Owner Builder Forum
CazthebuilderOwner builder - advice on getting a soil report.
Lucky you on the west coast. Here in Sydney there is a building boom. We know lots of good trades. Hubs is a perfectionist brickie so no worries about the bricks 😀
waxinggibbousAnyone built with shipping containers?
Don't listen to the naysayers!! If it's something you want to do go for it. It's your dream not theirs. I'm only halfway through but I know I've saved bucket loads just…
DatthorRoss Squire kit - OB in Parkerville WA - Mood Boards!!!
Hey guys interested in you grano workers details if possible
AllriskKit home budgeting and builder recommendations
I get a lot of owner-builders reporting that their project took longer than expected because the contractors were'nt available when needed, adding delays where no work was…
Section 138 Road Opening Permit to be obtained from Council
Thanks for the reply. Managed to fill the online form and paid the fees.
HajiOB in Hume area - VIC. Fast forwarded + photo heavy
Thanks tradeup. Bought it from Mink Homewares - https://www.facebook.com/minkhomewares/ Diameter is 100cm.
joeletaxiThe Adventure Starts ! OB in Canberra on a small block
That is massive ! We wanted to buy a bigger block in a good but older suburb but it's the same time that price of lands started to suddenly increase by 40k so we had to…
BeetalooOwner Build in Southern Flinders Ranges- Cert of Occupancy
Yes, AS1684.4 (part 4 is for non-cyclonic areas and includes span tables) The NCC National Construction Code for Class 1 buildings is a free download from the NCC…
twylamcOwner build-Kareen Hills..slowly landscaping continues :)
Hi, Read that you got Thermann evacuated tubes solar hot water system with electric backup. Just wondering how you are going with it? You still happy with it? Our plumber…
Allrisk2 nd owner builder application within 5 years
If any State was going to be flexible about this, it would only be Victoria. Other States are much stricter and I'd say there's no chance of getting approval. I'm really…
snowinghave you ever heard 'timber truss solution' in Melbourne
I would be concern about other issue like timber expansion / shrinkage due to conditions of the actual site. ie: moisture. These are things that might not be prepared…
marcworking drawings recommendation. Building melbourne.
Thanks for the reply. I shall ask them do they use the software. Most of the people I have spoken to always say we use latest CAD software.
Searching4 knowledgesolar hot water system or rainwater tank?
Have a look at Sanden heat pump hotwater. Not cheap but you can run them from a solar panel or mains(only draw 1kw when heating). Reviews seem to be very good as well.…
BerekWhen is the correct time to start organising trades?
Thanks for the info. I'm trying to stay positive and see the long build time as a benefit to tradespeople. They will have a large window... in which to come do stuff as I…
1960sModernistHomeCost of Suspended Slab - Melbourne
What about Hebel Powerfloor with steel structure? You get the benefits of concrete (no noise or bounce) and may not require additional insulation. Supposedly lower cost…