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How to be a successful Owner Builder & Renovator Edition 8
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This manual is intended firstly to give the owner builder a panoramic view of owner building and house construction. Secondly it also provides a detailed understanding of how to manage a house building site and perform some common trade skills. 

The key for the Owner Builder to be successful and to finish the project with definite savings having been achieved is to gain as much knowledge on the subject as possible before commencement. It is far better to begin negotiations with the subcontractors and manufacturers without sounding too green on the subject. 

A tradesperson's skill is revealed in the speed with which he can perform the task and still maintain a good quality finish without 'new chum' blunders. In having a go who knows what submerged talents or skills may float to the surface? There is nothing to compare with the satisfaction of laying your first bricks or blocks straight and level let alone the thrill of surveying a complete wall built by one's own hands. In attempting carpentry skills there is nothing like the pleasure of learning to use those tools one thought mistakenly belong only in the hands of a Master Craftsperson. 

Don't be discouraged by your first failure. It is surprising how quickly you will learn to saw straight and measure accurately. Remember even tradespeople make 'measuring' foulups. Also don't forget a degree of patience must be exercised when learning anything new. 

This manual How to be a Successful Owner Builder & Renovator is cross referenced to The Australian House Building Manual. The companion manual covers the detailed on-site procedures from foundations through to the roof and framing. Overlapping of information has been limited to areas which were necessary for each book to retain its integrity should a reader not have access to both manuals. 

 

Drawings: Black & White
Units of Measurement: Metric

Contents

  • Author's Notes & Instructions
  • Australian Owner Builder Regulations
  • Becoming a SuccessfuI Owner Builder
  • Methods of Owner Building
  • Quick Building Program
  • Functions of the Owner Builder
  • The Public Relations Role
  • What is Involved in Being an Owner Builder
  • Selling the Owner Built House

Successful Planning

  • Selecting the SiteHouses Styles
  • Designing the House
  • Deciding Which Materials to Use

Understanding House Construction

  • House Construction Types
  • Understanding Foundations & Footings
  • Weatherboard Houses /Timber Framing
  • Brick Veneer House Construction
  • Cavity Brick House Construction
  • Concrete Block Masonry Construction
  • Building Fireplaces & Chimneys

 

Extensions & Renovations

  • Tackling Renovations & Additions
  • Siting an Extension
  • Joining New Floors to Old
  • Timber Wall Framing
  • Joining Timber Walls to Brick
  • Extending a Brick Veneer House
  • A Quick & Easy Extension
  • Extending a Weatherboard House
  • Joining Weatherboards
  • Additions to Roofs
  • Adding a Verandah or Carport
  • Carport Construction
  • Buying a House to Renovate
  • Raising up a House

Managing the Job & Ordering Materials

  • Job Management
  • Concrete
  • Ordering Timber
  • Storing Materials
  • Having Plans Drawn
  • Estimating Totals
  • Ready To Start Building

Extra Building Know How

  • Building Interior Arches Using Gyprock
  • Bricklaying
  • Kitchen Cupboard Construction

Identifying Improper Building Practices & Common Problems

  • Foundations & Footings
  • Concrete Slab Floor Preparation
  • Brickwork
  • Brick Veneer Construction
  • Cavity Brick
  • Concrete Block Masonry
  • Carpentry
  • Sheet Metal Roofing
  • Plumber & Drainer
  • Electrician
  • Building & Other Abbreviations
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Great companion to have if you are considering the path of owner builder or doing some renovations.

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