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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
Kayvirk
Kayvirk
19 July

My experience buying windows in China

My experience buying windows in China
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Hi, I want to get windows from them but Are you able to get compliance certificate for these windows for surveyor?

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Kayvirk
Jul 19, 2019 8:34 pm
JB1
JB1
16 July

How much did the building cost per sqm for owner builder

How much did the building cost per sqm for owner builder

That's what I initially thought too, but she mentioned timber laminate was $15-20/sqm and she got timber at $25/sqm.

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JB1
Jul 16, 2019 10:11 pm

Settling a dispute with engineer

Settling a dispute with engineer

ten10million Welcome to the forum Next time, you might insist that your architect/consultant uses better AEC design(3D Bim) software Where the data, engineering and…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 13, 2019 8:33 am
StructuralBIMGuy
amilelka
amilelka
11 July

EcoStay building project

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

You should be very pleased, it looks fantastic!

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amilelka
Jul 11, 2019 9:14 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

Slab on Boundary Encroachment

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 , check…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 05, 2019 9:58 am
StructuralBIMGuy

concrete slab has some honeycomb

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…

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anthonysmythe100
Jun 30, 2019 6:40 pm

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
Thylacene
Thylacene
12 June

Are you on the tools?

Are you on the tools?

I tip my hat, stonework and poles look the goods

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Thylacene
Jun 12, 2019 1:12 pm
powerd
powerd
8 June

Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie
1, 2, 3, 4

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…

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powerd
Jun 08, 2019 1:37 pm

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
RegVic
RegVic
17 May

OB in SA - Decking

OB in SA - Decking
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Looking great! The hallway and theatre room :x!

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RegVic
May 17, 2019 4:16 pm
RegVic

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
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gablesrocks
Apr 27, 2019 3:12 am
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

Hold my beer StructuralBIMGuy ...! 😛🤫🤗

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KonkretHaus
Apr 15, 2019 4:28 am
KonkretHaus
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

Building Costs - Your experience

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…

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Intellichoice
Mar 09, 2019 5:36 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
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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
Ardo
Ardo
15 January

Double top plate on top on interior wall frames

Double top plate on top on interior wall frames

AFAIK all truss systems are designed to sag. The designer would specify which walls are load bearing and which walls are partition walls. You could just use 45mm top…

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Ardo
Jan 15, 2019 6:53 pm
Intellichoice
Intellichoice
10 January

Owner Builder Tas

Owner Builder Tas

Yes we can help with the finance-let me know if you would like to chat about your project?

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Intellichoice
Jan 10, 2019 5:26 pm
Intellichoice

Stumps already in place

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…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 08, 2019 8:33 am
StructuralBIMGuy
dexx
dexx
1 January

modern wall panels?

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…

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dexx
Jan 01, 2019 3:17 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
21 December 2018

extending our 1930s something.

extending our 1930s something.

Photos, Budget, BTW, This also helps others.

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 21, 2018 8:51 am
StructuralBIMGuy
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Highlander
Dec 17, 2018 7:29 am
Highlander
Intellichoice
Intellichoice
14 December 2018

Taking Over A partially completed build as an Owner Builder

Taking Over A partially completed build as an Owner Builder

Have had a lot of clients lately coming through with what is possibly properties in NSW and Victoria walking away-because the numbers no longer work. And I think is…

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Intellichoice
Dec 14, 2018 3:53 pm
Intellichoice
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
7 December 2018

Building contract inclusions - deck oil

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…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 07, 2018 7:49 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

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