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Joined 24 August 2009
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8 years8 yearselyely posted:
Best blinds/curtains for thermal and blockout

We're getting curtains soon, after surviving winter without any window furnishings (and yes, the single glazing let a lot of cold in!).
So, we're looking for blinds/curtains that look modern and…

9 years9 yearselyely posted:
Help with outside colours/finishes

Hi!
We're building a new house and need to decide our external finishes.
Our colour scheme is green, silver (zincalume), white, dark grey, and possibly some timber.
The majority of our…

9 years9 yearselyely posted:
Eco Paints

Can anyone point me in the direction of some good low VOC type paints for painting the inside of our new house?
Lots of people say they're too expensive, but a…

9 years9 yearselyely posted:
Cork floors and eco sealers

Anyone know what stuff they normally seal cork floors with? And if there are eco-friendly (low-VOC) options?
Ely

9 years9 yearselyely posted:
5 burner 90cm gas cooktops - which one?

Oh, that's really interesting to hear. I guess the disadvantage of bringing it forward is that it's a bit closer for the kiddies to reach...
My mum's has a big one…

9 years9 yearselyely posted:
5 burner 90cm gas cooktops - which one?

Hmm, at $2800, I think it's a bit out of my price range! I don't do enough wok cooking to justify that.
Neff do have a 6 burner with two woks…

9 years9 yearselyely posted:
5 burner 90cm gas cooktops - which one?

I'm looking for a 5 burner 90cm gas cooktop.
I would prefer the main two biggest burners furthest away from each other, but as far as I can tell only the…

9 years9 yearselyely posted:
Internal concrete - affordable and eco friendly finishes?

Hi Ash,
The only thing about polished concrete is that I've heard it always cracks and shows up no matter what you do. Is that true?
Ely

9 years9 yearselyely posted:
Internal concrete - affordable and eco friendly finishes?

Thanks Artisan, what is involved in the honed concrete? Are there special preparations we need to do with the slab (going down next week)?
ely

9 years9 yearselyely posted:
Internal concrete - affordable and eco friendly finishes?

Hi, we're looking at affordable options for finishing our concrete slab on our new house. We'll have carpet in the bedrooms and cork in the kitchen, but the rest of…

9 years9 yearselyely posted:
Aqua Nova vs greywater recycling

We are planning to build with Dixon homes, to our own passive solar design.
They supply as standard the Aqua Nova blackwater recycling system, which as I understand uses chlorine to…

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