Owner Builder Forum
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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