Owner Builder Forum
Taking Over A partially completed build as an Owner Builder
Have had a lot of clients lately coming through with what is possibly properties in NSW and Victoria walking away-because the numbers no longer work. And I think is…
OB in Logan, Qld. Question regarding Certification
I had a certifier from New Beith do mine, no problems at all.
Which building materials suppliers in Mackay QLD ?
I'm planning an owner build in Mackay QLD. Can anyone recommend building supplies companies in Mackay that are reliable and sensibly priced? Ideally I'd like to establish…
excavation and retaining wall approximate costs
My retaining wall 22 metres across 2.1 metres high, then turns at both ends of block starting 2.1 metres high and ending one foot high 10 metres later for both sides of…
STRUCTURAL INSULATED PANELS (SIPS) Owner Builder friendly
Superior Walls would like to introduce their MgO SIPS wall kitset system to the Owner Builder Forum:- www.superiorwall.com.au The advantages of SIPS to the OB are…
Structural insulated panel (SIP) supplier or designer in QLD
Hi gommeqld.....this is Superior Walls. www.superiorwalls.com.au Please send me an email with contact details to the above website. I don't believe I have received an…
Thoughts on owner building around the gold coast
Go and do it. Fortunately one every 3 years in Vic. I'll hopefully be doing my 2nd one sooner rather than later. Why wouldn't you work with family? If they are good…
Hi Heather, I have just about finished laying 180sqm of WA Jarrah and I first used wing tips but then just used normal screws without the wing tips as the price difference…
Need help with lentil positioning and size in frame opening
I'd say they have just provided you the lintels in rough lengths so you can cut them on site. Common lengths for timber are 1800, 2100, 2400, 2700, 3000mm etc which is how…
Hiring a licensed builder for my design and documentation
The question is if I can do the documentations and hire a certified/qualified builder to help me with getting approvals and, obviously, to get it…
Private Certifier costs ???????? is this right
Hi we have gone with uncertified building application (after Council Officer told us they don't take anywhere near the 28 days for approval) and received our Building…
New Build, Good Score OB an Aussie retreat steel kit
A slab is your foundation, or part of it anyway. Are you putting in piers? "Hoping" is not going to cut the mustard if you want to get a…
methodology used in conducting a site survey
Building expert, did you not read my last post? IT implies quite clearly that I did get multiple quotes. In fact I tried every single surveyor in town, and ended up using…
Final cost of off-grid infrastructure - our breakdown.
Interesting, thanks for sharing. So you have a PV system with batteries, is that correct?
Newbie..... needing some pointing in the right direction...
Get your finances under control before you start committing costs
OB Timber Framed House - How waterproof does it have to be?
I have my owner-built my house to lockup stage and the house is currently being water blasted by ex-cyclone Oswald in Brisbane. Although the house is withstanding the…
Kit home - roof insulation
Decided to go with the Green Insulation products which can be ordered through Bunnings/Tradelink. http://www.greeninsulation.com.au/easy- ... l-cladding Their Reflecta…
quick question - re decking vs concrete patio $$
if the decking is on the plans with the house when submitted to council (and not over an easement) then that wouldnt be an issue there right? (its would all be under the…