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4 months4 monthssupa007supa007 posted:
Plumbing consultant / Hydraulic engineer recommendation

Definitely a labour of love.
Didn't realize that the decision to go unconventional would bring such challenges...
We'll hopefully be starting soon, pending engineering, almost 3 yrs since the planning began...
Essentially it…

4 months4 monthssupa007supa007 posted:
Plumbing consultant / Hydraulic engineer recommendation

Thank you for such comprehensive reply SaveH2O. I appreciate experts like yourself taking the time to contribute to forum members' desire for information and answers. I have much, much more…

4 months4 monthssupa007supa007 posted:
Plumbing consultant / Hydraulic engineer recommendation

Hi all,
We're planning a new build in SE QLD. Aiming for a high efficiency and sustainable "forever house".
Have gotten NATHERS 10 star rating and passed the initial PHPP modelling on…

1 year1 yearsupa007supa007 posted:
Non-standard (acrylic) "breathable" paints

Hi there,
Thanks for the reply. Anyway, yes the build is non-cavity construction using Durisol blocks.
It claims to be "vapour active" (allows adsorption / release of moisture), therefore I'm after a…

1 year1 yearsupa007supa007 posted:
Non-standard (acrylic) "breathable" paints

Hi all,
Trying to build a high performance house where product of choice for wall construction lists "breathability" as one of the major advantages. So, to keep the entire wall system…

2 years2 yearssupa007supa007 posted:
Slab Insulation - Edge vs Under slab

Waiting for BOM climate data services to send me their archived data. But I don’t think they have data collection point at night... But at 1m depth, it shouldn’t have…

2 years2 yearssupa007supa007 posted:
Slab Insulation - Edge vs Under slab

Our ground temp at 1m depth currently is about 29 degrees... Still higher than the indoor ideal of 24 degrees.
So, I think I might just insulate my slab all around.

2 years2 yearssupa007supa007 posted:
Slab Insulation - Edge vs Under slab

Just wondering if anyone knows of resources to find the av. in-ground temperature for any region in Australia?
Trying to work out whether it's worth insulating the slab in SE QLD…

2 years2 yearssupa007supa007 posted:
Bi-Fold Windows (Perth)

Can you disclose who’s your glazing supplier?
Kevin

2 years2 yearssupa007supa007 posted:
Pros and cons with all-in-one insulated roofing panels

Hi brains trust,
Just wondering if anyone might be able to chime in about Bondor's or ARCPanel's all in one insulated roofing panels.
We've received indicative costing for our new build, and…

2 years2 yearssupa007supa007 posted:
My double glazed windows fro China

Well, I got my quote for ~50 windows, ~100m2.
As we're in a cyclone prone region, the engineer specified 600Pa for water penetration.
GJames commercial profiles, Jalousie Safetyline louvres, all single…

3 years3 yearssupa007supa007 posted:
My double glazed windows fro China

I’ve been told by my architect that UPVC may not stand up to our harsh sun, unless it’s specially formulated to suit our conditions. The issue is do we really…

3 years3 yearssupa007supa007 posted:
My double glazed windows fro China

Yeah, what’s the eventual outcome for those brave individuals that took the leap and imported themselves?
I’m also seriously thinking of doing the same myself for our new build in SE…

3 years3 yearssupa007supa007 posted:
Global Building Group

Thanks for that. Just confirms my gut feeling and suspicion from the phone conversation...
I’ve subscribed to Sanctuary and ReNew.
But still hard to find SIP builders...

3 years3 yearssupa007supa007 posted:
Global Building Group

Hi all,
I’m in the process of planning a build in SE QLD. I would like a sustainable / eco friendly house and is keen on building with MgO skinned structural…

3 years3 yearssupa007supa007 posted:
Energy Recovery Systems

Been looking at the passive house standard for our new build in SE QLD. What I don't quite understand and can't find any publicly available resources is whether the ERS…

3 years3 yearssupa007supa007 posted:
Owner build a solar passive house

I'm at the design stage of a new house in SE QLD on the coast. Currently we use the A/C for ~3 months, and have not needed any heating during…

3 years3 yearssupa007supa007 posted:
New build on coastal SE QLD

Hi all,
Just wondering if anyone can chime in on our new build. We are going to build on a block within meters from the beach in SE QLD. Our Brisbane…

13 years13 yearssupa007supa007 posted:
Drafter / Building designer recommendations in Melbourne

Now having wasted money and time on an architect who designed a magnificent but unbuildable extension / renovation (cost issues), we're thinking of just going to a drafter for…

13 years13 yearssupa007supa007 posted:
Is an architect best and how to choose one

Thanks guys for the advice.
Fortunately I don't already live there, so demolishing won't be a problem. But I'm now ** that the architect wasted our time and money for absolutely…

13 years13 yearssupa007supa007 posted:
Is an architect best and how to choose one

I wish someone talked about this one year ago...
Today went through the exact same thing. Bought a old double brick house with good bones, thought would be cheaper to just…

13 years13 yearssupa007supa007 posted:
Prices, Prices and Prices

What is the optimum air gap between glass panels?
I read somewhere that <12mm is useless and too wide you start to lose effectiveness.
Is a 20mm gap better than 14mm, better…

13 years13 yearssupa007supa007 posted:
Kitchen layout

Actually, I'm thinking of going with bamboo flooring.
Janka hardness of 14 or so, shouldn't scratch or dent.
My brother in law has tassie oak in the kitchen, he moved his fridge…

13 years13 yearssupa007supa007 posted:
Kitchen layout

The reason why I put the fridge there is because that's the food storage area. Get coffee out of the pantry, milk out of fridge and coffee machine in that…

13 years13 yearssupa007supa007 posted:
Kitchen layout

Thank you guys, much appreciated. I'll consider swinging the island bench around 90 degrees.

13 years13 yearssupa007supa007 posted:
Kitchen layout

Hi, I'm new here.
Just wondering if ppl are willing to critic my own kitchen design. It's a largish kitchen 5.5m x 4.5m with the fridge/pantry, cooktop and sink all…

13 years13 yearssupa007supa007 posted:
Owner builder licence

Stupid question... Do I need a owner builder licence if I am to get a builder to do my renovation/extension up to lock up stage?

13 years13 yearssupa007supa007 posted:
Solar hot water

Looking to put solar hot water into my new place.
There's the evacuated tube type made by Endless Summer. Apparently more efficient and reliable than flat panel systems, however cost is…

13 years13 yearssupa007supa007 posted:
Floating or real floor boards - cost?

I'm also looking into putting floorboards into my extension.
From my research so far this is what I've gathered. Basically, engineered floorboards (thin slice of hardwood on pine) is cheaper to…

13 years13 yearssupa007supa007 posted:
Beetle’s environmentally friendly house

Just wondering if anyone has considered building with Zego (insulated concrete forms). I'm also in the planning stages of a large extension and would like it to be as eco-friendly/energy…

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