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26 d26 dren_horen_ho posted:
Neff Ovens

We have a Neff full steam oven and it's excellent. The slide and hide door is handy and being able to steam (puddings or whatever) is worth the price

1 month1 monthren_horen_ho posted:
I work in flooring - do you have a flooring question?

Thanks for the guidance

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1 month1 monthren_horen_ho posted:
I work in flooring - do you have a flooring question?

What would you recommend for a pet friendly timber or engineered timber floor? To minimise scratches, and if scratched occur, have them be less visible.
We're thinking a light colour wood,…

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1 month1 monthren_horen_ho posted:
EPS Foam vs Hebel cladding on upper level

Great, yes, that explains things for me. Thank you

1 month1 monthren_horen_ho posted:
EPS Foam vs Hebel cladding on upper level

buildingandLegal Can you explain that in laymans terms? What does a performance based solution mean compared to "deem to satisfy"?

2 months2 monthsren_horen_ho posted:
Different types/levels/tiers of building companies

PassiveHaus certification doesn't cost much. Actually building it to the spec is where most of the costs are.

2 months2 monthsren_horen_ho posted:
Different types/levels/tiers of building companies

Post pandemic. We're close to starting our build, but haven't executed yet. The pricing was done about a month ago.
Inclusions aren't crazy - nothing really extravagant. Standard appliances, stone countertops,…

2 months2 monthsren_horen_ho posted:
Different types/levels/tiers of building companies

intripidlol Interesting. We're attempting a similar thing (similar size, close to passivhaus standard, ~340sqm). We found that 1m was not enough for this…

3 months3 monthsren_horen_ho posted:
Floor plan critique

Thanks. That'll give us more space but we're at the limit for floor space area so we can't actually add any. We actually want to keep the void because we…

3 months3 monthsren_horen_ho posted:
Floor plan critique

fredescu mockkie Good point - I've updated the design with the orientation. North is to the…

3 months3 monthsren_horen_ho posted:
Floor plan critique

Thanks for the feedback. We should have external access to the in law area via a sliding door to the pavillion (its not really clear on the diagram).
Regarding the gym…

3 months3 monthsren_horen_ho posted:
Floor plan critique

jason526 Whoops. Yeah, I uploaded the same floor twice. Updated now.

3 months3 monthsren_horen_ho posted:
Floor plan critique

Any thoughts on this floor plan? Its for our new build, for us (couple) and my in-laws (hence the separate space on the ground floor.

6 months6 monthsren_horen_ho posted:
ICF Vs Hebel

I'd briefly looked into ICF as it looked like a promising technique, but it seems very uncommon and therefore hard to find builders for.

7 months7 monthsren_horen_ho posted:
Experience with Passivhaus/Passive House certification

stewie D Did you end up going with any aspects that similar or related to that certification? We're also leaning towards not going…

7 months7 monthsren_horen_ho posted:
Experience with Passivhaus/Passive House certification

Noname Thanks - Yeah, I didn't find a lot of information on the forum. I'm actually not too interested in certification, more on…

7 months7 monthsren_horen_ho posted:
Experience with Passivhaus/Passive House certification

> If you have the money hire a passivhouse certified Architect...for what's it worth
then do a cost benefit analysis
I'd rather ask around for other's experiences first, rather than go ahead…

7 months7 monthsren_horen_ho posted:
Experience with Passivhaus/Passive House certification

StructuralBIMGuy You seem to be annoyed about this. I'm just trying to gather information, its difficult to understand what's worthwhile and what is…

7 months7 monthsren_horen_ho posted:
What does a million dollars buy and where to spend?

Thanks Phil. We've got the land already, and paid the stamp duty for that. The budget here is just for the construction of the house.

7 months7 monthsren_horen_ho posted:
What does a million dollars buy and where to spend?

We're trying to figure out what we can get on our build. Assuming you're building a new 350sqm house in Sydney, and you had a budget of $1m.
What would…

7 months7 monthsren_horen_ho posted:
Experience with Passivhaus/Passive House certification

We've finally purchased our plot of land and so the next start of our journey has started - Finding a builder, and figuring out what we actually want to build.…

7 months7 monthsren_horen_ho posted:
NSW Fencing rules for back fence - No neighbor

Does anyone know what the regulations are for the heigh of a back fence that doesn't back onto another property? Basically, our backyard faces onto a train line. We'd like…

8 months8 monthsren_horen_ho posted:
Help me understand building frame types

Sounds really interesting.

8 months8 monthsren_horen_ho posted:
Help me understand building frame types

Thanks! What was the cost differential for icf vs a timber framed house? 50%, Double, 10x?

8 months8 monthsren_horen_ho posted:
Help me understand building frame types

Thanks! What about the pros/cons of ICF/concrete panels?
Do you know of any builders using these other materials?

8 months8 monthsren_horen_ho posted:
Help me understand building frame types

For a new house build, I understand these options
1. Timber frame, brick veneer - timber is the load bearing part, brick is the visual bit
2. Steel frame, brick veneer -…

8 months8 monthsren_horen_ho posted:
Estimating costs

"If you are going for a complete custom job, I would say 950-1.2m is probably accurate - depending on the quality of your finishes."
We're probably not going for a custom…

9 months9 monthsren_horen_ho posted:
Estimating costs

Yeah, we don't have land yet. We're trying to figure out what would be good land for us to build the home we want.
The absolute requirement is a granny flat…

9 months9 monthsren_horen_ho posted:
Estimating costs

"You seem to be new to this since you didn't know what custom home meant."
Yep, we're very new to this. We're in the early research phase. Good point about doing…

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