Owner Builder Forum
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.
jnk40Kit home - roof insulation
15 December 2012
Decided to go with the Green Insulation products which can be ordered through Bunnings/Tradelink. http://www.greeninsulation.com.au/easy- ... l-cladding Their Reflecta…
sj_peateyquick question - re decking vs concrete patio $$
5 December 2012
if the decking is on the plans with the house when submitted to council (and not over an easement) then that wouldnt be an issue there right? (its would all be under the…
dreaminghousesNeed to buy small land Urgently! budget $10,000 - 15,000
29 November 2012
MyKitOBAnyone have experience with Duragal (etc) steel subfloors?
4 November 2012
Hi Lynny-jane Ive poured over your pictures of the Paal steel frames going up - it looks great! Thanks for the advice Stewie…
Fletch29Builder/Chippie Recommendations in Melbourne east
29 October 2012
Hi, Just purchased a home and need some advice/quotes on knocking down a load bearing wall. Can anyone recommend a good/reliable/honest builder/chippie around this…
chrisandkateHow many alterations to your plans?
15 October 2012
It took our builder 17 drafts to get it right. They used a 3rd party drafting company that couldn't follow directions or in some cases draw in a CAD program something I…
docker_robImporting products for our OB project - Now in Transit
5 October 2012
Thanks Rob for all the info you have posted here and on WP, has been the inspiration for me to go the same path & import our kitchen goods -…
building-expertBuilding permit Question (what now)
25 September 2012
Stewie D is right! As experienced pre purchase property inspector I can tell you that one of the greatest incidences of significant defects is incomplete/illegal building…
barkersontheblockTrue cost of owner building a kit home
23 September 2012
Hi, I have been owner building for nearly three years now and I must admit I have saved thousands on the build so far but unlike a lot people on this forum I have been…
jodgeBuilding new home in Hills area (First time owner builder)
2 September 2012
Hi tradingplus, there are lots of Hills areas. . . Which one? Sydney?
MJloUpdate contour survey after bulk excavation? Advise please
13 August 2012
The house being built is part of approved DA for land subdivision to build two detached houses A & B. I designed and drafted both houses plans and a draftsman drawn…