23 Apr 11 7:01 AM
Max. In this context a raft floor like Ribraft means a concrete floor system constructed in a grid pattern. Ribraft has 100mm wide 300mm deep beams or ribs (including topping slab) at 1200 centres in ......read more
22 Apr 11 10:16 AM
With reference to the comment in the second paragraph of Ecobobs post
'.....super insulated Rib Raft foundations...'
‘Super Insulated’..boy that’s pushing things a bit isn’t it? Some may even a......read more
7 Apr 11 8:19 AM
Good morning Jason
Fixing polystyrene insulation to the exterior block would obviously would be the most effective insulation method however this requires the polystyrene to be protected somehow, t......read more
6 Apr 11 8:02 AM
To my knowledge there is no approved document showing this detail (thank God LOL).
Your detail is flawed because:
-The timber thermal break is almost a waste of time because of the sign......read more
6 Apr 11 6:51 AM
Ecobob, it may also be worth looking at Proboards (free) as well... http://www.proboards.com/
Heres a NZ speedway site that uses it... http://macgor.proboards.com/index.cgi?...read more
31 Mar 11 12:22 PM
With regards to 'chellax' post yes you can add insulation to the internal cavities of non grouted hollow blocks HOWEVER in NZ most block walls are solid filled with concrete, not partially filled. Tha......read more
28 Mar 11 6:03 AM
The decision as to what is the best method to insulate masonry walls is a bit of a juggling act.
By insulating the exterior you can make the thermal mass available for passive heat benefits as you me......read more
18 Mar 11 2:05 PM
As I understand EuroWindows are a small hands-on husband & wife outfit (no other employees), so it wouldn't take many jobs for them to be snowed under.
However they also offer another an alternativ......read more
11 Mar 11 8:34 AM
A while back I stayed in a mates small 10m2 sleep out for a few days, in the middle of winter. It wasn't the Park Royal that’s for sure, but the experience was interesting. The roof was Zincalum on 10......read more
8 Mar 11 6:43 PM
Here a reply to your question Glenn with a similar question for this system....