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3 months3 monthsSavagepuppySavagepuppy posted:
Third party inspection

Hi Simeon,
Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts and advice , they are really helpful.
The story you shared about the family whose builder wouldn’t let them on…

3 months3 monthsSavagepuppySavagepuppy posted:
Third party inspection

None of them. Their job is to inform you and give you the information you need to hold the builder accountable. Its up to you to manage the builder. They…

3 months3 monthsSavagepuppySavagepuppy posted:
Third party inspection

That’s what I have thought of and would like to avoid, too. So any recommendations of a good inspector, who can follow up the rectification?

3 months3 monthsSavagepuppySavagepuppy posted:
Third party inspection

That’s a very good point, keepers01. Any recommendations of a good third party inspection service, who will follow up the defects/rectification?

3 months3 monthsSavagepuppySavagepuppy posted:
Third party inspection

Many thanks for sharing the building -expert’s profile and website. It so happened that I read
Somewhere else that the building expert is good, and I was wondering how to contact…

3 months3 monthsSavagepuppySavagepuppy posted:
Third party inspection

He allowed for the geotech engineer to check the footing and the structural engineer to do the staged inspections, will that be enough to check the quality of work? I…

3 months3 monthsSavagepuppySavagepuppy posted:
Third party inspection

True. The builder’s explanation was too many different people will be checking - the Certifier, the structural engineer, now the third party inspector . Will be too messy and delaying…

3 months3 monthsSavagepuppySavagepuppy posted:
Third party inspection

That’s what I thought too, wasn’t sure how common it is for a builder to exclude independent instructions, so thanks for confirming it’s not acceptable

3 months3 monthsSavagepuppySavagepuppy posted:
Third party inspection

Hi guys,
I’m trying to decide on one of the two builders. One won’t allow me to have the third party inspector to do the stage inspection. The other one is…

5 months5 monthsSavagepuppySavagepuppy posted:
Home warranty insurance

They have asked me to pay the premium , so it’s not like they are trying to reduce the premium to save themselves money

5 months5 monthsSavagepuppySavagepuppy posted:
Home warranty insurance

Hi joltinjoe,
Many thanks for the info and for the right direction. I will try to ask for their certificate of eligibility then :)

5 months5 monthsSavagepuppySavagepuppy posted:
Home warranty insurance

Hi home build guide-Colin,
Thanks for sharing that info. Really helpful. As the builder I’m seriously thinking of engaging acted as if he didn’t know anything about the cap. Another two…

5 months5 monthsSavagepuppySavagepuppy posted:
Home warranty insurance

Thanks for your reply, noname. It’s something I read online that more reputable builders get more discount. So if they get more discount, they will be more than happy to…

5 months5 monthsSavagepuppySavagepuppy posted:
Home warranty insurance

Hi guys,
I’ve been speaking with a couple of builders about home warranty insurance. When I asked them if they have enough home warranty cover and what discount they get,…

8 months8 monthsSavagepuppySavagepuppy posted:
Strip footing or raft slab?

Thanks for the detailed explanation and the alternatives to raft slab. looks like I have more homework to do 😂(e.g. having suspended slab with Bondek or Speedfloor over your strip…

8 months8 monthsSavagepuppySavagepuppy posted:
Strip footing or raft slab?

Many thanks, really helpful

8 months8 monthsSavagepuppySavagepuppy posted:
Strip footing or raft slab?

That sounds pretty bad. Does that mean there will be subsidence when movement of slab exceeds allowable construction tolerances? That’s the lat problem I want to have 😖😟

8 months8 monthsSavagepuppySavagepuppy posted:
Strip footing or raft slab?

Now my architect is asking the second engineer why screw piling is not chosen being sand? The first engineer‘S initial plan was screw piling without the geotect report . I’m…

8 months8 monthsSavagepuppySavagepuppy posted:
Strip footing or raft slab?

So raft slabs are more prone to failure? 😨

8 months8 monthsSavagepuppySavagepuppy posted:
Strip footing or raft slab?

For some reason, my architect said these are the two options. Sorry in my previous post, ‘If I use face brick then it’s better to do strip footing, but if…

8 months8 monthsSavagepuppySavagepuppy posted:
Strip footing or raft slab?

Hi Simeon,
Thanks for the advice again. When you say the raft slab will move with the land , any chance there will be subsidence? As that’s the problem with my…

8 months8 monthsSavagepuppySavagepuppy posted:
Strip footing or raft slab?

Thanks for the advice again. My second engineer did emphasise the importance of piers to rock 🪨 he also said If I use face brick then it’s better to do…

8 months8 monthsSavagepuppySavagepuppy posted:
Strip footing or raft slab?

Hi Simeon,
Thanks for the advice, I actually got a second engineer to make sure the plan was on track, he also said that raft slab was a better option. Good…

8 months8 monthsSavagepuppySavagepuppy posted:
Strip footing or raft slab?

Hi thanks for the advice. Any reason for the preference? I’m building a double brick double storey house with concrete floor, so it’s pretty heavy.
Thanks,
Judy

8 months8 monthsSavagepuppySavagepuppy posted:
Strip footing or raft slab?

Hi guys, updates after receiving the geotect report. Please see the notes from the geotect engineer.
My architect is saying now both strip footing and raft slab are fine for…

Strip footing or raft slab?
9 months9 monthsSavagepuppySavagepuppy posted:
Screw piling chosen without the geotech report

I thought so too, thanks for the clarification. :)

9 months9 monthsSavagepuppySavagepuppy posted:
Screw piling chosen without the geotech report

Hi Simeon,
Thanks for your response, too. I managed to have a chat with the geotech engineer today, and he said that he would recommend raft slab or screw piles for…

9 months9 monthsSavagepuppySavagepuppy posted:
Screw piling chosen without the geotech report

Hi Boris,
I’m not sure if you are right about cdc approval doesn’t have engineering details in it. That’s something I need to find out, but I’d assume it does…

9 months9 monthsSavagepuppySavagepuppy posted:
Screw piling chosen without the geotech report

Hi Simon,
Thanks for your reply. My issue is the structural engineer did the screw pier plan based on his experience of the area without geotec report. two builders out of…

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