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Joined 5 March 2016
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3 months3 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
M soil type

M is moderate, so minimal impact on footings cost. Overall site costs vary depending on fall, drainage and design.

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5 months5 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Raised house

If it is only a metre it is no big deal. There are multiple construction methods that can suit, and if brick veneer is your choice, the most common would…

Raised house
5 months5 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Raised house

How high from the lowest and highest points?

5 months5 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Timber vs James Hardie Scyon Linea weatherboards?

I am using the Cemintel Territory product. Pre coated, supposedly will not need paint for 25 years. They may have a colour that suits you. 16mm thick, concealed fastening.…

Timber vs James Hardie Scyon Linea weatherboards?
5 months5 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Kitchen planner software

Any thoughts folks? Would like it to render 3d and allow change of cabinet widths. Use of a reasonable color palette would be nice. Free or cheap preferred. What…

5 months5 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Steel framed kit home

Don't have lots of photos of floor system sorry. Once again, a good system to work with. With the exception of getting roofers to throw the sheets on the roof,…

5 months5 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Steel framed kit home

Our floor was supplied by Spantec, on duragal posts. We have used foilboard for under floor insulation. R3.9 was the calc. Plastic saddles over the joists hold up the…

5 months5 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Single Phase vs 3 Phase Electricity (New Build)

If only 1k then do it, retrofit is costly...

5 months5 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Steel framed kit home

In the middle of a steel frame build.
My learning to date:
You will need a quality impact driver, and be prepared to buy a second. I am at 14500 screws…

6 months6 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Interim Occupational Certificate change coming

Have you some reference I can read? As an owner builder living in a shed onsite I would really like to know more. TIA
Thy

6 months6 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Our Place - Meadow Springs, HGWA

Congratulations! When is the scheduled handover?

6 months6 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
concrete slab

Not unless it is being relied on for termite prevention

6 months6 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
owner builders insurance

I used coverforce.com.au/partners for our construction insurance. New build, highset. You can only ask

6 months6 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Best drawing for build quotes

Find not bring...

6 months6 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Best drawing for build quotes

It also gives you an opportunity to bring rock early

6 months6 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Best drawing for build quotes

Trims, moldings, Windows, doors, opening directions, vortices or sq set, door hardware, floor covering heights. Bathware , tapware, kitchen finishes etc. The whole box and dice. The more detail…

6 months6 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Best drawing for build quotes

I would recommend you document a specification and also provide your contour map. A good specification will include a description, and in many cases, product name and model as…

6 months6 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Removing kitchen tiles aftermath - splashback and cabinets

Get a brick bolster and use it with a lump hammer to knock off the high spots. The high spots are likely due to the wall being out of square.…

6 months6 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Fencing question

Yes it is normal to split the cost of fencing. You could talk to the neighbour about a colorbond fence, they can be done with face colours on both sides.

6 months6 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Are you on the tools?

I tip my hat, stonework and poles look the goods

6 months6 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Are you on the tools?

Anyone else in here actually doing the build rather than just managing it? 9 months in, and so far the only trades other than plumber and sparky has been roofers.…

6 months6 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Scyon flooring in bathrooms or particle board?

I have a build in progress. Chose scyon for the wet areas for 2 reasons. 1 it is stiffer than particle board making it a better option for tiles,…

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7 months7 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Building with weatherboard (or alternative) - Adelaide

A different perspective on fc cladding, I am using cemintel territory on our build. Concealed fixings, preformed corners, and no painting (pre-finished panels). It's a glamour to work with, but…

Building with weatherboard (or alternative) - Adelaide
7 months7 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Ceiling mount tracks for operable walls

Thank you. I will go through their site.

7 months7 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Show us your facade...

Build in progress, cladding is Cemintel Territory in Concrete finish, lake front beach house

7 months7 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Ceiling mount tracks for operable walls

In the course of our build, the minister for war and finance decided that we should incorporate an operable wall in our rumpus room to provide an occasional bedroom.
Just…

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3 years3 yearsThylaceneThylacene posted:
New Blog - Owner Builder

Progress at last, making a mess but moving forward

3 years3 yearsThylaceneThylacene posted:
New Blog - Owner Builder

So we have taken the plunge, and the first couple of laps have been challenging, but surely the swim gets easier from here.
Went full retard and decided to build our…

4 years4 yearsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Roof space ventilation - Skillion with raked ceilings

Reaching out to the brains trust on this one.
Currently finalising design for our future home to be built on the south coast of NSW (mild temperate).
One of the "design features"…

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