Owner Builder Forum
What does Owner builder can or cannot do?? CDC or DA Approva
We bought a single dwelling house in Beverly Hills in Sydney, need some work done before moving in. My husband has joinery and cabinet making experience,…
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build
Well the weather has behaved itself so I have managed to work every day on site. Finished the last panel on the West side of the house (the thin unfinished strip will…
OWNER BUILDER ADVENTURES WITH TRADIES IN A REMOTE TOWN
I am originally from Melbourne and decided to become an owner builder in a small remote town. This town has beautiful beaches. What was not to love about the place.…
Owner Building Cost Estimates- Am I in the ballpark?
Hi Art. I know this thread is quite old now, but I’m looking at OBing and have found it super useful. How did you end up going with the project?
OB in perth- steel type and cost for a class 3 building
Yes, they will be on separate properties
How to minimise building certification & engineering fees
Andre2018, Not sure what your situation is regarding development consent/application approval/CDC etc but often the required sign offs are to fulfill the local building…
Do you get the builder/carpenter to work from a subcontract?
Thank you. That's the general path I am now on. Just seemed to vary from carpenter to carpenter and thought perhaps I was asking for something outside the norm.
Do I need a drafty, an engineer, an architect or all three?
Hey howey. You’ll need a drafty to start with mate. There regs to follow that constitute a habitable space you may not be aware of and that’s where draftys come in.…
One Houselot of Double Glazed Windows - Cheap!!
Double Glazed Windows & Doors 95 square metres of the highest quality brand new windows and doors. Selling because I made the wrong colour. Already fitted with…
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…
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…