I want to be an Owner Builder, what do I need to consider?
You need to remember that you take on all responsibilities as though you are an accredited builder. You are required to successfully complete an Owner Builder Course within 12 months of applying to be registered as an Owner Builder.
What is my first step if I am thinking of building?
Always check with the local Council to ensure there are no planning scheme issues that may prevent you from building.
Is a Building Surveyor responsible for the quality of workmanship?
Obtain competitive quotes, do your homework and ask for references from potential builders and check with their past clients. Never commence works without a detailed contract that you need to read carefully before signing and always only agree to variations that are in writing and both parties sign.