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OB in SA - The "Fun Stuff" Stage

Really good idea, another one to put on the list

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Installing cedar ceiling lining on steel frame

I would attach it to battens. For a start you can straighten the alignment so the finish is flat and will be a lot easier to attach the boards to…

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OB in SA - The "Fun Stuff" Stage

Thanks for that, your relationship sounds a lot like ours. Re the bath, maybe a small fold up plastic stool ****** on its side, the ones you push the sides…

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OB in SA - The "Fun Stuff" Stage

That's the plan for us as well, we have another property we can stay at till the end of the build, I think there is a trap to move in…

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OB in SA - The "Fun Stuff" Stage

Howdy Twylamc, we have the DA approved and now getting the certifier. To go through council it would cost $1700 which includes the CC, 4 inspections and the occupancy…

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OB in SA - The "Fun Stuff" Stage

Rather keen on the double mirrors

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Building warranty insurance

From what I understand, you are liable for anything that's not covered by the contractors insurance in that 7 year 6 month time period and it would be up to…

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Owner Builders-Sydney

Hi Jackie10, which part of Sydney are you building in and how far along are you? I'm in Belrose and just have my DA approved.

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OB in SA - The "Fun Stuff" Stage

Thanks twylamc, I have loved following your journey. I only wish there were more OBs on this site. Looking forward to seeing the finished product

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OB in SA - The "Fun Stuff" Stage

Someone must have been listening.... suddenly they are there

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OB in SA - The "Fun Stuff" Stage

Hi twylamc, the last lot of photos don't appear to have come through....or is it just me All looking beaut! We have just had our DA approved and will…

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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 - The "Fun Stuff" Stage

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 - The "Fun Stuff" Stage

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 - The "Fun Stuff" Stage

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 - HANDOVER FINALLY!!!

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 - The "Fun Stuff" Stage

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 - The "Fun Stuff" Stage

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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