Owner Builder Forum
kayandandyAnyone used a building estimator or project manager before?
1 September 2010
Sorry to hear your tales of woe. We are OBing but have a project manager and had a professional estimation done too. Our project manager is our architect and it has been…
dirkadirkSomeone give me Advice on being a home owner builder
1 September 2010
Thanks Richard for that advice. Its just that i am frustrated with builders who i believe charges alot for everything. I am being charged 550k…
mrssnowdenExtension House Plans - Opinions Needed
7 September 2010
Could you make your main entry point the proposed laundry door? This would give you more space in the front of house to play with and remove the bend in the hallway. You…
kexkezPerth OBers ... roof plumbing recommendations
11 September 2010
HI Kristofw thank you for removing the information yourself. Otherwise I suspect, having not seen the original post, there would have been an official warning and…
tomandkylieWhat do you think will be under our 60 yo terrazzo floor?
19 September 2010
Just an update in case anyone is considering doing something similar in the future. We looked at different ways that we could go over the top without removing this floor…
Pat the draftiePerth - Need someone to draw plans for council etc
4 October 2010
I can probably help you out. Send me a PM of where your located and what your intending to do. Im SOR, cockburn area. Pat.
Henericbanks don't like owner builders....
18 October 2010
There are only a few lender that lend to owner builders, and there are only a few brokers that actuly take the pain to understand this type of finance. When a friend of…
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 -…