Geothermal heating / coooling thoughts
Yep, I came to the same conclusion regarding the Geothermal. We have room for about 8KW of solar panels, and can insulate as much as needed during the build which can cut…
Jan 26, 2021 7:58 pm
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my last house only a few trees, once per year cleaning
this house every 3 months as lots of trees
Alternatives to decreasing window size
How far along in the planning process are you Kelsey?
The most important thing to do when planning a home is to orientate or correctly. That is, locate living areas (&…
Cieling material asbesto
It's hard to tell from the photo, but it definitely looks like a fibre cement sheet.
The way it has delaminated looks more like modern non asbestos fibre cement sheet but…
Our new build has 2 walk in showers, we pulled the openings back from original 1000mm to one is 750mm and the other is 790mm and they are fine.
Wet charged systen
I'll do a summary.
Already well covered but to recap:
150mm outlet with no restrictor plate: no council PSD mandate? The…
Colorbond roof - dune
We did our roof in Shale Grey, and it can appear anything from the light grey in your picture, to almost white. It only went on a couple of months ago, so we haven't yet…
Can we terminate a building contract?
Hi, I would advise you to contact the lawyer. When it comes to complex housing contracts there are always the moments that might bring you a lot of problems later.
Oct 01, 2020 9:44 pm
Steel Frame Price 2020
Er, a steel frame for it's passive design advantages?
I think you've got that wrong. Steel, like all metals, has high thermal conductivity. This conduction of heat…
Earthworks Perth Hills
So the total depth of internal beam is 450 mm on your drawing.
But yes, if you place slab on top of the natural ground (although it would still require some smoothening),…
New alfresco hardiflex ceiling has been put up and I'm not very happy with uneven spacing between the joints.
Is this something I can reasonably bring up with…
Downpipe in cavity?
My aunt did the same thing a year ago, and got a terrible downpour. I wouldn't do this if I were you.
Dulux Rottnest Island
Its a light grey-blue,quite a nice colour really, bit dark for a small house but very nice in a large house. It doesn't send out any unwanted colors.
Dec 03, 2019 8:06 pm
Floating Table help
Absolutely. It will have to have some decent support built through it. I'd be opting for a steel ladder frame then box it out with a whatever you want.
KDR in perth
I know the feeling! When the kids are running about upstairs it’s like a herd of elephants. So we got hebel flooring in the new build
Our display centre is based in Wangara,
As the house plan is displayed within a facility of over 800sqm, you are able to position furniture and temporary…
Wood look tile plank lengths
I'm looking for advice choosing 1800mm or 1200mm length planks. What are the pros and cons of laying either one? Warping? Cutting? Hallways? Cost?
True Extent of Building defects revealed
Sobering reading, If and when your building defect complaints ever makes it to the courts,
You will need to be well prepared, get expert advice take photos, collect…
More info required, on Slope, Soil type, Retention,trickle/discharge, pressurised,RLs, etc
Many councils also used different rainfall/flow models
Storm water bore hole.
There is something called a Soak Well which can be used in certain conditions.
They are very popular in WA where they work very well on sandy soils.
To find out more see
Tile Package or Self Source
We are considering building with Dale Alcock in Perth and wondering what the general consensus is on floor tiling. Is it better to go with them and or source the…
May 09, 2019 1:06 pm
Timber Floating shelves perth
Looking for recommendations about diy floating shelves in perth.
*ideas on a timber supplier who will provide a finished, quality place of timber ready to…
Bad quality Clipsal power points?
I have the ones which are certified. Surprisingly many of them do have SAI certification those days, most of the vendors provide certificates upon request and then they…
Apr 10, 2019 11:28 pm
Road Signs on Crossover
We have a 4P sign that sits just on the side of the crossover which will be impacted once we begin to build our crossover. To get the sign removed/relocated is…
Drilling into brick - please help
Thank you all, I got it sorted, got some better wall plugs and screws and had to drill new holes and it is holding. Thanks to you both!
Cost comparison for third storey
lol! I kinda forget how much space there actually is in these sort of homes. You'd enjoy how they are built to be affordable there in SL. On-site labour is relatively…
Importing kitchen from China
To Import kitchen from China is a good option. In fact, many people from Australia, India, Middle-east are importing kitchen from China. Moreover, they also buy furniture,…