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3 months3 months1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
How much did you pay for variation?

All builders loooove variations. The best thing you can do is take the time to work out exactly what you want before you sign anything, and get it all included…

3 months3 months1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Solar HWS not approved due to direction in Queensland

The plumbing inspector should stick to what he knows (plumbing) and leave the energy calculations up to those of us who understand solar design and thermodynamics...
A solar system in Queensland…

3 months3 months1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
New Build: LED Recessed Lights or Incandescent with LED bulb

A well designed LED downlight with a constant current LED driver will outlast and outperform an LED globe in a traditional fitting in every metric by a substantial margin. That…

3 months3 months1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

If the seller was aware of that serious defect and sold the property without disclosing it they can be in a lot of legal hot water.

3 months3 months1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Ask a lighting design engineer - general Q&A

I think that will be fine for the time being. Just make sure you get high output warm white LED globes, Philips, Osram or Sylvania are good brands. For bedrooms…

3 months3 months1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Dimmer switch for led lights

Two issues.
The first is poor quality LED lights, which I'm sorry to say basically all builders use. $10 junk from China.
Second issue is using a dimmer that is not…

4 months4 months1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Rough Electrical Allowances for builders

On average, electrical allowance should be about 5% of the total build cost. Up to 10% if you go hard on the bells and whistles.
$300k build = $15-30k electrical

4 months4 months1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Ask a lighting design engineer - general Q&A

I think I understand what you're getting at. I suspect the cause of the shadowing you're talking about might be from wide-angle diffused downlights.
As you read through this thread you'll…

4 months4 months1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Your Connected Home. What have you done / what do you need?

Why are you guys letting your wife use the remote control? And mother-in-law!!!
What has the world come to 😂

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4 months4 months1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Ask a lighting design engineer - general Q&A

Totally comes down to budget. You can just put in bayonets with standard bulbs and stick some DIY light shades over them. Then once you can afford it you can…

4 months4 months1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Ask a lighting design engineer - general Q&A

Yeah you're right about those downlights - pretty standard from a builder unfortunately. I would suggest supplying your own downlights and just having the builder install them. By the sounds…

4 months4 months1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Ask a lighting design engineer - general Q&A

It depends on whether they are quoting LED lumens or luminaire lumens. If they are quoting luminaire lumens then it's probably about what I would expect for a 9watt cheap…

4 months4 months1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Ask a lighting design engineer - general Q&A

Personally, I have fundamental dislike of downlights with frosted diffusers. They produce high discomfort glare, and have no beam control. They are fine for small rooms like toilet, WIR,…

4 months4 months1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Your Connected Home. What have you done / what do you need?

My wife just sends me Facebook messages. Gen Y...

5 months5 months1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Solar Net Feed In and 3-Phase power. Dont get caught out!

40kWh per day 🤤
Maybe you should look into battery storage?

5 months5 months1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Solar Net Feed In and 3-Phase power. Dont get caught out!

The viability will vary depending on your latitude but orientating your solar array to focus on reducing grid consumption at specific times certainly has merit, as does the inverse, changing…

5 months5 months1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Urgent help with downlights please!

The Trend ResiLed is a great downlight for domestic. It is the same as their commercial grade miniled, but just has a lower cost LED chip and driver (which is…

5 months5 months1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Pricing for downlights

You need to enquire what downlights they are using. Are they using rubbish, glarey $20 downlights, or good quality low glare $60 downlights?
I'd suggest investigating a good quality downlight with…

5 months5 months1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
The downlight still gives off orange light even it is off

Good pickup - and yes that makes perfect sense.

5 months5 months1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Lights In Shower Niche and Behind Mirrors

I wouldn't recommend the shower niche one. I regularly have interior designers asking me to design these in to my lighting designs but I won't.
It will be very…

5 months5 months1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
The downlight still gives off orange light even it is off

Yeah the Clipsal ones are cheap Chinese, they're just in a nice box

5 months5 months1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
The downlight still gives off orange light even it is off

I've come across issues like this on some apartment projects. It only happens with cheap Chinese LED products that builders love

5 months5 months1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Problems with new apartment buildings

At the risk of sounding like a conspiracy whackjob, maybe the developers have the right political connections to ensure that the regulators remain toothless tigers...

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5 months5 months1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Problems with new apartment buildings

Clients (developers) I suppose... minimising build costs whilst maximising sale price of apartments.
Everyone else are the losers.
Builders And subbies are then in a race to the bottom.
By association so are…

5 months5 months1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Electrical circuits for new build

I'd say all of the usual circuits (lighting, socket outlets, cooking appliances etc) are all included in the price. Any extra dedicated circuits (like for a pool, air con, spa…

5 months5 months1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Problems with new apartment buildings

Yep, ever since the rise of the "design and construct" contract method 6 or 7 years ago, we have been spending more and more of our time on forensic engineering,…

5 months5 months1960sModernistHome1960sModernistHome posted:
Electrical circuits for new build

This is based on AS3000 Table C8

4 x 10A 1.5mm2 lighting circuits (max 20 points on a 10A circuit)
7 x 16A 2.5mm2 socket outlet power circuits (max 16 single…

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