Owner Builder Forum
gommeqldOFFERING FREE ADVICE TO OWNER BUILDERS ON LOW ENERGY AND PRE
24 July 2018
Click on my name and you'll get a list of my posts. Read of few of those and you'll get a good idea of my background and intentions. Here's an extract from one of those…
Sunshine841Looking for a builder to build our PAAL home
5 July 2018
Hi obAnge, Did you end up finding a builder and what area are you in?. We are just about to sign up to PAAL, we will do most of the work but looking at employing some…
BaroldMy new house at Fern Tree, Tasmania
26 June 2018
Hi, I'm about to do a new roof, love the profile and colour you've chosen! Can I ask is it a Colorbond roofing sheet or some other make and can I also ask what colour you…
Searching4 knowledgeCheap temporary fencing required..anyone know of any?
10 June 2018
manofausSite set out on home extension-Melbourne
13 May 2018
No much bias there. I have found that the concreters that I have engaged to do set out of form are relatively good at what they do. I run around and check with a water…
StructuralBIMGuyVIC- question about carpenter needed for putting up the wall
4 May 2018
karen5784 Your Carpenter should have Worker comp Insurance Make sure you check their insurance details are current and whats included. Also Fence off access to the build…
Owner Builder - Problem getting HBCF Policy from Subbies ??
what state are you in ?
Detailed sequence of trades and tasks for new owner builder
sounds like you're out of your league .. by the sounds of this post you might be better off hiring a builder
Warranties for basic lock up and builders doing a little.
best advice . if you have to question it , then you don't know what your'e doing. get a professional. if your'e worried about the cost , then you can't afford it yet.
Tradies Contacts for Owner-Builder (Extension/Reno) Melbourn
i can recommend good trades but they arent budget trades
chode1984House Raise - Wall framing and ceiling Heights
25 April 2018
Thanks for the reply mate. No it's all good, the posts are where they should be despite looking a bit strangely placed in pics. The ones you can see running down the side…
Chops_47OB tradie recommendations Melbourne
2 April 2018
Firstly, thanks to the OP for this thread - has been most helpful to have a list of trades that have proven to deliver the goods! In regards to PM's we were looking at…
StructuralBIMGuyDoes the designer involved much the building work after the
27 February 2018
Hi Karen5784 You will need to check with your Local Council first generally you will require Plannings and Building Applications and documentation Designers generally deal…
algernonDo I need to hire temporary stairs for double story build?
3 February 2018
Possibly - I'm not actually sure on that point in our case, but it could be a factor in some situations.
PJT318recomendation request for an engineer to report on a slab.
2 February 2018
Hi All, we have a home in Weston in the Lower Hunter NSW, we have a large garage on a slab we would like to convert to a GF. We are looking for an engineer to check and…
chode1984Recommended Owner Builder Course - QLD
17 January 2018
Depends what you're looking for. If you're after a box ticking exercise go with someone like Absolute Education. I used them a little while back. I didn't learn much but…
StructuralBIMGuyOwner Building - What's a reasonable cost for the slab?
5 January 2018
Look for bigger savings steelwork is a small component in reinforcement concrete (See pie graph above)
fixedpriceOwner builder cost estimate for granny flat construction
3 January 2018
Always makes me happy when I see people helping out with this issue. Keep up the good work!
OB Melb 1Concreter in Melbourne to do on-ground slab for extension
8 December 2017
I'm owner building an extension in Melbourne. Need to build a slab for my extension. Can anyone suggest a concrete contractor with a VBA registration? PM me if that…
alexp79Tiling on Steel Bearer/Joist floor
29 November 2017
Aren't you supposed to attach OSB to the steel frame first and then attach underlay and tiles to the top? Steel's thermal expansion coefficient is around 2.5 higher than wood/pine.