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    Ceasarstone Pricing

    Hi,

    I am just looking at getting a new kitchen island benchtop installed and was looking at both the Ceasarstone Standard and Deluxe Ranges.

    Has anyone had recent experiences with a supply +...
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    Ceiling Plaster Noggins

    When are ceiling plaster noggins required for the plasterer?

    I have seen a lot of noggins just off the top plate of rooms and in some cases Iíve seen noggins installed generally whereas in other...
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    Thanks for the link. What do you mean by ĎBVí?...

    Thanks for the link.

    What do you mean by ĎBVí? What is your background out of interest?
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    Head and Sill Flashing

    Hi all,

    Can someone elaborate on the most common way head and sill flashings are installed?

    My understanding was as follows:

    Sill - flashing should be embedded under the course below the...
  5. I came across a flush transition whereby the...

    I came across a flush transition whereby the frameless shower screen was essentially attached to the tiles with clear caulk. Couldn't see a waterstop anywhere - may have been under one of the glass...
  6. Are you saying with a walk in shower that no...

    Are you saying with a walk in shower that no waterstop is required between shower base and tiles?

    I'm just a bit confused as to how to achieve the flush transition between the shower and the...
  7. Flush transition between bathroom and shower

    Hi,

    I am looking to do a small bathroom reno and have a flush transition between tiled area and shower (so it is flush level).

    How should I be installing the waterstop angle, waterproofing,...
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    Treating Bottom Plate after finalised

    Hi all,

    This is a strange one but on our framing inspection, the RBS indicated the following for the bottom plate in our basement:

    "Seal bottom plate to prevent ingress of moisture at a later...
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    Thanks mate!

    Thanks mate!
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    Bricking around windows

    Hi all,

    How do bricklayers ensure, when bricking a house, that there is a flush connection between the brickwork and the wall openings on the house's exterior?

    Does this come from the...
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    Okay great thanks for this, so no part of the...

    Okay great thanks for this, so no part of the connection between mains and hot water service is under ground?

    Also regarding drinking water, how is this connection made from the mains and it is...
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    I'll ask the plumber next time on site.. ...

    I'll ask the plumber next time on site..

    Regarding hot water supply and drinking water, how does this travel from the water mains to our tap?

    Eg is hot water just water mains > hot water...
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    Resi slab....itís just the risers coming through...

    Resi slab....itís just the risers coming through and some of the tops of the PVC pipes are pink, others are yellow and others are blue. I assume stormwater and sewerage are different colours but not...
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    Just to clarify, I'm referring to the actual PVC...

    Just to clarify, I'm referring to the actual PVC pipes coming through the slab (the risers) the plumbers install prior to slab being poured. Pink, yellow and blue
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    Coloured PVC Pipes (Spray Painted)

    Hi all,

    Just wondering if any plumbers (or anyone else) can verify if the colour coding of PVC pipes with spray paint prior to slab being poured.

    I keep seeing yellow, pink and blue spray...
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    Great thanks mate

    Great thanks mate
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    Wall Framing - Straightening and Plumbing

    Hi all,

    Just a couple of quick questions for the chippies:

    In the process of straightening and plumbing walls, is someone able to answer the following:

    1. Do all walls have to be perfectly...
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    You're right. I definitely missed a key component...

    You're right. I definitely missed a key component of the process. My mistake.

    With all of the knowledge I have gained, I will price up the entire job as accurately as possible and post it to this...
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    Yep - those rates are definitely accurate at 1m3....

    Yep - those rates are definitely accurate at 1m3. The sentiment from builders (even see comment below for 17 cubic metres) is that when such a large volume is ordered (let's say over 15m3), that rate...
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    Hi mate, Thanks for this information. To be...

    Hi mate,
    Thanks for this information.

    To be honest, when I was talking to several builders, for a 250sqm house slab, they indicated that at that volume, the price would be even lower.

    They...
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    Thank you for the reply. I have accounted for...

    Thank you for the reply.

    I have accounted for foundation mesh and concrete in the figures, but have not accounted for materials required for:
    1. vapour barrier
    2. Boxing

    In terms of these...
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    I think that would be retail rate. Even just...

    I think that would be retail rate. Even just having a squizz on Hanson's website, can get 25 MPA for $205/m3. Trade rate bulk would be even less..
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    Hey mate, Thank you for taking the time to...

    Hey mate,
    Thank you for taking the time to respond.

    In terms of insurance, tax, etc, I understand these will be additional costs, but I'm just specifically looking at the margin involved in the...
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    What do you mean by this? Even by doing a...

    What do you mean by this?

    Even by doing a simple google search and clicking the first link, I already have found concrete at a cheaper rate than $200/m3. Please see below:

    Pricing

    If you...
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    I've posted this cost breakdown in response to...

    I've posted this cost breakdown in response to another comment, but do you think any of my assumptions in the below are incorrect?

    On a $25K job, let's say we are looking at 25m3 for the full job...
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    Hi Marc, On a $25K job, let's say we are looking...

    Hi Marc,
    On a $25K job, let's say we are looking at 25m3 for the full job (assuming 250sqm).

    From a high level cost breakdown, assuming there is a 4 man crew (including the company owner), the...
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    Concreting Slab - DIY or Hire a Concretor?

    Hi all,
    new to the forum.

    I was just seeking some answers as to a potential cost breakdown for a DIY set up for a house slab (I pay for everything and set it all up, except for the pour) which is...
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