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Mrs Jeturbo

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About Mrs Jeturbo

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    My Turbo is Slower Than Yours
  • Birthday 08/04/1991

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  1. Meh I’ll own that hahaha My joints Confirm it LOL
  2. Benefits of the Work From Home days.... slow cooked pasta sauce.... Gnocchi Ragu
  3. Another Sunday platter at J@s request.... Ingredients: - triple cream Brie - organic honey comb - ham - roast chicken - prosciutto - hot sopressa - hot pancetta - roast turkey - walnuts - salted cashews - masdam cows cheese - Mersey valley cheddar - vintage cheddar - sweet chilli cream cheese - a bunch of different crackers and croutons including some garlic, Parmesan and olive baked pita crisps - fresh strawberries - capsicum and Parmesan dip - chocolate dipped almond bread - pickled onions ..... and love
  4. Lol. The timber and steel are there for structural support. The timber frame Ranges from 100m timbers to 400mm beams where required. It’s structural treated pine so it’s not what you would call cheap. The ply wood style pieces You’re talking about are just an additional inner layer in any external walls or walls exposed to water like bathrooms. (if you’re referring to the ones still on the ground they’re for the subfloor) The layer of brick goes on the outside and the layer of Insulation in the middle Then the gyprock on the inside. Brick is fairly cheap here so that’s not the reasoning behind it in any way. The reason we’ve evolved past a double brick construction is that it acts like an oven... I know the point is to never have the inner layer get warm, but guess what, in SA with ten days of 40 (as is a normal summer) the inner layer gets very very hot and then retains that heat as there is no way for that heat to escape efficiently and you have a house that’s only eco efficient for the first two days of 40 then still hot by the time everyone else’s has cooled down. As I said I spent my first 18 years in one and it was horrific in summer compared to my crappy built first house of brick veneer, which was in the middle of a desert plane and was still better in summer than the bungalow.
  5. Funny you mention the fire situation though as I have already been looking at how we will tackle the next build which we really want to be in the Adelaide Hills, which would need to 100% be built to survive proper bush fire conditions. Double brick isn’t on the list of considerations at all... but precast concrete or concrete filled blocks with a fire retardant cladding to give a timber look exterior would be the go. Extremely fire resistant and also one of the most effective materials to make a home well insulated. But that’s a far bigger And more complex project which would need a complete tank and exterior sprinkler system, complete fire retardant materials on the exterior including roof and window and door frames, an underground safe room with air filtration system and a complete off the grid home with solar, batteries, self sustained water supply and probably be a single story large style home rather than a multi story. But I haven’t even started drawing it yet so that’s a pipeline thing
  6. Yeah the rest of Australia moved on from that about 30 years ago lol! 🤣 jks I love an old traditional double brick house but I grew up in a double brick house (in that location) and I can promise I’d rather punch myself in the face than deal with another Aussie summer in an oven that takes a few days to heat up but weeks to cool down! We are little more than a stones throw from the beach so we cop all the western afternoon sun and it’s just horrific in summer. Double brick just definitely didn’t work for the location, our power bills were insane due to aircon costs then heating costs. We chose the construction method based on our location and energy efficiency mainly... so timer frame, brick lower and brick + foam based insulative panel on the upper level with a 3 coat render finish upper and lower. Then we specified the heaviest grade insulation in the cavities including in the subfloor and double on the back walls (where the arvo sun hits). We don’t have any smokers in the family and I like a clean gyprock finish when done correctly so I never even questioned the inner construction method tbh. If you told a builder you wanted double brick here they would lump you an arm and a leg and look at you like a weirdo lol.
  7. No I got that.... but with him who knows. We can’t all build a house of our gold bars
  8. You can literally see pallets of them in the photo... They’re down the back of the block waiting to go on 🤔
  9. It's going down, I'm yelling timber You better move, you better dance ..... *apologies for the Bad song reference* On a totally related note.... I feel poor 🤣
  10. Oh this was work... not personal lol slab is down... chippies are almost done with ground floor house 1
  11. Lol nah it was a custom installation made mainly from timber and cladded in ACM. The whole thing was a chit show and they were blaming every other circumstance other than their own workmanship, which was the problem. Long story but I managed to get 15k worth of finishing costs reimbursed that I had to get another trade to redo due to these douche’s incompetence.
  12. I just sent an email to a contractor that contained the words: nonsensical redundant inferior substrate inadequate level of finish then ended it with “warm regards”. going well today 🤣
  13. makes fun of people who wear glasses.... wife wear glasses. 😏
  14. So things have been very busy at Casa del Jeturbo LOL In the end we needed 20 of the largest concrete trucks for the footings.... it was epic... they were still screeding at 4.30pm and they started at 6.00am. (This was due to several factors; the size of the house and the height of the house as well as the old house had a deep cellar, which we filled, compacted and let settle, however we had several deep piers driven in multiple places to ensure minimal movement over time). Termite protection went on also then the sparkies came and ran the conduits for electrical and telecommunications. Then there was a week of radio silence while we let the concas settle. (We are pushing the build through as fast as possible on this end because I know the custom stuff like the kitchen and windows will take plenty of time at the other end. Then storm water went in and bricks were delivered to the rear of the block during that week of waiting so we weren't wasting time. Along side the main construction I've been a busy bee organising SAPN power connections for both properties, SA Water water supply and waste for both properties (that was a cool $10k I didn't wanna part with *cry*), organising the build to not occur on the days the road was dug up and the usual fun that goes with subdividing and building. As you can see there was fresh bitumen poured today as they finished the sewer install yesterday. Giving SA Water all credit they were great to work with, but made a Carnt of a mess lol. Also had APA Gas works out to move the neighbours gas metre as its on our property. We discovered their fence has been 500mm wrong for the last 97 years LOL so that needed to be moved and with some wheeling and dealing I managed to get it free of charge so the boys from Downer civil came out and moved that for me also, again great to deal with. The last 2 days have been prep and then erection (LOL erection) of the structural steel, timber for ground floor is being delivered tomorrow and the chippies will start on GF, then upstairs timber comes mid next week.... all up expecting them to take about 2 weeks due to the sheer size and volume of what they have to do. We have a fairly comprehensive party wall for them to complete as well as two levels of each house both with 2.7m ceilings and a custom floor plan. Overall the house stands over 7m tall from kerb to parapet mouldings on the frontage and over 8m tall from kerb to roof tip, which isn't small. Despite pretty dreary conditions we've still achieved a significant amount in the 4 weeks we've been in construction, which I'm super pleased about. Steel: ' An elevation for reference:
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