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1 d1 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
articulation joints brickwork

So how do you know they have been installed correctly?
Some builders have a habit of installing non compliant joints in the wrong location
Check you should have certified engineering drawings and…

1 d1 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
What happens if a builder goes broke at PC?

It's not that easy... how about builders insurance?
The builder needs to be wound up in order to claim?
Unless you are flush with funds pay-out the building contract if you want…

1 d1 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Suspended slab cost - building in flood zone NSW

I believe they are working on new material standards for flood areas?,
In with -> reinforced concrete and masonry
Out with -> Timber and gyprock ( Paper Mache)
Long overdue as insurers aren't…

1 d1 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Concrete footing

That's why you get proper survey plans, engineering details and have it properly checked even for fences.
Councils are funny, if they make a mistake they'll let it slide on by,…

3 d3 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Question on brick laying - is it possible to lay bricks from

Correct, so the vapour barriers, taping, etc maybe non compliant

3 d3 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Suspended slab cost - building in flood zone NSW

Suspended slab is no big deal we use them all the time here in WA where Concrete is $200m/3, Labour $150 m3 + permanent F/W + Steel + pump
say…

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4 d4 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Question on brick laying - is it possible to lay bricks from

Hey Smiley2021 Welcome to the forum
Think about the brick veneer build process normally working inside then out
Frame (Inside/Outside)->vapour barriers and flashings (Outside)->brickwork (Outside)
Brickwork(…

4 d4 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Suspended slab cost - building in flood zone NSW

Hey Duplo
You haven't specified location, Single/Double storey, Floor plan efficiency , etc,etc.
There are a lot of factors that can change build costs.
I'd…

6 d6 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
How can I build a house on a tight budget

Hey Akgo
here are the steps in a nut shell
1. You will need a site visit, contour survey and geotech/engineering report.. pick someone…

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6 d6 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
How can I build a house on a tight budget

Hey Akgo
I get these questions asked every week
Do you have plans? If not avoid going a standard Designer/Architect that does Fake Rendered…

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7 d7 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Need your opinion on a block of land

Hmmm. didn't get a geotech/engineering report before you purchase the lot?
At a guess in your situation might mean Pontoon with sea anchors (humour)
Goodluck

8 d8 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Metricon caught Photoshopped Build Images On Engineering

Have your build/engineering properly inspected and certified

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Building A Home in Challenging Times WA

Hopefully, others can put up similar links for the other state Building commissions
Cheers
Chris

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Anyone Built with Langford Jones (Melbourne)?

WA Building commission Warning
No Doubt others will post their own experience here

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9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Building A Home in Challenging Times WA

Know your rights and obligations

9 d9 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Required drawings for an extension quote

It's better than paying thousands for fake colour rendered images and then finding out the designer/artist lead you astray on costs.
By the time you get to Construction/engineering drawings you may…

10 d10 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Attic storage

Unfortunately, light frame roof trusses are designed to support Roof and Wind loads only
Storage loads require much larger sections and a different truss configuration.
Something you should have thought…

10 d10 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Anyone Built with Langford Jones (Melbourne)?

I think you better check with the various state building commissions
They would have taken a deposit for the Preparation of Plans Agreement (PPA)
The building contract comes later and there is…

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10 d10 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Block rocked by home building crisis

Rumour has it, a Member of the RBA who declared , might add drama to the show
Now renamed "Survivor Building 2022"

11 d11 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Realistic total budget for upstairs extension

If you go with one builder there is less chance they will competitively price your project, Gradually they will keep sticking you with cost increase variations ...then you are stuck…

11 d11 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Realistic total budget for upstairs extension

Hey Jamie1872 Welcome to the forum
Please don't take this the wrong way BUT showing builders that sketch is basically a waste of time.
You…

11 d11 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Vapour Barrier issues

That is a question for your building surveyor since you have paid him ask him for certified alternate solutions that include the paths, landscaping, etc.
It's one thing saying its wrong,…

11 d11 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Vapour Barrier issues

Check your Engineering Details, Always get proper engineering/Construction advice during the stage completions
Ideally a 2c drop off is preferable (Fig b & c), now you are stuck with a landscaping…

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12 d12 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Metricon owner Mario Biasin died today

The ATO et al are going after that are not paying their taxes, stripping assets, illegally transferring progress payments out, moving materials and expenses from one build site to…

13 d13 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Block rocked by home building crisis

Oh hell no... I focus on real construction projects and problem solving
Not Media centric Troubled Entertainment Follies like the block
On second thoughts, add AirbNb as sponsors, call it Fawlty Builds…

13 d13 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Block rocked by home building crisis

Nine productions set to falter, sobering truth about building to be released..
only if they ever get completed

13 d13 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Cost to Upgrade 20Mpa to 25Mpa Concrete? Screw Piers?

Why not Own copyright of your Drawings, Engineering, Data/proofs and include a project builder, custom builder, etc in the 3 builders that you choose to tender and you'll find out.
LOL,…

14 d14 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Cost to Upgrade 20Mpa to 25Mpa Concrete? Screw Piers?

Hey scoot2000
The first mistake you made was not to get your own design copyright on the plans and preliminary engineering, data and…

15 d15 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Ending building contract

Unfortunately you will loose your deposit at worse
the builder will come back for additional costs. Hold fast give them nothing
It's better than loosing your entire lifetime investment
when the economy…

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