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7 months7 monthsmanofausmanofaus posted:
"Cottage", Tiny house build.

How do you get your timber certified? Do you use and engineer to check it after it's milled? I would imagine it would be oversize and strength would be based…

7 months7 monthsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Site set out on home extension-Melbourne

No much bias there. I have found that the concreters that I have engaged to do set out of form are relatively good at what they do. I run around…

7 months7 monthsmanofausmanofaus posted:
OB for load bearing wall removal

Not necessarily true with engineers and surveyors. Friend has take a volume builder to court over unsound foundation. Volume builder immediately deflected it to the engineer and put in a…

12 months12 monthsmanofausmanofaus posted:
VCAT - experiences with significant foundation problems

any more updates? A family member has just started to go in the same direction against her builder.

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12 months12 monthsmanofausmanofaus posted:
garage house

You will find that the steel sheds are not designed to be lined on the inside. They need to be battened out for the interior lining. So you might as…

1 year1 yearmanofausmanofaus posted:
Unlicenced plumbers.

I thought all things trade associated were now nationally recognised. He might need to apply to get a licence in NSW. At any rate isn't it his problem to have…

1 year1 yearmanofausmanofaus posted:
Unlicenced plumbers.

get a NSW plumber to sign the paperwork is the easy solution. Probably cost you a days work for them to inspect and do it.

1 year1 yearmanofausmanofaus posted:
Sydney North West Owner Builder

I too would like to know how you get costings from BIM software? How do you get the hourly rate and productiveness from it for people in the area that…

1 year1 yearmanofausmanofaus posted:
Owner-builder Course

What is ASA? If you are referring to the Ausitralian standards, then you will be hard pressed to find any that will hand out that information. Its not really required,…

1 year1 yearmanofausmanofaus posted:
Owner Building - What's a reasonable cost for the slab?

As an owner builder I sourced my own pricing when I was deciding between bearer and joist and a slab. The pricing was based on a cleared level block ready…

1 year1 yearmanofausmanofaus posted:
Owner Building - What's a reasonable cost for the slab?

At a rough guess from what I have been quoted:
$80 a m2 for 400mm waffle pod (cheap) and 50l/m for 450mm piers. A shed slab around these parts is close…

1 year1 yearmanofausmanofaus posted:
Advice for a steel frame construction [pole house on slope]

If you considered alternatives to steel, you can use LVL's (use designit software). I have 3.3 cts for LVL bearers and using I joists which are spanning 4.0m (450 cts)

1 year1 yearmanofausmanofaus posted:
Advice for a steel frame construction [pole house on slope]

You need the duragal version 7 matey. You are looking at version 6.
https://www.onesteelmetalcentre.com/~/m ... ochure.pdf

1 year1 yearmanofausmanofaus posted:
Advice for a steel frame construction [pole house on slope]

check out duragal flooring system. they have a design guide or technical guide for such things. 90 x 90 x 2mm is good for 4.5m. The cheaper you want to…

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1 year1 yearmanofausmanofaus posted:
Installing cedar ceiling lining on steel frame

make sure all the roofing is covered with some sort of barrier to prevent condensation dripping onto the cedar. Its always better to coat the side that goes towards the…

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1 year1 yearmanofausmanofaus posted:
Difference between M and H slab

spot on Bevan,
but it will have the information that the OP was asking for in this thread.

1 year1 yearmanofausmanofaus posted:
Difference between M and H slab

BCA. Or National Code for Construction
Its online and its free. It will have foundation designs.
Section 3.2.
Figure 3.2.5.3(b)
FOOTING SLAB AND STIFFENED RAFT SLAB DETAILS FOR CLASS M, M-D, H AND H-D…

1 year1 yearmanofausmanofaus posted:
Kit home budgeting and builder recommendations

There is another forum about renovate ing that is quite popular and a contributor is building with storybook cottages. Suggest you have a google and read. It may prove quite…

2 years2 yearsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Void former placed over Pier!!

The concrete was done by the building company. My brother law works FIFO construction so didn't see it. Sister in law has photos, and yes it did get inspected by…

2 years2 yearsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Void former placed over Pier!!

My sister in law has had a house build by a volume builder. Its a P class site. Concrete piers supporting the concrete slab.
The house has had problems from day…

2 years2 yearsmanofausmanofaus 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.…

2 years2 yearsmanofausmanofaus 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 years2 yearsmanofausmanofaus 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 years2 yearsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Septic tank question

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

2 years2 yearsmanofausmanofaus 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?
I l

2 years2 yearsmanofausmanofaus 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,…

2 years2 yearsmanofausmanofaus 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)…

3 years3 yearsmanofausmanofaus 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.

3 years3 yearsmanofausmanofaus 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…

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