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Discussion in 'Development' started by Big Daddy, 24th Aug, 2016.

  1. Big Daddy

    Big Daddy Well-Known Member

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    Ive seen this a few times in recent builds and would like to know what everyone thinks?

    If anyone is currently constructing with them or knows roughly how much extra they are over a standard cove cornice for ~ 150sqm house (all rooms)

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  2. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    FWIW I love the look - [​IMG]
    Pricing
     
  3. MrFox

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    You need a good plasterer because they need to be very precise with cutting the plaster therefore time consuming. It might add about 1/3 to the cost.
     
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  4. Speede

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    First you need a good carpenter + good timber.

    Next you need a good gyprocker. It's expensive...on the house i just finished i square set around the windows no architraves.29 windows

    Cost a bomb
     
  5. Scott No Mates

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    The 'w' moulding solves that problem - it gets fixed to the wall first, the sheet is slid over the bottom lip and supported by it. No different than using wall angle.
     
  6. Tufan Chakir

    Tufan Chakir Well-Known Member

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    There are similar products about - one I've used is a PVC strip that creates the gap. Plasterers don't like it - it adds time and cost. Square set (no cornice) is much cheaper - yes about 1/3 added cost for the nicer detailing.
     
  7. MrFox

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    It is cheaper and looks good but its prone to crack. Most houses are build from green timber these days.
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Epic fail @MrFox - 'green' timber refers to unseasoned.

    Most structural grade pine (MGP) is ecologically sourced from plantations and kiln dried to prevent the timber from warping, twisting or shrinking post installation.

    Hardwoods may be used green as they are more difficult to work with once seasoned.

    Treated pine for external use isn't kiln-dried.
     
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  9. MrFox

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    Fair enough. Poor choice of words. :)
    Every new house will need to settle so there will be movement. That may create issues with square set.
     
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  10. Big Daddy

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    Fantastic MrFox
     
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  11. MrFox

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    Too busy digging a tunnel to the chook house Mr Bruce Wayne. I hope I will not dig in to your cave by accident and damage your shadow line ceiling. :)
     
  12. MrFox

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    Is this too much? :)
     
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  13. boeman

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    Two extra costs in doing this:

    $30l/m extra over a cove cornice + builders margin.
    $35m2 extra over standard ceilings to timber for direct fix furring channels + builders margin.

    We do it on every house throughout pretty much. Above charges are from an excellent ceiling fixer. Could get cheaper, but nastier finish.
     
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  14. Stoffo

    Stoffo Well-Known Member

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    I like the "shadow man" o_O
    Mr Fox caught him in that first pic
    3/4 of the way up the stairs:p
    You can still see his lower body, naked :eek:
     
  15. RenegadeDom

    RenegadeDom Well-Known Member

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    Do these on quite a few jobs, P50 shadowline cornice. Requires a bit more precision but any good gyprocker will do it with ease and the cost differential is well worth it.
     
  16. the world is your oyster

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    To do p50 shadow line wild be around $30-$40 a lineal meter depending on ceiling height
    I wouldn't use wall angle in a house I would use metal p50
    Wall angle is more used for commercial jobs