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2 d2 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
window splash back west facing

It will be hot in summer unless it is shaded. Since you are just looking a fence, could you perhaps plant a nice hedge that will give you both something…

3 d3 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Bi-Fold Doors with Retractable flyscreens

We have very large retractable insect screens, but with large sliding doors rather than bi-folds. We went with sliding doors based on a recommendation that many owners for some reason…

4 d4 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Knock down rebuild approach

Definitely get quotes, as they will vary widely.
Interior design is very important, and if the architect doesn’t do it, you might ask him if there is anyone he has worked…

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15 d15 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Electricity Smart Meters in NSW

I'm about to have a smart meter installed in my home by my new electricity provide, Amber Electric. The home is in NSW and the meter is being installed by…

21 d21 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Retrofitting insulatiuon to single brick

Glass and frames are very thermally leaky, so you might consider supplementary glazing. Depending on your window type, you can get good success.

25 d25 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
vinyl planks

That's a bit less, but a quick Internet search shows that vinyl manufacturers would like even less variation, especially during installation. My father has vinyl planks installed in his home…

25 d25 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
vinyl planks

Terry, do you get that full range of temperatures inside your home, because I think that is the more important temperature range?

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Secret nails battens on concrete slab

No, it's still there…but as I said, only in some places and not too dramatic. I think it will only go away when we re-sand and re-polish the floors in…

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Secret nails battens on concrete slab

I'm not a builder or flooring specialist, but will observe that even with our 80mm very old re-milled boards that were secret nailed, we do have some cupping and bowing…

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Secret nails battens on concrete slab

This post is a little before yours, so might be worth following/contributing.
https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=102824
Anyway, as I wrote there, this is how our floor was put down. Is this kinda what you are…

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
hardwood boards on concrete - ventilation and stud walls

This is how our floor was put down. Is this sort of what you mean?

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Secret nails battens on concrete slab

Inside or outside?

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Ageing Mirror

Can you make a feature of it? Some people pay big money for that antique look.

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
First time renovators - looking for floor plan advice

Two questions:
1. What is original and what is proposed?
2. Where is North?

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Customised Main Door

It's a big country - I presume you are looking for recommendations in Sydney?

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Decking and concrete

You don’t need to concrete under the decking, but you do need to keep the decking off the ground, which you would do with some form of footing. If you…

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2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Laundry Reno Question

They don’t need to, but it would look a lot neater and maximise the bench space further.

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2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Polished concrete in a new build

You might be asking for the wrong thing, as the first two photos look like burnishing rather than polishing.

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Installing Bosch SMS46GW01A Dishwasher - Under bench

Wouldn’t a freestanding model have a lid?
Edit: just checked, and you are right. I wonder where the lid is?

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Exhaust fan noisy - squeaking and flapping noise

No, I have only seen one that you could add into the duct.

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Exhaust fan noisy - squeaking and flapping noise

The backdraft shutter is probably what is making the flapping noises in windy weather. Only way to fix it is to have one that doesn’t flap. Only way I have…

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Installing Bosch SMS46GW01A Dishwasher - Under bench

The grey "tag" is part of the packaging. The felt and styrofoam should remain in place.

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Landscaper issue - Need your advice

He should have spoken to you about it, after all you are his client, not your neighbours, and you are paying and they are not. However, sometimes during a build…

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Behind the render... is this normal?

On the inside it is called plaster, not render…and that green "film" just looks like old paint to me.

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
The saga of the DISHWASHER and the KICKBOARD

Do you have any pictures to go along with the story, because I'm just not seeing what you are asking?

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Landscaper issue - Need your advice

Yes, of course he can, just as he charges you for everything else he uses for your job. Why do you think he might not or should not be able…

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Updating frequency of water heating on 'the Darlic'

If your hot water heater is using concessional rate power, then I think it is wired that way and the electricity company dictates the off-peak times during the early morning…

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Help! Glazing options for new build - lots of windows

Western windows are a killer - can you change the design to get rid of or minimised it?
With respect to glass colour, I don’t believe you will notice. We have…

3 months3 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Need feedback on coastal style lounge room lighting option

I think it looks nice. It's your house and it should be filled with things YOU think are beautiful.

3 months3 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
skirting/architrave sizes - thoughts on sizes

Not sure what flooring you will get, but skirtings usually goes over timber floors, not the other way around.

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