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1 d1 dworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Ventilation when slab in place

Presumably the terrace contains similar houses of similar construction?. Have you asked the other terrace residents if they have a similar issue and how they have addressed it?
I used…

2 d2 dworldofmudworldofmud posted:
General advice for a new pool - what do I need to know?

Some info and links in here:

One of the big things to look out for is ease of excavation. Because pools often don't need soil/rock info to meet council…

3 d3 dworldofmudworldofmud posted:
How to minimise building certification & engineering fees

Andre2018,
Not sure what your situation is regarding development consent/application approval/CDC etc but often the required sign offs are to fulfill the local building…

22 d22 dworldofmudworldofmud posted:
High spec project builders in Sydney?

Do you know the ground conditions at basement excavation level and are you expecting clay soils?

22 d22 dworldofmudworldofmud posted:
High spec project builders in Sydney?

echelon6
Seems an unusual approach-why not instead find projects in the local area which share features with your proposed and try to talk…

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24 d24 dworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Sewer line running through the left side - Risk to buy?

­­­­­­Hi

A couple of things to think about:

Whether there is a recognised easement or not, there will still be restrictions/guidelines on what can be built near the sewer…

2 months2 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Extending alfresco slab

Hi Rhys,
A couple of things you should consider-they may or may not be relevant to your situation but worth thinking about:
1. The waffle slab and the new slab will…

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2 months2 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Soil Test - Rock Found

To be fair to the soil testers, they have done what they were asked most likely. I looked at the borehole locations from a geotech. investigation point of view…

2 months2 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Rough pool / landscaping cost info to avoid being ripped-off

It gets very expensive for pool excavation if rock is encountered. If you haven't already make sure that hard rock doesn't exist within the pool excavation depth.

2 months2 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Soil Test - Rock Found

Albert142
The minimum required to accommodate the floor slab. I think you only need 100mm for the slab thickness but 300mm for footings…

2 months2 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Soil Test - Rock Found

Residential soil tests are usually done with auger drilling which can't penetrate bedrock-standard practice because it is usually adequate to meet regs.
The information provided looks fine-they can't do any testing…

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6 months6 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Concrete encasement

Take 2 minutes to register with Dial Before you Dig:
https://www.1100.com.au/
Then order the plans yourself-They are free and might give a bit more information you …

6 months6 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Legislation on supporting excavation

That SEPP link I posted in response to your other query covers this in relation to CDC. Your builder might just say it’s was a temporary construction measure. That would…

6 months6 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Reataining wall approval question

Hi,
Have a look at the SEPP link below-may answer your question.
https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/#/vi ... 1/subDiv15

6 months6 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
"$800+gst including travel" ??? What does it mean?

I reckon it’s usually an hourly rate and he gave a fixed sum but forgot to delete ‘including travel’.

7 months7 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Is it fine to buy a lot which has engineered depth fill of 1

Are you missing a decimal point....?
The only way it will impact the building is through poor design of the footings and slab. Providing that doesn't happen it shouldn't have…

7 months7 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
How long does it normally take? Quote from a designer?

Have you resent the drawings to them in the last month? If not I’d give it a go along with a submission required by date.
I’d probably send the same…

7 months7 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Retaining wall on the neighbour’s zero lot boundary

I'm not quite sure of the layout but check the CDC restrictions-you might find excavation is not allowed under a CDC-Presumably if the builder puts the wall back as it…

7 months7 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Get Site Survey & Soil Test done early?

Hi Jason,
Independent Geotech is usually preferable. Reason being a builder will usually do the minimum required to satisfy regs. That will basically be a brief report giving site class…

7 months7 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Site Costs - Please advise

Hi,
Doesn't look too bad-the first quote made the builder sound like there a pit of unknowns-may have been standard clauses.
Footings should come back as piers into the clay which should…

7 months7 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Cracks in slab

If they were related to an issue with the underlying ground (assuming its the ground floor) you would expect other indications elsewhere e.g cracks in walls, sticking doors etc.
You would…

7 months7 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Site Costs - Please advise

Hi firsthome2020,
I can only see BH3 and a blank BH4. Was there supposed to be a log for BH1 and BH2?
There is…

7 months7 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Who certifies the build?

If you have had to get a seperate Geotech report it’s normally the Geotech who provides certification of the ground conditions for footings.
If no Geotech was required I think…

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7 months7 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Site Costs - Please advise

Did you get hold of the borehole logs (or is there some more info) that gives a better idea of footing type and depth?
It's probably worth clarifying what …

7 months7 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Council approval - new shed

Hi jtrain81,
The council normally give some indication as to why they require some soil testing. If not in the letters it may…

7 months7 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Retaining wall - maintenance query

Generally, if the ground surface in one property is reduced to below that of the neighbouring property, it is the owner of the lower property who is obliged to protect…

7 months7 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Footings for deck

It would probably be better if the ground surface below the deck was graded (only slightly) so all water is shed and transferred away to the edges and then away…

7 months7 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Site Costs - Please advise

×firsthome_2020
Hi Mate,
thanks heaps for the detailed update. It will take some time for me to digest this.
Please remove their name from your post, I have removed it from my…

7 months7 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Site Costs - Please advise

Hi firsthome_2020,
A better explanation below:
In the comments at the bottom of the Soil Tests section are the words 'advice from XXXXXX in report…

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