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Re: OB Project -222
May 06, 2016 8:06 pm
Hey Keffuful, we chose the Bradford gold for external wall. Our walls provide 14cm cavity so we went with two 70mm batts to give 140mm. Ended up with R4.4
Ceilings we are R4.0
And interval walls we are R3.3 soundscreen.
Thanks Kasra, was it also Bradford Gold used in the ceiling? I tried to do a price comparison on the Bunnings website but they have limited Bradford stock. May I ask where you sourced yours from? The Bradford website says 'Ask your builder' - I AM the builder!
Is there much of a price difference between the external wall cavity insulation and the soundscreen? I know it seems like a good idea but not sure if we can justify the extra cost when it comes to the crunch if it costs heaps more. It looks like you installed the insulation yourself, was it difficult? Any handy hints?
Re: OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA223
May 06, 2016 11:18 pm
Hey Keffufal, We bought ours from Johns building supplies and pushed their price down. They turned out much cheaper than bunnings. Yes I installed myself with the help of our ceiling fixer. Really easy and no way you can go wrong. Just wear long sleeves, gloves and a mask.
I'm no expert in insulation so perhaps someone else can comment on the cost effectiveness of soundscreen. Any insulation will provide acoustic insulation so no need to get too picky.
We noticed the effect instantly. We also went with 13mm Gyprock.
Re: OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA225
May 09, 2016 12:57 pm
Hi kasra, I have been enjoying watching your project online. I have a similar project on the horizon; renovation/extension of California Bungalow on a slightly sloping front to back block. I really like the design you have and was wondering who did the design work for you?
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA226
May 09, 2016 7:45 pm
Hi Winzam, a retired architect by the name of Roger Hearne worked on the design with us. He was great. No ego and happy to hear all our ideas.
We bought the house with the intention to build such a design.
Our idea was to have a "sleeper" house where the large extension was not really visable from the front.
It's been enjoyable to see people's expression when they walk through the front door. Most people just say "WTF" - not sure that's a good thing.
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA229
May 19, 2016 9:12 pm
Not a huge amount of progress this last week. We have had a lot of trades on site but mainly little jobs. Both our steel and aluminium windows/doors are going to slow us down.
Meanwhile here is some progress pics:
Our two northern windows are glazed and ready for external Venetian Louvres.
Jarrah for our door frames are onsite ready for installation.
For those that are interested this is our door detail.
Our plasterers were applying the dado finish today. Their work is amazing.
Upstairs almost ready for painting. I can't wait!!! To achieve a class 5 finish I'll have a painter spray the ceilings with Tuff Hide.
Hope my next update will include some doors.....
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA230
May 21, 2016 9:07 pm
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA231
May 26, 2016 8:46 pm
We are making an effort to try to make our August 15th deadline for moving in. Either way we will be kicked out of our rental so it's either get it finished or live in a tent.
Down stairs our master area was white set today. The set is so shiny it will be a shame to paint it.
We are steadily preparing the upstairs for painting. I can't wait for our scaffolding to finally go.
Re: OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA232
May 27, 2016 12:52 am
My aim for my move in date is the end of August '2016', you're travelling at the same pace as me at the moment, I'm slightly hopeful that we can get there too! Thanks for your indirect resurrance
Re: OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA234
Jun 11, 2016 1:03 am
It's been approx two weeks since my last visit. Our site has really slowed down as my ceiling fixer has had to urgently visit his sick dad overseas .
I've tried to get bits and pieces done but our site has once again become a ghost town.
The good news is that he will be back soon and we shall push ahead.
Meanwhile our upper level is almost near completion and we will soon FINALLY remove the internal scaffold.
Today our upper ceilings and walls were painted with Tuff Hide. this will act as the primer. Hopefully it will give me the perfect ceiling that I'm after.
Our polished external plaster has also been completed. Not to everyone's taste. I love It though. Note not dry yet.
I've also been thinking about out kitchen bulkhead. Our island is huge and we require a bulkhead over the top of it to hide both our air con and rangehood. The bulkhead also needs to allow the aircon to vent. Here is what I drew up in sketchup. It will be made of 25mm steel tube with painted aluminium slats which will serve as the aircon diffuser and return air.
Re: OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA236
Jun 12, 2016 10:27 am
It's looking amazing!!! Jealous of your skylight!
C U S T O M. C O R A L. B R O N T E. 43
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...............Kitchen! 16 Nov 2016
Re: OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA237
Jun 12, 2016 1:54 pm
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA239
Jun 19, 2016 10:29 pm
Countdown to scaffold removal!! I have Booked the final scaffold removal for Wednesday. I have to finish painting the void, installing speakers etc and the Electritian has to install lights and a fan.
It's going to busy tomorrow with lots of trades on site. Hopefully tomorrow will mark the start of our summit push (I'm getting a bit carried away)
Also you may have seen our ceiling lights in my earlier posts.
I had always intended on painting the edges white as I didn't really like them the way they were.
Re: OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA240
Jun 20, 2016 6:27 pm
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