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14 years14 yearsdanc12danc12 posted:
Advice on getting things fixed after PCI

Its a persistent problem, I'm in the same boat, it's amazing how not having a need to achieve a payment milestone takes the focus right off the ball. The…

14 years14 yearsdanc12danc12 posted:
Hot Water System Recommendations please :)

My vote is for the Hills Solar Esteem. http://www.hillssolar.com.au/arbitrage/pages/Home
Most efficient tube tech around, we have teh 26l/m Bosch unit on a 315 litre tank, you…

14 years14 yearsdanc12danc12 posted:
hot house

Thanks for all the responses. The main message I get is that the jury is out on whirly birds. The ohter day we put in an aerial and…

14 years14 yearsdanc12danc12 posted:
Best solar hot water system

2400 is probably about right too, the plumber that installed ours started cursing just after he opened the box and still hasn't stopped. He was organised by the builder,…

14 years14 yearsdanc12danc12 posted:
Mid-Floor (in-between floors) Batts

We have mid floor batts but we used R2.0 soundscreen, we have carpet on 10mm underlay and unless my boy is jumping off the bed then it is pretty silent.…

14 years14 yearsdanc12danc12 posted:
Insulation

I just did a post on this kind of topic,
We took possession of the house 24th of December and we have had a few problems over the christmas period…

14 years14 yearsdanc12danc12 posted:
Best solar hot water system

We went the Hills, it is very efficient, heated our 315 litre tank to hot from cold in 2 days.
The key is the evacuated tube technology. We…

14 years14 yearsdanc12danc12 posted:
hot house

I posted this under new buildings also.
We took possession of the house 24th of December and we have had a few problems over the christmas period but the one that…

14 years14 yearsdanc12danc12 posted:
Waffle pod slab setout

Is it single or double storey? If it is double storey then it probably has been arranged so that at key points you will have load bearing over a pier…

14 years14 yearsdanc12danc12 posted:
How many sq's in a house? Is this right? :/

A curiosity, why do you care about Squares anyway? that's an imperial measure that went out back in the 60's, pretty well every house I have seen talks about square…

14 years14 yearsdanc12danc12 posted:
What is everyone gonna do over the Christmas break?

Hopefully move in, the race is on for December 23, builder is pushing like crazy.
Dan

14 years14 yearsdanc12danc12 posted:
High Ceilings (2700) & BIFOLD DOORS to Alfresco is it Worth?

We have 2 x 4.2 metre openings onto the rear alfresco area that flows into the pool. We went Bifolds and they push out of the way and really…

14 years14 yearsdanc12danc12 posted:
Knock Down rebuid Vs Buying a block and building

We did KDR in Kuring-gai and apart from minor hiccups in the DA stage all has gone reasonably smoothly.
The gotchas include carrying a mortgage, possibly storage costs and…

14 years14 yearsdanc12danc12 posted:
Project Home Tender

Check this thread out viewtopic.php?f=31&t=26676
My experience was that going from builder to builder I really had no confidence in what I was getting and the price…

14 years14 yearsdanc12danc12 posted:
What goes in a tender?

The more detail the better!
That way there is little possibility of misunderstanding, you know exactly what you are going to get and the builder knows what he is going to…

14 years14 yearsdanc12danc12 posted:
Alterations during construction

This kind of change cost me a carton of beer. If you remove a wall there is less plaster to go in which is a saving should offset the…

15 years15 yearsdanc12danc12 posted:
Gloss or Satin timber floor?

I can show you all of my gray hairs for each scratch in the timber floor everytime my boy came screaming round a corner on his trike. And that…

15 years15 yearsdanc12danc12 posted:
slabs

All the soil test will tell you is the reactivity of the soil and class of slab needed. You could go either way, raft or waffle and still achieve…

15 years15 yearsdanc12danc12 posted:
Gloss or Satin timber floor?

Do you have kids and what age!
If you do, go satin and then redo the floor to gloss after they leave home.
Dan C

15 years15 yearsdanc12danc12 posted:
Oh great a possum!

So our house is two storeys high. Most of the insulation is in and the builder is going to sheet up next Tuesday. So today we were looking…

15 years15 yearsdanc12danc12 posted:
Fuse box inside or outside

I want it for two reasons, one already mentioned, that a burglar can't easily turn off the power, the second is that if a circuit goes, I don't have to…

15 years15 yearsdanc12danc12 posted:
Plantation shutters how much?

We have a quote for plantation shutters, white very light wood, aluminium invisible opening closing rods (located on back to one side so it gives clear view through shutter). …

15 years15 yearsdanc12danc12 posted:
Is this acceptable?! Damage by bob cat

That looks absolutely terrible. Was the bobcat running metal tracks. If so that is wrong, they should only be using rubber tracks on finished concrete work.
The…

15 years15 yearsdanc12danc12 posted:
Fuse box inside or outside

We are in Sydney, does anyone know of a requirement for the Miniature Circuit breakers for power throughout the house to be housed inside and not out in the Meter…

15 years15 yearsdanc12danc12 posted:
Internal Doors

We have gone 2 panel solid core, if you want to see them google "Hume Doors HMC2".
Dan

15 years15 yearsdanc12danc12 posted:
Carpet on Screed

We are laying Porcelain tiles, 450 x 450 with a rectified edge, the slab has +/- 5 mm tolerance however it needs to be better than that for that tile.…

15 years15 yearsdanc12danc12 posted:
Carpet on Screed

Hi jbdave
The slab is not absolutely even, so before laying tiles, the tiler will put a layer of screed down to a depth of around 30mm. Then the tiles go…

15 years15 yearsdanc12danc12 posted:
Carpet on Screed

Well we are having a combination of Porcelain tiles and carpet for dining and lounge areas. This raises the question of getting levels correct. We are proposing…

15 years15 yearsdanc12danc12 posted:
Wall and ceiling insulation

we have speced R3 in the ceiling spaces, R2 in the walls and soundcheck throuhgout. I have chosen to include R2 rockwool soundscreen for the laundry and the study…

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