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2 d2 dkkskks posted:
Rise of Construction Costs

Read, ponder, and take such care with building investment decisions. We're into murky waters....
https://www.businessinsider.com.au/aust ... ls-2018-11

4 d4 dkkskks posted:
Cert IV in Building - Worthwhile of OB?

The WA Government have put a lot of the Building Certificate resources up on the web for public access. Worth dropping into for a look....
https://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/resources-to ...…

6 d6 dkkskks posted:
Timber posts?

"OK lads, Let's pop down the green shed and pick up a bit 'o treated pine for the job."
Is there a Hazard Zone rating for the timber somewhere in the…

7 d7 dkkskks posted:
Fencing dispute.

And, something to consider, in the current situation of the vacant block and you guys toddling off for a months holiday and telling the whole world about it on this…

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9 d9 dkkskks posted:
Knockdown & Rebuild vs Renovation

Sell the current home. Use the equity to buy into something you like in the area you like. In these economic times you don't need all the hassle of building…

12 d12 dkkskks posted:
Container Foundations

Drop in here for a peep at a range of loading/info stuff on containers. They twist/distort/rack more easily than thought yet can accept heavy loadings. Condenation/container support leg info in…

12 d12 dkkskks posted:
KDR + Building Urban Edge Andu 43

Guess it's a reflective time for all contemplating a building start. The fundamentals of real estate economics - and, hence decision making - are really shifting so rapidly. So, a…

13 d13 dkkskks posted:
Building at Bardia - New Breeze

Next NSW Valuer General land value determinations scheduled for July 2022.....going to be an interesting month in the Sydney real estate world!

19 d19 dkkskks posted:
Question on LMI calculation

This is the formula you could be playing with right now at a time of rapidly shifting home values, rather than worrying about mortgage insurance issues:
Equity = property value -…

21 d21 dkkskks posted:
Construction loan pre-approval expiry

Customer in glare of headlights: "OK, I'll sign that car sales contract and then we can talk with the bling-person about adding the auto, and the sun-roof, and the bonnet…

21 d21 dkkskks posted:
Professional Landscape Plan

Where does all this landscape planning crap come from? It's only a front-yard. What would Grand Dad have said as he hunted for the penultimate sheet of fibro to finish…

22 d22 dkkskks posted:
Changing the location of driveway in a new estate

You'd think that California kerbs would just be de rigour in a development these days, wouldn't you?

22 d22 dkkskks posted:
Freebies and Upgrades

I learnt all I know about negotiating with builders from buying second-hand cars on Parramatta Road. :-)

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22 d22 dkkskks posted:
Freebies and Upgrades

Dead right, gogo, re suppliers/builders beginning to feel the downturn - how about today's ABS building approval figs! The partner, who has a twitchy nose for prices, has been commenting…

23 d23 dkkskks posted:
No sarking...should I do something else??

It makes you want to tear your hair out, seeing Australian builders skimping a few miserable dollars on the tender by neglecting efficiency essentials such as sarking and house wrap…

23 d23 dkkskks posted:
Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Yes, ehhc, you're absolutely right about keeping those slab edges exposed. It's ugly but it lets you keep an eye on any termite activity in the years to come.

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24 d24 dkkskks posted:
Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Remember, those boring, obtrusive concrete slab edges on our homes are our number one termite guard.

26 d26 dkkskks posted:
Bathroom layout- opinions on which way to go.

Bog in the laundry is so practical. Great, too, for when the tradies are working around the house in times to come.

26 d26 dkkskks posted:
Montgomery Homes Carolina

With the way that building approvals are heading, you'd likely be on a winner letting the contractor understand that higher ceilings in the entry is the deal-breaker for you Will…

29 d29 dkkskks posted:
Inspired Homes/Como Homes - Bricks

Look, someome on site has cut the bottom chords of a number of your trusses. These elements are in tension, supporting your roof load. Have a look at how someone…

1 month1 monthkkskks posted:
Modified Madison 35 by Clarendon Homes - Brisbane

House prices sliding, building approvals sagging. building product suppliers already squealing, and the building industry is putting up its prices! Interesting days ahead in this sector of the economy. Time…

1 month1 monthkkskks posted:
Soil Removal

Contract permits builder variations. As a client your research prior to signing a contract always pays dividends.

1 month1 monthkkskks posted:
Jordan Spring East Land Valuation

Quick review has vacant JS residential land currently selling at average $1300 sm.

1 month1 monthkkskks posted:
Mystique Wollert

Even The Oz is writing about the area, today.....
https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy ... 77b2e11ced

1 month1 monthkkskks posted:
Building with Metricon

Bit of information overload from Telstra....
https://www.telstra.com.au/content/dam/ ... s-0609.pdf

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