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2 months2 monthssupa007supa007 posted:
Rain water harvesting system

Hi SaveH20,
Once again, your detailed reply has given me a tonne of information to digest.
So, what I take away is that most plumbers would just bury the same sized DWV…

2 months2 monthssupa007supa007 posted:
Rain water harvesting system

Hi SaveH2O,
Bit of an update! What I thought were 2x slimline tanks are actually individual 2.5kL round tanks by however many I want to string together! So we’ve decided on…

7 months7 monthssupa007supa007 posted:
Rain water harvesting system

Hi all,
Just want to run my ideas about our rain water harvesting system past some experts here (SaveH2O et al) to reassure myself that it is an effective system before…

1 year1 yearsupa007supa007 posted:
Electric Toilet- prerequisites/considerations for new build

That’s correct. Bidets can only be connected to mains if there’s a RPZD valve in place, which needs to be inspected annually.
I’m trying to get around the RPZD valve requirement…

1 year1 yearsupa007supa007 posted:
Plumbing consultant / Hydraulic engineer recommendation

For cold water, just normal branch distribution. For hot, I decided to go down ring main path as it seems more cost effective. I will however put in a water…

2 years2 yearssupa007supa007 posted:
Advice on new home - full automation setup

Also looking to go down the same home automation path, using a smattering of different products from Zigbee, z-wave and wifi connected smart devices.
Think I'll tie everything together using Homey,…

2 years2 yearssupa007supa007 posted:
Non-standard (acrylic) "breathable" paints

So, are there any non-film-forming paints then?
Would Keim as the original mineral silicate paint be non film forming?

2 years2 yearssupa007supa007 posted:
Non-standard (acrylic) "breathable" paints

Hi Debunk, do you have any rough cost / m2 for NHL?

2 years2 yearssupa007supa007 posted:
Non-standard (acrylic) "breathable" paints

Hi, thanks for chiming in.
Not late at all, walls aren't up yet... But I still haven't found my answer, despite having spoken to + email correspondence with Adrian Thomas who…

2 years2 yearssupa007supa007 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…

2 years2 yearssupa007supa007 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…

2 years2 yearssupa007supa007 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…

3 years3 yearssupa007supa007 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…

3 years3 yearssupa007supa007 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…

3 years3 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…

3 years3 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.

3 years3 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…

4 years4 yearssupa007supa007 posted:
Bi-Fold Windows (Perth)

Can you disclose who’s your glazing supplier?
Kevin

4 years4 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…

4 years4 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…

4 years4 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…

4 years4 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…

4 years4 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...

4 years4 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…

4 years4 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…

4 years4 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…

5 years5 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…

15 years15 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…

15 years15 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…

15 years15 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…

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