Owner Builder Forum
BeetalooSteel frame or wood frame roof truss costSteel frame or wood frame roof truss cost
25 April 2015
On my build, the supply cost of the roof trusses (timber) was insignificant in the overall build cost. i.e. $20/m2. I would choose the type of roof truss that best suits…
barkersontheblockAttaching hardwood decking to steel joistsAttaching hardwood decking to steel joists
21 April 2015
Hi Heather, I have just about finished laying 180sqm of WA Jarrah and I first used wing tips but then just used normal screws without the wing tips as the price difference…
barkersontheblockAnyone purchased timber flooring direct from the mill?Anyone purchased timber flooring direct from the mill?
1 March 2015
Hey Trixee I purchased some jarrah tongue and groove from a mill down south which I found to be better than what all the flooring places in Perth where trying to sell me…
yvonnehTiny home on foundation, strawbale 55sqm. Floorplan.Tiny home on foundation, strawbale 55sqm. Floorplan.
24 February 2015
akapackerWindow and Door Wrap for waterproofingWindow and Door Wrap for waterproofing
23 February 2015
Thanks Stewie. All makes sense. I was going to get a rebate put into the slab for the doors, so I could avoid a step to the inside floor covering, but the sill is only…
akapackerCondensation and Vapour Permeable/Impermeable MembranesCondensation and Vapour Permeable/Impermeable Membranes
21 February 2015
Probably best to read the document, because it depends on your location and climate conditions. Recommendations are very different for tropical vs temperate regions.
ELLDo I need any special owner-builder permit for a workshop?Do I need any special owner-builder permit for a workshop?
12 February 2015
Hi Richard, In Vic you need to be an owner builder for any domestic building works with a cost of works of $12,000(ie labor and materials at commercial prices.....no I'm…
wobbly1Frame construction on concrete slab for 4x5m BV shedFrame construction on concrete slab for 4x5m BV shed
1 January 2015
most posters seem to end with an under size slab!! , so you have done alright there. 30 mm is really only 15 mm per side (wall), which is an extra air gap providing…
greenifyGreenify Consulting - a huge thank you and recommendation!Greenify Consulting - a huge thank you and recommendation!
26 December 2014
Hi Nectar, Congratulations on your achievement and thanks for your recommendation. The real hero here is YOU as you have proved that taking a risk and knowing your…
qebtelOwner builder seeking services of a project managerOwner builder seeking services of a project manager
24 December 2014
We're looking into the idea of owner building but looking to engage the services and expertise of a project manager to oversee and ensure the…
Stewie DNeed help with lentil positioning and size in frame openingNeed help with lentil positioning and size in frame opening
16 November 2014
I'd say they have just provided you the lintels in rough lengths so you can cut them on site. Common lengths for timber are 1800, 2100, 2400, 2700, 3000mm etc which is how…
mossydotsShed with ancillary accomodation - Struct Engineering etcShed with ancillary accomodation - Struct Engineering etc
31 October 2014
Now that is a very practical suggestion Beetaloo, thank you.
WonkywalkerPerth Hills, Gidgegannup - Our Owner-build JourneyPerth Hills, Gidgegannup - Our Owner-build Journey
30 October 2014
Love your ensuite design and colours - the stepped bath is gorgeous!
kavehmanRender help to go with Boral Brahman Granite BrickRender help to go with Boral Brahman Granite Brick
23 October 2014
A shudder just went down my spine. Black window frames !!! Personally not a fan. Best piece of advice I would give is grab the list of homes from austral of people that…
aloenyxBuilding stage inspections, will you spend the money or not?Building stage inspections, will you spend the money or not?
19 October 2014
I think your right . I originally had found a company online and they had a fancy website, the person on the phone was nice enough and the pricing was pretty good so I…