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2 d2 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Aust Stand for Duct and Vent sizing

Greendragon I would agree with the most, but placing outlets is also of the question of the comfort, e.g. placing outlet over your…

5 d5 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Stud wall design for noise minimisation - feedback

Ideally you would need double plaster sheets with green glue in between them, also use acoustic furring channels to attach plaster to studs.

14 d14 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Window and Doors Height

ideally all of them to be at the same height, although for entry door you might consider a door of 2400 mm and then a thin window above it.

15 d15 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Nogging standard size

I heard a say from one of the builders in Central Coast saying that they are currently making only $10k in profit from $500k "average" house they are building and…

16 d16 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Hebel + Polyfoam Construction

Insulation should not be really a concern as you still insulate studs under Hebel, so altogether Hebel + studs insulation will be comparable to EPS.
It may be a bit cheaper,…

16 d16 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Hebel + Polyfoam Construction

Just go for Hebel on both levels, not sure why you would choose EPS over Hebel.

17 d17 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
2Pac vs Laminate cabinets and Laminate Flooring

Couple of years ago $10k was the cost of full 2pac kitchen + pantry + stone delivered from top manufacturers in China.

30 d30 dalexp79alexp79 posted:
Structural design questions to raise house 3m

Post and beam foundation in situ, then you can brick up or frame your walls on top of the beams. For flooring install couple of layers of yellow tongue (one…

1 month1 monthalexp79alexp79 posted:
P-H2 site classification and amount of piers?

if engineers are happy and certify the solution, then you should be good

1 month1 monthalexp79alexp79 posted:
P-H2 site classification and amount of piers?

Is your final engineering plan prepared by the engineer and approved by the certifier?

1 month1 monthalexp79alexp79 posted:
Just bought a house with live termites and lots of problems

Can you pinpoint what exactly said the inspection report and how do you know that this house has live termites?

1 month1 monthalexp79alexp79 posted:
P-H2 site classification and amount of piers?

Why do engineers even recommend piering?
It is quite clear from your geotech, that you just need to remove 600 mm of soil (fill and sand), replace it with well compacted…

1 month1 monthalexp79alexp79 posted:
Slab Heave/Building Insurance

I don't really see a problem with replacing 40-50 cm of soil within and 1 meter around building envelope with well compacted sand placed over geotextile with perimeter agg drainage…

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2 months2 monthsalexp79alexp79 posted:
Cupolex slabs - Thoughts?

Correct, similar to waffle pod but uses plastic cones instead of pods.
Theoretically, should be providing better protection from slab heaves and ingress of water, but might require ventilation under…

2 months2 monthsalexp79alexp79 posted:
Hebel Power Floor

Hi Simeon,
But you should also account the cost of the floor framing and yellowtongue when comparing with suspended, but also add the costs for the installation of services and ceilings…

2 months2 monthsalexp79alexp79 posted:
Different types/levels/tiers of building companies

My personal opinion is that you really don't need certified passivhaus for normal life in Australia (even in colder regions like Tasmania). In fact, your investments to bring the house…

2 months2 monthsalexp79alexp79 posted:
Different types/levels/tiers of building companies

Some inputs from my experience:
1) 90%+ of architects are useless overpriced buggers, you better go with a good building designer and learn about good passive solar designs yourself, so you…

2 months2 monthsalexp79alexp79 posted:
Uponor Logic Plumbing System

Hi,
Does anyone know why Uponor Logic plumbing system is not used/sold in Australia?
Looks like a straight shot for me, saving tons of time for plumbers as well as on…

2 months2 monthsalexp79alexp79 posted:
Building & Developing A Duplex In North Ryde

Hi Simeon, why to brick up to slab height instead of pouring footings to the slab height? It can't be too high, I saw some footings to go over 3…

3 months3 monthsalexp79alexp79 posted:
Achieving DS build height below 7.5 m

just go with the flat roof, you can be well off even with 6 m

3 months3 monthsalexp79alexp79 posted:
Hebel PowerBlock ?

Hebel block is structural. Hebel panels are not

4 months4 monthsalexp79alexp79 posted:
Lounge Room Reno

will it make more sense to do tiling first and then painting. tiling is very dirty job and the dust will stay on the freshly painted walls.

4 months4 monthsalexp79alexp79 posted:
3.2m ceiling and the height of the top of the window

2.9 m will be the best.

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5 months5 monthsalexp79alexp79 posted:
Building Healthy Buildings

Best option is to use Radmyx concrete additive during the pour in addition to plastic barrier (which sometimes gets damaged).
When using Radmyx solution there no need to put plastic or…

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5 months5 monthsalexp79alexp79 posted:
Slab crumbling

This probably has to do something with the quality of concrete. I would be very very worried as it might be that your slab and footings are structurally weak and…

5 months5 monthsalexp79alexp79 posted:
Electrical and plumbing runs exposed to elements

General rule of thumb is to cover everything with temporary roof plastic and then you can do whatever you want inside.
Ask him to do that.

Electrical and plumbing runs exposed to elements
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5 months5 monthsalexp79alexp79 posted:
Insulation questions

Keep in mind that batts will only provide very slight improvement in acoustic insulation (5 dBm tops).

6 months6 monthsalexp79alexp79 posted:
Building Ridge RL and Max Height of Building over 8.5m!!

Just slightly adjust the roof pitch

6 months6 monthsalexp79alexp79 posted:
Building price increases

oh, I see.

6 months6 monthsalexp79alexp79 posted:
Building price increases

Average bricklayer can lay 600 bricks/day.
So at $3 per brick it nets him $1.8k per day or roughly $46k per month at 6 days/week (minus mortar costs?).
Probably ppl should…

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