Home
Pros
Forum
  • About
  • Register
  • Contact
InboxSent
MembersPros
WatchingStarredHistory
Searching4 knowledge
81 Posts
Loyal Member

Follow
81Posts33LikesMost Active Topics

Searching4 knowledge

Sydney- Northern Beaches
Joined 14 November 2014
Loyal Member
5 d5 dSearching4 knowledgeSearching4 knowledge posted:
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…

5 d5 dSearching4 knowledgeSearching4 knowledge posted:
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…

  ⋅  1
5 d5 dSearching4 knowledgeSearching4 knowledge posted:
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…

5 d5 dSearching4 knowledgeSearching4 knowledge posted:
OB in SA - The "Fun Stuff" Stage

Rather keen on the double mirrors

10 d10 dSearching4 knowledgeSearching4 knowledge posted:
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…

2 months2 monthsSearching4 knowledgeSearching4 knowledge posted:
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.

2 months2 monthsSearching4 knowledgeSearching4 knowledge posted:
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

  ⋅  1
2 months2 monthsSearching4 knowledgeSearching4 knowledge posted:
OB in SA - The "Fun Stuff" Stage

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

  ⋅  1
2 months2 monthsSearching4 knowledgeSearching4 knowledge posted:
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…

  ⋅  1
2 months2 monthsSearching4 knowledgeSearching4 knowledge posted:
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...... 🤗

2 months2 monthsSearching4 knowledgeSearching4 knowledge posted:
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…

2 months2 monthsSearching4 knowledgeSearching4 knowledge posted:
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…

  ⋅  1
3 months3 monthsSearching4 knowledgeSearching4 knowledge posted:
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…

4 months4 monthsSearching4 knowledgeSearching4 knowledge posted:
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…

4 months4 monthsSearching4 knowledgeSearching4 knowledge posted:
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

  ⋅  1
4 months4 monthsSearching4 knowledgeSearching4 knowledge posted:
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…

4 months4 monthsSearching4 knowledgeSearching4 knowledge posted:
OB in SA - The "Fun Stuff" Stage

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

  ⋅  1
4 months4 monthsSearching4 knowledgeSearching4 knowledge posted:
Owner builder's course

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

4 months4 monthsSearching4 knowledgeSearching4 knowledge posted:
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…

4 months4 monthsSearching4 knowledgeSearching4 knowledge posted:
OB in SA - The "Fun Stuff" Stage

Perfect tile colour for the kitchen 🤗

  ⋅  1
4 months4 monthsSearching4 knowledgeSearching4 knowledge posted:
Building the Metricon Fortitude 32

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

5 months5 monthsSearching4 knowledgeSearching4 knowledge posted:
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…

5 months5 monthsSearching4 knowledgeSearching4 knowledge posted:
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.

  ⋅  1
5 months5 monthsSearching4 knowledgeSearching4 knowledge posted:
The epic home building race - FLOORS&DOORS DONE! CONCRETE GO

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

5 months5 monthsSearching4 knowledgeSearching4 knowledge posted:
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 😎

5 months5 monthsSearching4 knowledgeSearching4 knowledge posted:
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…

5 months5 monthsSearching4 knowledgeSearching4 knowledge posted:
The epic home building race - FLOORS&DOORS DONE! CONCRETE GO

"'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…

5 months5 monthsSearching4 knowledgeSearching4 knowledge posted:
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?

5 months5 monthsSearching4 knowledgeSearching4 knowledge posted:
OB in SA - The "Fun Stuff" Stage

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.…

Most Active Topics

More
Joined homeone
14 November 2014

Australia's largest home building and
renovation community
Homeone
About

Terms
Privacy

Follow homeone on FacebookFollow homeone on TwitterFollow homeone on Google+
All comments made express the views and opinions of the author and not the Administrators, Support nor Homeone Australia & New Zealand
© Homeone Australia & New Zealand All Rights Reserved ‎2001 - 2017