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dirkadirk

Drouin VIC
Joined 15 July 2009
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6 months6 monthsdirkadirkdirkadirk posted:
wall framing and roof trusses company -VIC

Hi,
You could also give Drouin West Timber & Truss a call
100 Old Sale Rd,
Drouin VIC 3818
5625 2537
info@dwtt.com.au
They did all our frames & trusses and…

6 years6 yearsdirkadirkdirkadirk posted:
Re-puttying windows

You could hack out all the defective putty from the outside of the glass. Prime any bare timber and unpainted putty after this. Then re-apply a fresh bead of…

6 years6 yearsdirkadirkdirkadirk posted:
For those in their homes. List 5 things you absolutely LOVE!

1. Spotted gum floorboards throughout the house (minus wet areas). Took me 3 months to lay them but they look and feel amazing.
2. Big entrance hall (2200 x…

6 years6 yearsdirkadirkdirkadirk posted:
Treated pine or Cypress pine picket fence

I too would favour the cyprus pine option. It would look far more attractive than T/P when oiled. If you did go with the T/P and paint then…

6 years6 yearsdirkadirkdirkadirk posted:
Gap between floor and internal doors

Hi Boosho
Standards & Tolerances state "Unless additional clearance is required for removable toilet doors or air ventilation, a clearance between the door and floor finish is defective if it's greater…

6 years6 yearsdirkadirkdirkadirk posted:
Insulation - Sourcing Online

Got mine from good old EBAY. Even with the hire of large trailer it was still heaps cheaper than going through retail/trade pricing. Bought external wall insulation direct…

6 years6 yearsdirkadirkdirkadirk posted:
New Colorbond Roof

That seems way too expensive. We had our whole house in colorbond including fascia & gutter (house is 53sq including verandahs) which cost a little over $27K

6 years6 yearsdirkadirkdirkadirk posted:
We are stuck...bad valuation

Our valuation came back around the $120k....lower than the rates value. Not happy campers when we worked that out ::angry:: Even tried contacting the…

6 years6 yearsdirkadirkdirkadirk posted:
need a plaster for south east melb

Hi John,
Try Paul White, he does a lot of our work for us. His number is 0408 758607. He's based on the peninsula too.
Tell him that I…

6 years6 yearsdirkadirkdirkadirk posted:
need a plaster for south east melb

What area of the south east are you in John
Dirk

6 years6 yearsdirkadirkdirkadirk posted:
Recommend an electrician

Ware Solutions. Not sure of the contact number though.

6 years6 yearsdirkadirkdirkadirk posted:
stair case

Try Stairlock International based in croydon. They are a no frills type of manufacturer, MDF or oak veneered base board. They also cater for the owner builder too.

7 years7 yearsdirkadirkdirkadirk posted:
Our first OB What a ride

Well, here we are again. We finally moved into the house on the 1st July. I took a chance and moved in without C of O. Every thing had…

7 years7 yearsdirkadirkdirkadirk posted:
Our first OB What a ride

OMG!! Where has that last few months gone too??
I've been so busy working that I haven't really had time to get on the computer and post anything. Change…

8 years8 yearsdirkadirkdirkadirk posted:
Our first OB What a ride

Woohoo! We have downpipes connected and all sewer connections have bee adjusted and completed. Can finally get the wet area floors screeded now.
Plasterers have come back, so the…

8 years8 yearsdirkadirkdirkadirk posted:
Our first OB What a ride

Happy New year to all the OB'ers out there. Where did January go???
All walls and ceilings are painted, electrical fit off nearing completion, main kitchen, pantry, laundry and display…

8 years8 yearsdirkadirkdirkadirk posted:
Approximate Plastering Cost in Melbourne

Our house is around 53sq and came in at $23100 for supply and fix

8 years8 yearsdirkadirkdirkadirk posted:
Our first OB What a ride

Yay! Tiles are on site now, all 70+sqm of them. 600x600 tiles for our side and std 400x400 form MIL's side. First batch of flooring arrived on…

8 years8 yearsdirkadirkdirkadirk posted:
Our first OB What a ride

Thanks BenPrin.
It's been a long hard slog what with the weather this year. Couldn't have picked a wetter year even if I'd tried harder ::frown::

8 years8 yearsdirkadirkdirkadirk posted:
Our first OB What a ride

Wow! another month has flown by in the blink of an eye.
Well we have had all the plaster sanded and have started to seal the surfaces for paint finishing now.…

8 years8 yearsdirkadirkdirkadirk posted:
Can someone tells me this is right or wrong !!??

All plaster work and or surfaces should be viewed in natural light only (no electric lights on at all) and from a normal viewing position and also at an angle…

8 years8 yearsdirkadirkdirkadirk posted:
Our first OB What a ride

Finally the big end wall has been rendered now. I finished that yesterday, so now the scaffold can come down. What a relief that will be to see…

8 years8 yearsdirkadirkdirkadirk posted:
Our first OB What a ride

I have pm'd you the details for the flooring Company.

8 years8 yearsdirkadirkdirkadirk posted:
Our first OB What a ride

Yay! brickwork is only half a day away from being complete. Rendered has been applied to one end wall where we have scaffold on hire. this will have…

8 years8 yearsdirkadirkdirkadirk posted:
cladding that doesnt need to be painted

That's the one, formplex. Thanks bingoshelly. I knew I'd think of it sooner than later :)

8 years8 yearsdirkadirkdirkadirk posted:
cladding that doesnt need to be painted

There is a product available which is pre finished Pvc cladding and comes in various colours too. We saw it at a home show in Melbourne last year. …

8 years8 yearsdirkadirkdirkadirk posted:
Our first OB What a ride

Brickwork should..(if the weather holds) be almost complete by end of play on friday. I now have a labourer due to BIL arriving from the UK last Friday. …

8 years8 yearsdirkadirkdirkadirk posted:
Advice needed - not quality plumbing work

If it's a product issue he can carry out the work then "back charge" the supplier, who will intern back charge the manufacturer.

8 years8 yearsdirkadirkdirkadirk posted:
Colourbond v Tiles, opinions welcome

colorbond for us too with foil blanket insulation underneath. even with the roof not insulated yet we can hardly hear the rain on the roof.

8 years8 yearsdirkadirkdirkadirk posted:
Stick or Pre nail wall frame

We have had a local company do our plastering, 529sqm home and the total quote was $23,000 incl GST. so $20k for you home seems a tad on the…

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