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14 h14 hStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Ceiling creaking loudly downstairs when walking upstairs

No it's not common , some builders substitute details and materials, if so then there should be a variation and structural certificate
Get 3 engineering quotes and fixup recommendations. Know…

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17 h17 hStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Converting garage - slab

Hey p4peel welcome to the forum
garage and alfresco conversions are very popular atm here
You will need to check your house engineering plans
Generally…

17 h17 hStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
How much to rebuild?

Without Drawings, Engineering , data and quantities .... you might be dreaming ?
Reality generally kicks in after you've paid the builder a deposit...by then you're locked in
Cheers
Chris

17 h17 hStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Ceiling creaking loudly downstairs when walking upstairs

Hey yesplease Welcome to the forum
Track down the original engineering drawings, structural certificates from the council.
Then have a local engineer do a…

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17 h17 hStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Builder-subsidised plans & geotech - what's the catch?

New Home Salesman and builders are experts at reeling in unexpecting home owners,
whether their services are minimal or free the client always pays extra in the end,
determining how much extra…

17 h17 hStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Build on built up block

Hi Jessamat Welcome to the forum
I suggest you put an application and engineering into the council for the retaining and fill
This will…

6 d6 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Builder can build own house or conflict of interest

Banks and investors are happy to lend money to developers and builders that
1.Have proven Track records
2.sufficent positive cash flow and assets
3.Provides full disclosure and analysis of the projects
OT, It's…

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6 d6 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Leave initial deposit with 2 builders and get to contract st

That only works if your own copyright of the drawings make sure you have the geotech report, engineering, quantities/data and species all tied up. If it costs $30K more then…

10 d10 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
How much does a besser block wall cost?

Hey Kazzy Welcome to the forum
Start with a survey, geotech and flood report, It also helps if you have proper certified 3d engineering…

How much does a besser block wall cost?
12 d12 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Whether construction with Hebal is good?

Consult your Engineer about your design and deal with the facts, ie AS3700 Masonry Structures.
To be honest I can't see $50k Savings and you haven't provide much…

12 d12 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Whether construction with Hebal is good?

NO... hebel has not gained a foot hold in the Perth Domestic housing market
Thermalite was a local BGC product (DECADES AGO)
back then BGC didn't have clay brick Kilns. BGC…

12 d12 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Whether construction with Hebal is good?

There are whole suburbs of Houses in Perth that were built with thermalite ACC bricks.
LOL, those houses ( real estate) sell at a discount, homeowner battlers are tired of…

12 d12 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Whether construction with Hebal is good?

Here
.....YES
and its beats autoclaved aerated concrete bricks hands down
on price and quality

12 d12 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
EPS Cladding Metricon

Well if it catches alight,
you'll have plenty of time to get out of a 2S house
Unlike the poor souls that died in

12 d12 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
What soil do you use to grade the ground for a foundation?

Read the Engineering Drawings and associated Notes
Under Fill, generally, it is clean, well compacted, graded sand, etc
Ask for an engineers certificate

12 d12 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Getting out of building contract WA

Unfortunately you aren't the first to get stung when withdrawing from a contract and you won't be the last.
The contract you sign always favours the builder and
the best you…

21 d21 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Adelaide- rear extension budget

Hey rosierosie Welcome to the forum
Lack of trades and materials, cost & interest rate increases, economic uncertainty, decreasing full time employment, Stalled…

22 d22 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Building Platform and Slab Heights

You should have co-ordinated you own drawings better.
Usually it gets sorted out later after you paid more money in finalising the contract drawings ..
By that time you are knee deep…

22 d22 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Turning clad to brick house

Real Estate Agents and their websites are the worst at giving engineering and construction advice
They tell you to look at your build plan from the top (walls) down in reality…

22 d22 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
How long should i take to Arc and Skirt a house

I'd work on 8- 10m/hr timber moulding
Cheers
Chris

24 d24 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Building Contract Specifications

Find someone that can do the complete certified design/engineering drawings and then get 3 Builders to competitively quote on the same details/page. Paying anyone to estimate a sketch, giving them…

24 d24 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Cost of CFC product vs plasterboard installation

Underestimating the credits and over estimating the add on variations is called price gouging
Anywhere else consumer protection would be all over them

Unfortunately, The MBA & HIA Contract favours…

25 d25 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Cost of CFC product vs plasterboard installation

Allow 6hrs for 10m2 plasterboard
1st Cross check
6hrs x $35/hr = $210/10m2 or $21m2
2nd cross check
Cheers
Chris

25 d25 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Cost of CFC product vs plasterboard installation

Hey bc89
You should have worked out a price estimate prior and queried it against the builders quote variation
Here
Hardiegroove lining @ $120/sheet ->…

26 d26 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Silicone joint window- structural requirement?

The Architect should have advised you that it is not a standard window. LOL, here is the cost of the window?
and to say check with the Builders is passing the…

26 d26 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Why all the concrete in the basement?

Correct, contact your local Council and ask, the drawings come in very handy
Cheers
Chris

26 d26 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Silicone joint window- structural requirement?

Find an architect that knows what they are doing
One of the builders has warned you there will be engineering consequences at cost.
Steel columns and lintels are required, lol but…

26 d26 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Perth Design Help - Passive Solar and energy efficiency

Ask the salesman to provide you with the preliminary engineering, as there are many types of steel frames
As for EPS it's already on the nose in commercial residential Building.…

26 d26 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Perth Design Help - Passive Solar and energy efficiency

Rolled steel frame supporting a concrete suspended slab above... I doubt it.
I suggest you lock in all the engineering asap. LOL, Steel framing is not cheaper than brickwork.
hth

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