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1 month1 monthsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
H1 slab for H2 class soil

I won't give up the location of my build , but I will say this, since I got my "E" slab, the same volume builder has contrsucted most new builds…

1 month1 monthsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Canadian HiKu 330w or Jinko JKM330M-60 Solar system?

Hi,
2 X 10.23kw systems, CEC installers etc, very reputable companies. Both Sungrow 10kw 3 phase inverters, only difference is one is Canadian HiKu 330w and the uses Jinko JKM330M-60 (Cheetah)…

3 months3 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Protecting your Slab

Doesn't need to if it's concrete. Only 50mm to 70mm over 1 metre if it's natural ie soil/ grass. Read your engineering, somewhere it will mention slope for hard constructed…

3 months3 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
H1 slab for H2 class soil

My Y values from my soil test was 50mm plus long term (50 year ) settlement of 25mm (from Stockland estate geo report). The engineer got 75mm total Y value…

3 months3 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
H1 slab for H2 class soil

During construction, the builder installed 8 stormwater drains because I asked them too and they were on the slab plans (which I wanted). The temp downpipes were always intact because…

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3 months3 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
H1 slab for H2 class soil

Oh, and my concrete "apron" is about 1.5m to 1.8m around the house , mechanical fixed to the slab. Thanks Einstein.

3 months3 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
H1 slab for H2 class soil

There is no "uphill" to my slab. Nothing runs into it. The whole estate is flat, level 1 compacted fill. The concrete pathways are not 50mm over 1 metre because…

3 months3 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
H1 slab for H2 class soil

Tell me how...if you have got something to say, and you can back it up then just say it.

3 months3 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
H1 slab for H2 class soil

Our house was built on an E waffle pod slab with 45 perimeter concrete piers, on a flat site, lots of drainage and sloping concrete pathways (to strip gravel stormwater…

5 months5 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Site Cost

In Qld it is STA, I don't know about other states.
Good luck.

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6 months6 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Brand new house - Rising damp issue

What tests did he do?

6 months6 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Level 1 Compaction Report - Melbourne SE - Burbank

Only a nitwit would buy a block of land without doing basic due diligence. I have heard of developers selling blocks of land filled with rubbish, car bodies etc. Don't…

6 months6 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Brand new house - Rising damp issue

Why not get a treatment for efflorescence, if it continues to come back or you notice other evidence, then request another inspection. Have a look when it rains as well…

6 months6 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Brand new house - Rising damp issue

Because if you look at the aluminium frame it too has what looks like white powdery salt deposits , possibly from water trickling down from above?? Just a theory.

6 months6 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Brand new house - Rising damp issue

Possible it's the water trickling over the window sill and leaving salts deposits , have you got other brick window sills with same efflorescence issue underneath?

6 months6 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Level 1 Compaction Report - Melbourne SE - Burbank

Go and get your own soil test down to natural ground , find out what your soil type is. P is always given to sites with fill but can change…

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6 months6 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Level 1 Compaction Report - Melbourne SE - Burbank

Unless you got your own soil tests done first, you are crazy. Don't sign anything unless all the costs are known and fixed. Always get 3 quotes and stay within…

7 months7 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Site Cost

Read my post.....

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7 months7 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Site Cost

Don't sign anything yet. Go and get your own soil test and go as deep as you can ie 3 metres or more down to natural if possible. Use…

7 months7 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Plantation or Metricon?

Metricon

7 months7 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
New house slab work quality in doubt

Get an independent inspection on your slab, even post pour it can still be assessed for issues. Check your waterproofing membrane , it should come all the way up the…

7 months7 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Which would you buy?

Ughh, I work hard enough Mon to Fri then kids sports etc, would hate a high maintenance block. I have attached a pic of my backyard lol.

Which would you buy?
7 months7 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Which would you buy?

Well I would say neither. Unless you want to spend every weekend mowing or fixing fences. Big block = Big jobs

7 months7 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Which would you buy?

If you are having trouble deciding then perhaps you ought to keep looking. Generally it's best to steer clear of other people's opinions when making such a personal opinion. Usually…

7 months7 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Gaps on exterior

Just know that somethings shouldn't be sealed. Talk to your builder first I think.

7 months7 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Stage inspections for new build in Brisbane

Darbecca Qld is who we used and they were excellent.
Allinspect are also very good so either of those will give you great service and stick it up those ****** ,…

8 months8 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Boundary Fence

Just pay it yourself. Don't hassle the farmer, or just leave it as a standard farmers fence if you don't want to pony up a few hundred bucks.
You should…

8 months8 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Building contract with Metricon

Then don't talk to builders until your land settles.

9 months9 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Anyone building with ABC homes in qld?

Same QBCC licence number as Metricon Qld. As far as I know, they are located in North Lakes, Brisbane. Unsure what the business model is though.

9 months9 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Building Inspectors

Nothing, because my builder, Metricon fixed everything.

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