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1 d1 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Options for long but narrow (height) bedroom window?

The best noise abatement comes from a combination of thicker glass and a wide air gap between sheets. You can use secondary glazing, but the best results will come from…

1 d1 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Options for long but narrow (height) bedroom window?

Just interested, but wouldn’t the noise be worse when it is open? So if you want a better ventilated opening, then won’t you get more noise, especially at night when…

2 d2 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Custom build a new house, need some comment

Agreed, and in a sitting room. That one would be better as a built in bookcase or display cabinet.

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2 d2 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Custom build a new house, need some comment

Very easy to post pictures here. Please do so, as any comment on a 9m long hallway will have to be made in the context of the rest of the…

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3 d3 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Skirting

If you can find a waterproof skirting that matches the profile of the rest of the house skirting, or find a waterproof skirting and use it everywhere.

4 d4 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Recommend some Contemporary LED Ceiling Oysters

Philips Hue are WiFi enabled, but I see your point. The problem is the OP asked for recommendations on Oyster lights, not on smart systems, so that is why I…

4 d4 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Recommend some Contemporary LED Ceiling Oysters

Go smart and get into the Philips Hue ecosystem. They have light fittings, including oysters and pendants, and then you can start adding downlights, bulbs, lamps and light strips. Buy…

5 d5 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Exposed rafter eaves detail - home renovation

Have you signed up for Houzz? Using either the app on a tablet or the website on a computer you can search their database of millions of photos to see…

10 d10 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Granite or Quartz for kitchen countertop?

I've had both and would suggest quartz (engineered stone)

13 d13 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
What makes for "expensive" engineering for new home?

I doubt it, but skills and costs vary across all industries anyway. Just ask a few engineers their opinion on the complexity of your plans as you seek quotes. You'll…

13 d13 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
What makes for "expensive" engineering for new home?

Engineering should be a response to a design. If the design is complex and difficult the engineering may be hard too. What is it that you are building?

14 d14 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
No inspector - on a scale of 1 to 10, how reckless is it?

Ours was a custom build, and apart from the mandatory checks conducted by Council inspectors, there were no checks except mine.

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14 d14 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Double glazing

Have a read of .

14 d14 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Double glazing

So what was the reference to "with 6.5mm hap hush glass" in the original post?

14 d14 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Fixed panel under induction cooktop- hard to change to drawe

No, you are correct. Just get them to leave it open and get a joiner to install drawer hardware later.

14 d14 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Fixed panel under induction cooktop- hard to change to drawe

What’s the model number? That clearance is for oven ventilation. Do you not have an oven under the cooktop?

14 d14 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Double glazing

Well, any hole will let through sound.

14 d14 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Double glazing

So let me get this right - you have one pane of 4mm glass and another of 6.5mm glass. How big is the gap between? Double-glazing for noise is better…

14 d14 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Load bearing - yes or no

I'd pay hundreds to an engineer rather than take the risk and it end up costing thousands.

14 d14 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Double glazing

Get them to put in the gaskets and then decide.

14 d14 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Fixed panel under induction cooktop- hard to change to drawe

Don’t you need the panel to clear the cooktop which is hanging down under the benchtop?

14 d14 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Double glazing

Did it not lessen the noise?

15 d15 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Goodbye 80s house... hello fresh, modern home

If your council allows it, a light covered roof will aid in keeping your home cool. Also, a more neutral colour (or even raw Zincalume) will give you flexibility if…

23 d23 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
pivot Doors - Yeaaa or Nayyy?

I like a pivot front door, but I'm biased because we have one.

27 d27 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Disappointment with Clarendon Home and Austral Brick

Would you have had an answer if they had? This is something you should be proactive about. The biggest issue with dispute resolution is to come to a conclusion, so…

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27 d27 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Disappointment with Clarendon Home and Austral Brick

By the way, moisture ingress can be tested. Has anyone applied a moisture meter to the different bricks and shown you the results?
https://www.instrumentchoice.com.au/emails/Monthly%20Newsletter/10-4-16/choosing-the-best-moisture-meter-for-building-applications

27 d27 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Disappointment with Clarendon Home and Austral Brick

The fact that there are some darker bricks higher in the wall suggest colour variation rather than moisture. The usual practice is to lay brick selected randomly from different pallets,…

28 d28 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Adjustment screws and rollers

Contact the original manufacturer.

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Kitchen splashback colour

I think that looks very nice.

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1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Is a 2nd Bathroom Feasible?

None. You'll need to get quotes from builders.

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