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dragonchild

S.E. Melbourne
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5 years5 yearsdragonchilddragonchild posted:
7 year old house, slab movement, what sort of fix?

*blush* It didn't occur to me at the time that the tree could be related to the issue.
I know so much more now!

5 years5 yearsdragonchilddragonchild posted:
7 year old house, slab movement, what sort of fix?

About 2.5 meters distant, estimated to have been planted when the house was built so about 7 years old. After it was called the problem, I did research (it was…

5 years5 yearsdragonchilddragonchild posted:
Fridge cavity too shallow to fit decent fridge

Also, consider that the 10cm may be only 5cm door and the other 5cm being the handle - which is much less intrusive than 10cm all over.

5 years5 yearsdragonchilddragonchild posted:
External colours dilemma - can't decide on rendering colour

Personally, I like render to complement the bricks (if you have both), not clash with it. I've seen red bricks with a grey render that looked awful - they just…

5 years5 yearsdragonchilddragonchild posted:
Microwave with trim kit

Just expensive. I want one, but it will have to wait a while.

5 years5 yearsdragonchilddragonchild posted:
Home Building Blogs

http://jyndeira.net/blog -- PD Hoffman39.

5 years5 yearsdragonchilddragonchild posted:
Big Dilemma -Old house close to CBD or New in outer suburbs

Look at commute time, not distance. Further out but walking distance to a railway station instead of needing a bus+tram combination may be a shorter commute -time-, even though it's…

5 years5 yearsdragonchilddragonchild posted:
Privacy Bush

A leptospernum (teatree) is what I would suggest; the foliage is much less prickly than grevilleas (in general) and that is an advantage when you might be brushing up against…

5 years5 yearsdragonchilddragonchild posted:
Painting inside wardrobes white versus ....

I don't think I've ever noticed... but I would prefer to paint the inside of built-in-robes plain white now that I think about it, if the internal wall colour isn't…

5 years5 yearsdragonchilddragonchild posted:
plz advise - Kitchen redesign query (putting offer)

Not by much - the cabinets themselves are a relatively small cost and the extra cost of fitting new cabinet doors to old cabinets which are probably out of…

plz advise - Kitchen redesign query (putting offer)
5 years5 yearsdragonchilddragonchild posted:
kitchen colour help please

If it helps:

I like it. :)

kitchen colour help please
5 years5 yearsdragonchilddragonchild posted:
Linen/broom closet in entry?

I think it would look fine, but I would spend that little bit extra to make the doors look nice - you will see them all the time after all!
Although,…

5 years5 yearsdragonchilddragonchild posted:
kitchen colour help please

You want something cool enough not to clash with the walls but not so stark it fights with the Malt and the Wild Rice. Maybe dulux "Natural White"? It has…

5 years5 yearsdragonchilddragonchild posted:
Building a Waldorf or Marriot by Porter Davis

For a blog - https://wordpress.com/
Congrats on getting this far - hope you have a smooth run with your contract appointment. :)

5 years5 yearsdragonchilddragonchild posted:
7 year old house, slab movement, what sort of fix?

Just bringing this back up for an update.
The tree that was pointed to was a wattle. We had it removed it about 18 months ago and waited. It took over…

5 years5 yearsdragonchilddragonchild posted:
Building a Waldorf or Marriot by Porter Davis

Just floors. Which should include enough wall to stop a spill seeping under. Since downstairs is a slab, it isn't critical but I have lived in a house on a…

5 years5 yearsdragonchilddragonchild posted:
Building a Waldorf or Marriot by Porter Davis

Go back to this post: http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?p=1275656#p1275656 - that's at the top of page 312 in this thread for me. ;)

5 years5 yearsdragonchilddragonchild posted:
kitchen colour help please

Of the options you've shown, I'd pick Heifer.

5 years5 yearsdragonchilddragonchild posted:
Building a Waldorf or Marriot by Porter Davis

I asked for a laundry floor drain - if that had been doable, I would have added ones in the bathrooms too. But I got a flat no, no, no.…

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5 years5 yearsdragonchilddragonchild posted:
kitchen colour help please

I googled the colours and cut and pasted them together so people can see:

The mocha magic seems to blend with the wild rice, which gives a very different look to…

5 years5 yearsdragonchilddragonchild posted:
New Colorbond Colours

As promised, some real life roof pictures.
Under moderate cloud:

Same location, but when the sun came out for a minute:

From the street behind, showing two of my neighbour's Colorbond for comparison:

I'm…

5 years5 yearsdragonchilddragonchild posted:
New Colorbond Colours

Austral's Cotton bricks - very light colour. There is a photo of a pallet of them on my blog. ;) Feature render at the front will…

5 years5 yearsdragonchilddragonchild posted:
New Colorbond Colours

Just pulling up this thread again to post a picture of my gutters (in the new colorbond colour of "Gully"). Fascia is Surfmist.

Once the roof is on (soon!), I will…

New Colorbond Colours
5 years5 yearsdragonchilddragonchild posted:
Gyprock hole in bathroom-will it be an issue?

In that case, it is inside the hob and the waterproofing goes over the hob, therefore it will not impact that. However, it should be tidied up regardless. Any idea…

5 years5 yearsdragonchilddragonchild posted:
If builders and tradespeople are supposedly so incompetent

Trades work is a very different thing to the abstract heavy job of a programmer, to be sure. It is hands on and something one learns by doing rather than…

5 years5 yearsdragonchilddragonchild posted:
Building a Waldorf or Marriot by Porter Davis

Yellowtongue - watched them lay it on my upstairs and took an offcut (with permission) for a shed floor. I haven't noticed any builder use anything else either.

5 years5 yearsdragonchilddragonchild posted:
Is Co-Ownership An Option?

Stock market crashes after a boom because people can sell in a panic within minutes. Real estate, not so much. They crash when people can't pay their mortgages, which means…

5 years5 yearsdragonchilddragonchild posted:
Building a Sandringham by Porter Davis

My extra insulation was part of my second last PCV - I had to ask my BC for a quote on it, specifying what I wanted. Email them with a…

5 years5 yearsdragonchilddragonchild posted:
Feedback on custom design home

The extra effort to put a door on the toilet in the master ensuite makes it look awkward and pokey where the bath is - I'd rethink the design, maybe…

5 years5 yearsdragonchilddragonchild posted:
Non-custom 4 bed 3 bath design

Single story or double? Maybe check for ones that have a 'guest suite' option?

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