Another homeowner who has owner built successfully

DANIEL BUTKOVICHADVICE EDITOR Building a house is a massive financial undertaking, with the average cost of constructing a new home reaching $286,843, according to data from the Housing Industry Association. It should come as no surprise then that many prospective home builders are looking to slash up to one-third of the construction costs by managing the project themselves. Building a house …

Rural bliss in Gundaroo

What a beautiful owner builder home, it just shows how owner builders take the time & effort to make there house a home. Lucy Bladen 29 Nov 2017, 12:27 p.m. News   An inspiring rural estate with rolling plains, flowing water and panoramic views has allowed owners Paul and Jacki Halliday to live in a state of rural bliss for …

  Owner Builders – Project Tools

Owner Builders Construction and Public Liability We all start off with the dream of how we ‘see’ our finished home looking. But if you do not use the right tools or buy the right insurance it could turn into the biggest nightmare of all time! QA Checklist Quality Assurance Checklist assists Owner Builders to:  Better understand the building process and building …

Building Contracts – Watch Out For!

While this article is written for homeowners ,it has  a number of very important points that owner builders need to be aware of when dealing with tradesmen.The most important point for an owner builder is `Use contracts to protect yourself` & `sign off on variations` read on………   If you are about to enter into, or have already entered into, …

Owner Builder Makes a Profit!

If you are thinking of owner building,this is what you can achieve when you plan your project,buy at the best price & choose the right trades but most importantly manage the project to get the outcome you desire.And as a bonus you are adding to your wealth by saving the builders margin. KATRINA CREER, Hills Shire Times October 18, 2017  …

Owner builders please note the following article!

HOME renovators and tradies are unknowingly putting themselves at risk of lung cancer by failing to protect against silica dust on the job site, the Cancer Council says. New estimates from the cancer charity suggest more than 230 cases of lung cancer each year are caused by exposure to silica dust, prompting warnings for tradespeople and DIY home renovators to …

Check your gutters!

If you are an owner builder  & renovating ,check to ensure your plumber is registered ,and do so when building a new home as well…   If the sound of rain on your roof is followed by the sound of a waterfall cascading down the side of your house, you could have a guttering problem.   Properly installed and maintained …

Legal Requirements for Owner Builders in Victoria

Owner builders have certain rights and duties incumbent upon them in Victoria. What do you need to know before building a residence in which you aim to live, also known as being an owner builder? An owner builder is someone intent on building their own home for the purposes of using the home as their own domestic dwelling. The owner …

Owner Builder Definitions

Owner builders & homeowners these definitions will help you understand the building process when dealing with the industry. Ant Capping –  Termite barrier (shield), usually of galvanised iron, placed over piers and dwarf walls to control the entry of termites. Arch – A structure of wedged shaped blocks, or square blocks with wedge shaped joints, over an opening so disposed …

Owner Builders Vic TAKE NOTICE

When building these are the main complaints and defects found by the Victorian Building Authority during its review of Victoria’s Building Regulations. The main complaint is building work in adjoining properties. This is your neighbour, complaining about your project, where your project or where your home renovation is situated on the block and damage to their property. Defective building work …