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21 d21 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Converting timber windows into doors

Sorry, but those are not the same.

22 d22 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Energy Report re: Glazing section

From experience, having aluminium frames that are not thermally broken is a mistake. The frames transfer so much heat and cold into the house, and you cannot offset this by…

22 d22 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Do bedroom door styles and closet doors need to match?

They do in our house, but mostly only you and your partner see the doors inside your bedroom, so if you can live with it, spend the savings elsewhere.

26 d26 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Rendering brick veneer home

Agree with alexp79, you need to start with the weakest link, and for both thermal comfort and sound, dealing with "leaks" can give…

26 d26 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Rendering brick veneer home

You could, however, have insulated cladding added, and then depending on the type, paint or render for a new look.

28 d28 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
large splinters - outdoor handrail

You can just oil straight on the grey treads, but it will not change the colour back to how it once was. Nothing wrong with that as it may better…

28 d28 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Rangehood buttons

If you can access the button assemble, after turning off the power supply to the range hood, pull it out and see if it might just need cleaning from a…

28 d28 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Bathroom taps

No washers in those as they are ¼ or ½ turn ceramic disc spindle taps. You'll need to see if generics will fit, otherwise you may have to contact the…

28 d28 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Back floodlight

My advice would be to call in an electrician. Mucking around with electricity is never a good idea unless you are trained and competent.

28 d28 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
large splinters - outdoor handrail

Due to the run of the grain, you'd have to cut pretty deep to get that to stop splitting, and filling that hole would be tough, although not impossible. Alternatively,…

28 d28 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Full depth sinks? Extending benchtop....

These are often called Butler, Belfast or Farmhouse sinks, so search the Internet on those names and you will find plenty in different shapes and sizes. They might not always…

30 d30 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Can I build a garden bed with concrete pavers?

Well, if you want to give it a go, you'll need to learn a bit, so start searching the Internet on strip footings, concrete mix, string lines, mortar mix and…

Can I build a garden bed with concrete pavers?
1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Can I build a garden bed with concrete pavers?

If the footings are strong, you should be able to - just put in some reinforcing. Also, be aware that because pavers do not have a frog, the mortar will…

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Septic systems

Just correcting the terminology:
* A system which collects sewerage, that is not aerated, the liquid is drain into absorption trenches and the solids are collected periodically (2 to 5 years…

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Kitchen layout help needed

I think we spend more time preparing meals than washing dishes (especially if you have a dishwasher), so I wonder why we always put the sink under the window. Remove…

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Kitchen layout help needed

Is there anything nice outside the window to look at?

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
TV antennas? Phone lines? Who needs them?

I think it will depend what you watch on the five TVs and how Foxtel is connected to your home.

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Screen and secure older timber awning style windows

Yes, but he would have to fit the chain winders too, with additional cost and time expended. The reason I mentioned the solutions I did is because they avoid that.

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Screen and secure older timber awning style windows

Magnetic might be better then.

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Screen and secure older timber awning style windows

You could retrofit winders, but that would limit the opening size and thus limit airflow. Alternatively, if accessing the window latch after screening was your concern, you could install magnetic…

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Need to find mounting system for 25mm copper exposed piping

Sometimes it’s not easy to find exactly what you are after, so you have to think laterally. Depending on how important it is, you could buy that one and have…

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
basics of increasing home value

Spending money on a house prior to sale in the hope of making that money back is a tricky business. That said, batten lights are quite old fashioned and LEDs…

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Flooring that does not show footprints

I think just about everything will show some marks, but in our home these are less visible on matt surfaces, rather than the glossy ones.

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Help with identifying metal part on sliding door/ glass wind

I'm afraid that just about everything in your attached picture is metal, so it is difficult to determine exactly what you are talking about.
Is the part circled in this photos…

Help with identifying metal part on sliding door/ glass wind
2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Recommend security cameras + supporting system

Anyone had any experience with Ubiquiti or Reolink products?

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Recommend security cameras + supporting system

So they'll come to my small country town?

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