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17 h17 harcadeltarcadelt posted:
OB advice

It will depend on where you live, but as an example when I lived in Queensland, you could do most work if you were certified as an owner builder, which…

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10 d10 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Drawings of your house on your block as a PDF

I'm not sure why you weren’t provided a plan of your house on your block. When we were planning our build, this was all provided by the architect, including animations…

10 d10 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Confused with sensor security lights

Can you explain why you think you need sensor lights? There might be better options these days.
Also, could you say what you budget is?

11 d11 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Kitchen cabinets

Having had both installed in past projects, I don’t think it matters at all. In fact, what probably matters is that the joiner has a good relationship with the supplier,…

12 d12 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Help!Gap between skirting and floorboard

You could do either. Both methods would require significant re-finishing of both the wall and the skirting board, although probably less for new. There is also a chance that you…

12 d12 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Help!Gap between skirting and floorboard

Most would install quarter-round beading. It’s cheap and effective, but doesn’t look the best IMHO. The best looking, but most expensive solution, is to the lower the skirting boards.

16 d16 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Install stone benchtop afterhandover - shadowline

I think you should start a new thread on your issue. You are unlikely to get an answer here because the topic title is different to your question.

17 d17 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Install stone benchtop afterhandover - shadowline

No idea. I doubt "legally", but maybe "contractually". Your builder will be able to fill in the blanks.

18 d18 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Install stone benchtop afterhandover - shadowline

OK. The shadowline is actually created by the cabinetry under the bench top, so your builder would need to arrange for his cabinet maker to make it that way with…

18 d18 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
Install stone benchtop afterhandover - shadowline

Do you mean a laminate benchtop that you are having temporarily fitted?

20 d20 darcadeltarcadelt posted:
How to cover an ugly rock wall

Personally I think the upper section looks quite nice, and I would simple mow the grass around it, and perhaps create a garden bed against it with nice flowers or…

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Need a Single White Kitchen Wall Tile - Where Do I Buy?

Always tough to match up old tiles. Even if they come from the same factory, different batches may be slightly different colours as ceramic is a natural material and has…

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Neighbour Drilled into our Garage Wall

Interesting about the clothes line. I expect the boundary runs along the outer edge of the bricks, because if it was elsewhere you either wouldn’t be on the boundary or…

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1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Ceiling Fans in Kitchens

We have a fan in our kitchen. No issue with grease as we use the rangehood that deals with that, and we clean it regularly just to deal with the…

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Drying room design

An open window in summer for ventilation in the drying room will let in allergens, so would kind of defeat the purpose. I guess though, every window in your house…

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Handover Clean

Ours was a custom build, so we had the option to save money and do the clean ourselves. I was intimately involved in the build, so did a lot of…

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Help? Drywall

I very much doubt it.

1 month1 montharcadeltarcadelt posted:
Help? Drywall

Not 100% certain, but this is my explanation. When gyproc is put up, they dab glue on the stud before they put up the sheet. They then screw the sheet…

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Painting - all one colour yes or no?

Glad you came to a decision

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Painting - all one colour yes or no?

PS. There are so many paint colours in a brands portfolio. I believe if you start thinking about ½ and ¼ strengths you are in trouble and need to…

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Painting - all one colour yes or no?

Thank you. It doesn’t matter what brand of paint you actually use, but paint colour names are not absolute, so we need to know which company's colour portfolio you are…

Painting - all one colour yes or no?
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2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Painting - all one colour yes or no?

What brand of paint?

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Replacing the AC

I don’t know for sure, but I suggest you do because of the risk of refrigerant release.
https://www.environment.gov.au/protection/ozone/rac/consumers

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
HELP! Kitchen benchtop slab gap line's edge has crack uneven

Because I bigger job might have had building insurance associated with it. Unfortunately not in your case.

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
HELP! Kitchen benchtop slab gap line's edge has crack uneven

Look like you've had some movement or the join medium has shrunk. It’s an easy fix under warranty, but of course if the installer is closed you'll have trouble exercising…

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Exterior House Colour

Could you provide pictures please.

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
negative gearing when sold - no rent

No. Based on the situation you are describing, negative gearing is a different concept than you are thinking about. Irrespective, you have to earn income first before negative gearing a…

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2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Defect causing loud sound

Our roof does this, although it’s somewhat less distracting. Metal things expand and contract as a result of temperature fluctuations more than masonry things do. Since these are not…

2 months2 monthsarcadeltarcadelt posted:
Face masks

Depends on the type you are after. Lots of people selling homemade cloth ones - try searching the Internet or eBay, Facebook Marketplace and Gumtree. I bought uncertified three layer…

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