Building & Kit Home News

Windows and Doors

2020-04-02 13:57:57 | Anita
There are many things to consider before making your final selection of windows and doors. Attention should be given to areas such as energy efficiency, noise levels and in some cases bushfire attack levels and wind levels.The vast climate changes from snow and ice to hot and humid tropical regions can make an enormous difference with the amount of your total energy consumption. There are many dif...

Design Tips for your new home.

2020-04-02 13:57:28 | Anita
Some helpful tips when designing your new steel framed home: To get an insight with actual room sizes on your plan, measure your existing home rooms and see if these are too big or too small and note areas where you have specific furniture and the room size this will require Walk through your floor plan, before you commit to a final plan do a mental walk through of the entire home to get a fee...

Insulation

2020-04-02 13:56:35 | Kithomes
Bulky fibre batts, heavy rolls of foil sarking, itchy installation, air borne fibre dust and double the handling.Mana Kit Homes now uses a variety of thermal blankets that replace the traditional bulky fibre batts and foil sarking. Insulation blankets are an easy to use solution for the entire building. The application of the blanket can be in the roof cavity, to wrap the external walls and under ...

Building in steel gives your home the edge

2020-04-02 13:56:22 | Kithomes
Building in steel gives your home the edge For many areas of Australia and in other parts of the world timber eating pests such as termites can cost thousands of dollars in repairs. Building in steel is 100% termite and borer proof and will give you total peace of mind. Timber framed homes will require the use of toxic chemicals to keep pests at bay and this will be an on-going cost.A steel framed...

External Cladding

2020-04-02 13:55:55 | Anita
Selecting the cladding for your home has far more considerations than simply aesthetics. With the endless and always evolving styles, systems and materials, choosing what to clad your home in is serious business.Of course, we all want our homes to look wonderful, however what works for one home does not mean that it will work the same way for another.Giving special attention before you invest lots...

Roof design

2020-04-02 13:54:45 | Anita
Roof designsThere are many roof design options available and each one can change the complete look of your new home. The traditional hipped design has come a long way and the skillion, gable, curved and flat roof options are only the beginning.In deciding upon the final design some points to consider are: The overall aesthetics of the home Council regulations and heights Complexity of design ...

Footings

2020-04-02 13:52:58 | Anita
Concrete slab vs posts with a sub-floorChoosing the correct footings for your home is an important decision as it makes up a very significant part of the overall construction costs.There are many factors to be considered ranging from personal preference to conditional regulations.If your land is a very steep sloping block, then footings might be limited to a post and sub-floor option rather than a...

Siting your new home

2020-04-02 13:52:07 | Anita
Siting your new homeThere are many things to take in to consideration when deciding where to site your new home on your block. Although a great view is important, attention is also required for many other factors to ensure you maximise your homes performance whilst complying with local regulations.Here are a few of the main points that should always be addressed before your plans are finalised.Set...

Plumbing

2020-04-02 13:49:34 | Anita
Take pictures of the wiring and plumbing in each wall before sheeting goes up. You will be glad you have when you need work done in the future. The images will help trades find the services and help other trades avoid damaging the services.PLUMBINGWet Wall Sharing: A wet wall is a term used by builders and plumbing contractors denoting a wall that contains the water and sewer lines.Designing your ...