Owner Builder Forum
veseliWhat was the most stressful component of your build?
20 March 2012
Bindi if your weepholes are covered with roof flashing you will definitely get water leaks in the near future, that is a structural problem. You flashing and weepholes are…
BamHi all new to all this are we doing things right?
10 March 2012
Here are some things from our list: Final Drawings Owner Builder permit Arrange finance Appoint Surveyor Building Permit Insurance Temporary Fence Portable loo …
jemsafFinishing documentation for Building permit.
10 February 2012
Ok so we have most things ready for our building permit but my question is did your draftsman/architect provide you with; - project specifications, - computation and…
JMAPIs there a Checklist for Certificate For Occupancy????
9 February 2012
Same situation here... Just spoke to my council (Fairfield, NSW) and even they are not 100% clear. Initially the girl on the phone said it has to be built to spec of the…
rocketshipTrade price for owner builders in melbourne
28 January 2012
Hi donuts9999, I can't help with specific places to shop but as an owner/builder the best way to get good prices is to do your homework, shop around and bargain with all…
samjessebuilding a second floor on a current office
25 January 2012
Hi I have an 100m ground floor office. brick wall with steel bar roof covered with metal sheets, located in Liverpool Sydney. it is part of a strata. The office opens up…
Delton05Website/s where suppliers can bid for OB listings?
16 January 2012
Fortunately for the consumer, the retail front model that has made him $1B+ off the toil of hardworking Aussies is fast going the way of the dinosaurs ... no wonder he is…
bashworthQuestions about Wall and Roof Insulation - Batts, Sarking et
16 January 2012
There are a few of different materials you are talking about. Basically a building wrap keeps the rain out of the building and keeps the insulation in the proper place(…
EiffelChippy's Build. We're in! Not finished, but almost.
17 December 2011
Hi Chippy - hope you are still around?? Just came across your thread and was hoping you may have a picture of your kitchen bench/upstand all…
billyzconcreter needed, Melbourne Northern Subs......please!
15 December 2011
hi lisa give SA Concrete a call on 0418 126 945 (Shannon) he did a bit of concrete work around our house including an amazing exposed aggregate driveway his from dooreen
MissVintageSchloss am Meer .... ten weeks in!
17 November 2011
Hey K - I cant believe you have been in for 10 weeks. That is so so great, you must be happy with that. I cant wait to come round and have a look, your decoration ideas…
FlatlinedHow to build stud walls within existing sloped ceiling?
15 November 2011
Wow. Thanks very much for the answers. In my diagram I tried to show a wall in the centre of the room (coming towards us in my picture in the…
veseliOwner builder project management software ?
3 November 2011
The best one is Microsoft Project. All others are just copies. As someone mentioned no software will tell you how long it will take one plumber to install pipes, unless…