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Perth NOR OB on 5 Acres - Kitchen and Pool :-)

I'm also interested in how well it works. We bought one on special and we hadn't even had our DA submitted...... 🤗

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Frames without timber noggings?

I think pauldab is right in regard to the single strap. If this is the case, they wouldn't be nearly as effective as having them on both sides of the…

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Frames without timber noggings?

IMO, nogging is there to stop the stud from twisting and in the same way, cross bracing is there to keep the frame square. As long as the strap is…

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OB in SA - Fitouts ongoing

Hi twylamc, I was thinking of tiling the whole for floor then building the kitchen, stairs and laundry over them. I noticed you have tiled to the kitchen cabinets.. was…

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Owner Build in Southern Flinders Ranges- Cert of Occupancy

Hi Beetaloo, I'll be interested to see how it goes through the winter. We finally have our DA into council to do an owner build ourselves. E are going to…

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The Adventure Starts ! OB in Canberra on a small block

Little savings along the way all add up 🤗. Looking forward to watching your progress. Regards, Bruce

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Owner builder's course

Hi Henry, sorry for the delay in replying to you. I ended up going with Saferite as they offered discounts plus excel spreadsheets for cashbooks and the like. I think…

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OB in SA - Fitouts ongoing

Love the idea of the pull out shelf for the basket 😎

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Owner builder's course

Thanks for that, I was thinking of going with them. 🤗

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Owner builder's course

Hi, I'm at the point of doing my owner builder's course and there are many different companies offering it online. One is as cheap as $99, not sure if you…

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OB in SA - Fitouts ongoing

Perfect tile colour for the kitchen 🤗

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Building the Metricon Fortitude 32

I see you have a robotic cleaner, do they work as well as they make out? Thanks, Bruce

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solar hot water system or rainwater tank?

Have a look at Sanden heat pump hotwater. Not cheap but you can run them from a solar panel or mains(only draw 1kw when heating). Reviews seem to be very…

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Trades recommendation in ACT

Hi, I recently had my build costed for just over $1000. Qcost consultants at North Sydney. Good efficient service. Good luck, Bruce.

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The epic home building race - TIME 2 GET "FITTED" LOCKED OUT

You don't see many builders building the wall frame on site. Are they doing the same for the roof frame? Enjoying your build, thanks, Bruce

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OB in SA - Fitouts ongoing

Just out of interest, what does Hombre not like about using the epoxy. 🤔 As you say, things have probably changed since I did it, looking great though 😎

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OB in SA - Fitouts ongoing

I use that for a tiled kitchen top about 15 years ago........it was like spreading honey and the more you worked it the worse it got. Like a lot…

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The epic home building race - TIME 2 GET "FITTED" LOCKED OUT

"'underfloor heating' which sounds like a gimmick to me - as your feet might be warm but what about the rest!?"
It's the best heat of all, no cold spots just…

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Personalised Plans - Help - Lower Chittering Build

Could you point out north. I think the flow from the ent and garage to the kitchen could be a bit busy. Are you using a program to design it?

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OB in SA - Fitouts ongoing

I also bought a laser level (not Aldi), it's been good for working out the floor height of the new build by using the floor height from the existing floor.…

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OB in SA - Fitouts ongoing

and did Hombre like his new toy? I bought a cheapy at ALDI. Ps enjoying your build. Bruce

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First time owner builder

Hello Henry, the same to you and yours. I didn't know that you might be able to defer the payment and I will look into it... why pay before you…

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OB in South West NSW

Looking good 😎

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First time owner builder

Hi Henry, not yet, I don't think I need it till after the DA is approved. Still waiting to get the final bits and pieces. I'm getting it priced for…

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First time owner builder

Thanks Henry, I agree.

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First time owner builder

Hi Civarow, it being a long road. I think about not much else but "the build". Final changes are being done this week, engineering and hydraulics done. I have to…

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Costing a build

Thanks Beetaloo, I was surprised, being a Sunday, to get a reply today from one of the quantity surveyors. $990 (incl GST) for a detailed report. It will be interesting…

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Costing a build

We are close to submitting our DA to Northern Beaches Council Sydney (Warringah) and we are doing this as an owner builder.
We are required to have it costed by…

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OB in SA - Fitouts ongoing

Just re-read the last reply. The bins have their own frame they sit in. Bins attached to the doors can add extra weight that they are not really designed to…

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