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5 months5 monthsBayviewBayview posted:
Insulation Batts

With 180mm space you could fit slightly compressed R3.5 batts (185mm) or R3.0 (165mm), which would make a very noticeable difference.
Not sure foil would be necessary, you also need to…

5 months5 monthsBayviewBayview posted:
Insulation Batts

If you're gyprocking anyway, you could install batts and hold them in place with string until you get the gyprock up. How deep are the beams? Or if you need…

12 months12 monthsBayviewBayview posted:
OB in SA - Decking

Looks great, having the windows in the garage is a nice touch too.
You could try using a densifier/penetrating sealant, makes the surface harder and more water/oil resistant, and reduces…

3 years3 yearsBayviewBayview posted:
OB in Hume area - VIC. Fast forwarded + photo heavy

The double glazing would be effective at keeping the heat out, but not the sunlight itself, unless the glass is tinted

3 years3 yearsBayviewBayview posted:
power connection to block

With regards to "having to be on the grid for solar", what a load of tripe. Try companies that specialise in off grid solar. Take the $21,500 and put it…

4 years4 yearsBayviewBayview posted:
Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth

Must have a different name for every state, here in SA it's called fritz.

4 years4 yearsBayviewBayview posted:
Passive Solar design your views plz

Double glazing works both ways - in winter it slows the movement of inside heat to the cold outside, and vice versa in summer, where the heat tries to transfer…

4 years4 yearsBayviewBayview posted:
Evap Aircon Not Working

My 2c.
Check that the tap on the water line feeding the a/c is open. This may have been closed during servicing.
As previously mentioned, the pump may have been working prior…

4 years4 yearsBayviewBayview posted:
Owner building in Jimboomba

Better let your pesky neighbour know that your pet drop bear has escaped... :lol:

4 years4 yearsBayviewBayview posted:
Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth

Yeah I have a similar drain in my driveway. Wouldn't want it in my alfresco. Something like this maybe? Will be much more exxy of course.
http://www.stormtech.com.au/

4 years4 yearsBayviewBayview posted:
Ugly or not?

Same facade with a skillion roof would look much better

4 years4 yearsBayviewBayview posted:
Critical stage inspection **Water proofing** Council

So what stops the gyprock turning to mush when it gets wet?

4 years4 yearsBayviewBayview posted:
My new house at Fern Tree, Tasmania

3M blue all the way. Place looks fantastic, a real credit to you.

5 years5 yearsBayviewBayview posted:
Convert Double Brick to Reverse Brick Veneer

You could clad the exterior in polystyrene and render it, giving you a double leaf of brickwork inside the insulation envelope. Not sure how you would attach it though... Some…

5 years5 yearsBayviewBayview posted:
Evap Cooling and Refrig

Absolutely, but as the OP's question was relating to using evaporative cooling ductwork for reverse cycle after handover I thought it was pertinent.

5 years5 yearsBayviewBayview posted:
Help! Wood heater reviews/efficiency comparisons?

Have read some good stuff about Pyroclassic fires, made in NZ but sold here also.
http://www.pyroclassic.co.nz/

5 years5 yearsBayviewBayview posted:
Evap Cooling and Refrig

Don't refrigerated systems use smaller ducts than evap?

5 years5 yearsBayviewBayview posted:
3 Phase or 240V

I have 3 phase for my aircon, only have a single meter. Maybe older installs metered each phase, but the newer digital meters would seem not to?

5 years5 yearsBayviewBayview posted:
How's your air conditioning coping in the heat?

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SRK-ZJX Series, 2.0kw model.

5 years5 yearsBayviewBayview posted:
How's your air conditioning coping in the heat?

The factor of 3 will vary depending on the type and efficiency of the unit being used, smaller split systems have EER of over 5.7, which for a 2kw system…

5 years5 yearsBayviewBayview posted:
House Orientation - Cool house in summer, warm in winter

If you use clear laserlite for solar transmission to the family room be prepared for a very hot undercover area come summer.

5 years5 yearsBayviewBayview posted:
House Orientation - Cool house in summer, warm in winter

You could put a sliding door on the west wall of the family room and build your outdoor area between the house and the fence. 5m is plenty. Pergola would…

6 years6 yearsBayviewBayview posted:
House Orientation - Cool house in summer, warm in winter

Hopefully with 3 sides enclosed and the garage poking out to the south there wouldn't be any summer sun in the afternoon.

6 years6 yearsBayviewBayview posted:
House Orientation - Cool house in summer, warm in winter

+1 for Sketchup. Even little things, like planning setbacks from fencing to allow best winter sun penetration, eave depths and so much more. Interesting about the floorboards SunshineT, I was…

6 years6 yearsBayviewBayview posted:
House Orientation - Cool house in summer, warm in winter

It just stuns me why more people don't design their houses with this in mind
I think a lot of it comes down to the modern developments/ land releases being…

6 years6 yearsBayviewBayview posted:
House Orientation - Cool house in summer, warm in winter

Fair point, but on the flip side if it is on the south side it should stay cooler in summer, which is when it will get most use. Would rather…

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