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3 months3 monthsDebunkDebunk posted:
Sill flashing and window flashing

Hi gavEco, I thought the law was changed recently to require all membranes to be breathable? This is all new to me, and also the first I've heard of…

3 months3 monthsDebunkDebunk posted:
Sill flashing and window flashing

this is a useful link frombradford proctorwrap: https://www.bradfordinsulation.com.au/~ ... .pdf?la=en

3 months3 monthsDebunkDebunk posted:
Sill flashing and window flashing

yeah I hear you Michael. Try and get any straightforward information about how to build something right in Australia and it's wrapped up in obscurity - we have to…

4 months4 monthsDebunkDebunk posted:
Non-standard (acrylic) "breathable" paints

agree strawbale industry is excellent place to go - the walls have to be 100% breathable

4 months4 monthsDebunkDebunk posted:
Non-standard (acrylic) "breathable" paints

adding cement and bondcrete to your wall system will not make it breathable. Bondcrete is essentially plastic, and cement is not breathable

4 months4 monthsDebunkDebunk posted:
Non-standard (acrylic) "breathable" paints

long time between replies, I didn't get notifications of your comments
theoretically lime (NHL2) can be used for all layers of your wall system - difference is based on the granular…

5 months5 monthsDebunkDebunk posted:
Ventilation for The Foundation

ps i agree with other comments - remove the concrete path, get all vents open and funcitoning as they should, slope all ground away from the house (1:10 slope) to…

5 months5 monthsDebunkDebunk posted:
Ventilation for The Foundation

hi Please don't demolish it!!!!!!!!!
There is a lot of misinformation in the trade. Find a good hydrologist who knows what they are talking about. You would speak…

5 months5 monthsDebunkDebunk posted:
Basement/Underground Ventilation

I can heartily recommend ALETA industries for subfloor fans, DIY fan kits and vents. Highly knowledgeable, they seem to stock better fans with longer warantees for a good price. Excellent…

5 months5 monthsDebunkDebunk posted:
Basement/Underground Ventilation

I can heartily recommend ALETA industries for subfloor fans, DIY fan kits and vents. Highly knowledgeable, they seem to stock better fans with longer warantees for a good price. Excellent…

5 months5 monthsDebunkDebunk posted:
Ventilation for The Foundation

I can heartily recommend ALETA industries for subfloor fans, DIY fan kits and vents. Highly knowledgeable, they seem to stock better fans with longer warantees for a good price. Excellent…

6 months6 monthsDebunkDebunk posted:
Non-standard (acrylic) "breathable" paints

How does this work for polyurethane coatings people put on timbers etc to repel water? It's basically adding a thin layer of plastic, and water won't get through. Similarly with…

6 months6 monthsDebunkDebunk posted:
Non-standard (acrylic) "breathable" paints

You can look up the specifications for rockcote lime render, to get an idea of how far the material goes. But remember that rockcote is already mixed with sand so…

6 months6 monthsDebunkDebunk posted:
Non-standard (acrylic) "breathable" paints

I bought 20kg NHL2 for around $50 from Thorhelical in Sydney. Remember this is mixed with sand (ratio approx 2:3 from memory) so it goes a long way. Beats Rockote…

6 months6 monthsDebunkDebunk posted:
Non-standard (acrylic) "breathable" paints

PS if you're looking for a render (interior of exterior) why not go for lime and sand? Use NHL2 or NHL3 Hydraulic lime (eg Tower lime imported from UK) an…

6 months6 monthsDebunkDebunk posted:
Non-standard (acrylic) "breathable" paints

Hi you can talk to manager Peter from Murabond, he's readily available and technically adept

6 months6 monthsDebunkDebunk posted:
Non-standard (acrylic) "breathable" paints

porters distemper would be the most vapour permeable indoors paint in their range fyi

6 months6 monthsDebunkDebunk posted:
Non-standard (acrylic) "breathable" paints

hi I realise this post is over a year old now and you've probablhy already painted your walls. However for future reference...
Im looking into this very question atm. …

9 months9 monthsDebunkDebunk posted:
Owner builder insurance

Hi Bep what insurance did you end up getting? Im in the same boat as you, in NSW about to start a small extension value around $25K. What about the…

9 months9 monthsDebunkDebunk posted:
Owner Builder insurance $22K job - recommendations?

Hi there - new OB here and I'll be managing a small extension to the back of my house. Basically replacing a derelict lean-to, it will be a box 9.5m…

11 months11 monthsDebunkDebunk posted:
Victorian cottage query

sometimes people panic with old houses and in a misguided attempt to prevent issues such as rising damp they fill the floor with concrete. From what I've read so…

11 months11 monthsDebunkDebunk posted:
Floorplan change - old 3 bed, 1 bath, no laundry house

hi houzz.com.au has good design discussions if you dont get any traction here fyi

11 months11 monthsDebunkDebunk posted:
Foundation trench left too long, saturated and collapsed

Hi
Im replacing a derelict lean-to at the back of my old double-brick house, and have already demolished it to replace with similar.
We dug a trench for the footings when…

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