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1 month1 monthmanofausmanofaus posted:
How much basement will cost

I am looking at a cellar build under my house. Materials alone is going to cost me 12k for a 4.8 x 8.4 cellar. Thats the concrete floor and walls.…

1 month1 monthmanofausmanofaus posted:
Is 'package' a thing here?

well you can buy the kit, but you need to organise the labour. I think the closest you would get to this in Australia is to build a spec house…

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2 months2 monthsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Septic tank question

sorry not very helpful that last post, but I am having the same ideas about my build, but in the end I am going to need a plumber and other…

2 months2 monthsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Septic tank question

Best find a plumber first and have a chat to them.

3 months3 monthsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Magnum 613 windows

Has anyone used these style of windows in their house and have any issues? Did you happen to find a the cheapest supplier?
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5 months5 monthsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Tondelver House - Southern Highlands

I just had a flick back if you want to be $neaky $neaky (with your verandah) you should lift your LVL (bressumer) for your verandah up into the roof cavity,…

5 months5 monthsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Tondelver House - Southern Highlands

get your 'as supplied and engineered plans'. The smaller one is a universal triple grip. Used everywhere as noted on your plans. The next (depending on who you talk to)…

10 months10 monthsmanofausmanofaus posted:
2 OB permits for a 2 stage build - NSW

you can't do that trick anymore. It comes down to the names on the deed.
It does state if the permit relates to the same land..... you should be all good.

11 months11 monthsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Guidance with schedule of work!

Most of the house:
plumbing, electrical, airconditioning, vacuum rough in.
insulation and linings. Again mark out fixtures and document. Paint out. Electrical fit out. Door frames fitted. Allow for floor covering…

11 months11 monthsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Guidance with schedule of work!

for your bathrooms:
plumbing and electrical rough in. So know bath location and orientation. Toilet type (different measurements for the waste) Shower size and drain type/location, taps and outlets. If using…

1 year1 yearmanofausmanofaus posted:
Cost of Drawing & DA/CDC approval - NSW

I don't understand why people pay for structural drawings for a frame and truss system. The only reason you would need to if you are doing your own fabrication of…

1 year1 yearmanofausmanofaus posted:
How do I get engineering sign off on a deck? (Perth)

Download a copy of the BCA 2015. It is free. It will tell you what you need to design to. All you need to do is show the council how…

2 years2 yearsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Rosewood and Cedar windows

I was talking to a local cabinet maker about making windows for my new house. I was wondering how their prices compared to buying the stock standard sizes supplied by…

2 years2 yearsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Typical Hours To Expect On Site for Project Manager

It depends on the way you employ the trades. Full contract price for each job or an hourly rate. Just note with an hourly rate tradies like to work full…

2 years2 yearsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Solid concrete blocks - HELP!

if your wall is to be core filled I would imagine that it is some sort for retaining wall with internal steel? In any event you actually build these walls…

3 years3 yearsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Door specification - prehung and rough opening

the reason I run 30mm is so the packer that is used does not split and drop and you don't get jamb flex. I screw the jambs in. I run…

3 years3 yearsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Door specification - prehung and rough opening

Your framing manufacturer can work it out for you. Just note if your architraves are narrow you need to make sure that you tell them. Not much room to cover…

3 years3 yearsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Long Service Levy calculated by Owner-Builder

Allegedly you can apply to only pay a portion of the levy if you can show you are doing the work yourself, or so I was told when I put…

3 years3 yearsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Sloping block build in rural Victoria - Question

If the plans are for the DA you don't need them to be engineered as such. Talk to the council about what they require.
But when you actually want to build…

3 years3 yearsmanofausmanofaus posted:
20 or 25mm water meter on trickle feed supply

Note:
Not all pipe is measured on the outside. If the description was 20NB it would mean 20mm nominal bore.... (Gal pipe)

3 years3 yearsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Shadowline Cornice

it would be a lot fiddler considering you need exact cutting for the sheets. coving you can be anywhere up to 50mm short, and use all tapered sheets.

4 years4 yearsmanofausmanofaus posted:
timber for roof trusses

You can use a program called design it. www.chhsoftware.com/designit (free) After a little practice and playing around you can easily find what you need. You can select…

4 years4 yearsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Comments on design please

This is a smaller pic of the block.
North is the top of the page.
The little arrows that are to the right of the house are the direction of the views.
We…

4 years4 yearsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Comments on design please

yes you can

4 years4 yearsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Comments on design please

you are correct about the orientation of the house. I should also mention the house will be on piers with a timber floor. We didn't really consider the passive solar…

4 years4 yearsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Comments on design please

dammit...
already need to extend the front room that juts out otherwise the verandah will not have an eave......
the verandahs are 2400 wide at the front and 2000 at the rear.
the…

4 years4 yearsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Comments on design please

after much argy bargy we have sort of settled on a draft on the rough outline of the sketch of what is to be our new house.
The house is to…

4 years4 yearsmanofausmanofaus posted:
can you live in a house without floor covering?

what about not fitting out a bathroom at all?
We would like to build our house as an owner builder, but being a small family don't need the third or even…

4 years4 yearsmanofausmanofaus posted:
can you live in a house without floor covering?

We are looking at building a house with a platform floor. (on piers with particle board flooring). How 'un-complete' can a house be to get occupancy. ie no skirting or…

4 years4 yearsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Draftsperon recommendations - Perth WA

I would consult an engineer who is going to design your foundations. You probably will find they will either do it themselves or recommend someone who works well with them.
Generally…

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