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5 months5 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Existing Timber Deck Maintenance

Just done one of ours, had left it to long to maintenance coat it.
Pressure washed it, then sprayed it (garden sprayer) with Intergrain Deck Prep, scrubbed that in with a…

Existing Timber Deck Maintenance
7 months7 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Canberra Region Solar Passive Custom Build

You might consider hydronic in slab heating driven by a heat pump.
Effectively silent, supplemented by your thermal mass it will transfer heat to your southern rooms, and on a timer…

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8 months8 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
STEEL FRAMED HOME NEAR THE OCEAN - PERTH

SE NSW.
C section studs rather than U section, the extra lips add strength.
You are correct, a rectangular home is cheaper to build, every feature detail adds cost.
You might want to…

8 months8 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
STEEL FRAMED HOME NEAR THE OCEAN - PERTH

Just in the final stages of our build, 700m from the ocean, beside a saltwater lake.
I used a crew from Bega called The Steel Framing Company using Truecore steel, frames…

9 months9 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Screeding question

Can't help on which product to use, but I can tell you that a 20kg bag gives one square metre at 10mm thick.

1 year1 yearThylaceneThylacene posted:
EV charging point location in garage

About to start work on a standalone garage. 6mx6m
Which wall should I fit an EV charger?

1 year1 yearThylaceneThylacene posted:
(VIC) Help understanding letter from a future neighbour

Ask to see their plans. A brick wall at the boundary may be advantageous in terms of a sheltered outdoor area (ie you could hang a pergola off it…

1 year1 yearThylaceneThylacene posted:
Garage size questions

I'm probably the wrong person to ask, 100m2 3.6m opening on the roller door, 9m deep. Boat, 2 x motorcycles, wc and shower, woodworking equipment and no room for…

1 year1 yearThylaceneThylacene posted:
Advice on waffle pod heights please

I'd hold them to the deeper pods on class m.
Better to be slightly over engineered than to have issues in the future. Concrete is relatively cheap

1 year1 yearThylaceneThylacene 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…

1 year1 yearThylaceneThylacene 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…

2 years2 yearsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Power points in kitchen

Under the overhang on the side of our island

Power points in kitchen
2 years2 yearsThylaceneThylacene 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…

2 years2 yearsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Concrete slab v steel bearer and joist system?

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

2 years2 yearsThylaceneThylacene 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…

2 years2 yearsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Newly laid gloss tiles that lost its shine

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

2 years2 yearsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Statesman Homes Build At Wasleys, 4000m2 Block, First Home.

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

2 years2 yearsThylaceneThylacene 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…

2 years2 yearsThylaceneThylacene 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…

2 years2 yearsThylaceneThylacene 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…

2 years2 yearsThylaceneThylacene 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…

2 years2 yearsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Single Phase vs 3 Phase Electricity (New Build)

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

2 years2 yearsThylaceneThylacene 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...

2 years2 yearsThylaceneThylacene 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…

2 years2 yearsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Show me your kitchen...

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

2 years2 yearsThylaceneThylacene 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. …

2 years2 yearsThylaceneThylacene 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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2 years2 yearsThylaceneThylacene 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…

2 years2 yearsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Owner Builder insurance $22K job - recommendations?

I am using a company called Coverforce Allrisk

2 years2 yearsThylaceneThylacene 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…

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