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3 d3 dMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Does builder top up soil to cover up waffle slab edges?

Thanks all. I understand the seriousness of slab heave. (3 mths ago I asked a lot of questions about it on this forum)
My question now is, is it common for…

3 d3 dMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Does builder top up soil to cover up waffle slab edges?

Question to those who has completed their build.
Will builder top up soil to cover up waffle slab edges. Unlike raft slab, waffle slab is on the ground hence the slab…

20 d20 dMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Rise of Construction Costs

I reckon 2nd half of 2018 onwards will be the 1st time in a long while there will be no price increase.

27 d27 dMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Framing - Gap Between Slab Edge and Frame

Mine is exactly like yours. Currently under construction.
I worry about lots of things.. However this issue doesn't bother me at all.
The frame is sitting firmly on the garage slab hence…

1 month1 monthMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Stormwater inspection pipe.

I tend to agree.
However in the past i misdiagnosed issue when i eventually clarify with the ss.
This issue though everything points to a blockage...

1 month1 monthMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Stormwater inspection pipe.

Hi
I noticed that my stormwater inspection pipe is having water stagnate in it at a higher level than the ground. The inspection pipe is at the boundary of the property…

2 months2 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Building with Metricon

If u go to a small custom builder even without all these ridiculous costs like traffic mgt etc etc. Metricon and other volume builders will still come up cheaper.

2 months2 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Floor loading - Do you think about it?

Hi,
I like many here building a house for the very 1st time.
Usually we preoccupied our self with designs , color selections etc.
After my build has started I only realised that…

2 months2 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
How to read engineering computation.

Thanks for taking time to reply.
My builder said to me between himself and the engineeer, he is confident the new beam would be fine.
{
3. When considering down sizing a beam…

2 months2 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
How to read engineering computation.

Ok, not sure if this helps, the beam in question is 1B2 (4.7 meters for the first span and then 1.5 meters continuous span). It supports the 1st floor external…

How to read engineering computation.
2 months2 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
How to read engineering computation.

Ok in short i should just trust the engineer i guess.
Problem was in his computational document he adopted 400*75mm hyspan.
But in the structural drawing he wrote down as 400*63mm.
After the…

2 months2 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
How to read engineering computation.

Hi
Posting this to see if anyone know this. Is is suffice for the load its carrying?
The only thing I understand is the 5.4mm deflection and from research it seems to…

How to read engineering computation.
2 months2 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
KDR in Melbourne SE suburbs- Carlisle - Montpellier 51

I would say usually you wait till building permit is issued for the new house. Then you demolish.
But many people do decide to demolish before the building permit has been…

2 months2 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Porter Davis - soil test - site fee's

It is standard the moment you knock down rebuild, automatically becomes P site. My small builder also said the same thing. Another friend also same experience with another small builder.
On…

2 months2 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Porter Davis - soil test - site fee's

My experience is P site is not the issue I'm more concern with the actual Soil class. The soil is the one that will give you stress depending what slab…

2 months2 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Hyspan end bearing question.

Yes stud wise is pretty strong. 1 lvl and 2 f17 studs.
Was just seeing the top plate as the weak link.
Thanks.

2 months2 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Hyspan end bearing question.

Yes i did do the research. Depending on what type of hyspan and it's span.
In this case 50-60mm look suffice
But wont the top plate be crushed over time?
45mm is…

2 months2 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Hyspan end bearing question.

i,
To all the framing experts.
The picture below showing 2 bolted together 400*45 hyspan spanning across 4.7 meters. This hyspan is use as a hanging beam to join 2 floor joists.
At…

2 months2 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Building with Metricon

Darn, I was told otherwise when I posted the question on General Discussion forum.
Did they dig by hand or using a some small machine as oppose to small…

2 months2 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Building with Metricon

Hi,
Have anyone here have their gas connected to their build?
Did the gas provider come and dig a trench to lay the gas line to your gas meter/the connection point into…

2 months2 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Gas connection question

I saw the copper pipe for connection to the house near the electric meter.
But not the copper pipe coming out from the ground for the gas line.
From my research…

2 months2 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Brick Laying Tolerance

Ok Thanks for your comments.

2 months2 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Brick Laying Tolerance

I found this from VBA 2015 standard and tolerances document.
Doesn't mention the mortar vertical line level tolerance when compare to itself.

Brick Laying Tolerance
2 months2 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Brick Laying Tolerance

Anyone has the document for brick laying tolerance?
Also please provide your comments on the following brick work.
Today I checked out my brickwork. Overall is pretty good so far, except for…

2 months2 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Gas connection question

Hmm i didn't know that.
Can't seem to see it on my site the pipe for gas.
I assume it will protrude out the ground so contractor know where it is like…

2 months2 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Gas connection question

From what i understand gas connection is done by the gas supplier towards before handover.
When they dig the trench surely there is a very high chance it could hit the…

2 months2 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Ground floor bathroom exhaust fan.

Hi
Those of u that have a bathroom on ground floor.
Does your exhaust fan vented outside or it just go into the cavity between your celling and 1st floor flooring.
Thanks

3 months3 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Our KDR Metricon Doulton - Melb

15k for traffic mgt??

3 months3 monthsMyFirstMyFirst posted:
Lintel Support question.

Normally there would not be a lintel inside right?. Always only 1 lintel on the outside...
Was wondering if the inside lintel is the fix they did?
Thanks

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