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Beetaloo

Rural South Australia
Joined 16 April 2014
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13 d13 dBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Tondelver House - Southern Highlands

Your holiday is now over. What progress have you made on your build since you are back home?

1 month1 monthBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Frames without timber noggings?

Extract below from AS 1684.2 Part 2 Non-Cyclonic Residential timber framed construction.
This documents seems to imply the noggins are the norm.
Noggins also restrict/limit the amount of twisting of studs that…

1 month1 monthBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Anyone built with shipping containers?

Look at the OB thread below - Tondelver House - Southern Highlands

1 month1 monthBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
James Hardie Cladding

I used Hardies 150mm Linea on my country owner build house
Partially complete

Finished

1 month1 monthBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
roof not engineered for solar

I owner built and prior to confirming the order with the truss fabricator, I requested the north facing roof area be designed for PV solar panels. There was a…

2 months2 monthsBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
OB in SA - The "Fun Stuff" Stage

Your progress indoors looks great.
How is the outside landscaping progressing. paving etc?.

2 months2 monthsBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
10amp or 15amp?

A 10 amp plug will fit into a 15 amp power outlet but a 15amp plug will not fit into a 10 amp power outlet.
Go to Bunnings electrical area and…

2 months2 monthsBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
10amp or 15amp?

The photo is of a 10 amp power outlet. A 15 amp power outlet has a larger earth pin.

2 months2 monthsBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
What is this pipe?

Whatever the pipe is, do not cover it up. Either raise the pipe to be flush with the decking or install an access hatch in the decking directly over…

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2 months2 monthsBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Whirlybird Question

whirlybirds generally are a good idea (unless the house is in a high fire risk area) however ventilation louvres, typically installed under eaves, should also be installed to allow outside…

2 months2 monthsBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Which order for tiling a bathroom

Rightly or wrongly the order that I tiled my bathrooms was as listed below:
I did the floor last to prevent it from being damaged when tiling the walls.
I also…

2 months2 monthsBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Tondelver House - Southern Highlands

Terry has now posted some info on the start of his Tajikistan trip.
Link is

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3 months3 monthsBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Large formal lounge

My weekender is designed for casual living only. It has only one open plan north facing living area which includes casual living with dining and kitchen. This living area is…

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3 months3 monthsBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Time wasting trades

I have found that hourly rates are the way to go for civil work (i.e for a dozer or backhoe ). Getting a fixed price that is not inflated is…

3 months3 monthsBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
The Adventure Starts ! OB in Canberra on a small block

I think you have done the best you can do with the planning constraints of your site.
I had no such issues with plot ratios as my land is 350,000m2 not…

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3 months3 monthsBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
The Adventure Starts ! OB in Canberra on a small block

oops, my secondary bedrooms are 15 to 16 m2 plus area for robes. As a hands on owner builder, reducing the size my bedrooms would not have resulted in any…

3 months3 monthsBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Building a narrow house on a wide land advantages.

It depends where north is. Ideally the main living areas should face north if the block allows it.

3 months3 monthsBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Owner build a solar passive house

On my build I wanted to capture as much heat as possible from the north so I used standard glazing on the north facing windows. My eaves overhand was calculated…

3 months3 monthsBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Owner Build in Southern Flinders Ranges- Cert of Occupancy

Yes,
AS1684.4 (part 4 is for non-cyclonic areas and includes span tables)
I assume that you are building in a non-cyclonic area.
The NCC National Construction Code for Class 1 buildings…

3 months3 monthsBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Owner Build in Southern Flinders Ranges- Cert of Occupancy

I went to my library and searched for books on how to build a house. I only selected books written in Australia so they referred to Australian building regs.
I eventually…

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3 months3 monthsBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Owner Build in Southern Flinders Ranges- Cert of Occupancy

I used "Silver Wrap" which has 100's of tiny holes in it to make it breathable as specified in the installation instructions for the Linea Scyon cladding. The manufacturer…

3 months3 monthsBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
OB in SA - The "Fun Stuff" Stage

I am not a tiler, so I tiled under the kitchen cabinets as this was easier for me.rather than carefully cut the tiles around the cabinets after.
Also there is…

3 months3 monthsBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Owner Build in Southern Flinders Ranges- Cert of Occupancy

The internal corners needed extra studs. My external corners already had double studs.
I initially tried Linea AL external Corner Soakers but did not like them so I changed to Linea…

3 months3 monthsBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Owner Build in Southern Flinders Ranges- Cert of Occupancy

Yes the Linea Scyon boards are all 4.2m lengths but the ends are supplied with tongue and groove. As the end to end joints are made, one fills the…

4 months4 monthsBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Choice of anchor into brick?

I don't like plastic plugs as the plastic softens when the wall heats up.
Ue a metal fastener similar to a dyna bolts or better still, chemset anchors..

4 months4 monthsBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
OB in SA - The "Fun Stuff" Stage

I could not lay those big tiles by myself. I would need someone to help me. I see Hombre has bought 2 tile lifters. Is there something…

4 months4 monthsBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Using "C" purlins for a loft floor

I put a mezzanine floor in my shed.
I used 150mm steel floor joists at 450mm centres spanning 4.0 metres.
I did not use "C" sections for the floor joists but…

4 months4 monthsBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Owner build a solar passive house

I designed and Owner built a solar passive house in the Southern Flinders Ranges.
Winter is now nearly here. This will be my first winter with the house 100% complete.
So…

4 months4 monthsBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
Owner Build in Southern Flinders Ranges- Cert of Occupancy

Winter is now nearly here. This will be my first winter with the house 100% complete.
So far my solar passive design in working really well.
The days…

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4 months4 monthsBeetalooBeetaloo posted:
OB in SA - The "Fun Stuff" Stage

He will just take them off one by one to paint and put back after.
That is what I ended up doing. I wish I had this advice a year…

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