Dec 29, 2018 11:19 am
I am at the early stages of looking at building an extension on my current home. It’s a Californian Bungalow and will only be one level and at the back.
My question is, my brother is a builder who is based in the UK. I want him to do the work, I want him for a few reasons, one because I know him and it will be nice to have him live with me for a few weeks. But also the massive saving of not having to pay him to do the work. I will only have to buy the materials.
Is this possible? If so how would I go about it?
Appreciate any help.
Re: Building an extension VIC2
Jan 24, 2019 3:34 pm
I'm only in the early stages and will hopefully apply for a building permit in the next few weeks. But from what I've learned so far if you want to go Owner Builder then you cant allocate all the work to one person like your brother. It may be more straightforward to employ him as a labourer and pay as you go (or not even employ him if he's doing it for free). But if your brother can do the work, and has a building licence, then it may be easier to just get him do it without going down the owner builder path. The cost will be about the same.
Re: Building an extension VIC3
Jan 29, 2019 6:42 pm
You can allocate it all to one person if you want as an owner builder, but they must be licensed to do the work that requires a licence, plumbing, gas fitting and electrical. Most carpenter type construction does not require a licence. When you apply for a construction certificate whatever you specify must be constructed to the letter.
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