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1 d1 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Pros and cons with all-in-one insulated roofing panels

Builders are always conservative.
Give a call to ARCPanel guys and ask them to provide contact details of the owners who installed many years ago. Then call owners and talk…

2 d2 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Custom build Sydney Hills with attached granny flat

What a complex design.
I understand it may be a bit late to provide any comments, however, some of the below items can be approved during the build by selecting…

3 d3 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
cost of peiring and rock removal

Take several quotations to compare. Use resources like ServiceSeeking.com.au to describe your job and you will be getting several quotations from different vendors straight away.

Sometimes you can save quite…

10 d10 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Insulating 7 Start + new house

I am ordering Austrian Internorm windows from local distributor (PM me for the details) - tripple glazed KF500 secure profile, alum + PVC, U = 0.67 on average. Quite…

13 d13 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Insulating 7 Start + new house

You can consider applying continuous blanket of insulation or rigid EPS/XPS insulating board to the front side of the studs.
Also, I have recently ran across this system, which combines cladding…

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13 d13 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Dream House Cost?

Hmm. Looks like Mr. Klueless1993 is not only a young dreamer, but has just put everything he would learn on the Internet or from the magazines about rock star/Hollywood houses…

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13 d13 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Insulating 7 Start + new house

Correct. 90 mm pine will have up to 2 times lower R value than batts (can be even more, depending on the moisture level) and therefore, there will be thermal…

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13 d13 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Insulating 7 Start + new house

R2.8 of total wall insulation is more than enough even for much colder countries. For example, R3.6 wall insulation is a requirement for colder Arctic regions of Canada and Russia…

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13 d13 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Trying to find similar wall lights to pic

Almost anything you can find on Aliexpress these days (for the fraction of cost of other online stores), use Search by Image functionality

13 d13 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Buying lights from the US

US lightings will be 110V, will be highly problematic to re-wire unless you are getting dual voltage ones.

17 d17 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Pre-cast Concrete House Build Perth

Definitely consider good ERV ventilation system for that one.
How are you planning to handle insulation, by the way?

19 d19 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Feeling like a serious ameteur

Just start with drawing plan yourself and then involve professional architect up to construction certificate stage.

This build will be costing at least 1.5M+ to build, so $20-25K should not…

20 d20 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Site Works and Preliminary Cost Estimates

Lol, cost of concrete itself creates a small difference.
E.g. if you have 30 m3 of concrete in your slab and you pay $300 per m3 (which is on a very…

23 d23 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Site Works and Preliminary Cost Estimates

Well, it is either one way or another.
If the builder's engineer will be having doubts about the quality of your engineering, the builder can always get it re-done (and charge…

23 d23 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Site Works and Preliminary Cost Estimates

They simply can't perform any "accurate" calculations on slab and plumbing without at least draft structural engineering and stormwater drawings.
If your house plan is finalized, why don't you do your…

23 d23 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Is changing the window type a structural change?

Not a structural change as long as you are not changing the window size significantly. This is generally just a small variation even if you have already received a construction…

24 d24 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
TV mounted above gas fireplace yay or nay?

gogo65, is it a long window over the sofa or what?

25 d25 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Municipal Building surveyor or private

Then this is obvious error from his side. It should not be too hard to fix it.

25 d25 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Municipal Building surveyor or private

I see what you are talking about. This means that your overall building envelope dimensions are likely to change, do you have your this change on your DA drawings?

25 d25 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Metal Roof Tiles

Hi,
Has anyone been using Metal Roof Tiles for their builds, e.g. similar to http://www.met-tile.com.au/?
They look so much better than galvanized Colorbond roofs. Quite popular in…

25 d25 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Municipal Building surveyor or private

Error on the building plans to what extent? Can this error to be something he is actually aware of and hoping that it can be fixed during the construction stage,…

25 d25 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Municipal Building surveyor or private

Ah, probably, I am speaking in NSW terms.
In NSW:
Building inspector = private building inspector who is checking the quality of your build and reporting directly to you. I can't see…

25 d25 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
TV antennas? Phone lines? Who needs them?

Hi,
I would like to start a topic about things, in my mind, which a modern 21st century house won't be required to have any more (considering that the house…

25 d25 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Municipal Building surveyor or private

Are you guys talking about private vs council certifier?
He won't be checking quality of your build, it is not his job, he will be only confirming that your build dimensions…

27 d27 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Concrete Tilt panel home build - Brisbane

You're right, apples to apples.
amazing.abs, what is your total floor/wall/glazing area?

27 d27 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Pre-cast/tilt up Concrete House Build Perth

K17 was $50-100/sq m last time I looked at it.
Also, makes a sense in some places to insulate thermal mass from the outside, rather than from the inside.
Sandwich makes…

27 d27 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Pre-cast/tilt up Concrete House Build Perth

What do you do about insulation? Concrete has a lot of thermal mass, but is is an awful insulator.
You would also need at least 20 cm high reinforced concrete belt…

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27 d27 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Concrete Tilt panel home build - Brisbane

Just owner build it. It is quite simple and straightforward project. If you go with precast panels, you can lock up it in 6 weeks. But concrete sucks for insulation,…

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