Owner Builder Forum
Finished. It took 3 coats to cover. Top strip needs to be done but I can't reach and not getting up on scaffold (can't even move it on own) with crook wrist. …
Foundation slab on ground question - help
Generally housing is quite simple, If you detail and plan it properly you will only need one lot of earthworks, occasionally on complicated sites you will have stages for…
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.
Working on the bathroom plumbing and the hot water system today.
Cut and fill help
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
Driveway (acid washed and sealed with two coats)
We also re-sealed our garage floor with one coat cos having no driveway, we trashed it. Looks good again.
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)…
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:
Sep 29, 2019 7:49 pm
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…
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…
Aug 24, 2019 7:28 pm
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…
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…
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.
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…
Jul 23, 2019 8:17 pm
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…
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…
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…
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…
Jun 25, 2019 9:16 am
owner builders insurance
I used coverforce.com.au/partners for our construction insurance. New build, highset. You can only ask
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…
You will need to update the planning and building applications to suit
Welcome to the forum
The calculations/proofs are done using the Engineering BIM 3D…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Mar 17, 2019 12:38 pm
Cost of Shell?
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…
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