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Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
24 February 2015

Welcome to the Owner Builder Forum

Welcome to the Owner Builder Forum

I hoped this thread was current. Please can someone contribute tips to OBs just starting out??

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Treeseachanger
Feb 24, 2015 11:22 am
aussieta
aussieta
Yesterday

Sub floor insulation

Sub floor insulation

still in the planning stage , but yes timber

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aussieta
Dec 17, 2018 8:35 pm
aussieta
Intellichoice
Intellichoice
14 December

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 4:53 pm
Intellichoice
Jmoneil
Jmoneil
13 December

Owner Builder Tas

Owner Builder Tas

So we’re at the beginning of our building journey. Sold up and moved to TASMANIA, brought 24 acres and are prepping for owner builder. Any advice would be great. We…

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Jmoneil
Dec 13, 2018 8:17 pm

Ps wouldn’t be Christmas if I haven’t taken a photo of the Christmas trees. Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!!

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AKB
Dec 13, 2018 12:04 am
AKB
kasra nedlands
kasra nedlands
12 December

OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA
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Thanks!!! Same here just logged on and thought - I should really start to update this. I know exactly what you mean as there are so many items we are yet to finish and…

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kasra nedlands
Dec 12, 2018 11:01 am
kasra nedlands

We're going to be needing about 45 square meters of decking boards later. We have this huge Wandoo in our front yard that died four or five years ago. So we've been…

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RuffTuff
Dec 12, 2018 10:40 am
RuffTuff
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
10 December

extending our 1930s something.

extending our 1930s something.

Look fwd to seeing photos Hope you find these loft windows details useful from Heritage renos in North Perth & Guildford, incidentally if done correctly hold their…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 10, 2018 8:36 am
StructuralBIMGuy

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 8:49 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
RenoMentor
RenoMentor
4 December

Building Costs - Your experience

Building Costs - Your experience

Hi Rkae, Maybe answer this for me: 1. Are you looking at a spec home design or an architecture build? 2. What level of finish are you wanting? 3. Is the block flat? 4.…

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RenoMentor
Dec 04, 2018 4:58 pm
RenoMentor

How to choose/assess a potential building inspector/surveyor

How to choose/assess a potential building inspector/surveyor

Andre2018 Sketchup Pro has the tools for architecture Free sketchup is very basic Another consideration is Sketchup pro can be imported into other consultants BIM…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 01, 2018 10:23 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Andre2018
Andre2018
30 November

changing platform floor to cut in floor

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…

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Andre2018
Nov 30, 2018 9:58 am
snowing
snowing
24 November

Owner Builder - was it worth it?

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…

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snowing
Nov 24, 2018 10:23 pm
Glory
Glory
23 November

My experience buying windows in China

My experience buying windows in China

I would also like the supplier if possible. thanks

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Glory
Nov 23, 2018 11:16 am
Glory
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
23 November

HelixSteel - 3D concrete reinforcement

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…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 23, 2018 6:49 am
StructuralBIMGuy
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Howser
Nov 17, 2018 8:30 pm

More decking pictures! Cos I love our outdoor area. This is our decking off the master OH watching The Grand Tour on the decking.

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twylamc
Nov 15, 2018 11:17 pm
twylamc
kks
kks
15 November

Timber posts?

Timber posts?

"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?

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kks
Nov 15, 2018 3:54 pm
alexp79
alexp79
12 November

Concrete Price per meter cube m3

Concrete Price per meter cube m3

Sydney currently is $250-260 per sqm for 25 MPA (incl GST)

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alexp79
Nov 12, 2018 2:54 pm

Now that I have finished work down in Sydney, later than expected, I can get stuck into work on the house. I expect to be working more or less full time on the house and…

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powerd
Nov 09, 2018 9:46 am
DB420
DB420
8 November

Relocating home grounding rod / earth rod

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…

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DB420
Nov 08, 2018 12:27 am
ahua
ahua
26 October

wall construction

wall construction

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.

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ahua
Oct 26, 2018 10:40 pm
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Ardo
Oct 24, 2018 7:29 pm
kathysangel
kathysangel
11 October

Bricklayers & wastage of bricks - what's acceptable?

Bricklayers & wastage of bricks - what's acceptable?

my bricklayers were sacked I have a new crew and all my bricks are been replaced so happy it's looking great

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kathysangel
Oct 11, 2018 8:35 pm
Joker
Joker
11 October

Owner-builder Course

Owner-builder Course

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…

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Joker
Oct 11, 2018 6:49 pm

Owner builder reference materials

Owner builder reference materials

Zebrah 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…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 05, 2018 8:34 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Ross Squire kit - OB in Parkerville WA - Mood Boards!!!

Ross Squire kit - OB in Parkerville WA - Mood Boards!!!
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Just came across this thread and saw that you have clay and had to invert the leach drains and septics. Would you have any images of this? I've got my eye on a clayey…

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Mrs_Puddleduck
Oct 01, 2018 2:46 pm
alexp79
alexp79
27 September

Granno labour - fair rate

Granno labour - fair rate

What is fair rate for granno worker labor those days? 1) for footings - formwork, waterproofing, steelfix, finish (e.g. per cube) 2) for slab - (without formwork), just…

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alexp79
Sep 27, 2018 4:35 pm
aussieta
aussieta
19 September

Slab for garage - is engineer over engineering it?

Slab for garage - is engineer over engineering it?
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when you build up to an easement the foundations have to be deeper and stronger so the relevant authority can dig the drain up without your garage falling down

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aussieta
Sep 19, 2018 5:28 pm
aussieta

Hey mate All cabinetry custom made, comes in preassembled modules ready to install. Also imported over double glazed windows, custom made vanity benchtops with recessed…

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KonkretHaus
Sep 19, 2018 12:22 am
KonkretHaus

I am now working to close off the garage/ workshop area under the house. Firstly I sealed off the concrete floor with paving paint from Crystal Paints (top place for…

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judefer
Sep 13, 2018 10:02 am
Ardo
Ardo
9 September

Any info on new Basix since July 2017 and using raised floor

Any info on new Basix since July 2017 and using raised floor

I agree with you. The problem is that you can no longer specify your insulation requirements using the online tool to compensate for the loss or gain in the thermal…

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Ardo
Sep 09, 2018 10:19 am
Allrisk
Allrisk
3 September

Owner Builders-Sydney

Owner Builders-Sydney

Hi Jacky, you can call me on 1300 255 747 in business hours, or at any time of day can get a quote at the link below

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Allrisk
Sep 03, 2018 8:30 pm
Allrisk
Pummers
Pummers
2 September

BASIX for ICF Build

BASIX for ICF Build

You are correct that "R" values are supplied, but it can be difficult to add to the NatHERS assessment. I have had one done previously and don't believe it was done…

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Pummers
Sep 03, 2018 12:26 am
PeniCain
PeniCain
13 August

FIRST HOME BUYERS

FIRST HOME BUYERS

Hi guys, my wife and I have just got a block of land that was valued at $140k. It is a bank repossession which we got for less than $100k. When the time come to build on…

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PeniCain
Aug 13, 2018 9:24 pm
M575
M575
6 August

Load bearing wall removal / Owner Builder options

Load bearing wall removal / Owner Builder options

Correct, there are no drawings available. That’s one of the steps I need to do. I’ve reached out to some structural engineers and a builder to get an idea of things.

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M575
Aug 06, 2018 2:21 pm

Anyone built with shipping containers?

Anyone built with shipping containers?

FayeA Floor Plan & Elevations do help others, checkout 3D Warehouse for and model an initial design You would need to trim around the openings and give consideration to…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Aug 01, 2018 7:51 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Slab and formwork cost

Slab and formwork cost
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LOL Technology has come along way in 120 years, no more so than in [url=@Alex79 I think you will find the pricing more competitive If you group all materials and suppliers…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 31, 2018 9:54 am
StructuralBIMGuy

gyprock on the skirting not behind.

gyprock on the skirting not behind.

Thanks algernon - the shadowline skirting is exactly what I'm after! The shadow gap is a nice addition. I was concerned about the butting up of gyprock and timber. This is…

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waxinggibbous
Jul 29, 2018 9:07 pm
waxinggibbous

Estimating your quantities? we can help =)

Estimating your quantities? we can help =)

Most Builders use BIM as a sales tool aka Design visualisation and to break down component costs but they will never share the breakdown cost with you as it's explicitly…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 28, 2018 8:51 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Owner builder, is it worth it?

Owner builder, is it worth it?

The idea of OB to save is appealing but given that you are a novice you are way behind the starting line. Don't count on friends and favours because it all has to be…

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building-expert
Jul 25, 2018 3:01 pm
building-expert
gommeqld
gommeqld
24 July

OFFERING FREE ADVICE TO OWNER BUILDERS ON LOW ENERGY AND PRE

OFFERING FREE ADVICE TO OWNER BUILDERS ON LOW ENERGY AND PRE

Click on my name and you'll get a list of my posts. Read of few of those and you'll get a good idea of my background and intentions. Here's an extract from one of those…

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gommeqld
Jul 24, 2018 5:24 pm

Apologies for lack of updates - year to date: annus horribilis meet Misery Loves Company. (Though health is good - except for a raging toothache ATM on a halfway done root…

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waxinggibbous
Jul 22, 2018 11:23 am
waxinggibbous
raelph
raelph
15 July

Insulation Batts

Insulation Batts

thank you for your thoughts Rae

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raelph
Jul 15, 2018 7:12 pm

Looking for a builder to build our PAAL home

Looking for a builder to build our PAAL home

Hi obAnge, Did you end up finding a builder and what area are you in?. We are just about to sign up to PAAL, we will do most of the work but looking at employing some…

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Sunshine841
Jul 05, 2018 11:19 pm
Barold
Barold
26 June

My new house at Fern Tree, Tasmania

My new house at Fern Tree, Tasmania
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Hi, I'm about to do a new roof, love the profile and colour you've chosen! Can I ask is it a Colorbond roofing sheet or some other make and can I also ask what colour you…

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Barold
Jun 26, 2018 6:53 pm

If you work in the construction and building industry, then you know that your equipment and…

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perfecthire
Jun 12, 2018 2:25 pm
perfecthire

Are you willing to go for soundproofing exterior walls construction click the link…

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Searching4 knowledge
Jun 10, 2018 8:43 am
Searching4 knowledge
NSU
NSU
7 June

Front door size

Front door size

Should explain a bit further. From the lentil to the top of the jamb 5mm gap For the side 10mm each side. Using 22mm door jamb. opening 2310 H 1095W H=2310-(22mm jamb)…

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NSU
Jun 07, 2018 8:36 pm

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