Where to get Information
Apparently, Francis Bacon was an Irish-born ‘British figurative painter known for his bold, grotesque, emotionally charged and raw imagery’.
It was he who said – Knowledge is Power.
And in the Owner Builder game – nothing could be more important.
Because we’re still in the pre-planning phase, here’s a guide to where else you can get information to help you make an informed decision or better still, get you on your way.
Your local council
If we were you, our first call would be to local council and request to be put through to the relevant area.
Here’s your chance to ask as many questions as you can while you have the opportunity. Maybe open the conversation by telling the obliging person on the other end that you want to know ALL Council requirements for an owner builder.
TIP: Take notes! And if they can’t help, ask them who can.
ANOTHER TIP: Keep this persons name (and if you’re cheeky enough, their direct line) in case you need help down the track.
Converse with anyone in the ‘know’
Yes all this is time consuming but come the weekend, grab a decent coffee and visit your local hardware, kitchen, bathroom and tile retailers.
This is called gathering information. So off you go, you know what you need to do (you’ve already done it with your local council).
Here’s where you get into the nitty gritty and let us tell you, the state governments are doing a great job providing owner builders with a wealth of information.
But here’s the thing. You MUST read it. And we don’t mean skim the pages. Print it out, highlight important parts and keep it in a folder for referencing as you go.
We love that we’ve done the work for you so simply click on your state based link below. And if you live in Melbourne but your building in Sydney, you need the low down on NSW not VIC (yep, we like to sometimes point out the obvious).
|VICTORIA||OWNER BUILDER INFORMATION VIC|
|NEW SOUTH WALES||OWNER BUILDER INFORMATION NSW|
|QUEENSLAND||OWNER BUILDER INFORMATION QLD|
|SOUTH AUSTRALIA||OWNER BUILDER INFORMATION S.A.|
|WESTERN AUSTRALIA||OWNER BUILDER INFORMATION W.A.|
|NORTHERN TERRITORY||OWNER BUILDER INFORMATION N.T.|
|ACT||OWNER BUILDER INFORMATION ACT|
|TASMANIA||OWNER BUILDER INFORMATION TAS|