Owner Builder Forum
rand_markBuilding a kit home?? Storybook designer kit homes
27 August 2015
Hi Lozza we met with Storybook homes about 8 years ago. Didn't really like there attitude wasn't open to any of our ideas and seemed way to arrogant for us. We end up…
jbdaveBasement drainage requirement in Victoria
24 August 2015
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…
LyndaWFirst Home owner OB
15 July 2015
Hi Sam In Victoria, the Building Building Authority issues owner-builder permits: http://www.vba.vic.gov.au/consumers/owner-builders The kit is very useful:
StructuralBIMGuyDo awning windows for BAL 19 have to be toughened?
1 July 2015
You also might want to check with the Insurance Council of Aust They have a big say along with engineers australia, in setting standards.
BlueLionAny1 built in CRAIGIEBURN? Owner builder that is
25 June 2015
Hello friends, any Owner builder building with ICF? I am at the stage to decide wether I should build my house as owner builder or hire Carlisle as builder, I m looking to…
wct14Polystyrene 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?
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 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 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?
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.
24 February 2015
akapackerWindow 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 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?
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…