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Casa2
10 July 2014
107
Jul 10, 2014 12:05 am
What kind should i get? I have no clue. First build. Thanks! Bunnings have Click LED GU10 bulbs, 5W for less than $10 each. I think they are great.
Bunnings have Click LED GU10 bulbs, 5W for less than $10 each. I think they are great.
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Casa2
9 July 2014
27
Jul 09, 2014 2:17 pm
As I've said before, Lexicon is a unique colour (and a great color). It's (the only?) colour made by just adding black to white paint, so it's neutral. Let your furnishing create the colours you want off a neutral base.
As I've said before, Lexicon is a unique colour (and a great color). It's (the only?) colour made by just adding black t...
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Casa2
9 July 2014
58
Jul 09, 2014 2:13 pm
Hi BuildingNewHome, I used Merit Homes, which were not on my original list. The house was finished 3.5 years ago and I am very happy with the result. I can certainly recommend Merit Homes and I woudl think they can meet your budget. Cheers, Casa
Hi BuildingNewHome, I used Merit Homes, which were not on my original list. The house was finished 3.5 years ago and I a...
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Casa2
27 February 2014
13
Feb 27, 2014 8:44 am
Everyone is looking at the thermal resistance (R value) and ignoring the other important aspect, which is thermal mass (C value). If you want to have a thermally comfortable house with no airconditioning or artificial heating then you want to maximise R x C. For a full brick house you get moderate R...
Everyone is looking at the thermal resistance (R value) and ignoring the other important aspect, which is thermal mass (...
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Casa2
8 January 2014
19
Jan 08, 2014 9:48 pm
If the perpends are 20 mm that is a defect. Clear and simple. Good luck.
If the perpends are 20 mm that is a defect. Clear and simple. Good luck.
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Casa2
28 December 2013
15
Dec 28, 2013 10:58 am
jj1, are your brick defects as bad as Anthelas?
jj1, are your brick defects as bad as Anthelas?
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Casa2
28 December 2013
13
Dec 28, 2013 9:23 am
Anthelas, A building inspector will be able to tell you if the brickwork is acceptable. They will quote the appropriate standard and there will be no ifs or buts about it. I'm not a fan of render since it can crack and is a maintenance issue since it needs repaint every 15 years or so. If you have a...
Anthelas, A building inspector will be able to tell you if the brickwork is acceptable. They will quote the appropriate ...
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Casa2
27 December 2013
10
Dec 27, 2013 10:02 pm
The two windows are 2 bricks wide and 2.5 bricks wide. The brick layers should have built the wall so that each course alternates and the vertical joints all line up. The more I think about it, the more I would want it redone properly!
The two windows are 2 bricks wide and 2.5 bricks wide. The brick layers should have built the wall so that each course a...
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Casa2
27 December 2013
19
Dec 27, 2013 9:44 pm
Lex, I have a couple of questions for you. Is your current hot water heater gas or electric? In your previous house, was your hot water heater gas or electric?
Lex, I have a couple of questions for you. Is your current hot water heater gas or electric? In your previous house, was...
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Casa2
27 December 2013
203
Dec 27, 2013 9:34 pm
Hi Emy, I've been reading about your neighbour's builder cutting up to the boundary. There is no doubt about it, if they have cut to the boundary then they need to put in a retaining wall at the boundary on their side of the property and at their cost. The problem is you want to fill on your side an...
Hi Emy, I've been reading about your neighbour's builder cutting up to the boundary. There is no doubt about it, if they...
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Casa2
27 December 2013
9
Dec 27, 2013 8:56 pm
To me, in both cases, they didn't alternate brick courses. Brick should be laid so that each course alternates, but in both cases where there is a problem the courses did not alternate. That is, if you look along every second corse of normal brickwork, the perpends line up. In the two areas of conce...
To me, in both cases, they didn't alternate brick courses. Brick should be laid so that each course alternates, but in b...
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Casa2
25 October 2013
9
Oct 24, 2013 11:18 pm
I've been going a lot of reading over the past week and building quite a knowledge base on local government and planning principles and laws. It appears that the magic number is an FSR of 0.55:1. Planning Circular PS 08-014 and PS 11-018 provide detail into why. Once there's a variation greater than...
I've been going a lot of reading over the past week and building quite a knowledge base on local government and planning...
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Casa2
23 October 2013
7
Oct 23, 2013 8:21 pm
Hi Stewie, Thanks for you input. Much appreciated. It's a difficult time for me trying to get this DA over the line. I just did a recalc of the FSR and it's 0.568, so not much better than previously calculated. With the more lenient Councils of Manly and North Sydney, what's the most FSR you've seen...
Hi Stewie, Thanks for you input. Much appreciated. It's a difficult time for me trying to get this DA over the line. I j...
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Casa2
22 October 2013
5
Oct 22, 2013 9:42 pm
I'm in Ryde Council. It's an extension (under the house and totally within the building envelope) and boundary retaining wall. The Council's concerns are that the FSR will now be 0.58 (limit is 0.5) and that the boundary retaining wall (and associated fill) is too high. The plans have been done by a...
I'm in Ryde Council. It's an extension (under the house and totally within the building envelope) and boundary retaining...
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Casa2
20 October 2013
1
Oct 20, 2013 3:50 pm
Hi all, I've just received from Council a Development Application - Notice of Refusal for an extension and backyard work. I'm wondering if anyone has received one of these and what they did. Also, is there anyone on this forum with some knowledge in this area? Apparently I can ask Council for a Sect...
Hi all, I've just received from Council a Development Application - Notice of Refusal for an extension and backyard work...
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Casa2
1 June 2013
11
Jun 01, 2013 7:41 pm
leighton -1 (yes, minus!)
leighton -1 (yes, minus!)
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Casa2
15 April 2013
16
Apr 15, 2013 8:19 pm
This is ridiculous. I would not proceed further with the company that designed the house and would ask for a full refund since the design is faulty. I would also ask for compensation for time lost. Get all your money back and start again with someone who knows what they are doing or has ethics.
This is ridiculous. I would not proceed further with the company that designed the house and would ask for a full refund...
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Casa2
6 April 2013
3
Apr 06, 2013 1:39 pm
Transferring heat is also useful at bed time. Transfer any heat form the living areas tot the bedrooms.
Transferring heat is also useful at bed time. Transfer any heat form the living areas tot the bedrooms.
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Casa2
30 March 2013
8
Mar 30, 2013 11:58 am
An ag pipe sits under the dirt, is surrounded with gravel and then is covered with soil. The ag pipe itself will have a "stocking"
An ag pipe sits under the dirt, is surrounded with gravel and then is covered with soil. The ag pipe itself will have a ...
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Casa2
30 March 2013
8
Mar 30, 2013 11:55 am
Mine was cured with what I think is a PVA based coating. I hope I can tile on it, since I've just done the outside terrace, which was cured, and will be get tiles laid on it in a few months time.
Mine was cured with what I think is a PVA based coating. I hope I can tile on it, since I've just done the outside terra...
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