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21 d21 dThylaceneThylacene posted:
Estimating an OB in Adelaide

129m² house
56m² deck
40m² of open lower story on slab that is engineered to be built in if required
10k site costs
40k to floor level
30k steel frames & trusses, assembled
5k ironbark…

2 months2 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
West-facing block and energy efficiency

I would suggest an L shape, with garage, front door an utilities facing the street. Kitchen on the SE corner, bedrooms on the southern side, with North facing living…

4 months4 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Power points in kitchen

Under the overhang on the side of our island

Power points in kitchen
4 months4 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Estimating an OB in Adelaide

Approaching completion on my owner build, with the exception of finishing the slabs, fitting fascia gutters and roofing I have done everything else up to fit out.
100m2 of 3.2…

5 months5 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Concrete slab v steel bearer and joist system?

Building lakeside on a tidal lake with a very high termite risk.

5 months5 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Concrete slab v steel bearer and joist system?

I am owner building, and we have 2.7m of fall. I used the Spantec system, and as part of the design had perimeter and deck beams powdercoated, and a…

5 months5 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Newly laid gloss tiles that lost its shine

Try buffing it vigorously with a dry microfiber cloth, it may be grout haze

6 months6 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Statesman Homes Build At Wasleys, 4000m2 Block, First Home.

Which way is north? For block and house...

6 months6 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
60mm Stone Feedback

It will screw with your bench height, or cabinet/kick height.
If you are all tall another 50mm of bench height is a backsaver, but if you're not then the extra height…

6 months6 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Shadowline and handleless island bench

We did a 40mm top with shadowline and sharknose .
We specced bench top height to be 950 above FFL.
The kitchen guys put a 19mm packer sheet under the stone to…

6 months6 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Home Automation

Lockwood do networked (proprietary but can be driven by almost any system, requires 2 seconds of momentary on to initiate action) window motors for awning windows.
We have two highset windows…

6 months6 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Single Phase vs 3 Phase Electricity (New Build)

Retrofit usually runs to 3k if it's simple, and you pay for breakers in the initial install that is money wasted.
Can get very expensive if the fitted meter doesn't support…

6 months6 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Single Phase vs 3 Phase Electricity (New Build)

3 phase is cheap at initial construction.
3 phase is a bloody expensive retrofit

6 months6 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Cable deck balustrade with steel posts

5mm wall is too thick for riv nuts...
Betterhardware.com.au do a flip toggle where you can just drill a hole...

6 months6 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Cable deck balustrade with steel posts

If the posts are 5mm wall you may get a better result drilling and tapping each hole.
This would give a professional looking finish.
Use duralac on the eye bolt threads to…

7 months7 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Show me your kitchen...

Range hood has been fitted since pics, waiting on the sparky to hand led bar pendant over the island

7 months7 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Orientation of Alfresco

It depends on where you are and how you want to use it.
I am on the south coast NSW and put our Alfresco area on the southern side. …

8 months8 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Ventilation solution for dryer

For the money you spend to do it properly, you are better off upgrading to a heat pump drier.
Heat pump drier expels water rather than steam. No fogging, no…

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9 months9 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
HELP! Kitchen benchtop slab gap line's edge has crack uneven

The stone isn't cracked, the supporting structure has moved.
Nothing to serious, scrape it out and clean with thinners, run some new sealant into it, spray with soapy water and remove…

9 months9 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Owner Builder insurance $22K job - recommendations?

I am using a company called Coverforce Allrisk

9 months9 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Decking estimate

Up front, I am an owner builder, so I won't try to estimate labour costs.
On my current build, I have built 56m2 of decking. Materials cost was $6700 for…

10 months10 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Infrared Strip heaters

Hi, has anyone had experiences good or bad with infrared strip heaters
If you have installed one, what size? And how does it perform

10 months10 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Infrared patio heaters

Looking to fit one or two of these on our new build. 10 degree ceiling pitch, 2.7m ceiling height at fitment point.
Appreciate recommendations or otherwise.
Circuit capacity is 4800w max

10 months10 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Electric ceiling mount patio heating

Anyone put in a 3kw or larger unit?
Looking for recommendations
Thanks

2 years2 yearsThylaceneThylacene posted:
M soil type

M is moderate, so minimal impact on footings cost. Overall site costs vary depending on fall, drainage and design.

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2 years2 yearsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Raised house

If it is only a metre it is no big deal. There are multiple construction methods that can suit, and if brick veneer is your choice, the most common would…

Raised house
2 years2 yearsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Raised house

How high from the lowest and highest points?

2 years2 yearsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Timber vs James Hardie Scyon Linea weatherboards?

I am using the Cemintel Territory product. Pre coated, supposedly will not need paint for 25 years. They may have a colour that suits you. 16mm thick, concealed fastening.…

Timber vs James Hardie Scyon Linea weatherboards?
2 years2 yearsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Kitchen planner software

Any thoughts folks? Would like it to render 3d and allow change of cabinet widths. Use of a reasonable color palette would be nice. Free or cheap preferred. What…

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