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.…
Building a granny flat
Look into all your council regs regarding a granny flat before you go any further. Some encourage them, some reluctantly agree to them and others actively discourage the…
I had dreams about building out of cob on our acreage just because we could. Never have gotten around to it but it was going to be a tiny house with a half turf roof
Window and Door Wrap for waterproofing
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…
How do steel beam works?
I am first time owner builder, and i am building a duplex in sydney. I have some steel beams going from left to right of each…
Feb 14, 2015 12:41 pm
Drafting services perth
I have used Approvals by Design before very happy with their service and approach to my project, a good price too! Luke helped me and was very patient with my many…
How to choose a brickie
I'm about to choose a brickie, and was wondering what to look for in workmanship? I'm going to meet them and see their work - is there anything specific I…
They do a complete system with insulated panels that are fixed to the external face of the timber frame and then acrylic Render on top.
Owner builder neighbour
One word ... write to Council ...
He has to build it a certain distance from the fence line - in many states a wall is not a fence. He also…
BASIX Checklist -Ventilation
Just about to head into OC with the council, however doing pre checks and realised these two requirements;
The applicant must install the following exhaust…
Jan 13, 2015 5:38 pm
I doubt that a disclaimer on a drawing is enough to absolve a surveyor of his professional obligation to do his job properly. If it were me I would have it rectified and…
Designing our forever home
@ aussieta - thanks for that link, definitely lots of into in there, I will be sure to sit down with hubby and go through it all!
@ jodge - it sure is a great feeling…
Roof Tiles or Colour bond sheets
I prefer colourbond roof myself, but you might prefer tiled... the only thing I can suggest is that you consider a lighter coloured roof than the current on-trend dark colours.
Which Termite barrier?
Lenny171, just a few questions - are you looking at a totally new home or adding to an existing one?
If we are looking at an extension or renovation then you really need…
Ask the soil testing company to do a dispersion test on the soil, it should be relatively cheap
Nov 18, 2014 7:57 am
Taubmans Endure 3 Coat
Low sheen is the go, Taubmans touches up fine, it's the cheap low sheens that give you dramas. I only use matte on damaged/uneven surfaces as it hides imperfections well,…
What can do in a Owner build house
I had a comment from a couple of people how tidy our building site is, as I've always been there picking up the rubbish and where possible put in the…
Thank you for your reply.
I figured out if I continue driveway at its current gradient and move the garage at rear keeping distance of 3m from the retaining wall (at…
Registered Building Works Supervisor
I need a Registered Building Work Supervisor for a 50m2 residential single story extension by me as an owner builder. This is in SA. Can anyone suggest a good supervisor…
Architect or draftsman
If you know what you want then a competent draftie is what you need . They may be able to make some suggestions as well. Here's a few threads on this subject...
prefabricated walling panels
2 renderers and their father just built a 30sqm single home, lock up stage within 3 weeks using Polystat Panel(fully insulated, load bearing completely finished render…
Thankyou for your suggestions. I was hoping someone had set up an EXCEL spreadsheet so as to save time.
DIY internal plastering
Would definitely use a bagged render product. Shop round there's a few different ones available, the bigger paint suppliers have one as well as bunnings.
Look on youtube…
electricity connection costs
My 40m run cost $1700. this included bobcat to cut the trench, installation of switchboard to house (which already had all wiring in place in the frame), and connection…
Any ICF Owner Builders Here?
You will not be un-happy with an ICF home. You will find it warm in winter and cool in summer. Cost wise, the savings will be around 10% on a DIY brick and stick build.…
just settled...new OB project
Just settled on an old Federation house and have considered doing my 8th renovation/extension project.
I'm going to demolish. My first.
And build from…