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Joined 7 December 2020
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3 months3 monthstranlan257tranlan257 posted:
Solar Hot Water System

Hi All,
I'm looking for a solar hot water system to be installed on the rooftop of a new construction double-story house. Does anyone have any experience in which one is…

3 months3 monthstranlan257tranlan257 posted:
How much does it cost to build the concrete slab-on-ground?

Hi johnny concrete,
The slab finished a bit low, obviously compared to the neighbors' slabs on both sides. Given that the street is quite levelled, no sloping blocks around, it immediately…

3 months3 monthstranlan257tranlan257 posted:
How much does it cost to build the concrete slab-on-ground?

For framing, the plan included steel posts and beams on the ground floor, timbers for wall frames on both levels. For steel, I had a steel contractor who supplied and…

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3 months3 monthstranlan257tranlan257 posted:
How much does it cost to build the concrete slab-on-ground?

Hello,
Just so you update, I had my concrete job done in Nov 2021. I'm at the frame stage now. I must admit that I've been learning a lot about building…

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5 months5 monthstranlan257tranlan257 posted:
Alternative to F17 SHW and F17 LVL?

Just want to give y'all an update that I checked with my engineer and he said suppliers for alternatives must ensure the equivalent strength to F17 grade, F14 grade is…

5 months5 monthstranlan257tranlan257 posted:
Alternative to F17 SHW and F17 LVL?

Hi Everyone,
I need to source some beams and lintels in F17 strength or the equivalent grade. There seems none of F17 lumbers on the market or they may exist somewhere…

5 months5 monthstranlan257tranlan257 posted:
Particleboard Yellow Tongue or Plywood for subfloor

Thanks Simeon, that's a good option too, actually, red tongue is recommended by my carpenter :) Plus definitely need to check with the engineer about using…

5 months5 monthstranlan257tranlan257 posted:
Particleboard Yellow Tongue or Plywood for subfloor

Thanks so much for your advice. I checked with my truss supplier and they said it's ok they can change the design towards loading double sheets for posi truss. However,…

5 months5 monthstranlan257tranlan257 posted:
Particleboard Yellow Tongue or Plywood for subfloor

Thanks all so much. It sounds like I got 2 votes for double layers of yellow tongue. However, the posi truss that I ordered specs 19mm sheet flooring, if I…

5 months5 monthstranlan257tranlan257 posted:
Particleboard Yellow Tongue or Plywood for subfloor

Hello,
I'm sourcing the materials for subfloor. The posi truss specced floor sheets in 19mm thickness so it's up to me to choose either plywood or yellow tongue for subfloor.
Any experience…

5 months5 monthstranlan257tranlan257 posted:
Frame stage - Steel work first or Timber frames first?

Hi Simeon,
I refer to the list of inspections required in the building permit. They are limited to some only, including footings/pre-slab, steel for slab (before concrete), frame, and final inspections…

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5 months5 monthstranlan257tranlan257 posted:
Frame stage - Steel work first or Timber frames first?

Hi Simeon,
Thanks so much for your technical explanation with pictures and great details of various issues. It's good to know, my pleasure, appreciated it a lot. I have a 'stick…

5 months5 monthstranlan257tranlan257 posted:
Frame stage - Steel work first or Timber frames first?

Hello,
I have a house construction about to start the frame stage where the engineering members include both steel (posts and beams) and timber frames.
Should I start steels first or timber…

6 months6 monthstranlan257tranlan257 posted:
Looking for carpenters to hire...

So true, which is why I break down the tasks into smaller stages. I'm currently sourcing timbers, expecting soon this month hopefully to be confirmed next week. Only H2 blue…

6 months6 monthstranlan257tranlan257 posted:
Looking for carpenters to hire...

Hi,
I'm hiring carpenters to frame the ground floor of a house on the west side of Melbourne, if you're interested please PM me for quotes...
Regards
LT

6 months6 monthstranlan257tranlan257 posted:
Posi truss / Floor truss, is it better to order from manufac

Hi Everyone,
I am building a double-storey house, finished slab, commencing the frame stage next. I have timbers takeoff including timber materials for framing the floor. I also have a quotation…

6 months6 monthstranlan257tranlan257 posted:
Blue timber H2 is incredibly hard to source, alternative?

Hi Everyone,
I'm currently sourcing the timber materials to frame a double-storey house, brick veneer walls to the ground floor and foam render walls to the first floor.
Apparently, due to timber…

7 months7 monthstranlan257tranlan257 posted:
Buying a land everything done online?

That seems right for what the solicitor said in regards to online settlement.
I bought the land in Feb 2020, titled in Jul 2020. I had my conveyancer taken of the…

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7 months7 monthstranlan257tranlan257 posted:
Prefab building manufacturers in Melbourne

I find it difficult to quote timber materials for the frame stage. A few big manufacturers in my contact declined to quote for non-account holders, reasoning an issue with timbers…

7 months7 monthstranlan257tranlan257 posted:
My building progress

Love the record of details you keep as a reference, I'm going through a different process (owner-builder and no loans).
I'm keeping a brief timeline to highlight some significant stages. My…

7 months7 monthstranlan257tranlan257 posted:
Currently building ??

May I ask if that's due to special bricks in the order that takes time for production? Hope it's not the general issue with a shortage of laborers/materials. I've just…

7 months7 monthstranlan257tranlan257 posted:
Timber Takeoffs service to framing

I am reaching out to the takeoffs service at https://tcaestimating.com.au/. If you know or have experience in this please give advice/feedback or recommend another. Ta.

7 months7 monthstranlan257tranlan257 posted:
Timber Takeoffs service to framing

Hi,
I need a timber takeoffs service for lumber materials to frame a double-story house. If you know someone who does timber takeoffs please feel free to recommend or PM me.
Regards
Lan

7 months7 monthstranlan257tranlan257 posted:
Building house in stages?

Thanks for the response. You're exactly right. Not many builders wanted to give quotes on some selected stages by owners to build. So I went on with the owner-builder option.…

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7 months7 monthstranlan257tranlan257 posted:
Prefab building manufacturers in Melbourne

Does anyone know a few prefab manufacturers in Melbourne? Looking for quotations of timber materials (wall frames, floor joists, roof trusses) to frame the house.
Thanks
LT

10 months10 monthstranlan257tranlan257 posted:
How much does it cost to build the concrete slab-on-ground?

Thanks for your reply. To become an owner-builder in Victoria, you need to pass the tests: theory and White Card training. You can get only one owner-builder permit for a…

10 months10 monthstranlan257tranlan257 posted:
How much does it cost to build the concrete slab-on-ground?

Hello, sorry I am an inexperienced owner-builder here, needing an estimate overall for my quotes from concreters. Attached is the footing plan, area summary 189m² (GF 135m², Garage 36m², Porch…

How much does it cost to build the concrete slab-on-ground?
10 months10 monthstranlan257tranlan257 posted:
Boundary survey

Big builders often have the site cost component (to be paid by owner) including a re-establishment survey if there are misplaced pegs.

10 months10 monthstranlan257tranlan257 posted:
How much does it cost to build the concrete slab-on-ground?

How much does it cost to build the concrete slab-on-ground foundation for a new house, footings area approx 190sqm?
Location: Melbourne West, 3030

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