Owner Builder Forum
James Bondany recommendations for tradies and suppliers to OB
5 April 2009
Not yet but working on…
kristofwwhat is the best way to do concrete slab as O B PLEASE ?
8 April 2009
See the viewtopic.php?f=38&t=14767 thread. Use the search facility to find more info on this forum. I've chosen an outfit that quoted me $10K, for a 171m2 slab, all other…
T&VGone from using a builder to becoming an 'owner builder'
13 April 2009
HI SS - i'm not a reg builder, but i'm a bit older than most around here & have o/b'ed a few houses over last 40 years - (go into O/B forum & u'll see a few blunt points…
gettingTherePlasterboard sander - which one and where to buy?
14 April 2009
Hi guys We will most probably be doing our own plasterboarding. Can anyone recommend a sander? I've had a look on ebay and there seem to be lots for under $300. How good…
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…
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