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11 years11 yearsjezzcbjezzcb posted:
Are we being unrealistic?

Thank, Matt and Allan. :D
Those two posts have really helped me with a lot of my confusion.
So site costs would not include such…

11 years11 yearsjezzcbjezzcb posted:
Costs after land and house

Or perhaps someone could point me in the direction of an owner builder's journal on the web which lists each step they had to take including costs of each step.
I…

11 years11 yearsjezzcbjezzcb posted:
Owner builder preparing for stumps

I think stumps would be best for us as the blocks of land we are looking at have slight slopes plus I want all the plumbing etc to be accessible.…

11 years11 yearsjezzcbjezzcb posted:
Are we being unrealistic?

OK. Here is the dumbest question in this thread. :oops:
What are "site costs" exactly?
Jezz

11 years11 yearsjezzcbjezzcb posted:
Bath tub set into the floor

Thanks everyone for your replies. They all make a lot of sense.
Jezz

11 years11 yearsjezzcbjezzcb posted:
Getting a new design past council and others

Apparantly there are no local drafters in the area we are planing to build. Can anybody recommend a good drafter in Tas? Does the drafter have to be in Tasmania…

11 years11 yearsjezzcbjezzcb posted:
Costs after land and house

I understand that each property is different but if I could get a few examples of other people's experiences that would be great. Simply take your total cost of your…

11 years11 yearsjezzcbjezzcb posted:
Costs after land and house

This is a question for anyone who has owner built on a vacant block of land in a residential area.
About how much did you have to pay after the building…

11 years11 yearsjezzcbjezzcb posted:
Bath tub set into the floor

I'm not to sure what the actual term is for it. I was wondering if anybody has seen bathtubs that are built into the floor so the top of the…

11 years11 yearsjezzcbjezzcb posted:
Insurances

To those who have gone down the path of owner building, can anybody give me some ideas on what the insurances have cost you, including home warranty insurance?
Thanks all…

11 years11 yearsjezzcbjezzcb posted:
Preparing a budget

Ok, so I have had a bit of a look around at prices for a lot of the items mentioned.
So, after the cost of the land and the materials for…

11 years11 yearsjezzcbjezzcb posted:
Soil tests and surveys

If I am not getting a builder to build my house who can I get to do the soil test and survey? Does anybody have any idea what they would…

11 years11 yearsjezzcbjezzcb posted:
Getting a new design past council and others

Ok, thanks again for all the help. I think I know how I will go about this part of the process now.

11 years11 yearsjezzcbjezzcb posted:
Stumps or slabs

Thanks everyone for your replies. They were very helpful. :D

11 years11 yearsjezzcbjezzcb posted:
Owner builder courses

I plan to be an owner builder in Tas where I believe we do not need to pass a course. However, I still want to do a course without taking…

11 years11 yearsjezzcbjezzcb posted:
Getting a new design past council and others

I could copy them off websites but was not sure if I might get into hot water with copyright.
My thought was that maybe some architect company sold building plans that…

11 years11 yearsjezzcbjezzcb posted:
Getting a new design past council and others

We are planning on designing our own place and we will be needing to get a draftsman to finalize our simple plans. But is it possible to get the council…

11 years11 yearsjezzcbjezzcb posted:
Stumps or slabs

What is the difference between the two? Is one cheaper than the other?
Thanks
Jezz

11 years11 yearsjezzcbjezzcb posted:
Plumbers and electricians

Thanks for all the replies.
I still think I have confused some people with my original question. I don't want to avoid using electricians and plumbers at all because I don't…

11 years11 yearsjezzcbjezzcb posted:
Preparing a budget

This is the list of costs I have so far (not in any particular order). What am I missing?
• Draftsman costs
• Land purchase
• Materials for house
• Owner builder license fee?
• Surveys
• Soil test
• Site costs
• Council fees
• Power connection
• Telephone…

11 years11 yearsjezzcbjezzcb posted:
Plumbers and electricians

Ok, so it looks like my best bet is to approach a number of plumbers and electricians and see what the difference is between them.
Thanks so much for the…

11 years11 yearsjezzcbjezzcb posted:
Plumbers and electricians

Thanks for your reply, Allan. This is the kind of info I was after.
I mention about them wanting to do jobs that they don't need to do because I have…

11 years11 yearsjezzcbjezzcb posted:
Plumbers and electricians

Thanks for the help. :lol:
I understand all that you have said already, it's obvious. My question was about how far I can go before I must…

11 years11 yearsjezzcbjezzcb posted:
Plumbers and electricians

What do we need plumbers and electricians for exactly?
For example, if we already have everything we need for the bathroom can we install the bath, toilet and vanity ourselves?…

11 years11 yearsjezzcbjezzcb posted:
Preparing a budget

Thanks Fiona.
Keep them coming everybody. I am writing everything down and will be making a lot of phone calls. Please don't let me miss anything. :?

11 years11 yearsjezzcbjezzcb posted:
Preparing a budget

Just to clarify, I am not asking for any price estimates, I just need to know what costs am I likely to come across while I build my house. Then…

11 years11 yearsjezzcbjezzcb posted:
Preparing a budget

As I have mentioned in another post, we are planning on designing and building our own home ourselves in Tas.
What we are needing to do now is put together…

11 years11 yearsjezzcbjezzcb posted:
What are all the steps involved when building a new house?

Had a look at a couple of the courses available for potential owner builders such as
http://www.buildingcentre.com/courses/o ... mendations
Would this kind of course provide me with…

11 years11 yearsjezzcbjezzcb posted:
What are all the steps involved when building a new house?

Thanks very much for your replies.
I will get my hands on those books. Are these books available in web form? If anybody has any other online info I can…

11 years11 yearsjezzcbjezzcb posted:
What are all the steps involved when building a new house?

Thanks very much for your reply Casa.
A lot of that information is very helpful. I just need some more info on the construction side as we plan to be owner…

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