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Builder/sole trader recommendations - Brisbane

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Adabel, 2nd Oct, 2016.

  1. Adabel

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    Can anyone recommend a builder who would be interested in assisting Owner Builders in renovating a post war house in Brisbane. Reno includes lift/slab/extension. Ideally we are looking for someone to engage off and on for a few days-week at a time. Thanks
     
  2. Joynz

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    Do you need a builder or a carpenter?

    In other words, what tasks are required? Are you wanting the person to be on the tools doing framing etc or are you needing someone to coordinate other trades?

    Usually people go owner builder to avoid the builder's margin on trades, materials etc. Instead the owner builder takes on the coordination role and perhaps some of the construction.

    Will you be engaging a separate company to lift the house?
     
  3. Adabel

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    Yeah we plan on getting the lift done by a lift company. We are planning to do everything we can ourselves, my other half is good on the tools. We will also project manage any trades we need for certification etc plumbing, sparky. Its really just someone to assist in those aspects that require certification.
     
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    So things like making sure the framing etc is up to standards?
     
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    Exactly!