win a stay at Splendour in the Grass 2019!

Buzz Batch was able to assist with certain aspects of the Oppo 5g suite. Heading to Splendour in the Grass this year it is a 1 bedroom studio, equipped with smart mirrors, Hue lighting, Air conditioning, a full en-suite bathroom and a lounge room to chill.

The project has been constructed in a way that it is self contained and able to be powered by the huge solar system on the roof, maceration bathroom appliances & portable waste tanks to suit.

Below are some build pics, final product will be finished in just a few days!

 more to come!

Coffee you say?

Buzz Batch is now handling all your coffee requirements. Pressing out the perfect espresso is a passion of ours that started years back when we were dabbling in the cafe business. Since then, we’ve taken the knowledge from fixed shopfronts to the streets.

The latest addition to our warehouse is ‘Harry’ the Harris Coffee Caravan. He’s fitted out with a two group La Marzocco, a Mythos One Grinder,  Mahlkonig EK deli grinder to get that coffee ground to perfection. Last week, we had the pleasure of attending the Endure for a Cure, Childrens cancer institute fund-raiser and managed to pump out a whopping 850 coffees over the day.

It was an amazing day with some pretty special people. We were so glad to be part of it.

If you need a coffee solution at your next event / fundraiser / lunch / gathering please give us a call!

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Why a container bar?

It seems like using shipping containers to create an event space or house is becoming increasingly popular as time moves on, but why is this the case?

For years now, we’ve been sitting down with clients and discussing their requirements for a bar or pop up event utilising a shipping container. There are many reasons this has been a successful endeavor for those in the know.

BUILD TIME

One of the first reasons we’re approached for a containerised structure is time. Everybody is short of it. A container is pre engineered and only requires a quick sign off when built to code. This means we can have your project up and running in only a short wait.

Structural cuts on a new 20′ container

SECURITY

Being a steel constructed box, you have a brilliant head-start on security and safety. Unlike many other building companies out there, we follow through with ensuring all penetrations are seem-welded and fitting with heavy duty awnings, doors and other fixings. This means you can sleep well knowing your valuable asset is locked up and safe while you’re away from it.

REDUCED COSTS AND RISKS

Building your asset in a container gives your the opportunity to be partially mobile. For example, you can give your food idea a go without having to sign a long term lease, layout money on fit-out costs, deal with rectifying the building to original condition  upon EOL etc. If for some unfortunate reason that the area does not work or something even out of your control changes, You can back up your container and ship it off to a new location or store it!

Pick it up and Move on!

IMMEDIATE OPERATION

As your container has been built offsite at our facility, There is no disruption to your current site. This means your daily trade can continue or if its a new site, Your plumbers, electricians, landscapers and other trades can continue working without a delay.

ABILITY TO CUSTOMISE

A container’s visual appearance can be remodeled with ease. When we build a product we keep in mind that your ideas & requirements might change. We allow tolerances and integrate methods of construction that allow these changes to happen.

From this…
to This!

 

Get in touch with us today to discuss your requirements..

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Wheres my car?!

There’s a multitude of reasons as to why a GPS tracker could be a godsend. You may have been unfortunate to have lost a car to theft – Sometimes insurance doesn’t quite cut it. You vehicle has personal effects inside, wheels, stereo, body work, hours of blood sweat and tears aren’t covered!

Sometimes we pull up, run off to the shops and forget which street we’ve parked on! Maybe the kids have taken the car and you’d like to know how far they are from returning.

All the above is achievable with a GPS tracker. Previously a tracker would cost upwards of $700 with an ongoing monthly fee. Technology has changed, manufacturing is cheaper and more reliable when quality control is maintained.

We now can offer a compact tracking device, powered by a prepaid 4G simcard! This device is capable of real time tracking, GEO FENCING, historical tracking and even ignition cutting!

check out our store for more information.

 

Round or square tap ware?

Alot has changed through time, but amazingly we seem to circle back through the traditions. For bathroom and kitchen fittings we are gifted with two categories: Traditional and contemporary. This is usually an easy choice as its wise to pair your house with a fitting design that complements the period of build / styling.

When selecting a design, consider the other elements of your bathroom. Rounded basins, baths and bathroom accessories look great paired with taps that have curved spouts and rounded handles. Likewise, tapware that have a square and angular design will complement a bathroom with straighter lines.

What colour tapware should I choose?

While the majority of taps are available in a chrome finish, there is now a growing range of alternative finishes available, from black, white, gold, graphite and copper.

However, changing tapware is not something you want to be doing often, so we advise clients to make timeless decisions with tapware that is less likely to date. Choose a finish that you love and that will suit the overall colour scheme and style of your bathroom.

Remember to consider matching the finish of other elements, such as the shower set and bathroom accessories such as towel rails, toilet roll holders and shower frames.

Should I select a 3-piece set or a mixer tap?

This really is a personal preference, but generally, a three-piece tapware set provides a traditional look and a mixer provides more contemporary look.

We are renovating our bathroom, are our options different to a new build selection?

Yes, if you are renovating an existing bathroom you need to consider the existing plumbing. To avoid having to re-plum the area, you should stick with tapware in the same format as your existing bathroom.   You should also check your selection with your plumber before your final purchase as some mixers require additional space so compatibility is important.

Do I choose my basin first or my tap?

It’s best to select your basin and tapware in conjunction with one another as either item raises considerations for the other. For instance, a taller tap or a wall-mounted design may be required to suit an above-counter basin. A longer spout may be required to extend across a deeper inset basin.

As a final thought, the quality of a product generally correlates with its durability. Bathrooms are a heavy use area and your tapware needs to be able to stand up to constant use – and still look good in years to come.

If you are looking to make savings in your bathroom build or renovation, we would always suggest looking at other areas such as the tiling rather than scrimping on tapware – it’s a small item but makes a big difference.

Whats a lumen and whats a watt? What?!

another great article from Ledified;

One of the most common questions that consumers have about LED lighting is how lumens compare to the wattage rating, watts being something that we are all so used to seeing on incandescent bulb packaging. The reason this is such a confusing concept is because lumens and watts measure different things. Lumens measure the total amount of light emitted by the bulb while watts measure the amount of power consumed by the bulb. Watts do not tell you how bright the bulb is, lumens do.

 

Estimating Light Output

It is easy to estimate how bright an incandescent bulb is; the higher the wattage rating, the more light emitted. We all know that a 100W bulb is far brighter than a 40W bulb. Today there are so many different types of light bulbs to choose from that it’s hard to use wattage ratings to figure out how bright a light bulb will be. LEDs, halogens, and CFLs are all more efficient than incandescents, but those efficiencies differ from bulb type to bulb type. You can’t easily compare a 60W incandescent with a 9W LED with a 12W halogen and know which one will be brighter. All you know is that the 60W will use the most power.

To help consumers better compare light across the different types of bulbs, light bulb manufacturers are including a lumens (lms) number on the packaging. Lumens measure the amount of light emitted by a bulb, regardless of the type of bulb or how much wattage it uses. Lumens are a more accurate indicator of light because it tells you how the bulb performs, as opposed to how much energy it consumes (watts). The higher the lumens, the more light the bulb emits, but a high lumen value does not necessarily equate to a high wattage need.

 

Comparing Lumens And Watts

To compare LED bulbs with other types of light bulbs look at the packaging. You’ll see the number of lumens produced as well as the wattage of the bulb. Compare the lumen numbers to see if the lightbulbs will give off a similar amount of light, then look at the wattage requirements to see how much energy each bulb will use. Using these two numbers you can easily identify how bright a light will be and how much energy it will consume. To choose the most energy efficient bulb for your needs, find ones that have the light output that you need, then choose the one that has the lowest wattage.

 

Gauging The Brightness Of LED Lights

Until you’re more comfortable using lumens to gauge how much light a bulb will produce, use these approximations:

  • 40W = 450 lumens
  • 60W = 800 lumens
  • 75W = 1100 lumens
  • 100W = 1600 lumens
  • 150W = 2600 lumens

Using the approximations above, if you want to replace 60W bulbs with LED bulbs that emit comparable light, you’ll need to choose those that have 800 lumens.

What is Color temperature?

Below is a great article written by Leonardo David :  

Color Temperature of a Light Source: What is it?

You are most likely familiarized with concepts such as voltage and wattage, even if you don’t work in the electrical industry. We all know that if an electric device is connected to an outlet of the wrong voltage there is a risk of malfunction or permanent damage, and we also know that devices that consume more watts tend to increase the monthly electric bill!

Color temperature, however, is a frequently overlooked concept. Despite its name, it has nothing to do with the real operating temperature of lamps and actually describes the color of the light produced.

In simple terms, color temperature can be defined as the temperature to which you would have to heat up a black body to make it glow with the corresponding color of light. For example, if a light source has a color temperature of 4000 degrees Kelvin, in means the light it produces has the same color that would result from the glow of a black body at 4000 K. It is an abstract concept, but it provides a convenient way to assign a numerical value to the color of light.

Low color temperatures indicate tones that tend towards red and yellow, while high color temperatures tend towards blue. The following image demonstrates the concept perfectly:

Color Temperature of Light Bulbs
Color Temperature of Light Bulbs | Source

The Right Color Temperature for Each Application

One of the characteristics of LED lighting is that you can find lamps of practically any color that can be imagined. You will save a lot of energy if you upgrade to LED, but also make sure the color temperature is adequate.

There is a wide range of color temperatures, and some LED bulbs can even adjust it within a broad range, but the general characteristics and applications of each color temperature are the following.

Warm White (Around 2700 K)

Warm white light creates an inviting and relaxing atmosphere, and it is the type of lighting you will want to use in the following applications:

  • Bedrooms / hotel rooms
  • Restaurants
  • Decorative purposes

Warm white light is unsuitable for locations where work is carried out, since it may reduce alertness and productivity.

Clear White (Around 4000 K)

This is a neutral tone of white, suitable for environments where productive activities will be carried out, such as:

  • Classrooms
  • Office spaces
  • Kitchens

Cool White (Up to 6500 K)

This is a tone of white that has a “cool” appearance and a slight tinge of blue. It is used for applications where maximum visibility is the highest priority, such as:

  • High precision work
  • Outdoor area lighting
  • Bathrooms

You will definitely want to avoid cool white light in your bedroom, since it will tend to delay sleepiness at night.

Color temperature scale.
Color temperature scale. | Source