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Jun 13, 2023 9:13 am
I'm looking for advice on a structural slab for a High-Set House in Brisbane. I'm planning for Under-Slab Plumbing in the Future as well. Seeking input from Fellow Homeowners who have undertaken similar projects. Did you hire a builder or opt for Owner Builder? Any advice would be highly appreciated!
Kind regards Gordon
Re: Hire builder or owner builder for structural slab?5
Jun 13, 2023 8:12 pm
Who is building the house? It's extremely more cost effective to add any plumbing under a slab before you lay it.
Hi Ardo thanks for the reply. I should have added more details in my original post. The high set house is existing and has been raised to legal height by the previous owners. There's no concrete slab underneath just gravel. Our plan is to have a plumber install the plumbing required for the downstairs bathroom and laundry before the slab is poured.
Re: Hire builder or owner builder for structural slab?7
Jun 13, 2023 9:52 pm
Hi Alex a couple of reasons why we want to pour a slab is that the backyard slopes down towards the house and when it storms underneath the house gets muddy and the water pools due to it being level. Previous owners installed strip drains but the grills keep getting clogged with gravel etc. The other is once the slab is poured the intenion is to build in eventually due to it being legal height underneath. The other reason is when the slab is poured and before we build in is we are hoping that we would use the space a bit more as it connects with the backyard very well which is handy with the kids.
Got a recent quote to pave and the paving guy said you might as well get it slabbed due to the cost being similar, which was surprising.
Re: Hire builder or owner builder for structural slab?8
Jan 17, 2024 6:38 am
When u say owner builder u mean subcontravt it out and not engage a builder to do that
If it's one trade.only owner builder
If it's two trades lease between two
More know whqt Ur doing
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