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9 months9 monthsbudgnbearbudgnbear posted:
Laying timber over tiles

Has anyone done this ? I'm interested in hearing experiences.
I have approx 40sqm of old school quarry tiles that are laid straight onto a concrete subfloor. I'd like to…

6 years6 yearsbudgnbearbudgnbear posted:
electrical requirements for pool

That could be it b star
It's about 15 meters from the pump to the house

6 years6 yearsbudgnbearbudgnbear posted:
electrical requirements for pool

Sorry, got further clarification from our sparky. He is saying
"a 20 amp 2.5mm circuit will be enough power to run the pool gear but the 2.5mm earthing conductor…

6 years6 yearsbudgnbearbudgnbear posted:
electrical requirements for pool

hi Wheeli
It's a standard pool, saltwater no heat pump etc.
However we may add heating later if not too much hassle.

6 years6 yearsbudgnbearbudgnbear posted:
electrical standard for pool wiring

Thanks PAB, the builder is insisting 2.5mm 20amp is fine but sparky isn't keen.
Grrr.

6 years6 yearsbudgnbearbudgnbear posted:
electrical requirements for pool

Thanks alot
It's a 20 amp circuit with 2.5mm wiring - is that sufficient ?

6 years6 yearsbudgnbearbudgnbear posted:
electrical standard for pool wiring

Hey there
Does anyone know anything about circuit requirements for a pool ?
We had our builder install (at additional cost) an extra power circuit at the back of the house as…

6 years6 yearsbudgnbearbudgnbear posted:
electrical requirements for pool

Hey there
Does anyone know anything about circuit requirements for a pool ?
We had our builder install (at additional cost) an extra power circuit at the back of the house as…

6 years6 yearsbudgnbearbudgnbear posted:
wire balustrade fence (timber posts)

We are looking at a gate & fence for our deck (example below) and keen on wire or stainless steel balustrading with timber posts (probably merbau as our deck is…

6 years6 yearsbudgnbearbudgnbear posted:
cost of pebbles and pavers

Hey all,
found a post with answers in landscaping !
Thanks.

6 years6 yearsbudgnbearbudgnbear posted:
cost of pebbles and pavers

Hi all
We are first time home builders and wondering what would be an okay price for mid-range pavers & pebbles to run down the sides of our house. It's…

7 years7 yearsbudgnbearbudgnbear posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

We did this. Let me know if you have any qs. Things to consider:-
- transitions to rooms with carpet, you will need to build up the carpet with…

7 years7 yearsbudgnbearbudgnbear posted:
Timber look tiles ?

Thanks Charlie - I think it's time for a trip to Leichhardt ! I have been to a couple of the well-known tile outlets & they carry very limited colours…

7 years7 yearsbudgnbearbudgnbear posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Not sure where you are mandv, we're in Sydney & we used the concreter our SS suggested (after I asked SS for a lead). We got 3 quotes and…

7 years7 yearsbudgnbearbudgnbear posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Hey dusk, not sure where you are but we just went through that process for all of the above ! Can give you some names if you like. We're…

7 years7 yearsbudgnbearbudgnbear posted:
Timber look tiles ?

thanks so much Andy

7 years7 yearsbudgnbearbudgnbear posted:
Timber look tiles ?

Andystar you don't have any pics do you ?
I have googled and found a few manufacturers with impressive looking online galleries. But I'd love to see them laid somewhere
Maximus the…

7 years7 yearsbudgnbearbudgnbear posted:
Timber look tiles ?

Has anyone used timber-look tiles for their entrance-way (exterior)?
We were wanting merbau decking but a builder friend is swaying us toward timber-look tiles for ease of maintenance & longevity.
Would…

7 years7 yearsbudgnbearbudgnbear posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

No worries - I suggested to her they might like to produce a standard one sheeter for clients but perhaps they're disinclined to commit to even a loose timeline on…

7 years7 yearsbudgnbearbudgnbear posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Hi guys
Before our build started I asked our CLO at the time for an approximate timeline of preamble before we started our build. Here is what she sent me,…

7 years7 yearsbudgnbearbudgnbear posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

We are in ! Our new house is a complete mess from the move - but fabulous.
Now to get everything packed away and some window coverings !
Very happy with our…

7 years7 yearsbudgnbearbudgnbear posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

They will do pre-wiring and batten fit for one light per room as standard.
If you want to do downlights after handover, but want them to do pre-wiring, they'd create a…

7 years7 yearsbudgnbearbudgnbear posted:
Driveway - colored concrete or spray on ?

Fair enough, but what about the quality / finish / life / maintenance ?
Or is it more of an aesthetic thing ?

7 years7 yearsbudgnbearbudgnbear posted:
Driveway - colored concrete or spray on ?

x2
I still dont understand why sprayon would be more $

7 years7 yearsbudgnbearbudgnbear posted:
Driveway - colored concrete or spray on ?

We are about to do our driveway on our new build & the title suggests, I'm just wondering the pros & cons of a spray on (more expensive) than colour…

7 years7 yearsbudgnbearbudgnbear posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

How exciting ! Keys AND a hamper !!! Good luck. Have you got heard about your occupancy cert yet ? I have had to chase ours, with the…

7 years7 yearsbudgnbearbudgnbear posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

I would go with coloured concrete. They put in powdered concrete into the cement when it is in the concrete truck and it is mixed throughout. It is…

7 years7 yearsbudgnbearbudgnbear posted:
Driveway - pros/cons of colour concrete v spray on

We are about to do our driveway on our new build & the title suggests, I'm just wondering the pros & cons of a spray on (more expensive) than colour…

7 years7 yearsbudgnbearbudgnbear posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

Question for anyone who knows about driveways --- what's the differences & pros/cons of spray-on versus colour concrete ??
Also, how did you decide what colour you wanted ??

7 years7 yearsbudgnbearbudgnbear posted:
McDonald Jones Homes - The new thread

We did the $3k option - option 2, which is what you have to do with solid timber. Basically, they will adjust the door jambs & frames to allow…

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