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At Found. we offer a complete range of structural engineering services such as residential and commercial design, remedial work, alteration, technical drafting and building assessment. Being registered members of every state's engineering authority, we can provide you with all relevant certificates along our high quality design and instructions.
Whether there is a dispute you want a professional engineer's assistance to resolve it or you want to make sure to prevent such a dispute, we are here to help. Throughout the years we have come across property owners who believed their property has been damaged by next door construction or construction contractors who thought have been wrongly blamed for a damage. On each case, we have worked tirelessly and ethically to understand the problem, define it for all stakeholders, find a solution and help implement it. We have well-devised strategies, thoroughly-defined procedures, and fast-paced action plans to help you with your unique set of enquiries. Just sent us an email or give one of us a call, we are here to help.
We provide Various types of building inspections and reporting, the most common is Dilapidation Surveys. Many council are now moved to only accept proper dilapidation reports done by structural engineers. We provide Detailed and Comprehensive Dilapidation Reports, carried out by structural engineers.
At Found. we take pride aiming our clients to unlock their full potential on saving energy by implementing the most cost-effective measures. The Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) is a star rating system (out of ten) that rates the energy efficiency of a home, based on its design. Obtaining a NatHERS rating at the required star level is specified in the National Construction Code (NCC) as one of the ways of demonstrating compliance with the energy efficiency (thermal performance) requirements for new houses and apartments in Australia.
NatHERS certified homes save energy, save money, and help protect the environment by generating fewer greenhouse gas emissions than typical homes.
BASIX is a NSW government initiative designed to improve the environmental sustainability of residential developments. It sets out the minimum standards for compliance in the following three areas: water, thermal and energy. NatHERS can be used for the thermal section of the BASIX as well as its own thermal tool; however, NatHERS provides more detail and flexible assessment.
NatHERS in Victoria
Since 2013 new Victoria apartments must achieve an average 6-star rating collectively for all sole-occupancy units (SOU) and not less than a 5-star rating for each individual SOU. New standalone homes must achieve at least a 6-star rating.