Home
Pros
Forum
  • About
  • Register
  • Contact
InboxSent
MembersPros
WatchingStarredHistory
Hills Guy
155 Posts
Hills Guy
155 Posts
Bronze Member

Follow
155PostsMost Active Topics

Hills Guy

Joined 17 September 2009
Bronze Member
11 years11 yearsHills GuyHills Guy posted:
Your Home

Re Stewie D's comment, our rural property is 500 square metres. and our utilities are not to bad.
Water - all free - rainwater only and enviro septic tank.
Gas - hot…

11 years11 yearsHills GuyHills Guy posted:
Price of Steel Framed Kit Homes

I built with Nu-steel homes and found the cost to get their guys to do some of the work was excessive. I have since heard that the manager at the…

11 years11 yearsHills GuyHills Guy posted:
Your Home

Environmentally sustainable homes are a real ballancing act. When we built our home my mind set was "this is what I want, how can I make it more environmental without…

11 years11 yearsHills GuyHills Guy posted:
Building a new home ourselves

Hi
You may be able to get a good price from a kit home builder, or even approach local builders in your area. If you can pay cash upon delivery they…

11 years11 yearsHills GuyHills Guy posted:
Building our Dream Hillbank SA

It looks great :D

11 years11 yearsHills GuyHills Guy posted:
Landscape designers in Adelaide

We used Living Pictures (Tony Stanton) to design our garden and were very happy with the service.

11 years11 yearsHills GuyHills Guy posted:
Ceiling insulation and downlights/LEDs

My understanding is that you dont need a barrier around LEDs or Flouro downlights because they dont generate the heat of halogens and their transformers.

11 years11 yearsHills GuyHills Guy posted:
Installing Ag pipe

I have seen this approach in really wet areas, (high rainfall and poor drainage) and usually where they havd a basement.
I'm not sure its necesary if you dont have this…

11 years11 yearsHills GuyHills Guy posted:
Plastic hot/cold water plumbing system

If it helps, I believe Rehau offer a waranttee that states that the pipe will leak or break long before the fittings will let go. The fittings are rated to…

11 years11 yearsHills GuyHills Guy posted:
Plumbing to Water Tank

I have a rural property as well, and we are not on mains water.
I would advise you collect all water from all downpipes anr run them to the tanks. If…

11 years11 yearsHills GuyHills Guy posted:
Owner builder in Adelaide

He may have meant that you will need someone with a licence to sign off on the building at the end.
You can OB, I built my home myself (other than…

12 years12 yearsHills GuyHills Guy posted:
Plastic hot/cold water plumbing system

We chose Rehau, and have had no regrets. (I believe Rehau is recognised as one of the best systems)
Whilst not the sole reason we chose it, I did hear thet…

12 years12 yearsHills GuyHills Guy posted:
Slab overhang

Please dont landscape over this. All landscaping needs to be below the DPM (damp course membrain - where the bricks meet the slab) otherwise you allow water to enter at…

12 years12 yearsHills GuyHills Guy posted:
A big problem for my slab

Raise it with your site inspector.
Most slabs will have some iregularities, but it all depends upon how big the highs and lows are in your slab.
You may get further…

12 years12 yearsHills GuyHills Guy posted:
what licences do i need ????

The answer varies with the state you are in.
You obviously need a licenced electrician and plumber to sign off on their work, and in SA you would need a licenced…

12 years12 yearsHills GuyHills Guy posted:
Plumbing rough in, before or after bricks start

Befor the bricks. There is more space and it saves time when roughing in the plumbing.
If you have a cavity on demand hotwater service your brickie will need it roughed…

12 years12 yearsHills GuyHills Guy posted:
looking at owner building

Hi
2 smaller tanks has an advantage of being able to pump beteewn them for cleaning/maintenance/leeks etc, and 21,000L tanks are often the most ecconomical to purchase (do you have to…

12 years12 yearsHills GuyHills Guy posted:
Steel frame versus timber frame

Partially correct.
1200 centres are normal for colourbond roofs, 600 for tiles.
You can do either with steel frames.

12 years12 yearsHills GuyHills Guy posted:
Steel or timber frame??

Yes, I realise it can be done that way, but I cant really think of a site I have seen in the past few years in Adeliade that have done…

12 years12 yearsHills GuyHills Guy posted:
Steel or timber frame??

Which assertion? Please explain?

12 years12 yearsHills GuyHills Guy posted:
Steel or timber frame??

I assume you are just using the Hebel as a cladding rather than structural. The bricks, Hebel or sheeting is really only a dressing and not structural. I have not…

12 years12 yearsHills GuyHills Guy posted:
Steel or timber frame??

For a kit home, steel can be of great advantage.
Walls are usually pre assembled, so construction consists of little more than screwing wall 1 into wall 2, then join to…

12 years12 yearsHills GuyHills Guy posted:
sourcing own materials

Be careful sourcing your own materials (if you are not doing the work as well)
Tradies can claim the materials are the cause of problems, that not everyting they require is…

12 years12 yearsHills GuyHills Guy posted:
How big is your backyard.....what should be the minimum?

Sometimes small has its advantages.
My yard is 50 acres (not looking forward to mowing that)

12 years12 yearsHills GuyHills Guy posted:
Building Rossdale Homes "Houghton" - Adelaide

Congratulations, the house is flying along.
I just worked out the the house is called the houghton, rather than you building in the township of houghton :oops:

12 years12 yearsHills GuyHills Guy posted:
Exterior colors for country /ranch style home

Hi
We have a ranch style home, but went with a woodland grey roof, and paperbark waces and windows. The brickwork is ascot pewter.
I'm not sure a light coloured roof will…

12 years12 yearsHills GuyHills Guy posted:
Getting your own individual building inspectors?

I'm happy to help out fellow owner builders in SA.
I am a licenced builder, and an owner builder so I can relate and understand were you are comming from.

12 years12 yearsHills GuyHills Guy posted:
Can anyone help please?

I have used art haus world (both as a web service and visiting when I go to Melbourne.)
They sometimes have great specials, and a big range of european fittings…

12 years12 yearsHills GuyHills Guy posted:
Building Rossdale Homes "Houghton" - Adelaide

We were amazed at how many bricks were left over. We had 2 pallets untouched, and another 3 palets made up from pieces left on the ground (it was wet…

12 years12 yearsHills GuyHills Guy posted:
Adelaide O/B Construction Inspector Recommendations

Single story steel is what I am licenced for, need to get around to upgrading it (one day)
I got my licence specifically for my own OB, but am happy to…

Most Active Topics

Your Home
29 Posts
Price of Steel Framed Kit Homes
2 Posts
More
Joined homeone
17 September 2009

Australia's largest home building and renovation
community with over 1.8 million posts

Home
Pros
Forum
Start a new topic
About
Advertise
Contact Homeone
Articles
All comments made express the views and opinions of the author and not the Administrators, Support nor Homeone Australia & New Zealand
© Homeone Australia & New Zealand All Rights Reserved ‎2001 - 2022

Australia's largest home building and
renovation community
Homeone
About

Terms
Privacy

Follow homeone on FacebookFollow homeone on Twitter
All comments made express the views and opinions of the author and not the Administrators, Support nor Homeone Australia & New Zealand
© Homeone Australia & New Zealand All Rights Reserved ‎2001 - 2022