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7 d7 dJB1JB1 posted:
The Case of the Missing Insulation

I'd also make sure that the there is the correct insulation in the walls.

7 d7 dJB1JB1 posted:
Bathroom ceiling height

I like high ceilings and don't think you can go too high for living areas, but how high is too high in a bathroom?
The front part of the house has…

11 d11 dJB1JB1 posted:
Ask a lighting design engineer - general Q&A

Just to add to that, 570lm is a joke for the price.

11 d11 dJB1JB1 posted:
Questions...

No difference in price or ease of installation.
I think it's more of a matter of aesthetics.

13 d13 dJB1JB1 posted:
Owner build a solar passive house

How thick are the batts to achieve R3.4?

13 d13 dJB1JB1 posted:
Owner build a solar passive house

I can see why you'd want a thermal break.
With brick or most other cladding I doubt a thermal break would help very much.

13 d13 dJB1JB1 posted:
Electrician made a terrible mistake

Only if you're injured.

13 d13 dJB1JB1 posted:
Questions...

OK, great.
I'll come down in July, a bit busy during weekdays now we're in the end of financial year.
I wish to see the casement and if you have it on…

13 d13 dJB1JB1 posted:
Questions...

Does it also open out so you can put a flyscreen?

13 d13 dJB1JB1 posted:
Questions...

Thanks.
Height of stacker is 2400mm.
Question about awning windows.
If they are more narrow (850mm) and tall (2100mm), can you place the hinges and winder on the side? I.e. opens out…

14 d14 dJB1JB1 posted:
Bricks (no cladding) top floor - double story

Architect is correct

14 d14 dJB1JB1 posted:
Questions...

Actually, say the opening is 772mm (9 brick courses), what is the max window height you fit after accounting of the height of the brick window sill and any clearances.…

14 d14 dJB1JB1 posted:
Owner Build in Southern Flinders Ranges- Cert of Occupancy

Do you remember what brand sarking you use?
I'm also looking for a water permeable foil sarking.

14 d14 dJB1JB1 posted:
Owner build a solar passive house

What thermal break insulation and what cladding did you use?

14 d14 dJB1JB1 posted:
Owner Build in Southern Flinders Ranges- Cert of Occupancy

Thanks very much for the info.
I was looking at using the Scyon Axon, but now looking at the Linea.
Great tip about the double stud, are these for both internal and…

14 d14 dJB1JB1 posted:
Owner Build in Southern Flinders Ranges- Cert of Occupancy

I'm going to dig up a old post.
I note that Linea Scyont comes only comes in 4200mm lengths.
How did you join the Linea Scyon planks?
Are the joins…

14 d14 dJB1JB1 posted:
Choice of anchor into brick?

I think dynabolts are more likely to work their way loose overtime.
I use to use dynabolts until I started using masonary screws.
Check out the Ramset website for application/sizes.

15 d15 dJB1JB1 posted:
Questions...

I'll bite.
What is the height of a standard brick (230x110x76) window sill should I account for?
i.e. Say I want a 700mm high window which means an opening of 9 brick…

17 d17 dJB1JB1 posted:
Choice of anchor into brick?

I like masonary screws (ankascrews).

17 d17 dJB1JB1 posted:
Recessed sliding door tracks

I spoke to the window people yesterday and they advised it was better to cut the concrete than formwork during concrete pour.
Reason is it's easier to cut out to exactly…

17 d17 dJB1JB1 posted:
Sloping & Narrow block: Modern Hamptons style build: SLAB pour

Janka rating of oak (european or American) is usually 5-6.
This is fine unless you drop something or wear heels.
I like parquetry flooring (with a border). Making a comeback. What…

22 d22 dJB1JB1 posted:
Lighting Designer

Only if you're a famous, well known & professional Landscape Designer

22 d22 dJB1JB1 posted:
Lighting Designer

So scottadesign you used the services of a famous, well known & professional Landscape Designer firm called Scott Anderson?

26 d26 dJB1JB1 posted:
Lighting Designer

That's a good idea.

26 d26 dJB1JB1 posted:
Lighting Designer

Many thanks guys.
arcadelt- do you remember who the designer was and what you paid?
Waldorf_Grange_Build- will Porter Davis allow you to supply your own lights?

27 d27 dJB1JB1 posted:
Lighting Designer

Anybody used the services of a Lighting Designer?
I know that Beacon offer the service (http://www.beaconlighting.com.au/design-studio), however they may just recommend what they stock-

29 d29 dJB1JB1 posted:
insulating slab

Thanks algernon
I suppose it's a case of builders/concreters not having done it before.
It appears beneficial for cold climates.
I'm trying to get in contact with my engineer to see what…

29 d29 dJB1JB1 posted:
HELP! Triple or six stacker sliding door in dining room?

Re 2.7m section, surely you could make it 2 panels.

29 d29 dJB1JB1 posted:
insulating slab

Thanks.
I'm already double glazing all windows, some with Low-E glass.
I'm trying to avoid going thermally broken double glazed to achieve the 6 star.
At this stage I prefer…

29 d29 dJB1JB1 posted:
insulating slab

Spoke to the energy rater and he suggested I insulate my concrete slab with 25 or 50mm polystyrene.
It may be a good idea in Melbourne.
I've never seen it done…

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