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How do I get engineering sign off on a deck? (Perth)
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…
Reccommend good Draftsman/Architect Melbourne Eastern Suburb
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.
Owner Builder licence time frame to complete works?
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…
Recommend An Architect/Designer/Draftperson in Hobart
Hi did you find anyone yet? Cheers Lorri
Typical Hours To Expect On Site for Project Manager
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…
Thoughts on owner building around the gold coast
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…
Going from bad to worse, aggressive builder.
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…
Building a kit home?? Storybook designer kit homes
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…
First Home owner OB
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:
Do awning windows for BAL 19 have to be toughened?
You also might want to check with the Insurance Council of Aust They have a big say along with engineers australia, in setting standards.
Any1 built in CRAIGIEBURN? Owner builder that is
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…
Polystyrene Wall Thickness and Material Recommendations
thanks Stewie - that gives me the info I need to discuss with builder.. much appreciated
eligibility to work on sub/planning permit project?
Thanks Stewie. I am in Victoria and hope different rule applies....think better call VBA for clarification tomorrow.
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