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taththi

Hobart, TAS, AU
Joined 8 January 2009
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2 years2 yearstaththitaththi posted:
Best floor covering for keeping thermal mass

We're pretty happy with our brushed finish but if I had the money I'd have gone for the Diamond Dave finish - mirror smooth, like a giant bench-top, although that…

6 years6 yearstaththitaththi posted:
Non Vented Rangehood Advice

Thanks for the reply! Can I ask what brand and model of rangehood you're using? And how well it handles smell depending on what kind of things you cook?

6 years6 yearstaththitaththi posted:
Completely air tight homes?

Some good info here:
http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blo ... hrv-or-erv
I see what you're saying, but in climates like mine and other zones where HRVs are used we don't really…

6 years6 yearstaththitaththi posted:
Completely air tight homes?

Thanks for the info Alex - are you Northern NSW? Either way a very different climate to my 500m altitude southern Tas :)
ERVs are intended…

6 years6 yearstaththitaththi posted:
Non Vented Rangehood Advice

How are you going 3 years on? We're in the same situation - going with a tightly sealed home using a zehnder HRV. Venting outside is a big problem with…

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6 years6 yearstaththitaththi posted:
Completely air tight homes?

Hi to anyone still watching this thread. We're back to a new design with an architect and just got our model back from assessment - so far 9 stars. We're…

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6 years6 yearstaththitaththi posted:
Typical cost per sqm for high-performance/passivhaus homes?

Thanks for the info Variegated! Are you building it yourself or through a fixed-price quote builder?

6 years6 yearstaththitaththi posted:
Typical cost per sqm for high-performance/passivhaus homes?

Would love to hear from anyone who's either built or been quoted for builds on especially high-performance homes i.e. 8+ star or passivhaus standard. Including things like triple glazing, ERV/HRVs.…

12 years12 yearstaththitaththi posted:
double-hung vs awning; solar-passive vs practicality

There need be no compromise with tight-sealed homes - you need to ventilate with a heat-recovery system!
We're aiming for exactly that with our new home. We plan to use a…

12 years12 yearstaththitaththi posted:
Use of Structural Insulated Panels

What's this product you're planning to use Builda?

12 years12 yearstaththitaththi posted:
Use of Structural Insulated Panels

Are they all not suitable for multiple level construction? The SIPS website has demos of houses going up that are 2-story.

12 years12 yearstaththitaththi posted:
New home in the hills! (TAS)

Fantastic! So exciting to see versions that aren't rectangles.. I was sort of thinking I'd have to keep to that for building cost, but if they're fairly basic right-angles it…

12 years12 yearstaththitaththi posted:
New home in the hills! (TAS)

Wow mate there's some really interesting ideas there :) How long did it take you to whip all those pro drawings up??? Think I owe you…

12 years12 yearstaththitaththi posted:
New home in the hills! (TAS)

Hey thanks for the sketch Kiwi but the wife and I couldn't abide a laundry/bathroom combo. It's going to be the main door and it just doesn't sit well having…

12 years12 yearstaththitaththi posted:
New home in the hills! (TAS)

Naa in Winter it's going to be the main entrance to the house.. can't have that blocked cos someone's in the toilet. Yeh I don't like the bathroom there either...…

12 years12 yearstaththitaththi posted:
New home in the hills! (TAS)

Anyone know off-hand the space requirement for the staircase? I was basing my allowance on the designers single direction one which seems about 4.5m including landing. What about if it's…

12 years12 yearstaththitaththi posted:
New home in the hills! (TAS)

That was from the designer, we hadn't even considered that before :) Having seen it though I'm quite intrigued:
- it could mean we have a main…

12 years12 yearstaththitaththi posted:
New home in the hills! (TAS)

Yes would really like a loo downstairs near the rear door, and I think the earlier comment of putting a shower in the powder room was good. So bathroom ideals…

12 years12 yearstaththitaththi posted:
New home in the hills! (TAS)

what :) I did it in AutoCAD.. honest :D

12 years12 yearstaththitaththi posted:
New home in the hills! (TAS)

Ok so I had a go at redoing downstairs to allow for staircase exiting somewhere in the middle of upstairs (against South wall).
What you think of this? Haven't worked…

New home in the hills! (TAS)
12 years12 yearstaththitaththi posted:
New home in the hills! (TAS)

you missed out on an awesome burger at Marmalade Cafe chuq =D

12 years12 yearstaththitaththi posted:
New home in the hills! (TAS)

Ok we've been scribbling and erasing and cursing and .... and... :)
Some thoughts we've had:
- Think we need to ditch the offset of floors at the…

12 years12 yearstaththitaththi posted:
New home in the hills! (TAS)

I think a good idea would be for me to edit the OP as I change our direction and narrow down requirements.

12 years12 yearstaththitaththi posted:
New home in the hills! (TAS)

Wow, I leave work.. bath the munchkin, wash the crayon drawings off the walls ( ::hyst:: ) and get onto the puter to find there's so…

12 years12 yearstaththitaththi posted:
New home in the hills! (TAS)

Wow such fast feedback, thanks guys :)
I've got the graph paper out atm drawing my idea up rather than relying on the finger squiggles on the…

12 years12 yearstaththitaththi posted:
New home in the hills! (TAS)

Will answer your posts in a sec.. just going to throw this up. My ipad squiggles for the upstairs after mulling the layout last night. Think I got something if…

New home in the hills! (TAS)
12 years12 yearstaththitaththi posted:
New home in the hills! (TAS)

PLANS!!
We received our first draft from our designer :) I'll also post our sketch of the layout that we provided to them which they've recreated very…

12 years12 yearstaththitaththi posted:
Completely air tight homes?

Cyclone i'd also be interested to hear how your unit is performing?
I intially got onto HRV/ERV units when reading about the Venmar product. Apparently the Australian distributor is no longer…

12 years12 yearstaththitaththi posted:
Ground-source heating, horizontal loops

Thanks for the reply Casa2. Is that a passive system or are those loops connected to a heat-pump? (for cooling)

12 years12 yearstaththitaththi posted:
Ground-source heating, horizontal loops

I've previously looked into ground-source heating solutions like ?? and discovered they could be hugely expensive here in Tas at least. Someone suggested I look at ones that use a…

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