Owner Builder Forum
docker_robAbout to step off the edge......
25 May 2016
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…
SileNceRPolished concrete with a volume builder
15 May 2016
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…
gommeqldWhich building materials suppliers in Mackay QLD ?
7 May 2016
I'm planning an owner build in Mackay QLD. Can anyone recommend building supplies companies in Mackay that are reliable and sensibly priced? Ideally I'd like to establish…
browneLooking for supervisor for owner-builder project
4 May 2016
Hi All, We have decided to go down the OB route for our renovation and extension - 1905 house front remaining with modern extension on a western suburbs block. We have a…
Dani84Moving a house from the City to the Country (Image heavy)
2 May 2016
Would love to know how you went, what an amazing journey!
BeetalooOwner Builder in South Australia (South)
28 April 2016
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…
Jokerexcavation and retaining wall approximate costs
20 April 2016
My retaining wall 22 metres across 2.1 metres high, then turns at both ends of block starting 2.1 metres high and ending one foot high 10 metres later for both sides of…
HomeAngelsWhat I can and can't do legally as an OB
29 March 2016
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.
kim2structural engineering drawing interpreting
26 March 2016
I am looking for information on interpreting my engineers drawings ie the acronyms and terminology. I find draftsman concepts or WD's and engineers civils quite straight…
Stewie DCost of Drawing & DA/CDC approval - NSW
26 March 2016
Some of the costs sure moa but for the rest you are wrong unless you are building from a cookie cutter design. Our council won't process a DA unless it is all to AHD and a…
tezzabTrades Recommendations (Gippsland/Traralgon)
24 March 2016
Haha how funny! Rob & Mick have recently done some work in our outdoor area and are fantastic! Rob is a friend and they will hopefully be doing most of the chippy work but…
Stewie DHow difficult to build a DIY kit home?
16 March 2016
We looked at Zego as an alternative to Besser blocks for our lower storey after a client told me that they had considered it for their build. I still get emails from the…
snowingQuestion for Owner Builders? Do you have engineer's report?
23 February 2016
Yes. It does. As fr as I know Schedule 19A is within 83AB (Statement of Compliance)
StructuralBIMGuyBAL Bushfire Attack Level Ratings - anyone with experience?
21 February 2016
My advice is to get an all inclusive service that includes, design, simulations, engineering and all certificates.. ie, AS & NCC Code compliance, Energy, Structurals and…
efficient designSTRUCTURAL INSULATED PANELS (SIPS) Owner Builder friendly
13 February 2016
Superior Walls would like to introduce their MgO SIPS wall kitset system to the Owner Builder Forum:- www.superiorwall.com.au The advantages of SIPS to the OB are…
efficient designStructural insulated panel (SIP) supplier or designer in QLD
13 February 2016
Hi gommeqld.....this is Superior Walls. www.superiorwalls.com.au Please send me an email with contact details to the above website. I don't believe I have received an…
tezzabNew slab measure before ordering prefabricated walls.
7 February 2016
A lot depends on how soon you want to do your framing, and how you plan to cure your slab. While commercial builders start within days, there are benefits in giving the…
building-expertPics of building Our Shipping Container Home
10 January 2016
Great point! But if it is not a question of economics then it must be a question of taste and aesthetics or perhaps just breaking new ground with something…