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5 months5 monthsorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Insulation existing weatherboard clad wall

Stick some batts in there, done.

5 months5 monthsorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Skirting and Floorboard space

As you've alluded to, the space is important in a floating floor as it allows for movement. You could try something like scotia - but you'd still only fix the…

5 months5 monthsorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Custom Home Design - Suggestions and Recommendation

Looks nice - 2 quick thoughts/additions.
* No storage upstairs like a linen closet or whatever - I'd be tempted to turn the study area into a WIL.
* I'd definitely consider…

6 months6 monthsorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Opinion about Ceiling Moisture

You really need to use a moisture meter in conjunction with a thermal camera. Remember, the thermal camera is only measuring differences in temperature - it's entirely possible some areas…

11 months11 monthsorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Facade Parapet Moulding

Labour cost to install.

1 year1 yearorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Floor plan review

Click 'Full Editor' next to the submit button, it should bring up an option to insert an image.
Alternatively, you can upload it to imgur and just post the link here.

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1 year1 yearorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Opinion on Ensuite layout

Personally, I'd put the toilet in the nook for some privacy, some legroom and some acoustic distance from the bedroom; the sinks against the wall where the toilet is now…

1 year1 yearorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Suspended concrete slab alternatives - AlphaFloor

@Ashington Homes thoughts?

1 year1 yearorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Wall wrap not installed

Always pays to properly read your plans and contract before signing.
Wallwraps are not a requirement, although recommended. They'll reduce airflow and moisture movement into your frame/cavities and improve the efficiency…

1 year1 yearorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Airsmart custom RA grille

Ask them how a white painted custom grille could possibly cost close to $3,000. Sounds insane.

1 year1 yearorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Base Price for New Home

Famous last words my friend.
Read your contract very carefully - builders, especially in the current climate, are frequently approaching customers with signed contracts asking for more money.

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1 year1 yearorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Replacing my bathtub with a toilet

Don't bathe in your toilet.

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1 year1 yearorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Single story build cost

Yes, that's how I answered.
For a single storey home you'll likely be looking at anything between $2,000 - $3,000 per square metre. 21sq is ~200sqm so $400k-$600K depending on…

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1 year1 yearorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Single story build cost

No. For a ~200sqm home - you'd probably have to double that price to get close.

1 year1 yearorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
House build over old underground pool

Hell no.
If you want to build on that spot, you'll need to remove the dirt, debris and the pool and then properly fill and compact and an engineer sign-off on…

1 year1 yearorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Swooped Australia

Brosa was bought by Kogan. It still exists.

2 years2 yearsorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Clarendon - Outdoor Kitchen Pack

I can see them adding a cost for the addition of the risers (maybe a few hundred $) but not for 10% overall wastage as the promotion clearly states max…

2 years2 yearsorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Alfresco tiles no screeding

Agree with others - screed to ensure a fall away from your house. Do it once and do it properly.

2 years2 yearsorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Tips on maximising energy efficiency in Canberra

Get as much (and the highest rated) insulation you can afford. Walls, ceiling, sarking etc. Consider other insulation like slab-edge, under slab, garage, internal walls.
Light coloured roof (reflects) will perform…

2 years2 yearsorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Stone Waterfall "After" Flooring Install

How did you plan to cover the necessary expansion gaps without using scotia?

2 years2 yearsorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Stone Waterfall "After" Flooring Install

With a floating floor like hybrid, you actually want gaps at solid surfaces like walls and benchtops to allow for expansion and contraction of the flooring. Cover the gaps with…

2 years2 yearsorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
double garage conversion to multi function area

You'll probably need to talk to your council first as you'll be trying to convert a non-habitable area into a habitable one. You'll likely need to do a Development Application…

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2 years2 yearsorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Best features in a new home

$6200 - sheeeeeeeeeesh. https://www.zipwater.com/shop/hydrotap/ ... 55783Z00AU
Free delivery though :)

2 years2 yearsorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
which the sealer is better to use after parching a dry wall?

I had a patch done earlier in the year and just used (2 coats) with Haymes paint (2 coats) - came up good. Make sure you're using the right…

2 years2 yearsorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Hebel PowerFloor vs Traditional Timber Floors

@ashington Homes recommends hebels floors with yellow or red tongue over the top, he might be able to elaborate a bit for you.
If you really want separation between upper and…

2 years2 yearsorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Oracle Building Corporation into Liquidation

New/updated article - dunno why they cant just update the original story... more clicks I guess.
https://www.news.com.au/finance/busines ... fb3499275e
"In a statement to news.com.au, liquidators revealed that the…

2 years2 yearsorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Oracle Building Corporation into Liquidation

Another one...
https://www.news.com.au/finance/busines ... 48f1079be2
"On Wednesday morning, Queensland residential builder Oracle Building Corporation Pty Ltd went into liquidation."
"Oracle Building Corporation trades under a number of names including…

2 years2 yearsorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
What do I do here? - Massive retaining wall issue

The builder is supposed to build things according to engineered, contracted plans. What do your engineered plans say as it pertains to this retaining wall? What inspections did you organise…

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2 years2 yearsorionnebulaorionnebula posted:
Thomas Archer homes-Island Problem-Stone Not "Book Match"

You absolutely can and many of them are designed as such.
See Page 12 of where it specifically mentions this.
I'm still of the view that this bookmatch isnt close…

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