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Draconis

Toowoomba, Qld
Joined 25 February 2008
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11 years11 yearsDraconisDraconis posted:
My New...ish house in Toowoomba build story

Well It's been awhile, so here is the latest update... With pics! :)
The panaling outside got finished

then the joins got filled

then finally the rendering was done.
First…

12 years12 yearsDraconisDraconis posted:
My New...ish house in Toowoomba build story

thanks, ::lol::
I can't wait till it's all polished! :z: but I have to finishe the plastering and painting before…

12 years12 yearsDraconisDraconis posted:
My New...ish house in Toowoomba build story

Ok it's been a while since my last update. So the framing inspection went well so got the go ahead to go on with the sheeting. while I was waiting…

12 years12 yearsDraconisDraconis posted:
House Numbers

ok so can you explain why they decided to throw letters in to confuse everyone or is it just something that Toowoomba decided to do too make themselves feel different?

12 years12 yearsDraconisDraconis posted:
Bunnings Owner builders card. What discount??

I had one at the start of my ob and found that it depended on what you got, I got 15% off plumbing supplies but only 5% lights and 10%…

12 years12 yearsDraconisDraconis posted:
Advice needed about R-code for storage area

just a thought but why not have an attic storage space? unless you are going with a flat roof of course. :wink:

12 years12 yearsDraconisDraconis posted:
Small space baths a question??

you can pick these up from bunnings etc, they're called cavity sliding doors (I'd go for the slightly more expensive ones because the have double tracks for the door so…

12 years12 yearsDraconisDraconis posted:
Floorplan, plumbing & electrical.

nice compact house. Is it on a slab or stumps?

12 years12 yearsDraconisDraconis posted:
Is this the correct OB Course?

Good to hear now your going to have to start a build thread with lots of piccies for us! :D

12 years12 yearsDraconisDraconis posted:
Is this the correct OB Course?

Try this one www.ownerbuildercourse.com.au and they let you do it online.

12 years12 yearsDraconisDraconis posted:
Anyone tempted to do their own tiling (wet areas)?

yup done it (take a look at my building blog if you want to have a look at the pics) also if the wet area has a sloped floor smaller…

12 years12 yearsDraconisDraconis posted:
Newbie questions

you have to submit a copy of the OB course cert with the plans to council before they will issue a building permit.
Also it will be easier to have the…

12 years12 yearsDraconisDraconis posted:
How can you save money on electrical & plumbing costs?

you can also get all of your own fittings, I found that I was able to do a deal with a small lighting shop to get all of my fixtures…

12 years12 yearsDraconisDraconis posted:
My New...ish house in Toowoomba build story

So here are the pictures of the tileing...

Then it was on to the grouting...
Then fitting out the shower...

Still waiting on the vanity, mirror, Vanity light and the shower screen/door. So…

12 years12 yearsDraconisDraconis posted:
Opinions on shower heads.

Thanks everyone for the help and this is what I came up with in the ensuite.

The shower screen hasn't gone in yet but it's just going to be a sheet…

Opinions on shower heads.
12 years12 yearsDraconisDraconis posted:
Cables hidden behind the wall violate US electrical code

True the sparkie is going to cost a bit.
But as far as the power cord you could get the same sparkie to shorten it to avoid the excessive cables behind…

12 years12 yearsDraconisDraconis posted:
My New...ish house in Toowoomba build story

Ok I finished off the painting (Which has been getting done after midnight when I get home)


The paints I'm useing for the house are Solver, the colours for…

12 years12 yearsDraconisDraconis posted:
Cables hidden behind the wall violate US electrical code

From reading that article it looks like they are talking about putting the power cord from the TV into the wall cavity or having an extension cord running from one…

12 years12 yearsDraconisDraconis posted:
Lighter Walls/Darker trims o Vice Versa..??

Not sure if I missed it or not
but are you going for a warm white or a cold white?

12 years12 yearsDraconisDraconis posted:
Unwanted door-knockers... somehow turn AFL thread...?

I tried that once, the first couple walked away but then for the rest of the day I had more coming to try and help me find God, till I…

12 years12 yearsDraconisDraconis posted:
Opinions on shower heads.

Can anyone help,
I'm trying to work out if I should have normal shower heads or to put in the ones that are on a rail and can be taken…

12 years12 yearsDraconisDraconis posted:
Walk-in Shower

By walk in shower do you mean one that doesn't have a door?

It does look like there is a chrome strip up the wall that is holding the glass.

Also for…

12 years12 yearsDraconisDraconis posted:
One of those days when you wonder if it is all worth it.....

If only I had a dollar every time I had someone tell me this... then I wouldn't be doing all this myself! :lol:

12 years12 yearsDraconisDraconis posted:
My New...ish house in Toowoomba build story

Well my plans got changed slightly over the weekend with my roofers turning up mid-week to put the edge guards up (this was done by the roofing guys that live…

12 years12 yearsDraconisDraconis posted:
My New...ish house in Toowoomba build story

Ok well the wetseal dude came round and this is what it looked like when he went home!


And then today I mixed up some mud and mage the sloped…

12 years12 yearsDraconisDraconis posted:
My New...ish house in Toowoomba build story

The plumber turned up and I've now go all of my drainage for the ensuite done now.

I'm going to put a false ceiling in downstairs so that it will be…

12 years12 yearsDraconisDraconis posted:
My New...ish house in Toowoomba build story

Ok another update... with pics! :D
so after the masterbed room flooring was finished on with the ensuit and WIR framing.


and also the built in…

13 years13 yearsDraconisDraconis posted:
what is the best flooring for a kitchen?

After having my darling sister put a pan on the stove and deciding to go and talk to her BF (now hubby) for over an hour. Just to find that…

13 years13 yearsDraconisDraconis posted:
Benchtops - cheaper alternative to caesarstone, help!

I't might be a few weeks I havn't finished the wireing yet so sheeting is still a few weeks off yet then my kitchen! Mwhaha (I'm a little over not…

13 years13 yearsDraconisDraconis posted:
Power points in the kitchen

if your bench hight is 900mm and the GPO's are at 1100mm then its only 200mm higher then the bench, which is about normal. I personally would have lowered all…

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