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Dukekamaya

Shoalhaven, NSW
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8 years8 yearsDukekamayaDukekamaya posted:
floorboards imported from china?

I'm referring to solid timber as far as my line of work goes. Carpet stores generally handle the floating stuff here

8 years8 yearsDukekamayaDukekamaya posted:
Attach pergola to the house or not?

Attaching a pergola takes away the majority of lateral stability issues. Freestanding will need posts in ground and bracing to stop it from falling over

8 years8 yearsDukekamayaDukekamaya posted:
floorboards imported from china?

It has nothing to do with the Dept. Of Forestry :?

8 years8 yearsDukekamayaDukekamaya posted:
floorboards imported from china?

I find it difficult to believe the ATFA said this when they have published many articles recently on the importance of it and the inherent problems caused by so many…

8 years8 yearsDukekamayaDukekamaya posted:
floorboards imported from china?

ALL TIMBER FLOORING MUST BE ACCLIMATISED IN THE DWELLING
Almost every pack of timber flooring regardless of the mill comes with a brochure detailing the need for acclimatising as well as…

8 years8 yearsDukekamayaDukekamaya posted:
floorboards imported from china?

I'm sorry but you have no idea what acclimatisation is and why it is necessary. You should not be posting this mis-information.
Are you trying to say that Spotted Gum out…

8 years8 yearsDukekamayaDukekamaya posted:
Import or Australian made solid timber?

Yes it will be acclimatised to the pack in the warehouse its sitting in - not to their house where it counts.
People seem to get very confused about the definition…

8 years8 yearsDukekamayaDukekamaya posted:
155mm kauri pine board

Danmar Minyak (also known as Malaysian Kauri Pine) is often used in place of Australian Kauri

8 years8 yearsDukekamayaDukekamaya posted:
Import or Australian made solid timber?

The vast majority of pre-finished solid hardwood flooring - including Aust. hardwood - is machined and finished in China
Whether the timber has sat in a warehouse in Sydney for 5…

8 years8 yearsDukekamayaDukekamaya posted:
Patio Roof Trusses

I mean if you decide to line it and there is no anti-con, the condensation that will form under the roof will drip and eventually rot the timber.

8 years8 yearsDukekamayaDukekamaya posted:
Patio Roof Trusses

What you are talking about sounds like a gable roof, not a trussed roof
Decide if you are going to timber line now as you will need anti-con under the roofing…

8 years8 yearsDukekamayaDukekamaya posted:
Decking Tool

Do you mean space the boards evenly?
There is a product called Deck-Mate which works very well.
I'm not sure where to get it sorry

8 years8 yearsDukekamayaDukekamaya posted:
sikkens cetol hls teak on merbau deck?

IMO Sikkens Cetol HLS is the best product you can use on a deck - the 077 or 078 from memory is the natural finish from memory.
Traditional oils are evaporated…

8 years8 yearsDukekamayaDukekamaya posted:
Best timber for verandah/deck flooring in heritage cottage

I can't imagine the imported species merbau or belian being allowed on a heritage listed house. Generally the original timber or closest match must be used.
Cypress or Tallowwood was very…

8 years8 yearsDukekamayaDukekamaya posted:
Solid Timber Spotted Gum - Wide or narrow planks???

I don't know anyone who still clamps the floor boards - the norm now is to fix with the secret nailer and then go across with the T-nailer. Its much…

8 years8 yearsDukekamayaDukekamaya posted:
timber staircase

What you would be getting is Pacific Maple (Meranti spp.), not North American Maple.
Whilst it is a hardwood its not a particulary hard timber. It would be softer than the…

8 years8 yearsDukekamayaDukekamaya posted:
Solid Timber Spotted Gum - Wide or narrow planks???

We have a customer(home owner) taking another customer ( lic.builder) to Dept. of Fair Trading at the moment for secret-nailing of flooring not suitable for it and the problems it…

8 years8 yearsDukekamayaDukekamaya posted:
Solid Timber Spotted Gum - Wide or narrow planks???

I mean Boral don't produce wide board overlay flooring that is suitable for secret-fixing so have come up with this 'method'

8 years8 yearsDukekamayaDukekamaya posted:
steel joists for tongue and groove boards

I've never heard of it, not sure how they would fix it :?

8 years8 yearsDukekamayaDukekamaya posted:
Solid Timber Spotted Gum - Wide or narrow planks???

Also be aware there is NSW Spotted Gum and Qld Spotted Gum - the Qld is fairly dark whilst the NSW can range from lightish to mid tones - it…

8 years8 yearsDukekamayaDukekamaya posted:
Solid Timber Spotted Gum - Wide or narrow planks???

Essentially its Borals poor attempt at countering the 130mm and 180mm x 14mm overlay benefits.
There are that many disclaimers and conditions most installers I know have balked at it

8 years8 yearsDukekamayaDukekamaya posted:
Solid Timber Spotted Gum - Wide or narrow planks???

Yes, generally dearer per sq. metre

8 years8 yearsDukekamayaDukekamaya posted:
Solid Timber Spotted Gum - Wide or narrow planks???

If your using 19mm solid flooring the wide boards must be top-nailed whilst the narrow boards can be secret-nailed.
Other than that its purely aesthetic - me personally I'd go the…

8 years8 yearsDukekamayaDukekamaya posted:
Door Wood

there are threads if you do a search but you need to upload the pics to a host such as Photobucket then paste the link between the IMG tags

8 years8 yearsDukekamayaDukekamaya posted:
Door Wood

post a pic :wink:

8 years8 yearsDukekamayaDukekamaya posted:
What material is used to "close off" the eaves?

Eaves fibro is 4.5mm and comes in 450mm and 600mm widths

8 years8 yearsDukekamayaDukekamaya posted:
Radiata Pine

There was also a lot of baltic pine around then as well as Australian Kauri pine laid in the earlier 20th century

8 years8 yearsDukekamayaDukekamaya posted:
Advise on Blackbutt Feature Timber flooring

Radiata and cypress, whilst both pines are completely different species

8 years8 yearsDukekamayaDukekamaya posted:
Advise on Blackbutt Feature Timber flooring

Many people buy feature grade for the 'feature', not just for the price. There isn't actually a need to fill borer holes and gum pockets with putty filler

8 years8 yearsDukekamayaDukekamaya posted:
Where can i buy reasonable ply wood?

Any timber yard

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