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Joined 28 July 2011
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10 months10 monthsD101D101 posted:
Extensions using a one stop shop vs own builders, architects

We are looking to extend our house and are having to choose between going to a major builder and getting them to do everything vs going to our own architect,…

2 years2 yearsD101D101 posted:
Architect vs builder vs engineer

We want to renovate our house. We need:
- advice on what is feasible from a engineering perspective
- advise on how to design the house/drawing up the plans
- the plan…

2 years2 yearsD101D101 posted:
Grass that can cope with autumn leaf fall and shade

Our back garden has a large liquid amber tree which drops copious amounts of leaves in autumn (which I tend to leave for the kids to play in rather than…

2 years2 yearsD101D101 posted:
Permanent solution to wandering trad? (sick of weeding!)

We have an area of our backyard that is in part shade. It appears to be the favourite haunt of wandering trad (Tradescantia fluminensis, also previously known as wandering…

2 years2 yearsD101D101 posted:
Where to start

We are in a suburban area and a developer has bought some properties near us and is seeking to (in our view) over develop them (i.e., put in much higher…

2 years2 yearsD101D101 posted:
Where to start

We currently live in a house with some flaws but in a good location. There is currently an inappropriate development proposed for near us. We were looking to…

2 years2 yearsD101D101 posted:
Replacing downlights

Wouldn't they still have the problem of heating up inside the roof (and so therefore preventing insulation from being laid over the top of them)? Are the expensive to…

2 years2 yearsD101D101 posted:
Replacing downlights

We have downlights in our kitchen area and I don't like them for several reasons (seem to add heat to an already hot house, they prevent insulation covering the roof,…

2 years2 yearsD101D101 posted:
Insulation questions

Is it easy enough to reuse if we renovate?
Also I we have double brick walls but these just have a cavity in them. Is it worth insulating the cavity…

2 years2 yearsD101D101 posted:
Insulation questions

I have an older house and we may be renovating at some stage in the next few years. The house does not have air conditioning and has been really…

2 years2 yearsD101D101 posted:
Dried painted surfaces sticking together

I have painted some sheets of wood with standard acrylic paint (which has then dried). I have found that when I stack the sheets against each other the painted…

2 years2 yearsD101D101 posted:
Building a pond to control mosquitos

The issue would be is that would the native fish eat enough mosquitos to reduce the population (beyond what the water source would add)?

2 years2 yearsD101D101 posted:
Using a narrow driveway

I can get a normal car down the drive way and reverse it back up. It is however tight enough that you don't have a huge amount of leeway…

2 years2 yearsD101D101 posted:
Building a pond to control mosquitos

We have a property with a large amount of greenery down the back (which I like). The problem is that it seems to attract hordes of mosquitos from around…

2 years2 yearsD101D101 posted:
Creating an overhang

We don’t have a place to park our cars. Our house is built upon a sloping block and has a driveway on which you could park a car (but…

2 years2 yearsD101D101 posted:
Using a narrow driveway

We have a narrow driveway at our place that we can’t really use (it is so narrow that reversing out means that it is hard not to scrap the car).…

2 years2 yearsD101D101 posted:
Bathroom mould

We have two bathrooms in our house, one being a smallish en suite and the other being a rather larger bathroom/toilet/shower.
We have a perpetual problem with black mould growing in…

2 years2 yearsD101D101 posted:
Flattening out thin metal

I have salvaged some thin sheet metal that I want to use for a hobby project. I was wondering if anyone knew of an easy way of flattening it…

2 years2 yearsD101D101 posted:
Termite/pest inspection in Sydney

How much would be reasonable for a regular pest inspection in suburban Sydney (i.e., one that you get done every year or so to check for termites - not a…

2 years2 yearsD101D101 posted:
Best professional to give advice

We have interior paint peeling around our house and I am uncertain of the problem. I was keen to get someone out to advise me what is going wrong,…

2 years2 yearsD101D101 posted:
Issues with cracking paint

It is a brick based with what I think is rendering on top, which has then been painted.

2 years2 yearsD101D101 posted:
Issues with cracking paint

In several locations over our house (including in the ceiling in some areas) we are having problems with paint cracking (as in the picture below). I was wondering if…

2 years2 yearsD101D101 posted:
Mould issues

We have a home that is about 100 years old in Sydney. We seem to have a problem with mould in both our bathrooms, with it growing extensively on…

3 years3 yearsD101D101 posted:
Fence paint vs interior paint

I was wondering what the difference was between fence and interior paints? I wanted to buy some paint for hobby work (colouring saw dust to make flock; painting timber…

3 years3 yearsD101D101 posted:
Where to get sawdust

Managed to get a big bag of the red/dark stuff but when I add it to paint and dry it out it goes a khaki colour. Was wondering if…

3 years3 yearsD101D101 posted:
Making Mission Brown paint into brown

I have a bucket of that ghastly mission brown paint downstairs. I was wondering if there was a way to make it into a plainer brown paint - I…

3 years3 yearsD101D101 posted:
Cheap used paints

I am doing some hobby projects and am looking for very cheap acrylic paints in a number of colours (brown, green, yellow etc) in the Sydney area (I am at…

3 years3 yearsD101D101 posted:
Cutting at an angle with a jigsaw

I was wanting to cut at an approximate 45 degree angle with my jigsaw but it doesn't have an adjustable foot. As I only need an approximate angle, is…

3 years3 yearsD101D101 posted:
Where to get sawdust

Was wanting to use it to make modelling flock. Would be happy to use other material for this but apparently saw dust is the standard.
Went to the local timber…

3 years3 yearsD101D101 posted:
Where to get sawdust

I am wanting to get a bag of saw dust. I was wondering whether anyone knew where to get this? I live at Turramurra (in Sydney).

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