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Preparing/Cleaning concrete slab

Wow this is an old post! We actually found this stuff not to be very hard wearing over time so we ended up getting somebody in to polish the concrete…

13 years13 yearsdouble07double07 posted:
Checking broadband coverage on a house that doesnt exist yet

I don't think it's illegal but telstra/sensis believe it's copyright infringement. I find it pretty handy though.

13 years13 yearsdouble07double07 posted:
Retractable half umbrella mounted on pole?

No, not them unfortunately.
I'm pretty sure they were patented so they're not going to be available everywhere.

13 years13 yearsdouble07double07 posted:
Retractable half umbrella mounted on pole?

We're looking for a shade solution for our small courtyard. I remember a couple of years back I saw these umbrellas at a garden show. Basically it was half a…

13 years13 yearsdouble07double07 posted:
land + new house -> hidden costs

Very, very, very, very, very small garden :) - I'm guessing about 22 sqm (at the most) of flat land front and back.
Basically the landscaping will…

13 years13 yearsdouble07double07 posted:
Flat roof - disadvantages???

We've got a flat roof in the front and rear sections of the house, mainly due to the specialised design of our house.
Issues:
-Noisy when it rains - it's actually not…

13 years13 yearsdouble07double07 posted:
land + new house -> hidden costs

Our contract and land price was about $330k but by the time we've done everything we could be looking at $350k+
Things to look out for and how much we paid...
Tree/stump…

13 years13 yearsdouble07double07 posted:
downlights setting fire to insulation in the roof

There was a bit of LED discussion in this thread:
https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.p ... ght=#13580
LED prices are coming down almost weekly and their quality is going up every few…

13 years13 yearsdouble07double07 posted:
downlights setting fire to insulation in the roof

Hang on. This just occurred to me. I remember reading a lot of places that insulation is supposed to be non-combustible.

13 years13 yearsdouble07double07 posted:
Acid Stained Concrete

We just stained and sealed the concrete ourselves (not with acid - water based), see thread here:
https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=2351
As Adam said though, don't do acid staining yourself, get…

13 years13 yearsdouble07double07 posted:
downlights setting fire to insulation in the roof

I know ours does. We didn't ask for it but they just said it's standard and said it will cut down on noise a fair bit. Having moved in now…

13 years13 yearsdouble07double07 posted:
Preparing/Cleaning concrete slab

Thanks, mick. Well, I actually rang cromellin again to discuss how to repair the scratched areas. They were genuinely surprised that it had scratched. After some discussions we worked out…

13 years13 yearsdouble07double07 posted:
What would your 3 most important upgrades be...

1. Bench and vanity tops to stone
2. Kitchen appliances
3. Something architecturally different, we have a >5m void
Square set ceilings is another one to consider as well.

13 years13 yearsdouble07double07 posted:
Preparing/Cleaning concrete slab

Thanks, we're pretty happy with it.
We need to fix up a badly scratched section in the kitchen then go over it with something a bit more hardy as Adam suggested.…

13 years13 yearsdouble07double07 posted:
Preparing/Cleaning concrete slab

As promised here are some photos of the floor I took last night.

13 years13 yearsdouble07double07 posted:
Hebel the good the bad and the ugly? Need advice!

I researched this product and was really keen to get it. Unfortunately I couldn't justify the extra $12k we were quoted (including rendering all over) by the builder. So we…

13 years13 yearsdouble07double07 posted:
Getting a new design past council and others

Sure seems to be the case. We just recently moved in and I was worried they weren't going to let us move in yet because our stormwater, driveway etc. haven't…

13 years13 yearsdouble07double07 posted:
WHEN BUILDING YOUR DREAM HOME

This reminds me of a few of weeks ago when the tiler was at our place on a Sunday working on the Bathrooms. We were in there sealing our concrete…

13 years13 yearsdouble07double07 posted:
Getting a new design past council and others

We did something similar to what you want to do. We had a custom design that was loosely based on the council development rules (set backs, open space etc.). We…

13 years13 yearsdouble07double07 posted:
How big is your block?

Well I think I have the smallest so far :oops:
Ours is 257m2! In inner western suburbs Adelaide
We still managed to get a nice sized…

13 years13 yearsdouble07double07 posted:
Preparing/Cleaning concrete slab

Thanks for the pics! Will look into it.

13 years13 yearsdouble07double07 posted:
Downlights use a lot of power

You can replace your Halogen's with LED lights suited to MR16 sockets. They typically use 1-3 watts of power and cost between $15-30. Hold off for about 6 months or…

13 years13 yearsdouble07double07 posted:
Preparing/Cleaning concrete slab

Wow Adam, you're certainly flying high in the concrete flooring game :D half your luck!
I'm still offline at home *shakes fist at telstra*, so I…

13 years13 yearsdouble07double07 posted:
Preparing/Cleaning concrete slab

Hi Adam,
Yes it has been fairly satisfying, just had another look at it then and it's looking really nice under the halogen downlights :)
Preparation? Well basically…

13 years13 yearsdouble07double07 posted:
Preparing/Cleaning concrete slab

Well going back to my original post. We did the lounge/kitchen/dining areas last weekend and I'm fairly happy with the result.
I ended up getting this grey Bostik filler gear…

13 years13 yearsdouble07double07 posted:
is this normal??

Well you're just lucky you've been told straight up :)
The usual thing would be for the builder to say that work will resume "tomorrow". Then when…

13 years13 yearsdouble07double07 posted:
Vacuum Cleaner

Yeah Dyson DC08 for the win! It's one of the best things I own. Scary thought.

13 years13 yearsdouble07double07 posted:
Dishwasher Recommendations?

Everywhere we went sales people were pushing the Miele and the Bosch. We are getting a Smeg oven and also enquired about their dishwashers but most sales people said to…

13 years13 yearsdouble07double07 posted:
What is "On-Site Detention System"?

We have to have a detention system installed as part of our rainwater system. All it is in our case is a modified 3 section Stratco water tank with some…

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