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5 months5 monthsoneJohnoneJohn posted:
Deciding on a Builder in Adelaide

We built with Oakford a couple of years ago, and i've been happy with how it went. We narrowed it down to a short list based on display homes and…

5 months5 monthsoneJohnoneJohn posted:
Ducted heated air con

The 12 degrees sounds about right, but if the AC design is at all sensible, the 14 degree air from the ducts should make it's way back to the return…

1 year1 yearoneJohnoneJohn posted:
R 1.0 or R 1.5 Reverse Cycle Air conditioning ducts

I'd go with the R1.5 on the principle of efficiency. Whether it's economically rational or not might come down to the specifics, like the roof temperature of that house,…

1 year1 yearoneJohnoneJohn posted:
Custom house plans - Size reduction and layout advice?

To take 16m2 out of it, I think you're going to need to take a room out. What spaces are there in your current plan that you don't need?

1 year1 yearoneJohnoneJohn posted:
West facing Master bedroom in Brisbane

A key difference is that in mid-summer, the sun sets at 8:45 in Melbourne, but in Brisbane it's 6:45. That gives an extra 2 hours for the room to…

1 year1 yearoneJohnoneJohn posted:
Best heating & cooling system for a double storey home

In going to double storey, the main difference is that for ducted heating and cooling systems you need to take upper floor space to run ducts down from the roof.…

1 year1 yearoneJohnoneJohn posted:
The First Home Owners - The unique position

I think you'll struggle to get advantage in removing standard items from the build, partly just because the builders tend not to give you much of a rebate for leaving…

1 year1 yearoneJohnoneJohn posted:
Orientation for my new build

It looks like botique homes is a Melbourne builders, so presumably you're building there. That would mean that you're more interested in heating in winter than keeping cool in…

1 year1 yearoneJohnoneJohn posted:
Zero lot boundary - wide frontage

I think it could work out well. 5 metres is a usable space, and nice to have on the north side, whereas the 1 metre or so you might…

1 year1 yearoneJohnoneJohn posted:
Reusing 1970's timber cabinetry in new kitchen makeover

You could possibly treat the timber doors with a limewash type treatment. The idea is to whiten the timber, but still leave the timber grain. The Feast Watson Liming…

1 year1 yearoneJohnoneJohn posted:
Adding a manhole

That's handy to know. I noticed there's no spec on the minimum joist spacing on the webpage, but at least hoping it'd be set up for a common…

1 year1 yearoneJohnoneJohn posted:
Adding a manhole

You can also buy pre-made manholes.
https://www.bunnings.com.au/builders-ed ... t_p0730606
If you have standard spacing between trusses, it could just be a matter of cutting the hole and screwing…

2 years2 yearsoneJohnoneJohn posted:
Zoned ducted heating vs. closing vents

If it's anything like the ducted air conditioning zoning systems, they just adjust a damper in the duct line to close off the airflow, so if the duct itself can…

2 years2 yearsoneJohnoneJohn posted:
Rain. Neighbour. Adelaide build. HELP

South Australia seem different to other states in that it's normal that the builders don't include stormwater connections in their contracts. They just do the downpipes and expect stormwater…

2 years2 yearsoneJohnoneJohn posted:
Question for the NBN/Cabling guru's

It depends on what type of NBN connection you get. For FTTP, they would be pulling a fibre through instead of the black cable, and on through the conduit…

2 years2 yearsoneJohnoneJohn posted:
Concrete path along slope

I have seen houses where there's a deep rebate on the slab, and the DPC runs through at something like 2 courses up from the slab edge. The idea is…

2 years2 yearsoneJohnoneJohn posted:
Best rear north aspect floor plan

I would have thought that if you get very hot and cold conditions, then heating and cooling would be all the more important.
Either way, you're getting a reasonable amount…

2 years2 yearsoneJohnoneJohn posted:
HIGH Elecrical Usage

By 0.5kWh, do you mean it's using 0.5kWh of energy over some time period? - if so, how long? For example, using 0.5kWh over a full day would be…

2 years2 yearsoneJohnoneJohn posted:
Question about KDR

I think most people organise the demolition themselves, as the builders will add their margin on top, and may not price-shop as well as you might yourself. It does…

2 years2 yearsoneJohnoneJohn posted:
Stairs Question

I'd think about leaving the area where the steel balustrades enter the step as just painted. Then just have a runner down the centre of the steps. This…

2 years2 yearsoneJohnoneJohn posted:
DULUX COLOUR for outside of house.I have 4. Need to choose 1

There's really not much between these colours, and if one would be ok, then the others would probably be fine as well.
Beige Royal and Sandy Day are a bit…

2 years2 yearsoneJohnoneJohn posted:
Can double-glazing avoid curtains/blinds on bifolds?

In terms of insulation, bare double glazing is fairly similar to single glazing with decent curtains. However if you have direct sun on it, the double glazing won't stop…

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2 years2 yearsoneJohnoneJohn posted:
Is there such a thing as too much northern sun?

When you say facing NW, when you're standing on the street facing the block, are you facing NW or SE?
NW is a completely different situation to N. N…

2 years2 yearsoneJohnoneJohn posted:
Is there such a thing as too much northern sun?

Windows are holes in your insulation, so just having lots of glass will reduce the ability to regulate heat flow. Overnight, and on heavily clouded days in winter, northern…

2 years2 yearsoneJohnoneJohn posted:
Computer nook / Study size

We had a study of that size in our old place, and it worked fine as a study. It had a 600mm deep L - shaped desk, with the…

2 years2 yearsoneJohnoneJohn posted:
Which gutter colour?

As Frye says, there won't be much between them when set amongst white. Monument won't show the dirt quite so much, but night sky may be a better match to…

2 years2 yearsoneJohnoneJohn posted:
Dressing room fitout with Mainvue/Henley

Just watch out that there's considerable variation in wardrobe fitouts, both in price and quality, and one doesn't necessarily imply the other. Some places will waste a lot of…

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2 years2 yearsoneJohnoneJohn posted:
Flooring after handover

I thought this was normal to do these things post-handover. As KLB says though, you have to manage how the skirting boards are handled. With carpet they…

2 years2 yearsoneJohnoneJohn posted:
Help Cost of Data Points & NBN in New House

A "high resolution digital tv aerial" is simply a tv antenna with the frequency bands chosen to suit your local transmitter. The antenna doesn't affect the resolution, and "digital"…

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2 years2 yearsoneJohnoneJohn posted:
Energy Rating exceptions and flexibility of rules

It may be possible to build a garage / or workshop that would be suitable for her purposes, perhaps modifying it a bit after construction to make it better. …

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