Owner Builder Forum
wct14Polystyrene Wall Thickness and Material RecommendationsPolystyrene Wall Thickness and Material Recommendations
21 June 2015
thanks Stewie - that gives me the info I need to discuss with builder.. much appreciated
too young too simpleeligibility to work on sub/planning permit project?eligibility to work on sub/planning permit project?
10 June 2015
Thanks Stewie. I am in Victoria and hope different rule applies....think better call VBA for clarification tomorrow.
BeetalooSteel frame or wood frame roof truss costSteel frame or wood frame roof truss cost
25 April 2015
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…
barkersontheblockAttaching hardwood decking to steel joistsAttaching hardwood decking to steel joists
21 April 2015
Hi Heather, 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…
barkersontheblockAnyone purchased timber flooring direct from the mill?Anyone purchased timber flooring direct from the mill?
1 March 2015
Hey Trixee I purchased some jarrah tongue and groove from a mill down south which I found to be better than what all the flooring places in Perth where trying to sell me…
yvonnehTiny home on foundation, strawbale 55sqm. Floorplan.Tiny home on foundation, strawbale 55sqm. Floorplan.
24 February 2015
akapackerWindow and Door Wrap for waterproofingWindow and Door Wrap for waterproofing
23 February 2015
Thanks Stewie. All makes sense. I was going to get a rebate put into the slab for the doors, so I could avoid a step to the inside floor covering, but the sill is only…
akapackerCondensation and Vapour Permeable/Impermeable MembranesCondensation and Vapour Permeable/Impermeable Membranes
21 February 2015
Probably best to read the document, because it depends on your location and climate conditions. Recommendations are very different for tropical vs temperate regions.
ELLDo I need any special owner-builder permit for a workshop?Do I need any special owner-builder permit for a workshop?
12 February 2015
Hi Richard, In Vic you need to be an owner builder for any domestic building works with a cost of works of $12,000(ie labor and materials at commercial prices.....no I'm…
wobbly1Frame construction on concrete slab for 4x5m BV shedFrame construction on concrete slab for 4x5m BV shed
1 January 2015
most posters seem to end with an under size slab!! , so you have done alright there. 30 mm is really only 15 mm per side (wall), which is an extra air gap providing…
greenifyGreenify Consulting - a huge thank you and recommendation!Greenify Consulting - a huge thank you and recommendation!
26 December 2014
Hi Nectar, Congratulations on your achievement and thanks for your recommendation. The real hero here is YOU as you have proved that taking a risk and knowing your…
qebtelOwner builder seeking services of a project managerOwner builder seeking services of a project manager
24 December 2014
We're looking into the idea of owner building but looking to engage the services and expertise of a project manager to oversee and ensure the…
Stewie DNeed help with lentil positioning and size in frame openingNeed help with lentil positioning and size in frame opening
16 November 2014
I'd say they have just provided you the lintels in rough lengths so you can cut them on site. Common lengths for timber are 1800, 2100, 2400, 2700, 3000mm etc which is how…