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Owner builder project management software ?

Owner builder project management software ?

Would suggest Buildertrend-as a one off, if you can get all the ISO standards installed to match products from your takeoff-and quotations

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Intellichoice
Mar 09, 2019 5:38 am
Intellichoice
Ardo
Ardo
15 January

Double top plate on top on interior wall frames

Double top plate on top on interior wall frames

AFAIK all truss systems are designed to sag. The designer would specify which walls are load bearing and which walls are partition walls. You could just use 45mm top…

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Ardo
Jan 15, 2019 6:53 pm
Intellichoice
Intellichoice
14 December 2018

Taking Over A partially completed build as an Owner Builder

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…

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Intellichoice
Dec 14, 2018 3:53 pm
Intellichoice
judefer
judefer
13 September 2018

Macleay Island 7 Star

Macleay Island 7 Star

I am now working to close off the garage/ workshop area under the house. Firstly I sealed off the concrete floor with paving paint from Crystal Paints (top place for…

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judefer
Sep 13, 2018 9:02 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
19 May 2018

Owner builder process

Owner builder process

easiest path is for draftsman to take you to DA approval, and get you a construction certificate. here in sydney you can find some draftman who can do this for under 10k.

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 19, 2018 3:15 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Twinklestarfish
Twinklestarfish
4 February 2017

Total Beginner: Where To Start?

Total Beginner: Where To Start?

Thanks for the reply :) we did get a little info from the estate agents in the area, and hoping for a reply from the council next week.

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Twinklestarfish
Feb 04, 2017 10:19 am
Lodzau
Lodzau
27 December 2016

Homecorp

Homecorp

Has anyone heard of or dealt with Homecorp?

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Lodzau
Dec 27, 2016 1:00 pm
kbad
kbad
8 November 2016

Hi

Hi

Hi my name is Karl moved back to North Queensland after a long absence in the North and West of Aus, renovated our double brick home south of Perth before selling, have…

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kbad
Nov 08, 2016 8:01 am
kbad
mccjus80
mccjus80
2 November 2016

Considering owner builder

Considering owner builder

We are going to embark on doing an OB.. we built 3 times with project builder ...i think it is achievable to OB...within a set budget..eg builder price is what u may pay…

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mccjus80
Nov 02, 2016 8:23 pm
gommeqld
gommeqld
19 June 2016

Cost estimate for electrical work

Cost estimate for electrical work

Thanks BooY. That's exactly what I'm after and a rough guess is good enough. Like I said, I don't expect people to spend their valuable time in reviewing lots of details…

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gommeqld
Jun 19, 2016 12:06 pm

Water Tank got installed today, Should be getting water tomorrow or monday morning :)

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BooY
Jun 11, 2016 7:09 pm
BooY
bpratt
bpratt
4 June 2016

OB in Logan, Qld. Question regarding Certification

OB in Logan, Qld. Question regarding Certification

I had a certifier from New Beith do mine, no problems at all.

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bpratt
Jun 04, 2016 5:38 pm
gommeqld
gommeqld
7 May 2016

Which building materials suppliers in Mackay QLD ?

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…

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gommeqld
May 07, 2016 1:37 pm
Keffufal
Keffufal
29 April 2016

Colourbond shed house - SEQLD

Colourbond shed house - SEQLD

Good luck with your plans, the long thin house design sounds like it will suit your long, thin block. I also did most of my pricing from the bunnings website, but am…

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Keffufal
Apr 29, 2016 8:07 pm
Keffufal
Keffufal
Keffufal
28 April 2016

My Owner Build

My Owner Build
1, 2

Love watching your progress, how long has it been since you started? Also I was wondering if you had previous experience with tiling etc. as I am thinking it looks a bit…

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Keffufal
Apr 28, 2016 1:30 pm
Keffufal
Joker
Joker
20 April 2016

excavation and retaining wall approximate costs

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…

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Joker
Apr 20, 2016 10:43 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
16 March 2016

How difficult to build a DIY kit home?

How difficult to build a DIY kit home?

We looked at Zego as an alternative to Besser blocks for our lower storey after a client told me that they had considered it for their build. I still get emails from the…

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Stewie D
Mar 16, 2016 7:49 am
efficient design
efficient design
13 February 2016

STRUCTURAL INSULATED PANELS (SIPS) Owner Builder friendly

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…

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efficient design
Feb 13, 2016 1:43 pm
efficient design
efficient design
13 February 2016

Structural insulated panel (SIP) supplier or designer in QLD

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…

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efficient design
Feb 13, 2016 1:19 pm
qebtel
qebtel
12 February 2016

Issues with EZYhomes kit home

Issues with EZYhomes kit home

Thanks for posting. Shocking attitude from a company, clearly do not want accept any responsibility and clearly dont want repeat business. It is suicide. These issues…

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qebtel
Feb 12, 2016 2:45 pm
gommeqld
gommeqld
7 February 2016

Cost of working drawings, etc in QLD

Cost of working drawings, etc in QLD

Thanks Booy that is helpful. I read your other thread on your build - congratulations. Looks like you have everything under control.

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gommeqld
Feb 07, 2016 7:28 pm
qebtel
qebtel
2 October 2015

Building verified in Townsville

Building verified in Townsville

What would you…

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qebtel
Oct 02, 2015 12:58 pm
JB1
JB1
27 September 2015

Thoughts on owner building around the gold coast

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…

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JB1
Sep 27, 2015 3:31 am
bpratt
bpratt
23 August 2015

Owner building in Jimboomba

Owner building in Jimboomba
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Retaining walls and front fences that store rain water - seems impossible doesn't…

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bpratt
Aug 23, 2015 11:20 am
OB_Dean
OB_Dean
18 August 2015

Owner Builder Course Brisbane (Northside)

Owner Builder Course Brisbane (Northside)

Thanks Qebtel, I have now enrolled for the Tafe on line course. All systems go!!

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OB_Dean
Aug 18, 2015 8:47 am

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…

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barkersontheblock
Apr 21, 2015 2:04 am
33amc
33amc
21 March 2015

Sealing Yellow Tongue from the weather

Sealing Yellow Tongue from the weather

Yes, there are some decent metal screws out there that really carve through decent metal. I'm not an OB, I'm a Builder with a genuine interest in the building industry…

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33amc
Mar 21, 2015 7:49 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
16 November 2014

Need help with lentil positioning and size in frame opening

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…

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Stewie D
Nov 16, 2014 1:22 pm
ST13
ST13
3 July 2014

Filling a site behind retaining wall

Filling a site behind retaining wall

110m3 is around 11 truckloads of fill to be supplied. Each load of fill is going to cost you $200 - $300. There's $2 - $3k there and that's…

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ST13
Jul 03, 2014 10:29 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
29 June 2014

Hiring a licensed builder for my design and documentation

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…

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Stewie D
Jun 29, 2014 11:10 am
Keffufal
Keffufal
9 April 2014

wide span kit homes

wide span kit homes

I know this is a few years old, but wondering if you have made progress and built yet? We have bought land and are now just deciding what exactly to build on it, trying to…

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Keffufal
Apr 09, 2014 1:12 pm
Keffufal
Nimisha
Nimisha
28 February 2014

Private Certifier costs ???????? is this right

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…

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Nimisha
Feb 28, 2014 4:59 pm
Fatman
Fatman
18 February 2014

New Build, Good Score OB an Aussie retreat steel kit

New Build, Good Score OB an Aussie retreat steel kit
1, 2

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…

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Fatman
Feb 18, 2014 7:02 pm
Fatman
manofaus
manofaus
5 January 2014

20 or 25mm water meter on trickle feed supply

20 or 25mm water meter on trickle feed supply

Note: Not all pipe is measured on the outside. If the description was 20NB it would mean 20mm nominal bore.... (Gal pipe)

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manofaus
Jan 05, 2014 6:29 pm
manofaus
qebtel
qebtel
2 December 2013

methodology used in conducting a site survey

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…

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qebtel
Dec 02, 2013 7:33 am
tgilbert
tgilbert
14 July 2013

Anyone used Sarwood ShedsnHomes?

Anyone used Sarwood ShedsnHomes?

Hi all, we are prospective first-time kit home builders and looking around at various options. One that's caught our eye is sarwood.com.au who trade as ShedsnHomes. Seem…

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tgilbert
Jul 14, 2013 2:44 pm
TinaG
TinaG
16 April 2013

Final cost of off-grid infrastructure - our breakdown.

Final cost of off-grid infrastructure - our breakdown.

Interesting, thanks for sharing. So you have a PV system with batteries, is that correct?

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TinaG
Apr 16, 2013 3:49 pm
greenify
greenify
26 February 2013

Newbie..... needing some pointing in the right direction...

Newbie..... needing some pointing in the right direction...

Get your finances under control before you start committing costs :D

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greenify
Feb 26, 2013 5:31 pm
Delton05
Delton05
27 January 2013

OB Timber Framed House - How waterproof does it have to be?

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…

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Delton05
Jan 27, 2013 5:04 pm
jnk40
jnk40
15 December 2012

Kit home - roof insulation

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…

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jnk40
Dec 15, 2012 11:05 am
jnk40
sj_peatey
sj_peatey
5 December 2012

quick question - re decking vs concrete patio $$

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…

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sj_peatey
Dec 05, 2012 1:28 pm
cooter1
cooter1
3 December 2012

Woodend Build - Now with Plans, Thoughts..

Woodend Build - Now with Plans, Thoughts..

Thanks for the feedback. Have been getting a few indications of price, anywhere between $1500 and $2250 per square metre.

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cooter1
Dec 03, 2012 2:31 pm
kexkez
kexkez
8 November 2012

What finish to concrete floor.

What finish to concrete floor.

years ago a work friend had the concrete in the main living area of the house stained ( like driveway stain) when the slab was laid. they planned to eventually put down…

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kexkez
Nov 08, 2012 9:29 am
kexkez
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jnk40
Oct 31, 2012 10:25 pm
jnk40
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firebird
Oct 31, 2012 8:52 pm
jnk40
jnk40
18 October 2012

Verandah set down - 50, 75 or 100mm??

Verandah set down - 50, 75 or 100mm??

Thanks Belial, much obliged. John

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jnk40
Oct 18, 2012 5:11 pm
jnk40
rnb design
rnb design
1 June 2012

owner builder, building a duplex, First project

owner builder, building a duplex, First project

Have you thought of town planning requirements?

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rnb design
Jun 01, 2012 6:34 pm
matt240k
matt240k
1 May 2012

termite stickers

termite stickers

Hi. My certifier has told me I need termite stickers under the sink and in the meter box, and told me "you buy them from the MBA fro 70 cents each." well that's not quite…

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matt240k
May 01, 2012 12:11 pm
Matymoo
Matymoo
14 March 2012

Shed/Garage:- Brisbane City Council

Shed/Garage:- Brisbane City Council

Hi all. I've just purchased a block in Bracken Ridge and will start building in a few months. It's a corner block so I'd like to eventually put a garage/shed at the back…

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Matymoo
Mar 14, 2012 6:36 pm
Matymoo
Delton05
Delton05
10 February 2012

Estimating-Temp Power, Fencing, & Loo

Estimating-Temp Power, Fencing, & Loo

No. I'm not after that type of large-holed barrier.... though the price is right. What I've seen on building sites is a green, shadecloth-like, tightly weaved barrier…

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Delton05
Feb 09, 2012 11:00 pm

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