Owner Builder Forum
ownerbuilderromsey$5k limit - What's the point being owner-builder??
20 April 2009
Thanks Charlie, I'm in Vic too. I've just emailed our OB insurance company to ask them what their requirements are for Home Warranty Insurance, will post once I have an…
DraconisLegislation For QLD RE: Solar Panels & Bio Cycle
21 April 2009
All new houses have to either have solar or gas hotwater systems. Not sure about the septic systems for new houses (I think it's only required for places that don't have…
LittlemoscowHow much do you have to pay for decent tiles?
21 April 2009
we bought Chinese porcelain tiles and they are beautiful. I don't see any difference between those we bought and the Italian ones. Italian tiles similar to ours (600x600…
bingoshelleyIf owner builder could get FHOG? Many thanks!
1 May 2009
yes they will acept reciepts for concrete ect..however as we decided to do it by hand and not truck we had brought our cement months before so couldnt actually prove when…
gettingThereAnyone gone through a Private Certifier?
2 May 2009
This is a list of the private certifiers and I am just wondering if anyone would like to recommend someone on the list: http://www.planning.sa.gov.au/index.cfm ... howdraft=1
isfhomesWhich costs more, project home or kit home using a builder?
2 May 2009
Hi I'm from Illawarra Steel Frame Homes a Kit Home supplier, but I'm not going to talk you into a kit. It will depend if you have a difficulty block to build on & if you…
gettingThereHas anyone ever decommission a bore/well?
4 May 2009
We had a monitoring well installed on our block during the contamination testing process. Now we have to get it decomissioned by a licenced bore driller. I just received…
hunts01how much do you pay for soil engineer to draw up plans ?
7 May 2009
We paid about 2000, but that was for a house nearly completely on stumps, sloping block with cantilevered deck requiring a bit of effort. If your house was a standard slab…
hunts01The relationship between the frame and the structural steel
8 May 2009
No as the end of the post has a flat piece of steel welded to it. We actually put the post in lined it up there abouts and bolted the plate to the ground then stood the…
gettingThereWould you pay an extra $2,100 for 200mm thick quarry rubble?
11 May 2009
Hi GT, is it double brick or b/veneer top & bottom? who designed the footings? firstly if the people who designed the footings are NOT the concrete…
Brett JAre there any Owner Builders around the Canberra area
17 May 2009
Hi Michael Roof going on this week. Cheers Brett
Can someone please talk me through the plumbing/slab stage?
Nomad, I understand your point but the confusion here is simple. If Harkaway are building to lock up stage then they need to BUILD to lock up stage. What I am reading…
Slab certification - procedure and rough cost?
My advice is that if they cannot produce any documentation then you negotiate the price DOWN to allow for complete removal of the slab and to start again. You could waste…