Just be careful cyob it's a specialised field getting it set up right.
Re: OB tradie recommendations Melbourne63
Jun 17, 2014 11:42 am
Not that Im aware of adbodnar - myself and a few others were OBs around the same time period and I thought it would be a handy resource. Im glad to see that its still useful now to those in Melbourne
We have been in our home for about 2.5 years now - it was a long, tiring, stressful journey. Its not completely over yet, but thats mainly due to my cabinet making husband continually telling me that I dont pay him to do work on our house But they're small things like minor bedroom wardrobe and linen cupboard fitouts. I pestered him this morning about it actually
Good luck with your build everyone!
Ill try and update the original post with the tradesman we were happy with later tonight - Im sure theres a few I might not have put up yet
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Re: OB tradie recommendations Melbourne64
Jul 03, 2014 4:01 am
Is there something like this for Sydney?
Imagine what !
I came to this thread to post exactly the same question and saw someone already did that !
I reckon we could start a thread for Sydney, what do you say Sydney-siders ??
Edit: There is now: Tradie recommendations Sydney
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Re: OB tradie recommendations Melbourne65
May 25, 2016 9:24 pm
Just wrapping up my owner build. Took me 18months, but very happy with the end result. It has been an epic journey. Thought I would help out my trades who helped me out, by referring them on to the forum. All the guys I got were basically small operators, who did the majority of the work themselves, rather than run apprentices through my site. Here goes:
Michael Davis – Plumber. The lynchpin to this operation, he gave me all his trade contacts, so I knew that I was getting quality work. Was always happy to give advice and was a great circuit breaker when the stress got too much. Champion bloke. http://southeasternplumbing.net.au/
Andrew Goland – Electrician. Referred by Michael Davis. Uber professional guy, and makes a point of calling you back and keeping great communication. Quality of work was top notch, and was more than happy to work with an owner builder. http://golandelectrical.com.au/
Matt Pancari – Framer. Top bloke, and stick built my attic roof for only $300! Fearless on the top plates too. Was more than happy to help me out on site and make recommendations, and the frame was great. firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben Eichner – Brickie. Despite being a Richmond diehard, he’s great value. No job too hard. All the other brickies were complaining when they came out to site, but Ben said No problem. Did a great job on my blended bricks and flush joints and was super flexible, working in with my schedule. Took great pride in his work. Referred by Matt Pancari. email@example.com
Paul Oliveira – Render. Referred by Michael Davis. Good, honest Portuguese bloke, who loves Nandos chicken. Again, takes pride in his work, and looks after his team, so they look after him. firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Zampichelli – Jaydee Steel. Prompt, punctual and happy to help out. email@example.com
Glen Pilon – Roof gutters. firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Bryan – Waterproofer email@example.com
Peter Saris – Tiler firstname.lastname@example.org
Springvale Kitchens http://www.springvalekitchencentre.com.au/
Glen Clark Solar email@example.com
Tony Church – Plaster firstname.lastname@example.org
Petro Mavroidakos – Concrete email@example.com
EzyAir for split systems
Coldflow for evap
I ran out of puff at the end, getting sick of saying they are a top bloke! But really, all the guys I used were top blokes, and I certainly recommend them.
Re: OB tradie recommendations Melbourne66
May 26, 2016 8:03 am
Does anyone have tradie recommendations for either the northwestern suburbs or Macedon ranges? We'll be building on acreage with no town water, gas, or sewage, with a long mains power run and large solar install. Would be good for the electrician and plumber to have experience dealing with this stuff.
Re: OB tradie recommendations Melbourne67
Jul 14, 2016 2:21 pm
can anyone please urgently reccomend a plumber for a small job in northern suburbs of melbourne.
we need to have our sweage capped as we and in the process of building a new house and have just knocked down.
Re: OB tradie recommendations Melbourne69
Feb 28, 2017 8:15 pm
I figured as I asked for recommendations a while back, I'd give some of my own. We're still trying to find a concreter (I've made another post about that), but we've had great work done so far from our excavator and drainage guy working on our waste treatment plant.
Damien Forrest- Forrests Earth Works (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Daniel Alford- Alford Drainage (email@example.com)
If anyone else can recommend a good concreter in the west or northwest of Melbourne let me know.