Owner Builder Forum
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…
LoriDragonFrosty's GSB - Bricks are up!!!! Pics page 6
29 January 2013
Hi Myself and my partner are looking at doing this and we wanted to know what happened with your home. is if finished are you still working on it??? over all was it…
escoworxProject Plan (Microsoft Project) or Step-by-Step guide?
29 January 2013
Guys.... you are amazing, thank you very much. @Stewie.. I'm just looking at those excel sheets, they look exactly what I'm after. @Large, it makes perfect sense, I come…
Delton05OB Timber Framed House - How waterproof does it have to be?
27 January 2013
I have my owner-built my house to lockup stage and the house is currently being water blasted by ex-cyclone Oswald in Brisbane. Although the house is withstanding the…
Vessown/build in hills area, Sydney. Contact/Supplier/Recommend?
5 January 2013
Hi tflyer Of course, Darren Oakes Roofing. Number is 0413836198.