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Intellichoice
Intellichoice
10 January 2019

Welcome to the Owner Builder Forum

Welcome to the Owner Builder Forum

Owner Building in 2019. Will be releasing some news over the coming months of some tools, tips, advice for becoming an owner builder. Believe that "ANYONE" can become an…

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Intellichoice
Jan 10, 2019 6:24 pm
Intellichoice

Finance Query

Finance Query

You can get around 60% maximum of build if you put another property as security if you have equity in it.

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building-expert
Jan 22, 2020 12:17 pm
building-expert
worldofmud
worldofmud
19 January

Foundation slab on ground question - help

Foundation slab on ground question - help

Hi, First time I've posted on this site but I'll have a stab at answering your questions: '1) How best to determine natural rock (I'm thinking drill a hole) - Any other…

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worldofmud
Jan 19, 2020 2:37 pm
ksun1985
ksun1985
13 January

OB in Hume area - VIC. Fast forwarded + photo heavy

OB in Hume area - VIC. Fast forwarded + photo heavy
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Can I also ask how much you ended up spending on construction as a $/per sqm rate? Might be going down the O/B route and keen to see what your rates were back in 2016.…

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ksun1985
Jan 13, 2020 12:16 pm
SteveMc
SteveMc
5 January

Building an outdoor room

Building an outdoor room

Further to those above. Consider a few vents in the roof space and also use light colours on the external facade, roof sheeting.

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SteveMc
Jan 05, 2020 5:36 pm
SteveMc
MClark
MClark
5 January

Setting steel house posts in deep concrete footings

Setting steel house posts in deep concrete footings

Two pours is out the question unless you are given a design by the engineer to do so. Always get the engineer to provide a design that is certified. Here in VIC we now…

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MClark
Jan 05, 2020 11:45 am
MClark

Working on the west wall of the studio now. A few years ago a friend gave us a round jarrah window frame. We've been looking for a spot to fit it into the build and this…

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RuffTuff
Jan 04, 2020 5:46 pm
RuffTuff
powerd
powerd
2 January

Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie
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I don't know. Mine is not an account based one, I pay for each item as i go. But I deal through Bunnings Trade so get trade prices rather than the standard 5% reduction. …

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powerd
Jan 02, 2020 10:52 am
cdot
cdot
18 December 2019

My experience buying windows in China

My experience buying windows in China
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Mine were powder coated.

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cdot
Dec 18, 2019 11:18 am

Here's Stage 1 garage loft apartment Bim,design & Data suitable for airbnb Stage 2 Prelim Construction & Engineering data 3D Bim->Elements (Structural)->Quants->…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 15, 2019 9:25 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Billythekid
Billythekid
13 December 2019

Do grease trap regulations vary by state?

Do grease trap regulations vary by state?

Cheers mate, na not too sure will need to look over it again. Thanks for the tips

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Billythekid
Dec 13, 2019 2:42 pm
Tony Angievski
Tony Angievski
12 December 2019

Side and rear setbacks

Side and rear setbacks

My house is already cladded using masterwall. No bricks

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Tony Angievski
Dec 12, 2019 4:47 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
6 December 2019

cost of plans

cost of plans
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AEC Drafting along with technology have certainly changed in the last 10 years The 3 stages now include more Building Information Modelling 3D BIM, automation, Data,…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 06, 2019 10:04 am
StructuralBIMGuy
eastmaitlandnewbies
eastmaitlandnewbies
4 December 2019

Owner Builder Mentor / Coach

Owner Builder Mentor / Coach

10 years ago I owner built my current home (Maitland, NSW). I undertook this massive task after being invited into the home of a neighbour, who was nearing the end of his…

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eastmaitlandnewbies
Dec 04, 2019 8:47 am
twylamc
twylamc
26 November 2019

OB in SA - Front Yard

OB in SA - Front Yard
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More progress photos.

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twylamc
Nov 26, 2019 1:16 am
twylamc
MaryM
MaryM
19 November 2019

OB Rights re Receipts for Goods

OB Rights re Receipts for Goods

Thank you Chris

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MaryM
Nov 19, 2019 8:55 pm
building-expert
building-expert
4 November 2019

Wood floors

Wood floors

If you have time it is possible but after sawing timber needs to be kiln dried and reconditioned, then machined, then acclimatised in your home for 4 weeks prior to laying.

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building-expert
Nov 04, 2019 9:08 am
building-expert
Davobam
Davobam
3 November 2019

Owner Build in Southern Flinders Ranges- Cert of Occupancy

Owner Build in Southern Flinders Ranges- Cert of Occupancy
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Great posts and an inspiring build, I did a quick Google and looks like it's now forsale.. https://m.realestate.com.au/property-ac ... -131483998

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Davobam
Nov 03, 2019 2:05 pm
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Kevee23
Oct 23, 2019 3:11 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
17 October 2019

Cut and fill help

Cut and fill help

Hi divo247 Thanks for the info You shouldn't have any issues At s guess there's approx. 70m3 of concrete? I suggest you break down the build/trade components further and…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 17, 2019 10:03 am
StructuralBIMGuy
domwild
domwild
29 September 2019

Owner Builder - was it worth it?

Owner Builder - was it worth it?

One extension and one little holiday home as owner builder. Get a plan, either from a TAFE designer or architect for $750-$1,000, get your own soil/footings report ($300)…

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domwild
Sep 29, 2019 9:01 pm
dyl92
dyl92
29 September 2019

Looking for self-builder blogs

Looking for self-builder blogs

I know that this is an old post, but just in case anybody is interested in following my blog regarding my owner builder journey they can checkmit out here:

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dyl92
Sep 29, 2019 7:49 pm
spv
spv
21 September 2019

How to shore up ground while replacing a retaining wall

How to shore up ground while replacing a retaining wall

thanks for the reply, I understand, that retaining walls require design and certification. My question was about possible shoring methods for temporarily retaining the…

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spv
Sep 21, 2019 2:23 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
20 September 2019

hiring an engineer - doing struct. fixes on existing house

hiring an engineer - doing struct. fixes on existing house

Just remember what's Free May not have value Hence the need to evaluate data and proofs. hth

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 20, 2019 10:16 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Build-wise, I like what you are doing and good to see a Tradies Blog IMO, Much better than a Builders Blog If you keep homeone updated I'll check in on your progress and…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 18, 2019 8:09 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
2 September 2019

Unlicenced plumbers.

Unlicenced plumbers.

Then the owner is also the builder.

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SaveH2O
Sep 02, 2019 10:43 am
SaveH2O
Pulse
Pulse
24 August 2019

Settling a dispute with engineer

Settling a dispute with engineer

I’m not sure you will be successful, responsibility also lies with you the OB to check the plans. Mistakes are easily made in this manner and you can’t really claim…

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Pulse
Aug 24, 2019 7:28 pm
Mirrmu83
Mirrmu83
23 August 2019

Non-standard (acrylic) "breathable" paints

Non-standard (acrylic) "breathable" paints

Would be important to check BCA for non cavity construction.

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Mirrmu83
Aug 23, 2019 1:48 pm
snowing
snowing
20 August 2019

Are you on the tools?

Are you on the tools?

Looks cool! Mine's on post as well. I was thinking about doing more myself at first, but my build is too challenging. I got a project manager who's also a builder to look…

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snowing
Aug 20, 2019 2:37 am
snowing
snowing
20 August 2019

finance as owner builder

finance as owner builder

It is much harder now. You will need to provide all details in format that the banks want. You will definitely need someone from the industry for help on this one. I work…

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snowing
Aug 20, 2019 2:29 am
JB1
JB1
19 August 2019

Temp power installation cost

Temp power installation cost

Connection/inspection fees for $902.00 In Melbourne last year.

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JB1
Aug 19, 2019 10:23 pm
Mirrmu83
Mirrmu83
3 August 2019

Slab on Boundary Encroachment

Slab on Boundary Encroachment

I would be keeping a close eye on this especially if bricks have been delivered to site. The wall could get bricked up very quickly. I would also report to Council.

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Mirrmu83
Aug 03, 2019 4:32 pm
snowing
snowing
28 July 2019

How much did the building cost per sqm for owner builder

How much did the building cost per sqm for owner builder

It all depends on how much experience and how much time you have, and how hard to try to find bargains. Labour wise, unless you have existing connections, most likely you…

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snowing
Jul 28, 2019 11:38 pm
chippy
chippy
26 July 2019

6 year warranty once new house is built , owner builder

6 year warranty once new house is built , owner builder

JB1 is correct. It's builders indemnity insurance. As the builder an OB is liable for issues just like a normal builder. The insurance is only to cover the buyer if the OB…

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chippy
Jul 26, 2019 9:18 pm
chippy
storewallAU
storewallAU
26 July 2019

Building Costs - Your experience

Building Costs - Your experience

Can anyone recommend a project manager in melbourne? South East Suburbs

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storewallAU
Jul 26, 2019 7:45 pm
storewallAU

Been a busy few months getting the build underway. I am almost at lockup stage. Had the a builder and a labourer onsite for 6 weeks all up an i am surprised how quick it…

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Nishy
Jul 23, 2019 8:17 pm
alexp79
alexp79
9 July 2019

Where did you buy affordable price building materials in Syd

Where did you buy affordable price building materials in Syd

Hi Lily, is there still have requirements of home materials? we are supplier of building materials in China. Our factory main doing wooden products, so we supply wooden…

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alexp79
Jul 09, 2019 5:24 pm
RuffTuff
RuffTuff
6 July 2019

Owner Builder - Are we crazy?

Owner Builder - Are we crazy?

Forget the doomsayers and the negative self interested responses. Give it a red hot go. I've given up full time work and have been working on our house for a year now. The…

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RuffTuff
Jul 07, 2019 12:34 am
RuffTuff
JB1
JB1
6 July 2019

Scyon flooring in bathrooms or particle board?

Scyon flooring in bathrooms or particle board?

you can drop the shower area 40-50mm so you don't need to build up the outside area. Your truss manufacturer can build to suit. Scyon for sure.

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JB1
Jul 06, 2019 1:33 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
30 June 2019

concrete slab

concrete slab

Hi anthonysmythe100 Welcome to the forum The defect is called Was the Concrete inspected during the actual pour, do you have photos? Are there other spots visible? More…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 30, 2019 8:46 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
26 June 2019

Where to find tradies for owner building

Where to find tradies for owner building

It depends on what 3D Bim software s/he uses...But generally not much if they are not using collaborative Software, as their software tends to focus more on the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 26, 2019 12:01 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Lee54
Lee54
25 June 2019

Soon to start; would appreciate advice

Soon to start; would appreciate advice

In mid-July, I will begin my shed to studio flat conversion. I'm waiting for detailed drawings, so in the meantime have created a very basic floorplan and list of the…

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Lee54
Jun 25, 2019 9:16 am
Thylacene
Thylacene
24 June 2019

owner builders insurance

owner builders insurance

I used coverforce.com.au/partners for our construction insurance. New build, highset. You can only ask

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Thylacene
Jun 24, 2019 11:17 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
16 June 2019

Has anyone bartered for trade services?

Has anyone bartered for trade services?

On a negative note, I think you'll find writing, design and editing expertise are being automated, the skills in demand for battering are those that are licensed and trade…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 16, 2019 8:36 am
StructuralBIMGuy

You will need to update the planning and building applications to suit Welcome to the forum research The calculations/proofs are done using the Engineering BIM 3D…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 02, 2019 10:23 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
2 June 2019

How best to pay trades

How best to pay trades

Agreed... Architectural BIM without data Is Rubbish As they suck you in with a rendered Elevation Images and thereafter you'll have your pants Pulled down on site with…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 02, 2019 8:08 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
30 May 2019

Soil tests and re-establishment, feature and level surveys

Soil tests and re-establishment, feature and level surveys

It's done right the first time.. occasionally problems are highlighted and fixed before they become an issue. there are 3 parties (Designer/Engineer, Builder ,Client)…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 30, 2019 8:13 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

Owner builder/builder engagement models

Owner builder/builder engagement models

Hi TGW, for workers it's more who you know than what. If I have a tradie working or I'm talking to one, I'll quiz him about other trades he can recommend. So far this had…

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Searching4 knowledge
May 13, 2019 10:24 am
Searching4 knowledge
Highlander
Highlander
1 May 2019

Joining bearers

Joining bearers

If the join is over a peir butting them up should be fine.

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Highlander
May 01, 2019 4:38 pm
Highlander
Highlander
Highlander
1 May 2019

Sub floor insulation

Sub floor insulation

Just an update on this. So i have recieved my order, ended up choosing Bradford optimo system that uses plastic saddles that sit over the joists. Saddles are 45mm & my…

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Highlander
May 01, 2019 4:23 pm
Highlander
AKB
AKB
23 April 2019

Perth NOR OB on 5 Acres - Kitchen and Pool :-)

Perth NOR OB on 5 Acres - Kitchen and Pool :-)
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We went with a magnesium pool and got our equipment through ABW liners in Neerabup

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AKB
Apr 23, 2019 7:48 pm
AKB

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