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1 month1 monthmanofausmanofaus posted:
Do I need to be an owner builder?

You need to ask them.

2 months2 monthsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Quantity surveyor

So your BIM would give me a detailed list of materials, time and costs and then a predicted resale value for the finished dwelling? I would then be able to…

2 months2 monthsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Quantity surveyor

Looking to find the price people have paid to have a quantity surveyor report done for a owner build residential dwelling. Just so I know what to expect. Thanks

2 months2 monthsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Owner/ Builder -Architect Build PM'd by Rehaan Builders

You put the anticon blanket directly under the sheeting so condensation will run down and into the gutter. It's more to do with the condensation on the underside of the…

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2 months2 monthsmanofausmanofaus posted:
Building Costs - Your experience

Having said that we still talk about squares and acres

12 months12 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…

12 months12 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…

12 months12 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…

1 year1 yearmanofausmanofaus 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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1 year1 yearmanofausmanofaus 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…

2 years2 yearsmanofausmanofaus 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)

2 years2 yearsmanofausmanofaus 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

2 years2 yearsmanofausmanofaus 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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2 years2 yearsmanofausmanofaus 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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2 years2 yearsmanofausmanofaus 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.

2 years2 yearsmanofausmanofaus 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…

2 years2 yearsmanofausmanofaus 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.

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