It can be an expensive mistake if a house is not correctly set out on site. This happens too often, so here are some basics for getting it right.
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One of the keys to good-quality cured concrete is correct vibration after it’s poured. This compacts it and consolidates the mix by removing trapped air. But how do you get it right?
This is the first in a series that will focus on the building process from the ground up, as a refresher. Here we tackle site set-out. Try the quiz at the end to see how much you already know.
Before excavations start, the proposed building must be set out on the site. Getting this wrong can prove very expensive, so here are a few pointers.
Where is a gap required between building materials and when should any gap be sealed? It’s important to get these correct so we review the requirements in E2/AS1 and elsewhere.