Owner Builder Forum
New home with Grollo
Hello, I am new to this site. I am thinking of using Grollo Homes to build a new house on a slopping block. Has anyone used Grollo Homes in the last 12 months. I'd like…
Question about customising a kit home.
You are correct with the copyright issue. It really depends on which kit home company you are referring to. If you want you can pm me the name to see if I have dealt with…
Studio (fancy shed) build
Well, we finally got our full council approval!
We already had a 10a approval but then we started running art classes and the authorities deemed we now had to reclassify…
You made the right decision.
Any reason not to screw every stud?
Polycarbonate roofing and BAL
Kent, as you've discovered polycarbonate type roofing does not meet the current flammability requirements for any designated bushfire prone areas. Nearly all the testing &…
Hi my name is Karl moved back to North Queensland after a long absence in the North and West of Aus, renovated our double brick home south of Perth before selling, have…
Considering owner builder
We are going to embark on doing an OB.. we built 3 times with project builder ...i think it is achievable to OB...within a set budget..eg builder price is what u may pay…
Canberra OB Reno & extension or KDR
Hi all. First post here, hopefully I can track my journey from a twinkle in my eye until the day we move in.
I'm sure many of you have had that gut feeling for years,…
My Journey is soon to begin...
I'm working on initial plans for my OB home as well. Basically, these are things that I have done which might be useful to you too.
- contour survey
- site classification…
Extension existing home- insurance
You need construction insurance policy and you can try Master Builders Insurance Services. I recently constructed extension In Tassie as OB and went through them.
Render V Brick Facade
To be honest I don't know, the builder has an allowance for the bricks in their quote. We paid more (upgrade cost) to be able to get a particular brick but that's all I know.
Post & beam ?
Looking at the photo I would assume that the posts are well sunk into the ground providing a rigid connection instead of bracing.
Once the mud brick walls are erected…
Macedon Ranges Tradie Recommendations
We are about to start building a single story on acreage in Gisborne South, and I wanted to see if anyone had recommendations for the following?
Tradie recommendations Perth Hills
My partner is a quailed plumbing contractor,
We recently started our own business called
Banrock Pluming based out of Ellenbrook
We should be able to help you…
Crane Hire and Shipping container move.
I remember puting the pool shell in. We needed a crane obviously.
Apparently they were all booked, but ... if I paid cash they'd come out on the next Saturday. Rules…
FIBRE cement sheeting it usually used for the floors ( 15 -18mm thick ) if that's what you mean.
Villaboard is better for the walls because of the recessed edges like…
Bearer & Joist Timber Selection
I am familiar with sketchup and others..But before you jump in and Model everything here are a few points to consider
1.Modelling software can't do approximations..so the…
80% deposit, 20% total cost of the construction to meet cost overruns - Evidence of Savings also required ie. statement showing funds held.
If you a Mortgage Broker…
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.
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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