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Joined 25 June 2010
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5 years5 years1sthome1sthome posted:
Pantry Door

Ours is made from the same materials as the other doors, sprayed with 2 PAC and is 750 x2300 with 5 hinges. Opens out only.

5 years5 years1sthome1sthome posted:
Laminate = cheap?

Selling, keep the $ in your pocket.

5 years5 years1sthome1sthome posted:
tilers and electrical outlets....?

I think we just had the wires poking through the villa board with the hole cut out to match the plate hole.

5 years5 years1sthome1sthome posted:
Responsibility for retaining wall

At that price I'd want them to pay part of it too!
Come on give us a photo. That's got to be a he'll of a wall.

5 years5 years1sthome1sthome posted:
SHOW ME YOUR LIGHTS!....Pwease.lol

Signed up for ideas. Ta.

5 years5 years1sthome1sthome posted:
Brightgreen D900 installation confusion

Not sure what u mean by batons. I have those but the hold up the plaster ceiling.
For lights we wired up 3pin plug bases then put the lights into those…

5 years5 years1sthome1sthome posted:
Kitchen Ceiling 28c or 31c

Depends on what look you like. We don't have bulkheads over the kitchen, just the same ceiling going from lounge to kitchen.

5 years5 years1sthome1sthome posted:
Chooks

Hope to set up chook house this summer. Is 2 enough forbtheir social needs?

5 years5 years1sthome1sthome posted:
Anyone sanded/polished floorboards before kitchen going in?

Had floor done first. Kitchen install went well till the fridge went in, then had scratches on the floor.

5 years5 years1sthome1sthome posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Now I have frameless showers creens installed, with silicon down the sides between the glass and wall, it would have been better to have inset channels in the wall…

6 years6 years1sthome1sthome posted:
Ducting a cabinet-mount rangehood

Can't you go out the back of the cupboard?
Otherwise a bulkhead with cornice will be all you can do.

6 years6 years1sthome1sthome posted:
Flat roof extension - can be we build 2nd story on top??

I havev2 big steel beams under part of my skillion roof that spans the lounge room.
It's engineered for a 2nd story.
So it's possible.
Best get a structural engineer out to have…

6 years6 years1sthome1sthome posted:
Renovating small flats/apartments for profit?

What do people value there?
Here a new bathroom and kitchen go a long way but you can also do your dough in the wet areas.

6 years6 years1sthome1sthome posted:
Are in-wall cisterns noisy for adjacent room?

What about raising the cistern above head height?

6 years6 years1sthome1sthome posted:
2 or 3 coats?

I just did 2 white undercoats and 1 top coat in my laundry.
Changed broom beige walls to white undercoat. it was a bit patchy so did another white undercoat.…

6 years6 years1sthome1sthome posted:
Water based poly over oil based sealer?

not paying doesn't really solve anything but $.
im not inclined to get them to resand given it takes life out of the floor, and we are moving in mid dec…

6 years6 years1sthome1sthome posted:
Water based poly over oil based sealer?

not paying doesn't really solve anything but $.
im not inclined to get them to resand given it takes life out of the floor, and we are moving in mid dec…

6 years6 years1sthome1sthome posted:
Water based poly over oil based sealer?

It's annoying after I've insisted in low voc paints for the walls. I did cave into oil based gloss paint for skirtings though.
Just wish I'd been more attentive and micro…

6 years6 years1sthome1sthome posted:
Water based poly over oil based sealer?

A word of caution to the noobs. I was starting to relax a bit and not trying to ask so many questions of tradesmen in the hope that they knew…

6 years6 years1sthome1sthome posted:
Finished/in before christmas

Gave up sanding old skirtings. Bought new ones and painted them with first coat today.
Floor sanding 5th, carpets 12th.
Painting mostly done.
So much more to do though. :(

6 years6 years1sthome1sthome posted:
Building a new house - bathroom tiling question

We set out the space for the vanity and cabinet and they tiled to cover the outer side using full tiles only.

6 years6 years1sthome1sthome posted:
Finished/in before christmas

Ah slow day. Sanding old skirtings, doors and architraves is so slow.

6 years6 years1sthome1sthome posted:
820mm door without architraves or 720mm with architraves?

If the rest of the house has architraves then I'd keep them but get them trimmed down and a custom sized door.

6 years6 years1sthome1sthome posted:
Carpets for bedrooms - underlay quality

Any idea of the performance, quality, feel, cost in difference between bridgestone gold rubber underlay and gold foam underlay?

6 years6 years1sthome1sthome posted:
Install bamboo floor before or after?

Did my floor first then kitchen. Have a walk in pantry and storages space.

6 years6 years1sthome1sthome posted:
New kitchen in Sydney - Lost on direction to take

I tried freedom and had a 1.5 hr design consultation. I found they were too restrictive for me as they only had their standard sizes. They quoted dome insane amount…

6 years6 years1sthome1sthome posted:
Quest carpet solution dyed -same colours but different names

Looking at a quest carpet. It's a SDN one in twist pile.
At carpet right it's called villa Maria whispering smoke at $49/m2 laid on bridgestone gold underlay.
At carpet court they…

6 years6 years1sthome1sthome posted:
Finished/in before christmas

There must be many of us hoping to be in or finished before Christmas 2011.
Were moving with or without the kitchen being ready. It might be a BBQ chrissie…

6 years6 years1sthome1sthome posted:
LED Downlights: to LED or not to LED, that is the question.

Just got led downlight in 1room. Love them. Warm white looks great. Dimming works b but they don't go really dim.

6 years6 years1sthome1sthome posted:
solid timber boards on a slab

We had our solid floor laid over ply, old floorboards and baterns in different places.
All glued and secret nailed.
I thought that direct stick onto concrete feels different to joists.

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