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3 d3 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Appreciate your comments on the quality of this brickwork (p

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

3 d3 darcadeltarcadelt 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
3 d3 darcadeltarcadelt 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…

4 d4 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Crackling sounds Roof

Not if you already have evidence of prior extensive communications.

4 d4 darcadeltarcadelt 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…

5 d5 darcadeltarcadelt 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…

10 d10 darcadeltarcadelt 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…

13 d13 darcadeltarcadelt 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…

13 d13 darcadeltarcadelt 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…

14 d14 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
True centre of bedroom vs visual centre

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

18 d18 darcadeltarcadelt 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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18 d18 darcadeltarcadelt 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.

18 d18 darcadeltarcadelt 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…

18 d18 darcadeltarcadelt 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…

21 d21 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Cold Walls

Given there is no internal cladding, I asked about cornices, architraves and skirtings because I wondered whether you could add a lining without having to change all those transitional elements.…

21 d21 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Smart Light Switch - Recommendation?

Are there any Apple HomeKit compatible solutions?

21 d21 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Cold Walls

My experience is that heating mass is much better than heating air, because once you stop heating the air, the temperature of the mass takes over, which I think you…

22 d22 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Removing this Structure

Very easy to remove that pergola if you have a second person to help. If you want to keep the timbers and sheeting intact, you'll need tools to remove screws,…

23 d23 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
What type of windows are these?

You can, but it is a sizeable job. I once had a spring unravel on me, and it was tough to get it back together again. However, if you want…

23 d23 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Good brand of downlights

Downlights are much of a muchness, unless you want to introduce smart lights. If you just want ordinary lights, take one of the downlights (gimbal and bulb) to a lighting…

23 d23 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
What type of windows are these?

The top sash is being held in place by the screw someone put through the frame. This is often a quick fix when the sash doesn’t hold up by itself,…

24 d24 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Sill flashing and window flashing

Aluminium frames are very popular in Australia.

24 d24 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
What type of windows are these?

They are called sash windows. Single-hung if only the bottom sash moves up and down; double-hung if both the bottom and top sashes move.

I've had sash windows in houses from…

24 d24 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Flush Mount Round Ceiling Light Question

Apart from eBay and Etsy, which I previously mentioned, I do not. So why not buy those from Beacon Lighting?

25 d25 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Freeeezing! Help!

Do you have the manual for the Programmable Wall Control, or is it available online?

25 d25 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Flush Mount Round Ceiling Light Question

LED is the new standard, and thankfully so, as it is very efficient and the light is certainly much more pleasant than compact fluorescent that preceded it. With LED you…

25 d25 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Freeeezing! Help!

What does the manual say?

29 d29 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Lay concrete over concrete

Creat a raised garden bed. 100mm should do it over that footing.

29 d29 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Where to start when buying a house?

Start here:
http://www.yourhome.gov.au
Read the lot, or just pick and choose the sections you are interested in. Your taxes paid for it, and it is an excellent resource. If it raises questions…

30 d30 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Cavity sliding door for alfresco - worth $5k?

We have something like that, although it is custom made rather than a variation on a project build. However, it is not a small undertaking, so I too think the…

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