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8 months8 monthsRustedOnRustedOn posted:
New house build - Passive House

Hinged doors for Passivhaus use same solution for top and sides as for windows: multiple seals and locking points.
Bottom of door can be butted up against a low threshold using…

8 months8 monthsRustedOnRustedOn posted:
New house build - Passive House

OSB available in Australia is generally not air-tight. Air will also escape through top plates and any penetrations in the external membrane (assuming it has not been taped and…

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8 months8 monthsRustedOnRustedOn posted:
New house build - Passive House

With the dual interior + exterior membrane solution, the interior membrane is the air-tight layer, so a puncture would be a leakage - if I understand you correctly.
Regarding slab insulation…

8 months8 monthsRustedOnRustedOn posted:
New house build - Passive House

The purpose of the blower door testing is to identify any leaks and address them. Even a small puncture will cause the test to fail. The first test is performed…

8 months8 monthsRustedOnRustedOn posted:
New house build - Passive House

True. This is why blower door pressure tests are performed during the build of a Passive House. At the end of the build a final blower door test must be…

8 months8 monthsRustedOnRustedOn posted:
New house build - Passive House

Condensation is a key concern with Passive House and is taken into account with the modelling.
Looks like the wall make-up here will involve Proclima Intello as an internal membrane.…

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8 months8 monthsRustedOnRustedOn posted:
New house build - Passive House

It is possible to satisfy Passive House requirements in Sydney with standard 90mm studs and R2.5 insulation. I had a design modelled for Passive House with this wall assembly and…

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8 months8 monthsRustedOnRustedOn posted:
New house build - Passive House

Thanks for sharing.
Wondering if you could share a bit more info:
who is your builder
what type of windows did you go with and who is the supplier

1 year1 yearRustedOnRustedOn posted:
has anyone tried hempcrete before?

Hi stacey33
I'm interested to know more about your hempcrete build has progressed and any lessons learnt.
Are you using Tradical or Australian Hemp Masonry…

1 year1 yearRustedOnRustedOn posted:
Air tightness: one or two building wraps?

I rang a number of companies listed here:
https://www.wufi.com.au/wufi-professionals/
At the time I made enquiries, most were very busy and unable to start until after a month or…

1 year1 yearRustedOnRustedOn posted:
Subdividing, building and selling -- Capital Gains Tax

You should get professional advice to guide your decisions as it could make a large difference to the amount of CGT you will pay.
Some examples here from the ATO:

2 years2 yearsRustedOnRustedOn posted:
How to estimate cost of new build ?

Building cost calculator might be helpful for a rough estimate. This one was recommended to me by a builder:
https://www.aaarchitect.com.au/home-bui ... lator.html
To get a more accurate figure,…

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2 years2 yearsRustedOnRustedOn posted:
Solar Panel Installation

That's great information ddarroch, referring to your whole post, but I didn't understand the above comment.
Are you saying 32A circuits for EVs are…

2 years2 yearsRustedOnRustedOn posted:
Air tightness: one or two building wraps?

Further update for anyone asking the same question.
After more delays with my project I looked into this again and learnt that at least one Passive House builder in Sydney…

3 years3 yearsRustedOnRustedOn posted:
Air tightness: one or two building wraps?

For various reasons I put the project on hold during 2020, but am hoping to push ahead early this year.
I put the same question to the Australian Passive House discussion…

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4 years4 yearsRustedOnRustedOn posted:
Completely air tight homes?

Hi alexp79
Been a while since you posted the above so hoping you read this.
What was the outcome of your investigations into the ERV and enquiries into the products made by…

4 years4 yearsRustedOnRustedOn posted:
Air tightness: one or two building wraps?

To get air-tightness in a build, should both internal and external wraps be used, or is the external wrap enough? Is this is case of 80/20 rule, i.e. pay 20%…

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