Owner Builder Forum
StructuralBIMGuyOwner Building - What's a reasonable cost for the slab?
5 January 2018
Look for bigger savings steelwork is a small component in reinforcement concrete (See pie graph above)
OB Melb 1Concreter in Melbourne to do on-ground slab for extension
8 December 2017
I'm owner building an extension in Melbourne. Need to build a slab for my extension. Can anyone suggest a concrete contractor with a VBA registration? PM me if that…
alexp79Tiling on Steel Bearer/Joist floor
29 November 2017
Aren't you supposed to attach OSB to the steel frame first and then attach underlay and tiles to the top? Steel's thermal expansion coefficient is around 2.5 higher than wood/pine.
sootOwner Builder for new townhouse development and existing hou
20 November 2017
Hi StructuralBIMguy, I am gonna do an alteration which includes internal wall removal, partial demolition and extension. So I thought that is quite not a simple…
StructuralBIMGuyAdvice for a steel frame construction [pole house on slope]
31 October 2017
Pretty sure I have the contact for a Chinese fabricator that one of my clients ordered Steel fabricated windows, frames and doors, just p.m me and i'll give you the…
AllriskMinimalist Owner Build in Hobart - temp power supply decisio
26 October 2017
thanks Beetaloo. I'll be doing a similar project soon, so your advice helps me too.
StructuralBIMGuyTemplate for tender document to builders for getting quotes
24 October 2017
mcnugget15 For what it's worth convert it to & use You can't go wrong..cheers
JokerNew in Australia little bit confusing about owner builder ru
18 October 2017
7 years warranty, your safe to sell after that.
AKBOwner Build in Southern Flinders Ranges- Cert of Occupancy
18 October 2017
StructuralBIMGuyGetting the best Info, Data and use from a site/project
9 October 2017
The more information you put up the more precise the reply/answer , egs. use Photos, sketches and data (l/m , m2, m3,etc) This information is also used in rule-of-thumb…
StructuralBIMGuyHow much it cost for 60m2 concrete granny flat slab
7 September 2017
ramy12 welcome to the forum Soil type, Build materials, specs, concrete pump? More info required.. but it's pretty easy to work out a fair price. Based on 14m3 $5-6K goodluck
gommeqldOwner builder - advice on getting a soil report.
24 August 2017
Nope, cannot agree there. Finding an honest, reliable and sensibly priced tradie in Perth is a nightmare. Always has been. It's no different anywhere else in Australia. I…
AllriskKit home budgeting and builder recommendations
31 July 2017
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
7 July 2017
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
28 June 2017
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…
twylamcOwner build-Kareen Hills..slowly landscaping continues :)
6 June 2017
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…
@Dexx I done a few lofts/drawing/Construction details in my time I hope you find them useful The Loft Floor loadings are Based on Live loads of 1.5KPa For Storage you…