyone tell me what these are called?
4 years4 yearschode1984chode1984 posted:
Where does the definition of a renovation stop?

Thanks for that detailed response Rob. Congrats on your reno/build btw. House looks awesome.
I'm in a situation where we are looking to split our 855sqm block and totally redo…

4 years4 yearschode1984chode1984 posted:
Where does the definition of a renovation stop?

Thanks for all of the replies.
What does project management refer to then? You always see people "project managing" their own build. If you don't want to do any of…

4 years4 yearschode1984chode1984 posted:
Where does the definition of a renovation stop?

Thanks for all of the replies guys.
$11,000 is the threshold that seems to apply in QLD. Beetaloo actually raised an important point that was missing from my initial query.…

4 years4 yearschode1984chode1984 posted:
Where does the definition of a renovation stop?

Hello,
When does a renovation become a new build? I'm going to be significantly renovating my post war QLDer cottage and it will pretty much be a different building once I'm…

4 years4 yearschode1984chode1984 posted:
Help identifying plant.

ha yeah sorry about that, should have rotated the image first.
That's the one! Thanks very much. Got heaps of them in the backyard of new place.

4 years4 yearschode1984chode1984 posted:
Help identifying plant.

Hello all,
Wondering if someone could identify this plant for me?

Many thanks

Help identifying plant.
7 years7 yearschode1984chode1984 posted:
Bathtub vents

Hi all,
Just wondering what the point of the vents in the frame of a bath are for? I'm re-tiling the whole bathroom but the tiles on the side of the…

9 years9 yearschode1984chode1984 posted:
Help for my 70s kitchen!

Hey Newby,
First let me say I feel your pain. We had the exact same problem when we bought our first house last year (see below - excuse the little sister…

9 years9 yearschode1984chode1984 posted:
Rangehood Size

We had the same dilemma when we got ours a few weeks ago. Decided on the 90cm one in the end purely because we thought it would look a lot…

Rangehood Size
9 years9 yearschode1984chode1984 posted:
Laminex Gloss Benchtops

Ours went in on Wednesday and the only thing we're finding annoying is the streaking as previously mentioned. Might have to try the squeegee idea. What cleaner does everyone else…

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