Owner Builder Forum
ArdoDouble 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…
IntellichoiceTaking Over A partially completed build as an Owner Builder
14 December 2018
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…
bprattOB in Logan, Qld. Question regarding Certification
4 June 2016
I had a certifier from New Beith do mine, no problems at all.
gommeqldWhich building materials suppliers in Mackay QLD ?
7 May 2016
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…
Jokerexcavation and retaining wall approximate costs
20 April 2016
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…
Stewie DHow difficult to build a DIY kit home?
16 March 2016
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…
efficient designSTRUCTURAL INSULATED PANELS (SIPS) Owner Builder friendly
13 February 2016
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…
efficient designStructural insulated panel (SIP) supplier or designer in QLD
13 February 2016
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…
JB1Thoughts on owner building around the gold coast
27 September 2015
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…
barkersontheblockAttaching hardwood decking to steel joists
21 April 2015
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…
Stewie DNeed help with lentil positioning and size in frame opening
16 November 2014
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…
Stewie DHiring a licensed builder for my design and documentation
29 June 2014
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…
NimishaPrivate Certifier costs ???????? is this right
28 February 2014
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…
FatmanNew Build, Good Score OB an Aussie retreat steel kit
18 February 2014
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…
qebtelmethodology used in conducting a site survey
2 December 2013
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…
TinaGFinal cost of off-grid infrastructure - our breakdown.
16 April 2013
Interesting, thanks for sharing. So you have a PV system with batteries, is that correct?
greenifyNewbie..... needing some pointing in the right direction...
26 February 2013
Get your finances under control before you start committing costs
Delton05OB Timber Framed House - How waterproof does it have to be?
27 January 2013
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…
jnk40Kit home - roof insulation
15 December 2012
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…
sj_peateyquick question - re decking vs concrete patio $$
5 December 2012
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…
Delton05Website/s where suppliers can bid for OB listings?
16 January 2012
Fortunately for the consumer, the retail front model that has made him $1B+ off the toil of hardworking Aussies is fast going the way of the dinosaurs ... no wonder he is…