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13 d13 dJB1JB1 posted:
Floor thickness for tiling and timber flooring after handove

1- depends how level the floor is. Assuming it's perfect, I'd say 15mm.
2- what type of floorboard?

13 d13 dJB1JB1 posted:
Tax on sold land

I'm assuming you're referring to the 50% CGT discount.
Yes, it's date of contract, not title.
Also, when you sell, it is date of sale is the contract date not settlement.

16 d16 dJB1JB1 posted:
What is this timber floor?

Looks like elm timber to me..
It is soft timber.. I would say it looks similar to oak.

1 month1 monthJB1JB1 posted:
Pre wire for solar panels and Roof supporting solar panels.

I will.
Electrician will simply run a few wires from roof to near the meter box.
Double storey house so easier to pre wire it.

1 month1 monthJB1JB1 posted:
My experience buying windows in China

Seems like a very good price.
Quality looks good too.
Do you mind PM me the name of the company. Will consider them for future jobs.

1 month1 monthJB1JB1 posted:
My experience buying windows in China

What's the total sqm and cost of the windows?
Also did they come with reveals?

1 month1 monthJB1JB1 posted:
Shortage of framing timber?

Unless, you've specified some rare hardwood then they are full of crap.

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1 month1 monthJB1JB1 posted:
Brick work around windows

What is supposed to be installed in the corner?
Canterlevered?

1 month1 monthJB1JB1 posted:
Brick work around windows

I would say that would be the most likely reason.

1 month1 monthJB1JB1 posted:
The price of energy efficiency in windows...

Not really sure as it wasn't individually priced, I purchased a house lot.
But it was cheap for what they are.

1 month1 monthJB1JB1 posted:
The price of energy efficiency in windows...

Here's a house I'm building at the moment.
2450x4690mm stacker door. Recessed 20mm into the slab so it should be perfectly flush with the timber floorboards.
Ecoeco have been nothing short of…

The price of energy efficiency in windows...
2 months2 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
What makes cabinets good quality? What questions to ask?

They can unglue themselves over time, in particular around the cooktop due to heat and steam.

3 months3 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Window replacement on weatherboard house

At the same time as you may need new trim for new windows anyway.

3 months3 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
TV mounted above gas fireplace yay or nay?

TVs will survive above the fireplace.
However Tv's should be mounted at eye level when you're sitting down rather than you looking up.
If the height doesn't bother you,…

3 months3 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
External Motor Rangehoods? Marketing or Fact

Hi, can you please advise which Qasair model you have?
I was looking at the Schweigen and Sirius rangehood with external motor.
I was leaning towards the Sirius as the build quality…

3 months3 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Underfloor heating. Advice, comments, experience etc

That's a good idea.
At the moment, I've poured my slab, however as side of the slab is uneven, it's pointless to attempt to add XPS between slab and brick veneer.…

3 months3 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Underfloor heating. Advice, comments, experience etc

Hi Alex, how are you insulating the edge of the slab?

4 months4 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Polished concrete floors with Arden Homes

Difficult to tell the exact thickness but looks closer to 120mm than 100mm.
I haven't finished building yet so can tell you if I love it or not, but I hope…

4 months4 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Slab for garage - is engineer over engineering it?

I'd say it should be less than $10k.
I'd go with 120mm and 25mpa.
Which city are you in?

4 months4 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Trying to estimate cost of slab on owner builder new 2 store

1. In the report from 2011, soil was classified as P due to deep (>0.4m) uncontrolled fill. Could this have changed? Should we get a new geotechnical report done?
I wouldn't…

4 months4 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Polished concrete floors with Arden Homes

Who are they?

4 months4 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Polished concrete floors with Arden Homes

You could, some engineered floorboards won't be damaged (shrink) from hydronic heating.
However timber is a good insulator which means it your hydronic heating system will work harder to achieve…

4 months4 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Polished concrete floors with Arden Homes

We were debating between timber and polished concrete for the kitchen / living room.
Like you hydronic slab heating was a prerequisite for us as we live in fairly cold area.…

4 months4 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Sloping Narrow site: Hamptons style build. Cabinetry

Nice floors Chris.
Was it part of the contract or separate?

4 months4 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Polished concrete floors with Arden Homes

Volume builders just don't want the responsibility in case something goes wrong.
Hydronic pipes do not increase the height of the slab.
Grind down to damage the pipes? Lol no one…

4 months4 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Quality of Package Homes

I totally forgot about the hy-joist. Very impractical. I bet a lot of them have massive holes in them to run sewerage and air ducting.
I only remembered the…

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4 months4 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Quality of Package Homes

I'm owner building.
Using 450m centres, posi-strut, over-engineered/specified everything because why take a risk?
I ended up using 412mm Posi's to run ductwork and because it's stronger too.
My question is, what cheaper…

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4 months4 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.

It should be standard to install cement sheet underlay on top of timber/chipboard before tiling the floor
http://www.beaumont-tiles.com.au/Tile-D ... r-Surfaces
I'm not sure it's legal without underlay but…

4 months4 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

Thanks for confirming the colour.
I'll check out a sample in person.
Perhaps I'll got 1 shade darker.

4 months4 monthsJB1JB1 posted:
Building the Waldorf Grange by Porter Davis

Congrats on the house.
A couple of questions
- what colour is the weatherboard?
- what glass is used on the windows, some almost look like reflective?
- what timber was used for the…

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