Owner Builder Forum
Do I need a drafty, an engineer, an architect or all three?
Hi. I have bought a block in a residential estate just north of metro Melbourne. I would like to owner build a container home. I checked before purchasing the land to make…
Do you get the builder/carpenter to work from a subcontract?
Hi. New to this forum and first time owner builder! Have done many renos before but not to this extent. We are both (spouse and I) project managers in our own industries,…
What does Owner builder can or cannot do?? CDC or DA Approva
Hey Nikkiso Welcome to the forum AFAIK You can do the sketch /design for DA relatively easy/cheaply as there are simple planning formulae and instructions to follow. ie…
Vic draftperson recommendation for OB extension?
Can anyone recommend me a good draftsperson for an extension? We are wanting to turn our concept plans into a council application and working drawings. Thanks!
Owner Builder insurance $22K job - recommendations?
I am using a company called Coverforce Allrisk
Insurance options to cover damage to neighbouring property?
What is the extent of your reno and addition? If it is relatively minor I'd tell him to go jump. In all the years I've been in the industry both as a builder and a…
How much did the building cost per sqm for owner builder
Tinaandalex Would love to hear more about your OB job located south-east of Melbourne. I think my team can help, especially if you in search of Site/Project Management…
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie
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.…
Setting steel house posts in deep concrete footings
What is your foundation design? How those posts are supposed to be linked together? With timber or with concrete? I would be second to saying that you would need to…
Fire electrical mechanical and hydraulics for CC
Hi I have a DA for house and restaurant. I need to apply for CC but advised to get CC for both. I need guidance on consultants to design fire mechanical electrical and hydraulics.
nailing metal connectors by hand, does this comply to code
Thanks Chippy, Good to know that hand nailing is the way to go. I'm content to have the elbow pain, its my own build.