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7 d7 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Floorplan dilemma on corner square block

Hi,
I think I agree with most of what the others have suggested too, and looking at the 2nd plan it probably is the pick of the two.
The only challenge really…

Floorplan dilemma on corner square block
9 d9 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Garage Internal Wall

Hi,
I know looking around our area at new builds, several appear to have solid brick walls as the structural component to the external garage walls....instead of the timber frame w/brick…

9 d9 ddarb74darb74 posted:
New driveway inspections?

Sorry I don't understand why you need someone else to highlight defects with a concrete driveway? If there are defects that are easily quantifiable and are not within standard…

9 d9 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Problem with 1 year old slab - coral homes

I will admit I am a bit of a 'worrier' with stuff like this also. But from looking at your images I personally wouldn't be too concerned especially if…

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12 d12 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Sliding Door - single opening panel normally internal?

Thanks guys, yes it is a new estate but as it's stage#1 and most houses are completed already we hopefully shouldn't have much more dust to contend with.
I think I…

12 d12 ddarb74darb74 posted:
New home build - Custom Design WA

Hi Amilelka, I agree with the natural light...actually your whole house should have plenty of it looking at the build so far.…

15 d15 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Awning window & seals - any obvious issues?...

Howdy ecoeco,
I think what they have done (among other things!) is incorrectly installed a bottom sash frame seal, that you can from…

16 d16 ddarb74darb74 posted:
What will 450k get me?

Hi mate,
I don't know exactly what size and quality of finishes you are expecting, but $450k (for the build alone?) should be more than enough....unless you go fully custom build…

16 d16 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Design and Orientation (Pic attached) - any advice welcome!

Hi@Josh22,
The house plan to me looks like it ticks most of the boxes for a decent 4 bedroom, two living area house.
The orientation isn't perfect obviously, in that you are…

16 d16 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Help with selecting windows/glass for open plan reno

Hi,
In terms of reducing heat gain in summer, it would be worth reading up on the Energy Smart Manuals created by the SEAV in 2006.

There are several 'chapters' and I…

Help with selecting windows/glass for open plan reno
16 d16 ddarb74darb74 posted:
continuous hot water with shower mixer

This plumber actually has some videos on the topic, so this might explain it better than a non-plumber like myself:

16 d16 ddarb74darb74 posted:
continuous hot water with shower mixer

The other things to consider is what size water pipes are going to feed in the 'cold' (to the HWS) and also feed out the 'hot' (from the HWS)?
If they…

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16 d16 ddarb74darb74 posted:
continuous hot water with shower mixer

Hi BBJ, It is a bit more technical I guess than just picking a 'big' enough HWS unit.
But from what I have…

17 d17 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Custom plan

No worries at all. Hey in reference to the ensuite door swinging onto the window....this is relate to BED1. Any reason this is the only bathroom with a hinged door…

18 d18 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Custom plan

Hi Den45,
Good looking house plan, lots of space. Curious where north is?
Anyhow I just had a quick look, and nothing too major…

18 d18 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Coral Homes - Noosa 23MK11- North Brisbane

House plans looking good. I think you did the right thing to eliminate that wall articulation and run the dining flush along the external wall with the lounge etc.
I from…

Coral Homes - Noosa 23MK11- North Brisbane
18 d18 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Double glazing worth the $$ in Perth?

Hi,
I have no idea what actual $$ savings are associated with double glazing, but I guess you can model energy losses for your total glazing areas and go from there?…

18 d18 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Bryan & Petersen Build in Regional Victoria

MEETING WITH WINDOW SUPPLIER TODAY
After I dropped out to our builder's main office this morning (to mostly discuss the window issues), we agreed I would then head off to talk…

Bryan & Petersen Build in Regional Victoria
19 d19 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Creaking/ dripping noise in wall

One idea is to turn off your mains water, then turn on a tap near this bathroom area. Does the dripping stop? If so then it almost certain…

19 d19 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Casuarina 229 - G.J. Gardner

Hi Krystalkis, That looks like a pretty decent plan and GJ Gardner at least in our area are well regarded.
With your plan, in…

19 d19 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Awning window & seals - any obvious issues?...

Hi all,
Here is something else I noticed recently that is a bit strange with our windows. We've noticed water both pooling on the bottom section of the window frame (external)…

19 d19 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Sliding Door - single opening panel normally internal?

Hi all,
I'm just curious what other people have experienced with sliding doors, and whether or not the actual sliding panel is located on the internal or external face of the…

Sliding Door - single opening panel normally internal?
20 d20 ddarb74darb74 posted:
continuous hot water with shower mixer

Hi BBJ, If you want to run two showers at the same time, it more depends on how your hot water pipes…

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22 d22 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Bryan & Petersen Build in Regional Victoria

MORE WINDOW FUN....
I'll say upfront that I am fussy with our windows and doors, especially with how well they are sealed. We also paid a fair bit of extra…

22 d22 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Need some advice please! Before it costs me more money

Can you tell me also what is the total width of your house at that rear section? I can then advise on how it will potentially work attempting to run…

22 d22 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Need some advice please! Before it costs me more money

No worries Peter83, there are some negatives to what I have shown, mostly a longer main hallway. But if you read…

22 d22 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Like you I am happy to wait for a good product at the end. I think one of the reasons we are having some problems is we are possibly…

22 d22 ddarb74darb74 posted:
Need some advice please! Before it costs me more money

I like what Amilelka is thinking, as it doesn't take much glazing to get some decent light in.
This next one is a bit…

Need some advice please! Before it costs me more money
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