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darb74

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3 d3 ddarb74darb74 posted:
indoor gas point and electrical points advice

Yeah I too reckon a powerpoint for vacuuming hallway would be useful. Good spot for a single GPO then would be wall section leading into BED3 (left side).
If…

3 d3 ddarb74darb74 posted:
What is data point??

No this is USB, which is used for things like external hard drives, mouse etc.
Network 'data points' are basically network cables inside your wall/roof cavities that 'terminate' into neat wall…

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3 d3 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Bryan & Petersen Build in Regional Victoria

BATH 'PROTECTION DEVICE'??
Finally the mystery timber box that appeared a few weeks ago onsite has been explained! My wife and I were both a bit puzzled as to what…

4 d4 ddarb74darb74 posted:
What is data point??

A data point is basically a network cable (CAT6) running from one location to another. So lets say you have your NBN 'NTD' (small grey box that terminates the…

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4 d4 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Bryan & Petersen Build in Regional Victoria

EXTERNAL PICS
Apart from getting some plaster ceiling battens delivered (for installation this week....then plaster the following), we've just been doing some minor jobs internally ourselves, like installing some conduit for…

5 d5 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Upgrades

Re: carpet underlay in a previous build we left in the basic (cheap) carpet but went with the highest level of underlay and it worked really well. Made the…

5 d5 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Upgrades

We recently upgraded our central gas heating with extra zones and temp sensors etc. Anyhow as our base system already had vents to bathrooms we asked about how to…

5 d5 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Bryan & Petersen Build in Regional Victoria

Thanks for that idea. It reminded me when we originally designed the floor plan we had a BAL12.5 rating and the builder was planning on some sort of garage…

6 d6 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Bryan & Petersen Build in Regional Victoria

WALL INSULATION COMPLETED
We've had all our external and internal walls insulation now installed, with the Knauf Earthwool R2.5 'Sound Shield'. The highest they go with this type of stuff is…

7 d7 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Insulation is it worth upgrading???

Hi Bebbsy, Hey after being onsite a bit when our wall insulation was getting put in, I would question the builder as to why alternating b/w R2.5 and R2.0…

8 d8 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Insulation is it worth upgrading???

Sounds good. Although not sure how you can have R3.5 for wall cavities assuming you have 90mm timber studs the highest I think most manufacturers produce for 90mm thickness…

8 d8 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Insulation is it worth upgrading???

On the topic of whirly birds we have installed an Edmonds AiroMatic, and plan to put in a 2nd one. So we’ve had the sparkie wire up nearby on…

8 d8 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Insulation is it worth upgrading???

I’ve done a tonne of research on this, and for starters once you get to say R4.0 on the ceiling it’s becomes a case of diminishing returns, so going to…

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8 d8 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Colorbond roof

If you PM I can give you the roofing companies name that did our house. If you are west of Melb I would imagine they would cover that area…

8 d8 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Colorbond roof

Hi, we are Ballarat so shouldn’t be any different you wouldn’t imagine? Just for interest I asked our builder once what was their ratio of clients doing tiles vs…

8 d8 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Yeah this sounds like crappy trades. We have been asked specifically not to seal up our windows to the timber frames too well before bricks and fix out so…

8 d8 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Colorbond roof

We are with a local builder that I wouldn’t describe as volume and I think around 90% of their projects are custom designs? Anyhow we are going colorbond but…

9 d9 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Bryan & Petersen Build in Regional Victoria

I’ve had a couple of conversations last few days with our builder’s insulation contractor. We’ve been discussing the pros & cons of ‘blow-in’ vs ceiling batts. We have…

10 d10 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Our new home construction journey with "Better Built Homes"

Without wanting to rehash the old wall wrap question completely, I’m wondering how do they effectively install wall insulation without it? We just had all wall insulation done (took…

10 d10 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Layout planning

I’m still not sure on orientation, as it looks like a corner block so difficult to imagine a design. My main design thoughts where possible are bedrooms on south…

10 d10 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Layout planning

One general comment is you have lots of wall articulations which will add additional costs...and super annoy your chippies when they are building it

12 d12 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Bryan & Petersen Build in Regional Victoria

I know some of this extra sealing work is arguably only making minor improvements, but it’s all relatively cheap and easy plus it gives me a feeling that I’m having…

13 d13 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Bryan & Petersen Build in Regional Victoria

ADDITIONAL AIR SEALING WORK
Although our builder already tapes the windows externally, we wanted to better insulate/seal them internally so after some discussions with both our chippy and site supervisor we…

13 d13 ddarb74darb74 posted:
BAL dropped during build

Yes we had our BAL reduced but prior to contracts. We had all the quotes and design almost completed though, and the builder contacted us to let us know…

20 d20 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Bryan & Petersen Build in Regional Victoria

ROUGH-INs ALL DONE
Our site supervisor has been really organised and calling us most days to stay in touch so couldn't be happier with how we're being treated so far during…

21 d21 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Building the Simonds Cleland 233 in SA

Next will be a nice frame invoice! 🤪. But assuming your inspector ticks it off, I would be guessing scaffolding, eaves/gutter, sarking and roof in that order? How’d you…

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23 d23 ddarb74darb74 posted:
house design and location of windows

Personally I would also reduce the height of all your west side windows. Study and bathroom for example can easily be set @1029mm height. Also consider trans laminate…

24 d24 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Custom Build Costs, Melbourne

When I spoke a year ago to a full custom builder that does around 12-15 homes per year, he basically said to us the sqm price is largely dependent on…

25 d25 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Bryan & Petersen Build in Regional Victoria

WINDOWS & DOORS INSTALLED
The chippy and his trusty apprentice were obviously busy Thursday/Friday and got all the windows and doors installed. There are two sections of glass missing, but these…

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25 d25 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Custom Build Costs, Melbourne

I would guess most homeone users (like us) are not using full ‘custom’ builders. In our case we picked a smaller volume builder that have some of their own…

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