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Mark Bayno

What is a Contour Survey?

Mark Bayno

Does your block look flat? Don't be fooled. Most vacant blocks of land have some sort of slope. A Contour Survey will help determine the amount of the slope so you can budget your build properly. 

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What is soil testing? Mark Bayno

One of the first steps of building a new home is having the soil on the site tested by a geotechnical engineer. Most builders will take care of this for you but some builders will not undertake a soil test of the site at tender stage and instead include an estimated allowance.

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What are drop edge beams? Mark Bayno

Actually, it isn't a beam at all. A Drop Edge Beam is the edge of a concrete slab that holds the fill under the slab and are usually used on blocks that require cut and fill to flatten the slope of the land.

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What is Piering? Mark Bayno

Piering involves your builder excavating a number of holes throughout the site, which will later be filled with concrete to strengthen the foundation of your new home. The best way to visualise piers is to think of them like the legs of a table.

 

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What is roof sarking? Mark Bayno

Roof Sarking is a layer of laminated aluminium material that is installed by your builder underneath the roof of your new home.

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