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FionaT

Joined 28 March 2013
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3 years3 yearsFionaTFionaT posted:
DIY stepping stone problem!

Hello, can anyone tell me why this powdery white residue is coming through in my stepping stones? I'm using a pre made quick set mix from bunnings, I'm leaving them…

4 years4 yearsFionaTFionaT posted:
Cream tiles in living areas - grout question

We had the same color in our previous house,to my knowledge there isn't anything,personally I didn't like them because the grout discloured over time. I know a lot of people…

4 years4 yearsFionaTFionaT posted:
Textured vs Smooth Laminate flooring

We've got the textured, I don't like the feel of it under my feet and yes it is harder to clean as dirt can build up in the grooves if…

4 years4 yearsFionaTFionaT posted:
New house/Tiles cracking

Thanks for your replys. Ours is silicon. The tiler is coming back soon to fix the current three broken tiles,he's fixed a few already. I'm a bit concerned with some…

4 years4 yearsFionaTFionaT posted:
New house/Tiles cracking

Hi all, we've been in our new house a few months now and the floor tiles in our main bathroom keep cracking close to the wall,6 in total so far,we…

4 years4 yearsFionaTFionaT posted:
paint splatter on window frames

Hi,can anyone tell me how to safely remove dried paint splatter from new window frames without scratching them? Have googled but couldn't find an answer,I'm guessing maybe a solvent like…

4 years4 yearsFionaTFionaT posted:
Final walkthrough/what to expect?

Plunkett are new where I am so no display home.Brian I have bought one of your pci reports to take with us but might look into the cost of an…

4 years4 yearsFionaTFionaT posted:
Final walkthrough/what to expect?

Hi all,we are having our final walk through next week. Today I had a quick look through the house and noticed a few things I would like fixed but not…

4 years4 yearsFionaTFionaT posted:
Runners/plugs

Hi,its from bunnings , arid smart grass, in a cardboard box :) you could either go with planting more runners or using something like arid smartgrass,my…

4 years4 yearsFionaTFionaT posted:
Runners/plugs

Is the root system still there where it was mowed bare? If so put some lawn sand over the top and keep watering and it should come back. If no…

4 years4 yearsFionaTFionaT posted:
cedar / wooden venetian blinds

I was going to go with those but as our windows are too big they said I would need two to three blinds per window,our biggest window is about 2.8…

4 years4 yearsFionaTFionaT posted:
Roof Gutter Facia and Roller Door Colours

We've got r4 batts. Just included in our house price.

4 years4 yearsFionaTFionaT posted:
Roof Gutter Facia and Roller Door Colours

Our house has a 6 star energy rating even with the darker colors.

4 years4 yearsFionaTFionaT posted:
Roof Gutter Facia and Roller Door Colours

We've used ironstone roof,gsrags door ,gutters,and front door is ironstone,fascias are evening haze with Kingston brick,I found the best way to choose colors is to look at other new builds…

4 years4 yearsFionaTFionaT posted:
Q for the grass guru's

My husband said to weed by hand so as not to rip out to much grass,we've just planted fescue as well :)

4 years4 yearsFionaTFionaT posted:
Q for the grass guru's

Definitely get rid of them as soon as you can.my husbands the grass expert,we've just planted seed lawn,when he gets home I'll ask him about it.

4 years4 yearsFionaTFionaT posted:
Huge windows - What window treatments should I get?

We have big windows so we've gone with double roller blinds,heaps of colors and textures to choose from,double rollers have the sunshade at the front and the block out in…

4 years4 yearsFionaTFionaT posted:
Build not finished in time!

We were meant to be having our final inspection tomorrow,the builders are behind and won't be coming back to work and finishing off now until the 6th Jan next yr.…

4 years4 yearsFionaTFionaT posted:
exterior colours - thoughts /suggestions

We are doing our roof,front door ,garage door and gutters in ironstone as we were told by a 'professional' that its best if these match. Our fascias and downpipes…

4 years4 yearsFionaTFionaT posted:
ironstone / Monument / Ebony colour scheme

We used ironstone for our roof,ironstone for gutters and evening haze for our fascias.our garage door will be ironstone as well,I think it looks good to have to roof and…

4 years4 yearsFionaTFionaT posted:
Fading Mortar Pigmentation

Maybe painting over that bit of mortar would work? Try ringing your local hardware store they might know to.

4 years4 yearsFionaTFionaT posted:
Lawn Rehab

Looks like Kikuyu, my husband said if you keep it regularly mowed it should be OK,just don't let it get out of control. It should bounce back,hope this helps.

4 years4 yearsFionaTFionaT posted:
Led lights flickering (once an hour or so) - why? [UPDATE]

If there is a problem and you have a new house that should be the builders responsibility to fix under warranty???

4 years4 yearsFionaTFionaT posted:
Transplanting a Frangipani tree

The best time to transplant deciduous trees is winter when they don't have their leaves. Don't disturb the root ball too much and give it plenty of water when transplanted.the…

4 years4 yearsFionaTFionaT posted:
Difference in quality of blinds

Thanks so much for all your replys,you've been very helpful :-)

4 years4 yearsFionaTFionaT posted:
Dark or light paint colour for tall ceilings

If the rooms are big and high ceilings I think going a warmer colour would make the rooms cosier,like dulux ecru or hog bristle,they allways go nice with white,I think…

4 years4 yearsFionaTFionaT posted:
choosing window colours

Have you tried the colourbond visualiser website? I found just googling different colour combinations and seeing what came up helped for me

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