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Intellichoice
Intellichoice
10 January

Welcome to the Owner Builder Forum

Welcome to the Owner Builder Forum

Owner Building in 2019. Will be releasing some news over the coming months of some tools, tips, advice for becoming an owner builder. Believe that "ANYONE" can become an…

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Intellichoice
Jan 10, 2019 6:24 pm
Intellichoice

OB-Party wall system certificate

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…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 20, 2019 12:31 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Manj
Manj
19 March

Building Surveyor for OB Melbourne

Building Surveyor for OB Melbourne

The Council's have Surveyors and there is also a company called DJM in Burwood that is used by many volume builders

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Manj
Mar 19, 2019 2:27 pm
Manj

Today we have some good news and some bad news. Such is the life of the owner builder. The good news is that I have bought a tractor! No, I am not a frustrated farmer. It…

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powerd
Mar 17, 2019 10:32 pm
Lee54
Lee54
17 March

Shed to granny flat conversion

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…

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Lee54
Mar 17, 2019 12:38 pm

Cost of Shell?

Cost of Shell?

Rayan1910 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…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 14, 2019 12:45 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Psp007
Psp007
12 March

My experience buying windows in China

My experience buying windows in China

Hi Kate, Can you please provide the details of the supplier for Windows from China. Thank you, PSP

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Psp007
Mar 12, 2019 10:36 pm

All the downstairs walls are now up to the floor of the upper level. Time to catch up on some wiring and plumbing jobs. This work takes time but shows no visible progress…

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RuffTuff
Mar 10, 2019 8:25 am
RuffTuff

Owner builder project management software ?

Owner builder project management software ?

Would suggest Buildertrend-as a one off, if you can get all the ISO standards installed to match products from your takeoff-and quotations

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Intellichoice
Mar 09, 2019 6:38 am
Intellichoice

Building Costs - Your experience

Building Costs - Your experience

Really does depend on level of fitout quality-and the cladding style/type. Have seen done for as low as $800 per sqm (super budget-or cheap and cheerful as associates call…

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Intellichoice
Mar 09, 2019 6:36 am
Intellichoice

OB Farmhouse on 90acres, Yamba NSW.

OB Farmhouse on 90acres, Yamba NSW.

Hoping it all goes well for you-pretty exciting getting going after all the research and planning

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Intellichoice
Mar 09, 2019 6:29 am
Intellichoice

Quantity surveyor

Quantity surveyor

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

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Intellichoice
Mar 09, 2019 6:26 am
Intellichoice
AKB
AKB
25 February

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

OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA
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Stunning .... anymore photos of the inside?

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AKB
Feb 25, 2019 10:43 pm
AKB
AKB
AKB
25 February

OB in SA - Decking

OB in SA - Decking
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Just caught up - it’s alk looking so gorgeous. Coincidence we used eco-deck around our pool and your right it does get hot!

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AKB
Feb 25, 2019 10:41 pm
AKB
AKB
AKB
25 February

Tondelver House - Southern Highlands

Tondelver House - Southern Highlands
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Omg haven’t been on here for ages. The view through those three windows are gorgeous!!! Anymore updates?

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AKB
Feb 25, 2019 10:35 pm
AKB
snowing
snowing
21 February

OFFERING FREE ADVICE TO OWNER BUILDERS ON LOW ENERGY AND PRE

OFFERING FREE ADVICE TO OWNER BUILDERS ON LOW ENERGY AND PRE

Thanks for your advise! My draftsman is in QLD. :) So that makes things harder. I'm sure things will work out.

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snowing
Feb 21, 2019 8:56 pm
Ansari
Ansari
12 February

Strata unit warranty

Strata unit warranty

Hi Guys, 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…

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Ansari
Feb 12, 2019 7:23 am

Howser Here's what to expect from a BIM Roof Model 2D plans, details, layouts , notes , quantities, data & 3D Model, etc Apologies for condensing 3 Pages into 1 page hth

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 08, 2019 8:07 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Ardo
Ardo
29 January

Building an extension VIC

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…

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Ardo
Jan 29, 2019 6:42 pm
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Howser
Jan 18, 2019 8:55 am
AK_
AK_
16 January

Concreter in Sydney area

Concreter in Sydney area

Thanks - I am one stage before you - just setting up a site to being an owner build. Stay in touch!

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AK_
Jan 16, 2019 8:07 am
Ardo
Ardo
15 January

Double top plate on top on interior wall frames

Double top plate on top on interior wall frames

AFAIK all truss systems are designed to sag. The designer would specify which walls are load bearing and which walls are partition walls. You could just use 45mm top…

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Ardo
Jan 15, 2019 7:53 pm
c.minx
c.minx
13 January

Joining bearers

Joining bearers

Hi all, I'm adding an extension to my existing house. My house is on a sub-floor and we are adding a master bedroom, en suite etc. I have the new stumps set in…

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c.minx
Jan 13, 2019 9:49 pm
Intellichoice
Intellichoice
10 January

Owner Builder Tas

Owner Builder Tas

Yes we can help with the finance-let me know if you would like to chat about your project?

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Intellichoice
Jan 10, 2019 6:26 pm
Intellichoice

Stumps already in place

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…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jan 08, 2019 9:33 am
StructuralBIMGuy
dexx
dexx
1 January

modern wall panels?

modern wall panels?

I'm looking to build a freestanding amenities room. Traditionally, you'd have a pine stud frame clad with gyprock on the inside, fibre cement board on the outside, and…

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dexx
Jan 01, 2019 4:17 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
21 December 2018

extending our 1930s something.

extending our 1930s something.

Photos, Budget, BTW, This also helps others.

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 21, 2018 9:51 am
StructuralBIMGuy
aussieta
aussieta
17 December 2018

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 2018

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
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
7 December 2018

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
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
1 December 2018

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 2018

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 2018

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
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
23 November 2018

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
Howser
Howser
17 November 2018

Cert IV in Building - Worthwhile of OB?

Cert IV in Building - Worthwhile of OB?

Wow thats an amazing resource - thanks!

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Howser
Nov 17, 2018 8:30 pm
kks
kks
15 November 2018

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 2018

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
DB420
DB420
8 November 2018

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 2018

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 2018

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 2018

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
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
5 October 2018

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
Mrs_Puddleduck
Mrs_Puddleduck
1 October 2018

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 2018

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 2018

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

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