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22 d22 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
M-class Slab on P class soil

The more important question is your builder engaging in structural engineer to custom design your slab. A class P requires a custom design regardless of underlying soil conditions.
I find it…

22 d22 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
M-class Slab on P class soil

bentleigh_boy, I PMed you the geotech engineer my builder used. They seem to be pretty good.

22 d22 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
M-class Slab on P class soil

Interesting. Will need opinion of some of the other forum members who are professional geological engineers to comment.
One thing I did notice is that they never hit rock. It’s wet…

25 d25 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Aurora Stage 16 - Build

Site costs used by project builders are used as a vehicle to raise one’s profit margin. It’s so padded with opacity that you can’t compare the dollar cost across builders…

26 d26 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Roof options: colorbond, terracotta or concrete tiles?

You are correct. In a severe thunderstorm, it can dent and chip paint off colorbond roof but it’s very unlikely to leak or affect performance of roof in long run.…

26 d26 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Any value-for-money custom builders in East Melbourne

It’s going to be a big struggle unfortunately. Better to look at a project builder around that price range. You will get much better value for money.

26 d26 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Quality of Package Homes

This is in Victoria not NSW so environment and regulation is different.

26 d26 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Roof options: colorbond, terracotta or concrete tiles?

There is no functional difference between terracotta and concrete tiles. The only difference is aesthetics. With concrete you really only have one option, dull grey. You must avoid all other…

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27 d27 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Quality of Package Homes

HY Joist is typically what project builders use. Pryda Longreach is the other one but they are dearer as it uses a lot more wood. Lots of other options.

27 d27 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Quality of Package Homes

For comparison this is a frame from a reputable custom builder.

Quality of Package Homes
27 d27 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
M-class Slab on P class soil

Did they give you the result of the borehole logs because the report you have posted only showed they went on site, had a squeeze of the soil with their…

27 d27 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
M-class Slab on P class soil

Is visual tactile identification combined with local knowledge how they do soil test these days? No drilling required?
Nobody is asking for a precise number but a range of 20-40 is…

28 d28 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
M-class Slab on P class soil

Did they even do a soil test or did they infer. Because a Ys value of 20-40mm sounds suspect. My soil report has a single figure rather than a range…

29 d29 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Building with Metricon

Careful, colour perception is based on many variables not least of which is white balance algorithm of the camera that took the photo and colour calibration of the display device…

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29 d29 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Quality of Package Homes

Volume builders will save every penny especially for things you don’t see. Nobody specifies posistrut floor joists as part of the spec or know what it even is.
However that is…

29 d29 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Quality of Package Homes

It’s mostly a function of cost. Mass builders have smaller margins (cheaper) so they cut corners to save time and money on things you don’t see. Waffle slabs, chipboard wall…

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30 d30 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

Is it also sealed against the mansory wall? Given the lack of eaves, it’s more likely that the walls get wet in a wet season.
But overall I think it’s…

30 d30 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

The best way to find out for sure is to conduct your own and spend the $$s to prove beyond reasonable doubt. I don't think they are expensive. Then you…

30 d30 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

What Ys value did they give you? It should be in mms. M has a range between 20-40mm. I mean 20.1 and 39.9 are both M grade but geez, you…

1 month1 monthkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

Shouldn't you be able to engage in an independent soil tester to test the soil conditions you have now on-site and compare to the soil report that your builder gave…

1 month1 monthkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Builder asked to upgrade class P to E class slab

Did they supply you with engineering drawings? My builder supplied the engineering drawings which showed exactly how the slab and frame is designed, where steel beams should go and thickness…

1 month1 monthkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Any value-for-money custom builders in East Melbourne

What is your budget. Typically custom builders are in the 1800$+ per sqm for medium-high level of finish. The biggest advantage is they let you change your mind during the…

1 month1 monthkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Building new house - Provence or Traditional

Provence looks expensive especially since it’s a flat roof system. Flat roof is also more likely to cause you problems in the long run. However it does look better. Is…

1 month1 monthkirashogunkirashogun posted:
tile lippage

Was the subfloor screed to ensure evenness?

1 month1 monthkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Custom Builders (Sydney - French /Hamptons) under 500k

You get what you pay for in general. 500k is just not enough for a custom home. Even if it’s a project home, at 40sq you will be looking at…

1 month1 monthkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Any value-for-money custom builders in East Melbourne

Try Comdain or Englehart Homes, neither is cheap but both deliver quality and yes they build in Eastern suburbs. Both are custom builders and can build to your spec. I'm…

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1 month1 monthkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Site Costs - Keysborough Vic 3173

Without a site survey and soil report it’s going to be all guesses. Also a lot of major builders pad out their site cost to increase their margins and allows…

1 month1 monthkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Building Delta 25S and advice for colour appointement

Networking:
There won't be enough space in broom room i would have thought depending on what sort of equipment you want to put in. The laundry looks better. NBN cabinet in…

2 months2 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Builder asked to upgrade class P to E class slab

P doesn’t mean anything. It just means there’s something ‘special’ about the site such as a KDR or large trees etc. there should be another rating for the underlying soil…

2 months2 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
$20psqm to upgrade to coloured grout - does that seem right?

Getting ripped off. I upgraded my tiles to 600x600 with Davco Elite Colourgrout for 2300$ for wet areas of a 3 bath house.

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