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Intellichoice
Intellichoice
10 January

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 5:24 pm
Intellichoice
spv
spv
21 September

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 1:23 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
20 September

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 9:16 am
StructuralBIMGuy
twylamc
twylamc
19 September

OB in SA - Decking

OB in SA - Decking
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Our driveway in progress. It wasn’t finished yesterday and weather was not so good today, neither it is tomorrow. So good the way it comes up to our ramp.

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twylamc
Sep 19, 2019 9:12 pm
twylamc

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 7:09 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
kate269
kate269
16 September

My experience buying windows in China

My experience buying windows in China
1, 2, 3

Thanks...That helps!

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kate269
Sep 16, 2019 11:38 am
RuffTuff
RuffTuff
5 September

EcoStay building project

EcoStay building project
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Our new build and previous builds are being promoted during this year's Sustainable House Day. So, if you're interested to have a look, book for a free tour and check…

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RuffTuff
Sep 05, 2019 12:11 am
RuffTuff
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
2 September

Unlicenced plumbers.

Unlicenced plumbers.

Then the owner is also the builder.

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SaveH2O
Sep 02, 2019 9:43 am
SaveH2O
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
2 September

Pre-cast Concrete House Build Perth

Pre-cast Concrete House Build Perth

The strip lighting looks great It's incomplete though and the scaffolding doesn't do it justice I hope you are putting in a glass lift? Looking froward to the competed…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 02, 2019 7:26 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Pulse
Pulse
24 August

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 6:28 pm
powerd
powerd
24 August

Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie
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It looks very good because you have achieved both that textural and colour difference. There are several design elements that you can make ready to fit the Cemintel at…

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powerd
Aug 24, 2019 10:10 am
Mirrmu83
Mirrmu83
23 August

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 12:48 pm
snowing
snowing
20 August

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 1:37 am
snowing
snowing
20 August

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 1:29 am
JB1
JB1
19 August

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 9:23 pm
Mirrmu83
Mirrmu83
3 August

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 3:32 pm
snowing
snowing
28 July

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 10:38 pm
chippy
chippy
26 July

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 8:18 pm
chippy

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 6:45 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 7:17 pm
alexp79
alexp79
9 July

Where did you buy affordable price building materials in Syd

Where did you buy affordable price building materials in Syd

Re Chinese windows you would better check/ask in the Windows sub-forum. For bathware there are many options/sites,…

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alexp79
Jul 09, 2019 4:24 pm
RuffTuff
RuffTuff
6 July

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 06, 2019 11:34 pm
RuffTuff
JB1
JB1
6 July

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 12:33 am

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 7:46 am
StructuralBIMGuy

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 11:01 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Lee54
Lee54
25 June

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 8:16 am
Thylacene
Thylacene
24 June

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 10:17 pm

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 7:36 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 9:23 am
StructuralBIMGuy

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 7:08 am
StructuralBIMGuy

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 7:13 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 9:24 am
Searching4 knowledge

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 3:38 pm
Highlander

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 3:23 pm
Highlander
AKB
AKB
23 April

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 6:48 pm
AKB
Howser
Howser
8 April

FFL, FGL and Freeboard

FFL, FGL and Freeboard

Hi All,

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Howser
Apr 08, 2019 7:21 pm
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manofaus
Mar 20, 2019 7:31 pm
manofaus

OB-Party wall system certificate

OB-Party wall system certificate

You are the builder so you will need to provide the required "Fit for Purpose" Details and Compliance Certification I suggest you contact the engineer that did the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 20, 2019 11:31 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Manj
Manj
19 March

Building Surveyor for OB Melbourne

Building Surveyor for OB Melbourne

The Council's have Surveyors and there is also a company called DJM in Burwood that is used by many volume builders

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Manj
Mar 19, 2019 1:27 pm
Manj
Lee54
Lee54
17 March

Shed to granny flat conversion

Shed to granny flat conversion

Thanks for the responses. I know it's an uphill march to get to class 1, but think I've done my research well in the past few years. I am aware there are things I don't…

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Lee54
Mar 17, 2019 11:38 am

Cost of Shell?

Cost of Shell?

Rayan1910 You will need to establish an overall design,budget, work out the materials, quants and apply realistic rates for the trade components. Don't be too fussy at…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 14, 2019 11:45 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Owner builder project management software ?

Owner builder project management software ?

Would suggest Buildertrend-as a one off, if you can get all the ISO standards installed to match products from your takeoff-and quotations

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Intellichoice
Mar 09, 2019 5:38 am
Intellichoice

Quantity surveyor

Quantity surveyor

Depends-some lenders ask for these and then once you have the QS report-they still wont provide a loan. There are LOTS of variables in securing owner builder loans

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Intellichoice
Mar 09, 2019 5:26 am
Intellichoice
AKB
AKB
25 February

OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA
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Stunning .... anymore photos of the inside?

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AKB
Feb 25, 2019 9:43 pm
AKB
AKB
AKB
25 February

Tondelver House - Southern Highlands

Tondelver House - Southern Highlands
1 ... 12, 13, 14

Omg haven’t been on here for ages. The view through those three windows are gorgeous!!! Anymore updates?

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AKB
Feb 25, 2019 9:35 pm
AKB
snowing
snowing
21 February

OFFERING FREE ADVICE TO OWNER BUILDERS ON LOW ENERGY AND PRE

OFFERING FREE ADVICE TO OWNER BUILDERS ON LOW ENERGY AND PRE

Thanks for your advise! My draftsman is in QLD. :) So that makes things harder. I'm sure things will work out.

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snowing
Feb 21, 2019 7:56 pm
Ansari
Ansari
12 February

Strata unit warranty

Strata unit warranty

Hi Guys, I am in middle of purchasing a unit registered in 11/10/17 in Toongabbie,NSW 2146. I got strata report yesterday and when asker about warranty of the unit,the…

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Ansari
Feb 12, 2019 6:23 am

Howser Here's what to expect from a BIM Roof Model 2D plans, engineering details, layouts , notes , approximate quantities, cut length, data & 3D Model, etc Apologies for…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 08, 2019 7:07 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Ardo
Ardo
29 January

Building an extension VIC

Building an extension VIC

You can allocate it all to one person if you want as an owner builder, but they must be licensed to do the work that requires a licence, plumbing, gas fitting and…

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Ardo
Jan 29, 2019 5:42 pm
Howser
Howser
18 January

Reasonable Insulation Requirements KDRB

Reasonable Insulation Requirements KDRB

Thanks for all the feedback!

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Howser
Jan 18, 2019 7:55 am
AK_
AK_
16 January

Concreter in Sydney area

Concreter in Sydney area

Thanks - I am one stage before you - just setting up a site to being an owner build. Stay in touch!

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AK_
Jan 16, 2019 7:07 am

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