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3 months3 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.

3 months3 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…

3 months3 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.

3 months3 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…

3 months3 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…

3 months3 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…

3 months3 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.

3 months3 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…

3 months3 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
Cladding & insulation

Thanks all for your input.

3 months3 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…

3 months3 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…

4 months4 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…

4 months4 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?

4 months4 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…

4 months4 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
Low-E, Double Glazing, uPVC, Aluminium, U-values, SHGC

Very insightful, thanks Ed.

4 months4 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…

4 months4 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.

4 months4 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…

4 months4 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

4 months4 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
Low-E, Double Glazing, uPVC, Aluminium, U-values, SHGC

Thanks Ed.
Just to clarify my understanding. So regardless the spacer material (to a slight degree), by looking at UW of window, that will determine if the overall window performance will…

4 months4 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
Aluminium spacer in double glazed windows

What were some of your reasons you decide to purchase aluminium frames from Schuco and have them imported? Did you find the quality of aluminium frames within Australia somewhat inferior…

4 months4 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
Aluminium spacer in double glazed windows

How come you decided to use Viridian glass in Schuco frames?

4 months4 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
Aluminium spacer in double glazed windows

If your spacer is a non metallic material, then that would contribute to less thermal heat loss.

4 months4 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
Aluminium spacer in double glazed windows

Hi arcadelt - can you please post a photo of your window again? I don't think your photo uploaded. Thanks.

4 months4 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
Aluminium spacer in double glazed windows

Hi kirashogun - I will still go for aluminuim frames, which are thermally broken (within the frame itself), however, it is the spacer material between the two glass pane.

4 months4 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
Building Surveyor vs. Building Inspector

Thanks for your feedback.
Yes, I have read about BS getting BI to inspect on their behalf. End of the day, I'll still request the services of both (independent) BS and…

4 months4 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
Aluminium spacer in double glazed windows

Hi All,
I originally raised my question in an existing (old) thread, but no luck with a reply. I thought I'll create a new topic.
When people are looking at double…

Aluminium spacer in double glazed windows
4 months4 monthsmeowysmeowys posted:
Double Glazing Advise

I'm currently researching double glazed windows. One thing people may not be aware of, the aluminium spacer between the two glass pane. From what I've read, alumunium spacers are excellent…

Double Glazing Advise
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