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Draconis
Draconis
31 August 2009

Newbie questions

Newbie questions

you have to submit a copy of the OB course cert with the plans to council before they will issue a building permit. Also it will be easier to have the OB cert in the name…

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Draconis
Aug 31, 2009 9:00 pm
Draconis
roy
roy
2 September 2009

By the beach OB project

By the beach OB project

The framing I'm looking at using is "Trucore" by bluescope and they give a 50 year warranty as long as you are no closer than 300m from high tide line so I am going to…

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roy
Sep 02, 2009 2:40 pm
serialstyler
serialstyler
4 September 2009

Is this the correct OB Course?

Is this the correct OB Course?

I don't want to jinx myself LOL, so will post some pics etc once we have purchased the kit. It's still a bit touch & go with the budget, not one plumber has quoted me yet,…

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serialstyler
Sep 04, 2009 11:44 am
serialstyler
pete002
pete002
5 September 2009

Can we do our own guttering?

Can we do our own guttering?

I know in Victoria you cant, contact the QBSA or Queensland Master Plumbers. Regs should be on respective websites. Cheers

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pete002
Sep 05, 2009 4:54 pm
carpenterforhire
carpenterforhire
7 September 2009

Loretta's OB project

Loretta's OB project

Awesome build, looks really interesting, well done!!!!' Shaun

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carpenterforhire
Sep 07, 2009 5:41 pm
ttn
ttn
7 September 2009

Owner Builder or Not? Advice needed

Owner Builder or Not? Advice needed

thanks Jazzie & Julesi. If i am building a new house, i'd not dare to be an OB. However, as an extension from the back, i think I have some real good chances if i can…

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ttn
Sep 07, 2009 10:43 pm
mat
mat
10 September 2009

I'm an Official OB - Perth

I'm an Official OB - Perth

:: Congratulations you have made excellent progress..... seems like you are motoring along. Sooo glad mines a single, don`t think I would be brave enough to tackle double…

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mat
Sep 10, 2009 11:21 am
shackonthehill
shackonthehill
11 September 2009

OB'S Over East

OB'S Over East

Hi All Just wondering if you guys over east building a timber frame house can tell me the order of works please. Is it a slab Then get a joiner to make the timber…

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shackonthehill
Sep 11, 2009 11:08 pm
shackonthehill
Inspired
Inspired
12 September 2009

Renting an OB built house???

Renting an OB built house???

Thanks noidea! Didn;t even think to look on our conditions on our license when they asked! haha They have since rang the board and its fine to rent an OB house :)

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Inspired
Sep 12, 2009 12:44 am
piranha
piranha
14 September 2009

O/B Novice

O/B Novice

depends alot on what you can do yourself, if you can source pc items cheaply and can negotiate good prices for building materials. also consider the loss of earnings of…

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piranha
Sep 14, 2009 12:23 am
OMG!!!
OMG!!!
14 September 2009

council query

council query

thanks everyone.. very helpfull.. i spoke to council again today, and that is pretty much what they were asking. they want a note to say the existing house's brick…

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OMG!!!
Sep 14, 2009 5:27 pm
Rowena
Rowena
17 September 2009

How many downlights should we have?

How many downlights should we have?

Thanks Hillsguy. You're right - it's a tricky one. I think we are going with 6 in each of the living and theatre room. Still unsure about the kitchen meals. As to the…

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Rowena
Sep 17, 2009 10:46 pm
Rowena
rubber_noggin
rubber_noggin
18 September 2009

What insulation brand are you getting?

What insulation brand are you getting?

The 'best' all round insulation is glasswool batts. They are proven, comparatively cheaper and have the lowest environmental foot print. There are 2 main local…

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rubber_noggin
Sep 18, 2009 7:05 am
rubber_noggin
gettingThere
gettingThere
18 September 2009

Where did you get your bricks from and for how much $$$?

Where did you get your bricks from and for how much $$$?

Are you going to lay the bricks yourself? As stated above a brickie will get a better rate because they can generate a lot of business for the…

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gettingThere
Sep 18, 2009 10:20 am
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 3:33 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 10:38 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 2:53 pm
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Pat the draftie
Sep 25, 2009 3:53 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 12:38 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 10:54 am
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Getjason
Sep 30, 2009 5:32 pm
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serialstyler
Oct 01, 2009 8:14 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 9:03 pm
Hammerhead
KatherineHogarty
KatherineHogarty
2 October 2009

Owner Builder Insurance

Owner Builder Insurance
1, 2, 3

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 6:48 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 7:01 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 9:37 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 4:13 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 7:11 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 7:13 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 9:21 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 6:38 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 8:03 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 8:38 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 9:53 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 5:36 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 9:01 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 4:38 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 1:31 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?
1, 2

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 7:37 pm
Mick01
Mick01
24 November 2009

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

Let it begin ...Target ..lockup year end ,cancelled
1, 2, 3

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 12:31 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 5:02 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 6:57 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 12:51 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 8:45 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 10:27 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 3:30 pm
seeking solutions


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