Todd Knaus Constructions
Project for G+S Charles
When assessing a new project, True Water Australia view every facet of the property, location and application.
The Todd Knaus Constructions project was particularly challenging for a number of reasons but, with our extensive experience and the collective knowledge of our expert staff, we were able to not only fulfill the requirements but do so while maintaining the ambience and aesthetic of the property.
This was all achieved within time and budget constraints, working alongside the existing construction so as to not hinder labour and liaising with the governing council, the architect, the foreman and the client.
The Charles property was undergoing a significant renovation, reducing the dwelling from seven to five bedrooms with numerous infrastructure alterations required.
True Water Australia were brought to the project to upgrade the existing septic and drainage systems in alignment with added constraints and demands of the renovation.
The property covered 4,047m² but, although space was available, the block presented heavily vegetated, steep slopes with numerous trees, limited access and the existing necessities of the already established architectural construction team.
Added to this, the work undertaken had to be very strictly within specific construction stages of the property. This required significant negotiation with the foreman and architect to coordinate both the True Water Australia and architectural work teams and the completion of the project within this specific and challenging timeframe.
With the construction already well underway, the True Water Australia team were required to work within the constraints of the established work site without hindering existing labour. This was made more challenging still by the restricted area available for the tank, as governed by both the property and the Land Application Area (LAA – the area designated for wastewater disposal).
The extensive experience of the True Water Australia team allowed us to view several options for the LAA requirements, implementing an advanced secondary treatment which reduced the final sizing of the LAA. This was attained by numerous and extensive liaison with the client, council, architect and builder, ensuring the ideal result for all parties.
Utilising non-recreational areas of the property, a lightweight, compact treatment system was installed, prior to the commencement of external construction, allowing the architectural team to continue work without hindrance. True Water Australia developed and designed the LAA specifically to align seamlessly with council constraints and requirements and with the very best aesthetic solution for the property.
Despite the challenging location and the numerous constraints of the project and council stipulations, a solution that added value to the property without compromise was designed. A very high-quality result was achieved, with minimal site impact and high aesthetic value, True Water Australia installing an advanced treatment system that not only provided exceptional value and functionality but also maximised the useable area of the property for the client.