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12 h12 harcadeltarcadelt posted:
Pull out sideways shoe racks

Then why not ask your joiner to get them for you.

13 h13 harcadeltarcadelt posted:
Pull out sideways shoe racks

Can't find anything like that in the link, but is there any reason you need them to slide out that way? IKEA have good solutions that I bet will be…

3 d3 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Passive shading NW Facing glass doors

If you are considering replacing the blinds then consider honeycomb/cellular blinds as they actually provide a level of insulation (up to R1.0 I am told). Something else you might consider…

4 d4 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Passive shading NW Facing glass doors

Have you actually mapped the travel of the sun at different times of the year? There is an app for that.
The North part is good, provided you have eaves that…

4 d4 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Tile colours - help!!

We went with charcoal tiles on the floor in the ensuite, bathroom, toilet and laundry, but they are different shape in each (well, common in the toilet and laundry). I…

6 d6 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
When should the warranty of heating start counting ?

Manufacturer - tell them that for the first six months of the warranty the heater wasn’t used. The builders warranty can’t outstrip the warranty provided for the items installed in…

6 d6 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
When should the warranty of heating start counting ?

Well, it had to be installed at some point, and before it was installed, it was bought and paid for. You could ask the same question about the toilet, the…

6 d6 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
When should the warranty of heating start counting ?

You do! But in truth, there is no gap. If the heating had a problem a day, a week or a month after it was installed it would be covered…

6 d6 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Large windows - Fixed Glass and Louvre or Awning?

It depends on how much efficiency and what "look" you are trying to achieve. You already have single glazed and live in Sydney, which is pretty temperate, so if you'd…

6 d6 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
When should the warranty of heating start counting ?

From perspective of the heating supplier the warranty would start on the invoice date.

6 d6 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Large windows - Fixed Glass and Louvre or Awning?

Are the windows more than single-glazed?

10 d10 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Insulating under slab, much benefit in this situation?

Could you not just use the same insulation product between the slabs?

11 d11 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
The World's Most Extraordinary Homes

Thanks for your comments StructuralBIMGuy, but you have entirely missed the point of my original post.

12 d12 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
The World's Most Extraordinary Homes

Anyone watching on Foxtel in Australia or Netflix in the US? I'm two episodes in and the thing that strikes me is many of these extraordinary houses could never…

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12 d12 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Top Tips for NEWBIE building a house

My top tip for anyone building, renovating or just interested in their home is to pick through this little known Government website. It is awesome, and there is certainly much…

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12 d12 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Insulating under slab, much benefit in this situation?

There is always someone willing to take your money, but you can consider much of this yourself if you are inclined and have the time.
http://www.yourhome.gov.au/materials/concrete-slab-floors
http://www.yourhome.gov.au/passive-design/insulation
In the grand scheme of things…

12 d12 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Old sash windows- how to paint + rot

With that amount of rot there would next to no thermal integrity in those frames. Personally I would opt to replace the windows altogether, and while doing so upgrade to…

12 d12 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
1 million budget - what can we get?

My advice is start with a design brief.

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12 d12 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Replacing fridge seals

Certainly worth it if your seals a worn or cracked. You can easily do it yourself if you can use a screwdriver. Here are some options that may provide you…

13 d13 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
1 million budget - what can we get?

Thought that too, but it’s not necessarily the case.

13 d13 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Waterproof Membrane

We recently had to pull a few wall tiles off at our new build because of a problem. Waterproofing was given 24 hour before re-tiling. However, if it was in…

13 d13 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Hot Water - Dux Solar Gas Boosted

Yes, that’s what I would do - someone who is a plumber and gasfitter. Perhaps ring Dux and ask them who their service agent is in your area, then they…

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13 d13 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Hot Water - Dux Solar Gas Boosted

Great, but what is it boosted by? Gas or electricity? If gas, then I think there is something wrong with the settings of your current system, as it should fire…

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13 d13 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Hot Water - Dux Solar Gas Boosted

Just want to confirm - you currently have an electric hot water system and want to convert to gas boosted solar hot water system? If that is correct, have you…

13 d13 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Is it possible for me to do this water leak job?

That seems a reasonable troubleshooting approach, but just be mindful that the water may take some time to travel behind the tiles. Be that as it may, you do not…

13 d13 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Is it possible for me to do this water leak job?

How do you know it is from that tile in the corner and not just leaking under the shower screen?

14 d14 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Use different architects for plan drawing/working drawing?

You might want to read before proceeding.

15 d15 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Trying to find similar wall lights to pic

You could easily make up something like that using a pendant light and a bracket. You'd just need an electrician to re-wire it.

17 d17 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Shed insurance before new house is finished.

Wouldn’t the shed still be covered under the build insurance? If so, then you just need to insure the contents.

17 d17 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
what do you guys do when builders keep chasing for decision?

Start the relationship well. Just honestly tell them your situation.

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