Sep 30, 2015 9:03 pm
Thats great you are getting closer to getting some plans organised. Can't help you much with the plumbing/electrical. Our son is an electrician so that…
Price for plumbing-new house
Can someone enlighten me how plumbers do their quotes. I got quote for 15 000$ just end price no breakdown.
It seems excessive for me.…
Sep 10, 2015 9:37 pm
Advice for Owner Builder Finance
NAB can give you up to 80%.
Westpac up to 60%.
Brokers can find you more flexible lander but for higher - up to 10% interest. After completion you can refinance with one…
Sep 10, 2015 9:34 pm
Basement drainage requirement in Victoria
You say there is no discharge point in your property ? You can't use neighbour's land, and council have to provide you with a point of discharge. Or are you saying that…
Roof Plumbing Compliance
OB here, we just completed our build and have troubles contacting my roof plumber to provide a compliance certificate. We checked with VBA, and they have records…
How to get an ABN
Bunnings has a Powerpass card for ABN holders that gives approx 5% off a lot of products. I hear that they have something similar for owner builders - you need to show…
Aug 03, 2015 11:53 pm
Living in a caravan on site - Perth WA
Agree with Beetaloo. Dont do anything to set off your neighbours and keep certain activities out of sight, and you should be right. Many councils have rules about living…
Steel & timber staircase
No he is in Bomaderry NSW. When designing your stairs you have to think about your floor covering, for example if you are having tiles, doing direct stick method, you need…
Storm water discharge point
Hi Bashworth, thank you for the information. Contacted the council and looks like I need to have to connect to a legal point 2 properties away. They do not allow discharge…
You will need a retaining wall built on your land. Don't try using the fence for retaining.
Thanks David, these are really good resources. I will share them around as well.
Cost of building house
My last owner build project i did in sydney cost me $300,000 for a high spec finish. It was a single storey 39sqm total on a flat block of land with no rock or…
Itemised costings list required ?
Another part that the consumer just doesn't understand in relation to variations is that they are a recipe for disaster and mis communication.
Jun 21, 2015 3:38 pm
Shipping Container Build
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Do any job that looks as good as a tradies work, too much obvious non high quality work will be obvious, digging, , deliverys; painting if your game; and getting lower…
Jun 01, 2015 2:07 pm
Brick layer Costs and Fees
I have to agree 33amc. On the Northern Beaches with house prices going nuts there is obviously a glut of reno work and additions for local builders. Some of the guys I've…
Installing wooden beams at pergola
we have a veranda that it is in shape 4m x 5m.
We have already the structure, i.e. there is a concrete build at the top already around the perimeter of the…
Ace Gutters Colour Chart
Sorry, I called up Ace Gutters, and they do have the equivalent Colorbond Colours. It is monolith.
Who and how is a slab laid
Previously in NSW all you needed was a reference from a licensed builder or concreter to say you had more than 1 year of experience in the…
Guide me in the right direction
Beetaloo and BStar have nailed it - you need to be on site most of the time, even if it's just to keep an eye on contractors. There were many occasions during our build…
Steel frame or wood frame roof truss cost
On my build, the supply cost of the roof trusses (timber) was insignificant in the overall build cost. i.e. $20/m2.
I would choose the type of roof truss that best suits…
I have just about finished laying 180sqm of WA Jarrah and I first used wing tips but then just used normal screws without the wing tips as the price difference…
Oregon or pine for structural timber
We had a house built using Oregon, the exposed timber rotted. Can't tell you if the actual frame did or not, the bit we saw after it had been up for around 20 years was…
Electrical gadgets wishlist required
I am going to lay out 360 mtr + of cat 6 around the house.
I am going to lay out 260 mtr of quad shield coax around the house.one for normal tv and one for sat(not…
Apr 10, 2015 12:16 pm
Save yourself some money , hire a local engineer, the building inspector will only refer you to an engineer, and of course there is the issue of builders…
Trade Discounts and ABN
We don't have a big box moving hardware store where we live or even one close by that made it economical to have goods shipped in.
We worked with local…
Gutters, Fascia and Gables
THANKS! That is exactly what I wanted to know. I won't be using timber fascia, since I don't want to do the maintenance. And with the brackets, then I don't need…
Sealing Yellow Tongue from the weather
Yes, there are some decent metal screws out there that really carve through decent metal.
I'm not an OB, I'm a Builder with a genuine interest in the building industry…
Mar 21, 2015 7:49 pm
cabinet maker constantly cancelling
Hi qebetl. Problem is, as a business owner, you have far more chance of a client not paying than a business going broke.
I would never build a kitchen for a client without…
Building house by OWN ----
Do a search on these forums under the OB heading and you will find quite a few threads where other people have asked this same question. Basically if you have no building…
demolition of sleep out
Can anyone in Perth recommend a demolition crew they have used. Our OB renovation/addition requires then removal of the sleep out and 2 other brick walls.…