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3 d3 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Slab crumbling?

This is common unfortunately , it's because the concrete was poorly compacted at the edges by the lazy concretor.
Get the engineer to inspect and get them to sign off on…

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3 d3 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Which Slab is Better? Waffle Pod or Raft Concrete Slab???

Waffle slab sits on top of the ground (possibly on piers/footings if needed) traditional slab is in the ground (possibly on piers/footings if needed).
Both as good as the builder and…

5 d5 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Building Inspector - how many & what stage

Happy with Darbecca in Brisbane, Frame/Base, Fixing/Waterproofing and of course PCI. They are in Victoria too I think. Around 450 a stage.

8 d8 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Urgent help needed

It's yours , just do what the contract states. It should say somewhere either in the contract or law books that both parties have to agree to rescind.

8 d8 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
How long does each stage take?

True but builders attitude is take it or leave it. You have to factor in cost of rent, interest and delays to fix defects. It is very naive to think…

8 d8 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Edge beam on rolled fill?

A building inspector will inspect the construction in relation to building codes once construction commences. A qualified engineer can review all your builders engineering plans and reports prior to…

9 d9 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Edge beam on rolled fill?

Just go with whatever the trained engineer is suggesting/drawing , including drainage plans etc. You can then contact another engineer (eg Cornell etc) to peer review if you are not…

9 d9 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Waffle pod

Go to an engineer too.

13 d13 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Building with Metricon - Graffiti Indoor Walls

You must have a very nice and understanding site supervisor lol who doesn't follow the Metricon contract rules !! Lucky you !!

14 d14 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
How long does each stage take?

Needless to say, I have had inspections at every stage and the rectifications have delayed progress of the build. It is a fact of life that people will make errors…

14 d14 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Building with Metricon Sunshine Coast

To be honest I am building near Redcliffe but I think they might use the same area construction manager, trades and certifier so pretty much same same. They do turn…

14 d14 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
More Lemons, he bought a Lemon

Darbecca do Brisbane, have found them very good. Allinspect also very good.

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15 d15 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Building with Metricon Sunshine Coast

So far so good with Metricon, my inspector found a few things during the build which have been rectified by them and now just waiting for practical completion.
I am hoping…

15 d15 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
How long does each stage take?

For 2 storey project builder , anywhere from 5mths to 12mths depending on whether or not you get independent stage inspections. The less inspections you get, the quicker the build…

15 d15 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Pier depth for cut and fill site

Drainage can be achieved, you just need it sorted from day 1 until you take possession. Lots of yard drains, spoon drains etc and you should be apples. The builder…

15 d15 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Building with Metricon - Graffiti Indoor Walls

You are in breach of your contract being onsite without your SS so you cannot say anything.
Let them sort it out, it won't be handed over until it's perfect anyway…

18 d18 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Can beans and slabs be poured at different dates?

Thanks Matt, the 200mm gap is free draining between their timber fence and the garage wall. I will make sure it stays that way.
Otherwise I will keep an eye on…

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19 d19 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Building to lock-up stage only - does it save $$

All builders will have slightly different definitions of "Lock Up" stage.
Just make sure you spell out exactly what you expect to be done by this stage.
It will make your build…

19 d19 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Pier depth for cut and fill site

What do you plan on doing if a second engineering report is different?
Ultimately you have signed a contract and agreed to use the builders engineering.
Stop stressing.
Cheers

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19 d19 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Can beans and slabs be poured at different dates?

Hi Matt, I am building in north Brisbane region 2 storey home on E class soil.
Slab is waffle pod (375mm pod + min 100mm 20ma concrete) on approx 45…

26 d26 dsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Can beans and slabs be poured at different dates?

Send the builder an email with that very question and cc in the engineer and the certifier. As well as photos, lots of photos.
At the very least the engineer…

1 month1 monthsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Building with Metricon

No way they would have negotiated, I found Metricon have a "take it or leave it" mentality

1 month1 monthsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Garage on the boundary

Just keep your gap clean of debris and weeds , rocks etc.
We got an annoying 200mm gap and the neighbours have a fence, we just asked them to let our…

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1 month1 monthsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Does builder top up soil to cover up waffle slab edges?

Ours did because I asked them too and I reminded them of their obligations to provide adequate site drainage as per AS 2870.
We also had excellent temp downpipe maintenance and…

1 month1 monthsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Build contract, legal advice?

Don't bother, a solicitor review voids your 7 day cooling off period.
Just examine closely pre contract as the building expert said then go over it thoroughly post contract signing…

2 months2 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
No inspector - on a scale of 1 to 10, how reckless is it?

If you missed your base, frame, pre paint, fixing inspections etc don't stress too much. Probably 60 to 70 % ok, the rest either hidden defects that won't become an…

2 months2 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
settlement, foundation problems legal rights

Google Earth can tell you what was on your block before the land was cleared. Get as much info as possible then get a experienced inspector plus and engineering report.

2 months2 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Bricks colour variations

What does your licensed building inspector say?

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