Owner Builder Forum
joeletaxiThe Adventure Starts ! OB in Canberra on a small block
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 :)
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…
Allrisk2 nd owner builder application within 5 years
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
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.
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.
Searching4 knowledgesolar hot water system or rainwater tank?
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?
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?