This picture shows a 60sqm 2 bedroom kit home.
The main lounge and master bedroom with sliding doors to the veranda
Being a granny flat owner builder is a preferred
choice if you have time.
There are many advantages not least being the SAVINGS followed closely by the satisfaction of giving it a go and succeeding.
However it should be understood that having knowledge of the building industry is advantageous as is being able to interpret working drawings. Even better is if you have mates involved in different industries to lend you a helping hand.
If you do not feel 100% confident, with your owner builder permit you can engage the help of a carpenter who should be able to get you started and do much of the ground work including organizing the foundations and erecting the frames and trusses.
That way, you keep costs low by going local, and pitching in where you can.
Builders seldom get involved with owner builders for obvious reasons in that there is little margin in the deal to make it worth their while.
Being an owner builder in the country is a must as often builders will not travel to remote areas.
To become an owner builder you are required to apply for an owner builder's permit which will often involve doing an owner builders course. This obligation varies from state to state. The owner builder course can be completed by either attending classes, online or by correspondence and can often be completed within a few days, however you will need to do a little homework and search for the best option that suits you. The following is a sample only of options available:
Face to Face $595
Online $189 Read Full Post
Face to Face $355
Application Fee $312
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Any individual can apply for an owner-builder license. You must
own the land to be developed.
Where there is more than one owner, all owners must consent to the application.