Owner Builder Forum
Does a construction certificate expire?
Mate, I'm just a dumb builder with 16 different trade qual's and a Bachelor in Construction, have been at this for 40 years including writing expert reports for the courts…
You might want to also consider that you've breached the termite system, separate to the weep holes and DPC requirements.
Owner builder insurance ran out
You can't have two policies for one item! Just talk to you insurer about the options of extending or renewing, but don't wait till the last minute
Shipping container home
I sell and modify containers. Maybe I can help. Can you explain more about what you have in mind?
I had Xmas Eve, Day and Boxing day away visiting the grand-kids, and the following day entertaining friends from Qld who dropped by for a quick catch up. They were my…
Windows from China - a true story
There is just too much ridiculous red tape in Australia.
If I want something from overseas, I will just order it and install it myself.
If you follow certain posts you will find my comments to the posters when I know they are fibbing. Well it's back on again... if it's about windows, ask someone first,…
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.
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…
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
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