Sep 06, 2016 10:47 pm
License Number of the Architectural plan
That's common practice sucking in new home owners with pictures & renderings of what it looks like..which incidentally is worthless without certification & compliance.It…
Owner Builder in Sydney - Double brick
There are two ways to lodge plans for a house - through the council or though the state.
You need to familarise yourself with the constraints from council ie their LEP…
Mate, go with their price of 2300 if you can't find a tradie out there.
You may have better luck finding a concretor, if council will accept concrete.
Bluescope Steel , Acacia Ridge used to be best prices in Brisbane.
Bright homes construction
Hi Kab11 and B_Cornelius7
Just wondering how the build went/ is still going?
Just purchased land and we have gone through so many floor plans etc with different companies…
Owner Builder insurance
I've been speaking with all risk, easy to deal with and the policy looks good, when compared to others i've been researching
.....but you never really know until you make a claim
OB vs Builder for extension (in WA)
Hi - I need some advice specifically in context of an extension, not complete new build. I see plenty of posts re: pros & cons of OB vs project builder for a new build but…
Load bearing beams
You can support a strut over a steel or timber beam or 3D truss though you will need to consider horizontal/axial loads, torsion, deflection in all axis's and…
New Build - South Gippsland
As well as insulating bedrooms for noise you could also use a noise absorbing plasterboard such as Gyprock Soundchek: …
Tips for drilling downlight holes
Diggin up an old thread i came across. The best way is to measure them with a tape measure and write down on the house plans. I was a sparky 10 years ago and it perfectly…
Jul 05, 2016 12:49 am
Brighton flooring Melbourne
Just want to put it out there that if you are considering Brighton Flooring in Melbourne for supply and install, look somewhere else.
Jul 04, 2016 11:30 pm
Finished per sqm costs for OB
It sounds like you have a substantial Retaining Wall to complete.
I thought I may mention our product that may be of interest.
Please see Below.…
Cost estimate for electrical work
Thanks BooY. That's exactly what I'm after and a rough guess is good enough.
Like I said, I don't expect people to spend their valuable time in reviewing lots of details…
2 OB permits for a 2 stage build - NSW
you can't do that trick anymore. It comes down to the names on the deed.
It does state if the permit relates to the same land..... you should be all good.
Temporary Retaining Walls
If $500 per pile is a fair price then I assume $1,000 per pile is a little too steep?
All things being equal I would say Yes
Contact your state suppliers they…
Thanks for the reply bashworth.
re C32.3, the all important words are "anything done or not done by the Owner"......
which is all inclusive including weather
re C29, I…
Water Tank got installed today,
Should be getting water tomorrow or monday morning
Guidance with schedule of work!
Most of the house:
plumbing, electrical, airconditioning, vacuum rough in.
insulation and linings. Again mark out fixtures and document. Paint out. Electrical fit out.…
A 50m roll of damp proof membrane costs about $14
I would not like thin gauge steel in contact with damp concrete
Maybe provide some dimensions so then we know if things will fit if configured differently
May 28, 2016 10:46 pm
About to step off the edge......
Good on you Kris, I drove past your place yesterday (not on purpose) looked across and realised - That's were my Site Dunny came from! (I wonder where it is now? Still…
900mm vs 600mm Eaves
@NW01. Some of my post went missing. When I said "You also increase the total height of the roof which may or may not be a problem depending on your roof slope." I had…
Polished concrete with a volume builder
All concrete has aggregate in it, that's just part of its make up - when people generally speak of adding aggregate it's adding something out of the ordinary for cosmetics…
Colourbond shed house - SEQLD
Good luck with your plans, the long thin house design sounds like it will suit your long, thin block. I also did most of my pricing from the bunnings website, but am…
Owner Builder in South Australia (South)
When building "Boundary to Boundary" one will be faced with special challenges.
Your personal negotiating skills will need to be very high as well as your knowledge of…
Owner Builder at Drake NSW
Finally an update - we are slowly building our house, just up to the stage where we are putting the floor joists on. We didn't end up doing any prep work to the site…
My Owner Build
Love watching your progress, how long has it been since you started? Also I was wondering if you had previous experience with tiling etc. as I am thinking it looks a bit…
Yes my council was the same, with our greywater going from our caravan into a greasetrap and then into a gravel-filled trench.
Apr 20, 2016 11:43 pm
How May lights ?
How many is completely dependent on the area usage and type of lights you want to you.
a standard bedroom for eg, could be 1x batten holder or 1x high output LED Downlgiht…
pre fab truss and frame v chippy
I bought pack lots of H2 timber studs (each pack is roughly +200 off 6m H2 studs) and I cut each stud, wall plate & noggin to length on site. The supply cost for the…
Apr 07, 2016 1:26 pm
Which local Council is right?
All that is Ok for small works where the difference in council fees for a job at $10,000 that someone basically works out at labour only and is only slightly smaller in…
What I can and can't do legally as an OB
We are in Victoria and we could build our own retaining wall. We had plans and engineering done. It had to be inspected at certain stages, footings and completion from memory.