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20 h20 harcadeltarcadelt posted:
Kitchen Appliances: Brands and Recommendations

Siemens is owned by Bosch, as are Thermador, Gaggenau and Neff. Siemens sits higher than Bosch appliances, but in many cases there is little discernible difference despite the significant price…

20 h20 harcadeltarcadelt posted:
Fridge cavity - what’s a good amount of space each side?

You need to check the manual for the fridge as that will tell you minimum clearance requirements for ventilation. Anything less and you run the risk of damaging the fridge,…

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23 h23 harcadeltarcadelt posted:
Screwing Into Plaster Ornament

Yes, you wouldn't use that fake wooden base - the plaster rose takes the place of that. Your electrician should connect the cable to the mains in the same way…

2 d2 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Screwing Into Plaster Ornament

Now that I look at it again, are you trying to fit something other than a pendant light? You need to show a picture of the entire light, not just…

2 d2 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Screwing Into Plaster Ornament

You need to do it from inside the roof cavity.

10 d10 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Are all insulations made equal?

The R-rating is certified, so there should be no difference in thermal performance of two brands with the same rating. Longevity might be a different issue and it might be…

10 d10 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
can you insulate the exterior of a double brick wall???

The difficulties of living in the city with surrounding buildings - pity. Seems insulating would be best all round then. Best of luck with it.

11 d11 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
can you insulate the exterior of a double brick wall???

So that wall isn’t heated in winter?

11 d11 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
can you insulate the exterior of a double brick wall???

Yes, that's how thermal mass works. It’s suppose to be shaded in summer and exposed in winter, and that's how it works to your benefit. It’s an element of solar…

11 d11 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
can you insulate the exterior of a double brick wall???

You can attach polystyrene foam to the wall and then render and paint over it. Search the internet for "polystyrene wall cladding". There are many product available, but few are…

11 d11 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Frameless shower screen design - will it leak?

First one for symmetry...but it’s a bathroom, so why worry about leakage? You haven’t got carpet outside the shower have you?

11 d11 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
can you insulate the exterior of a double brick wall???

If it gets a lot of sun on the outside you might not want to insulate it as it provides thermal mass that heats during the day and then dissipates…

11 d11 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Rangehood choice / type and ducting for Townhouse

Condensation is the issue with induction, but I've never had trouble with gas. I suppose it could be if the hood was too high and the steam cooled before going…

11 d11 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Electrical points

Should be easy enough to convert downlights to pendants, and you can even move them around within the limits of the joists. Adding extra lights on a ground floor is…

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11 d11 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Rangehood choice / type and ducting for Townhouse

Just be careful with the external motor models. There are stories on forums about noise complaints from neighbours leading the council directions to uninstall them. With respect to power, the…

12 d12 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Kitchen Appliances: Brands and Recommendations

https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/5-tips-shopping-stainless-steel-sink
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheet_metal

12 d12 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Kitchen Appliances: Brands and Recommendations

No, gauge number is a measure of thickness. 18/10 is a type of stainless steel.

12 d12 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Kitchen Appliances: Brands and Recommendations

They come with installation manuals that you give the builder. Most appliances have standard widths of 450, 600 or 900mm, although there are others. Heights can be standard too, but…

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12 d12 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Kitchen Appliances: Brands and Recommendations

None really, but just ensure the gauge number is lower rather than higher. 16 or 18 is fine, but 22 would be too thin and thus dent.

Without doubt, glass...but it…

12 d12 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Kitchen Appliances: Brands and Recommendations

With appliances, I would personally go Bosch over Smeg every time.
The oven is not about everyday use, but about what you need when you stretch it, such as for…

13 d13 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
vintage filament globes over island bench

You can get LED filament globes. I know little about them, but perhaps having them on dimmers will allow the look when you want it and the light when you…

20 d20 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Concrete balustrades, what on earth to do?

Where are you located?

20 d20 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Gyprocking on all walls and ceilng to make it more modern?

You could always use shadowlines around the ceiling, doors, windows and skirting. Very modern look.

20 d20 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Concrete balustrades, what on earth to do?

They would really easy to remove, but you will need to replace them with something given the drop. The arched window tops are the other feature dating the frontage.

20 d20 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Help me I have bad floors

The vinyl floor would look fine, but the glue used to attach it would cover the timber making it much harder to polish up later. Why not read up on…

20 d20 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Sealing a Door to Make It Soundproof (Regardless of the Dama

If you really do not care about the door, the best insulation would be to attach soundproof batts over the whole door and frame, making sure to cover the gaps…

21 d21 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Gyprocking on all walls and ceilng to make it more modern?

Gyprock is a brand. There are a few plasterboard products around. Nearly all are for the interior only, and some have different characteristics and features. I'm guessing from your description…

21 d21 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Help ceiling expansion joint

That is an awfully long run from the front door to the back of the living area (around 20m). Your builder is the one who provides you warranty, and sometimes…

21 d21 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Where to put entry to ensuite

Option 2 is perfect, but even if you opt for option 1 you can insulate the room for sound by ensuring a solid core door is fitted, using seals around…

24 d24 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Dutch Doors

I’d suggest anything not popular in Australia would have to be custom made. That said, a solid door should be easily converted for a price, and obviously there will be…

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