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7 months7 monthsAitchAitch posted:
Hot water systems? Is LPG an affordable option?

I should say that disinfect does run for several hours, and I've not yet been through a winter so it could run a lot longer and be a bit less…

7 months7 monthsAitchAitch posted:
Hot water systems? Is LPG an affordable option?

I second bashworth.
We have just helped parent in laws get rid of theirs, they are definitely not cheap to run. You can get heat pumps cheap now, I have a…

7 months7 monthsAitchAitch posted:
Dowell Thermaline - any good?

Hi Thurlo86,
Moved in 4 weeks ago, windows are not too bad, an obvious upgrade from single glazed, its difficult to say too much not being in for the too long…

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10 months10 monthsAitchAitch posted:
Dowell Thermaline - any good?

Still have not moved in, not been a great build if I'm honest (not great = horrible and over contract). I'm still sold on the window choice though. I intend…

1 year1 yearAitchAitch posted:
Buy a mini split

Yeah I will get in contact with them. Ducted qoutes were in the order of 11 to 15k depending on size, brand, number of vents, zoning, etc for anyone interested.

1 year1 yearAitchAitch posted:
Buy a mini split

Thank you splitheat2018 and alexp79. The erv system looks very interesting I will have to do some research, I do prefer the idea of ducted although the efficiency trade off…

1 year1 yearAitchAitch posted:
Buy a mini split

Does anyone have any experience using split systems in a cold climate. I'm still trying to determine if i should go for multiple wall splits or ducted so interested in…

1 year1 yearAitchAitch posted:
Dowell Thermaline - any good?

Have bought for my build... they are sitting on the ground so have not experienced yet. However they were best bang for buck in regards to efficiency. Thermaline definitely worthwhile…

1 year1 yearAitchAitch posted:
Buy a mini split

All depends on the space you want to heat. For a single room I think it's going to be the most flexible and efficient option...
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1 year1 yearAitchAitch posted:
Bearers and Piers

Ah right, makes sense, another thing for me to chase them on. Thanks for this, appreciate if you can send that detail so I can point it out to them.…

1 year1 yearAitchAitch posted:
Bearers and Piers

Thanks Tim65. I'm not sure the rod applies for brick piers, they have to use a strap down of some sort though. Which I've also pointed out as some are…

1 year1 yearAitchAitch posted:
Laminate vs Engineered timber flooring

Don't be turned off too much by my comments, good laminate will still do the job, the high end stuff should be decent. And yeah look at the luxury vinyl.

1 year1 yearAitchAitch posted:
Laminate vs Engineered timber flooring

Hi Matt1927, I researched hard flooring options fairly extensively and settled on a relatively premium engineered wood for our new build. Some points:
- Consider luxury vinyl if you want…

1 year1 yearAitchAitch posted:
Things to do after move in to protect your home

If its not painted, don't paint it. I live in koala protection area where all fencing must be wooden. Generally painted fence look alot worse a lot quicker/require a lot…

1 year1 yearAitchAitch posted:
Clarendon Home (Highgrove) Brick Selection

I found brick selection from computer images difficult, try driving around an establishing estate, going direct to supplier or checking out your builders showroom (need to ensure its upto date…

1 year1 yearAitchAitch posted:
Self Levelling Products

Hi,
I have used the dunlop self leveling product (from bunnings) on timber floors and was relatively happy with the end result, it set a little quicker than i thought so…

1 year1 yearAitchAitch posted:
Bearers and Piers

Also I believe its N2 wind rated - can't see anything specific in the engineering about tie down, but i'd say most/all are strapped to the pier (despite having voids…

Bearers and Piers
1 year1 yearAitchAitch posted:
Bearers and Piers

Thanks StructuralBimGuy,
I found the below on the footing (doesn't state there should be gaps although it should probably be assumed?)
Are any of those things ok or am I now assuming…

Bearers and Piers
1 year1 yearAitchAitch posted:
Bearers and Piers

Hi,
Building in Ballarat who believe the below is ok, signed off with their inspector and have installed insulation. Can anyone here confirm?
They had some foundation issues that they resolved but…

1 year1 yearAitchAitch posted:
How often do you visit your site?

About once a week, but there have been times where I've not looked for a few weeks, mainly due to lack of progress (at least 6 months into build -…

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1 year1 yearAitchAitch posted:
What type of flooring is this

Pick an inconspicuous spot and chip at the edge of one of those ridges (chisel or similar), taking a tiny chip out will show you if its real slate or…

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