World Time Attack Challenge 2019 Wrap up

This years WTAC2019 ended with success in many departments. ¤ Brilliant racing with the RP968 Porsche breaking the lap record again ¤ The sponsors setting up some top-notch exhibits ¤ Shannons Show n Shine bringing out some stunning vehicles on display ¤ The international drifters lit up the track in show stopping form ¤ The food trucks churning out food non stop – with no sellouts!

our selection of rocket fueled food trucks managed to turn well over $120,000 in product over the 1.5 days of trade. A remarkable effort achieved by our vendors. If you need a food truck or a fleet of trucks for your next event, please don’t hesitate to contact us for details. Alternatively, if you have a food truck and would like to be part of the team, drop us a line.

World Time Attack 2019

@ Sydney Motorsport Park

BUZZ BATCH will be organising the food trucks for this years World Time Attack! Make sure you purchase tickets and head on over to the Sydney motorsport park on OCT 18 & 19 to witness this brilliant event!

Taken from the Worldtimeattack.com page

The beginnings of the World Time Attack Challenge can be traced back to a local event, held at Sydney’s now defunct Oran Park Raceway. In 2008 Ian Baker organised the first Superlap Australia event after going to Japan and competing with the Hi Octane Racing team at the famous Tsukuba Circuit.

Ian recalls: “I was so impressed with the quality of cars and the whole time attack scene in Japan that I thought – we need to introduce this sport to Australia!”

As the interest and participation in the format grew, Ian saw an opportunity to re-create the event on a scale previously unseen in the sport of time attack. The idea was to create a truly international event where the best of international time attack teams compete on the same track at the same event. In this format, the teams represent not just the tuning shops behind the car but also their country. All for the glory of being crowned the World Time Attack Champion.

FEVER TREE’S ULTIMATE GIN & TONIC BAR

We had the absolute pleasure of building the Fever Tree Ultimate Gin & Tonic container bar here in Sydney.

Contacted by the lovely people at The Round Table  we set out to help design and create this bar utilising a 20′ high cube Side opening container.

The container itself received insulation to all walls and is brought to life by a 3phase power source for its LED downlights, directional lights, hot water service and double pole GPO’s.

Fitted with custom laminated ply display shelving to hold the products on the back wall, illuminated with LED strip lighting & a custom acrylic light-box as the hero piece.

The solid Tasmanian oak cladding gave the container a high end feel, moving away from the ever so overused rustic / faux-recycled timber we see so much of these days. The counter is composed of a single piece of Black-butt, chosen for its hardwood properties.

The inside of the side opening doors have been re-purposed as full height menu boards which also feature directional lighting for evening events.

The container bar is finished off with CNC rooftop signage on a custom aluminium frame. The whole bar has then been dressed in foliage!

Make sure you check it out at Centennial park over 27-29 September 2019.

If you’d like your product to be containerised, be sure to contact us!

 

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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.