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Recently I was asked by a prospective client to quote some retaining walls and associated landscape works for their property. The back yard had a 3m fall to the back corner. Not much fun for the kids playing footy or dad’s dodgey hip. Access to the back yard was a 1400mm path, after the side gate was removed. The only other access was a rear easement with a very steep slope, only suitable for tracked machines.
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A recent client in Nerang had a timber retaining wall, with timber fence attached, leaning into his neighbour’s property. A timber deck was built out to the retaining wall. Not an uncommon scenario. The highest portion of the retaining wall was 1.6m. As the site was cleared and existing wall demolished it was discovered that the deck had sunk about 50mm, not apparent during initial site inspection prior to work starting.
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Pouring a Concrete Slab with Challenging Logistics. A Currumbin Valley shed needed a 8m x 30m concrete slab. This was not a big job as such however it had some logistical challenges. Upon entry to the property you are met with a 130m driveway on a 22% grade. At the house there is a 3m space between the corner of the house and a lovely palm tree in which your truck with excavator on the back can pass through.
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A block of units in Mermaid Waters owned by a Sydney client required underpinning. This involved the removal and reinstatement of some face brick, existing concrete patios and brick columns. Extra retaining walls and landscaping were added to the original scope of works Farquhar Projects were recommended to the client as a reliable contractor who had the ability and skill to manage the whole project.
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The clients wanted to build holiday accommodation in a sloping paddock on their Billinudgel rural property. Terracing the cut into the sloping paddock worked best for aesthetics while providing under cover car parking. The design called for three x one meter high terraces. Twenty two concrete footings were also poured along with a concrete slab for two water tanks.
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Condong Power Stockpile Area Loading Slab Remediation Due to heavy rain and wide spread flooding throughout the Tweed Valley in April 2017, saturated subsoil caused failures in some of the areas within the stockpile area that are required to support heavy traffic loads on a regular basis. One such area was the ‘Runway Slab’ to the loading hopper where a 30 tonne front end loader feeds wood chip to be conveyed to the power station furnace.