SA - Domestic Building Work Contract
Just wondering what OBs in SA are using for Domestic Building Work Contract? I know they're needed for contracts over $12K, Form 1 (available from Service SA)…
Who can run our owner builder project?
Many states are the same and definitely in Victoria a 'Project Manager' for a Domestic Building project MUST be a registered builder to give you all the protection that…
Amount of Roofing Required?
It does seem a bit high but if the roof pitch is steep then you will need more roof area to cover the floor area. Also, are there verandas and large eaves that also need…
Excavator company rec? Melbourne
Sounds like you are sorted Bam with TDS, good to see someone in the know who knows what the best prices are. Since you are in the game TDS do you…
Attic and roof design
very helpful. The roof is not even started yet so i think getting it trussed will be the better idea
Subdividing, renovation and new home
I know it doesn't mention on the website..just need to call up council and double check.
We double-checked already and it's confirmed 100% it's a shame but yes.
Let the fun begin!
To post the plans join a site such as photobucket.com and then copy the img code into your post.
Can anyone help please?
I have used art haus world (both as a web service and visiting when I go to Melbourne.)
They sometimes have great specials, and a big range of…
Your slab, what to look out for?
Just wanted to share this.
There was some discussion in another thread about reo and mesh touching the waffle pods, the plastic, or even the external formwork. Of course,…
i need a spreadsheet HELP
The working link is the one at th bottom of the page. The first link is broken.
PS: Moderator, could you add a note beside the first link (broken) to enable visitors to…
Grano Workers in Perth, WA
Was wondering if any of the Perth OB's out there might want to pass on the details of their
Our poposed house is about 560sqm's all up, so wanting…
Location of concrete watertank
keep it clean and you wont have a problem. mozzies thrive in water that has decaying matter in it. if you keep the overflow area free from leaves and dont allow a moss or…
May 12, 2010 4:32 pm
Hello to everyone!
hey mel welcome to the wonderful crazy world of ob lol
just remember the only dumb question is the one you dont ask gl
Grano booked, need a second plumbing quote
I am soooooooooo excited. We have confirmed our ground level pad today and cant believe we are finally starting. At the last minute we decided we wanted polished…
Cost of tiling?
Our (bad) experience has been DO NOT CHOOSE A TILER on COST alone
Went on a verbal recommendation without having seen his work. 'Nothing fancy, 300 x 600 rectified'.…
OBing in the Blue Mountains NSW
We're not OB ing but we are attempting to build in the blue mtns...v. scared about council and fire requirements! Maybe we can help each other anyway. Where abouts…
ive used grays several times got some amazing bargains and stuffed up on a few items we could have got cheaper elsewhere but that was our fault not theirs. their online…
Starting our journey.
Footings done, plumbing nearly done, soakwells to go, steel to go down, underfloor heating and then the concrete!!!!!
All this whilst dodging rain!!! It is so awesome…
OBs, Extensions and Insurance
Was just about to finalise the insurance through FD Beck, when I saw a note on their site which stated that existing home & contents insurance may not be valid during…
tiled or normal shower base pros and cons
What we've learned - Adelaide seems to be mostly tiled showers.
If you've got large floor tiles, then it makes the tiling to the drain harder - the tiler has to cut the…
owner build or units
Being a carpenter from way back I always felt I wanted to complete a home project. After more thinking I'm leaning to the unit project as my kids (10…
Costing OB project for bank
Does anyone think it is still worth getting an estimate done if we can even though we have started building?
OB in S E suburb of Melbourne
Hi Dirk. I am building in the Rowville area, have become OB because builder have dragged on since February, took his advice that I would have the house to lock up stage…
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Would you bother washing the frame?
It might be a good idea to check if any corrosion has occurred while the frame was sitting on the ground. Our frame was delivered a week before it was installed but we it…
Peg Out Query
One thing to be careful about- if you are measuring, make sure the tape is level- as if you measure down a slope the distance will not be correct- and this may be more…
Jun 11, 2010 6:41 am
After general advice on OB
We decided to OB because we couldn't find what we wanted anywhere else (we have a kit with a homestead/heritage style home) and no builder wanted to build anything like…
Reasons why I am glad I am OBing!
I tend to agree with you there kayandandy, our neighbour was telling me their experience with their builder who was charging like a wounded bull for little upgrades. …
sourcing own materials
foc1 - any tips on how you managed to build this for $10k? Would love any advice you have!
On the road
Well things started happening really quickly and now we have one massive wall! I have ordered my double glazed windows and the show is well and truely on the road. We…
Stages of owner building...
The trouble with estimates there are always going to be many variables. I think estimates are important however the builder should be researching this.
and as an owner…
Jun 21, 2010 10:53 am
What do I do first?
My first step was to have a play around and come up with my own plan first. That way, I had gone through all the changes on my own, without having to pay a draftie to make…
what was he using power for at night?? weird!
glad to hear that some1's karma came back to bite them in the asse!