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3 d3 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Thermally Broken Windows - You don't need them!!!

I can see ECOECO is finally in WERS. Kudos, now we can compare!
BTW, what do TB150, TB170, XETGO150 stand for?

4 d4 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Hebel had no impact on energy rating

Installing XPS-based lightweight on your second floor will help to sort out several things at once:
1) You get your required 3.0R+ of insulation with 50-70 mm panels (e.g. check out…

5 d5 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Church near the house

Hi All,
There is a church in around 50 m on a straight line from my planned house (two land blocks away).
The church itself is masked with the trees and…

5 d5 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Feng Shui Experts

I guess Feng Shui has to deal more with magnetic fields rather than with the sun position, therefore, there is no difference between hemispheres, magnetic north and south are always…

5 d5 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
You know you have a good tiler when...

What are the wires on the first picture for?

5 d5 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
I work in flooring - do you have a flooring question?

Thanks, Michelle.
What is the best way to combine vynil floors with the wall tiles colour wise?
Also, skirting boards won't be needed, so walls can be tiled right from the…

5 d5 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Laundry in South-East

Hi All,
It seems that the only logical location for my laundry is south-east corner of the house (which is wealth corner and there auspicious).
Is there anything can be done to…

6 d6 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
What kind of lights be best for bathroom?

Thanks, this is very helpful.

6 d6 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
What kind of lights be best for bathroom?

Hi Acradelt,
Could you provide an example of the right vanity lights? Should they be installed on the wall instead?

7 d7 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Strand Woven Bamboo vs Engineered Oak

Engineered oak is NOT a laminate.

7 d7 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
I work in flooring - do you have a flooring question?

Michelle,
What is your advice about using high quality vinyl floors vs tiles for kitchen, laundry and powder room areas?
My main concern is that tile can become cold during winter and…

7 d7 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Insulation

BTW, there are some very affordable ones out there on the market, which can be used with the smartphone:
http://www.flir.com/flirone/
I am thinking of buying one for my build.

8 d8 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Need recommandation on Tile & carpets in Sydney?

Get them from China, you can find vendors at Alibaba Web site and request them to provide free samples.

8 d8 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Insulation

This really sucks. Person responsible for this kind of work should have been (crucified at the backyard) removed from the industry immediately.

22 d22 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Phase Change Materials - anyone used this?

I would say you need bricks on the walls opposite and around north facing walls, north facing walls themselves will be having a lot of glazing, so having bricks on…

22 d22 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Phase Change Materials - anyone used this?

You can read about Thermal Mass here:
http://www.yourhome.gov.au/passive-design/thermal-mass
You should be very careful about second floor thermal mass.
Strange that your bricks cost so much. My calculation is that you spend $0.75…

23 d23 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Metricon Glendale 38 in SYD

What is the total area of the first floor? Trying to understand why they are charging $24K for Hebel PowerFloor upgrade, seems a way too high, as material cost is…

24 d24 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Phase Change Materials - anyone used this?

I ran some calculations and it seems it cheaper or comparable cost to go double brick, instead of BioPCM, but in addition you are also getting an improved acoustics, structural…

24 d24 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Solar Panels Instead Roof Tiles - Experiences?

So what is their cost like?

1 month1 monthalexp79alexp79 posted:
insulation and heating advice please new build NSW

They claim they can work even with just 40 degrees

1 month1 monthalexp79alexp79 posted:
insulation and heating advice please new build NSW

Slab is usually insulated with XPS panels (boards), e.g. Knauf Kooltherm K3 or Pink Floor Batts.
Boards/panels generally behave better than batts as they are generally covering full surface including the…

1 month1 monthalexp79alexp79 posted:
insulation and heating advice please new build NSW

I would be looking into hydronics with radiators or ThermaSkirt on the first floor and probably in screed rather then in slab for the ground floor, it is a bit…

1 month1 monthalexp79alexp79 posted:
Double brick + brick veneer combo

I am planning 28.5 cm walls =110+65+110 with 45 mm of Kooltherm K8 (total R3.0)

1 month1 monthalexp79alexp79 posted:
New house floor plan advice please.

With regards to the facade, consider reducing them to the minimum size (e.g. making them narrower) as well as tint them up and install Low E glazing. Invest heavily into…

1 month1 monthalexp79alexp79 posted:
New house floor plan advice please.

Here is what I have spotted:
- consider removing west facing windows for the master bedroom and lounge, move master bedroom's window to the south and lounge's window to the north.…

1 month1 monthalexp79alexp79 posted:
Bricklayers in Sydney

How much do they cost today?
I remember they were charging around $1/per standard brick 5 years ago, then it was $1.5, what is it like nowadays?

2 months2 monthsalexp79alexp79 posted:
Floor Plan Advice Please :-)

Solar Pergola

2 months2 monthsalexp79alexp79 posted:
Double brick + brick veneer combo

Hi JB1,
Of course both will be heavily insulated.
WBR,
Alex

2 months2 monthsalexp79alexp79 posted:
Floor covering suggestion

in which area?

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