Owner Builder Forum
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…
Stewie DOwner Builder Loan - Independent Advice Report Builder Recom
19 October 2011
I'd still approach a couple of builders rather than anyone else for this and pay them for their time as you already mention. Probably quicker and cheaper. Stewie
Victoria_g06PLEASE COMMENT- poured concrete (colured) ‘installed’
17 October 2011
I that happened on the renovators.. I think they had to repour the top layer because the rain weakened the top layer. ( I think he had to scrape some off) It was keenan…
ArtWhat parts of the build did the budget blowout during OB'ing
14 October 2011
This is where we blew out * bathroom fixtures and fittings * cabinetry * tiling This was because I chose rectified tiles and had them done…
FitzyplumberEstimating cost of Steel Frame Kit Home
9 October 2011
Hi massa i am just about to do the same i do have a size house in my head but want to know how much it will roughly cost if what i think is cheap i will upsize the house…
chardyOwner build granny in light steel - Any advice?
1 October 2011
Thanks Fireflies. Very happy with comfort, the whole house heat recovery ventilation is essential though as it is quite an airtight construction. No problems with…
SteveThings That Could and/or Did go Wrong With Owner Building
21 September 2011
My major advice would be to spend longer in the planning stages and then stick to your plan. Plans on Sketch-up cost nothing to play with, but once you start building…