Owner Builder Forum
My experience buying windows in China
not sure about the delivery times as they are still under construction, but Tony can probably advise better.
Btw, I also ordered 10.4m of fixed Skylights for the Outdoor…
EcoStay building project
Our new build and previous builds are being promoted during this year's Sustainable House Day. So, if you're interested to have a look, book for a free tour and check…
Pre-cast Concrete House Build Perth
The strip lighting looks great
It's incomplete though and the scaffolding doesn't do it justice
I hope you are putting in a glass lift?
Looking froward to the competed…
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 6:28 pm
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie
It looks very good because you have achieved both that textural and colour difference.
There are several design elements that you can make ready to fit the Cemintel at…
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 7:17 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…
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…
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…
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…