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3 months3 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
Temporary Fencing - Hire or buy?

After talking to a few people, I've been advised to purchase temporary fencing over hiring.
Thanks for your input.

3 months3 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
Temporary Fencing - Hire or buy?

Hi All,
Does anyone buy or hire temporary fencing? I am considering a few options. If to hire, buy outright or to be supplied by builder.
Regards.

4 months4 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
Tilt door (garage)

Hi All,
We are looking at a tilt garage door system with a flush finish (as per photo below).
I am interested to hear from any members who have a tilt garage…

Tilt door (garage)
5 months5 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
Arranging demolition in advance

Thanks for all your input. We current have tenants, however they will vacate late March, hence deciding to take advantage and demo in April (hopefully). In that case, I'll hop…

5 months5 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
Arranging demolition in advance

Hi All,
We are planning to demolish early April and it is approaching mid February. I like to be prepared and apply for required permits. Is it too early to arrange…

5 months5 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
Energy Report re: Glazing section

Thanks for your information EcoEco.

5 months5 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
Energy Report re: Glazing section

Unfortunately we are at the working drawing stage where we have locked in our design.

6 months6 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
Energy Report re: Glazing section

Thanks for both your input, its given me more to consider.

6 months6 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
Energy Report re: Glazing section

For specific windows and doors, the U value they are aiming for is 3.10 and 3.60, and SHGC is either 0.39, 0.49, 0.47 and 0.54. If I decide on standard…

6 months6 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
Energy Report re: Glazing section

Greetings all,
I've received the energy report for our development. Under the glazing section, it advises double glazed alum thermally broken frames. I am fine with double glazed windows, but hesitant…

11 months11 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
New driveway & stormwater pit

The Council requires the stormwater pit to be to moved. Still in the process of checking out specialised contractors. Once I have the figure, I'll update it here.

11 months11 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
Ducted heating floor vents (first floor)

We are having ducted cooling in the first storey ceiling and ducted cooling/ heating in the ground floor ceiling, except we are considering to have floor discharge registers on the…

11 months11 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
Ducted heating floor vents (first floor)

Yes, I like to have floor discharge registers for more efficient heating, agreed, better to close off all floor discharge registers when activating cooling.

11 months11 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
Ducted heating floor vents (first floor)

Hi All,
We are looking at heating and cooling for our new double storey build (with flat roof).
Due to our facade design, we have a generous 600mm height cavity (separating…

11 months11 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
Re: building wrap install issues

I am in agreement with you, poor installation and workmanship. If this happened on our new build, I would be kicking up a fuss. Are they trying to save cost…

11 months11 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
Modern / luxury home builder suggestions

Personally, your budget will help guide your decision. Sorry for the broad advice.
Volume builders like Metricon or Porter Davis offer reasonable budget pricing, but your input and control within the…

11 months11 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
Custom Builder (Melbourne South East)

Yes, the custom builder I'm talking about is a boutique builder. We have our own preferred designer, etc. and will purely use the builder to build.

12 months12 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
Custom Builder (Melbourne South East)

Ok, interesting re: your custom builder experience. The builder I am watching each day (mornings), they are currently working on a development near by. Their frames, window, plumbing and heating/cooling…

12 months12 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
Cladding & insulation

Thanks all for your input.

12 months12 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
Designer & DP-AD stamp

Thanks. Based on feedback from our Structural engineer (registered EC and DP-AD), our overall design is straight forward. Basically nothing problematic or intricate for our build. I guess our engineer…

12 months12 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
Designer & DP-AD stamp

Hi All,
A Designer is using a qualified (licensed & registered) third party person to assist with design drawings. When it comes time for the Building Surveyor to check all drawings…

12 months12 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
Modern / luxury home builder suggestions

Ah, the easement placement. But overall, congrats on your purchase. Well done!
We are also in same situation as you in regards to sourcing builders. You can inspect new builds…

12 months12 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
Modern / luxury home builder suggestions

Sorry to distract from your question, but if you're within the school zone, you have hit the jackpot. You can do wonders with a 720sqm block... dual townhouses?

12 months12 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
Cladding & insulation

Hi aussieta, thanks for the info. Actually, my original question relates more to thermal bridging impact between timber frame and cladding. As the nail joining both materials acts as a…

12 months12 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
Low-E, Double Glazing, uPVC, Aluminium, U-values, SHGC

Very insightful, thanks Ed.

12 months12 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
My first kitchen reno designs. Please tell me what you think

Hi Rob, I agree with TheShed. Seek expert advice, whether it's free or paid.
Drawing your plan is already a good start. You have an idea of what you want, therefore…

12 months12 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
Cladding & insulation

Because we are using timber cladding, I've been reading about thermal bridging, so it made me think about this scenario.

12 months12 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
Cladding & insulation

Hi All,
I am trying to get a better understanding on external wall cladding installation and thermal insulation.
When an external cladding material (e.g. weather board) is directly nailed in to timber…

12 months12 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
Low-E, Double Glazing, uPVC, Aluminium, U-values, SHGC

So with comparison for like with like, so I understand, for example -
4(pane)/ 12 (alum spacer)/ 4 (pane) clear
verse
4 (pane) / 12 (plastic spacer)/ 4 (pane) clear

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