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3 years3 yearsStGeorgeBuildStGeorgeBuild posted:
Urethane sealant in expansion joints mandatory?

Our build is nearing completion and I have a bit of a doubt. The expansion joints in the external walls have a soft foam like filler but there is no…

3 years3 yearsStGeorgeBuildStGeorgeBuild posted:
7 year old house, slab movement, what sort of fix?

How close was the tree to the house?

3 years3 yearsStGeorgeBuildStGeorgeBuild posted:
What is the fine for removing a protected tree?

Your doubts are incorrect... there are some large fines (maybe not 1.1 million, but still in the thousands) that have been handed out... e.g.
$132,000 fine
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/brigh ...…

4 years4 yearsStGeorgeBuildStGeorgeBuild posted:
Neighbour's Garage on Boundary - Fence Question

Also the wall on boundary is not a fence but can make a fence unnecessary.

4 years4 yearsStGeorgeBuildStGeorgeBuild posted:
Subdivision investigation Adelaide

Are you sure you can get approval to subdivide into 3? It would make it really high density.

4 years4 yearsStGeorgeBuildStGeorgeBuild posted:
What are noggings and how to install them?

We are in the process of building our house... the builder said we can put our own noggings in to support stuff we want to attach to the wall later.…

4 years4 yearsStGeorgeBuildStGeorgeBuild posted:
The St George build in SA - earthworks

There was one glitch along the way... The digger hit some of the old footings were still in the ground. Apparently this rarely happens, but it happened to us.
Old footings
However…

4 years4 yearsStGeorgeBuildStGeorgeBuild posted:
The St George build in SA - earthworks

So the other day I drove past the block and was amazed to find a truck parked in the front... the earthworks had begun!
Here is the start

Some old pipes they…

4 years4 yearsStGeorgeBuildStGeorgeBuild posted:
The St George build in SA - earthworks

They did say it needed a lot of work done... "renovate or detonate"... something along those lines.

4 years4 yearsStGeorgeBuildStGeorgeBuild posted:
The St George build in SA - earthworks

I've been busy reading lots of other threads, so I thought it was now time to start my own.
It all started out when we were looking to buy established…

4 years4 yearsStGeorgeBuildStGeorgeBuild posted:
Pre-wetting the block before earthworks? Yes or no?

Yeah we already have mains water connected :)
I believe it is Bay of Biscay soil.
So I'm still not sure if I should be querying the…

4 years4 yearsStGeorgeBuildStGeorgeBuild posted:
Pre-wetting the block before earthworks? Yes or no?

Either the sky or a sprinkler system :) Not sure if the text in my post above answers this question.
Your region (and block size) has not…

4 years4 yearsStGeorgeBuildStGeorgeBuild posted:
Pre-wetting the block before earthworks? Yes or no?

I think it could be because there was previously a house on this site and to try and re-hydrate that area.

4 years4 yearsStGeorgeBuildStGeorgeBuild posted:
Pre-wetting the block before earthworks? Yes or no?

Thanks for the replies.
To answer a few of the questions
The footing report was prepared in September last year.
There was a house on the land until February this year.
We…

4 years4 yearsStGeorgeBuildStGeorgeBuild posted:
Pre-wetting the block before earthworks? Yes or no?

I have been reading the topics on slab heave and want to make sure our build gets off to the right start.
Our engineers report says that pre-wetting the block is…

4 years4 yearsStGeorgeBuildStGeorgeBuild posted:
The St George build in SA - earthworks

Thanks for the comments :)
So it was with great sadness that the house was to be no more... if anyone is interested, here are the items…

4 years4 yearsStGeorgeBuildStGeorgeBuild posted:
Demolition / footing questions

The footings for our place are similar but a bit deeper. Ours came in at about $55,000
Dimensions: 1200mm depth) 250mm wide
Reinforcement: 1-N32T, 1N32B
Ligatures: W10@800

4 years4 yearsStGeorgeBuildStGeorgeBuild posted:
The St George build in SA - earthworks

Before I start with what's going to happen, here is some more history.
The house we purchased was really run down. Rotten floorboards, ivy growing everywhere (some of the ivy trunks…

4 years4 yearsStGeorgeBuildStGeorgeBuild posted:
sound isolation between 2 units

Just to confirm, have the units been built yet? Or they are going to be built?

4 years4 yearsStGeorgeBuildStGeorgeBuild posted:
High traffic block - stopping damage

Just reading this with interest... but i'm left in suspense :) Did the fence stop the cars going onto your land? Or did someone take it…

4 years4 yearsStGeorgeBuildStGeorgeBuild posted:
Should I mirror my design? Advice on house orientation pls.

You really want something to stop the sunlight before it gets inside the house. Blinds/drapes will help a bit, but the heat is already inside. Ideally you would stop the…

4 years4 yearsStGeorgeBuildStGeorgeBuild posted:
Our Rocky Forever Home - couple of pics

i'd only be interested in pics if the tradies were female

4 years4 yearsStGeorgeBuildStGeorgeBuild posted:
Ray's Adelaide build

Just wondering why your footings are so deep? What type of soil are you building on?
Ours are also 1200 deep but its a double storey house with clay soil and…

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