Owner Builder Forum
The last photo was taken from the garden of a neighbour behind looking down over the house.
In all, nearly 2 days to get the roof on both the…
Sub floor insulation
Just an update on this. So i have recieved my order, ended up choosing Bradford optimo system that uses plastic saddles that sit over the joists.
Saddles are 45mm & my…
Shed to granny flat conversion
Thanks for the responses. I know it's an uphill march to get to class 1, but think I've done my research well in the past few years. I am aware there are things I don't…
Mar 17, 2019 11:38 am
Depends-some lenders ask for these and then once you have the QS report-they still wont provide a loan. There are LOTS of variables in securing owner builder loans
Concreter in Sydney area
Thanks - I am one stage before you - just setting up a site to being an owner build. Stay in touch!
HelixSteel - 3D concrete reinforcement
Here's the irony, It would be useless alone in a Helix concrete stair case
FYI Steel fixers charge $700 per Tonne (Perth) flat slab
OT, That is a $1m Staircase in a $25m…
Dude don't reply to my post go away, as if I haven't worked with owner builder who had nothing, in fact most people who work in the building industry don't…
Oct 11, 2018 5:49 pm
Owner builder reference materials
The problem with Generic Data, Information, Photos,etc is that " One size doesn't fit all projects and this is old outdated technology"
I do recommend 3D BIM…
Granno labour - fair rate
What is fair rate for granno worker labor those days?
1) for footings - formwork, waterproofing, steelfix, finish (e.g. per cube)
2) for slab - (without formwork), just…
you can call me on 1300 255 747 in business hours, or at any time of day can get a quote at the link below
Slab and formwork cost
LOL Technology has come along way in 120 years, no more so than in [url=@Alex79 I think you will find the pricing more competitive If you group all materials and suppliers…
gyprock on the skirting not behind.
Thanks algernon - the shadowline skirting is exactly what I'm after! The shadow gap is a nice addition.
I was concerned about the butting up of gyprock and timber. This is…
edskii Great...Thanks for joining & I look fwd to your posts/contributions
I use matrix solvers to start.. then make allowances for variables/alternatives
"There's math &…
Sydney North West Owner Builder
I too would like to know how you get costings from BIM software? How do you get the hourly rate and productiveness from it for people in the area that you live?
Tiling on Steel Bearer/Joist floor
Aren't you supposed to attach OSB to the steel frame first and then attach underlay and tiles to the top?
Steel's thermal expansion coefficient is around 2.5 higher than wood/pine.
Owner Builder questions
alexp79 this might sound funny but "it is recommended you know more about your project than the people your hire"
so it is advisable that you take steps to prepare…
Yeah, we're building a passive solar house, and are using the PowerFloor for those reasons (acoustic and rigidity), not for thermal mass (for that, we're increasing the…
Bricklayer in North-West Sydney
Hi I know it has been a few months since your original post but just wondering if you had any luck with a recommendation or finding a bricklayer to…
Thanks, for the tips, StructuralBIMGuy.
But main question still stays - how and where do I find site supervisors for the owner build and how do I validate their…
Owner builder's course
Saferite are also very good.
We're one of the companies that provide discounts. We're exclusively recommended by both of the training providers mentioned above, and the…
Opps just saw you didn't want a seal along the bottom - sorry
Carpenter recommendations - Sydney
Sounds like an interesting build, What's your geotech/soil/Contour like?
Most people are turned off due to the additional costs involved in the brickwork,Steel…
Costing a build
If you have had the plans designed/modelled in a BIM 3D design software package
the designer should be able to extract fairly accurate net quants…
OWNER BUILDER INSURANCE
the local councils are really hit and miss, so don't rely on advice there. In my experience they get it wrong at least 80% of the time.
Berek's description is…
I did use LVL's and timber smart joists for the upper storey, but decided on the steel for the bottom floor. LVL's would have worked well for the bottom floor also, but…
Convert Garage to Granny Flat
A couple of items to consider:
Was a damp proof membrane put under the garage floor?
What, if any termite protection was installed under the garage floor?
How high is the…
How much can we do?
Some councils do allow temporary dwellings onsite while building, but they come with their own requirements. Somerset for example has not only minimum requirements for the…
Gladesville - NSW
My retaining wall is made of H block work and core fill. My wall is pretty high at around 2.7m so we had to core fill on two separate occasions.
Granny Flat Building Cost - Break Down
I have had a quick look at your floor plan. In my opinion it is a bit expensive if I'm brutally honest with initial analysis coming out to just under $1700/m2.…
Question about customising a kit home.
You are correct with the copyright issue. It really depends on which kit home company you are referring to. If you want you can pm me the name to see if I have dealt with…