Five Questions with Craig Bullen

 House Raise and Build in Under

Craig Bullen is a Senior Sales Associate with Rema1282544846_1445804230image[1]x Executives.
His Owner-Builder project in Coorparoo has just finished construction!

We caught up with Craig Bullen and asked him 5 questions about his renovation project.

Describe the scope of your project?

Full raise and rebuild of a Queenslander.

What is the best feature of your project?

Huge rear patio with Cathedral ceilings overlooking the yard and pool.

What simple lesson have you learned during this project?

Compromise is unavoidable.

Would you attempt a similar project again?

Yes, because by the 5th time I have done it I will know what I am doing… 🙂

How did Cornell Engineers add value to your project?

Matt came up with a great design for engineering and was available for solutions as problems arose. Very happy with the service.

Thanks Craig Bullen

Talk to Craig Bullen about real estate in Brisbane. Here’s his link: Craig Bullen – Remax.
Thank you Craig.

Building over sewers

Build over a Sewer

The rules for building near existing council-owned buried infrastructure (including sewer mains, stormwater pipes and underground electrical cables) vary from region to region. There are two main reasons for these rules.

  1. They want to be able to access their pipes safely;
  2. They don’t want your structure to collapse into their trenches.

Keep this in mind when constructing over or near sewer mains, stormwater pipes and electrical cables.

Here is a video that explains the rules a little bit more.


The rules for building over or near sewers changed in November 2013. Under the new approval process, building work over or near a sewer must be assessed against Queensland Development Code Mandatory Part 1.4 (MP 1.4).

The Department of Housing and Public Works has information on MP1.4.  This is the manual we refer to when preparing a build over sewer application in Queensland.

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