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8 months8 monthsrandom111random111 posted:
Feedback requested from anyone that's used Pentablock

As title suggests, looking at using the interlocking Pentablock stacked stone products to replace failing timber retaining wall.
Love the clean look of the blocks - no steel posts, no gap…

6 years6 yearsrandom111random111 posted:
Plywood or particle board floor

So roll this over the top then the frame gets installed above the poly?
ie the plastic will be there forever under the frame?

6 years6 yearsrandom111random111 posted:
Plywood or particle board floor

Thanks guys
I am concerned though that we might not get a roof on by xmas and the particle board will be exposes to elements over dec / jan breaks
bearers +…

7 years7 yearsrandom111random111 posted:
Plywood or particle board floor

Hi All
Time to order materials for subfloor
striaght forward question
Plywood vs particle board flooring - which should we go with and why?
Flooring will be carpet in bedrooms, spotted gum most places,…

7 years7 yearsrandom111random111 posted:
Demolition recommendation

Cheers
I'm managing project
Just got a family member who's an architect builder and is helping me out along the way
Win-win relationship thus far

7 years7 yearsrandom111random111 posted:
Demolition recommendation

Onspot demolitions
Completed for $13k
Did a good job, builder even made them dig up a couple of areas as evidence footings are gone, which they were
Just needed some shopping around and…

7 years7 yearsrandom111random111 posted:
Bricklayer - Melbourne

cheers
not sure we are talking about the same thing
anyway thanks for your advice.
Will push on with speaking to brickies.

7 years7 yearsrandom111random111 posted:
Bricklayer - Melbourne

http://www.payscale.com/research/AU/Job ... ourly_Rate
Why would a brickie ever leave one of these volume builders if they're paying $60 an hour - thats an approx annual salary of…

7 years7 yearsrandom111random111 posted:
Bricklayer - Melbourne

From my brief analysis conducted on the industry (this is the line of work i'm in)
employee people, as opposed to paying them contractor rates, deal in volume, that's their formula…

7 years7 yearsrandom111random111 posted:
Bricklayer - Melbourne

single storey small number of scaffold required - PM already provided me with access to his.
architect comes form a background of managing $500m+ projects in the middle east - i'm…

7 years7 yearsrandom111random111 posted:
Bricklayer - Melbourne

Thanks
have spoken to a few, seen their work
had one nut it at me when I asked for a reference - my response was I run a business, if I…

7 years7 yearsrandom111random111 posted:
Advance Bricks - anyone used?

Cheers
we're actually leaning towards the reds vs. browns - elmhurst reef is the our favourite in the reds. But to the naked eye if you look at tudor reef next…

7 years7 yearsrandom111random111 posted:
Bricklayer - Melbourne

thanks for the advice
have approached 3-4 builders that I would be happy to work with.
We have a PM helping us who is a relative - his two recommendations were busy…

7 years7 yearsrandom111random111 posted:
Bricklayer - Melbourne

cheers!
why you say it is wrong time?
Will there very be a right time?

7 years7 yearsrandom111random111 posted:
Bricklayer - Melbourne

PM me if you don't want to post in public - the only other threads like this for Melbourne seem to date far back
would be great to get a couple…

7 years7 yearsrandom111random111 posted:
Bricklayer - Melbourne

Can anyone recommend a bricklayer in Melbourne?
Have had a two recommendations but they are busy.
25k brick job so decent size if anyone knows someone interested.
Thanks in advance!

7 years7 yearsrandom111random111 posted:
Advance Bricks - anyone used?

no one?

7 years7 yearsrandom111random111 posted:
Advance Bricks - anyone used?

Hey all
Choosing bricks at the moment and came across this company: Advance bricks
We're after a more traditional / classic looking melbourne style bricks. Austral's melbourne series is OK but not…

7 years7 yearsrandom111random111 posted:
Demolition recommendation

$13.5k + $1.35k is < $15k

7 years7 yearsrandom111random111 posted:
Demolition recommendation

Thanks Old Bloke
Not doing asbestos ourselves but had quotes for the following services to be done independently and segmented from the full demo:
Asbestos removal $3k
Trees $2k
Speaking to a few more…

7 years7 yearsrandom111random111 posted:
Storage during knockdown

Hi all
have run a search through the forum re any recommendations people have for storage solutions during a knockdown rebuild - didn't find much re that kind of storage but…

7 years7 yearsrandom111random111 posted:
Demolition recommendation

I've found a few sub $15k and they're not cowboys, they're more honest than those quoting $20k plus
Why would asbestos be spread all over when I will be notifying WorkCover…

7 years7 yearsrandom111random111 posted:
Demolition recommendation

Cheers
How big was your house to be demolished? Single or double?
Thanks

7 years7 yearsrandom111random111 posted:
Demolition recommendation

Hi all
Can anyone recommend an affordable demolition company from personal use or from close friends?
We've had about 4-5 quotes and they have varied from $11k to $27k!!
The guy who quoted…

7 years7 yearsrandom111random111 posted:
Knockdown rebuild builder recommendations

So a brief update on the situation
Approached L37 re a custom plan, have started talks there.
Waiting on fairhaven to call back and speaking to long island atm.
Have had another option…

7 years7 yearsrandom111random111 posted:
Knockdown rebuild builder recommendations

Do you mind letting me know who you're building with?

7 years7 yearsrandom111random111 posted:
Knockdown rebuild builder recommendations

So tried dealing with orbit
House priced from $250k
Based on some upgrades and our 'site costs' that are incremental to those included in the $250k, landed cost with window furnishings, landscaping,…

7 years7 yearsrandom111random111 posted:
Knockdown rebuild builder recommendations

Cheers manning1
Do you mind if I ask if you are budgeted to come in at <$12k per sq...that is our limit for a ~30sq house
Like you, we think knockdown rebuild…

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