Renovation + Home Improvement
Re: Renovating our 1960's modernist home [project thread]21
Apr 09, 2016 9:27 pm
That's an amazing turn around, nice job! What did you do after laying the floor heating? Did you pour self leveller over the top before laying tiles or tile directly on top?
Re: Renovating our 1960's modernist home [project thread]22
Apr 10, 2016 8:08 am
The tiler spread glue straight over it and laid the tiles (as per the instructions). It was a fairly simple install for me but it made the tiler's job a bit tricky.
Years ago when I was an electrician I used to do some installs of in-slab electric under floor heating. It wasn't a bad little job, except it was a bit boring because after the heating cables are tied to the reo mesh, you had to stay there when they're pouring the slab, with a megger and keep testing the heating cables all day to make sure the ham-fisted neanderthal concretors didn't put a shovel through it!
Re: Renovating our 1960's modernist home [project thread]23
Apr 10, 2016 8:23 am
I can imagine how much fun that would be. I've laid a bit of the under tile like yours before but never saw what happened after it was laid. I'm just trying to convince my wife that it will be a good idea but I don't think im getting anywhere. Where did you get the heating cable from?
Re: Renovating our 1960's modernist home [project thread]24
Apr 10, 2016 8:31 am
It was the opposite here. My wife wanted it. I told her it was a waste of money. (We live in Brisbane, we have about 4 weeks of "winter" where overnight temps drop into single digits...)
Our system came from Steibel Eltron, available through Reece. You just work out how much of the under-shower matting you need and how much under-floor you need (m2). It comes with the controller and thermostat.
I'm not sure how much retail price is because I know the Steibel Eltron state manager so got it for a good price. Should be less than $1000 for a normal sized bathroom...
Re: Renovating our 1960's modernist home [project thread]26
Aug 20, 2016 8:32 am
Here is a shot of the front with the garden lighting on. I just have a series of 12Vdc warm white 5 watt narrow beam LED spotlights in the gardens. They are connected to a photoelectric switch so they turn on at sunset and switch off at sunrise.
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