RBV - Concrete block or Hebel Panel ?
If I was doing reverse brick veneer I would put a feature wall of stone or brick in. As stated putting gyprock on the wall will lose some of the properties you seek by RBV
Aug 15, 2011 8:51 am
design for 33° south latitude WA mk.2
are you talking structural insulated panels (SIP) for your steel/foam panels, aka coolroom panels?
we too are currently exploring the options for this;…
What solar company did you use? Perth
We went with Renewablelogic, Very happy with them, on time (my installation time was 7.30 am), no problems, all paperwork handled efficiently. I use Germany product for…
Hmmm seems expensive...
Personally I am looking at doing it myself but I don't intend to grid connect it. Since I am planning to custom build, I am considering running 12V lines that will be used…
Jun 21, 2011 11:32 am
I don't know about petrol but in a house without gas....reverse cycle air conditioning was a lot cheaper than bottled gas.
If I looking at a choice of under floor or…
Jun 13, 2011 11:13 am
Rain water tank pipe repair
Thanks for pointing that out, I really hope it will last a long long time.
I just read from Sydney Water most properties receive water pressure around 50 to 100 metres,…
input on design issue
We are finally getting under way on this project
I'm starting a thread in the building forum if anyone is interested in following it - link in sig
May 12, 2011 9:27 pm
SOLAR HELP PLEASE!!!
How are you going with it all Pebbles? We are FNQ and have had a good quote from Infinity Solar, and a very overpriced one from a WA mob who are travelling around.…
Rate your solar Panel
planning to install 1 in the near future... but it seems that this is quite pricey here in victoria compared to all other states... reason behind that, was vic has a…
Our house is about 36 squares and I think we got the standard heating option, but upgraded to two zones. Living and Bedroom. Also put a provision for a gas fire place in…
My energy saving tips :)
Some great ideas.
They've been marketed as 'environmentally friendly.' In fact, they are full of Mercury, which has to go somewhere, some day. BTW, if you happen…
Internal light fittings
You may not have though about it but polished concrete flooring that reflects more natural light reduces your lighting costs
Biolytix Installation Brisbane
Biolytix have gone broke.
I regret the day I ever contacted them.
Product is good - installation was awful - Customer service non existant - staff were extremely RUDE…
Anyone keeping Chickens?
I didn't mean the outside of the egg for changes - I meant that white spot! I have a drake and I have never had a blood stained egg. I have had what may be a double yolker…
The Clean Energy Council?
Some large companies do generic designs often using software,with a designers accred on it.
The specifics of the equipment are on it. The install is the install. Design…
Whats your Solar Panel W Rating?
Aren't the 300W panels much more expensive? Does it make economic sense to go for more number of lower W panels? Of course you should the space to install those panels.
Eave depth to let in winter sun.....
I built a styrene house about 7 years ago. The builder (independent) wanted to try it out and I was keen too. Only prob was when the roof went up the house had no eaves…
Venting the fridge cavity
I also vent my fridge. Vent down low on the outside wall and then two 150 mm pipes through a flat roof (with Chinaman's hats on them). Like dymonite, I haven't checked how…
Feb 19, 2011 11:46 am
Recycling - stop clogging landfills
Mobile phones can go to Ku ring gai council & libraries - when a phone is recycled the Autistic Centre receives $3-5 donation. Phones that can be reused are sent to…
Spec/Volume Builder Recommendation
I'm looking for a spec house builder in Melbourne who can build me an energy efficient house beyond the basic 5 stars they all offer. Some builders seem to talk about…
In our new home I'm wanting to install a wall oven with seperate grill and cook-top. We are planning on using a volume builder and often they install 900mm oven/cooktops…
Hot water system
I spoke to some people today and heat pump is our best option. By the time we add the cost to go solar and pay extra for frost free panels it costs more than the…
Feb 03, 2011 1:28 pm
Biolytix have gone into liquidation so I read in someone elses thread on here recently. ( not meant to be a pun)
The people across from us have it too. I didn't know…
Architect for home extension
Hi everyone. We live in Sydney and we want to have plans drawn up for an extension to our home. Can anyone recommend a good architect that uses green/sustainable design…