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ChrisBirmele

Joined 20 March 2010
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9 d9 dChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Validating builder cost estimates?

Thanks guys for all the feedback, this has been really useful for me to understand how this works. Much appreciated!

9 d9 dChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Validating builder cost estimates?

They all were given the same DA documentation set + all Engineering specs, plus they all came around to have a look at the property. The consensus is…

10 d10 dChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Validating builder cost estimates?

Agree, I don't get the impression builders are short of work on the Northshore - one third didn't even bother to respond. I accept renos are difficult to price, but…

12 d12 dChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Validating builder cost estimates?

We are planning a renovation and are currently looking for a builder (we have DA approval, the engineering drawings are done).
We contacted fourteen and ended up with three rough cost…

2 months2 monthsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Combination tile/sheet metal roof

We are replacing our roof as part of a larger renovation and have a dilemma I haven't been able to resolve yet.
30% of the roof has a shallow 10 degree…

4 years4 yearsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Surface water runoff issue ...

Great idea, never thought about such a solution ....

4 years4 yearsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Surface water runoff issue ...

I have a large concrete slab leading to a steep garden bed. During heavy rains the surface water runs into this garden bed causing erosion.
To stop this, I want to…

5 years5 yearsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Self supporting deck. Leave gap or butt against wall?

I have a self-supporting outdoor deck (enclosed with roof) I want to resurface with cement sheets and then tile. The deck bearers are supported by brick posts.
Is it best…

8 years8 yearsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Ataching a gate to brick wall

I need to attach a gate to a brick wall. The gate is 1.4m wide, 1.6m high and weighs about 40kg (steel frame and Merbau timber cladding).
What is the…

8 years8 yearsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Involve architect or not?

I am planning to replace my existing roof, made up of concrete tiles (75%) and colorbond (25%). The roof is OK, but ugly and there are to many nooks…

9 years9 yearsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Recommended kitchen vendors?

I never thought about cabinet makers until a few days ago, why would it be any different? I am prepared to consider any options.
We have our design done, a…

9 years9 yearsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Recommended kitchen vendors?

yep, Sydney.

9 years9 yearsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Recommended kitchen vendors?

We are in the final stages of choosing to buy a kitchen from someone...
We've looked at several companies so far; some had good designers, others good products or service, but…

9 years9 yearsChrisBirmeleChrisBirmele posted:
Install bamboo floor before or after?

We are planning to install a bamboo floor (strand-woven, tongue-groove) over our existing cypress wooden floor. Before we do, we will install a new kitchen and here is my question:

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