Site classification reports for building works

Site classification reports for building works

One of the most common causes of damage to building foundations in Queensland is the failure of the footing system, particularly in areas that have reactive or unstable soils. Investigating in-ground drainage system failures often reveals broken or leaking pipework....
New government homebuilder scheme

New government homebuilder scheme

The Federal government recently announced plans for a construction stimulus package to kickstart the economy, after the downturn from the Covid19 virus. Property developers and builders have welcomed the short-term stimulus package as an opportunity for a...
Building on Sloping Land – Part One

Building on Sloping Land – Part One

Ever wondered why that steep block of land is so cheap and has been on the market for so long? When purchasing a steep or sloping block of land, there are a number of factors to take into consideration when designing and building a house. The first thing that needs to...
Removal of mandatory rainwater tanks

Removal of mandatory rainwater tanks

The Queensland Government recently amended legislation removing the requirement for compulsory water tanks to new houses. This change came into effect on 1 February 2013. Originally introduced to help provide assistance to Queensland households during drought and...
How to make your plan draw cheaper

How to make your plan draw cheaper

Building a new house or extension often comes down to meeting a budget and your plan draw is no different. To help save you money (apart from choosing the right draftsperson or building designer) make sure you have put plenty of thought into the layout of the house....
Problems with using old soil test and footing designs

Problems with using old soil test and footing designs

A lot of times people would like to extend a deck or patio and do so with a minimum expense involved. They wrongly assume that if they were to use the same footing size and depth for any posts and the same bearer and joist size for any existing structure then...