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3 months3 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
Help on brick with cladding please

I like the red brick/timber/black highights combo. This works well with flat roofs or skillion where you can't really see the material. Like Berek said, the dark roof won't look…

3 months3 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
Should I raise ceiling height from 2590mm to 2740mm?

For a big house it may make a noticeable difference in heating/cooling. That might be a question for an energy assessor.
Have you thought about only making some rooms with a…

3 months3 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
Banksia House from YourHome Passive Design

Yeah we're pretty far behind hey.
I don't think a custom home is necessarily MUCH more expensive than a mid tier standard volume home. I'm hoping to build a 160-170m2 (not…

3 months3 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
Banksia House from YourHome Passive Design

There are quite a few of these types of builds happening throughout Australia now but obviously still a small minority. You won't find volume builders doing much of it though…

3 months3 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
Banksia House from YourHome Passive Design

Off to a good start! I would recommend joing this facebook group and searching previous posts about sustainable builders/architects in your area. https://www.facebook.com/groups/MyEffic ... ctricHome/. I…

3 months3 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
What's your opinion on DARK vs LIGHT roofs

How did you measure it? Do you have good insulation?

4 months4 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
What's your opinion on DARK vs LIGHT roofs

I've read that dark roofs don't have a significant impact on the indoor temps so long as the roof insulation is decent. Also depends on the climate.
The heat that…

4 months4 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
Concept Plan

You may have a hefty budget and have already been given a prelim cost so it may not matter, but it looks like quite a pricey (yet great) layout.
Decreasing…

4 months4 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
Raising ceiling height in kitchen dining livingroom advice

Ceiling height variety can help create different feels for a house. E.g. lower celings for more intimate spaces (bedrooms, reading rooms) and higher for formal spaces (dining). People generally don't…

4 months4 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
Building on a land which slopes towards the house

1. You've already been given estimate additional costs. I'd assume the higher end of the estimate.
2. Purely subjective. Also depends on the distance the slope is covering? Doesn't sound huge…

4 months4 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
What's your opinion on DARK vs LIGHT roofs

The lack of trees is more concerning. This is our future.

4 months4 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
8 star houses in Perth

??
They explain case studies where the average extra costs were compared to the average energy cost savings. I don't really know what else you need.
I think you're referring to…

4 months4 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
8 star houses in Perth

I have already linked you to two articles showing real numbers.
http://greenhomebuildaustralia.com/ener ... ar-rating/
https://renew.org.au/sanctuary-magazine ... NrL3q7ON78
There are other publications highlighting the cost/benefits…

4 months4 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
8 star houses in Perth

There is defintely a payback on building a 7-8 star house versus a 3 star or even a 6 star. There are so many variables when it comes to achieving…

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4 months4 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
8 star houses in Perth

I'd love to know how he achieved a 10 star NATHERS with the specifications he's put on his website.

4 months4 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
8 star houses in Perth

I would suggest determining what temperatures you're comfortable in with your current house and then compare to the below performance data of Josh's house. You can see after a few…

8 star houses in Perth
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5 months5 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
Building with Dechellis homes

What are they adding up to and can you share the plans?

5 months5 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
Concept design feedback: Passive solar, orientation

I don't get why Passivhaus advocates get so worked up about the whole 'passive solar' thing. There are now loads of companies out there who are achieving high performance homes…

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5 months5 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
Third time's a charm ( our 3rd build @ Bingara Gorge )

Nice open space. What's the average block size? Hope there will be some decent tree coverage.

5 months5 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
Drawer's vs Architect's plan

Just ask them again what the turn key cost would be i.e. with flooring and all those extras that they have excluded. I've been told around $250,000 for a 170m2…

6 months6 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
Our first build! Mirage Homes SA

Hi there,
Just checking to see if you're still on here and how you went with your build with Mirage in the end?

6 months6 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
Has anyone here built with King Homes NSW?

Can you post a floor plan and what is included in that price please?

6 months6 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
Building new home

How about you provide some sort of evidence to back up your claims?

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7 months7 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
How to buy Land?

It's the same as an established house.
If you think you know what it's worth and are willing to make an offer, just ask the agent for a letter of…

7 months7 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
How to buy Land?

When looking for a block to build I think you have a great opportunity to plan for a passive solar design. I would highly recommend looking into ddarroch's post and…

7 months7 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
Washing machines and environmental vandalism

Should I consult a permaculture or gardening specialist to see any soil impacts on fibres in the garden?
We currently manually collect buckets each was cycle and run them out to…

7 months7 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
Washing machines and environmental vandalism

What are the implications of sending laundry grey water out to fruit tree mulch basins?
Can these particles be captured by filters?

7 months7 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
West facing corner block . Please advise

Direct light or ambient light? If you're getting direct light with an undercover outdoor area you've done really well!

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8 months8 monthsstonesthrowstonesthrow posted:
Reputation and reliability of cheaper builders

I've been looking around adelaide for 3bdr, 2 bath, 1 living and am finding turn key options around your budget from budget volume builders. I can't imagine getting to 4…

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