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eimaj

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Joined 10 August 2007
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11 years11 yearseimajeimaj posted:
Help me find anything to do with New York!

I've seen these at Ikea, black and white and color

11 years11 yearseimajeimaj posted:
What ground cover is this?

Could be a type of Myoporum parvifolium (Creeping Boobialla)?

12 years12 yearseimajeimaj posted:
Bamboo or Quick-Step

We have Quick-step "Eligna" laminate (Light Grey Varnished Oak color) in kitchen, family room, meals area, entry and stairs (72 square metres in total).
Very happy with it, looks as good…

12 years12 yearseimajeimaj posted:
Front & backyard trees - Claret Ash?

I think the smell refers to the blossom flowers?
Our Capitals don't smell though, and they are doing really well in our clay soil.
The Crimson Spires also don't seem to mind…

12 years12 yearseimajeimaj posted:
Front & backyard trees - Claret Ash?

I have some ornamental pears (pyrus capital) along my driveway
This variety grows very narrow, the branches grow up rather than out. You can always prune back some of the lower…

12 years12 yearseimajeimaj posted:
Tree (narrow space) max 1.5 metres width.

Prunus Crimson Spire - it is deciduous, but grows very narrow. Dark purple foliage. I have some along my driveway, and they are very hardy and like the heat.
eimaj

13 years13 yearseimajeimaj posted:
Brivis ducted heating unit - repair or replace?

Hi,
Our Brivis Buffalo heating unit was making a strange noise, but otherwise working OK.
I got a gas heating guy to have a look at it, and he said the fan…

13 years13 yearseimajeimaj posted:
What's best for repairing cracks in plaster?

Hi eyspy,
Is there one of these you would recommend to work best? Also not sure what you mean by some are softer than others - are they better to work…

13 years13 yearseimajeimaj posted:
What's best for repairing cracks in plaster?

Thanks so much bashworth. Would I need to put a primer on it before repainting?

13 years13 yearseimajeimaj posted:
What's best for repairing cracks in plaster?

Hi all,
I'm confused by all the different products available for fixing cracks in plaster (spakfiller, some kind of tape, no-more-gaps etc). I've also heard of a bonding agent, not sure…

13 years13 yearseimajeimaj posted:
Building @ Harcrest, Wantirna South

I see there's a Mirvac house & land package for sale at Harcrest at $899,000
http://www.domain.com.au/Property/For-S ... 2009126941

13 years13 yearseimajeimaj posted:
Evolution Laminate Floor - Proline

You may not have to go the mess and expense of removing your tiles. We had our laminate flooring laid over the top of our tiles and it worked fine,…

13 years13 yearseimajeimaj posted:
Kids Play Areas

We used 'soft fall' bark chip mulch for underneath swings and play equipment, same as councils use for the playgrounds in parks.
Very happy with it, it looks good and stays…

13 years13 yearseimajeimaj posted:
Can you replace spa jets?

Hi there,
Is it possible to get replacement indoor spa jets?
We have a 1990s corner spa with gold jets and plughole, but it would look better with silver/chrome ones to match…

13 years13 yearseimajeimaj posted:
House number on a tile?

No need to go to Barcelona for them!
I've seen them at a great shop called Mangana in Olinda, in the Dandenong Ranges
They have a website: http://www.manganaolinda.com.au
Its…

13 years13 yearseimajeimaj posted:
Automated gates any reccs in Melbourne

We had excellent service from Long Life Gates in Bayswater.

13 years13 yearseimajeimaj posted:
Mattwalker's renovation project - The new house

Looks great Matt.
Did you source your tradesmen individually (if so, where did you find them?) or was it done by a bathroom renovation company?
I'm still positive it's a 90s Jennings…

13 years13 yearseimajeimaj posted:
Many many pics of flooring ~ FINALLY! a decision at last!

Quick-Step Eligna Light Grey varnished oak planks ~ my current favourite of the “light” flooring…

We have this installed in entry hall, family, meals and kitchen and stairs. It's fantastic, looks…

13 years13 yearseimajeimaj posted:
How much of your income is spent on loan repayments?

17% of after tax income here.

13 years13 yearseimajeimaj posted:
Mattwalker's renovation project - The new house

Looking great Matt, nice kitchen
Just a guess, but is it a Jennings design from the late 80s or 1990s? (Someone I knew had a similar looking layout)

13 years13 yearseimajeimaj posted:
New Quickstep Colonial range - has anyone tried this

If it's as good as the Eligna, you'll be happy with it. We have Eligna in the kitchen, living area, entry and stairs, and its great so far.
You might find…

13 years13 yearseimajeimaj posted:
Bali huts

Try Outdoorable Living in Kilsyth - we found their Bali Huts the best value.

13 years13 yearseimajeimaj posted:
Carpet or Timber on stairs?

A hard-wearing carpet. Sure, you have to vacuum, but timber can be slippery and will get dusty.

13 years13 yearseimajeimaj posted:
Alternative to Lilly Pilly in the Shire of Yarra Ranges

I've used 'bracelet honey-myrtle' melaleucas next to my driveway. They are growing very well in the clay and like being clipped.
eimaj

13 years13 yearseimajeimaj posted:
Laminate flooring in a kitchen

I think you'll find it should last more than three or four years :th:

13 years13 yearseimajeimaj posted:
Cubbyhouses

Happy to help!
It does get hot, but there are 3 perspex sliding windows to let air through. On hot days, kids are more likely to be in the sandpit underneath…

13 years13 yearseimajeimaj posted:
Cubbyhouses

We got a cubby on stilts with sandpit underneath from ConnectingKids in Ferntree Gully, Victoria.
They had the best price for what we were looking for, and threw in extras such…

13 years13 yearseimajeimaj posted:
Which mulch for kid's play area?

Thanks Lou that looks good.
Is that a different sort of mulch you have around the edges?
eimaj

13 years13 yearseimajeimaj posted:
Laminate flooring in a kitchen

We have quickstep 'eligna' laminate (color: light grey varnished oak) in our kitchen - no problems at all, very happy with it.
You get what you pay for, so choose a…

13 years13 yearseimajeimaj posted:
Which mulch for kid's play area?

Thanks Fu, I think I will go with the pinebark then.
eimaj

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