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1 d1 dJB1JB1 posted:
Glossy Porcelain tiles in wet areas and bathrooms

Polished in the wet area ok except for shower.
Just a matter of time before you slip in the shower. I'd suprised if the building code allowed it.

6 d6 dJB1JB1 posted:
Building warranty insurance

I wish Vic would follow.
Money for jam for the insurance companies.

6 d6 dJB1JB1 posted:
Take Two

That insulation is very good.
Is that Kingspan insulation on the inside or outside walls?
I noticed you're using uPVC windows. I'm also using the Kommerling profile.

8 d8 dJB1JB1 posted:
Metricon stacker vs bifold doors

Who supplied your windows/stacker?
Are you also building with Metricon?

8 d8 dJB1JB1 posted:
KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders

As stated, council look at your neighbours setback.
7.5m is std for an established area. But I'd speak to a town planner that have dealt with Greater Dandenong for some verbal…

8 d8 dJB1JB1 posted:
KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders

May I ask what council you're building in?
You may need to get town planners involved.
What was the set back of the original house/garage?

8 d8 dJB1JB1 posted:
Metricon stacker vs bifold doors

Not cheap, but worth every cent come fly season.
So the flyscreen itself extends about 2.8m wide.
So area wise it will be similar to my opening 2.8m H x 2.5m…

9 d9 dJB1JB1 posted:
Metricon stacker vs bifold doors

Do you mind me asking What was the cost of the Brio?
And the height/width?

9 d9 dJB1JB1 posted:
Fixing timber battens to concrete

I'm not confident with the life of liquid nails. They crack as they age. However the T&G are nailed to battens it's unlikely to cause any issues if the battens…

9 d9 dJB1JB1 posted:
Sloping & Narrow block: Modern Hamptons style build: Bricks started.

Rylock make some nice windows.
I disagree that being heavy to open is a good thing. If it's heavy/difficult to open it means that the rollers aren't rated to handle…

10 d10 dJB1JB1 posted:
Sloping & Narrow block: Modern Hamptons style build: Bricks started.

What brand stacker door/windows did you get?
I ordered a large sliding door but it will be glazed onsite due to the overall weight.

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10 d10 dJB1JB1 posted:
KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders

Set back are generally based on your immediate neighbours set backs. Your builder should know this.
My old house's garage has a 5.5m set back. So did my neighbour.
I was very…

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10 d10 dJB1JB1 posted:
KDR - SE Melb - Simonds Flinders

$660 is a good price.
Do you mind sharing who it is? I require it shortly.

12 d12 dJB1JB1 posted:
Reasonably priced commercial look windows

One problem with a commercial look window profile is larger aluminium profiles make them less thermally efficient, unless they are thermally broken but then they won't be reasonably priced.
I…

16 d16 dJB1JB1 posted:
Straightness of skirts?

If the walls are straight then I don't understand how the bottom can be uneven like that.
You would assume the bottom plate would be straight. If you look at the…

17 d17 dJB1JB1 posted:
Straightness of skirts?

I don't know the standard but it looks ****.
I don't think the walls were straightened before plastering.

18 d18 dJB1JB1 posted:
Opaque Windows?

I'd go full height windows for the closest one to the front door.
I'd get clear windows but that's me.

18 d18 dJB1JB1 posted:
Opaque Windows?

Got a floorplan?
I don't think opaque windows reduce the light that much.
However your three windows only have a total area of 1.08sqm, less when you consider how the frames, which…

18 d18 dJB1JB1 posted:
insulating slab

My energy rater recommended under slab insulation.
From my research it can help.
However if you're in NSW, perhaps the insulation requirements are different in your part of NSW.
You'd definitely want under…

18 d18 dJB1JB1 posted:
insulating slab

Hi Alex,
Raft Slab. I don't want to risk Waffle pods for my P Class soil, plus I'm on a bit of a slope.
I've heard that the ground is a…

18 d18 dJB1JB1 posted:
insulating slab

Thank you very much.
It appears that slab edge installation can be installed successfully afterwards which is probably what I'll be doing.
I'm not sure how concreters will like to use the…

19 d19 dJB1JB1 posted:
Who's building in Capestone, Mango Hill ?

What downlights do you get for $98?
I'm assuming cheap ones that electricians buy for $10.
If that's the case, do them after handover, with the exception of those on the ground…

19 d19 dJB1JB1 posted:
Recycled windows/glazing and Australian Standards

Renovation will be fine.
New build will we have to meet 6 stars.
If you can achieve 6 stars using single glazing, then I'm sure you can use them as…

20 d20 dJB1JB1 posted:
Building warranty insurance

Can't help as I'm in Vic but Speak to another lawyer who specialises in property transaction.
Otherwise, call up an insurance broker who could otherwise supply you with the insurance.

20 d20 dJB1JB1 posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

Thanks,
I too wanted minimal exposed aggregate or at least small aggregate. Unfortunately the concreters don't know what size aggregate is in the concrete mix nor can they guarantee it unless…

20 d20 dJB1JB1 posted:
Who's building in Capestone, Mango Hill ?

$12k on extras?
Jesus that's expensive. That's more than the whole price to wire up my whole house with 3 phase including 60 downlights. That doesn't include the light fittings (because…

20 d20 dJB1JB1 posted:
insulating slab

Thanks, you have access or any drawings?
My concreters aren't too familiar with the process of insulating the slab edge. Not common in Melb, well at least not with the 3…

20 d20 dJB1JB1 posted:
EcoEco Windows

You're very welcome Ed.
I told you Ed and I will disagree on uPVC!
In case you're wondering, here are the energy rating for the windows.
http://werscpd.net.barberry.arvixe.com/ ... rer=ECOECO
Half…

20 d20 dJB1JB1 posted:
insulating slab

Ok, we're going to insulate the slab, I want this because we're getting hydronic slab heating.
I'm concerned about losing heat from the edge of the slab.
Any tips on how to…

20 d20 dJB1JB1 posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

Could you tell me more about your polished concrete.
It looks like you've polished standard concrete mix.
We're planning the same as it's too expensive to get a special small aggregate concrete…

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