The site classification report completed in accordance with Australian Standard 2870:2011 Residential slabs and footings is a requirement for all new houses in Australia.
We engaged respected Tasmanian engineering geologist Bill Cromer to provide us with site classification reports for each lot available for sale within the subdivision. Bill previously compiled the initial geotechnical reports for the subdivision in 2009 and 2011 as required by Launceston City Council.
The reports are in two parts. Part 1 describes and classifies soil conditions on your lot and Part 2 describes general soil conditions common to the whole Eastmans Green subdivision.
The site classification report is also ready to hand over to the Launceston City Council as part of your planning and building application.
Each report includes besides the site classification, a geotechnical summary and a required wind classification in accordance with Australian Standard 4055:2006 Wind loads for houses.
Have a look at the new fabulous housing in the immediate area and you will see the excellent work of designers and engineers.
The value of this reporting is at least $3,000 and in consultation with a suitably experienced engineer, a cost effective foundation can be drawn up saving more dollars. For example, on hillsides, piered footings in lieu of supporting a concrete slab can be a better alternative as it avoids expensive excavations.
And further, you can build light weight constructed homes on the piers to take an advantage of the views and secure extra privacy.
Useful information to help you build and maintain your new home.
Australian Geoguides Website A set of plain-English information sheets for all Australian home owners and occupiers by the Australian Geomechanics Society, the country’s foremost geotechnical organisation.