Owner Builder Forum
building-expertOBs and contract for labour only
20 May 2013
The first thing I will say is that if you are using a friend you have common element often found in disputes when the wheels fall off. If you are using a friend assume you…
memphisNew OB in Perth...double brick or brick veneer
19 May 2013
While brick veneer is likely more superior in energy ratings, having anything other than double brick in WA may shoot your re-sale in the future. Brick veneer may also…
PerthguyNewbie first OB carport into Hair Salon. Plzzzzzzzzzzzz Help
16 May 2013
Cheers m8, have emailed these last week but still no reply email yet? http://www.saltdamp.com.au/index.htm#intro.html
manofausFYI OB ATO $$$
13 May 2013
Homemade houseCost to get one waste pipe put in before slab pour?
12 May 2013
Hi - we are about to start our new house and I have just one waste pipe that needs to be put in place for the downstairs toilet before the slab pour (all other pipes will…
10 May 2013
Have a read of this which offers some good advice. http://www.sawater.com.au/NR/rdonlyres/ ... ions10.pdf
Discussion - building from recycled and salvaged materials
I think a design is a must, but all designs transform and evolve as the build progresses. We had many take place. we used a lot of recycled Jarrah as this is hard to get…
melbbuildMelbourne owner builder concern - two townhouse OB??
6 May 2013
Hi Ell, thanks for your reply I actually submitted the two applications forms in today by mail but I left the "unit number" box blank under Property Details. I also…
How Hard Can it BeConsidering OB'ing our small extension
23 April 2013
After my initial 'enthusiasm', I've been a bit quiet in here of late. Two reasons, one is that we mainly now just need to think about it all and decide which way to go -…
TinaGFinal cost of off-grid infrastructure - our breakdown.
16 April 2013
Interesting, thanks for sharing. So you have a PV system with batteries, is that correct?
DefenderOwnerMelbourne Elictrician anyone? This one's a rippa!!
12 April 2013
When we owner built last year we used the company that this guy worked for but he did the complete job himself. He came anytime, anyday we…
tezzabhow about me a newowner builder with help of a site manager?
7 April 2013
Strongly agree with bashworth on all points. An OB may save $$ IF they themselves properly manage the project. Employing a Site Manager is an additional cost factor, with…
RocksInHeadTemporary occupancy rules (VIC) for a new build
7 April 2013
Thanks Shelley. According to our builder, the private inspector is a bit a of a stickler so I will wait and see how the builder gets on with him before raising the temp.…
Room2Breathe...The drenched Owner Builder of Western Sydney...
1 April 2013
Loved reading this from woe to go!!! Fantastic!
SteveShed-itecture - a studio project on Hill House Farm
6 March 2013
It has worked out really well. I no longer work in it (had a career change) so we have turned it into a self contained studio for WOOFERS ,visiters, artist retreat etc…
greenifyNewbie..... needing some pointing in the right direction...
26 February 2013
Get your finances under control before you start committing costs
ScottsRxOwner Build in Mt Compass, SA - Step 1: Design and Plans
24 February 2013
escoworxSo I dont want them to laugh in our faces...cost ?
18 February 2013
Thanks delatite13/JB1, The way I see it, the Building Commission is different to the Council. If I apply to Council to add my Partner under the Spouse Exemption to the…