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rlay1

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Joined 11 April 2009
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2 years2 yearsrlay1rlay1 posted:
ICF builder in Melbourne? Recommendations please!

Conty Constructions was who I used for my build.
If you have any questions feel free to PM me.

4 years4 yearsrlay1rlay1 posted:
ICF builder in Melbourne? Recommendations please!

Hi ussmc,
I have sent you a PM

4 years4 yearsrlay1rlay1 posted:
I can recommend a fantastic concreter for Melbourne!!!

Hi Back Pocket,
Sorry to hear that. I've always had a quick response from Rory.
If you are still after a concreter, prehaps you can PM me your details and I can…

4 years4 yearsrlay1rlay1 posted:
I can recommend a fantastic concreter for Melbourne!!!

I've engaged Rory to do my backyard based on the recommendation from this thread.
I will be getting steps done, bench seat and a path around the house.
A trickier site as…

5 years5 yearsrlay1rlay1 posted:
Slave air-con controller pannel

Depending on the model of air con, you may be able to get a wireless controller option?

5 years5 yearsrlay1rlay1 posted:
Closed in Alfresco area? Is it weird?

Yep, that is exactly what I have done.
Fully enclosed with stacker doors and fly screens. Have installed a BBQ, sink and cooktop so these days it is being used more…

5 years5 yearsrlay1rlay1 posted:
Hydronic heating options in Melbourne

I have panels at my place and regarding the unsightly radiators, you can get covers for them.
http://rlay1.blogspot.com.au/2010/05/hy ... ating.html

5 years5 yearsrlay1rlay1 posted:
ICF Builders in Sydney

I don’t think you’ll be able to find a project builder that would be interested in ICF construction.
Custom builders would normally charge you a lot more than $10k per square.…

6 years6 yearsrlay1rlay1 posted:
Solidity of project homes

Battens, a picture tells a thousand words:
http://rlay1.blogspot.com.au/2008/09/insulation.html
Those metal things are the battens.
My place has 400mm floor joists, acoustic installation and battens and it does help minimise the…

6 years6 yearsrlay1rlay1 posted:
breezair prices

I used Bradmac in Thomastown for my one.
http://www.bradmac.com.au/

6 years6 yearsrlay1rlay1 posted:
Bamboo on new slab - need to seal the concrete?

For each of the joins between underlay I just used duct tape.

6 years6 yearsrlay1rlay1 posted:
Bamboo on new slab - need to seal the concrete?

I didn't bother going to the expense of sealing my concrete, only the underlay.
It is been over 2 years now and no problems.
However, if you did want to seal it,…

6 years6 yearsrlay1rlay1 posted:
Any recommendations for a sparky to install downlights

Hi Adam,
Check your PM

6 years6 yearsrlay1rlay1 posted:
breezair prices

$5k is about right… could be a bit more or a bit less depending on the installation costs and the type of controllers you get (wired or wireless)

6 years6 yearsrlay1rlay1 posted:
Do I need a new Reciever or switch box... or both?

Hmm… my suggestion would be to get another receiver. It will give you more flexibility and an iPod connection. If you are happy with Onkyo, I say stick with it.
You…

6 years6 yearsrlay1rlay1 posted:
Roof pitch

WOW! Then the 5 degree pitch on my house must look really cheap then!
Don't believe this salesman spin and demand to reduce the pitch to 20 degrees and try and…

6 years6 yearsrlay1rlay1 posted:
Insulation to Thermall Mass (in particual ICF walls)

I might as well chime in as well…
I built with Zego and have absolutely no regrets.
I’ve got Zego external walls and retaining walls. All walls in basement are Zego (load…

6 years6 yearsrlay1rlay1 posted:
Tradition/superstition of coins in a concrete slab

Ha, funny that about the coins and concrete.
When we had our driveway done, the concreter asked my sister whether we had any superstitions and would like to place a coin…

7 years7 yearsrlay1rlay1 posted:
How important is matching ALL door hardware?

If it was me, I would want them to be matching.
If you are continuing the same look throughout the house, why different door handles?

7 years7 yearsrlay1rlay1 posted:
Fitting flyscreens to double glazed windows

Removable - ditto with those little plastic clips.

7 years7 yearsrlay1rlay1 posted:
Approximate Plastering Cost in Melbourne

I can highly recommend Dino (0432 450 766)
He did my place with square set throughout.
You can take a look at his work at my blog:
http://rlay1.blogspot.com/2008/09/plasterboard.html

7 years7 yearsrlay1rlay1 posted:
Fitting flyscreens to double glazed windows

Hi Pos,
I have double glazing and fly screens installed (although not from A&L).
I don't think you'll have any problems with getting fly screens for your windows. I would think that…

7 years7 yearsrlay1rlay1 posted:
Recommended draughtsman wanted

I used Omer of OK Designs (0403 108 520)
He is in Roxburgh Park. He charges depending on the size of the house and he can also assist with organising soil…

7 years7 yearsrlay1rlay1 posted:
Heating and cooling advice

I recommend you go with the Breezair unit. It uses a centrifugal fan which is not only quieter but also more efficient than standard fans.
I have 2x Breezair units and…

7 years7 yearsrlay1rlay1 posted:
Black sparkly stone benchtops

Yep, I have Black Galaxy granite benchtops. It has gold sparkly specks in them. Pricewise, they should be similar to Ceasarstone.

7 years7 yearsrlay1rlay1 posted:
Any Good Drafting Services in Melb?

Give Omer of OK Designs a call on 0403 108 520.
He is in Roxburgh Park. He charges depending on the size of the house and he can also assist with…

7 years7 yearsrlay1rlay1 posted:
Anyone has 9 feet ceiling for 2nd floor?

Yep, I have 9 foot ceilings on my second floor, but I also have 10 foot ceilings on the first floor. It does give it a very grand and open…

7 years7 yearsrlay1rlay1 posted:
Hydronic heating melbourne

My house exceeds 6 stars.
ICF construction, full insulation with R3.5 batts on the roof and double glazing all round.
But it is a fairly large house and I have also noticed…

7 years7 yearsrlay1rlay1 posted:
Hydronic heating melbourne

Oh, I should also add that the reason why my one was $15k was because I also added a flat cover over the top to cover the unsightly ripples of…

7 years7 yearsrlay1rlay1 posted:
Hydronic heating melbourne

In terms or running costs. I would say they were reasonable.
I originally had it set at 20 degrees running 7 hours a day (2 hours in the morning and 5…

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