Owner Builder Checklist
Becoming an owner builder can be a rewarding and fulfilling journey. Whether you are renovating or constructing your own home, being an owner builder puts you in control of the building project. However, an owner builder also has to take on a lot of responsibilities and make important decisions throughout the building process.
Building a home involves a large number of tasks, so to be successful as an owner-builder requires a strong knowledge base and a range of skills beyond building, including project planning, supervision, financial management and communication.
We have put together this useful owner builder checklist so that you can be sure you are aware of exactly what is expected of you as an owner builder and not forget any of your responsibilities throughout the project.
If you're interested in becoming an owner builder, you can find out more at our owner builder permits page.
Essential Owner Builder Checklist
Whether you are wanting to become an owner builder or have already begun your owner builder project, our essential owner builder checklist will guide you through the process and provide useful help and support. Read below for our step by step owner builder checklist:
If the value of your project exceeds $12,000 you will need to apply for a Certificate of Consent from the Building Practitioners Board by sending in a completed form and the required fee
A Certificate of Consent can only be granted to owner builders who own the property/land where the building work will be carried out and who intend to live at the residence once the project is completed
Once you have obtained a Certificate of Consent a building surveyor can grant a building permit for the project
If you are selling the property within six years of the owner builder project you are required to provide a full and detailed owner builder report by a registered building practitioner
Our owner builder checklist is not an exhaustive list, but does feature the important and most common aspects of the owner builder process.
If you require further assistance regarding becoming an owner builder contact Nicholson Wright today for a free, no obligation quote.