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5 h5 hBimbobBimbob posted:
Someone pls give me some advice regarding stone in kitchen**

Ensure your hotplate has the minimum setback requirements to the stone splashback.
Engineered stone splashbacks may require a larger frame setback to particular hotplates than tiles and glass.

20 d20 dBimbobBimbob posted:
Please give me feedback on my floorplan

Its a great plan. I like it but theres always a few things that to change from anyone point of view because their point of view simply different to yours.
My…

1 month1 monthBimbobBimbob posted:
Energy Efficiency Advice

What type of glazing is specified in your double glazed units? Clear? If so you should request Lightbridge glass.
Yes a single pane of low-e glass may reduce the heat transfer…

1 month1 monthBimbobBimbob posted:
$150K SITE COSTS??? PLEASE HELP!

Pretty typical even cut and fill strategy really.

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1 month1 monthBimbobBimbob posted:
Replacing full length window with same size sliding door aft

Not if it’s landscaped before OC

1 month1 monthBimbobBimbob posted:
Energy Efficiency Advice

How are you building with?
You can chant you bed 1 windows to awning to reduce noise too
Perth is a cool climate zone interestingly enough. Strange I know but it…

1 month1 monthBimbobBimbob posted:
Replacing full length window with same size sliding door aft

Can you do "steps by owner after handover"?
Then landscape it appropriately to suit

1 month1 monthBimbobBimbob posted:
Replacing full length window with same size sliding door aft

Can you do "steps by owner after handover"?

1 month1 monthBimbobBimbob posted:
Replacing full length window with same size sliding door aft

Can you do "steps by owner after handover"?

1 month1 monthBimbobBimbob posted:
Alternatives to decreasing window size

Alternatives to reducing Windows to increase energy efficiency?
Root and ceiling insulation. Upgrade it as high as possible. Will require ceiling joist upgrades and other members.
Building with stud work internally?…

1 month1 monthBimbobBimbob posted:
Alternatives to decreasing window size

Alternatives to reducing Windows to increase energy efficiency?
Root and ceiling insulation. Upgrade it as high as possible. Will require ceiling joist upgrades and other members.
Building with stud work internally?…

1 month1 monthBimbobBimbob posted:
Can i change Window Size After CDC approval

And an amended application and BAS

1 month1 monthBimbobBimbob posted:
Energy Efficiency Advice

Also don't focus on the stars.
Ask yourself what you'd like to achieve with the additional money your spending.
Why spend money on dbl glazing? If comfort is a goal…

1 month1 monthBimbobBimbob posted:
Energy Efficiency Advice

Jason's windows is an excellent manufacturer so you're in good hands.
Windows can have smaller frames but the price increases dramatically. There are Australian standards governing the load a window…

1 month1 monthBimbobBimbob posted:
Am I crazy if I want a south-facing floorplan?

Nice reference, mind if I use it next time?

1 month1 monthBimbobBimbob posted:
Two pyrolytic ovens?

microwaves are best placed under bench in a dedicated cabinet, the Australian standards has relevant codes to the max height of a microwave, I believe its 1350 (if someone else…

1 month1 monthBimbobBimbob posted:
Am I crazy if I want a south-facing floorplan?

Then most definitely find another architect because it is the architects responsibility to work within a given budget, there is actually scope to sue an architect for exceeding budget without…

1 month1 monthBimbobBimbob posted:
Energy Efficiency Advice

nope you nailed it.

1 month1 monthBimbobBimbob posted:
Energy Efficiency Advice

you dont need to be an assessor or have the software capable of modelling a house to have a house modeled.
But yes, im an assessor also.

1 month1 monthBimbobBimbob posted:
Am I crazy if I want a south-facing floorplan?

Why do people hire architects?
Well thats a loaded question but surely your not judging all architects on the basis of just one especially given that "you dont want to say…

1 month1 monthBimbobBimbob posted:
Energy Efficiency Advice

By using a Nathers rating software called BERs Pro

1 month1 monthBimbobBimbob posted:
Energy Efficiency Advice

I agree with you but strictly performance-wise, uglier is better, sort of like the Queensland state of origin team....

1 month1 monthBimbobBimbob posted:
Energy Efficiency Advice

Just a tip: drapes and pelmets work way better than rollers but rollers are good too

1 month1 monthBimbobBimbob posted:
Energy Efficiency Advice

Large areas of glazing will reduce your overall rating such as sliding/stacking doors. Windows with low sills, lack of shading, type of opening sash the type of room these windows…

2 months2 monthsBimbobBimbob posted:
Help -Building costs - confused

Its just a business model.
Just like the health food ads you see on TV. Just eating their food isnt going to make you as attractive as the models they use.…

2 months2 monthsBimbobBimbob posted:
Energy Efficiency Advice

Choosing to use AC over insulating correctly is your first mistake.
Your AC will ALWAYS cost you to run.
Tin roof and no anticon......? Are you mad?
Pay for the additional insulation (assuming…

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2 months2 monthsBimbobBimbob posted:
CDC - Does building on top of a balcony count as a STOREY?

So the balcony is on the ground floor?
Thats is the 1st storey. Building above it is the second storey

2 months2 monthsBimbobBimbob posted:
Pull force regulation for sliding doors?

no regs for pull force im aware of. Check with AWA

2 months2 monthsBimbobBimbob posted:
CDC - Does building on top of a balcony count as a STOREY?

Maybe attach a floor plan too

2 months2 monthsBimbobBimbob posted:
CDC - Does building on top of a balcony count as a STOREY?

is the balcony attached to the upper floor of a two storey house or a single storey house with land that falls away?
The CDC is not grey, its exactly as…

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