Owner Builder Forum
kasra nedlandsOB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA
12 December 2018
Thanks!!! Same here just logged on and thought - I should really start to update this. I know exactly what you mean as there are so many items we are yet to finish and…
Mrs_PuddleduckRoss Squire kit - OB in Parkerville WA - Mood Boards!!!
1 October 2018
Just came across this thread and saw that you have clay and had to invert the leach drains and septics. Would you have any images of this? I've got my eye on a clayey…
StructuralBIMGuyEstimating your quantities? we can help =)
28 July 2018
Most Builders use BIM as a sales tool aka Design visualisation and to break down component costs but they will never share the breakdown cost with you as it's explicitly…
StructuralBIMGuyGetting the best Info, Data and use from a site/project
9 October 2017
The more information you put up the more precise the reply/answer , egs. use Photos, sketches and data (l/m , m2, m3,etc) This information is also used in rule-of-thumb…
NADTModified Camden supplied by PAAL homes
29 January 2017
Congratulations on moving into your beautiful home! What an amazing job you've done. We've looked through your posts quickly and great photos. Just one question ( and…
BuiltbyjaneBuilding Owner Builder in South Western Australia
16 January 2017
Hey just wondering how your project went/ is going? I'll be starting a owner build in Bridgetown this year, first time! Any local recommendations? Anyone to steer clear of? TIA
GabrielleReneeTradie recommendations Perth Hills
9 October 2016
Hey there, My partner is a quailed plumbing contractor, We recently started our own business called Banrock Pluming based out of Ellenbrook We should be able to help you…
browneLooking for supervisor for owner-builder project
4 May 2016
Hi All, We have decided to go down the OB route for our renovation and extension - 1905 house front remaining with modern extension on a western suburbs block. We have a…
StructuralBIMGuyBAL Bushfire Attack Level Ratings - anyone with experience?
21 February 2016
My advice is to get an all inclusive service that includes, design, simulations, engineering and all certificates.. ie, AS & NCC Code compliance, Energy, Structurals and…
manofausHow do I get engineering sign off on a deck? (Perth)
12 December 2015
Download a copy of the BCA 2015. It is free. It will tell you what you need to design to. All you need to do is show the council how you came to select the materials you…
StructuralBIMGuyDo awning windows for BAL 19 have to be toughened?
1 July 2015
You also might want to check with the Insurance Council of Aust They have a big say along with engineers australia, in setting standards.
BeetalooSteel frame or wood frame roof truss cost
25 April 2015
On my build, the supply cost of the roof trusses (timber) was insignificant in the overall build cost. i.e. $20/m2. I would choose the type of roof truss that best suits…
barkersontheblockAnyone purchased timber flooring direct from the mill?
1 March 2015
Hey Trixee I purchased some jarrah tongue and groove from a mill down south which I found to be better than what all the flooring places in Perth where trying to sell me…
mossydotsShed with ancillary accomodation - Struct Engineering etc
31 October 2014
Now that is a very practical suggestion Beetaloo, thank you.
WonkywalkerPerth Hills, Gidgegannup - Our Owner-build Journey
30 October 2014
Love your ensuite design and colours - the stepped bath is gorgeous!