Owner Builder Forum
This week has seen some great progress with the building team onsite 4 days. They have focussed on getting the steel posts, wooden beams and windows in, as well as…
We got all the flashing installed last week and that's really tidied the roofing up nicely.
Now for the guttering. We've chosen a 150mm half round gutter. The gutter…
Owner builder/builder engagement models
Ok, that makes one for ‘hired builder on hourly rate, with 10% margin on items he supplied’.
How did you find the builder, and how did you evaluate…
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
OB in SA - Decking
Just caught up - it’s alk looking so gorgeous. Coincidence we used eco-deck around our pool and your right it does get hot!
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, details, layouts , notes , quantities, data & 3D Model, etc
Apologies for condensing 3 Pages into 1 page hth
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!
I'm adding an extension to my existing house.
My house is on a sub-floor and we are adding a master bedroom, en suite etc.
I have the new stumps set in…
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…
This is my favourite roof window detail
changing platform floor to cut in floor
I have a very old (1897) Jarrah framed house in WA and I want to do some remedial work on the isolated brick piers which necessitates me removing the floor. The floor…
Owner Builder - was it worth it?
My suggestion is.. to be an owner builder, there is only one thing you need to think thru. TIME.
Either you have a lot of time to attend to your own build.. or you don't…
HelixSteel - 3D concrete reinforcement
Here's the irony, It would be useless alone in a Helix concrete stair case
FYI Steel fixers charge $700 per Tonne (Perth) flat slab
OT, That is a $1m Staircase in a $25m…
"OK lads, Let's pop down the green shed and pick up a bit 'o treated pine for the job."
Is there a Hazard Zone rating for the timber somewhere in the specs?
Relocating home grounding rod / earth rod
Hey, So basically i want to relocate the grounding rod for my home and i really don't want to shell out like $500 to an electrician to do something i know i can do with my…
Nov 07, 2018 11:27 pm
I wasn't going to put it in but possibly soild foam say 30mm thick glued to wall in between battens. Not sure if a space between inner and outer wall is required.
Dude don't reply to my post go away, as if I haven't worked with owner builder who had nothing, in fact most people who work in the building industry don't…
Oct 11, 2018 5:49 pm
Owner builder reference materials
The problem with Generic Data, Information, Photos,etc is that " One size doesn't fit all projects and this is old outdated technology"
I do recommend 3D BIM…