Archive for September, 2008

Week 36 of the build has seen the start of the preparation to lay the Altro Safety Flooring . You might remember reading a few weeks ago that Altro Safety Flooring became one of our partners to showcase their non slip vinyl flooring product in all of the wet areas. We are using a new […]

Dulux Suede Effects Top Coat

When we were discussing what options we had for the top coat of paint internally we had, our friends at Dulux suggested that we consider using a product called Suede Effects. This is an easy to apply product that has the look of suede when the second coat is applied in a criss-cross fashion. Not […]

We have tried hard to make our project sympathetic to the environment. We have included a number of resource saving systems into our plans. These include photovoltaic solar panels from BP Solar for electricity production that we feed back into the grid, vacuum tube solar hot water from Apricus , on-site water storage and grey […]

Over the last few days the interior painting has progressed well. We have completely done the first coat using Dulux 1 Step Acrylic Sealer . This will ensure that we get consistent coverage with the top coats which will be Dulux Suede Effects for the walls and Dulux Ceiling White for the ceilings. The key […]

On the upper level of our project the compressed bamboo floor was laid directly over a plywood underlay. On the ground level the floor is a concrete slab so the construction technique is to lay battens onto the slab and then glue the compressed bamboo planks to the battens. The key to a sound flat […]

In my early career I was a paint buyer for one of Australia’s largest retail hardware chains. In this job I learnt a lot about paint. The key to¬† making a good paint job great, is choosing the correct products for the job and doing really good preparation. We chose products from the Dulux range […]