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2. Build Own House – Setting Out

Posted on Sunday, October 25th, 2015 at 1:27 pm

To make it simple, setting out is to transferred the actual scale (100%) of floor plan to the site using string lines and wooden stakes. The purpose is to know the boundaries and to know where is the location of pad footing and this gives us the location of the house for inspection by local authority building inspector, for approval. I found this video is very informative for beginner,

This is the time we need to use what we learn from our secondary school, Theorem Pythagoras! 3-4-5 trick, if A = 3, B = 4, the C will absolutely be 5.

Apply for every corner, then measure the blue and red point length for accuracy, they should be equal.

Then, repeat this process on all sides of your home…sound simple right? The orange box is our pad footing location.

I used wooden stakes to mark the pad footing location.

Helped by my father.

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