Owner Builder Forum
froudieBuilding a stud wall on top of a lower concrete block wall
26 May 2011
It looks like I have made some progress thanks to the Concrete Masonry Association of Australia and Adbri (in particular Wayne Holt and Boris Georgiou - thanks…
PurplegirlRebuilding after arson fire - and the April Curse!
26 May 2011
Hey Lucy, I love the photos of your 4 legged site supervisor! Your pics of removing the water from the roof tarps reminded me of a dinner in Ho chi Minh city a few years…
nathanbuddeWhat's a good program to design house?
10 June 2011
Hi Cathy, I am not farmilar with My Virtual Home but on other programs when you have different roof pitches you sometimes need to manually build the roof instead of an auto build.
serialstylerSerialstyler & Co: Progressive Thread New Pics Pg2
14 June 2011
blueblueblueFuller Max Bond Fast Grip equivalent in other brands?
17 June 2011
Thanks Steve. I ended up bying 40 tubes of Fuller Max Bond after all. It was the hebel manufacturer's recommendation so I thought I better be safe...
mark_sorehandsNeed Drafting designing geelong area
23 June 2011
I am trying to find a good drafter/designer in the Geelong area. I want someone who knows quite a bit about building design, types of materials, spans, roof design, post…
MiainBundyHas anyone bought windows, doors or roof tiles from china?
27 June 2011
I'm not going to say anything negative about this country, until I get back home lol. My VPN has been disconnected, there is lots of spyware on my PC, and some kind of…
chrisandkateCertificate of Occupancy :: Victoria
21 July 2011
There is 0% chance you will get a Cert of Occ without doing the things they ask. I doubt that dividing the work will affect your status as OB unless you are considering…
chrisandkatewhat is maximum size subfloor access door?
1 August 2011
So long as you have the right lintel to support the bricks you can have the door as wide as l you like. Perhaps a double brick row around the door frame would also help…
Pepsi_DrinkerPlastic hot/cold water plumbing system
1 August 2011
We're trying to find a builder, but one promising lead is that the guys next door to our block has built his house in around three months, and wants me to OB on my block…
chrisandkateAnyone had a builder build to lock up & then OB fit out?
2 August 2011
You need an OB licence for any work over $11,000. You can save a lot PMing but I dont think you could save 50%. More like 10-20%. Prefab steel frames or kit homes save a…
chrisandkateHow to patch a downlight hole in the ceiling?
9 August 2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmm02R7F ... re=related but I would put the batten in the centre of the hole and screw the plaster patch to the batten, that way it won't…
JMAP+20T of clean fill available 15km's of 2176 - delivered
31 August 2011
As per the subject, I will have 20 tonne of clean fill (you can take the grass too if you like ) in the next week or 2 that ill need to get rid of by the following week…
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…