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Highton VIC
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2 months2 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Mounting options for heavy pendant lights

OK since no one wants to give away their secrets, then maybe one of you experienced electricians can provide a quote for the job?

3 months3 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Mounting options for heavy pendant lights

We are planning some large pendants, and need some advice on what strengthening is required on floor joists, and also ceiling trusses.
The dining one is 110kg, but there is a…

3 months3 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Mounting heavy pendants

So still able to screw to joists with formply or cut holes for noggins?

3 months3 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Help removing bulb from pendant light

Maybe the top cap unscrews?

3 months3 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Foyer Pendant Size?

Ideally something that doesn't come down too far, but far enough to be seen when you step inside. Maybe 3 to 3.5M?
Have a look at some display houses online, and…

3 months3 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Mounting options for heavy pendant lights

We are planning some large pendants, and need some advice on what strengthening is required on floor joists, and also ceiling trusses.
The dining one is 110kg, but there is a…

3 months3 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

We are planning quite a few extra retaining walls everywhere, so we can level everything.

Building a Doulton in Geelong
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3 months3 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

Hi guys,
We are a few weeks away from completion. Starting to plan some landscaping, lots if ideas, but not sure which way to go.

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4 months4 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Mounting heavy pendants

We added noggins (and junction box) for the staircase chandelier, as that was planned over a year ago, before the build started.
The ceiling joists downstairs are not quite the same:
What…

4 months4 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Mounting heavy pendants

What is the weight capacity of modern house ceiling beams (see photo).
I see they use metal strips to mount the plaster on, but if we can screw into the…

Mounting heavy pendants
5 months5 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

It wasn't the best one to work with, due to the double easements and slope which restricted the build size and options, but because the three houses at the back…

6 months6 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

Still deciding. House still under construction, but landscaping will happen early next year!

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6 months6 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building Doulton 50 with Metricon

We went with their downlights, and got batten holders in the rooms we wish to add other pendants (or a junction box in the ceiling), so at least the wiring…

6 months6 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

Very windy last night and today, now they will need to fix the wrap! The insulation wasn't supposed to be installed yethttps://forum.homeone.com.au/u/94542_1631183818.jpg
https://forum.homeone.com.au/u/94542_1631183848.jpg
Bricks should be finished tomorrow.
Hi Sparky!, I'm Nish and…

6 months6 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building Doulton 50 with Metricon

We went with their downlights, and got batten holders in the rooms we wish to add other pendants (or a junction box in the ceiling), so at least the wiring…

8 months8 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Design & Development Overlay - Schedule 14 (DDO14)

This was my creation:

The council did a site inspection, and requested further information (drawings showing building area over 7.5M), which we got from Metricon. This was one:
Vicplan site can give…

8 months8 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Design & Development Overlay - Schedule 14 (DDO14)

No, I created my own initially, but the council needed more info so Metricon drafted some drawings showing which areas exceeded 7.5M.
And if you have a slope more than 2.5…

8 months8 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

Very windy last night and today, now they will need to fix the wrap! The insulation wasn't supposed to be installed yet!
Bricks should be finished tomorrow.

9 months9 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

Not sure yet, will wait and see what it all looks like when finished. Probably some garden at the front and/or side, still looking at options for the other side…

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9 months9 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

There is a complete set of pics week by week, and back to the very beginning when we were looking for land!
It's on Instagram, "Doulton.on.Highton"

9 months9 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

Looking really good now!
How are you coping with Shepparton's covid worries? Is it slowing your build at all?

9 months9 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

Our new SS says he could have it done by Christmas! I told him we want a good job, not a quick job!

9 months9 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

Bricks now in progress!

Building a Doulton in Geelong
9 months9 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

Getting there! We had our frame completed two weeks ago, wrap done, sand arrived, ready to start bricks next!

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10 months10 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

That particular one only holds up the garage (metal) roof, and the top lintel with rendered brick. The other side has a steel plate bolted to the slab under the…

10 months10 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

It's in the construction documentation, allowing for overhang "repairs"!

Building a Doulton in Geelong
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