Owner Builder Forum
Owner build-Kareen Hills..slowly landscaping continues :)
Hi, Read that you got Thermann evacuated tubes solar hot water system with electric backup. Just wondering how you are going with it? You still happy with it? Our plumber…
2 nd owner builder application within 5 years
If any State was going to be flexible about this, it would only be Victoria. Other States are much stricter and I'd say there's no chance of getting approval. I'm really…
have you ever heard 'timber truss solution' in Melbourne
I would be concern about other issue like timber expansion / shrinkage due to conditions of the actual site. ie: moisture. These are things that might not be prepared…
working drawings recommendation. Building melbourne.
Thanks for the reply. I shall ask them do they use the software. Most of the people I have spoken to always say we use latest CAD software.
solar hot water system or rainwater tank?
Have a look at Sanden heat pump hotwater. Not cheap but you can run them from a solar panel or mains(only draw 1kw when heating). Reviews seem to be very good as well.…
When is the correct time to start organising trades?
Thanks for the info. I'm trying to stay positive and see the long build time as a benefit to tradespeople. They will have a large window... in which to come do stuff as I…
should I apply for building permit with a private building s
People said local council is more responsible than private building surveyor, and more cost reduction, is that true? I am concerned that there are several points which…
do I need any permission to remove my roof and some walls?
He can start on whats existing, just not on the extension part until permit is given..
Any other Owner Builders in Newcastle / Hunter areas
Hi Tim, quite a few of my clients are in that area. Did you use Allrisk for your owner-builder insurance?
Owner Builder within 5 years special circumstances
Hi all, here is what I have on my mind; we have converted a triple garage into teenage retreat as owner builder on our both names. Unfortunately my husband got made…
Owner building out of surburbia, need help
We currently use only tank water, have a septic, use a wood fired heater and use LPG for gas and HWS. LPG costs increase all the time as does electricity. Our next house…
Owner Building a PAAL Camden in the Lower Hunter Valley
Ooh thanks for bringing this thread back to the front Wigman27. How's the house and yard going Lynny-Jane?
Modified Camden supplied by PAAL homes
Congratulations on moving into your beautiful home! What an amazing job you've done. We've looked through your posts quickly and great photos. Just one question ( and…
Building Owner Builder in South Western Australia
Hey just wondering how your project went/ is going? I'll be starting a owner build in Bridgetown this year, first time! Any local recommendations? Anyone to steer clear of? TIA