Owner Builder Forum
chippyConventionally pitched VS truss roof? Chippies, anyone??
21 October 2010
In WA stick roof construction is still the most common. Roofing carpenters are there own little sub-trade. Trusses (steel and timber) are slowly becoming more popular. In…
naddis01How much $ does a Complying Development (CDC) cost in NSW?
3 November 2010
I think it depends on your council. Ours was just under $2k for the whole lot, the only thing left to pay is the sewer connection (so that was application, construction…
grom40simonds home - 10 years old - where can access plans?
8 November 2010
Did you buy from the people who originally built the house? If so maybe they might have a copy of the plans hanging around which they could include in the documents they…
serialstylerRed Tounge Swelling & Internal Framing (Steel)
11 November 2010
Yes, I think thats what we are going to do. We have been told the outside cladding can go on only after framing inspection because we have bracing & the inspector needs to…
YBBrokercladding that doesnt need to be painted
13 November 2010
Don't use cedar, you'll still have to maintain it otherwise it'll go black. Theres a nice aluminium product called alucobond (do a google search) but it's not cheap -…
BamFinding the right builder for the job - Brunswick Melbourne
19 November 2010
I cant help with the project manager, but if you decide to get individual tradies we have a great excavator!
tolitowigeneAnyone know a good/cheap excavation company in melbourne?
29 November 2010
sorry BAM, I've pm'd you.
henry218what kind of drawing to submit for approval in DONCASTER ?
30 November 2010
hi all, im new to the forum, been looking around for awhile. Next year we would like to build a new 2 townhouse on our block. our block is in DONCASTER area, we were…
mr_chookduplex or a house... ?? owner builder ??
4 December 2010
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…
radiuzCan anyone recommend an Excavator in Melbourne>
7 December 2010
Was wondering if anyone can recommend an excavator in Melbourne's east with a 4 - 8 tonne excavator and tipper. Need approx. 80 - 100 cubic meters of land cut and…
ausdesignwho does the design for posi sturt floor joits ?
8 December 2010
As this post settles into the sunset just a few observations - people obviously ask questions on the forum to gain information. If I were asking for help I would expect or…
CasadePioAn good architect to design home in Liverpool council ??
16 December 2010
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.…
terryabrahamICF Owner Build about to get out of the ground.
30 December 2010
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…
DinkoOpinions/experiences with truss manufacturers.
16 January 2011
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…