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7 years7 yearshunts01hunts01 posted:
The Outdoor Kitchen!

Hi there, I am going through the same process, I have the built in bbq but want to do it on a deck so dont want to use bricks etc.…

8 years8 yearshunts01hunts01 posted:
Floorboard recommendations

Hey there, good choice on the spotted gum floors, we paid about 70 a metre for select grade nsw spotted gum just over 100 square metres. I laid them myself…

9 years9 yearshunts01hunts01 posted:
Secret Nailing T & G flooring

I had the cramps there ready to go for every board. I think that I cramped the majority of them, of course there were some good boards but the short…

Secret Nailing T & G flooring
9 years9 yearshunts01hunts01 posted:
Secret Nailing T & G flooring

I think for the majority of boards the gun will get them in, me not being a professional timber floor installer, thought $30 was the way to go to get…

9 years9 yearshunts01hunts01 posted:
Cost of tiling?

$40 a square for floors
200 per shower base for levels and fall to be concreted / screed in
Only supplied tiles, everything else incuded apart from angles for wall edges.

9 years9 yearshunts01hunts01 posted:
Home theatre speaker recommendations

Hey there, after perusing all the fine advice on this forum am after a quick easy topic question.
I have a 4 x 4 theatre room that will have a 50…

9 years9 yearshunts01hunts01 posted:
Tiled shower recess help

If you build up the bathroom floor, how does that relate to the exisitng floor level such as the rest of the house and how do you join the difference…

9 years9 yearshunts01hunts01 posted:
Ladies and Gents, step right up! Mernda & Doreen Residents

Just read this thread good to see you went through BPI we did as well and have not had one problem, really to good to deal with and cheap!!

9 years9 yearshunts01hunts01 posted:
1st time ob what a ride

When you say your floors are nearly done shelly, what are you putting on top of the yellow tongue?? good to see you are progressing I bet it nice to…

9 years9 yearshunts01hunts01 posted:
Excavator company rec? Melbourne

Sounds like you are sorted Bam with TDS, good to see someone in the know who knows what the best prices are. Since you are in the game TDS do…

9 years9 yearshunts01hunts01 posted:
Framing nail gun.

Paslode cordless framer and fixer.
They cost a little more but you can get them for about 350 to 400 each on ebay.
When you are climbing around trusses and doing eave…

9 years9 yearshunts01hunts01 posted:
Excavator company rec? Melbourne

How did you go with the bloke Tony I put you onto???

9 years9 yearshunts01hunts01 posted:
Whats you favourite power tool & other info on tools.

Paslode impulse framer, best thing ever invented. How on earth could you build a house hand nailing everything!!!
Makita Drop saw 2nd

9 years9 yearshunts01hunts01 posted:
Tiled shower recess help

We had the tiles continue through the shower and it looks awesome, however we are on a timber sub floor so could cut out the base.
Surely there is someone…

9 years9 yearshunts01hunts01 posted:
who do you get to mark where your stumps go?

Hi there, i marked mine out myself after a surveyor had pegged out the boundaries. The engineering plans had the layout design. Other than that just get a chippie to…

9 years9 yearshunts01hunts01 posted:
Extension draftsman fees - fair assessment?

Hey there,
As a rough guide our soild report 300
structural engineer but we had a lot of steel and stumps etc 1800
draftie 4000
building permit 1800
that is for a new 37 sq…

9 years9 yearshunts01hunts01 posted:
How much is colourbond roofing?

In relation to our house which is 37 squares, you can see the pictures of the roof on the thread our o/b its a little bigger than we thought.
Cost 14500…

9 years9 yearshunts01hunts01 posted:
Secret Nailing T & G flooring

Yep in Melbourne,
In regards to using a chisel, it will bring some of the boards in but no all of them perfectly. Floor cramps cost 30 a week to…

9 years9 yearshunts01hunts01 posted:
Secret Nailing T & G flooring

I am up to 85 m2 out of 120 and used spotted gum and installed it using a secret nailer which as described from the others is easy to use.
I…

9 years9 yearshunts01hunts01 posted:
Our O/B it is a little bigger than what we thought!!

both supply and install

9 years9 yearshunts01hunts01 posted:
Our O/B it is a little bigger than what we thought!!

hey there getting there,
Now to be brutally honest I didn;t even bother working out the plaster area. My uncle works for a company that makes plaster so I didn't even…

9 years9 yearshunts01hunts01 posted:
Our O/B it is a little bigger than what we thought!!

Hey there,
laser levelled ceilings are done for a couple of reasons.
Basically no carpenter no matter how good they are can ensure your roof trusses are completely level. Most companies are…

9 years9 yearshunts01hunts01 posted:
Our O/B it is a little bigger than what we thought!!

So I finally grabbed the time to download some photos bit hard to pick from when you have 1000!
Put a couple on to represent the time line
initial footings
Framed up
The gap…

9 years9 yearshunts01hunts01 posted:
Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems - EIFS

Been a while since an update, foam on, rendered, insulation in and with double glazed windows as well the noise levels are very good inside. You can open the door…

9 years9 yearshunts01hunts01 posted:
banks don't like owner builders....

I used South Morang, we got our loan approved in late June early July last year, it is for 80% exactly because that is the figure we had to get…

9 years9 yearshunts01hunts01 posted:
Bradford EnviroSeal Wall Wrap Vs Wall Breather

Wall breather is used for applications such as foam cladding or hebel / blueboard cladding, normal wall wrap is fine for brick veneer and other cavity methods. Have a look…

9 years9 yearshunts01hunts01 posted:
How much did you pay for your tiled roof?

I know it is not tiles but our 37sq house in Monument Colorbond / fascia / gutter and including safety scaffolding, and anticon insulation blanket was 14,500.
I thought the saying…

9 years9 yearshunts01hunts01 posted:
Our O/B it is a little bigger than what we thought!!

Have just got the plaster delivered, been absolutely flat out, nearly at wits end will post some photos on the weekend, thanks for the interest.!!

9 years9 yearshunts01hunts01 posted:
Rec for strip footing company MELB

A wise person once told me you can never ask a silly question.
The footings are basically the supports that the brickwork sits on, they use it to 'tie' in the…

9 years9 yearshunts01hunts01 posted:
Rec for strip footing company MELB

No worries,

depending on your site, we are doing an infill garage slab, which basically means at the end of the build or at a latter date they pour the…

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