doors and door handles (internal)
Do you have pics in your thread Raleigh.. i've flicked through back to page 30 but have only seen floors
Our cabinet maker had a small range…
Slab cost estimate Perth
Cheers for that Nathan. That comes out at close to 2 x the cubic metre cost at approx $260 per cu m so hopefully I'm not too far off in my estimate.
Onsite Detention Tank
My name is Darren from Osd construction.
My company deals with the construction of these tanks.
I would be more then happy to assist you if you wish.
You can send me…
Building on a very steep slope!
We are in a similar situation - very steep site but worth it for the views! We are cutting into the site to build in a basement/garage which will result in high concrete…
What bout looking at hiring just a labourer?
Hubby is a cabinet maker (obviously) but was able to help out our chippy heaps. Im sure a labourer would be able to help him…
Need a good Architectural Design..???
I have done an owner builder reno and had a great architectural draftsman draw up the plans and submit through council all for a very affordable cash payment.
I have a…
Nov 30, 2010 11:09 pm
To OB or not to OB...
I'm also starting a new owner builder project (whole house) and have also hired a project manager who was a previous builder and worked for a few years for one of a…
Nov 30, 2010 11:18 pm
Selecting a Building Designer
Just after some insight about what is important when selecting a building designer or draftsperson for an owner builder. I…
when to install tv and satelite stuff
Get it all done while the scaffold is up.
Under worksafe you need edge protection or fall arresters if you work on the roof, so it makes sense to get everything that is…
duplex or a house... ?? owner builder ??
i've been asking a few owner builders they say they build there house around $400k to thr $450k mark had a quote from a builder from start to finish is around $450k using…
Dec 11, 2010 10:46 am
@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…
I hope I don't have to get a permit for that wig, Shelly.
Am learning SO much from you guys already! Thanks.
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…
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…
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…
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…
Jan 16, 2011 9:05 pm
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). …
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!
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.
Jan 27, 2011 9:25 pm
question on bulding permit plans
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.
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…
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.…
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…
How much do arched windows cost?
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…
Jan 30, 2011 9:15 pm
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)
looking for Builder and Draftsman
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…
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…
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…
Feb 03, 2011 3:39 pm
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…