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7 d7 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Cost of putting a door in a brick wall

Unfortunately, this is a bit of a "how long is a pice of string" question, because this will very much depend on your specific circumstances. I suggest you will need…

9 d9 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
floor plan dimensions question

Well, it depends on what you agreed to in the contract. If they can argue they have given you what the plans specified and those plans were included in the…

10 d10 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
floor plan dimensions question

Actually aussieta, now that you mention it, I went back and looked at our plans and they indicate the frame size, so I…

11 d11 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
floor plan dimensions question

On our plans, the measurements were not an approximation, but 100% accurate. The interiors of rooms where measured from the plastered wall to plastered wall, and showed the thickness of…

11 d11 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Double glazing worth the $$ in Perth?

-20°C God I hope not, but yes -10°C to 38°C, so a 48 degree difference.
Anyway, all the best with your decision.

12 d12 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Discuss Removalists

I've moved a lot in my life, and every removalist has removed the contents of draws and packed them separately. However, I have also learnt not assume anything, so if…

12 d12 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
LED floodlight - which would be better quality?

gillybean, I have just noticed in an amazon.com.au mail out that these are now available in Australia. Not cheap though at $270, so…

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15 d15 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Double glazing worth the $$ in Perth?

You might be misinterpreting me - I'm not necessarily disagreeing, but it’s hard to determine comfort from numbers...and yes, I don’t live in Perth, but a more challenging alpine environment.

15 d15 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Double glazing worth the $$ in Perth?

Personally, as someone who spent $150K on windows in a custom build, and has lived in that house for over a year now, I wouldn’t rely on the numbers alone...or…

16 d16 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Double glazing worth the $$ in Perth?

The most important aspect of a house design is orientation. If you don’t have that right, then everything else is just fighting to get your house back where is should…

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17 d17 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Retaining Wall Dilemma

Are the timber sleeper completely stuffed, or could you just repair parts of the wall and then perhaps clad it in something nicer than the bamboo?

18 d18 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Retaining Wall Dilemma

What’s behind the bamboo slats?

29 d29 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
New home, bathroom tilling question

A good tiler will avoid narrow slivers such as this by adjusting the layout so that larger cuts are evenly made at both sides of the surface. Unfortunately, you didn’t…

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Are mature plants worth anything

Some are, but some can’t be transplanted successfully. Also, big palms can cost a lot to dig out and transport. Your best bet is to place advertisements in Gumtree and…

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Skirtings

Well, console yourself with the well know design trick that moving furniture off a wall makes a room look bigger.

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Skirtings

...and far less expensive!

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2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Appreciate your comments on the quality of this brickwork (p

I'm not in Sydney, but in regional NSW.

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Tiling at ensuite doorway

Is that aluminium edge not straight, or is that an optical illusion caused by the camera?

Tiling at ensuite doorway
2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Appreciate your comments on the quality of this brickwork (p

I'm less inclined to be overly negative, because in the end every wall in your house will be covered with render or plasterboard, and you just won't see what is…

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Crackling sounds Roof

Not if you already have evidence of prior extensive communications.

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Crackling sounds Roof

If you have records of all the correspondence, raise a case with the office of fair trading in your state. You have warranty, so they should make a reasonable attempt…

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Cleaning behind freestanding oven

It depends on whether the installer used a rigid or flexible gas pipe. The installation manual should say, and most reputable installers will follow those instructions to ensure certification. In…

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
How to fix the crack?

What material is under the render?

You would want to use a flexible filler especially suitable for large gaps; however, while it should the job and adjust with minor movement, if…

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Need help identifying recessed light

Replace the bulbs with LEDs, which are available from Woolies for very little. Then buy cheap buy reasonable size terracotta garden pots and use those as covers. Just make sure…

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
True centre of bedroom vs visual centre

As the wardrobes now create a new cornice line, I would use the smaller ceiling dimensions to find the centre point. Also, I would lie in each bed and look…

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
True centre of bedroom vs visual centre

Without seeing a picture, I would err on centering it over the bed.

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Below street level house

That’s not at all what I was expecting. Anyway, nothing to worry about there, as long as they have installed sufficient drainage in the yard.

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2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Below street level house

Sunken house are really cool, and depending on the exact situation, can be far more thermally efficient than "normal" houses. Perhaps you could post some pictures.

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Minimum ceiling height

I don’t think it matters what the code was in 1976, because any changes would be governed by today’s codes. Australia wide:
a room or space within a building must have…

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Ducted Vacuum

Personally, I don’t think so, but it might depend on how you clean. We had a ducted vacuum in one house, and it was quite good, but only had one…

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