Owner-Builder Course

Avoid the pitfalls of owner building and successfully build your own home!

An Owner-Builder is a person who constructs or renovates a domestic dwelling on his or her own land and who is not already a registered builder.

Owner-Builders (or Self Builders) gain great satisfaction out of building their own home by having more control over the quality and materials used in their new home. Owner-Builders can save up to 20% to 30% in registered builder’s commission fees. However being responsible for building your own home can be challenging, complicated and involves taking on significant legal and financial risks & responsibilities.

The Owner-Builder Course is designed to introduce you to the domestic construction process as well as the process of becoming an owner-builder, your duties and responsibilities under the law, plus the pro’s and con’s of building your own home.

Get a real life insight into the process of owner building your own home in Western Australia.

Course Details

Duration 1 day
Location Home Base
Cost $230 single / $300 double

Course Structure

  • What is an Owner-Builder and what can I build?
  • Owner-Builder Responsibilities
  • Planning and documentation
  • How to succeed as an owner-builder
  • Insurance
  • Employing subcontractors
  • Design considerations
  • The construction process – step by step
  • Owner-Builder finance
  • Obtaining accurate estimates
  • Budgeting and cost control
  • Site safety
  • How to avoid the pitfalls
  • Site management and work flow coordination
  • How much will I save?