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Dinko
Dec 11, 2010 10:46 am
chuth77
chuth77
11 December 2010

OB BUDGETING WORKSHEETS / WORKBOOK OR SOFTWARE??

OB BUDGETING WORKSHEETS / WORKBOOK OR SOFTWARE??

Try this... http://www.ownerbuilderspage.com.au/category3_1.htm I've used it and can vouch for how easy it is to use, but so comprehensive…

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chuth77
Dec 11, 2010 7:40 pm

@chippy : I thought the same for $3.5K I can buy a lot of wire, I saw an online site (NSW) selling single phase cable 25mm for $3.8/m so $380/100m. couldn't be that much…

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julito
Dec 15, 2010 10:55 pm
CasadePio
CasadePio
16 December 2010

An good architect to design home in Liverpool council ??

An good architect to design home in Liverpool council ??

I can provide you with a draftsman and small family owned building company in the Moorebank area. They have been building homes in the Liverpool area for over 20 years.…

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CasadePio
Dec 16, 2010 11:23 pm
antsv8
antsv8
17 December 2010

How far can I move the house!

How far can I move the house!

Finally Got a Permit..... Yeah ! ! !~ ! ! !~

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antsv8
Dec 17, 2010 3:54 pm
Bam
Bam
19 December 2010

Structural Engineering Cost

Structural Engineering Cost

We used Pavlovic and Associates Engineering who was recommended to us by BSTAR on the forum :)

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Bam
Dec 19, 2010 12:21 pm
Bam
BenPrin
BenPrin
20 December 2010

Intro

Intro

::celeb:: Thanks everyone! I hope I don't have to get a permit for that wig, Shelly. :lol: Am learning SO much from you guys already! Thanks. prin x

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BenPrin
Dec 20, 2010 10:01 am
BenPrin
countrylife
countrylife
20 December 2010

Facade Cost

Facade Cost

Hi, We are in the same boat at the moment. We are looking at a modern homestead but would love to use some corrugated iron and render together somehow. If anyone has…

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countrylife
Dec 20, 2010 2:31 pm
juliaw
juliaw
26 December 2010

In hindsight.....

In hindsight.....

Hi, First must say "things may have changed" BUT we renovated our home in Qld some 15 years ago. Took some of the roof off and got hit with a huge storm. Home insurance…

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juliaw
Dec 26, 2010 5:17 pm
terryabraham
terryabraham
30 December 2010

ICF Owner Build about to get out of the ground.

ICF Owner Build about to get out of the ground.

Hi there, I and my partner have read with great interest your post dated 04 September 2009 in which you described the progress you had been making on building an energy…

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terryabraham
Dec 30, 2010 7:42 pm
xln747
xln747
31 December 2010

Unwanted visitor

Unwanted visitor

We are not quite into the build stage yet, but it will be in Bicton near Stammers shops. We are still waiting for our engineering drawings so we can go back to Melville…

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xln747
Dec 31, 2010 12:21 am
kristofw
kristofw
1 January 2011

New Year .....

New Year .....

Don't let it get you down! I felt like that more…

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kristofw
Jan 01, 2011 8:01 pm
kristofw
bel
bel
3 January 2011

Trying to postics - board quota full??????

Trying to postics - board quota full??????

No Probs! Ah yes the other halfs not understanding! That's ok, just let her know that we need pictures on Homeone, and I'm here to walk you through it - other wise it…

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bel
Jan 03, 2011 8:57 pm
bel
BenPrin
BenPrin
4 January 2011

Our Hill Build - plans. Advice please?

Our Hill Build - plans. Advice please?

Hi BenPrin, love the design, do u have a roofing plan yet? the 300mm bit is VERY important on savings in materials - just remember to make it at…

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BenPrin
Jan 04, 2011 5:38 pm
BenPrin
yvette72
yvette72
7 January 2011

waterproofing

waterproofing

oh here is the update you need to be a licence waterproofer to do new homes only so looks like my father has been ripped of ,it seems now he has to get other waterproofer…

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yvette72
Jan 07, 2011 1:42 pm
~perthgirl~
~perthgirl~
10 January 2011

Free Owner-Builders Manuals

Free Owner-Builders Manuals

Ohhhh me please!!! Hands up over here!!!! will send you a message

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~perthgirl~
Jan 10, 2011 5:16 pm
Raleighfarm
Raleighfarm
13 January 2011

G'day everyone

G'day everyone

Welcome indeed

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Raleighfarm
Jan 13, 2011 10:40 pm
Raleighfarm
Bam
Bam
14 January 2011

Question about pricing a house

Question about pricing a house
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This thread is a year old. Wonder how he went :th:

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Bam
Jan 14, 2011 10:31 pm
Bam
Dinko
Dinko
16 January 2011

Opinions/experiences with truss manufacturers.

Opinions/experiences with truss manufacturers.

thanks for that guys...I've got Trusses Plus a little cheaper than the ABC at the moment, but spoke to ABC guys a couple of tuimes already and they seam to be…

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Dinko
Jan 16, 2011 9:05 pm
sbryzak
sbryzak
24 January 2011

Looking for self-builder blogs

Looking for self-builder blogs

I'm not building an entire house but I am building an extension and garage plus doing a full renovation of an existing house (including re-trussing/replacing the roof). …

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sbryzak
Jan 24, 2011 1:48 am
T&V
T&V
26 January 2011

Color bond roofing

Color bond roofing

Interesting Freewill & ours were very close in costing = both around $40 to $45 sq m of roof!! both different sides of Oz but costing sooo close!

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T&V
Jan 26, 2011 2:34 am
take2
take2
27 January 2011

Suburb Sucharge from Tradies?

Suburb Sucharge from Tradies?

We have experience that, even when looking at builder some put on a premium just because of the suburb we are in, they must think we are all stupid. Cheers Lou

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take2
Jan 27, 2011 9:25 pm
take2
jjfalcon
jjfalcon
27 January 2011

question on bulding permit plans

question on bulding permit plans

Thanks T&V point taken on spending my time on other things!! I would have to retrain myself in Architectural Design & Regs of which I have done very little. Will know…

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jjfalcon
Jan 27, 2011 9:28 pm
Hills Guy
Hills Guy
29 January 2011

Plumbing rough in, before or after bricks start

Plumbing rough in, before or after bricks start

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…

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Hills Guy
Jan 29, 2011 9:55 am
just Erin
just Erin
30 January 2011

Tradesman

Tradesman

1. What do you do if you just cant get the revent tradesman to work on your project ( I have tried 6 times to get a plumber to give me a…

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just Erin
Jan 30, 2011 9:50 am
just Erin
baccman
baccman
30 January 2011

good draftsman

good draftsman

New Owner Builder in regional Victoria (west) We are emabrking on the owner builder journey. I have a plan but need a good, reliable, knowledgable draftsman to draw up.…

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baccman
Jan 30, 2011 10:42 am
donuts
donuts
30 January 2011

Ground Slab vs suspended slab

Ground Slab vs suspended slab

I would have thought baccman means that he may consider building an elevated house, eg Queenslander type? and therefore wondering about the difference in structure given…

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donuts
Jan 30, 2011 4:12 pm
donuts
Nandi
Nandi
30 January 2011

How much do arched windows cost?

How much do arched windows cost?

Hi Guys We are building our home in Sydney for the very first time and are bit clueless about QUITE a few things:) We have signed up for the tender and are in the…

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Nandi
Jan 30, 2011 9:15 pm
sleven
sleven
31 January 2011

Fair price?

Fair price?
NSW

My 1200mmx2410mm bi-fold window cost me $2780 - not sure what size yours is - so that may be some type of comparison for you? (this was upgraded before tender and contract stage)

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sleven
Jan 31, 2011 1:12 pm
sleven
river_lucy
river_lucy
31 January 2011

looking for Builder and Draftsman

looking for Builder and Draftsman

Hi GreyRex I'm in Sydney & have used a really good drafty - not sure where he's located - Newcastle way? He didn't have any problems travelling if we needed to. He's…

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river_lucy
Jan 31, 2011 2:00 pm

Here is a pic from the house we were renting last year - it came with a front loader that was siting on some drawers - was very…

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BayBuild
Jan 31, 2011 6:24 pm
BayBuild
bendo
bendo
3 February 2011

Demolition of Suspended Slab - Help

Demolition of Suspended Slab - Help

Thanks for your suggestion, in the end we hired a concrete saw and did it in blocks. It was slow work but we got there in the end. We put the blocks into a skip bin so all…

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bendo
Feb 03, 2011 3:39 pm
Hills Guy
Hills Guy
5 February 2011

what licences do i need ????

what licences do i need ????

The answer varies with the state you are in. You obviously need a licenced electrician and plumber to sign off on their work, and in SA you would need a licenced…

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Hills Guy
Feb 05, 2011 9:55 am
Southies
Southies
5 February 2011

Pro Pics of our extension...

Pro Pics of our extension...

what a delightful home :: :: :: :: !!! looking forward to MORE pics, please. :z: :z:

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Southies
Feb 05, 2011 11:35 am
Southies
Casa2
Casa2
7 February 2011

Copying Builders Plans - e.g. Metricon/Porter Davis

Copying Builders Plans - e.g. Metricon/Porter Davis

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…

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Casa2
Feb 07, 2011 1:20 pm
Bam
Bam
12 February 2011

Our extension begins...NEW PICS 1st FEB pg 2!

Our extension begins...NEW PICS 1st FEB pg 2!
1, 2

I thought the pendant light was a bee hive at first! lol Yah to moving in!!

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Bam
Feb 12, 2011 12:14 pm
Bam
T&V
T&V
13 February 2011

Few Tips for 1st time O/b's

Few Tips for 1st time O/b's
1, 2, 3

CUTTING ROOF or WALL SHEETS : Helped a friend with a little roofing job today, which involved cutting a colourbond sheet length ways. he was very surprised when he saw how…

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T&V
Feb 13, 2011 3:37 am
Brett854
Brett854
16 February 2011

Owner Builders Courses

Owner Builders Courses

T&V this is our first O/B and it is going to be our dream home. We bought the land a few months ago and planned to use a builder originally, but now we are starting to…

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Brett854
Feb 16, 2011 9:43 pm
bingoshelley
bingoshelley
17 February 2011

Auctions for Bathrooms and Kitchens

Auctions for Bathrooms and Kitchens

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…

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bingoshelley
Feb 17, 2011 12:35 am
T&V
T&V
17 February 2011

looking at owner building

looking at owner building

ALWAYS go for 2 smaller tanks rather tha 1 big one - we put in a 90,000 lt rainwater tank attached to shed (& later house) b4 we built the house so we'd have rainwater as…

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T&V
Feb 17, 2011 3:10 am
Woodchip
Woodchip
17 February 2011

Help - should I be owner builder

Help - should I be owner builder

Hi, My take on it is that it will be cheaper(initially), because no Home warranty Ins will be needed if you OB, unless you sell the house within 7 yrs (im talking NSW,…

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Woodchip
Feb 17, 2011 9:06 pm
bingoshelley
bingoshelley
17 February 2011

Roofing regulations

Roofing regulations

hi from what i understand in victoria if your replacing an old roof like for like you can diy it if its a new roof then you need a plumbing certificate and cant diy it. my…

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bingoshelley
Feb 17, 2011 11:56 pm
1sthome
1sthome
18 February 2011

OB in NSW - new regulations make it hard?

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…

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1sthome
Feb 18, 2011 1:55 pm
1sthome
1sthome
18 February 2011

Extent of OB work.

Extent of OB work.

Here's our list on a renno: designed plans ourselves got draftsman to draw them up got surveyer in made DA applicaiton ourselves got engineer in go plumber in, will dig…

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1sthome
Feb 18, 2011 2:08 pm
1sthome
1sthome
18 February 2011

OHS & Work Cover

OHS & Work Cover

I understand that WorkCover has no jurisdiction if you're an OB and living in the place. WC said I didn't need workers comp if not employing anyone. I just need to…

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1sthome
Feb 18, 2011 2:12 pm
1sthome
1sthome
18 February 2011

Owner Builder: habitable, residency, occupied what's needed?

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…

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1sthome
Feb 18, 2011 2:36 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
18 February 2011

BUILDING LAP POOL

BUILDING LAP POOL

Yep, 2 skins and concrete infill, render and liner :wink:

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onc_artisan
Feb 18, 2011 9:52 pm
onc_artisan
bingoshelley
bingoshelley
19 February 2011

My New...ish house in Toowoomba build story

My New...ish house in Toowoomba build story
1, 2, 3, 4

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…

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bingoshelley
Feb 19, 2011 11:03 am
bingoshelley
bingoshelley
19 February 2011

FS: Temporary Fencing

FS: Temporary Fencing

great idea bam good luck cheap as chips guys snap it up quick ::lol:: ::lol:: ::lol:: ::lol:: ::lol::

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bingoshelley
Feb 19, 2011 9:55 pm


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