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Joined 8 October 2009
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10 months10 monthsdeepsdeeps posted:
Walking in ceiling space of steel frame truss roof?

What an absolute pain! Surely they need to make roofspaces trafficable for future work/maintenance etc.

1 year1 yeardeepsdeeps posted:
How to attach skirting boards?

What's the best way to attach "scotia", the small skirting boards that you can't really drill through?

2 years2 yearsdeepsdeeps posted:
Where to purchase bentonite clay

Is it recommended to add Zeolite and Bentonite after the lawn has been laid?

2 years2 yearsdeepsdeeps posted:
How to attach skirting boards?

any idea if these brad nail guns can be used to punch a small nail through brick/concrete walls for skirting boards?

2 years2 yearsdeepsdeeps posted:
Premium Ruby downlights

I've got these - (premium lighting ruby)
happy with them, nice and bright, good colour etc.

2 years2 yearsdeepsdeeps posted:
Staircase query - Bullnose vs square treads for carpet?

Is it easy to go from bullnose to flat later? I'm guessing not - but worth asking.
i'll post pics of mybullnose stairs with carpet when i'm home

2 years2 yearsdeepsdeeps posted:
Make a colorbond GATE

So since then - i've done this twice.
First time dad welded a frame, and we installed the gate. Was a lot of mucking about and finish was ok.
We've…

2 years2 yearsdeepsdeeps posted:
Wonder what your house number will be? Like what you got?

Favourite number is 7, and got number 7 :)
Happy with that.

2 years2 yearsdeepsdeeps posted:
Prematurely purchased furniture and whitegoods

By the builders or their contractors themselves most likely

2 years2 yearsdeepsdeeps posted:
Lining and insulating a shed

How did you go? Keen to see the outcome!

2 years2 yearsdeepsdeeps posted:
Temporary Window Coverings Megathread

FYI - most of the links above don't work anymore/out of stock etc. and Bunnings don't sell it anymore.
I went to Ikea and spotted this:
http://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/40242281/
works…

2 years2 yearsdeepsdeeps posted:
Vinyl plank flooring edge cap - crappy

Karndean Frosted Birch is what we got (and pictured above)
very happy with it so far, but it's only been ~1 month or so.

3 years3 yearsdeepsdeeps posted:
101 Residential - terrible!

They don't recess on the ground floor either which is concrete slab.

3 years3 yearsdeepsdeeps posted:
101 Residential - terrible!

Our laundry plumbing was in the wrong spot - but it was picked up when the cabinets were going in, and rectified.
With regards to the tiling, I was worried…

3 years3 yearsdeepsdeeps posted:
101 Residential - terrible!

Yup, our tiling job was absolutely shocking by 101, got it resolved numerous times and they still didn't get it right. In the end, the job was taking far too…

3 years3 yearsdeepsdeeps posted:
101 Residential in Harrisdale WA - HANDOVER

So I must say i've been pretty impressed with 101 and how responsive they've been with regards to getting the final items completed. Still a few stragglers left to resolve,…

3 years3 yearsdeepsdeeps posted:
Vinyl plank flooring edge cap - crappy

Here you go

3 years3 yearsdeepsdeeps posted:
Vinyl plank flooring edge cap - crappy

We have the same plastic thing where vinyl meets carpet - not the biggest fan of it, but you get used to it.. would be very interesting to see if…

3 years3 yearsdeepsdeeps posted:
Our Cottage Block Build NOR, Perth WA- 2 Year Review &Tips

great stuff John. I don't know how you do this every year to the exact date!

3 years3 yearsdeepsdeeps posted:
I work in flooring - do you have a flooring question?

We got our karndean vinyl planks installed last week by Carpet Court. Very very happy with it. Pics can be seen in my build thread. Not the best pics as…

3 years3 yearsdeepsdeeps posted:
101 Residential in Harrisdale WA - HANDOVER

Not the best quality - still in the process of cleaning it up so floorboards are a bit dusty.. Got our massive TV in one of the photo's there.

3 years3 yearsdeepsdeeps posted:
101 Residential in Harrisdale WA - HANDOVER

So we're moving in tomorrow! Most of the furniture is in, painting and flooring complete etc!
Very happy with how the floors turned out, and apart from the painter getting a…

3 years3 yearsdeepsdeeps posted:
Plaster chipping on internal walls of new house

Parents built with lifestyle homes about 22 years ago and had the same problem. The towels going on the towel rail had even started to wear away at the plaster.…

3 years3 yearsdeepsdeeps posted:
Custom Gemmill home in Bedfordale - OMG I love our floors!!

We built with 101R, and ended up using Stegbar for the windows as it was the cheapest quote we could find. Haven't really had much of a chance to use…

3 years3 yearsdeepsdeeps posted:
PVC vs Aluminium shutters

I’m looking at some internal shutters – my choices are the Newhaven (PVC) shutters from Boardwalk, or the aluminium shutters from ABC..
Pricing is quite similar, and I’m happy to…

3 years3 yearsdeepsdeeps posted:
101 Residential in Rivervale

Thanks Zaxon! I've sent off an email asking for a quote! Looks like they've done a good job!

3 years3 yearsdeepsdeeps posted:
Recommend Lawn for Dog - being laid in Autumn/Winter

Bump - no recommendations?

3 years3 yearsdeepsdeeps posted:
101 Residential in Harrisdale WA - HANDOVER

Got keys! Still some work left to do, mostly minor, but the two major pieces are in progress and due to be completed by Monday.
Just feel relieved, can't…

3 years3 yearsdeepsdeeps posted:
Recommend Lawn for Dog - being laid in Autumn/Winter

So we laid Empire Zoysia at the previous house and whilst it looked great initially - when our Labrador arrived, it went to crap.
The slow growing nature of it…

3 years3 yearsdeepsdeeps posted:
101 Residential in Harrisdale WA - HANDOVER

So apparently still on track for Friday handover... fingers crossed everything lines up well! Only got the final invoice on Friday evening so now the bank has to scramble to…

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