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9 years9 yearsAustralian5StarAustralian5Star posted:
Green Loans Program

Green Loans is a new Australian Government initiative to help Australians tackle climate change.
The Green Loans Program will assist Australian families to install solar, water saving, and energy efficient…

9 years9 yearsAustralian5StarAustralian5Star posted:
Free Insulation

Great to hear you are noticing a difference I would recommend to everyone to take advantage of the rebate if they qualify.
I am in the process of organising solar electricity…

9 years9 yearsAustralian5StarAustralian5Star posted:
Getting Conned by Forced Sustainable Living Additions

Sure do....what is it exactly that you would like to know

9 years9 yearsAustralian5StarAustralian5Star posted:
5 star energy rated homes

Lisanne
I would give them a call it should only take them a week or two at the longest

9 years9 yearsAustralian5StarAustralian5Star posted:
Coloured Concrete Driveway - Top layer or Coloured Through?

As far as I remember they put one coat of sealer on it at the time.
Im not sure if this sealer needs to be reapplied over time which we didnt.
It…

9 years9 yearsAustralian5StarAustralian5Star posted:
Hello - new here, planning to build in the Dandenong Ranges!

Hi Coopsmummy,
I also live in the dandenong ranges and would never move from the area.
I have quite a lot of knowledge on energy ratings and insulation so if you have…

9 years9 yearsAustralian5StarAustralian5Star posted:
Getting Conned by Forced Sustainable Living Additions

GSK
It might sound scary but its really not that much of a headache if the house orientation/design is good to start with
If I can help with any questions you may…

9 years9 yearsAustralian5StarAustralian5Star posted:
Coloured Concrete Driveway - Top layer or Coloured Through?

I had a new house built in 1999 and we went for the option of coloured on top and now it looks terrible. It is all patchy and i feel…

9 years9 yearsAustralian5StarAustralian5Star posted:
Free Insulation

At the moment the insulation company of your choice will come out to your dwelling and check that you do not have any insulation, measure the roof and check that…

9 years9 yearsAustralian5StarAustralian5Star posted:
Cost of perfect insulation??!

Using glasswool insulation is not the best GREEN option polyester batts are minimum 80% recycled and they are not degenerative.
To answer your question at R2.5 the law of diminishing states…

9 years9 yearsAustralian5StarAustralian5Star posted:
bulk ceiling insulation installation

On reason they could have done this is because of a low roof height and it would be difficult to install in the smaller areas. It is usually called stringing…

10 years10 yearsAustralian5StarAustralian5Star posted:
Anyone heard of Sherbrooke Constructions?

Hi
I do the energy ratings for Sherbrooke Constructions and my husband supplies the insulation in their dwellings.
Neither company has had any problems with them and they are always polite…

12 years12 yearsAustralian5StarAustralian5Star posted:
Insulation assistance ?

Hi Micky,

Builders ask me about doing the course and the time involved to do a rating and they have decided against doing the course because of the time it…

12 years12 yearsAustralian5StarAustralian5Star posted:
Insulation assistance ?

I am an enery rater and find it hard to believe that anyone would say that you would need R5.0 insulation in your ceiling. I have never rated a house…

13 years13 yearsAustralian5StarAustralian5Star posted:
Sound Proof Ceiling

I work for an insulation company and we have some fantastic batts calld ASAB (accoustic sound absorbing batts).
We build a music recording studio at home and we have these in…

13 years13 yearsAustralian5StarAustralian5Star posted:
Missing insulation

Hi Matt,
Im sorry for the late reply but have just joined this site.
I am an energy rater and also work for an insulation company.
There are many different products that you…

13 years13 yearsAustralian5StarAustralian5Star posted:
Insulation in Melbourne

You will need to get an energy rating done on the proposed dwelling.
Regards Janelle

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