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Perth, Australia
Joined 4 October 2006
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3 months3 monthsdexxdexx 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…

1 year1 yeardexxdexx 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…

1 year1 yeardexxdexx posted:
Layer for Karndean Vinyl Plank in Perth

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

2 years2 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…

2 years2 yearsdexxdexx posted:
Plasterer in Perth, WA?

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

2 years2 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…

2 years2 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…

2 years2 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…

3 years3 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.

3 years3 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.

3 years3 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…

3 years3 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…

3 years3 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…

3 years3 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…

3 years3 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…

4 years4 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…

4 years4 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?

5 years5 yearsdexxdexx posted:
Paint Peeling - Plaster too soft?

It would have been about 10 weeks.

5 years5 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…

5 years5 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…

5 years5 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.

5 years5 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…

6 years6 yearsdexxdexx posted:
cross over paving cost / recommendation south of river perth

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

6 years6 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.

6 years6 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?

6 years6 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.…

6 years6 yearsdexxdexx posted:
A better splashback grout?

No-one?

6 years6 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…

6 years6 yearsdexxdexx posted:
Tiles or glass splashback

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

6 years6 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?

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