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Joined 1 February 2016
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5 months5 monthsgommeqldgommeqld posted:
Owner builder - advice on getting a soil report.

Nope, cannot agree there.
Finding an honest, reliable and sensibly priced tradie in Perth is a nightmare. Always has been. It's no different anywhere else in Australia.
I have friends in France…

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5 months5 monthsgommeqldgommeqld posted:
Karndean Loose Lay Vinyl

I'd suggest neither.
We looked at Karndean a couple of years ago but decided against it because of the high cost and (if I recall correctly) the subsequent need to regularly…

6 months6 monthsgommeqldgommeqld posted:
Interest Rates

Interest rates are only ONE factor when considering costs associated with a home loan. You also need to look at fees, conditions, exit costs, options on payment frequencies, etc.
I suggest…

6 months6 monthsgommeqldgommeqld posted:
a dead end with suppliers Bondor

You stick with your views mrssnowden.
As per my post in March last year I also found Bondor incompetent, unreliable, un interested and lazy. I hope they go broke.

7 months7 monthsgommeqldgommeqld posted:
Owner Build in Southern Flinders Ranges- Cert of Occupancy

Thanks Beetaloo.
By "residential light timber framing code" do you mean the standard AS1684 Residential Timber Framed Construction?
I intend to purchase that standard.
Some time ago I found an Australian book titled…

7 months7 monthsgommeqldgommeqld posted:
Owner Build in Southern Flinders Ranges- Cert of Occupancy

You've done a great job Beetaloo and I've enjoyed reading your story.
I plan to build a timber framed house one day - have already done the design.
Regarding timber framing: Can…

10 months10 monthsgommeqldgommeqld posted:
Owner building out of surburbia, need help

We currently use only tank water, have a septic, use a wood fired heater and use LPG for gas and HWS. LPG costs increase all the time as does electricity.
Our…

11 months11 monthsgommeqldgommeqld posted:
OWNER BUILDER INSURANCE

I suggest you first speak with your local council.

2 years2 yearsgommeqldgommeqld posted:
Structural Engineer..Details, Photos,Help Needed, Q&A?

Thanks for the generous offer StructuralBIMguy.
Here are some questions relating to my new timber framed house I'm currently designing and planning to owner/build in central QLD. It's on the…

2 years2 yearsgommeqldgommeqld posted:
Cost estimate for electrical work

Thanks BooY. That's exactly what I'm after and a rough guess is good enough.
Like I said, I don't expect people to spend their valuable time in reviewing lots of…

2 years2 yearsgommeqldgommeqld posted:
Cost estimate for electrical work

No aircon but an induction stove requiring some heavy wiring. I won't get too detailed because I don't expect anyone to go to that much trouble to estimate a cost…

2 years2 yearsgommeqldgommeqld posted:
Cost estimate for electrical work

I'm doing a rough initial budget for my new owner build house. It's 2 bedrooms, large living/dining, timber framed, cathedral ceilings, compact fluro or LED lights everywhere, 5 ceiling fans…

2 years2 yearsgommeqldgommeqld posted:
Cost for electrical work in a new house?

I'm doing a rough initial budget for a new house build. It's 2 bedrooms, large living/dining, timber framed, cathedral ceilings, compact fluro or LED lights everywhere, 5 ceiling fans and…

2 years2 yearsgommeqldgommeqld posted:
Which is better in a cyclone: louvres or sliding windows?

Wondering which is the stronger and less leaky in a cyclonic area. I've seen arguments for both.
My feeling is sliding windows would be stronger simply because the panes are…

2 years2 yearsgommeqldgommeqld posted:
Which building materials suppliers in Mackay QLD ?

I'm planning an owner build in Mackay QLD.
Can anyone recommend building supplies companies in Mackay that are reliable and sensibly priced?
Ideally I'd like to establish an account with these…

2 years2 yearsgommeqldgommeqld posted:
What is "shot edge" ?

I've seen a reference to "shot edge" when describing timber boards 90x19mm. This is presumably decking or screening battens.
After searching the internet for 1 hour I still cannot locate a…

2 years2 yearsgommeqldgommeqld posted:
Self assessment for bushfire risk in QLD

Yes, thanks qebtel, I already have that document but it does not answer my question.
Why do you say this rosegold? Can you provide a link to some regulation that states…

2 years2 yearsgommeqldgommeqld posted:
Self assessment for bushfire risk in QLD

Council is Mackay.
"Sensibly priced" means a lot less than $280 per hour and a lot less than a total cost of a couple of thousand dollars.
"Reliable" means they can return…

2 years2 yearsgommeqldgommeqld posted:
Self assessment for bushfire risk in QLD

Does anyone know if QLD councils accept a bushfire risk assessment report written by the property owner (and not a hired business/expert)?
(I've not been able to locate any information on…

2 years2 yearsgommeqldgommeqld posted:
How difficult to build a DIY kit home?

I see my last post has disappeared so I'll be brief this time....
Thanks guys for the feedback.
Storage of the kit pieces is not a problem for me. Logistics for the…

2 years2 yearsgommeqldgommeqld posted:
How difficult to build a DIY kit home?

I'm considering the option of designing and then building a kit home where I would build the kit pieces myself.
After I do the conceptual design I would commission a…

2 years2 yearsgommeqldgommeqld posted:
Reliable window/door supplier in Mackay QLD

Can anyone recommend a door/window supplier in Mackay region who actually wants to sell product to a residential house customer?
I've spoken with and/or emailed several suppliers in Mackay and none…

2 years2 yearsgommeqldgommeqld posted:
a dead end with suppliers Bondor

I've just found this thread and can tell you that Bondor are as terrible as when this thread first started nearly 2 years ago.
Getting information from them about THEIR product…

2 years2 yearsgommeqldgommeqld posted:
Issues with EZYhomes kit home

Thanks for the warning kenallen.
Good luck with the court case and I hope you get your money refunded.

2 years2 yearsgommeqldgommeqld posted:
What fire proof decking to use ?

The rules in AS3959 (relating to building in bushfire areas) state that "Decking shall not be spaced" for a fire zone rating of BAL40 and above. My build site in…

2 years2 yearsgommeqldgommeqld posted:
Starting From Scratch

I bought a book called Building Your Own Home by George Wilkie. Easier to read than forum threads !

2 years2 yearsgommeqldgommeqld posted:
Structural insulated panel (SIP) supplier or designer in QLD

Thanks tezzab. I don't think Superior panels exist any more or if they do they are not interested in people using their products.
I emailed them an enquiry a few days…

2 years2 yearsgommeqldgommeqld posted:
Cost of working drawings, etc in QLD

Thanks Booy that is helpful.
I read your other thread on your build - congratulations. Looks like you have everything under control.

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