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Rear access from Garage

I personally wouldn't worry about it, as long as you have access on the other side of the house. We deleted our garage rear P/A door, mostly to save…

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1 month1 monthdarb74darb74 posted:
Where to put my air con?

We have three split system condensors installed at our house in various locations but I would definitely not put it on the front facade area if I could avoid it.…

1 month1 monthdarb74darb74 posted:
Truss design - enough space for roof insulation

Yeah the drawings in red marker don't make sense to at all. You don't even have the 90mm truss chord width indicated, and no eaves at all? Even…

1 month1 monthdarb74darb74 posted:
Truss design - enough space for roof insulation

Problem is none of your images or links worked, so just upload the images direct to homeone if you would like.
If you are going with cantilevered eaves then I don't…

1 month1 monthdarb74darb74 posted:
Truss design - enough space for roof insulation

If you are going with eaves, make sure you specify 'Cantilevered Eaves' as this will mean the overhang doesn't angle down towards the ground....the bottom chords extending out for the…

4 months4 monthsdarb74darb74 posted:
Design suggestions

As Gogo65 I think already said, an outward opening hinged door like that will either be a proper 180 deg hinge (& IMO…

4 months4 monthsdarb74darb74 posted:
Building with Metricon

Hi again, Just taking a quick look at some of your windows (on the front elevation), are those 'transoms' splitting up the windows into small sections....does that mean each…

4 months4 monthsdarb74darb74 posted:
Building with Metricon

Hi Phoenix77, Without seeing your window schedule if that is an extra $40k+ for double glazing and upgraded aluminium frames (...also assuming…

4 months4 monthsdarb74darb74 posted:
Help! Split system letting in bushfire smoke

I agree with konsjo50 and Chippy, especially if your splits are back-to-external-wall setups. We had…

Help! Split system letting in bushfire smoke
5 months5 monthsdarb74darb74 posted:
Hamptons inspired architect design with attached granny flat

Looking good Hillsbuilds. Having that fairly seamless connection b/w outdoor and internal living (incl. what I assume is the pool undercover there…

5 months5 monthsdarb74darb74 posted:
Bryan & Petersen Build in Ballarat (VIC)

No worries bimber and thanks also to Hillsbuilds for the kind words..and yes we had the…

5 months5 monthsdarb74darb74 posted:
Bryan & Petersen Build in Ballarat (VIC)

Hi, I had been holding off posting anything else until our 3 month defect warranty period was up, mostly because we had a few outstanding issues when we accepted handover…

6 months6 monthsdarb74darb74 posted:
Building a Metricon Hampshire 45 KDR in Melbourne Provincial

Hi Aussman80,
Plans look good, should come up great. I only noticed one minor thing when having a quick look over, relates to…

6 months6 monthsdarb74darb74 posted:
Gap in wall skirting, window frames, cabinet and garage door

I should add that since we moved in a month or so ago I am yet to spot any insects or rodents in the house at all. Not…

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6 months6 monthsdarb74darb74 posted:
Gap in wall skirting, window frames, cabinet and garage door

Hi brightstarshine, We built this year and now renovating another house (for rental) and we've put in a fair effort on air sealing…

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6 months6 monthsdarb74darb74 posted:
Evaporative Cooling / Gas heating vs Refrigerated cooling

As long as your energy rater (as in the 'builder's' energy rater) is OK with leaving off any mechanical systems - which I think is ok from a star rating…

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7 months7 monthsdarb74darb74 posted:
Evaporative Cooling / Gas heating vs Refrigerated cooling

Hi,
I think you are much better off going with some individual split systems (ie. no ducting). When people talk about zoning, we have the ultimate 'zoned' solution with our…

7 months7 monthsdarb74darb74 posted:
Electrical Plan Critique/Help

I would also add at least one additional light batten into garage....possibly 4 in total if you want to properly illuminate the rear section if you plan on having any…

7 months7 monthsdarb74darb74 posted:
Awning window & seals - any obvious issues?...

So do you run a silicon bead all the way along the bottom of this section? We have already had some silicon put into a few bottom corners, but…

7 months7 monthsdarb74darb74 posted:
Awning window & seals - any obvious issues?...

Thanks lached for that info, and I think you have confirmed what I was thinking. I decided to remove the section of…

8 months8 monthsdarb74darb74 posted:
Roof ventilation products

No worries, Bunnings sell them for around $309....just make sure the front of the box states it has the humidity sensor. The old model didn’t have this

8 months8 monthsdarb74darb74 posted:
Roof ventilation products

We have installed one Edmonds Airomatic and will put in another unit in our single story place. I have the current one set on auto mode and it runs…

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8 months8 monthsdarb74darb74 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
8 months8 monthsdarb74darb74 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…

8 months8 monthsdarb74darb74 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…

8 months8 monthsdarb74darb74 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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8 months8 monthsdarb74darb74 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…

8 months8 monthsdarb74darb74 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.…

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