Owner Builder Forum
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…
girlonamissionBreez Financial - Owner Builder Finance
13 March 2011
Hi, sorry for bringing up a post that is a few months old - I was just wondering what you guys ended up doing with regards to finance? Did you end up dealing with this…
WoodchipHas anyone extended their Owner Builder insurance?
14 March 2011
Hi Hitchy, Ours was with Buildsafe, yes its no problems at all, & its for about the same price(it cost a bit more maybe a $100-150 more), but the extended period of…
pattycake4Our last O/Build project & still great fun!!
19 March 2011
Hi Tony hope life is treating you good,I can't remember if you told me what colour your flooring is know it's vinyl.If you dropped a knife on it do you think it would…
blueblueblueBalustrade reinforcing - before or after plasterboard?
26 March 2011
Our plasterer seems to think that mdf will be impossible to bend around the curve part of the floor joist and that it wouldn't be strong enough to have balustrading fixed to it