The 25 Steps To Owner Building
The following guide has been designed to walk you through the construction process. This is not a detailed construction manual of each specific trade; it is an overview of the entire process of building a home. This guide may refer to more detailed manuals for the owner builder who wishes to take a more "hands on" approach to construction.
Step 1. Home Design.
Step 2. Finance.
Step 4. Council Approvals.
Step 5. Construction Program.
Step 6. Site Preparation.
Step 7. Profiling.
Step 9. Council Inspection.
Step 11. Wall Frames.
Step 12. Roof Trusses.
Step 13. Roofing.
Step 14. Eaves and Gables.
Step 15. Services Contractors.
Step 16. Fittings and Doors.
Step 17. External Cladding.
Step 18. Internal linings.
Step 19. Mouldings.
Step 20. PC (Personal Choice) Items.
Step 21. Tiling.
Step 22. Plumbing.
Step 23. Painting.
Step 24. Electrical.
Step 25. Final inspections.
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Yes. All standard plans can be modified to suit your needs. You can change the number of rooms, increase or decrease the size of the house or if you prefer, you can bring your own plans for costing. more »
A full inclusions list can be found here. In general however, the kit includes all materials required for lockup but does not include on-site labour, transport and delivery charges, site survey, site clearing, PC items, concrete for footings, Electrical and plumbing etc. more »
Delivery areas include all Australian states and territories. Arrangements can also be made for international deliveries excluding some countries. more »
As an owner builder/manager you are effectively cutting out the builder and therefore should make a saving of 20% to 30%. If you choose to be more hands on and undertake some of the manual tasks such as erecting the walls and roof trusses, installing windows, doors and painting the internal and externals etc, your savings will be increased further. more »
The process to obtain an owner builders permit is usually very straight forward. There are a few requirements and depending on which state you are building in, may also require you to undergo a short course (usually a weekend course), either online or at a training school. In most states a small application fee is payable. Click here for more owner builder information. more »
Yes. Cyclonic kits can be purchased at an additional cost. These kits are manufactured with extra reinforcements that will make then suitable for areas prone to cyclones. All standard kits can be upgraded to cyclonic kits. All standard kits can be manufactured to meet with the cyclonic rating required for your area. more »
This is determined by the size of the home. Generally we can have the kit on site within three to five weeks from time of ordering. more »
The entire kit can be delivered to your site in a shipping container, or part container and part by truck. Delivery can also be made in stages upon request. It is up to you what is more suited to your build plan. more »
This depends upon the amount of labour and skill level. As a guide, a non-skilled owner builder can erect frames and roof trusses for an average size home in two to three days then the remainder of the build is similar to that of normal build times. A smaller kit can be built to lock up within a month. Larger, more complex homes will take longer. You should allow ten to twelve weeks on site for an average home. more »