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redbaron

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7 years7 yearsredbaronredbaron posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Our timeframe from Bricks to Keys was four months and two weeks, unfortunately things tend to slow down when the internal work commences.

7 years7 yearsredbaronredbaron posted:
new lawn prep perth

You need a soil depth of 100mm to 150mm for a nice turf lawn, so that gives you about another 40mm+ to get rid of. Lawn will have differing fertiliser…

7 years7 yearsredbaronredbaron posted:
Growing blueberries in containers

Nitrogen is the main Fertilizer that Blueberries need before fruiting, but use it sparingly as too much will result in lots of leaves but fewer berries. Be careful not to…

7 years7 yearsredbaronredbaron posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

MJH quoted you $65m2 'more' than an another Tiler?? Wow that certainly is a big mark-up! In our case the difference for the porcelain tile was minimal, but MJH was…

7 years7 yearsredbaronredbaron posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Just take some nice photos with your Camera, and then show them to your local Tile Retailers, they should be able to easily identify the Brand and Colour of the…

7 years7 yearsredbaronredbaron posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

The owner must pay 50 per cent of the cost of a 'basic fence' whether they plan to build or not. You can get their contact details from your local…

7 years7 yearsredbaronredbaron posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

kcruisin77 , the best thing to do to get a handle on time lines is to check out the Blogs of people well along in the building process. That will…

7 years7 yearsredbaronredbaron posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Ours came in about 50% more soil removed than expected. The MDJ excavator wanted 300% more dollars than a haulage company quoted to remove the soil !!! We obviously went…

8 years8 yearsredbaronredbaron posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Nicely explained Josh. Knowing the basics of Home Networking is a 'must' when doing the Electrical appointment.

12 years12 yearsredbaronredbaron posted:
Calculate the price of a deck - Mother of all posting!!

I found the following information at another Forum, so now I am really confused :::
Is the 300mm to the bottom of the Decking a Recommendation…

12 years12 yearsredbaronredbaron posted:
Natural Gas outlets - cloning, wood fire places

Would it be as simple as making a hole and adding a t-junction?
I can't see why not, as long as it is done by a qualified Gas Fitter.
Slow combustion Heaters…

12 years12 yearsredbaronredbaron posted:
Calculate the price of a deck - Mother of all posting!!

OK, thanks for the information. I should have 225mm from ground level to the bottom of my Decking (Stringybark Hardwood), and there will be no pooled water as there are…

12 years12 yearsredbaronredbaron posted:
Decking - do I need building permit??

Definitely a phone call to your local Council, I have found that different Councils have different rules when it comes to Decks, Fences, Sheds,etc.

12 years12 yearsredbaronredbaron posted:
Calculate the price of a deck - Mother of all posting!!

I'm a bit confused by the "Decks under the building code must be a minimum of 300mm above the ground" comment. My Draughtsman did a Ground Level Deck/Pergola Plan where…

14 years14 yearsredbaronredbaron posted:
is this normal??

Wow! What your Builder did in one week has taken my Builder over 3 months! And mine still hasn't finished the roof or even looked at the plumbing.
I would estimate…

15 years15 yearsredbaronredbaron posted:
Basix Issues - Advice needed

Is there anything to stop a Home Owner installing an Air Conditioner after the House is occupied, or are there BASIX Police patrolling the streets?
Isn't BASIX only relevant at…

15 years15 yearsredbaronredbaron posted:
Slab curing

Thanks for the info Terry1.
Rod1949 I can see why your neighbour is upset, nobody wants a cracked Slab.
My Slab is now a week old and only has a few 'hairline…

15 years15 yearsredbaronredbaron posted:
Slab curing

Interesting observation Terry1, is it just the odd Concreter who doesn't bother 'curing' a new Slab, or is this an Industry wide problem?
My Slab is on a 'cut and…

15 years15 yearsredbaronredbaron posted:
Slab curing

Water curing is carried our by supplying
water to the surface of concrete in a way which
ensures that it is kept continuously moist.
The water used for this purpose should not be…

15 years15 yearsredbaronredbaron posted:
Average build times by state

So far-
For plans to be approved by Council - 13 weeks
From Council approval to Slab - 4 weeks
NSW Single Storey

15 years15 yearsredbaronredbaron posted:
Solar power water heater

Check out 'Solar Heat Pump' hot water systems (just Google it).
The system works on the principle of a refrigeration circuit, drawing heat out of one space and discharging it into…

15 years15 yearsredbaronredbaron posted:
How to save from the start

Most of your ideas would appear to be money savers.
From experience I can comment on a couple of them-
Use a home draftsman rather than an architect.
This can save heaps of…

15 years15 yearsredbaronredbaron posted:
Sheds,garages,carport and any other steel building ect

Thanks for the tip.
I have basically found the same thing, the majority of the companies selling Sheds are just there to flog the kits, they want nothing to do with…

15 years15 yearsredbaronredbaron posted:
Homestead in the country, Anybody built one ?????

from Willow tree up to Bendemeer.
Do your recce during Summer, you will find that the Tamworth region is a very dry, dusty, HOT area is summer. Much nicer up the…

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