Owner Builder Forum
Building contract inclusions - deck oil
@ Milky_42 welcome to the forum Unless stated it's generally not included. Deck oiling and maintenance is something a lot of renovators do themselves There are some great…
Slab for garage - is engineer over engineering it?
when you build up to an easement the foundations have to be deeper and stronger so the relevant authority can dig the drain up without your garage falling down
Load bearing wall removal / Owner Builder options
Correct, there are no drawings available. That’s one of the steps I need to do. I’ve reached out to some structural engineers and a builder to get an idea of things.
VIC- question about carpenter needed for putting up the wall
karen5784 Your Carpenter should have Worker comp Insurance Make sure you check their insurance details are current and whats included. Also Fence off access to the build…
Tradies Contacts for Owner-Builder (Extension/Reno) Melbourn
i can recommend good trades but they arent budget trades
Does the designer involved much the building work after the
Hi Karen5784 You will need to check with your Local Council first generally you will require Plannings and Building Applications and documentation Designers generally deal…
Owner Builder for new townhouse development and existing hou
Hi StructuralBIMguy, I am gonna do an alteration which includes internal wall removal, partial demolition and extension. So I thought that is quite not a simple…
OB in Hume area - VIC. Fast forwarded + photo heavy
Thanks tradeup. Bought it from Mink Homewares - https://www.facebook.com/minkhomewares/ Diameter is 100cm.
Owner build-Kareen Hills..slowly landscaping continues :)
Hi, Read that you got Thermann evacuated tubes solar hot water system with electric backup. Just wondering how you are going with it? You still happy with it? Our plumber…
2 nd owner builder application within 5 years
If any State was going to be flexible about this, it would only be Victoria. Other States are much stricter and I'd say there's no chance of getting approval. I'm really…
have you ever heard 'timber truss solution' in Melbourne
I would be concern about other issue like timber expansion / shrinkage due to conditions of the actual site. ie: moisture. These are things that might not be prepared…
solar hot water system or rainwater tank?
Have a look at Sanden heat pump hotwater. Not cheap but you can run them from a solar panel or mains(only draw 1kw when heating). Reviews seem to be very good as well.…
should I apply for building permit with a private building s
People said local council is more responsible than private building surveyor, and more cost reduction, is that true? I am concerned that there are several points which…
do I need any permission to remove my roof and some walls?
He can start on whats existing, just not on the extension part until permit is given..
OB initial stages
Hi, for Victoria owner-builders, the VBA have added a quite detailed process here : http://www.vba.vic.gov.au/consumers/owner-builders You can also contact them on 1300…
License Number of the Architectural plan
That's common practice sucking in new home owners with pictures & renderings of what it looks like..which incidentally is worthless without certification & compliance.It…
OB KDR Pseudo French Provincial Style Melb S/E Suburbs
Very exciting! So looking forward to seeing your plans and build