Owner Builder Forum
chuth77Do Licenced Carpenter's need a Owner builder licence?
4 January 2009
Best check with the BSA.... I think it will depend on what you want to do... What are the plans? Are they major structural mods? If it's more of a refurb, then you…
buildalocating experienced Kitome / kit home builders
9 January 2009
Can I ask if you have had any experience in engaging sub-contractors before? As a licensed builder for over 20 years, there are a few rules that need to be followed…
Rod1949Looking for OB in our area to share ideas
16 January 2009
I'm a nearly finished OB. When I was at the ready to pour the slab stage I was being quoted $60 per cubic metre laid (that labour only to screed off the slab on the day…
PattysArkNew Decking and verandah planning. Some questions
16 January 2009
Thanks for the info Chuth! This definitely clears up some questions regarding bearers and joists. I certainly will remember to continue the posts up for the verandah.…
orangeSlab - (Top & Ground) Concreter says they can do everyth
19 January 2009
O.K. thanks. Good points.
orangePlumber, Drainer, Gasfitter, Roofer - All in one?
22 January 2009
Yes, thanks for you response, I too thought it was a good idea, but wasn't sure. I think it is a good idea because: Workflow would run more smoothly from one step…
bingoshelleyHow to design landscaping...any good websites about?
28 January 2009
hi if your in country vic my best advice is to go to your local nursery as plants that grow in the city areas will never survive in the bush your local nursery will have…
dave-Signs outside your building site, OHS and other legal stuff
6 February 2009
All sorted I've…
ptwTradies' rates for framing, plastering & blueboarding?
8 February 2009
Does anyone know the current average tradies' daily rates for framing, hanging plaster sheet, finishing plaster and…
bingoshelleyCan you DIY site prep to reduce site costs?
23 February 2009
we have done everything except the peg out we got a builder to peg our site for $40.00 we had no experience in building anything let alone a house.however if i had the…
serialstylerTalking to kit home provider, any warnings?
23 February 2009
We are actually going for the Aussie Retreat... Plan 2 http://www.sheds.com.au/process/views/c ... oryId=1279 Called Wide-span thismorning & just waiting on an…
gettingThereAny footing/slab/concrete recommendations in Adelaide?
14 March 2009
Hi there Well done on making the decision to owner build, in whatever sense that may be (from doing all the work yourself to doing…
noideaBuilding costs for a 2 storey, 4 B/R, 2 ensuite, 1 bathroom
16 March 2009
hi everyone, my 2 cents... we are building in Forrestdale in WA. our house is about 360m2 (incl alfresco and garage), but with good…
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…