Home
Pros
Forum
  • About
  • Register
  • Contact
InboxSent
MembersPros
WatchingStarredHistory
JB1
1,179 Posts
Gold Member

Follow
1,179Posts8LikesMost Active Topics

JB1

Joined 13 April 2012
Gold Member
13 d13 dJB1JB1 posted:
Wall tap and mixer vs sink tap and mixer? Thoughts? Pros and

If you go in wall mixer taps just make sure you get a high quality one with long warranty.
The only thing that goes wrong with them are the cartridges which…

18 d18 dJB1JB1 posted:
Underfloor heating. Advice, comments, experience etc

It's a hassle, but as you said great heating.
Did you end up installing it?

26 d26 dJB1JB1 posted:
Claiming back GST

I wouldn't get my accountant to build my house.
Conversely I wouldn't get tax advice from my builder.

1 month1 monthJB1JB1 posted:
Temp power installation cost

Connection/inspection fees for $902.00
In Melbourne last year.

1 month1 monthJB1JB1 posted:
Appreciate your comments on the quality of this brickwork (p

I'm more concerned about the price than the quality.
It's going to be rendered away, so no big deal
$2 a brick!
That's double what a crappy bricklayer will charge in Melb. And…

2 months2 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
6 year warranty once new house is built , owner builder

The insurance isn't to protect you from defects/repairs/claims like car insurance.
The insurance is to protect the buyer in the event the OB dies or becomes insolvent.

2 months2 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Off the plan nightmare

It's up to the developer to fix the issue.
However, if it's a small developer, they may close the company down.
I'd be checking everything with a fine tooth comb and not…

2 months2 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Australian standards re toilet placement

If behind the cistern, they may have to replace the tile.
That's probably why they didn't use the offset pan collar as they can't move the toilet without moving the coock…

2 months2 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Australian standards re toilet placement

No.
When installing a waste pipe in a slab, you're never going to get the location spot on. It's Very common to use.
Is the water inlet behind the cistern or is…

2 months2 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Australian standards re toilet placement

Good news is that it's an easy fix with an offset pan collar.
However where is the inlet pipe?
If behind the cistern, they may have to replace the tile.

2 months2 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Timber vs James Hardie Scyon Linea weatherboards?

Once painted you will be hard pressed to see the difference berween the 16mm scyon and timber.
In 30 years time one may need replacing and one wont.
I choose 16mm scyon…

2 months2 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
How much did the building cost per sqm for owner builder

That's what I initially thought too, but she said timber laminate was $15-20/sqm and she got timber flooring at $25/sqm.

2 months2 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Permits needed to do simple Reno's

No.
Electrician, plumbers and waterproofer will supply the certificates you require.
You don't need a permit yourself.

2 months2 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
How much did the building cost per sqm for owner builder

Some good advice from diybuilderdee, however I don't agree with the above.
Sorry there is no way you can get a quality finish paint job for $4k including material for a…

2 months2 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Splashbacks color

Tile it.

2 months2 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Window pricing

I got 2400x2400 double glazed fixed windows with a single mullion (2 fixed panels).
I think it looks better than 3.
Oddly enough I got them from a company called EcoEco

Window pricing
  ⋅  1
2 months2 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
How much did the building cost per sqm for owner builder

My role is to mainly project manage, order material, cleaning up the site.
Very little construction of the house itself with the exception of timber flooring and helping chippies install doors,…

2 months2 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
How much did the building cost per sqm for owner builder

How did you manage to work out the cost?
There are lots of little things you will have to supply and additional cost.
Brickies, chippies and Tilers will not supply material
Unless you…

2 months2 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

Shokel,
I noted downpipes aren't connected. Make sure its connected asap.
Hmmm I'm debating if I should stain my doors. I'm worried it will be too dark against my blackbutt flooring.
Once you…

  ⋅  1
3 months3 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

Did you also purchase from Reece or order via the Builder?

3 months3 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

I thought I was looking at my internal doors for a second.
Your photo popped on on tapatalk's main page.
I have similar timber translucent doors for my bathrooms.
Regarding your internal…

Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne
3 months3 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Scyon flooring in bathrooms or particle board?

you can drop the shower area 40-50mm so you don't need to build up the outside area.
Your truss manufacturer can build to suit.
Scyon for sure.

8 months8 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Reasonable Insulation Requirements KDRB

I must say, I'm super impressed with Low E glass.. make a big difference to the Summer heat with West Facing windows.

8 months8 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Reasonable Insulation Requirements KDRB

Even if you only need R4.
It makes sense to go R6 as the cost isn't much more.
Note R2.7 is much more expensive than R2.5 in the walls.
You don't have to…

10 months10 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Timber posts?

Don't See why you need steel, pump etc, just use pre fab concrete stumps in lieu of timber.

11 months11 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Stacker/Sliding door height - is the price excessive or ok?

It's very expensive and wouldn't cost more than 25% of what they are charging you.
Having said that you'll have no other choice if you want it and they won't discount.…

11 months11 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Shower fall to waste - advice needed

What is the fall?
Get something straight, I.e. a level or timber.
Sit it from one end of the shower floor to the other end.
What is the height difference (gap) over…

12 months12 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Just advised my rental property needs to be demolished

Get a builder to inspect the problem
Worst case is you have to pull down each brick and re build it. As it's brick veneer the roof won't fall over.
Something fishy…

12 months12 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Just advised my rental property needs to be demolished

Solid double brick or brick veneer.
Regardless it seems very odd..

  ⋅  1
12 months12 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Help Identifying pipe

I agree, gas.
Gas is yellow and larger in diameter than water pipes.
Don't touch it.

More
Joined homeone
13 April 2012

Australia's largest home building and renovation
community with over 1.7 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 - 2019

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 - 2019