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Colsy

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10 years10 yearsColsyColsy posted:
Timber floor entire house, or living area?

My wife and I also haggled this for quite a while. In our previous abode we had carpeted bedrooms and floorboards elsewhere. It doesnt look silly when you finish it…

10 years10 yearsColsyColsy posted:
Insulation audit

It's only my opinion, but I think you would qualify. For Adelaide you should have 3.5. The Gov website states that you are eligible if you have insulation that is…

10 years10 yearsColsyColsy posted:
Insulation audit

You seem to be blissfully unaware of the Governments Free Insulation program.
http://www.environment.gov.au/energyeff ... index.html
You can still qualify if you have existing insulation that isnt up to…

10 years10 yearsColsyColsy posted:
Free Insulation

OK, had my insulation installed this week by AGI. I am so glad we did it, it really makes a difference. In our 1930s pad we have ******* old candlestick…

10 years10 yearsColsyColsy posted:
Is this what you call 'minimalist'?

...although I think they could have Porned the backyard a bit better.

10 years10 yearsColsyColsy posted:
Is this what you call 'minimalist'?

Not mimimalist, you see this style often on RE.com....it's called Decorator Porn. Often used for selling purposes.

10 years10 yearsColsyColsy posted:
first IP to renovate :)

Um...whats an IP? :oops:

10 years10 yearsColsyColsy posted:
rules to follow when painting the house mostly white?

Thopught I might just tack a quyestion on to this existing thread.
I have just finished painting a long hallway in a 1930s house. It looks great. I did flat Bone…

10 years10 yearsColsyColsy posted:
Lounge must go?

I will try to stick to the questions but its hard when you put a plan up, it makes me want to comment on the plan as a whole. The…

10 years10 yearsColsyColsy posted:
Free Insulation

Have had my two quotes and will arrange installation soon.

10 years10 yearsColsyColsy posted:
Good experience at Bunnings

Normally i go to the Dulux Inspirations store to buy paint as I had always had a low view on Bunnings paints section after some previous experiences. Today the Dulux…

10 years10 yearsColsyColsy posted:
Restaining a bedroom suite

FlissFloss is right. You will have to sand to cut through the laquer/varnish to get the stain into the wood. It will be a big job and you would be…

10 years10 yearsColsyColsy posted:
Renovators delight.

I love old houses and I am trying to do a sympathetic resto on mine but soemtimes we have to say goodbye to the old days...especially in cases like this.
They…

10 years10 yearsColsyColsy posted:
How to Smooth Rough Interior Walls?

Can you try chipping a bit off in a hidden area and see if it is smooth underneath. I am wondering whether it is a textured paint or textured board.

10 years10 yearsColsyColsy posted:
Buying block - did you 'bargain'

I am not sure what this means....who is "you know who"?

10 years10 yearsColsyColsy posted:
Colour Chips Please

BADH, in the meantime go here until Michelle comes back.
http://www.dulux.com.au/html/specifier/ ... atlas.aspx

10 years10 yearsColsyColsy posted:
Gases from particle Board/bookcases/units etc

Thats a good tip. The smell did seem to lessen after I had left it outside for a while.

10 years10 yearsColsyColsy posted:
Gases from particle Board/bookcases/units etc

Yes, at first I thought the smell was just annoying but when it made me gag i thought there must be more to it. I am going to see how…

10 years10 yearsColsyColsy posted:
Colour to complement Dulux Hog Bristle

That is really helpful Kiwi, gives a good idea of the contrast between the two, thanks heaps for that.

10 years10 yearsColsyColsy posted:
Colour to complement Dulux Hog Bristle

Just bumping to see if Minx can supply a pic of that colour scheme.

10 years10 yearsColsyColsy posted:
Effect of credit cards on finance applications

I was told by my lender that if you have a $5000 limit then they need to consider what your repayments will be if you max it out. I had…

10 years10 yearsColsyColsy posted:
Gases from particle Board/bookcases/units etc

A few months ago we purchased another Billy bookcase from IKEA to go with our already existing Billys in the lounge room. Within a few days a strange smell became…

10 years10 yearsColsyColsy posted:
Colour to complement Dulux Hog Bristle

Would love to see a photo of that if possible. My trims are going to be Antique White USA and I cant decide between Hogs breath 1/4 or Bone White…

10 years10 yearsColsyColsy posted:
Gaps between floorboards and skirting boards

This pic doesnt show it very well, the quad is the stuff at the bottom of the skirting board. Go to your local hardware store and ask them about it.…

Gaps between floorboards and skirting boards
10 years10 yearsColsyColsy posted:
Do you think the 21k First home buyers offer will come back?

If it goes I can see a huge dip in home values across the country, even if only from the psychological factor of First Home Buyers leaving the market.

10 years10 yearsColsyColsy posted:
Tile v's tin roof

Disagree. But it does depend on where you are. In Victoria most Californian Bungalows have a tiled roof, but in SA they mostly were built with iron.

10 years10 yearsColsyColsy posted:
Who would have brought an established home in hindsight.

We looked briefly in to building and then went straight in to an established place. There is a new development in Adelaide on the old Cheltenham racecourse. The first release…

10 years10 yearsColsyColsy posted:
Sanding floor boards- how long?

Not sure how long it will take to DIY but a pro takes 3 - 4 days to sand and polish a house. I would say if you havent done…

10 years10 yearsColsyColsy posted:
Crackling light switch

If it were me Southies, I would not use that light switch again. Plug in a lamp in the meantime and get it fixed ASAP.

10 years10 yearsColsyColsy posted:
Additional light switches

Of course you can. This is a very common task for lots of electricians. I recently had some switches installed in our established property. They were $100 each, installed. …

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