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10 d10 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
AirCon Zone Suggestion - Double Story Void

Cold air from the aircon on the lower level will be flowing down and will be replacing hotter air in the room, which, in its turn, will be coming upstairs…

12 d12 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Is this Pre-lay out?

I wonder why this issue have not been identified during pre-pour inspection?

13 d13 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Construction stage | FRAMING

Also depends if the frame is pre-fab, steel frames will be generally faster, etc.

15 d15 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Do I need to hire temporary stairs for double story build?

Ah, I see.
Probably would require staining after as well?

15 d15 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Do I need to hire temporary stairs for double story build?

Scaffolding will be needed anyway. With regards to lifting stuff, you are right, if you have a small crane or forklift, then you can generally lift it up via window…

15 d15 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Do I need to hire temporary stairs for double story build?

Especially, when one day of crane hire costs you a fortune, not even to mention cost of scaffolding hire.

15 d15 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Insulation Batts

The bottom line, If moving from R2.0 to R2.5 in wall insulation batts will allow you to install let's say normal 14kW aircon instead of 3 phase 18kW, it is…

17 d17 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Our First Dream Home Week 4 Waiting - G&P Builders

I am really interested to hear what are they planning to do with the wall next to the shower, is there enough space for the frame? They certainly can not…

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17 d17 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Double story floor plan issues

Haha fair enough. Is it only the fact that Asian buyers will dislike it? Or is there a more common reason?
Some people also hate draughts between the floors and on…

17 d17 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Double story floor plan issues

I wasn’t sure about that with the stairs so thanks for clarifying that. I’m thinking that we could relocate the stairs to the hallway which is what we wanted in…

17 d17 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
South facing back yard in sydney

You won't be seeing any sun in the winter there as the house itself will be shading out your backyard.
I have a south facing block too, but it is a…

17 d17 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Double story floor plan issues

Linen cupboard can be attached to Rumpus/Bed 4 (robe) wall.
It does not have to be taking space from your bathroom.
And again, with regards to staircase - it does not…

18 d18 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Double story floor plan issues

Hi Brenton41,
Definitely bath/WC space to be re-aligned to cover the full area rectangular and provide more spacing. Linen robe can be made on the other side of the rumpus facing…

19 d19 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
I work in flooring - do you have a flooring question?

Hi Michelle,
What kind of engineered timber flooring would you advice to be used on top of underslab heating system?
I remember there was some engineered timber flooring which have used ceramic/stone…

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20 d20 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Airflow in the Tropics

Do you have reflective foil under the roof tiles? I guess you should be able to fit a reflective foil under there. It should create the difference.

25 d25 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Ventilation in bedrooms with dual glazed windows

Hmm. You would need to pay for HRV electricity power if you use it, too.
I believe that having even a basic electric heater in a bedroom while having a…

25 d25 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Metricon kitchen cabinet overhanging windows?

I would also suggest to consider lifting the boxes up to the bulkhead level, so there is no space between boxes and bulkhead itself. Otherwise tops of the box will…

26 d26 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Ventilation in bedrooms with dual glazed windows

This is more than fine, in Russia and Scandinavian countries people also have double and tripple glazed windows and still prefer to open small 'fortochka' for the fresh air during…

26 d26 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
laminate vs polyurethane kitchen pantry

So what is advantage/disadvantage of melanine HMR over plywood?

26 d26 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Building stud wall on suspended beams

This is a non-loadbearing wall, right? So the only weight it will be carrying will be the studs weight + plaster, unless you are have plans of attaching something heavy…

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26 d26 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Frameless shower screen design - will it leak?

Usually you would have either a (wooden or Hebel) step or (better) a slab recess for the frameless shower, so theoretically it can leak only if you get a clogging…

26 d26 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
What do I need to know about building a small brick dividing

You can also consider something more simple and straightforward such as buying out some steel studs and channels at Bunnings and then screwing them to your floors and ceiling and…

26 d26 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Ventilation in bedrooms with dual glazed windows

What about opening up a window slightly during night time?

26 d26 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Sisalation required on new build

Better to have it, especially for northern and western walls where reflective insulation will be most effective.
In addition to reflective insulation, sisalation also acts as a vapor barrier and…

27 d27 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
laminate vs polyurethane kitchen pantry

But 2pac is generally only on the outside?
What is usually used inside the cabinets of a high quality 2pac kitchen?
Would it be plywood or melanine? What thickness?

1 month1 monthalexp79alexp79 posted:
Retaining wall

Up to 3m is retained by the commercial product called TerraFirm:
https://modularwalls.com.au/products/terrafirm/
Last time I checked pricing with them for 1.8m wall was around $250+GST for the linear meter…

1 month1 monthalexp79alexp79 posted:
Retaining wall

Option 1:
ICF. E.g. Zego Re-Form. You can end up at around $120 sq meter for the block + labour, but much less if you can lay the blocks by yourself…

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