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6 years6 yearsbuildabuilda posted:
Insulated Panels with Plasterboard Facing

Further to my earlier post regarding Paneco in Qld,
I like the Paneco system however I feel they have a lot to learn on the panelisation of a building as there…

6 years6 yearsbuildabuilda posted:
Use of Structural Insulated Panels

That 10% premium is pretty standard additional cost if using the WA manufactured panels as they are very expensive. This whole SIPS sector of the building industry is undergoing…

7 years7 yearsbuildabuilda posted:
Panel span of SIP roof

When in doubt, always ask for confirmation from a structural engineer. Yes, you may need to pay a few hundred dollars for it but you can sleep at night.

7 years7 yearsbuildabuilda posted:
Use of Structural Insulated Panels

In theory everyone can panelise the house into a kit at least that is what everyones marketing suggests.
Reality however, from what I have seen, is a far different exercise and…

7 years7 yearsbuildabuilda posted:
Use of Structural Insulated Panels

The Qld supplier was for a metal clad system very similar to Bondor INsulliving that is made in Melb. The qld system is excellent however they are now only…

7 years7 yearsbuildabuilda posted:
Use of Structural Insulated Panels

Quick comment that whoever and whatever system is used (they all have their advantages and disadvantages) that the supplier is able to properly 'panelise' your whole home so that it…

7 years7 yearsbuildabuilda posted:
Use of Structural Insulated Panels

Yes, I think you are now correct in that they have developed their engineering now to the point where they can build 2 storey. This has occured over the…

7 years7 yearsbuildabuilda posted:
Insulated Panels with Plasterboard Facing

Yes, you are right - a flashy website and their technical data is either not there or very well hidden!
In any event, the panels are 140mm thick external, 90mm internal.…

7 years7 yearsbuildabuilda posted:
Insulated Panels with Plasterboard Facing

The Climasteel technology has morphed into Pearls Miihome and you can see their detailed website at http://www.miihome.com.au
I like the Paneco system however I feel they have a lot to learn…

7 years7 yearsbuildabuilda posted:
Use of Structural Insulated Panels

Good question and in reality every panel system must be approved by the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and the testing required is quite rigorous.
It is important to differentiate between…

7 years7 yearsbuildabuilda posted:
Use of Structural Insulated Panels

While I agree with all the logic on insulation and fire risk, unfortunately, and regardless of our various opinions of how stupid the insurers may or may not be (BTW…

7 years7 yearsbuildabuilda posted:
Use of Structural Insulated Panels

This issue goes back to a major cool room fire where it smouldered until the entire building was destroyed as it could not be put out.
For a SIPS home you…

7 years7 yearsbuildabuilda posted:
Use of Structural Insulated Panels

The product is really an integrated system that has been put together by a builder/developer colleague of mine in Qld.
I was up there 18 months ago and framed…

7 years7 yearsbuildabuilda posted:
Use of Structural Insulated Panels

You are right, there are a few systems available with various face panels eg: MgO, Steel, OSB however to my knowledge they are all EPS and this appears to be…

7 years7 yearsbuildabuilda posted:
Use of Structural Insulated Panels

The plywood SIPS are OK for multi-storey so long as you have the engineering to back it up. At this stage the insulliving panel is not really suitable but this…

7 years7 yearsbuildabuilda posted:
Use of Structural Insulated Panels

The Bondor panel can be direct acrylic rendered to the outside and as there is nothing to actually rot and grow mould the vapour barrier is a bit superfluous. …

7 years7 yearsbuildabuilda posted:
Use of Structural Insulated Panels

Yes, the plywood sips do have a vapour barrier and you are rightly worried about condensation and long term mould. The vapour barrier is a vital component and should…

7 years7 yearsbuildabuilda posted:
Use of Structural Insulated Panels

The definition is simply what you say and that is that the panel is structural. Some panel systems are more 'structural' than others. For example, the Bondor Insuliving…

7 years7 yearsbuildabuilda posted:
Use of Structural Insulated Panels

There is a paneco project going up in Mt Eliza Vic in the next week or so and if you let me know I will make arrangements to meet you…

7 years7 yearsbuildabuilda posted:
Grouting over tiling spacers

The quickest way to clarify is to contact your building surveyor - the person who has issued your building permit.
It is irrelevant if this is your 'builders' nominated Building Surveyor…

7 years7 yearsbuildabuilda posted:
PVC double glazed windows

Where are you located?

7 years7 yearsbuildabuilda posted:
Grouting over tiling spacers

Where did you hear that from? When in doubt, you can go to the Building Commission website and download their Standards and Tolerances book

7 years7 yearsbuildabuilda posted:
pros and cons for solid timber v laminate/bamboo

Laminate is pretty good these days and very cost effective. Solid timber can be horrendously expensive and they all will mark and dent over time although the KD hardwood…

7 years7 yearsbuildabuilda posted:
The Settlement Golden Grove - price of footings

There are way too many possible 'exclusions' from these sorts of quotes and unless you have a very detailed and specific quote request that is WRITTEN then you are setting…

7 years7 yearsbuildabuilda posted:
recognising an unknown wall cladding from the 50s or 60s

No idea, any chance of a photo? If I was betting I would say asbestos.

7 years7 yearsbuildabuilda posted:
Rebuilding burnt down house

It is a pretty simple scenario - you weigh up the risks vs the benefits and make the call.
We are only trying to help you to highlight the…

7 years7 yearsbuildabuilda posted:
Builder Trying To Borrow To Build Own Home - Impossible?

Under a Construction Management agreement we are currently negotiating with ANZ to accept an 80% loan and under a CM agreement you will NOT be an OB. That is,…

7 years7 yearsbuildabuilda posted:
Engineering report for Steel Floor Owner Builder

Sounds like he wants an independent engineering report for the steel floor - seems odd just the same. Ask him what exactly he is not happy with or get…

7 years7 yearsbuildabuilda posted:
Finding Information on Covenant

You can go to https://www.landata.vic.gov.au/tpc and get all that information. You will need to pay a small fee.

7 years7 yearsbuildabuilda posted:
Rebuilding burnt down house

The main catch is that you will be undertaking illegal building works. If your new house ever burns down as well then good luck claiming on your insurance as…

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