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6 d6 dThylaceneThylacene posted:
Concrete slab v steel bearer and joist system?

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

6 d6 dThylaceneThylacene 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…

6 d6 dThylaceneThylacene posted:
Newly laid gloss tiles that lost its shine

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

1 month1 monthThylaceneThylacene posted:
Statesman Homes Build At Wasleys, 4000m2 Block, First Home.

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

1 month1 monthThylaceneThylacene 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…

1 month1 monthThylaceneThylacene 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…

1 month1 monthThylaceneThylacene 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…

1 month1 monthThylaceneThylacene 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…

1 month1 monthThylaceneThylacene posted:
Single Phase vs 3 Phase Electricity (New Build)

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

1 month1 monthThylaceneThylacene 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...

1 month1 monthThylaceneThylacene 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 months2 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

3 months3 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. …

3 months3 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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4 months4 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…

4 months4 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Owner Builder insurance $22K job - recommendations?

I am using a company called Coverforce Allrisk

5 months5 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…

5 months5 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

5 months5 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

6 months6 monthsThylaceneThylacene posted:
Electric ceiling mount patio heating

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

1 year1 yearThylaceneThylacene 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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1 year1 yearThylaceneThylacene 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
1 year1 yearThylaceneThylacene posted:
Raised house

How high from the lowest and highest points?

1 year1 yearThylaceneThylacene 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?
1 year1 yearThylaceneThylacene 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…

1 year1 yearThylaceneThylacene posted:
Steel framed kit home

Don't have lots of photos of floor system sorry. Once again, a good system to work with. With the exception of getting roofers to throw the sheets on the roof,…

1 year1 yearThylaceneThylacene posted:
Steel framed kit home

Our floor was supplied by Spantec, on duragal posts. We have used foilboard for under floor insulation. R3.9 was the calc. Plastic saddles over the joists hold up the…

1 year1 yearThylaceneThylacene posted:
Single Phase vs 3 Phase Electricity (New Build)

If only 1k then do it, retrofit is costly...

1 year1 yearThylaceneThylacene posted:
Steel framed kit home

In the middle of a steel frame build.
My learning to date:
You will need a quality impact driver, and be prepared to buy a second. I am at 14500 screws…

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