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4 d4 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
60%refund of deposit after HIA contract signed

Nikl
Unfortunately a finance clause doesn't account for any money the builder has spent ie Time, Wages & Resources you will have to pay…

10 d10 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Very noisy steel frame house

krushull
In light of the cracking sounds when it's windy.
You might want to have the wind classification & shear wall engineering bracing drawings checked…

11 d11 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Very noisy steel frame house

Hi krushull
That has also been discussed here
BTW photos also help

16 d16 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
PCI checklist

So how do you pick up problems that manifest themselves after PCI Handover? eg
Cracked walls and slabs? These problems should be picked up and hopefully rectified during construction..
If not…

17 d17 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Perth WA - two storey builder recommendations?

kB1705
Individual Design Or Display?
If you have your own design why not get a quote from each
... Prices are pretty competitive at the moment…

17 d17 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Constant Water damage from neighbours leaking pool

Sloping Down from front to back
H2 -Layed fill over clay
Check soil layers for moisture in trail bore holes
Also get a copy of your water services run from "Dial Before you…

17 d17 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Constant Water damage from neighbours leaking pool

Hey LachlanMann11
More information required
Start by hiring a post hole auger and drill a number of inspection holes along the boundary
Determine soil type and…

18 d18 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Bricks vs cladding

Finish one Start another.. it's a job
Forums, the internet, data,algorithms and apps should be about helping people
and not about Spin & Ripping Battlers & Punters off....

18 d18 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Bricks vs cladding

and drinking Châteauneuf du Pape (the Popes wine)

18 d18 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Bricks vs cladding

LOL (Twist my arm) let's call it an even $300k (Murmur...Throw in a slab and I'll fly Business class, Stay at the park hyatt sydney) …

18 d18 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Bricks vs cladding

Wow... I might just pick up the trowel Hook up the trailer with the cement mixer and move to NSW..(Just kidding)
Here in Perth it's $1.20/brick GF & $1.50/brick 1F…

18 d18 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Construction stage | FRAMING

You should be asking your builder that?
Currently with the amount of work on over east? there would be a shortage of framers & Materials,etc..
OT, Make sure you check their quality…

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18 d18 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Inspect Metricon's workmanship regularly and carefully

Unfortunately during boom periods the quality aspect becomes less important to Builders and Government regulators (for whatever reasons?).
What you haven't mentioned are the long term structural defects that manifest as…

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19 d19 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
How to re-adjust colorbond gate to fence

Is it possible to relocate the door hinges to the opposite post which is attached to the house?
Just a thought!

19 d19 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Laying very old recycled bricks

T-rent
Welcome to the forum, What sort of fire place are you building? Also
The bricks will need to be checked for structural adequacy
If you…

19 d19 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
How to re-adjust colorbond gate to fence

mikeyjig Welcome to the forum & Thanks for the photos
Thats a common problem and should be easy to fix
The swing of the door…

19 d19 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Building stud wall on suspended beams

thebluemack Welcome to the forum
If It's a structural wall you may require Council building approvals?
and will need to provide more information , ie a…

19 d19 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Cracking in merbau external stair treads

arodc Are you able to check the moisture Content of the timber?
Was the timber seasoned in the first place?

19 d19 dStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Garage Beam Brickworks

NSU Your engineer will advise you of the options for non-Standard beams ie Section, materials, loads , Span, deflections.etc,etc.
It's also hard to comment without…

1 month1 monthStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Retaining wall

@alexpro79
I suggest you link to the engineering and proofs for those options & costs as they are way off for 3.0m high retaining walls

1 month1 monthStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
I'd like to build - Ballpark or dreaming?

bobo5050
I would say you are less than (<) Dreaming
which requires a vision->Image->sketch-> which can be ball parked
In the words of Chris Rock
"There's math…

1 month1 monthStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Two thirds of the way through the build and identified signi

Hi norfolk Thanks for the informative photos
If you are putting carpet down you may not notice it & slab cracking, on the other hand…

1 month1 monthStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Two thirds of the way through the build and identified signi

That sounds like a standard Building inspection report check list and unless there are specific structural problems identified and certified as not fit for purpose by a structural engineer then…

1 month1 monthStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
cut and fill question

neb880
Check your engineering drawings
They should have extended the level out around the perimeter by a meter to allow for access path , scaffolding,…

1 month1 monthStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
{Dawn} SE Melb Build - Long journey nearly over!

Unless your building Inspector is a Structural Engineer, Then I would have to say they are flexural cracks.
Did you take photos of the reinforcement? Did you ask the builder for…

1 month1 monthStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
{Dawn} SE Melb Build - Long journey nearly over!

Sorry Dawn I missed these photos
More info required...are the cracks in a grid format or random pattern?, Do they extend to the other side of the wall/adjoining room to the…

1 month1 monthStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Commercial and residential builder

The problem with personal recommendations over the internet is "They mean nothing unless you can qualify and trust the source"
Also read
The internet is full of advertising "SPIN": Always look…

1 month1 monthStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Porter Davis price increase

Trades get paid the same rates irrespective of the builders size. If I am not working next month I will consider dropping my rates. Large builders get bigger manufacturers rebates…

1 month1 monthStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Single story vs double story

Single storey homes are approximately $30% cheaper than Double storey homes per square metre Cost.
The additional costs aren't always tangible ie , scaffolding, worksafe,engineering,etc...stairs are tangible, go the extra and…

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