Owner Builder Forum
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build
It's been a long time coming! Front of the house is pretty much done, just a few small jobs like front door handles, shed door on the left to be hung, and a small panel…
Does dilapidation report include site survey?
Dilapidation report is essentially existing conditions report on the building and site. I have done many prior to land redevelopment. It is to record existing conditions…
Recessed Curtain Pelmet in the ceiling
the easiest option for you (and cheapest) at this stage is to install it in this fashion. https://www.blindspace.com/recessed-curtain-tracks
Would you use an unbias owner builder consultant?
Since getting a licensed consultant is this difficult, I'll advise you just look for a builder or an architect who has experience supervising this kind of project and seek…
What does Owner builder can or cannot do?? CDC or DA Approva
We bought a single dwelling house in Beverly Hills in Sydney, need some work done before moving in. My husband has joinery and cabinet making experience,…
OWNER BUILDER ADVENTURES WITH TRADIES IN A REMOTE TOWN
I am originally from Melbourne and decided to become an owner builder in a small remote town. This town has beautiful beaches. What was not to love about the place.…
Owner Building Cost Estimates- Am I in the ballpark?
Hi Art. I know this thread is quite old now, but I’m looking at OBing and have found it super useful. How did you end up going with the project?
OB in perth- steel type and cost for a class 3 building
Yes, they will be on separate properties
How to minimise building certification & engineering fees
Andre2018, Not sure what your situation is regarding development consent/application approval/CDC etc but often the required sign offs are to fulfill the local building…
Do you get the builder/carpenter to work from a subcontract?
Thank you. That's the general path I am now on. Just seemed to vary from carpenter to carpenter and thought perhaps I was asking for something outside the norm.
Do I need a drafty, an engineer, an architect or all three?
Hey howey. You’ll need a drafty to start with mate. There regs to follow that constitute a habitable space you may not be aware of and that’s where draftys come in.…