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2 d2 dJB1JB1 posted:
Sloping/Narrow Melb build. Slab prep underway

Thanks, I'll get a quote from them.
I'll also visit Hume Bricks.
Who was your designer?

2 d2 dJB1JB1 posted:
Recessed sliding door tracks

Thanks,
Maybe not worth the hassles as the flooring will be will be approx 25mm anyway.

7 d7 dJB1JB1 posted:
Reducing construction costs for custom build

Thought about owner building?

7 d7 dJB1JB1 posted:
Sloping/Narrow Melb build. Slab prep underway

Quite a nice brick choice.
Where is the Brickyard?
You may have dediced already but go solid spotted gum for sure. Longer timber pieces, plus you will be able to install it…

7 d7 dJB1JB1 posted:
Construction Cost for two units

Way out of touch.
It doesn't appear you have approached council for permits yet.
Get the permits first.

7 d7 dJB1JB1 posted:
Laundry plumbing

They (plastic) are temporarily installed to stop the flow of water during contruction.
After construction they are replaced with **** stops to connect to the washing machine or tap mixer.
Looks like…

8 d8 dJB1JB1 posted:
signage outside fence for OB in Victoria

Just type one up and print it on A3 paper.

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8 d8 dJB1JB1 posted:
Recessed sliding door tracks

Anyone got photos on bow it's done?
Is it done at slab prep stage?
How many mm recessed is it?
My timber flooring will be approx 25mm thick (above slab).
My concern is water…

2 months2 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
How much basement will cost

I've owner built before.
The idea of building a basement, even by professionals sends shivers down my spine.
Just too many things to go wrong with IMO.

2 months2 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Demolition recommendation

Let us know who you used and how it went.

3 months3 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Builders warranty

Got a photo?
As stated above, It may be designed to have water in there.

3 months3 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Let's talk about front door hardware

That leverset looks terrible.
With the pull handles, get a deadbolt http://www.lockweb.com.au/en/site/lockw ... -deadbolt/
Then get 2 roller latches.
I used 1 roller latch but a large gust of…

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4 months4 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Help needed please for bathroom tile problem

The the quad would make it more conspicuous as tiles/walls are never 100% straight/level/flush.
Fill it with flexible tile glue on like a 45 degree angle.
Then paint it (wall…

4 months4 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Owner Builder Insurance

Concreters poured water that contained some concrete into my storm water drain.
It blocked my 200mm pvc pipe. It wasn't solid concrete but hard enough to block it. It blocked a…

4 months4 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Help needed please for bathroom tile problem

Ask him to come back to fill in the gap with tile glue.

5 months5 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Gyprock Bulging

You made the right decision.
Just one of those things, screwing every second stud is permitted.

5 months5 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

That's alot of switches, but you don't want all lights to be on 1 circuit as it will be too bright in the middle of the night. But 6…

5 months5 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

With the LEDs in the niche, did you wire them to the main room lights or are they on a separate circuit?
Also with the seat, what is the seat made…

8 months8 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

Nice, how thick is the oak? Just an vaneer with MDF behind it?
Also who supplied the timber?

8 months8 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

What veneer is the kitchen cabinets? I like it.

9 months9 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
OB in Hume area - VIC. Fast forwarded + photo heavy

Oh I wasn't talking about how the lintel is secured to the post but how the post is secured to the slab.
Usually the engineer would specify how in the drawings.

9 months9 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

Great build.
I may have missed it but where/who supplied the external blind system?
I would them for my western windows.

9 months9 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
OB in Hume area - VIC. Fast forwarded + photo heavy

Thanks Haji,
That sounds like a good idea.
With a 200x200mm post I'm sure I could get away with 3 bars in a triangle shape, or use a T Blade stirrup.
Was…

9 months9 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
OB in Hume area - VIC. Fast forwarded + photo heavy

Question, with your timber post, how are they fixed to the concrete slab?
I plan on using timber post, 200x200mm in lieu of steel post structural (if acceptable to the engineer).

9 months9 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
ECOECO

Can I take a raincheck?
Council is dragging their feet on my development application, I only lodged my DA prior to Christmas. Lol

9 months9 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
ECOECO

Good luck Ed.

10 months10 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
electrical pit

For the electrical pit only?

10 months10 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Raft Slabs and Hydronic Underfloor Trench

Hi, will be owner building a house but not yet at engineer stage.
I would like to install a Hydronic Underfloor Trench with a Raft Slab, close to and parallel to…

11 months11 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
What to do 3 yr old home with Acrylic Texture Render failing

It's not pointess to determine the cause now.
Im sure if your new car broke down, you'd want to not only fix your car but find out the cause for your…

11 months11 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Flooring under fridge

I forgot to mention that I did do a rough sand for the above reasons.
While I'm sure you'll be careful, would you trust a project builder's tradies not to damage…

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