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Joined 13 January 2006
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6 years6 yearsDoblyDobly posted:
Floating Floorboards against aluminium

I am about planning to remove the carpet from a large back room in my house and lay floating floor.
On one wall in this room the windows go right…

9 years9 yearsDoblyDobly posted:
Piers, foundations, soil report, screw pile - PROBLEM!

Hi all
The engineer has just gotten back to me with his plan for the house. Mostly his plan is about the foundation system. He has (on my request) used screw…

12 years12 yearsDoblyDobly posted:
A new approach to water tanks

I have that issue as well. What a great mag eh?
The pool under the deck idea is pure gold.. Sure, you need do all you can to keep the bugs…

12 years12 yearsDoblyDobly posted:
In-slab heating- -questions

When am I building?? That's the $64k question. My wife and I along with our newborn baby are pulling up stumps in Sydney and moving up to near the…

12 years12 yearsDoblyDobly posted:
In-slab heating- -questions

Casa
Here in Sydney the other night at our place, the internal temperature got down to 10 degrees in the wee hours of the morning in this rental house we are…

12 years12 yearsDoblyDobly posted:
In-slab heating- -questions

Ok.. noob question here.. But why would you ever change the temperature of your infloor heating?
I mean, if you set the temp of your floors to say 17 degress Celsius.…

12 years12 yearsDoblyDobly posted:
Owner - Builders

Casa
I have agree with perryr on this one.. When my wife and I build our last house around 2002 with <Company W> I saw no evidence of this 'buying power'…

12 years12 yearsDoblyDobly posted:
Our Adenbrook Home : With Bricks! *updated 22 July*

I recall when my wife and I visited the slab of our new house, (a two story, 4 bedroom, double garage, 2 living areas type of home), we were shocked…

12 years12 yearsDoblyDobly posted:
solar powered house??????

3timesbuilda
Yep.. Can you believe it? After all these months. All the ******. The false hope..
I was a member of his Yahoo group (brad) and as you can see by…

12 years12 yearsDoblyDobly posted:
Acid Stained Concrete

I just discovered Acid Stained Concrete.. Well.. not 'discovered' it, but I did find it online for the first time last night.
Wow.. What a beautiful effect.

12 years12 yearsDoblyDobly posted:
solar powered house??????

Glenn
This text is from the suncube site.


I have been a member of their Yahoo group for over a year now and from my understanding there are 9 super high…

12 years12 yearsDoblyDobly posted:
Subsidence tower

Yeah, thanks for that.. I did google it already.. My question was 'has anyone here got any experience the them?'

12 years12 yearsDoblyDobly posted:
Subsidence tower

I have the latest edition of ReNew magazine 'Technology for a sustainable future'.
Great mag by the way..
But I digress.
In there there is a nice story about a fully…

12 years12 yearsDoblyDobly posted:
GST on top of the purchase price of the land???

All good info. Thanks guys... I'll see what my solicitor says after she has read the contract.

12 years12 yearsDoblyDobly posted:
Are there any owner builders on here?

I'm not an owner builder yet, but that is my plan for some time in 2008. If all goes according to plan that is.

12 years12 yearsDoblyDobly posted:
GST on top of the purchase price of the land???

Hi
We have had our offer accepted for a block of land. Hooray.
The agent has sent the contract to our solicitor.. Let me just say at this point, our solicitor…

12 years12 yearsDoblyDobly posted:
A bit of advice for all…..

Good thinking, but I would add, try to look at internal samples, under lights similar to that you would find in your home..
For example, how many homes have row…

12 years12 yearsDoblyDobly posted:
solar powered house??????

Greg Watson of Suncube just posted a link on the Yahoo user group to an image on his site that shows estimated power output from a single Suncube, depending where…

12 years12 yearsDoblyDobly posted:
Roof color in the thermal equation

Thereby making ventalation in the roof, like those spinning things that replace a typical concrete tile, a bad thing for this 'buffer' you speak of..
I don't doubt you are…

12 years12 yearsDoblyDobly posted:
Roof color in the thermal equation

Perry
With all the news about global warming and climate change, I sure hope there is such a thing as a cold winter in the future. The world is getting hotter.…

12 years12 yearsDoblyDobly posted:
solar powered house??????

Thing is if you look at the data, 2 Suncubes (ie: $3000 worth) can do the same job at $10,000 worth of flat panels!
Even if you took a $4000 rebate…

12 years12 yearsDoblyDobly posted:
Roof color in the thermal equation

Have you noticed how a white car stays much cooler than a black car? Makes sense when you think about. White reflects light, black absorbs it.
Doesn't it then stand…

12 years12 yearsDoblyDobly posted:
Geotech survey rated the land - S and P

Well, we do love the block, and as for the cost, I'm just hoping it is not VERY expensive to build there, compared to a more friendly block, if that…

12 years12 yearsDoblyDobly posted:
Geotech survey rated the land - S and P

Ok.. I have some answers...
My wife managed to speak to the company who did the survey. They turned out to be a little helpful considering the fact that we…

12 years12 yearsDoblyDobly posted:
solar powered house??????

Casa
My understanding is that the SunCube is not part of the rebates program.. From what I gather, it is to do with the hoops one must jump through to get…

12 years12 yearsDoblyDobly posted:
solar powered house??????

The $1200 unit without the inverter is rated a 600 kWh. I'm not sure what the (peak) rating is.
As for the look, like I said, you can put it…

12 years12 yearsDoblyDobly posted:
solar powered house??????

Of course, with the SunCube, the slope of your roof does not matter.. The unit will turn itself towards the sun.. In fact, if your house faced North for example,…

12 years12 yearsDoblyDobly posted:
Geotech survey rated the land - S and P

On what looks like the front page of what they sent me it has the title...
Site Investigation Results
Here is what I can read on that and the few pages that…

12 years12 yearsDoblyDobly posted:
Geotech survey rated the land - S and P

Peter
This report was faxed to me by the agent, who got it as a fax from the vendors.. ie: it is very poor quality with some of the smaller text…

12 years12 yearsDoblyDobly posted:
Geotech survey rated the land - S and P

Looking at the block I can understand why.. At one end of where the house would be is a very slight slope. But that slops becomes a few meters down…

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