Owner Builder Forum
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…
Slab on Boundary Encroachment
Thanks for the reply
It's best to deal with issues/concerns upfront
and also get the Engineering Drawings/Details
Their footings should be offset off the Boundary
concrete slab has some honeycomb
Thanks everyone. The building surveyor inspected the slab before pour. The concretors used a concrete vibrator to ensure a compact slab and they also used a laser to…
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 8:16 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…
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie
And did you notice over to the right, the first tank has arrived. I need to make a pad for it from crusher dust - the ground is quite solid underneath.
The 22,500 tank…
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 11:38 am
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…
Building Costs - Your experience
Really does depend on level of fitout quality-and the cladding style/type. Have seen done for as low as $800 per sqm (super budget-or cheap and cheerful as associates call…
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
Strata unit warranty
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…
Here's what to expect from a BIM Roof Model
2D plans, engineering details, layouts , notes , approximate quantities, cut length, data & 3D Model, etc
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…
Concreter in Sydney area
Thanks - I am one stage before you - just setting up a site to being an owner build. Stay in touch!
Owner Builder Tas
Yes we can help with the finance-let me know if you would like to chat about your project?
Stumps already in place
The building inspector should give you the same advice as Insider gave you Plus
There is a high chance the footings are non-compliant in which case an engineer will need…
modern wall panels?
I'm looking to build a freestanding amenities room. Traditionally, you'd have a pine stud frame clad with gyprock on the inside, fibre cement board on the outside, and…
Building contract inclusions - deck oil
@ Milky_42 welcome to the forum
Unless stated it's generally not included.
Deck oiling and maintenance is something a lot of renovators do themselves
There are some great…