The adventure of my owner builder experience begins.
My drawings and plans were approved by CDC in January and the tenants are moving out this coming week.
I'm lucky enough to be self employed (salary will be cut dramatically these 6-18 months but hopefully saving in being a OB myself)
So am I ready? Hell no!!!!!!!!
What am I up to:
- Still trying to finish my OB course online - hard to juggle with a 2.5 and 3 months old at home.
- Trying to learn everything with the plans - my dad is a sparky and he is helping a lot with the project. We met up with a company last week with concrete and formwork and I realised I really need to know the ins and outs of everything that is going on
- Emailing tons of places for quotes and getting the sense that this industry is more "please call me" instead of "please email me"
- Read up about Loose-fill asbestos insulation program (http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/ftw/T ... ation.page?). My place definitely has asbestos but I have been told that not many homes in NSW have had this specific type of asbestos found.
After getting stuck into these engineering drawings I realised I need to learn/understand so much stuff it's not funny - I think it will be though when I move in - who knows when.
My first post. I'm going to keep ranting on and on and ask for advice here and there.