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11 d11 dML24WAML24WA posted:
Welcome to 2024 - Gyprocking prices have increased 40%!

This is disturbing news, currently in the design phase of an extension in Perth. Hopefully by the time execution comes later this year we aren't priced out of our own…

21 d21 dML24WAML24WA posted:
Cost of two building in Perth

Not building but about to start renovating in Perth.
Your prices seem reasonable to me for a new high spec home.

1 month1 monthML24WAML24WA posted:
Double glazed aluminium windows-doors- slimline?

Are they all thermally broken? If not, don't waste your money. Look for thermally broken and low E glass.
There are other double glazed options out there. Do some more research.

2 months2 monthsML24WAML24WA posted:
crusher dust to level lawn

The grass shouldn't go yellow, I've never had my lawn or seen others yellow after top dressing with sand. You should have green start pushing through within a few days…

2 months2 monthsML24WAML24WA posted:
crusher dust to level lawn

So your lawn is probably totally ruined now. I'd be surprised if you could bring it back, also, crusher dust will be full of coarse grained material and it will…

3 months3 monthsML24WAML24WA posted:
Extension cost - $3500/m2 reasonable?

Seems good to me.
I've been told $4-5k/sqm is reasonable in Perth.

3 months3 monthsML24WAML24WA posted:
Brick pier with swing gate on a lean

I should have followed up on this thread.
So, the pier foundation wasn't large enough on the side it was leaning towards, and the NBN cable went through the pier,…

5 months5 monthsML24WAML24WA posted:
Building a flame zone house in West Pymble on a steep site

Yeah cool. I understand geotechnical engineering. All I was pointing out is the correct terminology, also, if the soil underneath doesn't come into contact with moisture, then the clay is…

5 months5 monthsML24WAML24WA posted:
Mending cracks in render

Is it render and paint or an acrylic product like acratex? Render and paint is easier to match, acratex can never patch in.

5 months5 monthsML24WAML24WA posted:
Building a flame zone house in West Pymble on a steep site

Hey Alex, you should look up AS1726. Soil comprises all sorts of different particle sizes and compositions. Sand is actually a particle size range, as is silt and clay.
Agree that…

6 months6 monthsML24WAML24WA posted:
Architect vs designer vs builder

Hi lemonmouse
Thanks for the response.
I think what you've gone through site with how we feel about engaging a builder direct vs an architect or designer. We want our vision, not…

6 months6 monthsML24WAML24WA posted:
OB course - WA

Just getting back to this.
So because we are part cash part finance, doing the OB route is looking near on impossible.
When we got some quotes from builders last year, they…

6 months6 monthsML24WAML24WA posted:
Architect vs designer vs builder

Hi all
Starting to think about extending our 1940s California Bungalow in Perth, WA. We've come up with a rough idea of what we want in terms of size/location of rooms…

6 months6 monthsML24WAML24WA posted:
OB course - WA

Thanks for the info.
I was still thinking about it, but maybe my time on break (also FIFO) is better spent having a break, rather than trying to do part…

7 months7 monthsML24WAML24WA posted:
3m ceilings - how high would you have your kitchen cabinets?

Full height looks lux. Bulkhead could work too. I think having a gap between cabinets gives somewhere for dust to collect and wasted space. I would go for full height…

7 months7 monthsML24WAML24WA posted:
Painting Multifinish Plaster

Hi mate, yep finish as described with a mix of water and paint. I did a 50/50 water and Dulux 1 step primer as per my plasterers recommendation and it…

8 months8 monthsML24WAML24WA posted:
Has anyone seen or have 3m ceilings?

Grand entrance with really high ceilings will be cool. 3.45 throughout might be a bit much. If you have a large amount of floor space it will work.

8 months8 monthsML24WAML24WA posted:
Has anyone seen or have 3m ceilings?

Also well done for using the search function.
I have 3.15m ceilings in an old 40s built house. We often have compliments or people who visit saying how great they are.…

9 months9 monthsML24WAML24WA posted:
Brick pier with swing gate on a lean

Yeah not a bad shout. I'll probably brace against a star picket or something instead of the tree but could be a good idea.
As you say, it's the bending moment…

9 months9 monthsML24WAML24WA posted:
Brick pier with swing gate on a lean

That's not a bad idea. One company suggested they could remediate if I could straighten the pier. I've only been thinking of ways to pull the pier into place, not…

9 months9 monthsML24WAML24WA posted:
Brick pier with swing gate on a lean

Seems excessive. This gate construction method is pretty common and lots have not had any issues. I'd say it's a foundation issue, not a brick issue as the foundation is…

9 months9 monthsML24WAML24WA posted:
Brick pier with swing gate on a lean

Hi all
Had the front of the house renovated two years ago (landscaping, carport and fence). Part of the works was the construction of a brick wall with blade infills and…

9 months9 monthsML24WAML24WA posted:
OB course - WA

Any updates in the last two years since taking the course? Have you managed to do your own build/reno?
Has anyone else in Perth done an owner builder course and can…

10 months10 monthsML24WAML24WA posted:
what to add for energy efficiency building volume home

I'd start here: https://www.yourhome.gov.au/
You could also engage an energy assessor to review your house plans and suggest upgrades/changes etc before going back to the builder.

10 months10 monthsML24WAML24WA posted:
Use of Structural Insulated Panels

Thanks for the info, i'll have a read.
Not looking to go full air tight as not sure we have the space to install ERV system with the older part of…

10 months10 monthsML24WAML24WA posted:
Use of Structural Insulated Panels

Perth, hence asking above but I'll include it in the future.
I understand Perth's love of double brick, but it's a pretty poor construction method for having a well insulated…

10 months10 monthsML24WAML24WA posted:
Use of Structural Insulated Panels

Bit of a thread bump.
Any more SIPs experience in Australia or even Perth?
I've discounted double brick construction for a future extension. Toying with double stud framing, 145*45 stud framing…

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