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19 d19 dchalkychalky posted:
Concrete slab non conforming

An 86mm slab topping was suggested at one point- but it was not for structural purposes, more to give a better surface for tiling on.
The concreter paid for an engineer…

4 months4 monthschalkychalky posted:
Concrete slab non conforming

Thanks,
gave that a try- so will see what happens

4 months4 monthschalkychalky posted:
Concrete slab non conforming

Is there a way to link this to the OB forum or would I need to start from scratch?

4 months4 monthschalkychalky posted:
Concrete slab non conforming

It's hard to find a good tradie.
From my short experience so far:-
The other tradies always recommend their mates- whether they are good or not.
The OB's i have found so far…

4 months4 monthschalkychalky posted:
Concrete slab non conforming

Are you in Carramar WA?

4 months4 monthschalkychalky posted:
Concrete slab non conforming

Do you think it could be different in WA?
I can't see anything written on my building permit that says I must have inspections.
There is a page for 'inspections and tests…

4 months4 monthschalkychalky posted:
Concrete slabs are a scam of the century

I can't comment on strip footings and stumps-
You have commented on my post about the slab issues I currently have.
I feel that slabs are likely 'over' engineered to allow for…

4 months4 monthschalkychalky posted:
Concrete slab non conforming

It wasn't inspected before the pour. I actually upgraded everything the engineer specified, so the fact that they left both rows of mesh in the bottom of the footing was…

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4 months4 monthschalkychalky posted:
Concrete slab non conforming

Thanks ArcadeIt and AKB.
I think you might be right AKB, the OB forum may get more reaction. This was my first ever post and wasn't sure where I should post.
ArcadeIt,…

4 months4 monthschalkychalky posted:
Concrete slab non conforming

A 'grano' is what I call the concreter. A grano worker.
Building insurance have said that they cover 'damage' and not faulty workmanship.
ie. if one worker damages the work of another,…

4 months4 monthschalkychalky posted:
Concrete slab non conforming

I am an owner builder in WA that has been struggling with getting a good job- be that close 'to any sort of Australian Standards'!!
The siteworks was bad enough and…

1 year1 yearchalkychalky posted:
Tradie recommendations Perth Hills

We are about the start our project. We are in need of tradie recommendations. Bricklayers, plumbers, roof carpenters. Had some good experiences?

2 years2 yearschalkychalky posted:
Owner Building in Perth

Thank you sparky_JsP. My hubby is going to hand draw our for planning. I'm not sure if they will look as fancy as yours but we will show the shire…

2 years2 yearschalkychalky posted:
Owner Building in Perth

Hi Sparky,
I don't suppose you could post your planning approval sketches so we can see ow much detail is required?

2 years2 yearschalkychalky posted:
Owner Building in Perth

Thanks Sparky and dbenz.
We are on our way with BAL assessment and sketches. We hope to have our plans to shire next week.
;)

2 years2 yearschalkychalky posted:
Ross Squire kit - OB in Parkerville WA - Mood Boards!!!

Wow! Your progress is fantastic!

2 years2 yearschalkychalky posted:
Brickies Perth Hills

Can anyone recommend quality brickies in Perth Hills. I'm in Parkerville.

2 years2 yearschalkychalky posted:
Owner Building in Perth

Hi dbenz,
We are in a fire zone so Mundaring shire insists we do one.

2 years2 yearschalkychalky posted:
Owner Building in Perth

Hi Sparky,
We have only created a sketch.
What do we do first? Planning approval, then working drawings, then Building permit or is it owner builder license? What is the recommended…

2 years2 yearschalkychalky posted:
Owner Building in Perth

Hi Sparky,
I'm in Mundaring Shire and soon to go through this. Any information would be helpful.

2 years2 yearschalkychalky posted:
Do awning windows for BAL 19 have to be toughened?

Trying to get our head around BAL 19. It is very confusing. Does anyone have particular advise about awning window requirements?

2 years2 yearschalkychalky posted:
Ross Squire kit - OB in Parkerville WA - Mood Boards!!!

I would like to know who these guys are, please.

2 years2 yearschalkychalky posted:
Ross Squire kit - OB in Parkerville WA - Mood Boards!!!

Looks fantastic! Congratulations.

2 years2 yearschalkychalky posted:
Ross Squire kit - OB in Parkerville WA - Mood Boards!!!

Interesting about the warming costs. A local engineer had recommended suspended slab. But with everything, change one thing increases cost in another.
Can't wait to see your photos!

2 years2 yearschalkychalky posted:
Ross Squire kit - OB in Parkerville WA - Mood Boards!!!

Slab. Very exciting!!! :z: Post some pics please. Interesting about the pole home costing more. Is it possible for you to PM me the details…

2 years2 yearschalkychalky posted:
Ross Squire kit - OB in Parkerville WA - Mood Boards!!!

Hey Wonkywalker! What sort of slope did you have on your block? We have about 2.5m over the distance of the house and are deciding slab, suspended slab or combination.

3 years3 yearschalkychalky posted:
Ross Squire kit - OB in Parkerville WA - Mood Boards!!!

Wow. Action stations!

3 years3 yearschalkychalky posted:
Draftsperon recommendations - Perth WA

Not sure about simple. Large house with raised ceilings on sloping block.

3 years3 yearschalkychalky posted:
Draftsperon recommendations - Perth WA

We are just fine tuning our sketch after working with an architect friend. Will need working drawings soon.

3 years3 yearschalkychalky posted:
Draftsperon recommendations - Perth WA

Hi StructuralBIMGuy. I would like to receive your recommendations as well.

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