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Dr.Buildwell

Joined 25 April 2018
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9 months9 monthsDr.BuildwellDr.Buildwell posted:
Roof truss and internal walls

You should never plaster onto trusses always batten out, are you building with a volume builder?

9 months9 monthsDr.BuildwellDr.Buildwell posted:
Roof truss and internal walls

Yes this is normal

9 months9 monthsDr.BuildwellDr.Buildwell posted:
Skillion Roof Insulation

I agree with building expert , foil board is a great product I have also used it on my workshopwith great results. If you call foil board or email them…

9 months9 monthsDr.BuildwellDr.Buildwell posted:
What is a reasonable Builder's Margin?

Even more so on a cost plus contract where the owner agrees to pay all costs plus an agreed margin.

9 months9 monthsDr.BuildwellDr.Buildwell posted:
What is a reasonable Builder's Margin?

It is correct in a Victorian domestic building contract . In a commercial contract I'm not sure
It's even more so correct in a cost plus contract where the owner agrees…

9 months9 monthsDr.BuildwellDr.Buildwell posted:
Time wasting trades

no that is not normal

9 months9 monthsDr.BuildwellDr.Buildwell posted:
Time wasting trades

nails in end grain make a horrible fix , also you would need to use galvanised nails on losp fascia which cost a fortune so probably just as economic to…

9 months9 monthsDr.BuildwellDr.Buildwell posted:
Time wasting trades

at 600mm centred rafters over that distance i would expect around 140 odd screws 240 seems excessive , as for sanding and bogging well thats a job well done

9 months9 monthsDr.BuildwellDr.Buildwell posted:
Anyone built with shipping containers?

build with shipping containers if you want your house to look like a shipping container , if your'e just going to clad it all over then dont bother as you…

9 months9 monthsDr.BuildwellDr.Buildwell posted:
Installing cedar ceiling lining on steel frame

use timber battens

9 months9 monthsDr.BuildwellDr.Buildwell posted:
Concrete slab non conforming

all liability falls squarely on the builder , well at least here in vic anyway.

9 months9 monthsDr.BuildwellDr.Buildwell posted:
Plywood or particle board floor

do not do this you will get mould , in 18 years as a carpenter i have never seen this done , black poly and weather around timber equals mould…

9 months9 monthsDr.BuildwellDr.Buildwell posted:
Plywood or particle board floor

no it will be fine , it has a wax coating on it that will protect it easily for that amount of time

9 months9 monthsDr.BuildwellDr.Buildwell posted:
Skillion Roof Insulation

you're welcome .
it really is hard to elaborate as every building is unique. but having a greater r value does not gurantee your job will be insulated better.
on compact roofs…

9 months9 monthsDr.BuildwellDr.Buildwell posted:
Detailed sequence of trades and tasks for new owner builder

sounds like you're out of your league .. by the sounds of this post you might be better off hiring a builder

9 months9 monthsDr.BuildwellDr.Buildwell posted:
Site set out on home extension-Melbourne

carpenter is the person for that job , as a carpenter i can say i would never let a concreter set out or build formwork , they have their…

9 months9 monthsDr.BuildwellDr.Buildwell posted:
Warranties for basic lock up and builders doing a little.

best advice .
if you have to question it , then you don't know what your'e doing. get a professional.
if your'e worried about the cost , then you can't afford it…

9 months9 monthsDr.BuildwellDr.Buildwell posted:
Insulation Batts

insulation is one of the most important things in a home , its too often overlooked in australia and almost never installed properly. you should have an energy evaluation and…

9 months9 monthsDr.BuildwellDr.Buildwell posted:
Tradies Contacts for Owner-Builder (Extension/Reno) Melbourn

i can recommend good trades but they arent budget trades

9 months9 monthsDr.BuildwellDr.Buildwell posted:
Skillion Roof Insulation

insulation in australia is a flawed and poorly executed science.
3 keys to insulation
airgap , airflow , thermal barrier

9 months9 monthsDr.BuildwellDr.Buildwell posted:
Ballpark costs for building

builders margin , its a fee they charge because people dont understand how much and how long it takes to build a house

9 months9 monthsDr.BuildwellDr.Buildwell posted:
OB for load bearing wall removal

surveyors and engineers are like teflon , nothing sticks , all liability falls on the builder.

9 months9 monthsDr.BuildwellDr.Buildwell posted:
OB for load bearing wall removal

let me break down some basics as best i can
a job value greater than $10000 including labour and materials requires a registered builder
greater than $16000 requires a…

9 months9 monthsDr.BuildwellDr.Buildwell posted:
New home - builders margin?

20-25% is standard for a fixed price or cost plus contract.
Cost plus contacts aren't as common but the ones I have worked on have been around 20-25% builders margin…

9 months9 monthsDr.BuildwellDr.Buildwell posted:
What is a reasonable Builder's Margin?

A building margin is part of the contract price therefore needs to be disclosed in the contract.
20-25% is a standard margin

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