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3 h3 hrobw17robw17 posted:
Slab damage Picture

It looks to be a piece of the steel reinforcing that has been exposed. The slab design will specify a minimum amount of concrete cover over the steel reinforcing (typically…

4 h4 hrobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

Week 20 & 21 Construction
Lot's of progress over the last 2 weeks, we now have the top floor roof installed and the place is feeling a lot more like a…

9 d9 drobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Power lines?

Your builder will need to install tiger tails to the overhead wires to provide protection for when they're craning in materials. Also, you currently have an overhead lead in for…

9 d9 drobw17robw17 posted:
tiled shower niche price rawson homes tender variation

We're building with Rawson and the price we were charged for niches was $600 each.

11 d11 drobw17robw17 posted:
Rawson Seaview 36 - Schofields

It's all looking very nice Vin, you must be very pleased. Progress for you seems so fast, you were a little further progressed at your week 12 than we are…

11 d11 drobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

Week 15 to 19 Construction
Almost 6 weeks of brickwork, it went on for so long that I almost lost interest. Then the roof trusses finally went up, well most of…

2 months2 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

Week 13 & 14 Construction
Lot's of actual progress but not a lot of visual progress, except for the scaffolding, mainly just lots of bricklaying...
Scaffolding installed
First floor steel installed
and bricks, bricks,…

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2 months2 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

Week 12 Construction
All week just very steady progress with brickworks...

On a less positive note, we found significant damage was done to our favourite street tree, most likely from one of…

2 months2 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

Week 11 Construction
Lot's of progress this week...
Plumbing rough in was started
2 loads of bricks were delivered
First load of brickies sand was delivered
Brickies hardware delivered
Lintels delivered
Repairs carried out to the perimeter…

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2 months2 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
Issues Building with rawson homes

We are also underway with the construction of a house with Rawson. I would say that if you're building a standard plan on an easy block you'll be mostly OK.…

2 months2 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
Attached Rainwater tank slab

I think the requirement you quoted is in the exempt development part of the SEPP. Your house is being built as complying development (or perhaps under a Council DA process)…

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3 months3 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
BRICKS

It might be Mowbray Blue...

If that's what it is then unfortunately you'll find that it's an expensive upgrade as it's a dry pressed brick... as opposed to the more modern…

BRICKS
3 months3 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

Week 10 Construction
More steady progress...
Frame installation completed
Windows installed
External door frames installed
Roof trusses delivered and craned onto the first floor
Perimeter rail removed

The street gets a bit congested when craning in the…

3 months3 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

Week 9 Construction
A bit slow this week...
Frame carpenters continued their works
First floor frame delivered and partly installed
Replacement steel beam and post were delivered.

There was no work done the second half…

3 months3 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
Rawson - new build questions

We specified R3.0 soundscreen for between the upper storey floor joists and R2.0 soundscreen for six of the internal walls (just for where we wanted to cut down on noise…

3 months3 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
Rawson - new build questions

1. I'm almost certain that Rawson will not build in double brick. The insulation in the ceilings (under the roof) and external walls is thermal insulation (not acoustic) and required…

3 months3 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

Hi Vin, The bolting issue was found by the contractor putting up the frame. It looks to be an error by the steel detailer/fabricator. The bolt holes were only about…

3 months3 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

Week 8 Construction
Lot's of activity on site this week...
Frame carpenters continued installing the ground floor frames
Frame carpenters also commenced installing the floor joists
First floor perimeter safety rail installed
Stair void…

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3 months3 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
Rawson Seaview 36 - Schofields

It's looking fantastic Vin, really starting to take shape. What brick did you choose there?
Regarding the photo orientation, all you have to do is edit them in microsoft paint... rotate…

3 months3 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

Week 7 Construction
The steady progress continued this week...
Termite perimeter barrier installed
Ground floor frame delivered
Frame hardware delivered
Floor joists delivered
Steel delivered
Windows delivered
Frame carpenter commenced installing the ground floor frames

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4 months4 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

Week 6 Construction
This week the external drainage works were mostly completed. This included the downpipe & surface drainage pipework at the sides and rear, the absorption trench and the connection…

4 months4 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

We engaged a structural engineer to carry out a slab pre-pour inspection. I'm a mechanical engineer myself and accompanied the structural engineer on the pre-pour inspection. In both our opinions…

4 months4 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

It'll be fine, the bricks in the rebate under the alfresco slab are mostly cosmetic.

4 months4 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

The foam on the face of the slab is to be bricked. They simply burn or smash the foam to reveal the void. Personally, it was a crappy job on…

4 months4 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

Thanks Vin. Frames will arrive soon, but in the mean time the next thing they plan to install is the external drainage. How's your house coming along? Haven't seen any…

4 months4 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

Week 5 Construction
The slab was left to cure so it was a very quiet week. Quite boring actually... a bit like, well, err, watching concrete cure. The only things that…

KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW
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4 months4 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

Week 4 Construction
Another busy and productive week...
Slab formwork was completed
Waffle pod and slab reinforcing steel installations were completed
Formwork inspections and slab reinforcing steel inspections completed
Slab pour was completed
All this…

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4 months4 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

Week 3 Construction
It was a busy and productive week...
Pier & slab excavation, pier inspections and pier pour were completed.
Formwork was started.
Internal drainage was completed.
Installation of reinforcing steel was commenced.

4 months4 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

Week 2 Construction
We lost the first couple of days due to some rain but they were back on the job on Wednesday and quickly finished bringing in and levelling the…

5 months5 monthsrobw17robw17 posted:
Rawson Seaview 36 - Schofields

Looks good Vin. They seem to be making good progress. I was pleased to see the Stegbar stickers on your windows. We have a preference for Stegbar but other Rawson…

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