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Perth, Australia
Joined 4 October 2006
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2 months2 monthsdexxdexx posted:
collar ties?

I'm considering replacing three 120x35 pine collar ties with 10mm steel rope. It will give me better clearance for the storage space i'm setting up.

2 months2 monthsdexxdexx posted:
collar ties?

Are collar ties in roof framing under compression or tension? I would have thought tension since i cant imagine long spans of 120x35 pine being suitable for compression.

3 months3 monthsdexxdexx posted:
Choice of gyprock/pasterboard?

I'll soon be lining the walls of an extension. The framing is pine and insulation batts will be filling the gap. Gyprock has always worried me as it seems…

4 months4 monthsdexxdexx posted:
Celebration Homes - Lennox - All finished - Garden & Lights

Now that the dust has well and truly settled, are you happy with how your home turned out and happy with how Celebration performed? How were they in terms of…

4 months4 monthsdexxdexx posted:
Choice of anchor into brick?

My concern with the Ankascrews is they could be brittle. Because they are threaded directly into the brick, vibration over time could erode the brick and loosen the screw? Where…

4 months4 monthsdexxdexx posted:
Choice of anchor into brick?

There are so many types of anchors available: Theres coach screws into a ramset plastic plug, theres dynabolts, theres ankascrew masonry screws. What would be the most suitable method to…

5 months5 monthsdexxdexx posted:
Using "C" purlins for a loft floor

I'm in the process of planning to convert some loft space into a storeroom. The flooring will be 900mm wide sheets of "red tongue" 22mm thick particle board. Joists…

2 years2 yearsdexxdexx posted:
I work in flooring - do you have a flooring question?

I did my whole house (except for theatre) in Looselay LLP99 Hudson a year ago. It looks great and is easy to keep clean. The only complaint is it has…

2 years2 yearsdexxdexx posted:
Well priced carpet in Perth?

I'm looking to have 6 lineal metres of carpet laid in my theatre. I'm after solution dyed nylon plush or twist with around 50oz per sqm pile weight. Any recommendations?

2 years2 yearsdexxdexx posted:
Paint Peeling - Plaster too soft?

It would have been about 10 weeks.

2 years2 yearsdexxdexx posted:
Paint Peeling - Plaster too soft?

I'm seeing the same problem in my home. Again the painter blamed the builder and vice versa. We used Duplux oil based plaster sealer but the paint still comes away…

3 years3 yearsdexxdexx posted:
When do people decide to demolish and rebuild?

The other factor is trying to find a home on a large block (600m+) within a reasonable distance of the CBD. In Perth these are rare as hens teeth. Although…

3 years3 yearsdexxdexx posted:
Recommend demolition company Perth

Whats a typical cost to demolish a 3x1 brick and tile house and clear+level the lot (including minor trees/bushes 3m tall)? Assume no asbestos.

3 years3 yearsdexxdexx posted:
Why is paving concrete so soft?

Ive seen this a number of times - the concrete used for driveways and paths is much softer than the concrete used for house pads. It damages easily. When requesting…

3 years3 yearsdexxdexx posted:
cross over paving cost / recommendation south of river perth

Can anyone recommend who to do the roadbase part for a reasonable price?

3 years3 yearsdexxdexx posted:
Adding a loft extension in WA

One piece of advise i had was that spanning 4m would need trusses or LVL beams of at least 200 high.

3 years3 yearsdexxdexx posted:
Wardrobe doors in Perth?

I'm looking for a supplier of simple panel sliding doors to front a robe recess. The first couple of quotes are very high. Do you have any recommendations?

3 years3 yearsdexxdexx posted:
Adding a loft extension in WA

Even for storage, would the existing ceiling joists need to be reinforced/supplemented to handle frequent foot traffic? Ive given thought to creating a 3x4m storage area in my roof space.…

3 years3 yearsdexxdexx posted:
A better splashback grout?

No-one?

3 years3 yearsdexxdexx posted:
A better splashback grout?

There are some lovely tiles around that would be ideal for splashbacks. However i hate grout. Does anyone know of a non-porous better "grout" than grout? Something like a…

3 years3 yearsdexxdexx posted:
Tiles or glass splashback

Who was that through? I'm looking for glass splashbacks in perth but they are so expensive.

3 years3 yearsdexxdexx posted:
Window tinting

I'd like some tinting to cut down on UV and heat. But OH MY GOD its expensive! Can anyone recommend something reasonable that doesn't cost $100+ per square metre?

3 years3 yearsdexxdexx posted:
Prices for concrete????

Darren just did a driveway and path for me. Very reasonable prices and a great job!

3 years3 yearsdexxdexx posted:
Preparing new plaster

Waiting one year is not an option. Nor should it strictly be necessary as we'd see many unfinished houses.
The question remains - are modern acrylic sealers, which claim to be…

3 years3 yearsdexxdexx posted:
Preparing new plaster

Whilst Dulux sealer binder is made for the job, the paint shop assistant said it cant be tinted due to that interferring with its binding agent. There are other…

3 years3 yearsdexxdexx posted:
HomegroupWA in Success - The green green grass of home :D

Could you achieve the same thing by running a wire along the top of your fence? A wire would stop them from being able to jump onto the fence top.

3 years3 yearsdexxdexx posted:
Internal painting and "orange peel"

Our builder has just painted the internal doors and frames. Unfortunately the painter did a poor job in that the finish is all bumpy (orange peel). I know its hard…

4 years4 yearsdexxdexx posted:
Fencing in Perth

Krom Fencing turned out to be good at under $70 per metre inc GST

4 years4 yearsdexxdexx posted:
Fencing in Perth

The cost of the fencing itself has gone up a lot. 7 years ago i had some installed for $55 pm. At that time the fencing materials worked out…

4 years4 yearsdexxdexx posted:
Fencing in Perth

Can anyone recommend a contractor to install colourbond fencing in Perth south? Ive had a couple of quotes. But they are obscene at nearly $100 per metre!

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