Owner Builder Forum
tim-boRegistered building supervisor for owner builder project
13 August 2014
Thank you, JB1. Now I got at least one figure. When did you build (and paid)?
ChargerWAEarthing water bond/water metre (PVC plumbing) is it reqrd?
6 August 2014
I know I'm late to the party, but as a sparkie I will throw my 2c in. From the description in the first post, earthing is definitely not required. If the water pipe…
akapackerDoor specification - prehung and rough opening
6 August 2014
Thanks everyone for the advice. Sounds like pre-hung doors are the go. I will definitely take a look at the doors again in the display homes. I only counted the number of…
2 August 2014
Building 101 too: https://www.dlsweb.rmit.edu.au/toolbox/ ... t/home.htm
Stewie DCritical stage inspection **Water proofing** Council
31 July 2014
Yeah, there are other made to order wet area membranes made from clear pvc that go in before your sheeting but I think that sort is in the minority. Like these "April"…
Stewie DFrame Inspection **Council** Asking for certification?
18 July 2014
You probably could as long as you got a certificate from an engineer to say they pass both design and structural compliance. Where you'd fall down is that to nail them…
bprattFriends and relatives help for Home Owner Building
18 July 2014
Not all of them perfect either, unlike all of your mates. Owner building I got cover for unpaid workers, because you never know if something is going to happen, and I…
KeffufalLong Service Levy calculated by Owner-Builder
17 July 2014
It seems to stupid to make up a number when it means nothing, so the upside is that I can make up any number I want, right? I was told that a similar build was $90,000…
gav89zmetal barge & barge gutter? where is this usually required
12 July 2014
great, thanks mgilla and stewie for your help.. just trying to be sure we've covered everything to ensure roof is water…
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5 July 2014
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Stewie DHiring a licensed builder for my design and documentation
29 June 2014
The question is if I can do the documentations and hire a certified/qualified builder to help me with getting approvals and, obviously, to get it…
perthbudLoad baring internal bricks on footing or slab?
25 June 2014
yes m8, i can see the existing slab. I am drilling in some rebar into this today between new footing and existing slab. Will pour the footings today and have a think. cheers ..
gav89zFirst floor flooring options (bamboo/laminate/hardwood?)
8 June 2014
thanks all for the suggestions.. In terms of the staircase what's the cheapest wood material out there for the treads? (radiata pine)?? as we will have the treads worked…
gav89zDownpipes Colorbond or PVC aboveground rainwater tank
16 May 2014
Yes, use pvc downpipes and paint them. Rainwater tanks are gravity fed and you will find the lead in pipe to the tank is always lower than the…
BeetalooConvert Double Brick to Reverse Brick Veneer
14 May 2014
Need to consider the detailing at external windows & doors. May be ugly unless this is detailed well. In particular if there are awning sash windows, make sure that…