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1 d1 dJB1JB1 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 d2 dJB1JB1 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 d2 dJB1JB1 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 d2 dJB1JB1 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.

3 d3 dJB1JB1 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…

4 d4 dJB1JB1 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.

5 d5 dJB1JB1 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.

6 d6 dJB1JB1 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…

8 d8 dJB1JB1 posted:
Splashbacks color

Tile it.

10 d10 dJB1JB1 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
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12 d12 dJB1JB1 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,…

12 d12 dJB1JB1 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…

14 d14 dJB1JB1 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…

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14 d14 dJB1JB1 posted:
Building a Metricon Glendale 42 Limited Edition in Melbourne

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

14 d14 dJB1JB1 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
15 d15 dJB1JB1 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.

6 months6 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.

6 months6 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…

8 months8 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Timber posts?

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

9 months9 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.…

9 months9 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…

9 months9 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…

10 months10 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Just advised my rental property needs to be demolished

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

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10 months10 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Help Identifying pipe

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

10 months10 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Floor thickness for tiling and timber flooring after handove

1- depends how level the floor is. Assuming it's perfect, I'd say 15mm.
2- what type of floorboard?

10 months10 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Tax on sold land

I'm assuming you're referring to the 50% CGT discount.
Yes, it's date of contract, not title.
Also, when you sell, it is date of sale is the contract date not settlement.

11 months11 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
What is this timber floor?

Looks like elm timber to me..
It is soft timber.. I would say it looks similar to oak.

11 months11 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Pre wire for solar panels and Roof supporting solar panels.

I will.
Electrician will simply run a few wires from roof to near the meter box.
Double storey house so easier to pre wire it.

11 months11 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
My experience buying windows in China

Seems like a very good price.
Quality looks good too.
Do you mind PM me the name of the company. Will consider them for future jobs.

11 months11 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
My experience buying windows in China

What's the total sqm and cost of the windows?
Also did they come with reveals?

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