Who Should Become a NSW Owner Builder?
With the shaky economy and the slowly recovering job market, it has become necessary for many people to put off realizing their dreams or at least to find more cost efficient ways of realizing them. If you have been wanting to build that dream home or renovate that home you are already living in but, don’t have the money to buy the materials and pay the full cost of labor then you might want to look into becoming a NSW owner builder by taking an Owner Builder Course NSW
What Is A NSW Owner Builder?
For those of you who are not quite sure what a NSW owner builder is, it simply means that you live in the New South Wales area, own the home where the renovations are to be done or the property where the home is to be built and meet the qualifications set down by NSW department of Fair Trading to become an owner builder including taking a department of fair trading approved owner builder course to qualify to build your own home. This course must be taken through an accredited registered training organization so make sure that you are dealing with such an organization before signing up to take the course.
Of course, not everyone has the skill set or the desire to build or manage the building of their own home. However, many people who think that they lack the necessary skills find that after taking the NSW owner builder course have a clear understanding of what is required and some training on how to achieve their goals in the proper way find that becoming an owner builder is not only doable but, also makes sense.
What Are The Benefits Of Becoming An Owner Builder in NSW?
There are actually quite a few benefits to becoming an NSW owner builder. First is the cost savings. It is estimated that by building or at least controlling the building of your own home that you can save up to 30% of new building costs and up to 50% of the costs on major renovations. In addition, you will have control of the building project instead of leaving it the hands of some construction company that you know little about. Then of course, there is the sense of accomplishment that goes with taking on a really tough project and turning it into something you will live in for years to come.
What If I Have No Idea Where To Start as an Owner Builder?
A lot of people who have become a NSW home builder had no idea where to start in the beginning. That is one of purposes of the NSW owner builder course. This course will teach you about the skills and knowledge you need to tackle this new role. In addition, you will learn the basics of the home building act and why it was put in place.
The course also covers useful information about statutory and recommended insurances, what licenses you will need, contracts, the approval process, building materials and how to handle occupational and hazardous materials.
One of the great things about this course is that you can complete most of it online at your own pace although you will have to complete some work safety training in a physical environment.
Once you have completed the course you can then decide if becoming a NSW owner builder is right for you. If you decide it is not, at the very least you have a clearer understanding of what your building contractor should be doing and how he should be doing it. If you decide to tackle the project yourself, you will have the comfort of knowing that you have the acquired the skills and knowledge needed to get the job done right.
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