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Joined 11 November 2007
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12 years12 yearspiranhapiranha posted:
O/B Novice

depends alot on what you can do yourself, if you can source pc items cheaply and can negotiate good prices for building materials. also consider the loss of earnings of…

12 years12 yearspiranhapiranha posted:
LINEA - has anyone used this type of cladding?

Hi,
I am actually in the process of installing these boards for the retreat section of my ob house its only 2 walls 3x3m and is taking us a while to…

12 years12 yearspiranhapiranha posted:
How much did you pay for your tiled roof?

Unsure of my m2 rate but mine was $15k for monier striata flat tile including sarking all laid, its a pretty big roof with lots of angles, gutters & fascia…

12 years12 yearspiranhapiranha posted:
Where did you get your bricks from and for how much $$$?

going directly to the manufacturer isnt always the cheapest I have noticed this especially with bricks, for my house built with blockwork to buy these from boral would cost about…

13 years13 yearspiranhapiranha posted:
Two storey houses and scaffolding

I considered buying scaffolding then selling it afterwards but in the end it wasnt worth the effort as I still need to employ licenced persons to erect it and in…

13 years13 yearspiranhapiranha posted:
Operating a Dingo.

yeah it has auger attachment thats pretty common, dingo's arent the most powerful so if you have alot of rock you could have difficulty and the bucket has limited capacity…

13 years13 yearspiranhapiranha posted:
How much did you pay for concrete?

here in brisbane I was paying $145 +gst m3 this is typically trade price (of course trade price varies per customer) one of the concretors was paying $180 this…

13 years13 yearspiranhapiranha posted:
Noisy steel?

I live in steel frame house with steel roof sheeting and I dint beleive it has any insualtion on the cieling or under to roof sheeting.
For the most part it…

13 years13 yearspiranhapiranha posted:
Plumbing Quote

yeah I am finding this can be cheaper than some trades quoting the job as they have to allow a buffer if things become more difficult and cost a bit…

13 years13 yearspiranhapiranha posted:
Plumbing Quote

I ha quotes 19k and another 17k ,, both way more than I wanted to pay so I decided to hire someone by the hour where i supply fittings and…

13 years13 yearspiranhapiranha posted:
Brookwater QLD split level OB house overbudget already, PICS

not even half way through and already things are looking overbudget, steel had increased a bit since our first quote 9 months ago then went up again since sept 08…

13 years13 yearspiranhapiranha posted:
Our little OB project

Hey brett good to see some updates,, just curious how much the suspended slab ost all up and the area,, we were initially considering this but seemed to expensive and…

13 years13 yearspiranhapiranha posted:
Hill House - far south coast

nice view

13 years13 yearspiranhapiranha posted:
Dep. Fair Trading Inspector

Geez minx a bit harsh regrdless of your fathers experience, you make it sound like ob1noob forced this guy to work in a dangerous environment If the tradie was concerned…

13 years13 yearspiranhapiranha posted:
Brookwater QLD split level OB house overbudget already, PICS

No schedule as such just want to get it done when our current rental lease expires. I have a scheduling sheet that i got from the Ob course but with…

13 years13 yearspiranhapiranha posted:
Brookwater QLD split level OB house overbudget already, PICS

despite the delays I am still hopeful that I can finish this by may-june. I decided to put all updates in the original post as so all pics are not…

13 years13 yearspiranhapiranha posted:
Our OB adventure has begun!!!

sounds like we are both starting at about the same time,, race you.. what size is yours?

13 years13 yearspiranhapiranha posted:
Brookwater QLD split level OB house overbudget already, PICS

We are building in brookwater QLD, soil class was only an M and its not on fill although there were tree's on site but it seems the engineer has gone…

13 years13 yearspiranhapiranha posted:
Brookwater QLD split level OB house overbudget already, PICS

Approx 14 months after purchasing the land the construction process has finally begun and its good to see some action.
some pics of what is to be built.

13 years13 yearspiranhapiranha posted:
YES or NO?

For me on paper at least it appears to be a yes but I havent finished building. My home is not your typical volume built home as it is split…

13 years13 yearspiranhapiranha posted:
Architraves around windows and doors OR square edge plaster?

I'd say architraves look better, to me its like framing a picture,, plus I got a quote recenlty from the plasterers and to have them square it all off cost…

13 years13 yearspiranhapiranha posted:
Our little OB project

looks like a noce solid home similar build to the one I am starting in jan,, keep up the photos' looks good.

13 years13 yearspiranhapiranha posted:
Building costs for a 2 storey, 4 B/R, 2 ensuite, 1 bathroom

Your situation is very similar to ours, me and my partner moved to brisbane from perth a few years back (used to live in joondanna) and we bought a block…

13 years13 yearspiranhapiranha posted:
Scaffolding and roofing

most of the quotes I have received included scaffolding upto 2 meteres this includes safety barriers for roofers above that they require me to supply appropriate scaffold and hegioth safety…

13 years13 yearspiranhapiranha posted:
How long for your building approval?

council, 12 weeks
private, 2 weeks

13 years13 yearspiranhapiranha posted:
Private v's Public certification

I am going through this now ipswich council estimated it would take 12 weeks to get building approval and 2 weeks for plumbing approval, not wanting to wait that long…

13 years13 yearspiranhapiranha posted:
What can we do about our property managers?

can I take a guess at the agent,, is it harcourts? if so its not the mt ommaney office is it?

13 years13 yearspiranhapiranha posted:
does this appear to be misleading result to you by hebel

ok but disregarding that sentance it only states that the hebel has been tested with render & plasterboard indicating maybe the other methods were tested without these and as such…

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