You are currently viewing Are you an Owner Builder in NSW?

Are you an Owner Builder in NSW?

Are you an owner-builder in NSW? If you are, then you must be aware that timber roof trusses and wall frames; for your home or project, can now be bought pre-made and directly delivered to you; instead of having them built on the construction site, from the ground up. However, before we continue, let’s discuss the responsibilities of an owner-builder.

As an owner-builder in NSW, you must be the owner or co-owner of the property and it is recommended you follow the guidelines as set out by the Master Builders Association and Consumer Affairs.

You are also legally responsible for compliance requirements, which means that you need to know everything about the required building standards, quality of work and all the other obligations that are related to your functions as the owner builder.

owner builder

You also need to prepare a variety of documents, apply for various permits, licenses, and certifications.  All the paperwork is about getting approval from the right local and government authorities. It may take you anywhere, from one to three months to receive your permits and approvals. Once you have approval, as an owner-builder in NSW, it’s time to engage  contractors like truss and frame manufacturers, such as the Heyden Frame and Truss.

If you are an owner-builder, it doesn’t mean that you do all the work yourself. Some structures, such as roof trusses and wall frames should be subcontracted to a local manufacturer. Despite the hoops and loops that you have to jump through, it’s a fact that being a home-owner builder in NSW is a satisfying experience. You have control over the design and aesthetics of your own dwelling. Taking charge of all the work can also allow you to manage your budget; because you get to choose the materials that you want to use for your building project. These are only some of the challenges that you have to meet as part of the process.

When it comes to materials for your roof truss and wall frames, Heyden Frame and Truss always uses quality timber in the structures that they fabricate. For one, timber is a cost-effective material and we want you to have a lower overall costing for your project. It is estimated to save you, around 10-20%, compared to products like steel. This is a significant reduction, especially if you have a limited budget.

fast delivery

Heyden Frame and Truss certifies and guarantees the frames and trusses that they manufacture. Thus, as an owner-builder in NSW, there will be no additional costs to be incurred; because you do not have to hire an engineer to be present at the job site, to issue an approval. We have vast experience in dealing with many owner builders over the years and we know we can help.

If you have an upcoming project, either your new home or a commercial building, please feel free to call us. You can ask us for advice, with regards to permits and licenses before, during and after the construction is done and about other matters related to construction. Contact us for a fast quote today on (02) 4351 2616 or visit us at

We service the areas of Sydney, Gosford, Central Coast, Newcastle and the surrounding areas.