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Building stage inspections, will you spend the money or not?
I think your right . I originally had found a company online and they had a fancy website, the person on the phone was nice enough and the pricing was pretty good so I…
Sloping block build in rural Victoria - Question
Thanks bigblock and tlblhayward. Our soil test has been completed and I am now in the process of completing a Septic tank permit application. We are waiting for…
What is required to become a successful home owner builder?
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Marking out footings for a pole home on a sloping block
Hey Paul, Best get someone in to clear and level out you lumpy bits my block was the same as it sloped in two directions and I started with one corner and worked from…
A shack in Tassie -- tight budget -- assessing viability
I have seen photos of a weatherboard clad house where they took the reconstituted stone cladding from ground level up to about 1 meter above floor level (a little above…
Registered building supervisor for owner builder project
Thank you, JB1. Now I got at least one figure. When did you build (and paid)?
Earthing water bond/water metre (PVC plumbing) is it reqrd?
I know I'm late to the party, but as a sparkie I will throw my 2c in. From the description in the first post, earthing is definitely not required. If the water pipe…
Door specification - prehung and rough opening
Thanks everyone for the advice. Sounds like pre-hung doors are the go. I will definitely take a look at the doors again in the display homes. I only counted the number of…
Building 101 too: https://www.dlsweb.rmit.edu.au/toolbox/ ... t/home.htm
Critical stage inspection **Water proofing** Council
Yeah, there are other made to order wet area membranes made from clear pvc that go in before your sheeting but I think that sort is in the minority. Like these "April"…
Frame Inspection **Council** Asking for certification?
You probably could as long as you got a certificate from an engineer to say they pass both design and structural compliance. Where you'd fall down is that to nail them…
Friends and relatives help for Home Owner Building
Not all of them perfect either, unlike all of your mates. Owner building I got cover for unpaid workers, because you never know if something is going to happen, and I…
Long Service Levy calculated by Owner-Builder
It seems to stupid to make up a number when it means nothing, so the upside is that I can make up any number I want, right? I was told that a similar build was $90,000…
metal barge & barge gutter? where is this usually required
great, thanks mgilla and stewie for your help.. just trying to be sure we've covered everything to ensure roof is water…
Hiring a licensed builder for my design and documentation
The question is if I can do the documentations and hire a certified/qualified builder to help me with getting approvals and, obviously, to get it…
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