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Kew NSW
Joined 25 February 2018
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10 d10 dpowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Now that I have finished work down in Sydney, later than expected, I can get stuck into work on the house. I expect to be working more or less full…

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2 months2 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Thanks kks and s4s. I think I will do more research and try and work out what i need it for etc. I was told this Bosch has…

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2 months2 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Well, I am back on site now, having finished up my full-time work in Sydney. I still have a couple of trips back for completion activities, but now at…

3 months3 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

I am working full time in Sydney until end August, then part time as required over the following two months.
During that time I'll come back and put in the order…

3 months3 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

So I took some time off from work and whipped up north so I could get my stuff out of storage after two years in a container and a half…

3 months3 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Thanks KKS. Got a bit more to tell, but I will do the next instalment over the weekend. I can't wait until I start putting up frames and…

3 months3 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Ok, so things have moved along a bit while I have been busy down in Sydney in my un-retired state. Cameron finished off the bathroom and set about cleaning up…

4 months4 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

So things have been progressing well. Apart from more rain. Which slowed things down a bit. But in between showers, Cameron and the crew were able to…

4 months4 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

And it rains more........ I hear a bloke down the road is building a very big boat and has lots of pairs of animals in his back yard! …

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4 months4 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Then Cameron the builder started work in brilliant sunshine. Preparing the site for digging the footings and pouring the slabs, then erecting the shed. Trensching for the water and electrics…

4 months4 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Oh dear, more delays in keeping you informed. This work thing sure gets in the way of a comfortable retirement and owner building!
Anyway, as agreed, in my absence the sparky,…

Am I crazy?  OB near Port Macquarie
5 months5 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

So progress at last. At this stage, the CC had not been approved but no problems had been encountered either. Being on the north coast, I had to…

5 months5 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Sorry I I have been off the air for a while - things have progressed but also there have been a few changes.
Firstly, I received the Construction Certificate from the…

9 months9 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Hi All
I have achieved another early milestone. . I have a NSW Owner Builder's permit. I am excited too Woohoo!!!
Also, I sent out my…

9 months9 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Hi fredgassit
You can do a search for NSW Owner Builder Course and find various options.
I will try to send you a direct message with the provider I used,…

9 months9 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

I am now starting the process of prepping for the actual build. Here's what I am working on:

Gettting my OB licence, hopefully today. In NSW at least, you…

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9 months9 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Will happily share when available.
BTW, it is a temperate climate here, I am not trying to build to a particular rating but the NATHERS assessment was purely to get…

9 months9 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

BTW, I am the Constuction Project Manager, Owner Builder, Quantity Surveyor, builder and labourer (with experienced friends), payer and resident. And I am fussy, committed and crazy enough to…

9 months9 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

SBG - not quite sure what your points are here. The renderings with associated documents submitted are part of the NATHERS assessment (done by an energy rating consultancy) and…

9 months9 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

StructuralBIMGuy. Thanks for your comments. I will respond as best I can.
1. My designer, after 20 years in the business a seems to be well aware of…

9 months9 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Some block pics:

From the road, before driveway was bitumenised by the developer. He likes to do things thoroughly.Area to left has now largely been filled and levelled to building…

9 months9 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Thanks for your comments SteveMc. The previous version of the house looked a bit dull, so that's why the designer came up with the idea of the slanted posts and…

9 months9 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

And here is a view of the house:

And...

9 months9 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

OK, so now I am going to try to post the plans.
Firstly the block plan The block is 6000sq m. I am building a 10.5mx 12m shed…

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9 months9 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

So, a bit about me. I am not:
a tradie - I'm a former public servant, managment consultant and have ome project managment background as well, not directly related to…

9 months9 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Thanks Bruce. And good luck to you too. I really think that you need a challenge to make you grow, learn and get out of bed each day. I…

9 months9 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Hi everyone. I have been a lurker here for a while. I am amazed by the challenges that OBs here take on, particularly with difficult sites in lodistant…

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