Owner Builder Forum
BerekWhen is the correct time to start organising trades?
Thanks for the info. I'm trying to stay positive and see the long build time as a benefit to tradespeople. They will have a large window... in which to come do stuff as I…
1960sModernistHomeCost of Suspended Slab - Melbourne
What about Hebel Powerfloor with steel structure? You get the benefits of concrete (no noise or bounce) and may not require additional insulation. Supposedly lower cost…
chenlocusshould I apply for building permit with a private building s
People said local council is more responsible than private building surveyor, and more cost reduction, is that true? I am concerned that there are several points which…
Searching4 knowledgeFirst time owner builder
Hello Henry, the same to you and yours. I didn't know that you might be able to defer the payment and I will look into it... why pay before you have to. In the application…
StructuralBIMGuyBricklayers & wastage of bricks - what's acceptable?
That's a quality control issue that need to be taken up by the purchaser with the brick manufacturer.
qebteldo I need any permission to remove my roof and some walls?
He can start on whats existing, just not on the extension part until permit is given..
Bigblock7My new house at Fern Tree, Tasmania
Wall looks fantastic! We haven't rented out using air BnB but have used it loads to book places to stay in. Best to be honest about the different quirks of the place,…
StructuralBIMGuyCarpenter recommendations - Sydney
@drad81 Sounds like an interesting build, What's your geotech/soil/Contour like? Most people are turned off due to the additional costs involved in the brickwork,Steel…
Any other Owner Builders in Newcastle / Hunter areas
Hi Tim, quite a few of my clients are in that area. Did you use Allrisk for your owner-builder insurance?
dutchie1961Owner Builder within 5 years special circumstances
Hi all, here is what I have on my mind; we have converted a triple garage into teenage retreat as owner builder on our both names. Unfortunately my husband got made…
gommeqldOwner building out of surburbia, need help
We currently use only tank water, have a septic, use a wood fired heater and use LPG for gas and HWS. LPG costs increase all the time as does electricity. Our next house…
davisshannonOB tradie recommendations Melbourne
I figured as I asked for recommendations a while back, I'd give some of my own. We're still trying to find a concreter (I've made another post about that), but we've had…
cat_duncOwner Building a PAAL Camden in the Lower Hunter Valley
Ooh thanks for bringing this thread back to the front Wigman27. How's the house and yard going Lynny-Jane?
NADTModified Camden supplied by PAAL homes
Congratulations on moving into your beautiful home! What an amazing job you've done. We've looked through your posts quickly and great photos. Just one question ( and…
BuiltbyjaneBuilding Owner Builder in South Western Australia
Hey just wondering how your project went/ is going? I'll be starting a owner build in Bridgetown this year, first time! Any local recommendations? Anyone to steer clear of? TIA
HobbyhouseConcreter to place concrete topping for polishing
21 December 2016
I'm looking for a concreter in Sydney that is experienced in placing concrete topping for polishing, does anyone have any recommendations? We plan to polish it ourselves…
najjaci31Owner builder cost estimate for granny flat construction
20 December 2016
If you're after a detailed cost plan feel free to PM.
najjaci31Granny Flat Building Cost - Break Down
20 December 2016
Hey mate. I have had a quick look at your floor plan. In my opinion it is a bit expensive if I'm brutally honest with initial analysis coming out to just under $1700/m2.…
SoftEngFibre Cement Compressed Sheet - in Wet Areas
12 December 2016
1500 mm by 900mm compressed fibro sheet can be 27 kg or 31 kg per cubic m. Its thickness is only 15mm where as hebel powerfloor is 75 mm almost as thick as a 76mm brick…
AllriskOB initial stages
8 December 2016
Hi, for Victoria owner-builders, the VBA have added a quite detailed process here : http://www.vba.vic.gov.au/consumers/owner-builders You can also contact them on 1300…
snowingQuestion about customising a kit home.
27 November 2016
You are correct with the copyright issue. It really depends on which kit home company you are referring to. If you want you can pm me the name to see if I have dealt with…