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2 d2 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Fridge size vs Fridge space

If you don't have them, you either need an extra large opening for the fridge or you need to push it out so the doors are proud of the walls.…

Fridge size vs Fridge space
2 d2 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Concrete Tilt panel home build - Brisbane

I can’t help you with the cost but I just wanted to say that I very much like the look of that design. In selecting your land you really must…

5 d5 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Garden lighting brand?

There are lots of good garden lights available from the bigger players in Australia such as SAL, Mercator, Beacon Lighting, etc, although I suspect mostly 230V. Not sure what you…

6 d6 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Fridge size vs Fridge space

Some refrigerators (specifically Fisher & Paykel) have a built-in kit that can allow the front to sit flush, or if you have a good relationship with your builder you could…

Fridge size vs Fridge space
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6 d6 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Stacker door installed wrong direction

Good question. Worth asking the company if it wasn’t specified by the owner.

Different people - different levels of attention to detail. This is often the case for the employment of…

6 d6 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Stacker door installed wrong direction

Do you know who the manufacturer was? Perhaps ask them if it can be reconfigured in situ? Maybe the fixed leaf/pane could be made to slide and the first slider…

6 d6 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Help me Brainstrust: Ecobee4 Compatability

Me too, but most of my stuff is from Europe or the UK, with the exception of locks. The trouble is there is some stuff that is just not available…

6 d6 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Help me Brainstrust: Ecobee4 Compatability

HomeKit is very limited, even more so in Australia, so best of luck with it.

6 d6 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Help me Brainstrust: Ecobee4 Compatability

OK, I'm not particularly versed with the Ecobee thermostat, but I have now done two installations of Nest thermostats. From my years of research I believe that the reason the…

7 d7 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Re waterproofing

Depends on how careful they were, but I'd say so. We had to pull out three 600 x 300 wall tiles during our build and certainly needed to redo the…

7 d7 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Adding en-suite

$1350 just to do drawings etc seems reasonable.

7 d7 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Hallway timing and either timber or laminate floor boards fo

Thanks. Tiles and timber were chosen for their look/price balance with no thought as to how they would come together. No special instructions were given, but this is a custom…

8 d8 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Help With Facade Colours

Don’t worry too much about the link between inside and outside, as you don’t see one from the other and vice versa. We used a lot of timber on our…

8 d8 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Hallway timing and either timber or laminate floor boards fo

This is the transition between tiles and timber in our home.

8 d8 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Window colour

People tends to look through or past darker frames, whereas you will notice lighter-coloured frames more. Look through black and white insect screens and you will see what I mean.…

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9 d9 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Advice on house plans

Trying to be helpful and constructive here, but since you made no changes based on previous comments, I wonder if you a completely fixed on your original floor plan. That…

12 d12 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Confusion on quotes

Not at all. Some people know their business better than others. It’s your job to figure out which it is and which result will make you happy in the long…

12 d12 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Help with my bad builder/tiler

Exactly - quote low to win the work and then spend the minimum to make the most you can.

Good luck with it.

12 d12 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Help with my bad builder/tiler

No you are not and yes it is. Trouble is with a fixed price contract, you are burning into their profit so they will do the minimum possible and hope…

12 d12 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
RECYCLED BRICKS - LOWEST PRICE GUARANTEE

A close up picture of a few bricks and contact details would be helpful for your customers. Might also be better to post in the classifieds area of the forum.

13 d13 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Laminex DiamondGloss Benchtops

We used Pure Mineralstone for the benchtop in our laundry, but engineered stone elsewhere. That was the laminate that was closest to the stone. We have parchment cabinetry and wooden…

15 d15 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Using extension cord to power IKEA mirror with lights

No offence Michael, but if you are asking the question you should probably be employing an electrician (which strictly speaking, you are required by law anyway).

15 d15 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Waterfall edges after handover?

Don't waterfall edges have a mitre join? If so, you would need to have the benchtop ends cut to suit.

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16 d16 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Need help understanding Deposited Plan!

Dotted lines are likely to be sewer or stormwater lines. Chances are, therefore, those blocks have easements for access if required. You can check that as it will be listed…

17 d17 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
RF lightswitch retaining manual functionality

Is there anything in the that could help?

18 d18 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Decking new Alfresco

Trent Smith, If you find that the advice provided by all these well intentioned members cannot be followed because your builder can’t or won’t…

19 d19 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Decking new Alfresco

I agree it’s not ideal, but you could use steel battens. As long as the drainage is sound, that would work. Besides, that area is mostly under cover. Personally, I…

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