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About the Author
Leeza Sipek has worked in the building industry for over 10 years, as a Project Housing State Sales Manager, a design consultant and an owner-builder.
Matthew Sipek is a Sales Manager for a commercial building supply company. A large part of his daily activities is to inspect waterproof membranes on commercial buildings all over Australia.
Hazel Foote was working as a Sales Advisor for a local contract builder at the time of writing. Hazel has worked for major property developers and small-to medium-sized builders for several years.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 IntroductionChapter 2 Responsibilities of the owner builderChapter 3 Obtaining financeChapter 4 The building process in 68 stepsChapter 5 Choosing your landChapter 6 House designChapter 7 Building materialsChapter 8 TradespeopleChapter 9 InsuranceChapter 10 EstimatingChapter 11 Housing Energy Rating SchemeChapter 12 Bushfire protectionChapter 13 Knockdown rebuildsChapter 14 ContractsChapter 15 Exempt and complying developmentChapter 16 Theft and vandalismChapter 17 CertificationChapter 18 Contract buildersChapter 19 Project managementChapter 20 Colours, concepts and common problemsChapter 21 Gardens and landscapingAppendix A: ResourcesAppendix B: Trades, materials and services directoryAppendix C: Budget planning worksheetAppendix D: EndnotesIndex