Owner Builder Forum
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…
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…