Owner Builder Forum
chode1984House Raise - Wall framing and ceiling Heights
Hi all, We recently raised our post war QLDer and laid a slab. We're now ready to proceed with the framing component. The original timber bearers are now bolted to new…
aussiemunchkinsTradies Contacts for Owner-Builder (Extension/Reno) Melbourn
Hi everyone, We are a family of 5 and outgrew our small 3br, 1bath house. We are having plans ready for extension and some renovations. Can you please kindly recommend…
Chops_47OB tradie recommendations Melbourne
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…
bigtingsWarranties for basic lock up and builders doing a little.
Hi everyone. I have an old Ashgrovian in a creek flood and character zone. I want to raise it and add a sub-floor level below the original. It actually need to be about…
StructuralBIMGuyDoes 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…
obAngeLooking for a builder to build our PAAL home
Has anyone had a builder build their PAAL home they have been happy with and can recommend? Have gone owner builder but would really like someone we have onboard to…
algernonDo I need to hire temporary stairs for double story build?
Possibly - I'm not actually sure on that point in our case, but it could be a factor in some situations.
alexp79Detailed sequence of trades and tasks for new owner builder
Or this one is quite good too (and is freely available): http://www.tyrrells.com/LiteratureRetri ... ?ID=121391
PJT318recomendation request for an engineer to report on a slab.
Hi All, we have a home in Weston in the Lower Hunter NSW, we have a large garage on a slab we would like to convert to a GF. We are looking for an engineer to check and…
StructuralBIMGuyOwner Building - What's a reasonable cost for the slab?
Look for bigger savings steelwork is a small component in reinforcement concrete (See pie graph above)
fixedpriceOwner builder cost estimate for granny flat construction
Always makes me happy when I see people helping out with this issue. Keep up the good work!
OB Melb 1Concreter in Melbourne to do on-ground slab for extension
8 December 2017
I'm owner building an extension in Melbourne. Need to build a slab for my extension. Can anyone suggest a concrete contractor with a VBA registration? PM me if that…
alexp79Tiling on Steel Bearer/Joist floor
29 November 2017
Aren't you supposed to attach OSB to the steel frame first and then attach underlay and tiles to the top? Steel's thermal expansion coefficient is around 2.5 higher than wood/pine.
sootOwner Builder for new townhouse development and existing hou
20 November 2017
Hi StructuralBIMguy, I am gonna do an alteration which includes internal wall removal, partial demolition and extension. So I thought that is quite not a simple…
StructuralBIMGuyAdvice for a steel frame construction [pole house on slope]
31 October 2017
Pretty sure I have the contact for a Chinese fabricator that one of my clients ordered Steel fabricated windows, frames and doors, just p.m me and i'll give you the…