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Althom

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22 h22 hAlthomAlthom posted:
installing advice for tiling my kitchen

The rubber underlay is required to reduce noise transmission via the floor. If this is removed and not reinstalled it is highly likely that the OP will be forced to…

5 d5 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Add insulation to exterior wall without complete stripping

Not sure if these guys have a branch in Melbourne but this may be something worth looking at

13 d13 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Bathroom Wall Panels Ideas?

Goes without saying that waterproofing would still be required and that a "sheet of plastic" won't do the job.

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14 d14 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Bathroom Wall Panels Ideas?

How about this mob?

20 d20 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Cleaner for Caesarstone Benchtops

Thanks for that, much appreciated

20 d20 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Cleaner for Caesarstone Benchtops

Thanks for that.
When the benchtops were installed they came with a bottle of the "Jif" stuff. We still haven't finshed it.
Should have been clearer.
Looking for an alternative to Caesarstone's "spray…

20 d20 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Cleaner for Caesarstone Benchtops

Can only get the Caeserstone brand cleaner via online shopping and I'd prefer to avoid that.
What does everyone else use?
Tried the one from Bunnings and it's rubbish.

20 d20 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Steel-Line (WA) Wall Remote Stopped Working

If it's not a battery issue and it's genuinely U/S after such a relatively short time you'd think that a reasonable company would simply cough up a replacement. It retails…

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20 d20 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Chemical tank use as water tank ?

Is your attic engineered to take the weight of 1 tonne of water over a square metre of floor space?

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22 d22 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Steel-Line (WA) Wall Remote Stopped Working

Is the warranty subject to you getting a yearly service?
Is it possible the the battery in the wall remote is flat?
Who was the door installed by? Hopefully not by the…

24 d24 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Water seeping through neighbours wall

If the houses are both +100 years old and the seepage has only started recently then something has changed.
Stormwater pipe failed?
Waterproofing on the neighbours property failed?
If the seepage…

24 d24 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Downlight Transformer Location

Wow, missed that. That's quite bizarre. Hopefully they were really cheap.

25 d25 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Downlight Transformer Location

They're 240V supply. The driver is built into the fitting. No transformer required.

26 d26 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Water seeping through neighbours wall

Plus 100 years old.
Has this just started?
Have either of you done any earthworks near or on the boundary?
How long have your neighbours been living in the house?

26 d26 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Roof on garage - is this fixable, do I need to bring someone

No hope of getting the builder to take any responsibility then.
Yes, you could replace the ceiling yourself but it would be better to get a ceiling contractor in to make…

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26 d26 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Roof on garage - is this fixable, do I need to bring someone

How old is the house?
Where is it?
Who built it?
All fixable and a very common problem but you may have some recourse to get the builder to pay if it's a…

29 d29 dAlthomAlthom posted:
Water seeping through neighbours wall

You would normally be expected to retain/control moisture within your lot.

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
Problems with Council

I'd be at least asking them to explain their "logic" on that one then. Your neighbours can look out their windows but you cannot? Why not?
You'll probably still have to…

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
Are inspections during build necessary?

It really doesn't cost that much and gives you additional comfort. Plan on being there a couple of times though when your Inspector meets with the Site Supervisor. It's best…

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
Problems with Council

Is the front home still there?
Are its windows opaque?

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
2 year old 2 storey, home water overflow question

Do you have R/C ducted air con?
If so that is, I believe, the secondary drain for your air con and if water is coming out of there it means your…

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
Installing gate in common driveway

If it is indeed a common driveawy then you need the permission of the other party

1 month1 monthAlthomAlthom posted:
Heating and Aircon zones

1. How many bedrooms are occupied at night? On a hot night you might only be wanting to cool the occupied bedrooms so say 2 zones for 4 bedrooms.
2. What…

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Quiet Rangehood recommendations

Don't go anywhere near a Blanco

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
Seals for garage doors

Sounds like it wasn't installed right.Get hold of your local B&D agents and get them to fix it. Should be under warranty.

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
What is a decent sized bedroom?

3.6*3.6 should be fine but with a Queen Bed in there the room around the bed won't be as good.
Our cupboads are roller door type.
We achieved the bigger bedrooms by…

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
What is a decent sized bedroom?

Our minor bedrooms are 3.9*3.9 excluding cupboard space - Queen size bed in both. No desk but both have a substantial chest of drawers. Surface area of the chest of…

2 months2 monthsAlthomAlthom posted:
What is a decent sized bedroom?

Does that exclude any cupboard space?
What size bed are you planning on?

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