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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 10:22 am
raelph
raelph
15 July

Insulation Batts

Insulation Batts

thank you for your thoughts Rae

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raelph
Jul 15, 2018 6:12 pm

So things have been progressing well. Apart from more rain. Which slowed things down a bit. But in between showers, Cameron and the crew were able to keep working and…

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powerd
Jul 12, 2018 5:36 pm

Sorry been offline for a few days, has been a busy few days on site! Will respond to you in day or 2 alexp79 & glenh111 Progress Update 6 July…

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KonkretHaus
Jul 10, 2018 1:07 am
KonkretHaus

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 10:19 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 5:53 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 1:25 pm
perfecthire

I'm about to owner build myself. I kept an eye out on gumtree and Facebook marketing place for second hand fencing, however, I also bought a Ute for the build so I was…

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Searching4 knowledge
Jun 10, 2018 7:43 am
Searching4 knowledge

Slab for garage - is engineer over engineering it?

Slab for garage - is engineer over engineering it?

I never take things personally mate, "...there is Math (proofs) & everything else is spin (debatable)"

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 10, 2018 6:36 am
StructuralBIMGuy
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 7:36 pm

We've got a lot of these stone retaining walls to build, starting at 300mm high and some going up over head height as they go downhill. We found some very cheap concrete…

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RuffTuff
Jun 04, 2018 4:40 am
RuffTuff

Slab and formwork cost

Slab and formwork cost

Thanks for your reply. Yes, will do

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Isitbuiltyet
Jun 01, 2018 7:31 pm
NSU
NSU
29 May

Sand and cement before waterproofing

Sand and cement before waterproofing

About to start on the bathroom floor. Thinking of doing sand and cement the floor before waterproofing. Does anyone see a problem with that approach? Thanks

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NSU
May 29, 2018 5:12 pm
grinder
grinder
25 May

Knauf gyprock

Knauf gyprock

all plasterboard are the same except for thicknesses and type like sound and wet areas

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grinder
May 25, 2018 9:13 am
grinder

Roof truss and internal walls

Roof truss and internal walls

NSU Apart from the expense of Ceiling battens & Double sheeting 50mm will pronounce any movement->cracking at the wall ceiling joins?

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 22, 2018 8:27 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Owner builder process

Owner builder process

Start here Building Application Checklist

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 19, 2018 3:15 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
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alexp79
May 17, 2018 11:33 am
RuffTuff
RuffTuff
14 May

"Cottage", Tiny house build.

"Cottage", Tiny house build.

Yes, I will use oversized timbers. Where a 150mm floor joist in MGP10 or 12 might be required I will go with 175mm or 200mm seasoned jarrah which would probably be graded…

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RuffTuff
May 14, 2018 9:24 pm
RuffTuff
manofaus
manofaus
13 May

Site set out on home extension-Melbourne

Site set out on home extension-Melbourne

No much bias there. I have found that the concreters that I have engaged to do set out of form are relatively good at what they do. I run around and check with a water…

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manofaus
May 13, 2018 10:12 pm
manofaus
manofaus
manofaus
13 May

OB for load bearing wall removal

OB for load bearing wall removal

Not necessarily true with engineers and surveyors. Friend has take a volume builder to court over unsound foundation. Volume builder immediately deflected it to the…

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manofaus
May 13, 2018 9:55 pm
manofaus
twylamc
twylamc
6 May

OB in SA - The "Fun Stuff" Stage

OB in SA - The "Fun Stuff" Stage
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Hi! This was from Beacon Lighting and is called Ledlux Strix II I think.

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twylamc
May 06, 2018 10:42 pm
twylamc

Long time absent from the forum. The house build has hit a major hurdle in the form of two former Redland City Council Building Inspectors. One being the Private Building…

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judefer
May 06, 2018 1:38 pm

VIC- question about carpenter needed for putting up the wall

VIC- question about carpenter needed for putting up the wall

karen5784 Your Carpenter should have Worker comp Insurance Make sure you check their insurance details are current and whats included. Also Fence off access to the build…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 04, 2018 9:57 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Dims
Dims
3 May

Skillion Roof Insulation

Skillion Roof Insulation

Thanks for your input Building -expert and Dr Buildwell, I will contact Foilboard and discuss. Cheers Colin

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Dims
May 03, 2018 9:33 am
chann
chann
2 May

Ballpark costs for building

Ballpark costs for building

Look at "Rawlinsons-Construction Cost Guide" for the area you intend to build. There is a section for building cost per sq meter- that would be a rough guide. Do a…

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chann
May 02, 2018 10:30 am

Building designers

Building designers

edskii Great...Thanks for joining & I look fwd to your posts/contributions I use matrix solvers to start.. then make allowances for variables/alternatives "There's math &…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 01, 2018 5:57 am
StructuralBIMGuy
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Dr.Buildwell
Apr 25, 2018 10:33 pm
Dr.Buildwell
Dr.Buildwell
25 April

Anyone built with shipping containers?

Anyone built with shipping containers?

build with shipping containers if you want your house to look like a shipping container , if your'e just going to clad it all over then dont bother as you will be…

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Dr.Buildwell
Apr 25, 2018 10:20 pm
Dr.Buildwell
Dr.Buildwell
25 April

Concrete slab non conforming

Concrete slab non conforming
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all liability falls squarely on the builder , well at least here in vic anyway.

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Dr.Buildwell
Apr 25, 2018 10:06 pm
Dr.Buildwell
Dr.Buildwell
25 April

Plywood or particle board floor

Plywood or particle board floor

do not do this you will get mould , in 18 years as a carpenter i have never seen this done , black poly and weather around timber equals mould mould mould

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Dr.Buildwell
Apr 25, 2018 10:02 pm
Dr.Buildwell
Dr.Buildwell
25 April

Detailed sequence of trades and tasks for new owner builder

Detailed sequence of trades and tasks for new owner builder

sounds like you're out of your league .. by the sounds of this post you might be better off hiring a builder

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Dr.Buildwell
Apr 25, 2018 9:26 pm
Dr.Buildwell
Dr.Buildwell
25 April

Warranties for basic lock up and builders doing a little.

Warranties for basic lock up and builders doing a little.

best advice . if you have to question it , then you don't know what your'e doing. get a professional. if your'e worried about the cost , then you can't afford it yet.

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Dr.Buildwell
Apr 25, 2018 9:14 pm

Thanks for the reply mate. No it's all good, the posts are where they should be despite looking a bit strangely placed in pics. The ones you can see running down the side…

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chode1984
Apr 25, 2018 12:37 pm
chode1984

First time owner builder

First time owner builder
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Hi Henry, I just read back and see your in Bossley Park. Good luck!

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Searching4 knowledge
Apr 23, 2018 8:48 am
Searching4 knowledge

Attached granny flat - ROI and approvals?

Attached granny flat - ROI and approvals?

1. Should read "Get sketch Data, Proofs & Costs" $50K for what ... imo You aren't even close.

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 20, 2018 8:47 am
StructuralBIMGuy
karen5784
karen5784
16 April

wall framing and roof trusses company -VIC

wall framing and roof trusses company -VIC

Thank you very much for your information. Cheers Karen

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karen5784
Apr 16, 2018 12:12 pm
Chops_47
Chops_47
2 April

OB tradie recommendations Melbourne

OB tradie recommendations Melbourne
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Firstly, thanks to the OP for this thread - has been most helpful to have a list of trades that have proven to deliver the goods! In regards to PM's we were looking at…

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Chops_47
Apr 02, 2018 8:15 pm
RjMaan
RjMaan
22 March

Ebay Stores

Ebay Stores

Still i have no experience of online shopping. I prefer to shop offline.

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RjMaan
Mar 21, 2018 11:47 pm

6 star energy repor - VIC

6 star energy repor - VIC

karen5784 There are minimum requirements that will give you the required rating (deemed to comply) ..see if you can save yourself some money, your designer should have an…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 01, 2018 10:20 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
27 February

Does the designer involved much the building work after the

Does the designer involved much the building work after the

Hi Karen5784 You will need to check with your Local Council first generally you will require Plannings and Building Applications and documentation Designers generally deal…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 27, 2018 1:46 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
alexp79
alexp79
24 February

Concreter in Sydney area

Concreter in Sydney area

Hi Everyone, Can someone recommend a concreter in Sydney, who will be able to quote and perform the following jobs around mid-April or May: - prepare formwork and…

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alexp79
Feb 24, 2018 12:10 pm
KateG
KateG
18 February

Happy with your owner builder insurance?

Happy with your owner builder insurance?

Hey, who is happy with his owner builder insurance? I'm going to start my build very soon and to get a recommendation would help me a great deal. Thanks in advance!…

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KateG
Feb 18, 2018 8:09 pm
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qebtel
Feb 11, 2018 12:21 pm
qebtel
qebtel
11 February

garage house

garage house

First, take a look at the photo. Its rural. Most councils will approve shed homes for rural, but not urban. The reasons they occur in rural is…

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qebtel
Feb 11, 2018 12:19 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
7 February

Tondelver House - Southern Highlands

Tondelver House - Southern Highlands
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Looking good. Nice views from your roof

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Beetaloo
Feb 07, 2018 9:50 am
Beetaloo
Pummers
Pummers
4 February

Brisbane Harkaway Homes

Brisbane Harkaway Homes

My wife spotted a few Harkaway Homes pictures online when we were on the lookout for a style to build our new home in... The untimely death of a friend led us to visit…

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Pummers
Feb 04, 2018 10:22 pm

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