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Haha this was to convince the wife to let him sleep outside! Got sick of cleaning up after him and needed him to survive Canberra winter nights.

Has plywood internal walls, wool insulation in the walls and roof, foam and foil tiles under the floor and heavy plastic to waterproof the roof.

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3 hours ago, Mrs Jeturbo said:

I really wasn’t phased with any direct under roof insulation.

I have to agree with Arron

insulation under the roofing material is not something to be scoffed at

reducing the temperature in the roof space is ALWAYS going to improve your ceiling insulation's effectiveness

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Oh well in that case I’ll just get them to rip the roof up right now because some people, who aren’t builders, on the inter webs who haven’t seen the locality, the climate, the final plans of the house and aren’t contributing financially said I need something. What on earth were we thinking *slaps forehead*.

 

In all seriousness though, we’re only living here for 5 years, this isn’t our final house, it’s an investment, so there were always things we weren’t going to be that concerned with, this was one of them 🤷‍♀️

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Yeah you’re right... the last 23mil in construction projects I’ve managed ahead of time and budget don’t count at all... I am hopeful maybe one day I will know what I’m doing. 

Anywhooooo..... 

 

Got some drawings back for some cabinetry I’m thinking about adding... an inbuilt TV unit and a bench seat for the dining area. 
 

Also the cabinetry for the bar area. 
All tied in with the black and white theme we’re going for, I’m sold on the benches but still refining the bar set up. 
 

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16 minutes ago, Mrs Jeturbo said:

 the last 23mil in construction projects I’ve managed ahead of time and budget don’t count at all

I know it's sometimes very hard to admit that you are wrong

nobody wants to be wrong, it's just human nature

we all love you Fluff and I'm not personally having a dig at you

in my (limited) experience roofing for domestic housing benefits hugely from under roofing materials insulation 

 

this quote is taken from AS/NZS 4859.1:2002: Materials for the thermal insulation of buildings • AS 3999-1992: Thermal insulation of dwellings—bulk insulation— installation requirements

 

Quote: 

5.40  On the other hand, the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB), in its Regulation Impact Statement for the recent changes, said, 'studies carried out show a benefit in more roof insulation in all locations.'29'

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Do you understand what a cost vs benefits analysis is? 


you’ll also be interested to know that reading the BCA was part of my qualifications, but thanks for clarifying you can google 👏

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If you’re building 2 houses with the largest underlying priority being the valuation at the end of the project and the potential resale/rental value of them given they’re in a higher value realestate area, the priorities are not generally construction method (to a degree) or longer term energy efficiency. 
 

Why? Because believe it or not, a solar system or the style of insulation used will add nominal value to the overall project, however, an 80k kitchen will.... and... the cost of running an aircon FOR SOMEONE ELSE is irrelevant to me. 
 

I am not arguing the value of insulation, just like I don’t argue 99% of things written in the BCA because they’re usually accurate, however, just like I chose to eliminate certain expenses from my other builds that are “best practice” in an ideal world, I chose which ones would make me the most money on this one because that’s the key objective. 
 

All I required out of this project is somewhere for my mum to live until she’s in a home (which she will be using down stairs only not upstairs, and yes there is mid floor insulation and zoned aircon) and somewhere we can stay to care for her during that time while we build our longer term house.... which by the way will NOT have sisalation because the roof is being built out of a foam composite material which is also fire resistant. 
 

I am not arguing the value in sisalation, I’m saying it simply wasn’t a priority for this application. 

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On 24/12/2015 at 12:46 PM, Mrs Jeturbo said:

 it works out more economical to have the design of the house accounting for better energy consumption and cooling properties

Double glazing

Good insulation and a good design of the house counts for so much

 

Adelaide is freaking hot all summer

just sayin :hammerhead:

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3 minutes ago, Mrs Jeturbo said:

I am not arguing the value in sisalation, I’m saying it simply wasn’t a priority for this application. 

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Honestly... zero farks, could not physically care any less about it. The fact is it will likely have solar installed one day and therefore the minimal gains sisalation would have added (the $7 a quarter it would have saved), will then be redundant and neutralised.... but again... I won’t care because I won’t be there.

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We all care about the environment on this forum.

Anyhoo, thinking of punching out the cat on my 4L turbo Barra so I can make all the powerz. Thoughts?

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2 minutes ago, Mrs Jeturbo said:

 I won’t care because I won’t be there. 

that's right. Me , me,me me.......:stirthepot:

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1 hour ago, Mrs Jeturbo said:

Do you understand what a cost vs benefits analysis is?

for me personally, under the roof cladding insulation was more cost effective

didn't have to buy extra protection for all the down-lights and electrical in the ceiling that could not be covered by insulation because of the heat sinks associated with LED lighting at the time

now there are better lighting/electrical out there that can be totally covered by your insulation products

 

44 minutes ago, Mrs Jeturbo said:

I am not arguing the value in sisalation,

I'm not talking about this product, I would not waste my money on it,  I'm talking insulation as an alternative or addition to ceiling insulation

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Well my sh*ttily insulated house has made some more progress this week LOLOLOLOL


Scaffold is up at the rear of the property and the upper rear windows are in. The brickies are well underway with the facade almost finished.

 

The back alfresco wall has been done... it’s a double brick wall and will be built out afterwards to make a little fire nook with a mounted TV... 

 

Layer 1... (Which I then decided to make higher coz I could still see into my neighbours alfresco)

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After the double brick was finished... Much better level. (these bricks will look more black grey when cleaned, they’re called liquorice) 

 

It will hopefully look something like this once completed, but instead of the log insert it will have a bbq bench built in.

 

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Went to my cabinet maker yesterday and did the final sign off and made a few minor adjustments... 

Have organised for the island bench to be fitted after flooring as the plinth kicker will align far nicer. 

 

Cupboards profile... 

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One of the amazing kitchens in their show room... so nice!!! 😍 (actually similar to what we are getting) 
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Ironically I finalised my insulation details today... 

- 4.0 for all level 1 ceilings and GF level ceiling that has an exposed foot (no upper floor on top of it) 

- Same for alfresco 

- Same for mid level floor 

- 2.5HD for external walls 

- 2.5HD for all internal walls

- Heavy duty R2.0 ducting for the aircon ducting.  


This is additional to the outer upper being built from a rendapanel product which is high density foam core panel covered in a three coat render system. It should finish up much nicer than traditional Hebel style blocks as the panels are patched and joined together similar to an external gyprock flushing to make the joints look much more seamless.

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fixed vids

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