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Perth, Australia
Joined 4 October 2006
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2 months2 monthsdexxdexx posted:
Removal of Jason Sliding Door Bolt Lock

God these are such a bad design. Mine fail constantly. The latest has the door jammed in the closed position. I suspect the little steel pin - the…

6 months6 monthsdexxdexx posted:
Robust towel rails?

I have Caroma chrome 900mm double towel rails in my home. They are always falling off the walls. Their mounts are a soft metal - possibly a brass - which…

7 months7 monthsdexxdexx posted:
repainting interior walls - low sheen vs matt

What brand/kind of paint did you use?

7 months7 monthsdexxdexx posted:
repainting interior walls - low sheen vs matt

Before beginning an interior repaint, i spoke to a builder who praised matt paint as opposed to low sheen or satin. His logic was the lack of reflectivity hides imperfections…

2 years2 yearsdexxdexx posted:
Building an outdoor room

I'm planning an outdoor unattached office. I'll be using pine stud frame walls with hardiplank cladding on the outside and gyprock on the inside with batts in between. What are…

3 years3 yearsdexxdexx posted:
modern wall panels?

I'm looking to build a freestanding amenities room. Traditionally, you'd have a pine stud frame clad with gyprock on the inside, fibre cement board on the outside, and insulation in…

4 years4 yearsdexxdexx posted:
Layer for Karndean Vinyl Plank in Perth

Can someone recommend a capable well-priced layer in Perth WA?

4 years4 yearsdexxdexx posted:
Paint Peeling - Plaster too soft?

3 years later, the paint still peels away from a well sealed (dulux oil based sealer) section of wall. As most others in this thread have concluded, the issue…

4 years4 yearsdexxdexx posted:
Plasterer in Perth, WA?

The job is done. I can recommend Joel (0439526059) who did a great job at a reasonable price.

4 years4 yearsdexxdexx posted:
Karndean Looselay or?

I like Karndean Looselay. Ive used them in the past. However, today they have become very expensive and there seems to be more competition in the market. So, is there…

4 years4 yearsdexxdexx posted:
Plasterer in Perth, WA?

Can you recommend a good plasterer in Perth? I'm nearly finished gyprock lining a room (walls and ceiling) and i'm wanting a plasterer to come in and make it…

5 years5 yearsdexxdexx posted:
looking for a skylight window

I'm looking for a glass skylight around 1m by 1m to suit a colorbond roof. Ideally it would be open-able like a regular window - with a winder. Can…

5 years5 yearsdexxdexx 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.

5 years5 yearsdexxdexx 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.

5 years5 yearsdexxdexx 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…

5 years5 yearsdexxdexx 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…

5 years5 yearsdexxdexx 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…

5 years5 yearsdexxdexx 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 years5 yearsdexxdexx 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…

6 years6 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…

7 years7 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?

7 years7 yearsdexxdexx posted:
Paint Peeling - Plaster too soft?

It would have been about 10 weeks.

7 years7 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…

8 years8 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…

8 years8 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.

8 years8 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…

8 years8 yearsdexxdexx posted:
cross over paving cost / recommendation south of river perth

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

8 years8 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.

8 years8 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?

8 years8 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.…

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