Owner Builder Forum
Hills GuyPlumbing rough in, before or after bricks start
29 January 2011
Befor the bricks. There is more space and it saves time when roughing in the plumbing. If you have a cavity on demand hotwater service your brickie will need it roughed in…
Casa2Copying Builders Plans - e.g. Metricon/Porter Davis
7 February 2011
It's interesting how you've asked three builders to put together your ideas and they then put their copyright on the plans. If you have records that show that they…
bingoshelleyAuctions for Bathrooms and Kitchens
17 February 2011
grays in melb have some awesome kitchens at huge savings BUT you need to make sure they will fit the space you have and check all the cupboards and doors as some can be…
OB in NSW - new regulations make it hard?
We got in under the old $50 online diy course before the regs changed. The new courses take more time and can be expensive but are probably still worth it as you could…
Owner Builder: habitable, residency, occupied what's needed?
There are several reasons for wanting to live in the house whilst being rennovated but I'd like clarification on what's necessary to be able to say you're still living…
bingoshelleyMy New...ish house in Toowoomba build story
19 February 2011
well well well aweeeeeeeeeeeeeesomeeeee absolutely loving it all great job bet your glad its nearly over. youve done a fantastic job and after seeing your blueboard…
free willComplying Development Vs new State based System?
21 February 2011
For NSW, the complying development rules under SEPP can be found here http://housingcode.planning.nsw.gov.au/ ... D&tabid=42 You can also use local council rules as well…
gkx64Warning for up & coming OB in SE suburbs of MELB
27 February 2011
It's funny how most people complained about tradies, with my project I came across a whole bunch of good people. Apart from my F'ing Project manager whom I hired to…
ledgend80Where to buy mesh to put on rangehood duct?
28 February 2011
if you go to either the heating section or around the roof vent sections they had vent grills. i think everything was cheaper from the heating section. and then i guess if…
bashworthBeam size for Cyclone Yasi reclaimed timber structure.
5 March 2011
If its not in the table I think a local engineer would be the best person to ask
No cats allowedHas anybody built with component homes Wangara?
5 March 2011
Hi Thanks for the info, will certainly look into it. The house is a Ronsard villa 31, if anyone out there is wondering although it doesn't look like one now as the roof…
barkersontheblockPerth -recommendation 4 best type of septic system for rural
10 March 2011
Hi Rebecca, We have installed well partially installed a standard septic with leach drains but we used one 4000ltr plastic tank and a grey water diverter wich has its own…