Owner Builder Forum
manofausHow do I get engineering sign off on a deck? (Perth)
12 December 2015
Download a copy of the BCA 2015. It is free. It will tell you what you need to design to. All you need to do is show the council how you came to select the materials you…
kiwiinmelbourneReccommend good Draftsman/Architect Melbourne Eastern Suburb
20 November 2015
Highly recommend Graeme Bicknell and associates. They designed our last place. They were recommended to me by a builder we had hunted down after seeing his previous work.
bprattOwner Builder licence time frame to complete works?
17 November 2015
I guess I'll just apply to OB the whole project and then decide whether or not to OB the house when I get to that point. Assuming I can do it…
LorriRecommend An Architect/Designer/Draftperson in Hobart
1 November 2015
Hi did you find anyone yet? Cheers Lorri
stukaTypical Hours To Expect On Site for Project Manager
30 September 2015
It depends on the way you employ the trades. Full contract price for each job or an hourly rate. Just note with an hourly rate tradies like to…
JB1Thoughts on owner building around the gold coast
27 September 2015
Go and do it. Fortunately one every 3 years in Vic. I'll hopefully be doing my 2nd one sooner rather than later. Why wouldn't you work with family? If they are good…
bobbylove_1Going from bad to worse, aggressive builder.
18 September 2015
Thanks for the advice. We are in NSW. We are getting on with our lives and not dwelling on it too much. We are crossing our fingers that the NSW Fair Trading Inspector has…
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…