Michael Mobbs - The Sustainable House
I'm considering a consultation with Michael Mobbs - The Sustainable House. He's here in Chippendale, Sydney and is a bit of a green guru. (google him if you've not heard…
You'd be best off getting someone to come and have a look, as every house is built differently and a lot of older houses are built way stronger then they ever needed to…
Frame just about complete!
Wow that's coming along really well. Looking fantastic. Bet that Rumpus room will get a work out from the mini JB girls when it's done!
HOw hard to do own shed slab? 7x7 or 7x14
we done it but paid 1 man to help who knew what he was doing i miss calculated the concrete needed so cost and extra $500 but me an hubby boxed it up laid the road base…
Sorry guys my info got scrubed by the Mods because I had a link to my business.
how long to finish your build
Hi Sunshine, all depends on how much u want to do urselfs & how good is the budget, i recon 1 year from lock up is not unrealistic. last few houses i did i was working &…
$53,000 for bricklaying (LABOUR ONLY)
It sure isn't stealing, but it is immoral and it is dissapointing that some people think they can try and pull the wool over the customers eyes. Unfortunately i am sure…
Jul 23, 2009 10:33 am
last week I met more than 10 Carpenters ,when you talk to them you will know all of them umregister with building comission ,I don't kow what I should do as owner builder…
shadowclad for external cladding
Hi! We have shadowclad on the outside of our house. We actually built it (well our builder did ), but the plans had already been done before we bought the property,…
Well things have been slowing here. had a slowdown in finances, had colds, been busy with work.... so many things, and the end is so close…
Our Owner Build adventure!
I Just looked at your blog, your house looks amazing! I absolutley love your wood floors. Congratulations on your new baby too...must be so nice to have your…
Aug 03, 2009 5:32 pm
Granny Glat Planning Permits OB
We are actually doing it the other way around, and have built (and live in) the granny flat at the moment. Currently applying to build the main residence.
Aug 05, 2009 5:35 pm
prefab frame Qoute
Might just add when cross referencing quotes its important not to just look at the bottom line with trusses and frames.
Things to look out for are:
Aug 06, 2009 11:32 am
just a quick question...
Yes. Without the returned form 4 you will not be able to get a building permit. Your neighbour has 14 days to respond, and if they respond disagreeing to the proposal,…
How to make a l-shaped wall?
We never did mason work, but we want to make an l- shaped wall, about 1.40 high to cover up the outside laundry. (I think we'll get some of these DYO books at the…
how much to wire a house
I am so sorry, i obviously didn't read it properly, 5000 bucks on top for heritage switches is 65 hours of labour which is a week and a half for one man, that does seem…
Insurance - at Lock Up Stage
I didn't want to start a new thread.... so when you're building, the insurance is covered by the builder until handover
How To Go About Quotes
Legal point of discharge for storm water and sewer. You should be able to obtain these from your water company and or council. providing your on sewer and not septic…
You lay whatever your finished flooring choice is over the top (carpet, tiles, timber etc) after suitable preparation.
When do windows go in?
Hi getting there,
just to dispell any myths...........the unequivical answer to your question is
1st...Timber frame completely finished, braced, level, straight and…
Time for Us to Jump In The Deep End!
Hi Wendy, I can't wait to see some pics of your new place going up! Our wonderful builder started last Thursday 27th Aug, which is exactly 10 mths since we moved into the…
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…
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…
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,…
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.
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…
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…
OB'S Over East
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…
Renting an OB built house???
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
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…