Owner Builder Forum
StructuralBIMGuyGetting the best Info, Data and use from a site/project
9 October 2017
The more information you put up the more precise the reply/answer , egs. use Photos, sketches and data (l/m , m2, m3,etc) This information is also used in rule-of-thumb…
StructuralBIMGuyHow much it cost for 60m2 concrete granny flat slab
7 September 2017
ramy12 welcome to the forum Soil type, Build materials, specs, concrete pump? More info required.. but it's pretty easy to work out a fair price. Based on 14m3 $5-6K goodluck
gommeqldOwner builder - advice on getting a soil report.
24 August 2017
Nope, cannot agree there. Finding an honest, reliable and sensibly priced tradie in Perth is a nightmare. Always has been. It's no different anywhere else in Australia. I…
DatthorRoss Squire kit - OB in Parkerville WA - Mood Boards!!!
10 August 2017
Hey guys interested in you grano workers details if possible
AllriskKit home budgeting and builder recommendations
31 July 2017
I get a lot of owner-builders reporting that their project took longer than expected because the contractors were'nt available when needed, adding delays where no work was…
Section 138 Road Opening Permit to be obtained from Council
Thanks for the reply. Managed to fill the online form and paid the fees.
HajiOB in Hume area - VIC. Fast forwarded + photo heavy
7 July 2017
Thanks tradeup. Bought it from Mink Homewares - https://www.facebook.com/minkhomewares/ Diameter is 100cm.
joeletaxiThe Adventure Starts ! OB in Canberra on a small block
28 June 2017
That is massive ! We wanted to buy a bigger block in a good but older suburb but it's the same time that price of lands started to suddenly increase by 40k so we had to…
twylamcOwner build-Kareen Hills..slowly landscaping continues :)
6 June 2017
Hi, Read that you got Thermann evacuated tubes solar hot water system with electric backup. Just wondering how you are going with it? You still happy with it? Our plumber…
@Dexx I done a few lofts/drawing/Construction details in my time I hope you find them useful The Loft Floor loadings are Based on Live loads of 1.5KPa For Storage you…
Allrisk2 nd owner builder application within 5 years
1 June 2017
If any State was going to be flexible about this, it would only be Victoria. Other States are much stricter and I'd say there's no chance of getting approval. I'm really…
snowinghave you ever heard 'timber truss solution' in Melbourne
24 May 2017
I would be concern about other issue like timber expansion / shrinkage due to conditions of the actual site. ie: moisture. These are things that might not be prepared…
marcworking drawings recommendation. Building melbourne.
19 May 2017
Thanks for the reply. I shall ask them do they use the software. Most of the people I have spoken to always say we use latest CAD software.
OBehaveWhat is a good width for a dining verandah?
15 May 2017
Our west-facing verandah is 3.8m by 8.4m and has ample room for a table/chairs and walking around. If you have the space, 4m or 4.2m would be better as it would allow a…
Searching4 knowledgesolar hot water system or rainwater tank?
13 May 2017
Have a look at Sanden heat pump hotwater. Not cheap but you can run them from a solar panel or mains(only draw 1kw when heating). Reviews seem to be very good as well.…
BerekWhen is the correct time to start organising trades?
4 May 2017
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…