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build.my.dream.home
build.my.dream.home
18 September 2009

Owner Builder courses in Sydney CBD

Owner Builder courses in Sydney CBD

where about in Hurstville? it's where I live :)

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build.my.dream.home
Sep 18, 2009 4:33 pm
Hills Guy
Hills Guy
22 September 2009

Advice Please - Transporting Pallets of Bricks or Blocks

Advice Please - Transporting Pallets of Bricks or Blocks

Different companies have different setups, but if you ring and ask to talk to the transport supervisor or the dispatch coordinator they should get you through to the right…

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Hills Guy
Sep 22, 2009 11:38 pm
Littlemoscow
Littlemoscow
24 September 2009

Our OB adventure has begun!!!

Our OB adventure has begun!!!
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hi Tony, sorry i never replied. we have been so busy with everything!!! my DH is overseas at the moment and it is hard to manage everything on my own (with a 3 year old :D

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Littlemoscow
Sep 24, 2009 3:53 pm
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Pat the draftie
Sep 25, 2009 4:53 pm
Pat the draftie
ownerbuilderromsey
ownerbuilderromsey
27 September 2009

OB Pool

OB Pool

We're about to OB our pool - have just ordered the shell. To be honest the Pool Shell manufacturer was not very keen to be providing the shell to an OBer - especially…

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ownerbuilderromsey
Sep 27, 2009 1:38 am
ownerbuilderromsey
rajvir83
rajvir83
30 September 2009

Camalda Estate South Morang

Camalda Estate South Morang

Hi Aaron & Amanda, Where are you upto with your construction at the moment? It looks like all done or nearly done. When you guys are planning to move in? Ours at Fix…

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rajvir83
Sep 30, 2009 11:54 am
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Getjason
Sep 30, 2009 6:32 pm
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serialstyler
Oct 01, 2009 9:14 pm
serialstyler
Hammerhead
Hammerhead
1 October 2009

Owner builder insurance? Who have you gone with?

Owner builder insurance? Who have you gone with?

Thanks for the great referrals. I have decided to go with FD Beck as they provided me with the cheapeset quote. I had never heard of them prior to…

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Hammerhead
Oct 01, 2009 10:03 pm
Hammerhead
KatherineHogarty
KatherineHogarty
2 October 2009

Owner Builder Insurance

Owner Builder Insurance
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Yes I think that's how it works. You don't need to think about the OB warranty insurance until you are selling (before the 6 years). FD Beck said that the offer warranty…

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KatherineHogarty
Oct 02, 2009 7:48 am
mrevp
mrevp
7 October 2009

How long for your Owner Builders Permit?

How long for your Owner Builders Permit?

I have the forms for Victoria but I am not a form friendly person. Is there a system to assist people filling in the forms ? can I get them…

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mrevp
Oct 07, 2009 8:01 am
jodge
jodge
7 October 2009

Our building progress

Our building progress

Wow, that's amazing Warren! You must have nerves of steel though, I think I'd need that $80K for mental health care fees after it was all finished!

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jodge
Oct 07, 2009 10:37 pm
jodge
Jazzie
Jazzie
18 October 2009

Cemintel Scarborough Weatherboards - loving the look!

Cemintel Scarborough Weatherboards - loving the look!

Our house is currently being covered in Cemintel Scarborough Weatherboards - it'slooking fantastic, we are rapt :) Our first thought was to use Linea but after a couple of…

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Jazzie
Oct 18, 2009 5:13 pm
Jazzie
D200 Doug
D200 Doug
19 October 2009

Owner Building along 90 Mile beach.

Owner Building along 90 Mile beach.

Think of lots then multiply that by 100,000 :D They were really really bad and that is from a Queenslander !

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D200 Doug
Oct 19, 2009 8:11 pm
D200 Doug
D200 Doug
19 October 2009

Dirt / check. Plan ? sort of. Application / in

Dirt / check. Plan ? sort of. Application / in

False start we got our application back today We had not filled it in correctly :( Will try again tomorrow ::frown::

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D200 Doug
Oct 19, 2009 8:13 pm
nelsonclassic
nelsonclassic
21 October 2009

Plumbing/Drainage costs: NEED HELP ASAP!

Plumbing/Drainage costs: NEED HELP ASAP!

Hello friend, I think it's around $2,500...yes you are right it's including guttering cost.This is the estimated rate of around 2 months before,may be it has increased…

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nelsonclassic
Oct 21, 2009 10:21 pm
ttn
ttn
25 October 2009

Recommend solid timber floor installer in Sydney

Recommend solid timber floor installer in Sydney

Hello, can anyone suggest a good solid timber floor installer & sander in Sydney please? big companies like Timber Flooring & Sydney Flooring do not do installation only…

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ttn
Oct 25, 2009 7:38 pm
James Bond
James Bond
27 October 2009

Courses in Victoria for wannabe owner builders

Courses in Victoria for wannabe owner builders

Hi Folks. We are looking to owner build having no industry experience (knockdown rebuild in an estabilshed area). After having spoken to…

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James Bond
Oct 27, 2009 9:03 am
James Bond
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
27 October 2009

Skip Hire - Longer terms than a week?

Skip Hire - Longer terms than a week?

I think site safety is really important, especially for you tradies. Perhaps make your own temporary skip and call in a…

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buildingwithhamra
Oct 27, 2009 9:38 am
mat
mat
27 October 2009

MIELE SALE Perth

MIELE SALE Perth

This saturday there is a Miele carpark sales at Harvey Norman Osborne Park. Up to 50% off. Runs for 1 day only. Get in quick if you havent got…

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mat
Oct 27, 2009 10:53 pm
shackonthehill
shackonthehill
1 November 2009

Order for OB Reno in Perth

Order for OB Reno in Perth

Thats great. Thanks Chris for your help,. Caz

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shackonthehill
Nov 01, 2009 6:36 pm
shackonthehill
theyetti
theyetti
6 November 2009

Adelaide - Recommend a Private Building Certifier?

Adelaide - Recommend a Private Building Certifier?

Hi All, we're planning on owner building in Hillcrest next year and need a private building certifier to inspect and sign off the various stages of work as well as…

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theyetti
Nov 06, 2009 10:01 pm
len929
len929
16 November 2009

AFS, Pre fab concrete panels, tiltup external cladding?????

AFS, Pre fab concrete panels, tiltup external cladding?????

Hi no not late and thank you for your responce. Windows based on Acoustic report - basically ask for dbl glazing which i'm scared to get a quote for ::lol:: . I'm trying to find…

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len929
Nov 16, 2009 5:38 pm
nrook
nrook
21 November 2009

Advise On Getting Started...

Advise On Getting Started...

It was suggested I speak to the company I work for regarding using their buying power to fund our owner build job, and despite launching a good argument the word on the…

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nrook
Nov 21, 2009 2:31 pm
bingoshelley
bingoshelley
22 November 2009

Is there anything we can do in the time being?

Is there anything we can do in the time being?
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yw hun dont worry i found out when my sparky came to install meter box grrrr lol we could have had it ready months ahead if we knew lol

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bingoshelley
Nov 22, 2009 8:37 pm
Mick01
Mick01
24 November 2009

Let it begin ...Target ..lockup year end ,cancelled

Let it begin ...Target ..lockup year end ,cancelled
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Good and bad news ...site is drying up really good so no need to cancel brick delievery for Thursday.Plumber on site doing the rough in today but on the bad news the…

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Mick01
Nov 24, 2009 1:31 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
29 November 2009

Victorian Building Commission OB Rules

Victorian Building Commission OB Rules

Hey Bam you prolly don't need the 'new' work. We have asked our name be removed from some suppliers web site. Prefering to be called private contractors :lol: Fielding 100's…

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onc_artisan
Nov 29, 2009 6:02 pm
onc_artisan
gettingThere
gettingThere
30 November 2009

Been a bit busy.....

Been a bit busy.....

What's the thin material on top of the stairs? Would love to see the side view/construction of the stairs :)

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gettingThere
Nov 30, 2009 7:57 pm
gettingThere
gettingThere
2 December 2009

Roof tile costs for OB's?

Roof tile costs for OB's?

Just to give you an idea the quote for 321 sqm of roof tiles $13,900 + GST $2,600 + GST…

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gettingThere
Dec 02, 2009 1:51 pm
Helyn
Helyn
3 December 2009

We have a plan !

We have a plan !

Well, where is this plan then? ::wink:: ::lol::

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Helyn
Dec 03, 2009 9:45 am
Helyn
sbudge
sbudge
3 December 2009

OB Newbie, advice please :)

OB Newbie, advice please :)

Before you venture down this path, check with the bank first to see if you can get finance if you require it. Most banks now will not lend money to owner builders. Regards Shane

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sbudge
Dec 03, 2009 11:27 pm
seeking solutions
seeking solutions
4 December 2009

Owner Built Bathrooms :)

Owner Built Bathrooms :)

mine is a work in progress. Waiting for benchtops/shower heads/screens. Happy to post finished pics once done. Current pics are on my thread ::smile::

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seeking solutions
Dec 04, 2009 4:30 pm
seeking solutions
suh
suh
16 December 2009

I built it like this......nearly done.

I built it like this......nearly done.
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What a gorgeous looking house, love the roof lines and the render looks fabulous.

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suh
Dec 16, 2009 9:41 am
suh
D200 Doug
D200 Doug
18 December 2009

AAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

AAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

One of my hero bosses was an American Air Force Major, he had leadership qualities, he could get people to do almost anything for him and make them feel as if they were…

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D200 Doug
Dec 18, 2009 1:19 pm
gettingThere
gettingThere
18 December 2009

GUTTERING

GUTTERING

have you got a roof plan, or a floor plan of the upper story. I know a good guttering guy in Adelaide (lives out the North East) and he can…

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gettingThere
Dec 18, 2009 6:02 pm
gettingThere
gettingThere
26 December 2009

Owner Builder and Double Story houses

Owner Builder and Double Story houses

In SA, there are no restrictions. Not sure about Perth. Good Luck :)

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gettingThere
Dec 26, 2009 1:20 pm
Pugs
Pugs
27 December 2009

Our little OB project

Our little OB project
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nice digs.. awesome view too

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Pugs
Dec 27, 2009 4:36 pm
Pugs
toby
toby
27 December 2009

New OB - All advice like where do we start

New OB - All advice like where do we start

Thanks Tony. I must say over the last couple of days I have been hammering this sight and I am now tempted to go with highbury builders, they offer a flexible service so…

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toby
Dec 27, 2009 11:01 pm
Striking
Striking
28 December 2009

Owner Builder (independent supervisor for bank?)

Owner Builder (independent supervisor for bank?)

Nelson15, As an OB often does not have the technical expertise to adequately supervise a home (especially in QLD to QBSA standards) banks are wanting to see proof that…

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Striking
Dec 28, 2009 1:30 pm
Striking
Striking
28 December 2009

OB Questions - Please help

OB Questions - Please help

Yes, you will need to get a soil test done to confirm the soil classification in order for the slab design to suit. and land surveyed with site plan showing sitting of…

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Striking
Dec 28, 2009 1:56 pm
Striking
Striking
28 December 2009

Timber House framing quotes? (OB)

Timber House framing quotes? (OB)

Without plans to conduct and adequate take off it is like asking how long is a piece of string.. Also do get focussed on needed a pre fab frame and trusses.. especially…

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Striking
Dec 28, 2009 2:00 pm
Striking
Striking
28 December 2009

Owner builder and site manager fees.

Owner builder and site manager fees.

It's a tough one. Most Project Managers are not qualified to supervise building works only administer the paperwork side of things so these needs to be considered when…

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Striking
Dec 28, 2009 2:44 pm
Striking
Striking
28 December 2009

Whats the minimum wall cavity space?

Whats the minimum wall cavity space?

in a perfect world 50mm however from experience is is usually 40mm and can vary down to 25mm if things are out of square and need "humouring"

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Striking
Dec 28, 2009 3:00 pm
Striking
Striking
28 December 2009

O/B Extension

O/B Extension

look good, water proofing could be tricky with that flat roof though.

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Striking
Dec 28, 2009 3:06 pm
Striking
Striking
28 December 2009

Anyone installed their own sarking?

Anyone installed their own sarking?

it is quite easy to install yourself, either on the roof or on the walls. Just be sure to lap it the correct way (start from the bottom) and tape the joins if required…

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Striking
Dec 28, 2009 3:12 pm


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