Owner Builder Forum
My experience buying windows in China
Spot on,I'm a decade's long retail clothing owner and deal with wholesalers, manufacturers weekly and to get high quality from China always involves checks and balances…
Dec 05, 2021 6:11 pm
I like to find the land before I get serious about talking to builders.
That doesn't mean you shouldn't visit a few show homes first to get an idea of what you want and…
Recessed Curtain Pelmet in the ceiling
I have them.
Recessed so they go into the ceiling space.
Note, you likely need to design it at engineering stage as your roof or posi truss will get in way.
Thanks so much for all your replies, given that concrete is roughly finished I will be hiring a demo saw and jack hammer from Kennards this weekend which is my cheapest…
You are right, the designer should have given the client a coloured rendered Image with material options first before they get the $ticker$hock
Owner Building in Canberra
Navmuk, the best place to start is with you budget.
Determine your requirements and your budget. If the requirements don’t fit within the budget of a builder OB may…
Nothing much dramatic to post lately - I've just been finishing a few small and sometimes fiddly jobs.
Plus kids (and yours truly) are back at school.
Also I have…
Assistance with estimating OB cost items
Plasterboard $25m2 this is the actual plasterboard not floor space. That's supply, install and finish. $8 a linear metre for squareset.
Roofing is $75m2 for steel…
Certificate of Occupancy Victoria
The only thing that I thnk could be an issue is the showerscreen if the waterproofing in the bathroom was limited to the shower area.
There is some more info here…
Townhouse Owner Builder
Hi Fellow Owner Builders
I have completed one owner builder renovation and now some eight years later I am downsizing into a townhouse where I would like to add a small…
Three issues here
If you have signed domestic Building contract and paid the full deposit then you are bound by the contract. However if you only signed a preliminary…
We are trying to get our Certificate of Occupancy and find that there are no
Weep Holes in the Building -
We have a two story home built in Sandstone.
Is there an…
How much does a besser block wall cost?
thanks, we'll make sure that everything is according to council regulations.
I'm after a ballpark figure for the wall/ construction work itself. How much does it…
Jul 26, 2021 2:34 pm
Some photos of recent work.
The outdoor area wall completed. Still some minor flashing work to do (see the intersection of high roof on right and lower roof - a temporary…
OB course - WA
You can try an inquire from our official partner in OB courses provider, ABED. They offer a wide range of courses and you can take from the comfort of your own home…
Owner builder certificate Vic
So besides slab cost you also need to consider the piers that you will requiring before concret slab is poured over.
hydronic underfloor heating
just curious in victoria
is it legal for owner builder to install underfloor hydronic pex tubing in timber subfloor
and then have plumber make final connection to…
HELP I NEED TRUSSES
unfortunately with the timber shortage and boom in building this will be a problem
i have heard rumours that it is expected to improve near the end of the year
Invasion of privacy WA
I have to change to translucent glass for my staircase window as I have a small study nook at the top floor.
My neighbour has a huge glass staircase window and council…
Owner builder insurance
OB insurance is a state requirement not council (as your license is governed by the state’s building authority). It is definitely required where I am.
Theft on my vero…
Apr 12, 2021 8:51 pm
Hi all, I'm hoping to hear from building surveyor and glazier next week, but someone here might be able to help in the mean time.
I'm building a new extension and hope I…
Macleay Island 7 Star
So, I am intrigued with your battle getting the certificates. How was this resolved?
Estimating an OB in Adelaide
40m² of open lower story on slab that is engineered to be built in if required
10k site costs
40k to floor level
30k steel frames & trusses,…
Oh ok, didn't know that. Do you live in Perth? I got these prices for Hebel panels, sound cheap. But you're right, they charge a lot to mount them. Wish I was a chippy…
Feb 03, 2021 7:10 pm
Jan 03, 2021 5:13 pm
Are those "all in" costs including earthworks, set out, plumbing?
If it is just for formwork, reo, concrete and finish then probably a bit on a high side.
Pre-cast Concrete House Build Perth
The polystyrene is purely for insulation purposes and is not structural in my design. The outer concrete is also purely a protective wind/water and thermal cladding…
I'm curious as to why you went with the council for your PCA rather than a private certifier?
OB in SA
Ducted Reverse Cycle Airconditioner installed. We went with Mitsubishi Electric.