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…
Jun 01, 2010 2:11 am
Jun 02, 2010 8:47 pm
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 7:41 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 11:53 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!
OB course recommendation?
Thanks bingoshelley, having an overwhelming week. Finding the whole OB thing really tough, especially with 5 kids on school holidays! Really need the new house!
Moving this to Coffee Break.... assuming it is legitimate or something? :/
Jan 01, 1970 11:00 am
Newbie OB - is it worth it ?
Reducing your overall cost is the result. Project management is your purpose in being OB. To do this you need to have a very clear idea of time management in the form of a…
Reports Needed for DA
Thanks for that, got a few quotes from cheap as chips to half that of the first one. Problem is, they all wanted to include different things. So had a hard time trying…
How To Purchase Land.
When you say building is the cheaper way to go do you mean compared to Renting or actual building yourself & not a kit home ?
harkaway kit homes
Have a look at my thread and the house that I am building...its design is similar to the nice big white Harkaway design. The Kit place we got ours from has some great…
I know this has often been a topic of discussion and with the recent GFC finance is more difficult. Our archtiect told us about htis lot. We have a viridian so…
BlueScope Steel Framing
Could anyone give me their experiences building with Steel framing? It seems to be coming much more popular. I am planning on Owner Building and am much more comfortable…
auctions in sydney
OK I've been to Laws and was incredibly disappointed. The woman working there told me they no longer have a tile auction - which is what I went for. I also needed a door…
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