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Joined 10 June 2009
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5 years5 yearsdstanndstann posted:
How to fill a gap under a gate.

We had a new gate installed over a sloping driveway. Because the driveway slopes the gate builder left a gap under the gate so as the gate opens it…

8 years8 yearsdstanndstann posted:
New sliding door, and security screen

We are looking to replace our back sliding door with a new one. I was wondering if anyone in western Sydney knows of any good companies that would supply…

9 years9 yearsdstanndstann posted:
Roller Shutter problem...

Its very hard to see what you mean by the photo, any chance of better photos?

9 years9 yearsdstanndstann posted:
Where do you get your bathroom wears?

We bought most of our stuff from Reece. Mainly because we didn't know much about renovating a bathroom and they were really knowledgeable and took the time to explain…

9 years9 yearsdstanndstann posted:
Fanaway- does it work well in your home?

We have a fanaway in our family room. The light is big and bright and lights up the big room. It is quiet and I don't think the…

9 years9 yearsdstanndstann posted:
How is that triangle called used when tiling?

Is it a trowel?

9 years9 yearsdstanndstann posted:
Multiple door latch holes in frames

We are also renovating an old house, we have used putty on various holes and cracks with good success. Putty will work but it will be interesting to see…

9 years9 yearsdstanndstann posted:
Floor height

We have a minor, not noticeable difference with the bathroom floor being higher than the hallway. The laundry there is a bit of difference, probablt about the thickness of…

9 years9 yearsdstanndstann posted:
Mortgage Brokers

In theory the broker would have the knowing/understanding of the policies but in my experience the broker we had didn't seem to have a clue so we dumped him. …

9 years9 yearsdstanndstann posted:
Mortgage Brokers

Check the bank websites or mortgage websites, they usually have calculators for working out repayments and loan amounts

9 years9 yearsdstanndstann posted:
I have to pay for my builder to use an undercoat!!!

We did our own painting so I have no experience with builders cutting or not cutting corners on painting but I can confirm that when you paint on plasterboard it…

9 years9 yearsdstanndstann posted:
credit card

We paid the deposit and first progress payment for our kitchen and they didn't charge us a fee. It surprised me because that would have cost them a bit…

9 years9 yearsdstanndstann posted:
credit card

I would think they will charge you a credit card fee of around 2.5%, so I would ask first.

9 years9 yearsdstanndstann posted:
Need Kitchen quickly

We recently had a kitchen installed and were surprised by how long it took. We weren't aware the process was the cabinets get built then installed. Then they…

9 years9 yearsdstanndstann posted:
Cleaning Caesarstone

We have had new Snow colored caesarstone benchtops installed in our kitchen. A movers invoice was left on the bench that has carbon paper on the back and has…

9 years9 yearsdstanndstann posted:
Bigger & Cheaper or Small & More Expensive ?

Bigger, assuming that they are in the same location

9 years9 yearsdstanndstann posted:
Tiling heights - main bathroom vs attached toilet

It could depend on your tile color. We have white tiles on the wall to 2m, above that the wall is painted white so there is not a lot…

9 years9 yearsdstanndstann posted:
Invoice sent to us after handover ???

Just pay it, they may get debt collectors to chase you if you don't and that isn't worth the hassle.

9 years9 yearsdstanndstann posted:
Read the fine print before signing home loan contracts

I am with CBA and they have a similar clause, if I pay the loan off in less than 4 years I have to pay a fee. But I…

9 years9 yearsdstanndstann posted:
Reno Costs Bathroom

How much you spend depends a lot on how much you want to spend. The price range for tiles and fittings varies a lot. I think you could…

9 years9 yearsdstanndstann posted:
Bamboo flooring

We have had bamboo floor for a couple of months and we love it. Lots of complements from people who see it as well.

9 years9 yearsdstanndstann posted:
Phone Lines and Internet Connection

We recently had and antenna and tv points installed and were charged $75 per tv point with the first one free.

9 years9 yearsdstanndstann posted:
Damage by next door - Updated/fixed?

I think this is your neighbours responsibility to get this fixed. I would contact them, explain what has happened and get them to contact the builder and get a…

9 years9 yearsdstanndstann posted:
The guy who installed my curtains damaged my benchtop!

Do you have a contract with them? I ask because we recently got flooring installed, they had terms in their contract stating they would not be liable for any…

9 years9 yearsdstanndstann posted:
"RUBBISH" -anyone pulling stuff out of yor miniskips?

This wasn't in our skip but in a pile of rubbish, the kitchen installers put in the kitchen then unwrapped and put in our appliances. The left all…

9 years9 yearsdstanndstann posted:
Do you know this splashback color?

Thanks for your help guys

9 years9 yearsdstanndstann posted:
Do you know this splashback color?

We are currently trying to pic a color for our splashback for our kitchen. We really like the blue on the website http://www.theglassguy.com.au/ that they…

9 years9 yearsdstanndstann posted:
Red light district

I was thinking that since the bottom of each tube doesn't have glass if I got more of a spotlight bulb then most of the light would be projected downwards…

9 years9 yearsdstanndstann posted:
Red light district

We are coming to the end of our renovation and we had our lights installed yesterday. In the front room we had chosen a pendant light which consists of…

9 years9 yearsdstanndstann posted:
Lessons learnt from our Reno....

I didn't learn my lesson, yesterday the builder was going to install the toilet roll holders. he said, do you want me to install it in the obvious place.…

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