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1 h1 halexp79alexp79 posted:
Confused about 3 phase

If you can go 3 phase, better go 3 phase.
Let's say you would consider adding sauna or heated pool in the future.
Plus electric vehicles might be coming much sooner…

1 h1 halexp79alexp79 posted:
New Build - Need help deciding between flooring options

I would just go with polished concrete looking tiles, if you really want to get an effect. If you look hard enough, you can even find 2400x1200 ones and they…

18 h18 halexp79alexp79 posted:
Pre-cast Concrete House Build Perth

Partially the issue can be addressed if you replace XPS with EPS (which is semi-permeable) or mineral insulation (better).
But I would still be thinking about installing ERV for the…

1 d1 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Pre-cast Concrete House Build Perth

Concrete is generally waterproofed or protected with render or cladding (when outside) if the want is to protect it from water. It becomes impermeable only at very high densities (e.g.…

2 d2 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Pre-cast Concrete House Build Perth

Nope, I am talking about water vapours generated inside the house, e.g. bathroom, laundry, kitchen/cooking, breathing, etc.
Even when the temperature gradient is not there, vapours will still be eventually…

2 d2 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Timber vs Steel Structural Posts

Bi-folds in your configuration: you will probably only use them twice or thrice to take pictures before selling your house.
Otherwise, they seem to be completely impractical: 3 of them,…

2 d2 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Pre-cast Concrete House Build Perth

But also locking moisture/water vapour inside the inner layer?

2 d2 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Questions about retaining walls

Either you pay for cut and fill or you invest into retaining walls throughout and deal with tons of staircases in your house... If you can achieve prominent house position…

2 d2 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Pre-cast Concrete House Build Perth

XPS insulation on the outside of the concrete panel is going to be awful. You would need a full blown ERV system as otherwise, you are completely locking all the…

3 d3 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Autumn color schemes to rejuvenate your interior design?

not bad, but this white skirting is somewhat... excessive/falling out of style

4 d4 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Concept design feedback: Passive solar, orientation

I agree that without continuous insulation, real R values will be much lower than calculated one.
Unventilated roof is a good solution for houses which later would like to have a…

13 d13 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Tile vs colorbond roof

Why not to go for metal roof but which looks like tile (and costs like metal).
Probably the best of 2 worlds.
https://gerardroofs.co.nz/

13 d13 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Drawer's vs Architect's plan

SejaeD I find roofing on a high side or this is including roof framing? In that case framing excludes roof framing, i.e. 40K…

15 d15 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Critique the floor plan for my ground floor!

Is it okay for anyone entering your house from the main door (e.g. couriers, etc.) to have unblocked line of site to your private space?

15 d15 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Drawer's vs Architect's plan

As Simeon had mentioned, there are typically 3 levels of drawings: DA drawings (suitable for DA or CDC submission), CC drawings (include engineering details, hydraulics, BASIX etc. needed to obtain…

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15 d15 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Engineered wood (I-Joist, LVL) Versus Solid timber joist

This is why you would have to do waterproofing over OSB to prevent water ingress.

15 d15 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Engineered wood (I-Joist, LVL) Versus Solid timber joist

Do you have timber framed walls or double brick?

16 d16 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Critique the floor plan for my ground floor!

3. Lounge is formal for what? You are inviting strangers for couple of drinks or what? Or it is more like office?
Your family room is going to be living room?…

16 d16 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Engineered wood (I-Joist, LVL) Versus Solid timber joist

You can also check out concrete suspended slab floor e.g. with Speed Floor, Bondek or similar system. Much better from acoustic insulation standpoint, but also for passive solar heating.

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16 d16 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Critique the floor plan for my ground floor!

Having staircase just opposite the entry is not a very good idea and generally lowers resale value a lot.
Why there are 2 staircases?
Entry is NOT positioned centrally, so rooms…

17 d17 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Cornice on load bearing wall cracked every 600mm or so.

This sounds like a slab heave issue to begin with, roof trusses providing load on a non-load bearing wall is just a consequence.

17 d17 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Massive Price increase coming in NSW for HOW 2021

$3 per brick? Is it real?

17 d17 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Cladding or Render?

Yes, you can go with 2.7 too, although the added savings are not very significant so should be rather analysed from cost vs value perspective.
My criteria for walls are…

18 d18 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Cladding or Render?

They are generally used as thermal insulation batts, which still provide limited sound insulation too.
They are not adding a lot, though.
Generally system does, which is comprised of multiple…

18 d18 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Cladding or Render?

Sound insulation will be best from the bricks or Hebel blocks, i.e. from "solid" and relatively thick material.
Sound insulation with the batts will help a bit, however, it won't be…

19 d19 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Cladding or Render?

Hebel panels are also relatively thin (either 50 mm or 75 mm), I doubt you are going to getting significant noise insulation improvements in comparison to even standard brick. Most…

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19 d19 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
High spec project builders in Sydney?

I am not aware of anyone. This is not their bread and butter, so I doubt there is any.

19 d19 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
High spec project builders in Sydney?

Underground basement/garage: excavate/remove soil, pour footings and slab and then install and pour Dincel walls over (will be much faster than brick walls). You can also add some Radmix to…

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19 d19 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Concept design feedback: Passive solar, orientation

I was thinking your bring in your garage inside your house envelope on the West (where you currently have Home Theatre and Bed 4) and then extend your living areas…

19 d19 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Concept design feedback: Passive solar, orientation

So you living areas are facing south east, meaning your outdoor areas will be mostly shaded out by your house (which is kinda good for hot summers, but certainly not…

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