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Inspiration for a large modern open concept dark wood floor living room remodel in Melbourne
Mihaly Slocombe
Mihaly Slocombe
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Hill HouseModern Living Room, Melbourne

The living room, with flexible furniture arrangements and a concertina window wall leading to the outdoor living deck. Photo by Emma Cross

Inspiration for a large modern open concept dark wood floor living room remodel in Melbourne —  Houzz

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amyfitz45 wrote:Feb 22, 2013
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    Mihaly Slocombe
    Hi Amy,

    We agree, we love the couches too. Unfortunately, we don't know where they came from - they were client-supplied.

    Sorry I can't help.

    Regards,
    Warwick.
  • amyfitz45
    Thanks for your prompt reply anyway, it is a beautiful space!
Julia Schmidt wrote:Aug 18, 2013
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    Mihaly Slocombe
    Hi Julia, thanks for your question. That is a speaker in the front left corner (its twin is in the back of the picture next to the rear couch). They are Bang & Olufson speakers, the BeoLab 6002 model.
ferber wrote:Jun 21, 2015
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    Mihaly Slocombe

    You can just see a galvanised steel column between two of the windows, and outside on the deck. The windows themselves are Wester Red Cedar timber. The roof is supported on the steel columns, with steel beams connecting them to form portal frames. There is bulk insulation running across the roof between the beams and rafters.

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    this photo looks like a thermal nightmare. the r-value of steel is nearly 0. those steel posts will get very cold when it is cold outside and i would expect that there would be some condensation at the posts. as to the steel beam, it is always better to insulate the beam from the outside so that it doesn't get cold.

    insulating a steel beam is a real challenge and it is better to insulate the beam from the outside to keep it from getting cold. i faced this very challenge and i had only about 1" for insulation. i ended up using aspen aerogel spaceloft insulation. to achieve an r-12 blanket covering, i ended up having to use three 10mm thick spaceloft blankets. spraying foam insulation on the steel beam is also a good idea, and while it helps, keep in mind that the main route for thermal bridging across the steel beam is going to be straight through the flanges where the foam is going to be thinnest.

Anna Pedersen Morgan wrote:Jul 7, 2015
I also love the door wall. Are there special folding door suppliers in

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    Mihaly Slocombe

    Thanks for your question, see my response to the next bit.

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    Lanai Doors

    We are a door manufacturer that builds these type of bi-folding doors. Please check us out at www.lanaidoors.com

Anna Pedersen Morgan wrote:Jul 7, 2015
Sorry, special door suppliers in Australia, I've seen so many examples

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