Home
Pros
Forum
  • About
  • Register
  • Contact
InboxSent
MembersPros
WatchingStarredHistory
arcadelt
791 Posts
arcadelt
791 Posts
Gold Member

Follow
791Posts11LikesMost Active Topics

arcadelt

Joined 18 November 2016
Gold Member
Followers
8 h8 harcadeltarcadelt posted:
Do you have ducted heating outlet in your bathrooms?

No, but then we don’t have heating requiring ducts

9 d9 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Monument or Surfmist window frame colour?

Thanks. We call that the short view. Here’s the long one.
Sorry for showing off, but we waited a long time for this and are very happy

10 d10 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Monument or Surfmist window frame colour?

We have Monument window frames and they are not too dark inside the house, despite being quite chunky. People tend to look through or past dark window frames and screen,…

10 d10 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
House rear facing west

Would work where it is too. Sometimes when the weather is cooler and you are kicking on with a beer and a wine, it’s nice to have that evening sun…

11 d11 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
House rear facing west

No, absolutely not.

11 d11 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
House rear facing west

PS. If you could swap around the garage and the study and put a Northern window in, that would be good too. Why give so much of your precious Northern…

11 d11 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
House rear facing west

If, what I have marked on your image is correct, then you are all good and you should leave the alfresco where it is. You'll just need to have some…

House rear facing west
11 d11 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Window compliance? Are these rules/guidelines

Looks like shading is factored into the calculations, but not mandated in NSW.
https://www.basix.nsw.gov.au/iframe/thermal-help/diy-method/windows/shading.html

11 d11 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Window compliance? Are these rules/guidelines

It looks like the only mandatory requirements under the National Construction Code relates to safety, therefore any other requirements fall under State or local ordinances. It would be helpful if…

15 d15 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
How do remove and replace this basin?

Mission accomplish...one way or another.

16 d16 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
How do remove and replace this basin?

Obviously, take the taps and spout off first.

16 d16 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
How do remove and replace this basin?

If you have a renovator tool, you should be able to get the blade under the edge of the basin and cut through the adhesive. You will probably damage the…

16 d16 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
How do remove and replace this basin?

Ummm, maybe? A picture would help.

16 d16 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
DIY ceiling lights?

Electricians are their own certifiers, so I'm guessing that if you can find one that will do it and certify that no one will get electrocuted or your house won’t…

17 d17 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Building a new house on a fixed budget

A house is a complex undertaking, and while some companies build many of the same designs, almost nobody is disciplined enough to sign up and then not change anything; therefore…

20 d20 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Are ceilings and wall linings usually included automatically

The arrangement sounds a bit messy to me, and I think the builder probably thought he was doing the right thing to keep costs down - it’s sort of understandable…

21 d21 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Squeaking Floor - subfloor issues?

I'm sorry to say, but unless the boards are fixed to a slab or timber sheeting, wooden floors will make sounds, especially if they have been tightly fitted against one…

21 d21 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Squeaking Floor - subfloor issues?

What are the floors made of?

22 d22 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Asbestos shed

Only way to be sure is to have it tested. Find a small piece that is broken off and take it to a testing lab. It should cost you less…

23 d23 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Room to negotiate?

Well then, sometimes it’s worth paying for the peace of mind. These forums are littered with the sad tales of those that went with the lowest quote as the consideration…

  ⋅  1
23 d23 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Room to negotiate?

Not crazy at all, but you need to negotiate before you sign the contract. Problem you have is that you got them to do the design, and they own that,…

23 d23 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Aluminium spacer in double glazed windows

Yes

We didn’t. ViewCo offer Schüco as a higher performance product line within their portfolio. They also have a lower specced and cheaper Australian product to provide their customers choice.

24 d24 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Aluminium spacer in double glazed windows

Because that’s the arrangement. Schüco had originally wanted to establish a company owned extrusion factory here in Australia, although we were early in that arrangement so our aluminium came from…

24 d24 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Aluminium spacer in double glazed windows

Done on the original post.

25 d25 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Aluminium spacer in double glazed windows

Well, perhaps you should tell Viridian who provided my glazing and Schüco who allowed them to be installed in their frames, both of which conspired with my window company to…

25 d25 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Aluminium spacer in double glazed windows

Well, I could and would, so we disagree.
Here is a picture of our thermally broken windows. You can see between the aluminium spacer, which is encased inside the glass and…

Aluminium spacer in double glazed windows
25 d25 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Aluminium spacer in double glazed windows

Well, it’s relative. Conductive maybe, but not highly conductive.
Thermal conductivity is a material property that describes ability to conduct heat. Thermal conductivity can be defined as
"the quantity of heat transmitted…

25 d25 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Aluminium spacer in double glazed windows

Not correct. The spacer is thermally broken by the glass.

  ⋅  1
28 d28 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
My first kitchen reno designs. Please tell me what you think

I'd like to comment, but before I do I'd like to know if you did the plans or if you used a designer?

More
Joined homeone
18 November 2016

Australia's largest home building and renovation
community with over 1.7 million posts

Home
Pros
Forum
Start a new topic
About
Advertise
Contact Homeone
All comments made express the views and opinions of the author and not the Administrators, Support nor Homeone Australia & New Zealand
© Homeone Australia & New Zealand All Rights Reserved ‎2001 - 2018

Australia's largest home building and
renovation community
Homeone
About

Terms
Privacy

Follow homeone on FacebookFollow homeone on TwitterFollow homeone on Google+
All comments made express the views and opinions of the author and not the Administrators, Support nor Homeone Australia & New Zealand
© Homeone Australia & New Zealand All Rights Reserved ‎2001 - 2018