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11 d11 darodcarodc posted:
Landscaping and highly reactive clay - prevent ground movt

Yes, bearer and joists but on duragal steel posts rather than concrete. The concrete the posts are in was done to the depth as specified by the engineering/geotech report.
I…

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12 d12 darodcarodc posted:
Landscaping and highly reactive clay - prevent ground movt

Apologies for the long post, but I want to give as much context to my question as possible.

I have a house on stumps in Brisbane that is built…

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1 month1 montharodcarodc posted:
Tarnish on metal balusters on deck

I have stainless steel cable balustrade around my deck. The metal balusters that the cable runs through appear to have some kind of tarnish - see the attached photos. They…

3 months3 monthsarodcarodc posted:
Splashed Intergrain Reviva on painted surface - what next?

I recently washed my decks down using Intergrain Reviva. I accidentally splashed some of the Intergrain Reviva on painted surfaces – the surface painted in a lighter colour shows splash…

4 months4 monthsarodcarodc posted:
Window covering advice for large stacker doors

I’m looking for solutions to block the sun/glare coming through a set of stacker doors. The doors are approximately 5000 wide and 2500 tall. Sheer curtains on tracks was the…

7 months7 monthsarodcarodc posted:
Cracking in merbau external stair treads

I have some natural cracking in merbau external stair treads.
The photo shows the worse of them, along with a number of smaller ones.

I'm about to re-oil these (using…

Cracking in merbau external stair treads
9 months9 monthsarodcarodc posted:
Curtain track recommendations for using with stacker doors

I’m looking for a curtain track that will cover a set of 4.6m stacker doors. I want the curtains to all go to one side, rather than half to one…

10 months10 monthsarodcarodc posted:
Issue withe telescopic runners on oven

We have a new Electrolux oven which we are very happy with, however are having issues with the telescopic runners on the oven.
The issue is that when they are…

12 months12 monthsarodcarodc posted:
Hanging items from steel stud frame shed

I have a Titan Goldstar stud frame shed. I want to be able to hang a couple of ladders, bikes and tools from the wall. I’m wondering the best way…

1 year1 yeararodcarodc posted:
Looking for copper curtain rods

I’m looking for copper curtain rods. I’ve had a bit of a look round but haven’t found anything suitable yet (in Australia at least). Has anyone seen them anywhere?
Thanks

1 year1 yeararodcarodc posted:
Painting timber fence – which spray gun?

I have a timber fence with lapped treated pine palings (i.e. no gaps) that I needs to paint both sides of. It is about 40m long and 2m high.

1 year1 yeararodcarodc posted:
Patching holes in galvanised fence posts

I have some galvinised fence posts I need to paint.
They previously had some fixings attached to them which I have removed,. There are a number of ~10mm diameter holes…

1 year1 yeararodcarodc posted:
Small bulges in new plasterboard

Thanks, I appreciate your comments

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1 year1 yeararodcarodc posted:
Small bulges in new plasterboard

See attached a photo of one of the bulges

Small bulges in new plasterboard
1 year1 yeararodcarodc posted:
Small bulges in new plasterboard

I have been in my new house for approximately 3 months.
I've noticed in a few of the walls there are small bulges in the plasterboard, generally the size of…

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1 year1 yeararodcarodc posted:
Buying blinds online

I’m looking at buying some roller blinds online, there appears to be numerous different websites where you can buy them.

I’d find it helpful to hear some firsthand reviews…

1 year1 yeararodcarodc posted:
Sealing bathroom glass, tiles and grout - does it work?

Wondering if many people have had the treatment applied to their shower screens, tiles and grout offered by companies such as Ezicleen (http://www.ezicleen.com.au) that is meant…

1 year1 yeararodcarodc posted:
Cleaning tips for vinyl planks (Karndean Van Gogh)

Any comments? (even if they're not specifically in relation to Karndean vinyl planks)

1 year1 yeararodcarodc posted:
Cleaning tips for vinyl planks (Karndean Van Gogh)

We have had Karndean Van Gogh vinyl planks installed throughout our house except for the wet areas.
I'd appreciate any tips people have for cleaning vinyl planks/ I am particularly…

1 year1 yeararodcarodc posted:
Security film - anyone used it?

No, still haven't decided what to do yet.

1 year1 yeararodcarodc posted:
Security film - anyone used it?

I’m looking at the installation of security film (3M or other products) to fixed glass panels that are not covered by security screens at my new house. I view the…

2 years2 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Security Doors - with or without mid-rails???

I'm looking at security doors for my new build (e.g. Crimsafe etc.), some suppliers are quoting with mid-rails, others are quoting without mid-rails.
What are the advantages/disadvantages of mid-rails?

2 years2 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Bradnams Stainless View Security Screens

For anyone that has used Bradnams windows in their new place, did you consider their 'Stainless View' security screens?
How have they performed? Unlike all the other security screen manufacturers, I…

2 years2 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Security screens – which company and why?

Has anyone used the Bradnams Stainless View screens?

2 years2 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Latest recommendations on wireless cameras

Seems to be 12+ months since this topic has been discussed...
I'm looking for recommendations on wireless (wifi) cameras. I require four outdoor cameras. Besides the wifi, I'm fairly flexible on…

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2 years2 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Tips on painting new Linea board

Thanks for your reply. Yes, Linea Scyon are the boards I'm referring to.
I'll be painting them within 6 weeks of installation. In terms of painting preparation, did you bother…

2 years2 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Security screens – which company and why?

No, I haven't made a decision yet, Invsiguard was definitely one that I was considering though.

2 years2 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Tips on painting new Linea board

I am about to paint some newly installed Linea board for the first time and would appreciate any tips.
In particular:
- What filler to use to fill in the…

2 years2 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Quality and spare parts of Chinese made toilets

Thanks for the reply, much appreciated.

2 years2 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Can a private garage be a Class 1 structure?

Thanks for your reply.
I have emailed the Council so will see what comes back.

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