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« Reply #75 on: April 13, 2017, 12:50:54 PM »

It's not balloon framing.  The house is built in a factory in standard sized sections, and then assembled onsite.  Assembly takes about a week (as opposed to the 16 weeks we were advised for a normal brick or block build).
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« Reply #76 on: April 13, 2017, 01:32:47 PM »

I think you should do the bathroom yourself. 

I am doing it myself.  Who do you think gutted it, did the electrical & plumbing?  I just didn't want to finish it, as I have other things I'd rather be doing, like building my boat.

But for 5 grand, I have continued working on it.  It's just gonna take a lot longer than a week.

Hell, I had one guy quote me over a grand, cash, for just the drywall.  That's robbery.
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« Reply #77 on: April 13, 2017, 02:22:18 PM »

Yes, it is robbery, I agree.  The money these people earn is almost enough to get me to train as a plumber.
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« Reply #78 on: May 03, 2017, 11:09:06 AM »

Got three quotes for a SIPS based system, all of which come in considerably cheaper than the 'bloke with a cement mixer' option.

The walls and roof - but without cladding and tiles - come to 20,000.  Cladding and tiles about 10,000.  Foundations, about 10,000.  Windows, 10,000.  Basically, everything costs 10,000.

But I reckon we can have an extension for 70,000 instead of 120,000. 
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