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3 h3 harcadeltarcadelt posted:
Carpet installed in hall in 2-3m sections

It's not how it’s done. The limit is the length of the carpet. They should measure, cut a full length roughly to width, lay, fix and trim. It sounds like…

3 d3 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Opinion hydronic slab heating with engineered floorboards

Most Australian builders have no experience with hydronic heating, full stop!

5 d5 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Wallpapers. Where could I buy them from?

It would be helpful if you mentioned your location.

6 d6 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Opinion hydronic slab heating with engineered floorboards

Gas is not an option for us in any form as we are building in a rural location.

6 d6 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
What the hell is "Hamptons Style"

...or even Federation.
I wonder why the volume builders have to reach all the way to the US for design and marketing influence, when we have plenty home grown heritage influences…

6 d6 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
What the hell is "Hamptons Style"

Thanks for the explanation Hillsbuilds. I've since had a good look on Houzz, which originated in the US, and they certainly recognise "hampton style"…

7 d7 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Opinion hydronic slab heating with engineered floorboards

We're not there yet so I can’t comment. However, due to the insulative properties of timber, we have put the coils very close to the surface of the underlying slab.…

7 d7 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Sink in seperate toilet or combine with main bathroom?

Those little sinks in toilets always seem silly to me, especially since there is a full size sink just next door. $1400 just cements my view.

9 d9 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Opinion hydronic slab heating with engineered floorboards

Closest I can talk about is hydronic heating over re-milled hardwood. Based on discussions with my supplier, it depends on the heat source for your hydronic heating. In our case…

9 d9 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
What the hell is "Hamptons Style"

The examples and descriptions are about the interior. What about the outside and which builders are building this style?

9 d9 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
What the hell is "Hamptons Style"

Got any pictures to show examples and what typifies them?

9 d9 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
What the hell is "Hamptons Style"

What defines "Hamptons Style", who in the marketplace is offering it and why is it so popular? My recollection of the Hamptons comes from TV shows like Seinfeld and The…

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9 d9 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Tiling in bathroom

Tiles are flat but the floor is not. You cannot avoid exposed edges unless the tiles are so small that they can flow with the fall, and the problem gets…

10 d10 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Do I need council approval?

I doubt it, but the window/door company doing the installation could be helpful in determining that.

10 d10 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Tiles - Seal or not to seal

Sealing is usually required for natural tiles that are more porous, like terracotta and slate, with ceramic and porcelain tiles generally not needing it. That said, tiles are made to…

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10 d10 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Importing Light switches

Stupid alibaba won’t let me look at anything but an ad for their iPad app, but I see the attraction as a Clipsal Saturn single light switch will set you…

10 d10 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Issue withe telescopic runners on oven

Yes, with and older Electrolux, but over the years it has caused no problems or damage, so perhaps you are concerned unnecessarily.

11 d11 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Importing Light switches

Does that include everything - cover plates, back plates, mechs, etc?

11 d11 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Importing Light switches

Just out of interest, what are you expecting to pay for, say, a double light switch and a double power point, including postage?

11 d11 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Importing Light switches

This might help:
http://www.saaapprovals.com.au/frequently-asked-questions

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13 d13 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Windows Frames

What are they made of? If metal, you could have them vinyl wrapped like a car. The wrappers might find it a bit of a weird request, but it should…

13 d13 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Best location in our ensuite for the loo

Given the extra plan detail and your comments about the bath, the only suggestion I would make is to either move the toilet off the common wall between the ensuite…

13 d13 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Subway tile splash back - long or short?

I think short will look better in herringbone pattern.

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13 d13 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Best location in our ensuite for the loo

Can you show us more of the plans, because we can’t see what is on the other side of the wall from the toilet? Also, do you really need a…

15 d15 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
looking for a joinery that will cut to size and install

Well, there you go. I thought joiners were all about joining together flat materials like laminates, and possibly milled timbers, not slabs of hardwood - you live and learn. Apologies…

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16 d16 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Quick question about land orientation

Bingo. It’s that easy!

16 d16 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Quick question about land orientation

I like to think that this stuff is pretty basic, so anyone should be able to figure it out - but then I see people stuff it up all the…

16 d16 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Quick question about land orientation

The error in your logic is that the sun travels the same path - it does not. The sun travels a different path in summer and winter, slow moving from…

18 d18 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Pouring Piers Prior to shed slab.

I recall the piers for our house were poured separately.

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