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19 d19 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Quarzite (not Quartz!) benchtop overhang...

Talk to any reputable stonemason or joiner and they may either be able to do the calculations or point you in the direction of an engineering firm that can do…

20 d20 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Quarzite (not Quartz!) benchtop overhang...

Anything will work provided the engineering is sound and you are prepared to pay the cost.

21 d21 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Quarzite (not Quartz!) benchtop overhang...

Why a pedestal? Surely you could use steel cantilevers and sit the stone slab on top of that?

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Doors - internal and external

Start by knowing the sizes you need. Standard size doors are easy to come by compared to custom sized doors that will be more expensive.

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Picket fence replacement

Unfortunately, it is a seller's market at the moment. If you can put it off for a year or two, it might be worthwhile in the hope that prices will…

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1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Plumbing washing machine waste drain hose

Our washing machine drain hose connects to the "dishwasher outlet". Does your hose not have a rubber end? If not, perhaps you could contact the washing machine manufacture to see…

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Roof leak

The marks on the ceiling are approximately in a line. How does that orientation relate to the roof photo?

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
A layman requesting guidance

Sorry, TLDR, but have you read any or all of the Government funded Your Home guide?
https://www.yourhome.gov.au

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2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Hardwood flooring engineered vs solid timber

One is real the other is not.

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Canberra extension and renovation on north facing block

Start your research here:
https://www.yourhome.gov.au

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3 months3 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Paint scratched off doors

You could patch paint them, but you would be hard pressed to exactly match the colour, and the preparation you would need to do would make the area bigger. Also,…

3 months3 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Flooring ideas. Not sure weather floorboards would be to muc

I've owned two Queenslander with VJ walls, timber ceilings and floorboards. It was not too much timber, but unlike your situation, only the floorboard were not painted, so that would…

4 months4 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Grout Colour for Tiles

White grout will give you a more subdued and traditional look, while black grout will stand out and look more dramatic. However, in my experience, while white grout might get…

4 months4 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Splashback decisions

Do an Internet search for marble subway tile and many similar will come up.

4 months4 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Bathroom Tiles

They look fine to me.

4 months4 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Flyscreen door face install?

Not weird. I actually wish we would have done that because when you go to close the doors, you trap all the insects sitting on the screen inside the house,…

5 months5 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Internal floor tiles flush with stacker door track

Our wet areas are flush with adjacent floors (carpet and timber) and the underlying slab in those locations was stepped down so that the tiler could achieve an appropriate fall…

5 months5 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Internal floor tiles flush with stacker door track

Yes, simple maths suggests that is correct. However, that is a very thick screed layer given that tiles are generally about 10mm.

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5 months5 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Internal floor tiles flush with stacker door track

This was achieved through a combination of battens (under the timber) and forming the slab to conform with the thicknesses of the final materials (tiles and adhesive, and tracks bolted).…

Internal floor tiles flush with stacker door track
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5 months5 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Plain concrete marks

Looks like effort went into making it level with the tiles. Unfortunately grinding it may change that, and possibly damage the drain grate as well, so be careful with whatever…

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5 months5 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Sliding door frame to alfresco

Has pretty much always been the standard approach to save on costs. We specified rebating the tracks in our build for our largest sliding doors, and it was a fiddly,…

6 months6 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Awning arm installation

Thanks, I can see the pictures now.
You will be lucky if the brackets are to be spaced exactly to match up with the frame. If not, you might need to…

6 months6 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Awning arm installation

That is a long reach, so you will need something strong to secure the housing onto. I suggest at a minimum you will need to find the house frame and…

6 months6 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
What does this landscape plan mean?

That doesn’t look like a landscape plan to me, but a site plan, which would have an entirely different purpose than what you are looking for. Is there something I…

6 months6 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Damage to flooring - liabilities and costs

Firstly, I doubt that would be the case if it can be proven they were fully informed and signed the contract understanding what they were signing. Secondly, legal action is…

6 months6 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Damage to flooring - liabilities and costs

I believe legally you can specify anything you like, but it is not a binding contract until there is a fully-informed acceptance of your offer by the other party. Therefore,…

6 months6 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
DIY dinning table ends up wobbly

Well done - that looks great.

6 months6 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
DIY dinning table ends up wobbly

To be honest, based just on this image, I don’t think you would get much purchase with just 18mm thick timber. Personally, I would use something 40-50mm thick to get…

DIY dinning table ends up wobbly
6 months6 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
DIY dinning table ends up wobbly

What is the table top made of and how did you fix it to the legs?

6 months6 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Wet floor

If the floor is sealed, it shouldn’t be an issue for the floor itself, but perhaps a slip hazard for the occupants…so be careful. Also, just because it happened once…

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