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16 d16 dfred1234fred1234 posted:
What happened to Wattsaver?

A few years ago Wattsaver was highly recommended on this forum for LED lighting for good products and service. There don't seem to be any recent forum posts mentioning them…

1 year1 yearfred1234fred1234 posted:
Screening plants: bamboo or other

Those pictures are looking good.
Any suggestions for reasonably-priced suppliers in Sydney?

1 year1 yearfred1234fred1234 posted:
Screening plants: bamboo or other

Thanks for your reply. I didn't specify metric our imperial as I was seeking general information on my options.
If bamboo, do you have a recommendation of type or supplier?…

1 year1 yearfred1234fred1234 posted:
Screening plants: bamboo or other

There's a three storey block of flats behind us, so reasonably high would be good.

1 year1 yearfred1234fred1234 posted:
Screening plants: bamboo or other

I am looking for advice on a reasonably fast-growing screening plant to go next to our west-facing back fence, which is very close to a 3 storey block of flats…

3 years3 yearsfred1234fred1234 posted:
Recommendations for GU10 LED light bulbs for track lighting?

Thanks for your replies.
GoLights:
* you said "There are many options these days, all with their own Pro's and Con's." What are the pros and cons of the different GU10…

3 years3 yearsfred1234fred1234 posted:
Recommendations for GU10 LED light bulbs for track lighting?

Does anyone have any tips for buying LED bulbs to replace halogens? I would particularly like recommendations for suppliers, either in Sydney or online.
I am looking for something suitable…

4 years4 yearsfred1234fred1234 posted:
Independent review of completed (incomplete) building works

Our builder has gone AWOL before completing our renovations.
We need to find someone reputable to do an independent review of the building works as they stand to identify what…

5 years5 yearsfred1234fred1234 posted:
Portable flued gas heaters: do they exist?

What about a portable heater, with an adaption kit for a flue? Could the flue remain, with a plug, in summer while the heater itself is put in storage?…

5 years5 yearsfred1234fred1234 posted:
Portable flued gas heaters: do they exist?

We are looking at installing a gas heater, but have young children and asthmatics in the house, so we don't want an unflued heater. (We are in Sydney, so…

5 years5 yearsfred1234fred1234 posted:
Laundry exhaust fans with lights

Can anyone recommend a ducted laundry exhaust fan with light?
I am looking for one that gives enough light output to be able to see and treat stains in the laundry…

5 years5 yearsfred1234fred1234 posted:
Martec Contour vs IXL Tastic Triumph

Has anyone had any experience with Martec Contour 3-in-1 bathroom heaters?
http://www.martecceilingfans.com.au/bat ... aters.html
They are considerably less expensive than the IXL Tastic, but I can't find any reviews.…

5 years5 yearsfred1234fred1234 posted:
LED downlights for raked/cathedral ceiling

What special factors do we need to consider when putting LED downlights into a raked ceiling?

5 years5 yearsfred1234fred1234 posted:
Brightgreen D900 old model or other brands new model

Brightgreen D900 LED downlights have been recommended many times on this forum, but are expensive.
What are the pros and cons of buying old stock of the previous model D900 (v1.0…

5 years5 yearsfred1234fred1234 posted:
External louvres or rolling or traditional shutters

I should have mentioned that this is for use on North and West-facing windows, on a new second storey with small eaves (too close to the boundary to extend the…

5 years5 yearsfred1234fred1234 posted:
External louvres or rolling or traditional shutters

Dear all,
We need to put external louvres or shutters on a number of windows to keep out the heat in summer, but we want them to be able to:
1. open…

5 years5 yearsfred1234fred1234 posted:
External louvres/shutters

I was mostly interested in whether op had eaves at all and what their windows were like and what orientation they were. The post is pretty vague and doesn't say…

5 years5 yearsfred1234fred1234 posted:
External louvres/shutters

We need to put external louvres or shutters on a number of windows to keep out the heat in summer, but we want them to be able to:
1. open fully…

5 years5 yearsfred1234fred1234 posted:
taps (more expensive vs. budget)

Hi everyone,
We are just organising the taps for our new bathrooms, laundry and kitchen and there seems to be such a large variation in price.
On which things is it…

5 years5 yearsfred1234fred1234 posted:
Cheap Methven Futura satin jet on ebay

It's been over a year since the last post in this thread and the ebay link no longer works. Can anyone provide a current link to this ebay seller, or…

6 years6 yearsfred1234fred1234 posted:
Blue Board vs. Scyon vs. EasyLap vs. Greenboard

Thanks for your responses.
I am flexible about the final look, but am concerned about effectiveness and safety.
Are all of these materials equally fireproof, or are some better than others?
Can all…

6 years6 yearsfred1234fred1234 posted:
Blue Board vs. Scyon vs. EasyLap vs. Greenboard

We are putting a second storey onto our c1930s double brick house, using light-weight materials.
What are the pros and cons of the following options:
Rendered Blue Board
Scyon
EasyLap
Greenboard
We are particularly concerned about:
Cost,…

6 years6 yearsfred1234fred1234 posted:
Bookcases for heavy books: built-in or not?

We are preparing to renovate our house (double cavity brick, wooden floorboards).
We have a lot of books: for size, think multiple sets of encyclopaedias.
So standard bookcase shelves would bow or…

6 years6 yearsfred1234fred1234 posted:
Bamboo kitchen cupboards/cabinets

Has anyone used bamboo for kitchen cupboards/cabinets?
How does it compare to melamine for cost and durability?
We will be completely redoing our kitchen and need something that will last well in…

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