Owner Builder Forum
Smudge78TV program looking for owner builders and other projects
27 October 2008
Hi Natalia We may just be able to help! My partner and I are owner building our house in Perth Western Australia. So far we have our development approval and our…
T&VCost of materials? + Anywhere else to get them from?
5 November 2008
Hi Orange, im on the other side of Oz, so can't help u with building supplies, other than to repeat my usual advice, if ur owner building, try to drive around areas where…
James BondDo we have to have a temporary fence on our block?
10 November 2008
Thanks for the advice guys - looks like we will be able to save some money on a fence then!
orangeElectrician - tel + ADSL Connections - Can't explain clearly
15 November 2008
I already decided. 6 would be good. Each level to have 3 connections. One in the computer room, one in the tv room (for internet tv with another computer attached to…
orangeElectricians - Quote - What does it include?
19 November 2008
Oh, I get what you mean. "Supply and Install". If it doesn't have the word "supply", the materials are not part of the cost. Sometimes the quotes can be quite vague in…
orangeExcavation + demolition together? + Buy supplies from subby?
20 November 2008
I understand now. The advertisements they show might not be exactly what you think you are getting, (i.e a single subcontractor doing both - That may, or may not be the…
Brett JOwner Builder cheaper than Builder
20 November 2008
Seems like it. We have a 1500 square metre block so maximum footprint allowed is 600 sq metres so we are doing a 2 storey build. Besser block downstairs and Koolwall up.…
bingoshelleyBuilding surveyor prepare & supply building permit - cos
26 November 2008
If I had all the paperwork/copies ready to hand over. The only work required on the surveyor's part was to visit the site for 15mins (less than…
noideaLintels, T-Lintels T/Out WTF is that ?
12 December 2008
i just found something useful http://www.bianco.com.au/public/download.jsp?id=1113
Casa2How do I get the subbies to give out complete quotes?
18 December 2008
Quote, Purchase Order or whatever you use (in writing) to commision someone.
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…