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2 d2 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Variations already above our contingency and rising - help!

You firstly need to examine your contract in detail to see what it says about variations. That said, it is your build and your money, and your relationship with your…

3 d3 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Getting a loan approved - better to have house or cash?

An asset is an asset, irrespective what form it takes.

4 d4 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
6.38 laminated glass or retrofit double glazing

Many years ago we applied magnetic double-glazing to an old weatherboard home. We did it mainly to improve thermal comfort, but it helped reduce road noise too.
One of our windows…

7 d7 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
what does 7.5m deep yard look like? My brain canot visualise

If you are having trouble with visualisation a photo might help you either unless it has some recognisable elements in it that provide you perspective. It might be better to…

7 d7 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Buying a Ready Built home from Allam Homes

I'm a bit confused: how can these claim to be ready built when the buyer has to wait for them to built?

9 d9 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
bathroom/ensuite vanities and sinks

These are our basins - Caroma Liano under counter. They are quite boring I guess, but we can’t stand those bowl styles that sit on top of the vanity, as…

bathroom/ensuite vanities and sinks
11 d11 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
bathroom basins/sinks

I haven’t done it, but measuring my basins, you could do it. It would be a bit squeezy, with little room to swing your arms around, but manageable if that…

19 d19 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Hydronic heating - carpet?

For thermally broken aluminium windows in Canberra, have a look at ViewCo, who have a showroom in Canberra and a factory in Wagga.

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21 d21 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Hydronic heating - carpet?

Well, without knowing more about the design of the house (eaves, insulation, glazing, etc, etc) and based just on the floor plan alone, I would separately zone the open plan…

22 d22 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Hydronic heating - carpet?

I'm interested in the windows in the lounge and open plan area. Would you mind sharing the elevations of the north eastern and north western sides of the house? Also,…

22 d22 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Hydronic heating - carpet?

Do you have experience with hydronic heating? I'm not being obtuse, but most Australians haven’t and therefore don’t know what to expect from it. Also, where are you building this…

22 d22 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Window flyscreen clip replacement

Are there any manufacturer stickers on any of the windows? They look pretty proprietary, so that might be your best source. Otherwise you could just drill out the pop rivets…

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22 d22 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Hydronic heating - carpet?

Yes. Five zones. Heat pump "fired". Carpet in three rooms, tiles and timber elsewhere. Nest thermostats for each zone.

22 d22 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Hydronic heating - slab insulation

IMHO insulation is pretty cheap compared to the return, so I would always err on the side of saying yes. However, given that most of a waffle slab has a…

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22 d22 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Hydronic heating - carpet?

It does. I sometimes wonder if these installers actually live with their own product. In case you’re wondering, it works under timber too, although you'd need to take precautions if…

25 d25 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Downlight Transformer Location

I didn’t realise some LED downlights still required transformers - all the ones I have installed in recent years were 230V powered.

25 d25 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Underfloor Slab Hydronic Heating Builders Help?

Why do you want hydronic heating? We have it ourselves, but it has limitations, so I'm just starting the discussion to ensure that you know exactly what you are asking…

30 d30 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Newbie

My top tip is to read this (or at least the passive design chapter) before you even think about looking for your land.
https://www.yourhome.gov.au

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
External colours advice on Queenslander

I guess there is always the risk that if you choose modern neutral colours you'll put off buyers who might have wanted to paint it in a heritage style, but…

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
External colours advice on Queenslander

Does it need re-painting? Looks fine as it is, so if you are just reselling, save yourself the expense and let the new owners choose their own colours.

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Occupation Certificates

Extensive enough to require a development application (DA) or because there were structural changes that needed certification during the build. If it was just, for example, polishing floorboards, painting and…

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
changing house to dental and medical clinic

I think you should start by making an appointment with the development branch in your local council to have a chat with them.

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Occupation Certificates

Was the renovation so extensive that an occupation certificate was required?

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Garage - House Door as Cavity Slider

Sorry, no idea. It's not something I would think to cost individually.

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Garage - House Door as Cavity Slider

I've never found sliding door lock sets to particularly secure. That said, most people don’t lock their internal garage door anyway, trusting that their garage door is secure enough (which…

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Feedback for Reno plans please

OK, that makes sense, although without knowing what is original (and thus binds the design) and what is new/renovated, it is a shame that the garage and more minor rooms…

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Partial Wet Room

If your tiler is willing, you certainly can have the floor sloped anyway you like, including flat under the bath. However, you would want some fall to direct water to…

Partial Wet Room
1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Feedback for Reno plans please

Did you discover this government website, and if so, did you have a chance to read sections to inform your design?
https://www.yourhome.gov.au

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Feedback for Reno plans please

Thanks...and in which part of the country is this house located?

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