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Foundation Engineering

Driveway Design

Most driveways are a straightforward job for a properly licensed builder. But for more complex sites (especially sloping blocks) we recommend an engineered driveway design.
To determine a suitable design for your driveway, one of our technicians will review the provided details and site classification, while considering:

  • Proposed slope of the driveway
  • Location in relation to other structures, boundaries, and services
  • Standard vs heavy loads
  • Australian standards and local government regulations
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When is it required?

A driveway design is not always required. It will depend on many factors, including your builder’s inclusions, council requirements, and on-site factors — especially the slope of the site.

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What's included?

A PDF report is compiled and signed by a registered professional engineer. The design details typically include (where applicable):

  • Site plan showing the driveway location in comparison to other structures, boundaries, and services
  • Slab thicknesses
  • Joint locations and details
  • Material sizes and strengths
  • Concrete strengths
  • Pier layouts, including height, spacing, and chairing of steel reinforcing

The design will give your builder precise specifications to follow.

Experience counts

Having served hundreds of Aussie builders over 30+ years, our integrity and professional excellence is well known.

Local compliance

We’re familiar with local council requirements for driveways in both Queensland and New South Wales, from Bundaberg to Queanbeyan.

Clear communication

From order placement through to job completion, STA makes it easy for you to track the status of your project.

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One engineer for all your needs

Every building project is different, requiring a combination of engineering disciplines. From bottom to top, our engineers can work on soil testing and foundations, all the way up to frame and roof truss design and even inspections. We believe these shouldn’t be thought of as separate, unrelated services.

Whether you’re renovating, extending, building a brand new home, or putting in a pool, you can gain significant benefits from understanding (in advance) the full range of engineering services you might need — and from using the same engineer for all these services.
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Key advantages of integrated services

STA is a one-stop engineer with a service range that delivers three key advantages:

  • Save time and money

Pre-planning your engineering needs means you won’t have to keep re-booking an engineer when you need a particular service. It creates efficiencies that cut service times and save you money by pulling together the services you’ll need, at a lower overall price.

  • Enjoy engineering continuity

With all your engineering done by a single organisation, your consultants tap into a deeper knowledge of the site and the project, which leads to high quality outcomes, with more opportunities for innovative solutions.

  • Less risk, more reliability

While STA always takes legal responsibility for its engineering designs, an up-front engineering services package makes it easier to trust our work with a strong mutual commitment, and reduced risk of potential interruption or delay.

How it works

Engineering consideration – We help you think about your project in engineering terms. What specific services might you need?
Packaged plan – We develop a plan that packages up all the engineering services you need for your individual home or build project.
Prescheduled services – With each service pre-scheduled, we can work more closely with you over the life of the project.

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Whether you’re a builder, developer, architect or owner, STA has the size and range to cover every possibility, with a team of experts in every engineering specialty. Explore more specific info on:
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