Resources

Invaluable Owner Builder Resources critical for your journey

Project Schedule

Posted by on 20 Dec 2012 | 0 comments

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Our scaffolding costs $16,000 for 8 weeks and every week after was going to cost $1,500 per week. It was essential that I had the different trades (carpenter, roof plumber, painter, texture coating) in and out as quickly as possible. To run any owner builder project successfully a good schedule is critical. COMING SOON is a schedule which has over 300 key tasks for every owner builder project. It will save you time and I personally guarantee you it will save you money.

Owner Builder Template Pack

Posted by on 18 Dec 2012 | 2 comments

To run your Owner Builder Project successfully and in a professional manner you will require tools.  In this pack are the following templates:- Daily Log Risk Register Issues Register Feasibility study Council Checklist Quote Request Quote Acceptance Materials Register Trades Register Variation Form Contractor Agreement Labour Hire Agreement Pack will be ready August/September 2013..

Owner Builder Book Volume 1 – Our Journey

Posted by on 25 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

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One of the major talking points of the 2012 London Olympics was how so many venues had empty seats. The 2016 Rio Olympics team are learning great lessons from London’s organization of the Games and are promising to tackle the problem of empty seats by trying out a new alert system. Your Owner Builder Project is no different and by using lessons learnt from other projects you will save time and money. COMING IN FEBRUARY 2013 – A book with over 100 tips and lessons learnt.  Learn how I dealt with:- our feasibility study; obtaining meaningful quotes; negotiating a better price; when...

Owner Builder Book Volume 2 – Being an Owner Builder

Posted by on 23 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

The owner builder journey needs to start with educating yourself on all aspects.  Part 2 provides you with all the information about being an owner builder including, but not limited to:- your legal responsibilities; insurances you require; licenses you require; building industry information; courses you will need to attend; the role of each tradesperson; and skills you will need to develop to run your project successfully. COMING SOON….

Owner Builder Book Volume 3 – Step by Step Guide

Posted by on 21 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

To run a successful owner builder it is about implementing good project management methodology which provides you with the tools to help you keep control over the materials and tradespeople to ensure everything happens in the right sequence and in a timely manner.   Volume 3 provides you with a step by step guide and gives you the knowledge to run your Owner Builder Project as a professional Project Manager.

Building and Residential Design Codes

Posted by on 1 Oct 2012 | 0 comments

When you design your house it needs to comply with building and residential codes.  Below is an explanation about how the different departments fit together. Australian Building Code Board The board is responsible for developing and managing a uniform, national approach to building codes and building standards.  Web site: www.abcb.com.au   Building Residential Codes Your local Council has the ability under the Local Government Act to release Local Planning Policies.  When building your home you have to comply with:- the Building Residential Codes; and any policies your local...