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9 months9 monthsdolphinbludolphinblu posted:
Electric v Gas cooktop?

Induction, love it.
I would stay away from gas just based on the price of gas.

9 months9 monthsdolphinbludolphinblu posted:
Vivid White Kitchen

Yes but I can't get the photo's to upload. Anything in particular your wanting to know.

2 years2 yearsdolphinbludolphinblu posted:
Real time energy monitoring

A guy at work just installed this one www.efergy.com.au. It displays in real time on your mobile. I believe it was $300. He is monitoring his…

2 years2 yearsdolphinbludolphinblu posted:
Installing cavity slider to toilet- which way to slide open?

Agree with above. We have a slider in our ensuite. Opens to the left and closers/ locks to the right e.g. locks near your cupboard.

2 years2 yearsdolphinbludolphinblu posted:
Where to position sink in kitchen island

We offset ours and it is closer to the fridge. It is a double sink without a drainer. I did;t want the drainer to minimise my prep area.
We have a…

2 years2 yearsdolphinbludolphinblu posted:
Josh's house/ CSR house

I have been a couple of times. I have taken small groups to have a look on Sustainable House Day (Sept). Feedback is always positive.
I think CSR House if a…

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2 years2 yearsdolphinbludolphinblu posted:
Pendant lighting above island bench

We have a 3.3m island with 4 teardrop shaped glass pendant. The light emits all over the room not just 'down' due to a light cover (if that makes sense)
I'm…

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2 years2 yearsdolphinbludolphinblu posted:
Landscape excavation recommendations- Sydney

Hi All
Can anyone recommend an excavation company in the Sydney metro area? We are needing soil removed and site levelled (landscape plan with levels available).
No idea of the costs involved.…

2 years2 yearsdolphinbludolphinblu posted:
Heat Pump hot Water v's Solar Hot Water System

We have Sanden heat pumps. Purchased from a company in Melbourne.

2 years2 yearsdolphinbludolphinblu posted:
Heat Pump hot Water v's Solar Hot Water System

Our heat pumps are located beside the tank. In the same way an air conditioner motor is located on a concrete base outside the house.

2 years2 yearsdolphinbludolphinblu posted:
Cost of corner stacker door

We have a large steel beam above one of the doors to support the roof. Not sure of the cost of the this beam or stacker doors on on their…

3 years3 yearsdolphinbludolphinblu posted:
Induction cooktop

I have a Siemens Induction cooktop and love it. Anything in particular you want to know re induction?
I have this model- http://www.siemens-home.com.au/productl ... EH975SZ17E

3 years3 yearsdolphinbludolphinblu posted:
Changing Single Glazing to Low-E in existing windows

Can anyone recommend a company in NSW that can remove my current single glazed glass and install low-e glass?
Thanks

3 years3 yearsdolphinbludolphinblu posted:
Heat Pump hot Water v's Solar Hot Water System

We have a Sandan heat pump hot water system and PV system. Very happy with how it is working so far. It was installed about 12 months ago. Can't comment…

3 years3 yearsdolphinbludolphinblu posted:
What fire proof decking to use ?

This (link) home is in a BAL 40 area and has Modwood for the decking. It is a great article as well. I recently attended a presentaton by this architect.…

3 years3 yearsdolphinbludolphinblu posted:
Island bench lights

We went with 4 large glass pendants over our island bench (3.45m long). May sound a lot however the area is quite open. We also have a skillion ceiling.
To small…

3 years3 yearsdolphinbludolphinblu posted:
Would you have a join in island benchtop?

Not a fan of joints in an island bench top. We have a 3.4m long polished concrete bench top- no joint. Love it :-)

3 years3 yearsdolphinbludolphinblu posted:
What Does It Cost To Renovate A House?

When we received our reno quotes it was broken down into trades and materials not sq/m. It was a fixed price and the only variations were ours.

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3 years3 yearsdolphinbludolphinblu posted:
Wardrobe installation recommendations

Been so badly stung by a cabinet maker I don't think I can trust one again. Been waiting on a kitchen to be completed for 6 months!! Never again!!

3 years3 yearsdolphinbludolphinblu posted:
Double glazing

Hi I just saw your post. When you ordered the double glazing did you tell them it was for noise reduction purposes? I think the gap between the glass panels…

3 years3 yearsdolphinbludolphinblu posted:
Wardrobe installation recommendations

I know a couple people who recently used Sydney Wardrobe Company. I haven't been to their showroom and not sure about their charges.
I will be taking a look in a…

3 years3 yearsdolphinbludolphinblu posted:
Ripe near me - share or buy local produce

Thanks for the link. Great idea :-)

3 years3 yearsdolphinbludolphinblu posted:
Is it cost effective to get extension and reno done by same

During the tender process a couple of the builders quoting did advise that it would be a quicker process if we were able to move out. For example all demo…

3 years3 yearsdolphinbludolphinblu posted:
Range hood height

My rangehood is 800mm high. We installed higher at the suggestion of the kitchen installer. Glad we did this.
I am not a tall person but I have hit my head…

3 years3 yearsdolphinbludolphinblu posted:
Is it cost effective to get extension and reno done by same

We have recently completed a similar job. We went with the one builder completing the whole job and that is also how the tender went out. One persons responsibility and…

3 years3 yearsdolphinbludolphinblu posted:
BAL, what does it mean for doors and windows

Chica- where did you source your shutters for BAL FZ from?

3 years3 yearsdolphinbludolphinblu posted:
Powder room floor waste

I'm in NSW and I thought you had to have a floor waste in every wet area?
If you are having a wall hung vanity/ sink, you could put the floor…

3 years3 yearsdolphinbludolphinblu posted:
Which rangehood for induction?? Qasair, Schweigen, Sirius??

I have a Siemens induction cooktop (900mm) with a Smeg undermount rangehood. You can't see the 'branding' on the rangehood unless you look underneath. I didn't want the 'branding' on…

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