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Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth723
Mar 10, 2015 5:28 pm
@cat_dunc over here in WA the builds are usually double brick, this is due to being so close to the ocean I believe, we need houses to withstand cyclonic winds. That is what I was told anyway, anyone feel free to correct me if in wrong
Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth724
Mar 10, 2015 6:10 pm
I thought it was just a preference and perception thing. And I also heard that bricks were cheaper here than over east. In fact, I think double brick is still the cheapest construction method here anyway, and anytime you deviate from "normal" construction methods you run into higher costs because there are fewer trades that actually do it. I could be wrong, though!
I think eventually this will change, but not anytime soon.
Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth725
Mar 10, 2015 6:44 pm
Double brick are not used everywhere in WA, for example in Kalgoorlie where I am from they build timber framed brick houses there...also the rural builder is building a display home behind ours and it is framed! I do find it interesting that they still use this method though as timber framed houses are apparently easier to gain the 6 star energy rating that you need now as timber doesn’t conduct heat and you can fully insulate all the walls. Maybe it is just cause we are renowned for being the good old 'W'ait 'A'while state haha!!
I personally having had both double brick and timber framed houses much much prefer the double brick for a few reasons but the main one being sound proofing is pretty good in them!
My build thread viewtopic.php?f=31&t=69174
Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth726
Mar 11, 2015 11:23 am
Agree with the sound-proofing belzey!
Hubby reports seeing plumbers at the house! Unfortunately I managed to sprain my ankle last night so can't drive (have a manual) over to take photos. This is seriously cramping my style
Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth730
Mar 11, 2015 1:23 pm
I wondered the truth in what I was told as we live in a beachside suburb and there are plenty of fibro cottages around too, and they have stood the test of time lol. I like to call WA "Windy Australia" as well as "Wait Awhile" whichever is relevant on any given day hahaha. I am originally from NSW so am learning all of the differences like Polony instead of devon etc, Oh and Deli instead of general store or corner store
My topic thread: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=76249&start=20#p1316378
Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth733
Mar 11, 2015 2:33 pm
Photos of my ankle... Sure! at the moment it's wrapped in a pink chux, waiting for hubby to bring bandages back after work... Along with photos of the block, which I'm sure is what you were after anyway!
Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth734
Mar 11, 2015 2:41 pm
photos of your ankle first or it never happened ...
have you stipulated to him that he must take lots of photos just in case he misses an angle? ..
Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth735
Mar 11, 2015 2:54 pm
Haha! I was going to take a photo but it looks like a severed limb! Hubby just shakes his head every time I whip out the camera.
Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth736
Mar 11, 2015 4:50 pm
Yep it's pretty windy here! Never heard of Devon, I though polony was just polony!
Being a pommie now but what on earth are you referring to?
Devon to me is a county in the south west of England and polony, well.?????!
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