Sunday, 15 December, 2019
The DIYer's Combo Deal - Save $9.90
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1 - Magnetic WristBuddy:

The magnetic WristBuddy keeps everything within easy reach whether you’re under the hood, squeezing into a bathroom cabinet, up a ladder or just nailing a few 4×2’s together! Designed to hold lots of screws, nails, nuts and washers, the magnets are amply strong enough to also hold drill bits, hex keys, bolts, screwdrivers and even spanners. Made from extremely durable 1680D Oxford cloth, your WristBuddy will be with you for years to come.

2 - Magnetic, Extendable, Flexible Flashlight

  The perfect tool for finding that lost screw that rolled under your workbench or the pins that dropped onto the carpet! This bright, COB LED flashlight extends to a full 60cm (2ft), has a flexible neck and a strong magnet in the lens surround. It's also a wonderful aid for anyone with bad knees.

3 - Three Function COB LED Headlamp

How often have you wished for better lighting while doing a job? All you needed was a third hand with a flashlight, right? This tough, fully adjustable headlamp uses the latest Chip On Board LED technology for maximum performance. Set it for bright, normal or strobe function with a click of the switch. Weighing just 65 grams (2.25 oz), including the three AAA batteries, our headlamp can be worn hour after hour. And because it's both shock and water resistant, it's great for camping and fishing as well as in the home and workshop.

Special offer:

Bought separately, these three items are currently selling for a combined total of $27.40. For this week only, we have packaged all three for just $17.50 including free delivery. Please note that there is a limit of three combo packs per customer. [add_to_cart id="3388"]   [post_title] => The DIYer's Combo Deal [post_excerpt] => Three essential tools for every handyman or woman. Includes our magnetic WristBuddy, an extendable, flexible magnetic flashlight and our high-powered COB headlamp! The perfect gift for any DIYer! Maximum of three combo packs per customer. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-diyers-combo-deal [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://deals.thediy.market/?post_type=product&p=3388 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => product [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 11 [filter] => raw )
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Stamp House – designed for the worst…
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Stamp House – designed for the worst…

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Daintree / Cape Tribulation QLD  Australia  –  Charles Wright Architects 

Lot size:     30 hectares  (75 acres)
Year built:     2011/2012

There is only one place in the world where two World Heritage sites meet – Cape Tribulation. Here, the Daintree Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef. It’s wild, beautiful, primitive, sparsely populated country. Flooding is a near annual event and Category 5 (the most severe) cyclones have been regular visitors. Designing a home to meet the most demanding conditions nature can throw at it has resulted in an absolutely unique design.

Stamp House - sitting above the highest storm surge
Stamp House – sitting above the highest storm surge

Predominantly concrete construction, the home not only meets the required cyclone ratings, it is a designated cyclone shelter! The cantilevering is to keep the home above any potential floods and storm surges. The entrance to the building is on the upper level.  It’s accessed by crossing a long bridge over the water. Once Inside, a large central living room offers various seating areas, a gym, a kitchen and the dining room. There are six bedrooms situated in the wings.

The grid pattern of circular indents that dot the walls and roof of this home are reminiscent of the perforated edges of stamps – hence the name. In fact, the home was commissioned by well known stamp collectors, Rodney and Marider Perry. Even the swimming pool shape was inspired by the “One Pound Jimmy” postage stamp issued in the 1950s. The stamp, a favourite of the owners, acknowledges the aboriginal heritage of the site.

Sustainabilty:
It’s essential to look at the lifetime impact of this home rather than the embodied energy in all that concrete. Concrete ‘is forever’ and while many other properties in this region suffer storm damage frequently, Stamp House is impervious. It is also operationally carbon neutral, generating 100% of it’s power requirements and harvesting 250,000 litres of rainwater annually. Of course, in keeping with the pristine nature of the region, all sewerage and greywater is treated on-site to a very high standard before use as irrigation.

From the architect:

“CWA were approached by the project client to deliver a carbon neutral (in operation) solution for an environmentally sensitive site off-grid on the edge of the FNQ beachfront rainforest. The aim was not to simply produce an engineered outcome but produce a building which made the most of the site’s natural amenity and re-introduced the surrounding native wetland environment. The building is literally reflected by way of its siting over an engineered water ecosystem which was the result of lengthy liaison & collaboration with all levels of government.

The design is formed in an innovative combination of in-situ and precast concrete. The concrete has been engineered and insulated incorporating a total solar panelled roof to provide for a constant cooler and more comfortable ambient temperature year-round. The design utilises massive cantilevers to mitigate impact from potential flooding & king tide inundation associated with cyclonic activity. The project is category 5 cyclone proof and therefore classed as a cyclone shelter.

ESD initiatives include: total 250,000 ltr water harvesting, recycling and reticulation, renewable solar energy generation with solar backup non-reliant on fossil fuel backup generation, On-site Advanced Tertiary Sewerage treatment plant, grey water recycling and irrigation, Shaded and Insulated thermal mass engineering, thermal storage tank system for cooling with feed back into mechanical, hydraulic facilities etc. Building automation (CBUS) will be featured and all systems will be controlled via CBUS.”

Major Awards:
2014 Robin Dodds Award
2014 Queensland House of the Year

The home now operates as Alkira Resort and is available for holiday lettings for a fortunate few.

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