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3 d3 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Timber double glazed windows

Old school huh. These days nobody uses Vic ash due to dimensional stability issues or lack there of.
The standard for timber windows is western red cedar. Even though it’s a…

6 d6 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Caulk between floorboard and kitchen island?

About 1-2mm. Dirt dust water can definitely get in. I can even see a little bit of what looks like support leg inside. Is that right?

6 d6 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Caulk between floorboard and kitchen island?

Hi everyone
Got a quick question. I have timber floor boards laid first with caesarstone island with waterfall plonked on top.
Builder have left a small gap between the stone and the…

11 d11 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Floor loading - Do you think about it?

You will be fine. It’s AS standard. Even garage floor have a load rating of 250kg/m2 and your car won’t sink into earth.

11 d11 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Skirting boards pulling away from wall and floor tiles

Get it from the building surveyor. They issue the building permit. It would be illegal to issue permit without the right structural plans.

12 d12 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Skirting boards pulling away from wall and floor tiles

I would get a structural engineer to have a look. Could be slab heave. Do a baseline of your floor level.
Get all copies of your foundation design and soil report…

22 d22 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
KDR in Melbourne SE suburbs- Carlisle - Montpellier 51

Yeah solar thermal hot water and solar PV for electricity are 2 completely separate technologies. You need a DC capable conduit from roof space to switchboard for PV.

22 d22 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
KDR in Melbourne SE suburbs- Carlisle - Montpellier 51

Totally personal choice. All good :)
The alternative if you want best of both is casement windows but they are $$s.
Make sure you get a conduit for…

22 d22 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
KDR in Melbourne SE suburbs- Carlisle - Montpellier 51

The problem with sliding windows is you need to split your window into 2, fixed pane and a sliding pane which lets in less light.
Awning windows is probably more popular…

23 d23 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Ground floor bathroom exhaust fan.

Should be vented externally.
For 1st floor it can be vented in roof space if there is adequate roof ventilation like whirlybird etc.

30 d30 dkirashogunkirashogun posted:
KDR in Melbourne SE suburbs- Carlisle - Montpellier 51

I noticed your house had a lot of sliding windows instead of awning. Is that what you wanted?

1 month1 monthkirashogunkirashogun posted:
Flooring direction

Besides aesthetics, the golden rule is when laying floor boards on joists, the board must be at right angle to joists and not parallel to distribute load more evenly.
Since joists…

1 month1 monthkirashogunkirashogun posted:
agi pipes and drainage connections

The way mine was designed, agi pipe terminated to a silt pit, from the pit it is then directed to storm drain.
It could be your builder haven’t put in the…

2 months2 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
KDR in Melbourne SE suburbs- Carlisle - Montpellier 51

90x45cm with 450 Centres is best. Looks like they went with more economical 90x35cm @ 600mm for all non load bearing walls, for waffle pod design, it means pretty much…

2 months2 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
KDR in Melbourne SE suburbs- Carlisle - Montpellier 51

No EPS is really only used for 1st floor not ground floor. It is very popular but not the only option. Lots of houses are built with brick to both…

2 months2 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Building with Nuvo Homes- Contract wording on tile selection

Lol they are going to play this game. The actual tiles are all slightly less than 600 since they need to take account of grout.
This was one of my tiles…

Building with Nuvo Homes- Contract wording on tile selection
2 months2 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
KDR in Melbourne SE suburbs- Carlisle - Montpellier 51

Isn’t that just EPS foam? Pretty common construction material. Light good R rating but not as impact resistant as bricks so strictly first floor only. Allows more interesting design without…

2 months2 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Garage skirting - standards?

I got custom cut strips of composite board all around. Not waterproof but if your garage is flooded you got other issues bigger than garage skirting.

2 months2 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Project builder or custom builder

There's fully custom with separate architect, and there is all in one custom builder with in-house architecture. The separate architect option, it's probably the dearest as your the design and…

2 months2 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Please help. Need advice

Pretty sure 24kw is cooling capacity not actual current draw. Efficiency is calculated using AEER rating. Higher the rating lower the power draw for equiv cooling capacity. Typically they are…

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2 months2 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Landscaping and highly reactive clay - prevent ground movt

Anything is possible but it’s very very unlikely. Again you won’t have subfloor heaving due to suspended nature of your floor. For there to be movement you would need the…

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2 months2 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Landscaping and highly reactive clay - prevent ground movt

By stumps do you mean bearers and joists on concrete stumps? If the stumps are of sufficient depth, because your floor is suspended, your structural floor can’t heave as it…

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2 months2 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Choosing Bricks

Just don’t get painted bricks. Stick with natural colours and you won’t get hurt.

3 months3 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Welsh Homes - any info

If it's too good to be true, it is very likely just that. Never heard of this lot. Probably very new. Maybe you can get lucky as they are willing…

3 months3 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Slab Heave Cause?

That's terrible. So only people in SA have brains and the rest of the states are filled with consumers with too high expectations and builders too willing to please whatever…

3 months3 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Slab Heave Cause?

Question for you insider, I see some of our SA friends still use in ground raft slabs even for budget builds, why is that?

3 months3 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Slab Heave Cause?

Nobody knows for sure but it certainly would have been fewer and less severe defects as when AS2870-1996 came out, in ground raft was the mainstream option. Waffle pod was…

3 months3 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Slab Heave Cause?

Would make sense to me but get insider to confirm.
Still it has all to do with cost. Basically waffle slab is the cheapest foundation type out there but the one…

3 months3 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Slab Heave Cause?

Piers will protect you from soil subsidence/settlement I would have thought where clay soil shrinks due to lower than normal moisture or sinks due to excessive pressure from the house.
It…

3 months3 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
Slab Heave Cause?

So waffle slab on piers still worse than traditional in ground raft slab on piers?
Does the fact that waffle slab typically places the weight exclusively around the perimeter of the…

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