News and updates

Cost cutting home builders

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
We currently have several sites in the north where I am very concerned about what's happening with foundations. The builders on either side of our home builds are not putting any bore piers in and it is clearly a filled site of 0.900 mm plus.  By not putting in a structural support for the slab it will fail over time. In both cases the builders are sub-contracting to marketing companies. For everyone who is not familiar with this practice it's
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Waffle Pods

Monday, August 31, 2015
A visitor to our face book page has asked the question what is a waffle pod? A waffle pod is a polystyrene product designed for the support of concrete within a concrete slab. Basically a waffle pod takes the place of the raft slab which uses packing sand to create the beams and slab support. The waffle pod system saves on time and expense of making up the beams with sand.
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Display village slabs are being poured

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Berstan Home new display village is well under way with the concrete slabs being poured and framing will start shortly. The slabs were poured in perfect weather and are looking great. Berstan is building the display village with a difference, with three very popular Berstan Homes, being the, the Stockton26 and the very popular for first home buyers, the Javier18.
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