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Saturday, April 30, 2016

House building in Brisbane

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LET ME EXPLAIN; This blog has a double role; one of which is to advertise if we have anything on the marcked to rent or sell. So if you are looking for any property to rent, scrol down the page and you cmight find what you are looking for.
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House building in Brisbane
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What we have here is a brick veneer house being built. We are writing some building post to keep our readers interested in building and building works, in the hope that they also might be interested in some of our advertisement.












House building in Brisbane
Dear readers, in this post we are going to talk about building work, because this is what I did when I came to Australia; so, we are going to talk about House building in Brisbane in the sixties; Brick bases under timber houses, and, Working as a bricklayer labour. Now as you can see we are taking about the old way of building houses, but it does not matter if it is the old way of doing things, because building houses is just building houses and it does not matter when we have done that, as the same way can be used again and again, so there is still something that we could learn from it; anyhow, we would also like to help those people that are reading our posts, in the hope of finding or building their modern dream home, therefore they are looking also for modern houses, so we are going to place a few links within this post and the following posts, just in case they are looking for modern houses, but let us continue our main article about building house in Brisbane in the sixties. 
What we are going to talk about next might seem strange to people that live in the old continent of Europe as over there most houses are made of masonry, as the timber over there is more expansive than in Australia. Of course there might also be other good reasons why they are made of masonry, perhaps it is because of the colder climate, you see thick walls of masonry would absorb the heat during summer and act as storage of this heat by releasing it slowly during the colder months, and perhaps other reasons as well, anyhow houses over there would be built mostly from masons bricklayer and concreter, and the carpenters would only play a smaller part than they do in Australia, as the carpenters would be building some form-work and the roofs only, when the roofs were made of timber, because even the roofs sometimes are made of concrete today.
Therefore, I have to say that when we the European migrants that came to Australia in the sixties, we thought this is strange to live in timber houses, and we have to say that we had a real surprise to see that the carpenter played the role of builders, when houses were being built, because in the sixties most houses here were mainly made of timber, we are saying this here just to compare houses building, between the old continent and Australia in those times, and we are not saying that this was good or bad practice, since we soon accepted the way of life we found and we thought there must be a good reason for it.
So, we all did what we had to do in whatever employment we found, and those of us who ended up working in the building industry just did what we were told to do. But as we all know just about everything changes with time and also the building of house would slowly change, as we will see later on even this sort of building houses with timber would slowly change even here. Now that we have made this comparison, let us go back to what I was doing myself in helping to build these houses; this help will become self-explained as we keep writing what we were doing.   Therefore, let us talk about how most houses were being built by teams of workers, because that is how we were building houses in South East Queensland in the sixties.
Anyhow, we want to keep this post short, because the readers these days are all in a harry, therefore they like short articles, so we will come back to write more about this sort of work, in our next post, where we will also talk about modern house building. See you soon.

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House building in Brisbane 
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Monday, April 25, 2016

Coorparoo flat for rent

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Coorparoo flat for rent
Two bedroom $300 PW
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This is the right hand side of building and driveway to 1 car accommodation under building.













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Front of building as seen from the road












Laundry in common under building, with washing machine










Available now

Coorparoo unit for rent

Coorparoo, 2-bedroom flat for rent available from 30 April 2016 
Clean 2 bedrooms flat for rent, $300 P.W.
Location; flat 4- 28 Hipwood Avenue Coorparoo Brisbane
Initial cost, 2 weeks rent + 4 weeks for bond
minimum 3 months’ lease
Qualified tenants have to sign a minimum 3 months Rental Agreement
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For inspection call Frank Tel. 3397 9614
Open for inspection, Saturday between 9.30 AM to 10.30 AM
Or visit our site any time you want at; 28- Hipwood Avenue Coorparoo and if you like what you see, then you can call Frank to make an appointment, Tel. No: 3397 9614;
Or you can email us at, hipwoodac@gmail.com
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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Salisbury Office-Warehouse for lease

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For lease Office and Warehouse
Salisbury, only 8 km from the Brisbane CBD.
Fantastic Unit on Evans Road - Owner Prepared to Meet the Market
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An opportunity exists to lease this office-warehouse in Salisbury

Location 3-128-136 Evans Road Salisbury, only 8km form Brisbane CBD
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Asking $35,000, other details need to talk to agent or owner, 07-3397 9614 or mob 0417 176 194, email; mazmench@hotmail.com

This is an opportunity to rent this office warehouse straight from the owner, if you want; which could help to keep the price down, at least part of the agent fee could be split and benefit both the owner ant the lease. 
Other descriptions: 
280 sq meters modern tilt panel unit 
160 sq meters clear span warehouse 
120 sq meters of modern office space over two levels  
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This post is still being written and there will be more information soon, however you can ring us up if you are interested. There are some photos here under, but the best thing is to inspect it, you will be pleasantly surprised, about the office space and what they offer.  
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warehouse front entrance 1



inside warehouse 2







warehouse 3

warehouse and entrance door 4

















The photos above show the warehouse front and space, but this rental property has lots of office space



ground floor
front desk and internal entrance to warehouse 5












second office room on ground floor 6




upstairs front office 7
second upstairs office room 8
third upstairs office room 9
fourth upstairs office room 10











kitchenette 11


fully tiled bathroom 12









inside bathroom 13
inside warehouse 15

inside office 14












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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Making your own concrete

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 Making your own concrete


This is a typical concrete mixer to mix concrete and mortar to lay bricks used on site, they can be electric or have a petrol engine.













Stepped foundations, when the ground is not flat it is necessary to lay the foundations with steps in them, so that the foundations are level for the bricklayers to lay bricks on them. See the picture this is a typical way of laying the foundations.






This is one short concrete stump with ants capping; These type of stumps could be used up to 2.4 meter high under the houses, after that a bigger stump would be required.






 Making your own concrete
Making your own concrete on site from scratch
Dear readers, this post is the continuation of our last post, Australia affordable houses, where we were talking about, how we build these affordable house in the sixties, when I came to Australia, we had reached a point where we were about to explain how we make our own concrete on site. Now, let me explain what is meant by concrete in buildings and how it is made would be good to know; if during your life you are going to do any sort of renovations, it would be useful to know how to make your own concrete properly, so that you might understand what is required and how and why it must be done in certain ways, you will find it written in this hub. Some people might say here that today thing are usually done in a different way, so why bother to tell us all this stuff about how to mix concrete properly, when we can buy the concrete ready mixed by truckload, or in bags and all you have to do is to add water to make concrete.
Here I would like to say, that perhaps today in the big cities and large towns, you may not need to know what I am going to write here, because most thing are ready made: but anyhow, I am still going to write how concrete is made for the outback, and for those people that happen to live in a poor country, and for them it would be helpful to know how concrete is made from scratch.
Anyhow, it would be helpful to know how concrete is made from scratch, because that is the only way if you don’t want to make costly mistakes when you build something using cement and other building materials. Therefore, let me tell you how we were mixing our own concrete in the sixties and also what is usually required to do that and how it is supposed to be done, if you want a good job done and the concrete to last a long time.
By the way here we need to clarify one thing as I am worried that some people might not be sure what is meant by the word concrete, because usually they would replace it with the word cement; on building the word concrete means all the element mixed together able to harden to a solid consistency within a certain length of time, therefore it has got to be done the right way.
One of the most important things while mixing concrete is that the concrete should be well mixed and to a workable consistency using the least amount of water possible, because if too much water is used then the concrete becomes weaker, therefore it must be done properly.
Usually concreting and other jobs are done according to its specifications, you see any good firm that makes building plans, which may be just a small house or something else of more importance, and they have to writes also the specification how the job needs to be done. In these specifications it will be written what material to use how to use it and also the quantity and quality required. Therefore, to concrete say a foundation for an average small house, the specification written in those times could usually say that the concrete should be mixed to a consistency at least 1 to 6; for people that knew this it meant that to mix the concrete you should use 1 part of Portland cement 2 parts of river sand and 4 parts of gravel (aggregate) and mix it as required until an even consistency is achieved. For the stumps usually would be a bit more cement than the foundations. But I have to say that sometimes even these rules had to be changed a bit depending on the material that could be delivered on that local site.
Now let us say that we are ready to start mixing the first batch of concrete, as we have made everything ready, and everything has been delivered. To make concrete you need at least four elements of materials plus clean water; 1 Portland cement, 2 washed river sand, 3 clean or washed gravel and 4 reinforcement steel rods, and also it is helpful if you have a mixer if you have to mix a large amount of concrete, because to mix by hand is hard work and the concrete needs to be well mixed.
Now let us start the mixer and make the first batch, while the mixer is turning around, the very first thing you put in the mixer is water, one must be careful not to put too much water to start with, it has got to be just enough to mix everything to a certain consistency, so let us say that we put 8 litres of water (the amount of water can be different, since it depends on the amount of water that is already in the (sand gravel) aggregate) then we put in the mixer cement, next is the river sand twice as much as the cement and then the clean gravel 4 time as much as the cement; here the mixer is going around and mixing everything together.
For people that do this job all the time it is easy for them to see if the concrete that is being mixed has the right consistency required; if it is too dry just add a bit of water and if it is too wet you have to add a bit of everything else. There you are it is not too hard if you know how to do it.
What I have written above here applies only to house building of less importance, for building that are large and important the concrete needs to be to a very high standard and specifications.
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Concrete requires team work
To concrete usually requires team work
In order to concrete well and do a fair amount of work on these houses you need a team. Our team was usually three of us, I as builder labour, John as bricklayer and Con the contractor who was a bricklayer and concreter. So I was usually on the mixer mixing the concrete, one was with a wheelbarrow taking the concrete from the mixer to the foundations that we were concreting and one was fixing the concrete in place.
Fixing the concrete for the foundation was physically the lightest job, when we were mixing the concrete with this mixer on site, but it also was/is the most responsible job, because while concreting the foundations first of all you have to make sure that the steel rods reinforcement was in the right position, at the same time you had to pack the concrete down and then the concrete in the foundations has to be finished level, this was easy when the ground was level, but when the ground was not level, it was necessary that some steps were made and they had to be to gauge, which was equal to the thickness of one or two laid bricks or more, or perhaps the thickness of a laid block, if blocks were going to be used to build the walls on this foundation, whatever was going to be used to lay on the foundations, we had to try to make an adjustment while we were laying the foundations; therefore this was the job for the experts, at that time it was not that hard, because mixing by hand even using a mixer was a slow job, so the bloke that was fixing the concrete had plenty of time to do his job right.
What I have written above is how we used to lay some small foundations in the early sixties, which are much the same as we would lay foundations today, except that today we just order concrete already mixed, but we have to be really ready with everything and everything has got to be in the right place, because the concrete ready-mix truck will unload its concrete very quickly, so there is no time to do anything else except to fix the concrete at the right level as quickly as possible and as required.
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Concreting stumps on site
Concreting stumps on site
Now let me go back again to the early sixties, when we were concreting these stumps on site, as this is not done very much today, the reasons for this change it is because the buildings have gradually changed in many ways and also today some of these stumps can be made in a concrete factory and when cured can be delivered to the building site, where the worker can erect them as required. There are other reasons also and later on we will be looking at this also.
To concrete these stumps on site we had some steel forms of various length, and these forms were assembled together with steel pins, so we first of all we would assemble these steel forms and then start to mix concrete, we had also make sure that the stumps were exactly in the right place by using the marked profiles and tight line between them.
In this case it was an easy job for the fellow that is mixing concrete, but a lot harder for the blokes that had to pour the concrete in the stumps formwork and make sure that the stump was exactly in the right place and finished at the right height and were also plumb (perfect vertical position). It was also necessary that some reinforcing rods were placed in the right position with a purpose made devise. These are how we made those onsite stumps in the sixties.
These concrete stumps that we made in the sixties were better that the timber stumps that they were replacing, because it was an improvement as they did not rot with the passing of time and the white ants would not eat them, as they did with the timber stumps. Here we could say that these concrete stumps on site were easy to make, if you knew the procedure, in fact it was easier to make a set of stumps than to fix concrete stumps made in the factory, as there was no heavy lifting involved.
But although these concrete stumps were easy to make, they would be hard to move to a different position. So to anyone that is going to attempt to dig out these stumps to move them to a new position, they better think twice because I tell you that the part that is under the ground is a lot larger than the stumps at the top. Remember what I said in our previous hub, we had to dig a hole sixty centimetre dip in the natural ground, and at the bottom should be a level base not less than forty centimetres square.
I believe that we have said enough in this post as we have explained the work that we did on this affordable houses and we will be coming back to talk about more building work in our next post, house building in Brisbane. See you soon.
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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Australia affordable houses

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Australia affordable house
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This is one of those affordable house that were being built in the sixties. They were good house, even though they were built as cheap as they could be built, for reason of affordability.







Australia affordable house
Dear readers, today we are going back to post just a simple post about housing, because we would like to insure that this blog is not forgotten, so I am going to write about the work that I did when I came to Australia, and in particular we are going to talk about the old housing industry in Australia, when I was working on these affordable house, so let me start telling you.

In Australia as well as in other part of the world not all the houses are the same, because houses come in a variety of styles and sizes, of course we all would like to live in the best houses available, but most of us would not be able to afford large expansive houses, therefore, we have to be happy to live in any house that we can afford to buy or rent.

For this simple reason of affordability, in order to satisfy the house market so to speak, there are several types of house that are being built at any given time. Here I am not going to mention the many type of houses that could be built, because we are only saying this to point out to you what we are going to say next about building affordable houses, in order to point out the sorts of houses that I ended up working on, or to fix or build in the early sixties.

In the early sixties I ended up working on average houses that the working class could afford to buy, or at least the aim of the builders that were building these houses was based in this affordability, since they had designed them with this purpose in mind, because in the end even though they had been built cheap not all of us would be able to afford to buy them. But anyhow this was the purpose of building these types of cheap houses in the early sixties.

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Building houses from scratch

My story of building affordable houses from scratch

Let me say this, one of the reasons why I have started writing all these articles about building houses is because, I would like to tell you the story of my life and what I did when I came to Australia; but at the same time I would like to say something useful to my readers, and I believe that knowing how the houses are built might be useful for my readers as well, since knowing a few things about building houses comes handy at times; you see, we all live in houses and therefore we would like to know as much as we can about them.

Now what I might be telling you here is the story of my life and how I worked in the building industry, but while I am doing that I am going to make an effort to describe how these building things were and are done with as many details as I can, so that anyone interested in houses might be able to learn something useful from these building articles.

Now has I have explained already in our last article, I was working in the building industry with this Italian builder, with this builder not only we were re-stumping or building rooms under the existing houses, but we would also build new houses from scratch. As I have already said at the beginning of the sixties most of the digging were still done by hand, especially the type of work that we were doing on these new houses, as machines then were used mostly if there was a lot of digging to be done and with the machines of those days one can only dig straight forward things and not small detailed digging as they were required to do for these type of houses, anyhow as I said, I did a lot of this digging work as I was employed as builder labour.

Therefore, now let us imagine that I have finished digging these stump holes and some foundation for this new house, as I have explained in our previous article, and now, we need to concrete the foundation and also to concrete stumps. So let us go over what we had to do, because in those times these things were started from scratch, yes form scratch and by this we mean that we did just about everything ourselves by hand.

I believe that this post is already long enough, so we are going to talk about how to make concrete, in our next post, so, see you soon.

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Friday, April 1, 2016

For lease office and warehouse

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An opportunity exists to lease this office and ware house in Salisbury

For lease office and warehouse
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Asking $35,000 need to talk to the owner, 07-3397 9614 or mob 0417 176 194, email; mazmench@hotmail.com  



90 sm office and 200 sm warehouse
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For lease office and warehouse
this is an opportunity to rent this office warehouse straight from the owner, which could help to keep the price down, at least part of the agent fee could be split and benefit both the owner ant the lease. this post needs to be edited and as soon as we have time.