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Anyone got owner builder permit to build a duplex in NSW ?
If so what were the "special circumstances" under which it was granted? "Note: If the development consent is for 'dual occupancy' an owner-builder permit can only be…
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build
In the past 10 days since my last post I haven't managed to get a huge amount done. Four of those days were teaching (and a day at school is way more exhausting than 8…
Vacant block surveying - what should I ask for?
Your kinda doing this arse about. Engage in a draftsman/architect first. They will guide you on what you need to do. You risk soil test being done in the wrong location…
Concerns about strengh of Engineering Floor Joists
Thanks for all replies. I just noticed now the pictures I added to post right on top of page were wrong. I attached pictures showing "current" and my "suggested" floor…
Acceptable wait time for email response to question from sma
how imperative is the timing of the answer?
Purpose of site survey: boundaries, slope, trees? what else?
I'm wondering what a site survey includes, and whether I need one in preparation for planning a house on a 3 ha "semi rural" property in SE NSW. The site boundaries are…
Floor Joist direction given by Structural Engineering
Assuming you've modelled the TB8, TB10, TB12, TB2 & J1 joists/LVLs there, it appears as per drawing to me. There maybe should be an additional J1 between TB10 and T12 if…
OB in SA: Do you need a permit? recommendations
Looking to start the journey of becoming an owner builder in SA. Feeling pretty (overly) confident on the building and construction details, but really struggling to find…
Would you use an unbias owner builder consultant?
At the end of the day building a house is an individual thing. No builder or carpenter is across every product available, knows best use, design and how to best installent…
owner builder application in Victoria (VBA) - waiting time
Hi folks, Victoria resident here. I've submitted my owner builder application to the VBA. I thought I'd share my experience so far. I submitted my application…
Insurance for owner supplied items under construction house
No, you can not insure them until you have the certificate of occupancy. Insurance Broker of 20+ years.
Vergola - bolt to house wall or fix to rafter brackets?
Hi there, not sure if you have resolved this already. both are suitable options and depend upon on your preference. Fascia brackets generally carry the same height as your…
Recessed Curtain Pelmet in the ceiling
See this photo https://trowelcraft.com.au/wp-content/u ... 24x768.jpg You can put lighting behind or under the bulkhead You could make the bulkhead wider and place…
Additional costs associated with 3m high ceilings (vs 2.7m)
Also longer studs, bracing, bulk heads and transport for frames will add to cost. Working higher, might incur additional costs.
My experience buying windows in China
YY was good two years ago as they had good and professional sales person and project managers to avoid mistakes for clients,but now all the old staff had left them…
Has anyone Built with a "Prestige Kit Home"?
We are going through prestige kit homes and I’d be very careful with them. We signed a contract and everything was fine until they are now trying to charge us extra…
QLD Owner Builder course recommendations please
Hello, I am looking for an online owner builder course for Queensland. Some of the online sites I have visited have closed, some seem a bit dodge. Does anyone have a…
Owner builder project management software ?
Seen quite a few apps spruiking build/trade project pricing lately. It's true, trades are too busy atm to visit/quote jobs and the estimates battlers get are highly…
Amending the Owner Builder Permit (for value and scope)
Has anyone amended a QBCC Owner Builder Permit before? I have downloaded the form but am quite concerned that there will be a rejection or something as we pretty much…
New home build - gutters first or cladding first
Hey @imnurlins Reach out to the experts on this forum, A word or warning internet searches will link you to uncertified Russian generic Stock Photos, Details and possibly…
Budget underestimate. Should I register as Owner Builder?
Building in Victoria. I haven't registered as an owner builder because I estimated the cost of my extension to be under the required threshold of $16000. My surveyor…
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