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2 months2 monthsdavid sdavid s posted:
Custom VALECO build - BRISBANE

This builder is building on a subdivided block near me in an established suburb.
Site cut Sep 2017, frames Nov 2017 and only now getting close to PC. Looks like it's…

6 years6 yearsdavid sdavid s posted:
New build @ Mitchelton (QLD) Pool party :-)

Howdee neighbour.
Been driving past once a week and checking out the progress. They sure are moving quick on this build, to think ours started after Easter and it looks like…

6 years6 yearsdavid sdavid s posted:
New build @ Mitchelton (QLD) Pool party :-)

Wow, that sure is a quick build time. Lights were on blink dawson & samford the other morning so went on a detour past and saw the trusses being lifted…

6 years6 yearsdavid sdavid s posted:
New build @ Mitchelton (QLD) Pool party :-)

I'm currently waiting for the rain to stop so the roof trusses can go on.
I did happen to drive past your site the other day and saw a big disaster,…

6 years6 yearsdavid sdavid s posted:
New build @ Mitchelton (QLD) Pool party :-)

I took a bypass at the lights on Dawson Pde and stumbled across a building site.
If I've got the right site, There's only three houses separating the two building sites.…

6 years6 yearsdavid sdavid s posted:
New build @ Mitchelton (QLD) Pool party :-)

If you were living in Warner, We're building the Georgina.
We changed the standard design and went back an extra 1500 or so to put in a full size bathroom upstairs…

6 years6 yearsdavid sdavid s posted:
New build @ Mitchelton (QLD) Pool party :-)

It sure goes up quick once the site has been cut.
I'm a couple of weeks ahead of you building just over the hill in Keperra. Site got cut just before…

10 years10 yearsdavid sdavid s posted:
cost of home design drawing

My point "there are limits to what a draftie can do" is referring the structural design of the house such as the slab design, footings and pierings, roof tie downs,…

10 years10 yearsdavid sdavid s posted:
3D House Rendering

Revit is the 3D equivilent of Autocad. Both are now owned by Autodesk.
It's complicated, but will slice your bread for you if you know how.

10 years10 yearsdavid sdavid s posted:
cost of home design drawing

Won't get much of a house for $45,000.
I just went through the drawing phase from scratch and paid $2,500 for 3D rendered drawings (Revit) and then $4,500 for the structural…

10 years10 yearsdavid sdavid s posted:
Implied easement discussions

My neighbours stormwater travels through my backyard. We have four houses interconnected all going to a common drain on the street. Was all legal back in the day.
Well back in…

10 years10 yearsdavid sdavid s posted:
Downlights. Need your advice. Some pics available.

Happens all the time in commercial buildings - metal furring channel thats used to fix the gyprock ceiling too gets installed smack bang in the centre of a hallway right…

10 years10 yearsdavid sdavid s posted:
Quote for raising house and building underneath

Finalising structural drawings atm.
Traditional house 2 storey weatherboard similar to what was on the site - theres something wrong with putting a single story brick house in a street with…

10 years10 yearsdavid sdavid s posted:
help! why won't my drill work??

Is a flat wood bit in your link.
Type "spade bit" into google images and all you'll get are pictures of flat wood bits.

10 years10 yearsdavid sdavid s posted:
Quote for raising house and building underneath

Some 12 months after posting in this thread I'm now heading down this path.
$300k new vs $450k reno for a similar house.
The cost of raising the house, steelwork etc it…

10 years10 yearsdavid sdavid s posted:
Steep Site Costs

The shadecloth may be due to the proximity to the trainline - to prevent tools and objects falling onto the lines and tracks.

10 years10 yearsdavid sdavid s posted:
Relaxation of boundary clearance QLD

The forms are on the BCC website for siting variations.
Speaking to a Certifier is the best thing to do in these cases - and IIRC worked out to…

11 years11 yearsdavid sdavid s posted:
Quote for raising house and building underneath

I sure hope the same doesn't apply to tiles.
Still getting quotes, $25k seems about right for the raising part.
Looking around $30-50k for our two-part slab, 1m retaining wall, waterproofing and…

11 years11 yearsdavid sdavid s posted:
Electrical Plan

Who says its recommended. Reckon 99% of fixed cabling is solid core as far as data cabling goes. Stranded is normally only used for patch leads.
As far as electrical goes,…

11 years11 yearsdavid sdavid s posted:
Quote for raising house and building underneath

House Raise $4000
Steel Stumps $375ea x 26 = $7150
Steelwork 180PFC $100 x 64 = $6400
Steelwork 250PFC $150 x 7 = $1050
Bracing $150 x 5 = $750
On top of this, I've…

11 years11 yearsdavid sdavid s posted:
Quote for raising house and building underneath

That don't sound right, I'll shoot them off an email tomorrow.
but were definitely worth it for advice, workmanship (and they don't sub the work out, all their own guys).…

11 years11 yearsdavid sdavid s posted:
Quote for raising house and building underneath

I'm hoping to get a concretor that does alot of work for the house raising co. so they know the typical procedures. Still getting quotes atm - only had one…

11 years11 yearsdavid sdavid s posted:
Quote for raising house and building underneath

Oh, I've got all those details over 20 a3 pages from draftsman and engineer- my question was can you rely on a concretor to accurately mark out a slab and…

11 years11 yearsdavid sdavid s posted:
Quote for raising house and building underneath

One thing that has been puzzling me is who is responsible for the setting out of the slab, footing and piers etc? I'm getting a slab under the existing house…

11 years11 yearsdavid sdavid s posted:
Water tanks

I'm doing a favour for mum and putting one in her place.
One thing that I've found is that you can have the take quite some distance away if you use…

11 years11 yearsdavid sdavid s posted:
Quote for raising house and building underneath

Good update - I just checked into this forum to get who you used for house raising and found it back to the top. I've just got my structural plans…

11 years11 yearsdavid sdavid s posted:
Question on piers

Mild reactivity.
IIRC doesn't require engineered slab, like P for Problem.

11 years11 yearsdavid sdavid s posted:
How Much To Budget To Finish Off House?

I suppose another thing you need to look at is that the $7000 worth of turf may look great, if you're paying for it as part of the loan then…

11 years11 yearsdavid sdavid s posted:
Anyone organised their own soil test/contour survey?

I did contours good enough to quote off with my draftman and was quite a simple task and for someone to undertake. A sketch good enough to quote off might…

11 years11 yearsdavid sdavid s posted:
Question on piers

I'm in QLD and a class P requires design and certified by an Engineer.
My engineer requires two inspections at this stage:
1) Foundation and excavation stage – before the footings are…

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