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danrts

Cairns Qld
Joined 21 October 2009
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2 years2 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Crommelin Diamondcoat PAving & Concrete sealer - thoughts?

Hi, I'm wanting to seal my concrete driveway, I came across this product at bunnings - Crommelin Diamondcoat Paving and Concrete sealer. ($150/10L). It's a solvent based sealer.
Has anyone used…

6 years6 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Cairns Build - Better Homes Queensland - 1st builders clean!

Thanks for the comments!
The insects up here get pretty bad at times, and we found that by opening the sliding doors on the decks, a lot of insects were coming…

7 years7 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Cairns Build - Better Homes Queensland - 1st builders clean!

Yes it's amazing how a professional photographer can make a house look good. This photographer does real estate photos only so she should be good. We were fortunate our builder…

7 years7 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Cairns Build - Better Homes Queensland - 1st builders clean!

Thanks everyone!! I remember posting in this forum back in May 2010 asking for ideas on how to design the house, I think it's come up nicely!
Does anyone have any…

7 years7 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Cairns Build - Better Homes Queensland - 1st builders clean!

Well it's been about 10 weeks since we moved in, our builder Better Homes wanted to take some photos of our house. The photos sure look much better than my…

7 years7 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Cairns Build - Better Homes Queensland - 1st builders clean!

hi gogo65, no I wasn't told anything of the sort from the dealer or smeg.
No problem with the cooktop or benchtop so far
it was difficult to find a flushmount gas…

7 years7 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Cairns Build - Better Homes Queensland - 1st builders clean!

hi Lex, I didn't look at the formwork that closely. however I belive that rubber/foam join goes all the way down. It was like they sandwiched a bit of rubber…

7 years7 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Cairns Build - Better Homes Queensland - 1st builders clean!

Hi Carty yes we moved everything in a 1.5t meteor truck back on July 3rd!!
We're just waiting on our landscaper to finish off planting the plants, we chose them all…

7 years7 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Best way to clean white Polish porcelain tiles

you'd wonder why the supermarkets/hardware stores don't if that's the recommended thing to clean the tiles with??

7 years7 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Best way to clean white Polish porcelain tiles

great. any products with neutral ph that are readily available like in the supermarket or at bunnings?

7 years7 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Cairns Build - Better Homes Queensland - 1st builders clean!

the pool has been slowly filling since Friday morning, and we're almost there!

7 years7 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Cairns Build - Better Homes Queensland - 1st builders clean!

a lot seems to be happening this week now we have had fine weather. Craig the Better Homes pool builder has been busy finishing off our pool. Today it was…

7 years7 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
plantation shutters - anyone done them DIY?

hi has anyone here done the DIY plantation shutters?
I have some u channels and "light beads", and would be interested to get some advice!
(since Iseekblinds.com.au didn't include any instructions)!
thanks

7 years7 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Cairns Build - Better Homes Queensland - 1st builders clean!

our retaining wall is taking shape. it got delayed by a week because of the rain. hopefully be finished along with the pool by next weekend!

7 years7 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Cairns Build - Better Homes Queensland - 1st builders clean!

hi ms. shuttergirl, thanks. the walls are dulux natural white. the tiles are from Majer Tiles, aria buff 600x600.

7 years7 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Cairns Build - Better Homes Queensland - 1st builders clean!

haha we're already booked up till Xmas!!!!
Well the pool was supposed to be finished by the end of this week and filled but unfortunately it's been raining all week! Quite…

7 years7 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Tamara1975 - Moved in - A few pics :)

Wow! are you paying them extra to work so quickly??!!

7 years7 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Tamara1975 - Moved in - A few pics :)

Looks great Tamara! Very quick in getting your roof on!

7 years7 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Floor to ceiling tiling

we tiled floor to ceiling 600x600 in the bathrooms and powder room. in the laundry we just went 300mm above the benchtop and 150mm above the floor tile. We used…

7 years7 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Show me your kitchen...

hi Mrs Green, the recess in the ceiling houses 2 downlights and two yet to be chosen, pendant lights. It's just to break up the ceiling.
this photo shows it a…

7 years7 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Cairns Build - Better Homes Queensland - 1st builders clean!

the builders have done their first clean and what a difference clean windows and doors makes!

7 years7 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Show me your kitchen...

Our house has been through it's first builder's clean, what a difference clean windows and benchtops makes.

7 years7 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Cairns Build - Better Homes Queensland - 1st builders clean!

The inside at least is almost there!
Outside, we now have screens and the tiling around the pool.
Hopefully by this time next week, we'll have our pool fence and water in…

7 years7 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Cairns Build - Better Homes Queensland - 1st builders clean!

we now have turf! We're supposed to have some skip gardens along the fence but they're not in just yet. We're just waiting on the tiler to tile around the…

7 years7 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
LED downlights

For anyone considering the pierlite starbursts, we ended up going with these, they come with a 3 year warranty. I've taken some photos. The light output is impressive. This is…

7 years7 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Tamara1975 - Moved in - A few pics :)

Looking great, Tamara!

7 years7 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Cairns Build - Better Homes Queensland - 1st builders clean!

Thanks Lou, yes it's a nice backdrop the rainforest, especially when looking from the front of the house, the surrounding rainforest canopy.
Well the fence has been going in this week,…

7 years7 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Install Built-in Wardrobe Before or After Changing Flooring?

I'm facing the same problem. WIR before or after the carpet? The only problem with installing the carpet after the WIR is installed, is if someone wants to change the…

7 years7 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Cairns Build - Better Homes Queensland - 1st builders clean!

hi Lex
Well we looked at the brochure of different types of concrete finishes (broom, sponge, etc) and decided on the "machine trowel" finish.
It's similar to the way a house slab…

7 years7 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Cairns Build - Better Homes Queensland - 1st builders clean!

The rear retaining wall is taking shape and the fence posts have been concreted in! The driveway is slowly drying out.

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