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The true cost of building my house
Here, I am going to keep a comprehensive list of every cost I incure building my house.
I intend to make it as accurate as possible, including every cost no mater how small.
It will also include a running tally of labour & swaps.
Also, I am counting the total number of days I have worked on my house
This is so I can work out how much money I would have made instead of building, so I can add
it to the cost at the end. When added, it will give a very accurate, real cost, of building an alternative house.
Total costs for major stages:
Cost of land: $134,518.80   <Click for break down of costs>
Plus associated fees      
Cost of project:
Pre-construction costs: $2,714.53   <Click for break down of costs>
includes council fees      
insurances, courses etc       days w 359.5
       
To completion of slab: $21,659.11   <Click for break down of costs> w 300
Plus connection of all services       oth 348.5
       
       
       
Walls: $3,306.56   <Click for break down of costs> total 1008
       
Roof and upper rooms: $11,962.40   <Click for break down of costs>
       
Services $11,735.22    
       
Finishing off: $7,091.50   <Click for break down of costs>
       
Landscaping: $24.55   <Click for break down of costs>
       
Misc.      
Fixings $443.01    
consumables $475.83   <Click for break down of costs>
Misc. $1,767.20    
Shack $0.00    
       
Labour: $25,595.00   <Click for break down of costs>
Labour breackdown How much time spent on each activity?
Total cost: $86,774.91     Other costs: Cost of stuff ups:
  1 'BIG' roll of insulation        
  5 cartons of beer        
  Many home brews Tools $1,767.20    
  2 bottles of wine          
  1 day labour exchange        
               
Materials              
Laborers              
Contractors              
               
Days worked by me Days I have worked          
Total man days (me & labour) 564.75            
                 
  Buying the block of land          
  Land $119,000.00        
  Tax $14,141.60        
  Solicitors fees $1,377.20        
             
  Total: $134,518.80        
                 
                 
 
         
           
                 
                 
  Pre-construction costs        
                 
  Blue Mountains Council fees:          
 
Council fees for DA application
$564.00        
  long service levi $200.00        
  inspection notifications $297.00        
  road opening permit $100.00        
  Septic tank approval $150.00        
             
  total for council: $1,311.00   2003    
             
  Water board approval fee $26.00   2006    
  OB course - (compulsory) $295.00   2003    
  OB insurance $1,082.53   2006    
             
  Total Pre-construction costs: $2,714.53        
  Note: Most of the above cost were paid around 2003. Many of the fees & taxes have increased since then.
                 
                 
 
         
           
                 
  Building up until completion of slab    
                 
  Silt control:          
 
10 Hay bails
$95.00   @ $9.5 per bail!    
  Filter cloth $40.80        
             
  Total: $135.80        
             
  Excavation:          
  Bulk excavation $935.00   10/12/05    
  Detail excavation $470.00   1/2/05    
  Hire - Jackhammer $100.00        
             
  Total: $1,505.00        
             
  Services:          
  Getting power on $2,300.00   6/2/06    
  Moving temp. power box to house ...........?        
  Septic tanks $2,340.00   6/1/06    
  New sewage sceame ..???        
             
  Under Slab Plumbing $5,056.70   3/5/06    
  connecting town water          
  storm water          
  under slab          
  sewerage          
  Connecting septic tanks $500.00        
             
  Total for services: $10,196.70        
             
  Slab:          
  Slab dimensions are: 10m x 10m, with a 540mm step in the middle, & a retaining wall along two edges which changes in height from 1000mm too 400mm.
  Note:          
  The slab was poured in 3 stages (Retaining wall, Main slab, & step with top slab.    
  Doing 3 pours, significantly added to the cost of the slab in both time and money, but was the easyest way for inexperienced concreters like ourselves.
  Dates: 6/2/2006 to 10/3/2006          
  Concrete $700.00   Pour 1    
    $2,541.00   Pour 2    
    $1,692.90   Pour 3    
  Steel $1,677.03        
  Builders plastic $69.28        
  Wood for forming rebate for bricks $79.20   90x45 @3.3/m    
  In slab heating pipe $682.00   @ $4.6 per m    
  Termite protection with certification $460.00        
  Putty - To fill dents in formwork $16.50        
  Cable ties for slab heating hoses $3.70        
  Concrete pump hire $1,400.00   For three days    
  Screed hand $500.00        
             
  Total $9,821.61        
                 
                 
 
         
           
                 
  Walls up to First floor          
                 
  Mud walls:          
  Builders lime - bag $8.70   (Mitre 10 Blackheath)    
  Builders lime - bag $10.10   (Bunnings)    
  Sand & cement - 2 bags $11.00   2 bags (Mome Katoomba) 2/8/06  
  Sand & cement - 40kg bag $8.95   (Mitre 10 Blackheath) 21/9/06  
  Sand & cement - 40kg bag $8.95   (Mitre 10 Blackheath) 26/10/06  
  Cement - 2 bags $11.80   @ 5.9 (Mitre 10 Blackheath)    
  Cement - 5 bags $29.50   @ 5.9 (Mitre 10 Blackheath)    
  Cement - 6 bags $35.40   @ 5.9 (Mitre 10 Blackheath)    
  Cement - 3 bags $18.33   @ 6.11 (Bunnings)    
  Cement - 5 bags $29.50   @ 5.9 (Mitre 10 Blackheath)    
  Cement - 3 bags $23.00   @ 5.9 (Mitre 10 Blackheath) 28/7/06  
  Cement - 5 bags $29.50   (Mitre 10 Blackheath) 26/10/06  
  Cement - 7 bags $37.10   (Mitre 10 Blackheath) 2/12/06  
  Cement - 6 bags $37.20   (Mitre 10 Blackheath) 16/2/07  
  Cement - 10 bags $62.00   (Mitre 10 Blackheath) 8/3/07  
  Cement - 10 bags $62.00   (Mitre 10 Blackheath) 16/3/07  
  Cement - 10 bags $62.00   (Mitre 10 Blackheath) 5/4/07  
  Cement - 10 bags $62.00   (Mitre 10 Blackheath) 26/4/07  
  Cement - 10 bags $65.00   (Mitre 10 Blackheath) 7/6/07  
  Cement - 5 bags $32.50   (Mitre 10 Blackheath) 30/6/07  
  Cement - 5 bags $32.50   (Mitre 10 Blackheath) 12/7/07  
  Cement - 7 bags $45.50   (Mitre 10 Blackheath) 28/8/07  
  Cement - 6 bags $32.50   (Mitre 10 Blackheath) 8/11/07  
  1/2 tonne of sand $39.00   tunks landscape 17/3/08  
  1/2 tonne of sand $39.00   tunks landscape 8/4/08  
             
  Blackbutt x 10m $40.00   (+ 1 roll of insulation) 4/8/07  
  8 small railway sleepers $80.00     4/4/07  
  Bond Crete - 4lt $43.09   (Mitre 10 Blackheath) 6/7/06  
  Brick ties $33.15   1 box off 150 (Bunninings) 30/7/06  
  Damp course $22.95   230mm X 30m 21/9/06  
             
  Liquid Nails (2 tubes) $7.70   Bunnings 23/8/07  
  Liquid nails X 3 $11.50   Bunnings 16/9/07  
             
  Total: $1,062.72   (on-going)    
             
  Windows and Doors          
  AV515 adhesive $41.38   (3 tubes) 3/8/06  
  Liquid Nails (2 tubes) $9.76   (Mitre 10 Blackheath) 24/2/07  
  Liquid Nails (1 tube) $4.95   (Mitre 10 Blackheath) 21/3/07  
  Epoxy wood filler $17.50     6/7/06  
  Bar-D-K timber primer $43.40     16/8/06  
  Clear silicon $6.85   Blue Mts Hardware 26/9/08  
             
  Get Door threashholds cut $20.00     30/5/06  
  12 x toughened glass     5 cartons of beer (Crownies)    
        massive sheets    
  6 x toughened glass $60.00        
  2 x toughened glass $30.00        
  12 x toughened glass $10.00        
  Bathroom glass       17/11/06  
             
  External frenc doors $2,000.00     17/11/06  
             
  Total: $2,243.84   (on-going)    
             
 
         
 
 
   
             
Roof & upper walls:          
           
First floor and roof timber frme:          
  Timber -          
  250x50x24m pine @ $13.84/m $549.60   Blackheath Mitre 10 22/9/07  
  200x50x24m pine @ $9.06/m          
             
  250x45x40m pine @ $13.75/m $512.45   Home hardware Katoomba 21/9/07  
             
  250x50x6m pine @ $13.84/m $422.64   Blackheath Mitre 10 10/10/07  
  100x38x120m pine @ $2.83/m          
             
             
  250x50x24m pine @ $13.84/m $332.16   Blackheath Mitre 10 12/10/07  
  2x Plywood bracing $54.18   Blackheath Mitre 10 31/10/07  
             
  75x50x120m $360.00   Blackheath Mitre 10 18/10/07  
  75x50x36m $108.00   Blackheath Mitre 10 14/11/07  
             
  Bolts m12 x 120mm x 60 $68.85   Blackheath Mitre 10 19/9/07  
  Roof straping x 60m $37.90   Bunnings 16/9/07  
  Triplegrips $28.00   Bunnings 3/9/07  
  clouts $6.80   (Mitre 10 Blackheath) 8/11/07  
  Pryda flathead nails $17.89   Bunnings 13/10/07  
  speed bracing - 12m $23.52   Mitre 10 Blackheath 18/10/07  
  speed bracing - 70m $117.60   Mitre 10 Blackheath 16/10/07  
             
  Silver insulation $80.00   for enough for my house    
  Silver insulation $20.00   2 rolls    
  19 rolls R3.5   $150.00   Ebay 2/5/10  
  15m roll R3 $50.00   Timber-fix sale 12/6/09  
                 
  Sold extra insulation ($378.00)   Ebay 1/4/10  
             
  Colour bond roof and first floor cladding:        
  Colour bond + all facias etc $1,608.63   Jay Jay building supplies 29/10/07  
  tin $3,802.41   Jay Jay building supplies 19/11/07  
  Extra facia $74.58   Jay Jay building supplies 5/12/07  
  Extra facia $74.58   Jay Jay building supplies 29/10/07  
  Duraplank weather boards + joiners $444.56   Jay Jay building supplies 29/10/07  
  27 off 4200x230          
  Fibro eave boards $181.40   Jay Jay building supplies 29/10/07  
  20 off 2400x600          
  Touch up spray paint $11.50   Mitre 10 Blackheath 6/2/08  
  Touch up spray paint $10.20   Bunnings 17/4/08  
             
  Skylight - hall $250.00   trading post    
  Skylight - stair well $105.00   E-bay    
  Skylight - stair well $220.00   Timber-fix sale 12/6/09  
  Skylight - Attic $300.00   E-bay    
  Skylight - unused $300.00   E-bay    
             
  Roller shutters - Front $2,000.00     1/5/09  
  Leaf guard for gutters 17.95   thrifty link blackheath 11/3/11  
             
  Total: $11,962.40   (on-going)    
             
 
         
 
 
   
             
Internal services          
           
Interanl Pumbing          
  2 toilets $400.00   Ebay    
  Gas heater $200.00   trading post    
  Dampflex $220.00   Timber-Fix 4/6/09  
  Cement - 2 bags - Off white $15.90   (Mitre 10 Blackheath) 12/6/09  
  Pumber - Matt $6,888.88     24/7/09  
  wall plugs $5.90   (Mitre 10 Blackheath) 28/7/09  
  Pumber - Matt 2172.88        
             
             
  Electrical          
  100m Roll of 1.5mm 3-strand $75.00     2/5/09  
  Cross over switch $20.00        
  70m Roll of 1.5mm 3-strand $20.00   Garade sale 13/6/09  
  24m length of 1.5mm 3-strand $26.66   Buckly bros 1/9/09  
  Smoke detectors x2 $99.00   Buckly bros 9/9/09  
  Electrician $1,591.00   North Star 10/9/09  
             
  Total: $11,735.22        
             
 
         
 
 
   
             
Finishing off          
           
Finishing off          
  Sand paper $2.95   Mitre 10 Blackheath 30/1/08  
  Sand paper $13.40   Mitre 10 Blackheath 31/1/08  
  Paint $137.00   Bullaburra paint 14/2/08  
  Watsons - woodclean $15.41   Bunnings 27/1/08  
  Watsons - Decking oil $162.00   Bunnings 27/1/08  
  Touch up paint 1lt $32.95   Mitre 10 Blackheath 12/5/08  
  twisted wire brush drill attachment $13.95   Mitre 10 Blackheath 4/6/08  
  wire brush (x3) $8.85   Mitre 10 Blackheath 4/6/08  
  Pint stripper- Kwick strip 250ml $9.45   Mitre 10 Blackheath 5/6/08  
  Pint stripper- Accent 500ml $9.20   Mitre 10 Blackheath 5/6/08  
  Pint stripper- Citristrip 500ml $17.95   Mitre 10 Blackheath 5/6/08  
  Wrought iron balaustrade $3.25   ebay 2/8/09  
  cast iron grills $7.00   garadge sale 24/9/09  
  Antique door knobs $9.00   garadge sale 5/12/09  
  Gyproc scraps $5.00   garadge sale 5/12/09  
  Joint cement 4lt $16.32   Mitre 10 Blackheath 10/8/09  
  Joint cement 20lt $42.00   Timber Fix Lithgow 31/5/10  
  Gib sound board - 8 sheets   $120.00   JD 7/3/10  
  Gib sound board - 3 sheets   $45.00   JD 8/6/10  
  Gyproc - 29 sheets $435.22   Home hardware Katoomba 8/3/10  
             
  Tiling          
  Tiles lounge/bed/laundry $1,540.00   Tile Mega Mart 5/1/09  
  Slate sealer $95.85   Mitre 10 Blackheath 10/8/09  
  Tile adheasive $14.85   Mitre 10 Blackheath 10/8/09  
  Tile adheasive $30.00   Mitre 10 Blackheath 30/12/09  
  Grout 2kg $7.95   Mitre 10 Blackheath 14/8/09  
  Wall grout 10kg $23.85   Bunnings 18/8/09  
  Slate grout 10kg $29.70   Bunnings 18/8/09  
             
  Stairs              
  Steel stair stringer   38   Ebay 25/1/10  
                 
  Kitchen          
  Draw runners $15.00   Garadge sale 13/6/09  
             
  Bathroom          
             
  Floor boards $3,840.40   Laws auction 4/1/10  
  .. Delivery fee $350.00     4/1/10  
             
  Total $7,091.50   (on-going)    
             
             
 
         
 
 
   
             
Landscaping          
           
Landscaping          
  150mm dia Agg. line (4m) $1.00   Garage sale    
  scutch hammer bits -4 $8.70   Home hardware - Katoomba    
  scutch hammer bits -8 $14.85   Home hardware - Katoomba 705/2009  
             
  Total $24.55   (on-going)    
             
 
         
 
 
   
             
Misc. tools & materials          
           
           
  Fixings:          
  200 nail plates $35.00   From bunnings (On special)    
  Gang nails x 3(v large) $8.19   Bunnings 16/9/07  
  Nails (1kg) $7.26        
  Nails (15kg) $30.00        
  Screws - various sizes - 1000's $40.00   A carpenter friend    
  100 bolts $48.45   Bunnings 25/9/07  
  50 knuckle plates $42.50   Home hardware katoomba 5/10/07  
  Nails (5kg) $13.10   Home hardware katoomba 5/10/07  
  Nails (5kg) 75mm $24.50   Blackheath 31/10/07  
  Nails (5kg) 100mm $24.50   Blackheath 31/10/07  
  Batten scews - 500 $81.41   Blackheath 31/10/07  
  35 bolts $33.25   Blackheath 31/10/07  
  1kg gal clouts $8.80   Blackheath 3/12/07  
  1kg gal clouts $8.80   Blackheath 13/12/07  
  Building paper fixings $5.00   Blackheath 5/12/08  
  Screws zinc 50mm pk100 $8.50   Mitre 10 Blackheath 31/5/08  
  Screws zinc 75mm pk100 $16.50   Mitre 10 Blackheath 31/5/08  
  Nails $2.00   Garade sale 13/6/09  
  Raw plugs - two pkta $5.25   Mitre 10 Blackheath 24/7/09  
             
  Total: $443.01   (on-going)    
             
  Consumables          
  Drill bits $13.45        
  Drill bit - 12.5mm $19.51   Mitre 10 Blackheath 18/9/06  
  Drill bit - long 3/8 $24.15   Mitre 10 Blackheath 6/7/06  
  Drill bit - 25mm speedbore $15.30   Mitre 10 Blackheath 6/7/06  
  Drill bit - 32mm speedbore $9.50   Mitre 10 Blackheath 11/11/06  
  Power bit holder $20.96   Mitre 10 Blackheath 11/11/06  
  Auger 10mm x 400 long $17.95   Mitre 10 Blackheath 11/11/06  
  Drill bit 1/8" (x2) $2.40   Mitre 10 Blackheath 31/5/08  
  Drill bit 7/64" (x2) $2.40   Mitre 10 Blackheath 31/5/08  
             
  Cutting discs (steel x10) $19.50   Mitre 10 Blackheath    
  Angle grinder wheel remover $2.00     13/12/06  
  Cutting discs (steel x5) $10.00   Mitre 10 Blackheath 5/12/07  
  Cutting discs (steel x3) $8.85   Mitre 10 Blackheath 4/6/08  
  Cutting discs (steel x4) $8.36   Mitre 10 Blackheath 18/9/09  
             
  Circular saw blades (X2) $29.68     13/12/06  
  Circular saw blade $38.00     13/1/07  
  Circular saw blade $9.00     12/7/07  
             
  Electric plainer blades $15.95   Mitre 10 Blackheath 5/4/07  
  Electric plainer blades x2 $31.90   Mitre 10 Blackheath 5/12/07  
  Gas cartridges for paslo (X2) $17.90   Mitre 10 Blackheath    
  .Tougne and groove bit $40.00   woodwork show Syd 17/6/07  
  10 wire brushes $10.00   woodwork show Syd 17/6/07  
  String line chalk $6.75   Mitre 10 Blackheath 12/7/07  
  sanding belts - 3 $15.80   Home hardware 26/7/07  
  sanding belts - 7 $23.45   Mitre 10 Blackheath 30/8/07  
  chainsaw file $5.50     30/8/07  
  chalk line $4.75     5/10/07  
  chalk $6.85     5/10/07  
             
  PVC priming fluid 500 ml $4.62   Mitre 10 Blackheath 8/5/08  
             
  Router bit $23.40     28/6/07  
  Phillips head drill bits $8.00   Garadge sale 13/6/09  
  Router bit $9.95   (Mitre 10 Blackheath) 12/6/09  
             
  Total: $475.83        
             
  Tools:          
  Cement mixer $400.00        
  Stanley knife $22.30     21/9/06  
  small trowel $7.95     21/9/06  
  Medium trowel trowel $9.25     5/4/07  
             
  Hammer $21.00     18/9/06  
  Plum Bob $18.95     26/4/07  
  Hand saw $10.00     26/4/07    
  Hand saw $21.60     12/7/07    
  Hand saw $32.95   Home hardware 5/10/07    
  Hand saw x 2 $20.80     5/12/07    
  String level $7.50          
  Water level (Length of clear hose) $15.00          
  Getting drill & circular saw fixed $70.00          
  Drop saw $399.00     17/6/07    
  Router $300.00     17/6/07    
  Belt sander $150.00     17/6/07    
  Level $65.00     17/6/07    
  scutch hammer (home hardware) $44.75   Home hardware 26/7/07    
  Hand saw (home hardware) $32.95   Home hardware 26/7/07  
  Adjustable bevel $14.40   Bunnings 13/10/07  
  hole saw $27.50     5/12/07  
  hole saw pin $23.05     5/12/07  
  drill bit 1/8 x2 $4.80     5/12/07  
  tin snips $28.50     5/12/07  
  3 x tape measures $9.95     3/12/07  
  Tenching shovel $10.00     13/6/09  
             
  Total: $1,767.20        
             
  Misc:          
  Bottle of wine $15.00   Pay for neighbours power    
  Besser blocks $70.50        
  4 off 5m two by four $40.00   Top & btm plates for shed    
  Van hire to get glass up mountains $100.00        
  Tractor hire to move mud bricks $50.00        
  Spark plug for generator $5.00        
  Fuel for generator $5.00        
  Food (& drink) for volunteer's $150.00        
  Spark plug for Genny $5.00        
  Fuel for chainsaw $6.50        
  Fuel for Genny $10.00   (2 x $5)    
  Getting an extra set of plans stamped by council $10.00        
  Spare lock keys cut $6.60     24/6/06  
             
  Total: $473.60        
             
                         
  Labour & man-hour break down:          
                         
  Job     Days I have worked:   Paid labour:   Volunteer labour: Labour exchange
  Misc.                  
  Shed building / stuffing around     6.5             15
  Shack building / stuffing around     15.5            
                     
  Finding & obtaining materials (since job has started)     17.5            
  Transporting & packing materials     7         0.25   0.25
  carrying materials     3.25            
  Rearranging piles of stuff on my block     9            
  sorting recycled screws, bolts, ect     1.5            
                     
  organizing/research (since job has started)     13.25            
  organizing/running workers     11            
  reasearch                   1
                     
  Misc jobs (since job has started)     2            
  Cleaning site     18.75 1       1.25  
  Pottering     9            
  Upateing this web site when I should be working     1.5            
                     
                     
  Services & site prep:                  
  Tree lopping               3  
  Trees lopping + clearing site     3.5            
  chainsaw milling     0.75   0.25 40.00      
  Silt control     1            
  Bulk excavation     1            
  Detail excavation     1.25            
  Digging for plumbing     2            
  Digging in Telstra pit     0.25            
  Digging driveway     2.25   0.5 60.00      
  Sorting rocks     1.25            
  septic tanks     5            
  Power to site     0.5            
                     
  The house:                  
                     
  Slab                  
  Concrete slab     17.5            
  Slab         2 240.00      
  Slab formwork               2  
  Concrete pour         0.5 65.00      
                     
  Ground floor walls                  
  Moving bricks     1   3.25 410.00      
  Digging & sifting mortar     2.5   5.25 668.00      
                     
  Mud walls       1 38.75 4,682.00   3.5  
  Laying bricks     23            
  Sorting rocks for wall         1.75 216.00      
  Laying rock in mud walls         8 1,000.00      
  Poured earth molds     3   1.5 180.00      
  Formed earth walls     3   4.75 570.00   2  
  top plates on mud walls     3.75   2.25 270.00      
  Bagging     0.5   2.5 342.00      
                     
  Columns     8.75            
  Beams     9.25            
  Columns & Beams         6.25 768.00      
  Cutting notches in columns               0.25  
                     
  Finishing timbers (sanding etc)     1   3.25 300.00      
  Sunroom framing     2   2 356.00      
  windows in internal mud wall 1st floor     1 1 0.75 120.00   1  
                     
  First floor and roof framing                  
  Profesional carpenter         5 2,628.00      
  .. & appretice         5        
                     
  De-nail reused timbers     3   1.5 216.00   0.25  
  Cutting slabs     0.75   4.75 570.00      
  Prep rafters (Cut/nail plate)     0.5   0.25 36.00      
  Painting         1.25 156.00      
                     
  Nailing down floor joists     0.25   4 708.00      
  1st floor sub flooring     1   1.75 216.00      
                     
  Putting up rafters     3.75   3.5 494.00      
  Inserting blockouts btwn rafters     2.5   1.75 252.00      
  Bolting together rafters         1.5 216.00      
  triple griping joists and rafters     1.25            
                     
  stud walls     4.25   9 1,012.00      
  dormers side walls     4.25   3 510.00      
                     
  Roof                  
  Making scaff         0.5 72.00      
  Roof bracing         1 144.00      
  Battens     2   5 520.00      
            1 480.00      
  steel fascia boards/gutter     4.5 1 4.25 520.00      
  ColourBond roof     8.25   5.25 729.00      
  Install skylights     4.75 0.5 1.75 290.00      
                     
  External Cladding                  
  paper/flashing     0.75         0.25  
  Fascia boards - front     2.25   2 320.00      
  Tin - back     2   1.25 200.00   0.5  
                     
  dormers fascia     2   0.5 80.00      
                     
  External windows and doors                  
  Making window/door frames     8.25   1.25 200.00   2  
                     
  Ground floor Door & widow frames     13   7.25 870.00      
                     
  Installing front ceader windows     0.25   0.5 80.00      
  1st floor - Door & window frames -back     5   2 320.00      
  Installing glass in fixed windows     1   0.75 135.00      
                     
  Installing windows     0.25            
  Hanging external doors     1.75   1.75 270.00      
                     
  Finishing off external                  
  Eave framing     0.75   2.25 360.00      
  Eave boards     3   3 440.00      
  beading between eavs and fascia     0.25 1 0.25 20.00      
                     
  Sanding external beams     1.25   3 432.00      
  Painting     1   1.5 216.00      
  oilling external timber     0.25         0.25  
                     
  finishing of front windows     0.25   0.25 40.00      
  window boarders     0.5 1.5       0.5  
                     
  Front door awning     2            
                     
  Internal (non-structural) stud walls                  
  stud walls     1.5   2.75 696.00 1    
  Attic floors     3   0.5 72.00 1.5    
  Attic claddings     3.5   1 120.00   0.5  
  Attic internal windows     1.25         0.25  
  framing up laundry     0.25   0.25 40.00      
  Installing door jframes     0.25            
  Hanging door       1          
  bagging first floor walls     0.75         0.75  
                     
  Finishing off internal                  
  Cleaning mud of rocks in wall     1   1 144.00   2.5  
  Finishing internal timbers         0.5 72.00      
  Cleaning glass     0.25            
                     
  Cupboards/     1         1  
  Bedroom Storage areas     6.5         3.25   0.75
                     
                     
  battens and trim for gyproc       5         0.5  
  Insulation     6   0.25 40.00      
  Gyproc installing     8.75         2.5  
  Gyproc plastering     3.5         2.5   1
  Beeding attic       1.25         0.75   1
  painting attic       0.25             1
                     
  Painting       1       2   0.5
                     
  Stacking floor boards     0.5         0.75  
                     
  Plumbing                  
  General helping     0.5            
  chasing pipes & re-mudding     2.75            
  Slab under hot water heater     0.5            
  sewer scheme - cleaning     1            
  sewer scheme - digging     2            
                     
  Electrical                  
  Running wirers     6.5   0.25 36.00      
  Instaling lights/power points     2            
  Running AG6 & Cat5e     1            
  sorting/fixing lead lights     1            
                     
  Gas                  
  Digging     1.25         0.5  
                     
  Kitchen                  
  Kitchen benchs     2            
  Wall cupboard area     1            
                     
  Bathroom(s)/laundry                  
  Helping plumber     0.5            
        1.75         1.75  
  Sealing     2            
  Fibro     3         2  
  Cleaning used slate tiles     2            
  Laying tiles     4            
  grouting     1            
  Laundry cupboard     1.75            
  mosaic     4.5         1.25  
                     
  Landscaping                  
  Retaining walls side of house     2   1.75 210.00      
  Garden retaining walls     3.75   0.25 30.00   2.25  
  Agg. Drain around house         0.75 96.00      
  Garden building     2         2.5  
  tire retaining walls     2            
  Other     0.5            
                     
                     
        Days I have worked   Paid labour   Volunteer  
  Total:     394.25   181.25 $25,595.00   44.5   20.5
                     
                     
  Days lost by:                  
                         
  (Note: That I only work Wendsday to Friday on my house, So all these            
  lost days are within a 3 day week)                  
  _2006                  
  Rain !!!!!     53            
  Sick - mostly due to hay fever     31            
  Damaged shoulder     3            
  Car saga     36            
  Car breaking down in Adelaide....Going to Adelaide to pick            
  up stuff....looking for new car....buying new car....new car            
  breaking down....Getting money back.........looking for              
  another car....buying another car....and then that one breaking            
  down! Arrgh!... Fixing it etc etc                  
                     
  To tiered (Bludging)     5            
  Holidays     11            
  Total:     139            
                     
  _2007                  
  rain     26            
  injury     2.5            
  Hayfever     3            
  Car problems     1            
  Hospital procedure     1            
  To tiered (Bludging)     9            
  Holidays     3            
  Waiting for direction from mud expert     3            
  Total:     48.5            
                     
  _2008                  
  Holidays     22            
  People visiting     25            
  To tiered (Bludging)     10            
  Total:     57            
                     
  _2009                  
  Holidays     19            
  Helping Cindi     21.5            
  Education     48.5            
  To tiered (Bludging)     4.5            
  sick     1.75            
  Hayfever     3.25            
  gone climbing instead     2.5            
  Giving people tours of house     3            
  Total:     104            
                     
  _2010                  
  Holidays     3            
  Medical related       4.75            
  helping cindi       10.25            
  To tiered (Bludging)     1.25            
  gone climbing instead     0.25            
  Gardening (procastinating)       0.25            
  Council cleanups!       1            
  Mega Party stuff       3            
  making arm / arm packaging       1.25            
  Giving people tours of house     2.25            
  Houshold choirs       1.75            
  Total:     29