SaveH2OTank size and filter needed for household rainwater
1 October 2011
theyettiDid you get your washing machine connected to rainwater tank
23 September 2011
Our rainwater tank and Davey Rainbank is hooked up to both toilets, the washing machine cold tap and front/rear outside taps. Only problem is we use the rainwater up too…
bashworthAdaptable Housing Class C requirements - AS4299?
25 August 2011
Another really good web site is http://www.buildforlife.com.au/www/html ... e-page.asp
deconstInsulation to Thermall Mass (in particual ICF walls)
25 August 2011
I'd considered ICF for quite a long time for my house, but given how sensitive my location is to wall thickness, I've instead gone for lightweight timber framing with…
thegoodwifeWhat solar company did you use? Perth
6 July 2011
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…
indiOrientation question - how far off north is still optimal?
21 June 2011
Will have to redo the test to check this, only thought of it mid morning. Not too concerned about morning warmth as 6 days out of 7 we have all left the house before…
PulpoAnyone know anything about Forma-Tech Wall Building System
13 June 2011
If I was using their website to make a decision on using this product, no chance. Green energy bricks are just expensive. Not sure what is the best product to build the…
dragongirlLaying wooden floor over slab - ok thermally?
28 May 2011
Onc design can be seen as part of the build tread link in my sig. It's my own design and run past an architect with quals in enviro science. I think we are oriented about…
RedmanUsing IBC tanks for underground water storage
8 May 2011
That is excellent. Forgive me but it makes me laugh seeing that. Lemmings on the march! I had mice in Sassafras and I used a bucket with 800ml water (deep enough to…
bashworthGovernment Changing Solar System rebate?
15 April 2011
1.44kw, I used thin film panels (because I have a very large North facing roof) with a 1.8kw sunny boy inverter. Photos and more info here http://www.anewhouse.com.au/?p=885
EcclesImproving a volume build house
25 February 2011
Hebel panel would have better insulation than standard brick but still not sufficient on its own (IMO). http://www.hebelaustralia.com.au/homeow ... lWall.aspx
dymonite69X Star Energy Rating
18 February 2011
dymonite69architect design vs volume builder - budget range?
17 February 2011
How you design eaves depends on your specific climate and insolation. Check BOM for climate data. Work out exactly when you start to want shading based seasonal average…