Join 1000's Of Proud Owner Builder-Managers Around Australia!
Some owner builders get on the tools and have an active role in constructing their home, while others only take on the role of manager, negotiating with tradespeople regarding timing, delivery, selection, supply and quantity of materials and the costs to get the job done. Others take a combined approach, a little from column "A" and a little from column "B" so to speak.
Owner building and managing gives you the flexibility to hunt for bargains and source materials from sales and various suppliers that a builder would not bother with. Furthermore, few full house builders, personally undertake facets of the construction and use sub-contractors and tradies, but these are the same local guys that you can engage directly! And think about it, who has a greater interest in the workmanship, cost and timing of your project than you?
Owner Builder courses can be completed online for a couple of hundred dollars and only take a few hours to complete. Pay the QBCC building authority fee, usually around $400 and you are then the official builder for your home.
Imagine the end result when you can show your new house to your family and friends when they come around for the warming party and you can say that you owner built and saved thousands!
At All Steel Homes we organise the Structural Engineering, Architectural Plans and 'Six Star Energy Rating' for you to lodge with your local Building Certifier and send the contracted materials to your site. Once approved you engage a tradesman to build it to lock-up and others to finish the fit-out following the procedures in the owner builder course. Our straight forward designs and in-house mainframe preparation make the erection of our buildings relatively simple and fast, saving time and tradies' construction costs.
Please feel free to ring our office for further details.
What We Do
The paperwork starts with the floor plan. It goes back and forth until you are happy with it.
Once you have decided on an All Steel Home design and approved the floor plan, we supply the architectural drawings, site plan, structural engineering including the Form 15 and the Energy Efficiency Report for you, or your builder, to lodge with your Local Council or Building Certifier. When you are ready we deliver the contracted materials to your site in several stages to suit your building schedule and financial requirements.
Our portal frame system is easy to erect because of the way we prepare the main columns. They are made of 75 x 75 SHS Durogal box steel that is galvanised both inside and out and have precision laser cut brackets and bolt holes to ensure they line up with adjoining materials. The majority of products we supply are either cut to length or over lapping for ease of construction. We are often asked "how difficult is it to erect one of our homes?" Over the years we have found that if you can erect a garage or shed, then you will find this much the same and in many ways simpler due to the simplicity of the main frame design. Our houses are ideal for construction by someone with limited building experience.
We exclusively use Australian BHP Colorbond, Trucore Zincalume and galvanised steel building products.
Owner Building and Owner Managing your project.
There is a clear advantage in owner building or owner managing your construction. Few builders take on every facet of building a home and use other tradesmen to complete the job. These are often the same guys that you can contract directly. You negotiate with the tradies, check their work and pay them when it is satisfactorily completed. After all, who has a greater interest in your project than you? By managing your project you can save by sourcing materials yourself from sales and suppliers and check out the vast range of finishes and fittings that are available. You will go to lengths to save money and examine the diversity of products that a builder will not. You can even do some of the work yourself and save even more!
Owner Builder courses are available online for around $200 and only take a few hours to complete. Once passed your relevant State Building Authority will provide a permit for around $400 and you are then the official builder of your home.
You can save tens of thousands of dollars by managing your own construction and our straight forward design of ranch style homes helps make the owner building process about as easy as it can be made.
If you would like some more details on the owner builder-manager process please feel free to ring our office on 07 4155 1600.
We will also work with a builder if you choose to have one manage your construction by providing him with the above paperwork and materials.