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homemaker

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Joined 18 February 2009
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7 years7 yearshomemakerhomemaker posted:
Cost of new roof for small 2 bed cottage?

Can anyone give me a ballpark figure please of what it costs to put a new roof either tiles or colourbond, we have a very small 2 bed cottage, and…

8 years8 yearshomemakerhomemaker posted:
Which green/blue paint colors for kids craft/toyroom/sunroom

Thank you, i went with dulux half celery, its ok, a bit limey, i want a bit more olive, but everyone likes it. Think i will just do white…

8 years8 yearshomemakerhomemaker posted:
Which green/blue paint colors for kids craft/toyroom/sunroom

Would Dulux Frisky and Breezy Half or Quarter look good together ?

8 years8 yearshomemakerhomemaker posted:
Which green/blue paint colors for kids craft/toyroom/sunroom

Today, i undercoated our sunroom, it faces west with a bushland outlook, we use this room for toy storage, kids do craft in there and we keep a couple of…

8 years8 yearshomemakerhomemaker posted:
Fibro home exterior is Dulux surfmist-lower brickwork color?

Thanks, here is a pic of the back, there is more brickwork at front as it slopes down a little, i didn't take a pic of the front as its…

Fibro home exterior is Dulux surfmist-lower brickwork color?
8 years8 yearshomemakerhomemaker posted:
Fibro home exterior is Dulux surfmist-lower brickwork color?

Hi, i need some help please to choose an exterior colour for our old fibro cottage, i painted the exterior fibro walls in dulux surfmist, i just choose that colour…

8 years8 yearshomemakerhomemaker posted:
How to get paint to stick to old fibro? oil based or acrylic

Cool, i might use that for inside and they suggested a surface binder and taubmans endure at Bristol for the exterior.

8 years8 yearshomemakerhomemaker posted:
How to get paint to stick to old fibro? oil based or acrylic

I also saw this paint which is supposed to be guaranteed for 5 yrs against mould growing :shock:
http://www.doittv.com.au/s2ep12/zinsser.html

any reviews on…

How to get paint to stick to old fibro? oil based or acrylic
8 years8 yearshomemakerhomemaker posted:
Best timber for verandah/deck flooring in heritage cottage

Thank u, they got Belian as it looked nicest in the photos they sent us.

8 years8 yearshomemakerhomemaker posted:
How to get paint to stick to old fibro? oil based or acrylic

Ok, i think i will as i need as much help as i can get :lol:
today i cleaned a section with the karcher and…

8 years8 yearshomemakerhomemaker posted:
Is it too early for tomatoes in Sydney?

Ok i will wait thanks :)

8 years8 yearshomemakerhomemaker posted:
How to get paint to stick to old fibro? oil based or acrylic

oh ok i see, i was just googling then and lots of brands came up now.
i have a local bunnings, i might ring and see which both recommend. thanks.…

8 years8 yearshomemakerhomemaker posted:
How to get paint to stick to old fibro? oil based or acrylic

Thank u for that, so for the outside is this the paint?

I think with prep will only go as far as brushing down with stiff broom and wet karcher…

How to get paint to stick to old fibro? oil based or acrylic
8 years8 yearshomemakerhomemaker posted:
Is it too early for tomatoes in Sydney?

Ok, thanks for that, i have a greenhouse to put them in, my dad has a plant nursery, reckons its too cold, just aldis has them on special this week,…

8 years8 yearshomemakerhomemaker posted:
Is it too early for tomatoes in Sydney?

Was thinking of buying some tomato plants this week, is it too early for cherry or roma varieties, we are in the northern beaches area, also thinking of getting basil?

8 years8 yearshomemakerhomemaker posted:
How to get paint to stick to old fibro? oil based or acrylic

Thanks, some of the fibro is bare, some is painted, its patchy outside, inside whenever it peels we patch it up and paint it, outside i am thinking of spraying…

8 years8 yearshomemakerhomemaker posted:
Best timber for verandah/deck flooring in heritage cottage

Just asking for my parents, they are replacing the wood boards on their verandah, the house is old weatherboard and heritage listed now, they were givin a few choices of…

8 years8 yearshomemakerhomemaker posted:
How to get paint to stick to old fibro? oil based or acrylic

Hi i am wanting to paint our old fibro house but paint doesn't seem to want to stick, have tried some products in past like eb to add to paint…

9 years9 yearshomemakerhomemaker posted:
First Home Saver Accounts

We have decided to postpone our building plans and keep saving, does anyone have one of these accounts and which bank gave you the best deal?
:th:

9 years9 yearshomemakerhomemaker posted:
Who can run our owner builder project?

Ok we have 2 people in mind, one is a relative who is a lic builder, the other is a good friend who is a carpenter.
We want to buy a…

9 years9 yearshomemakerhomemaker posted:
Floor tile colour

Thanks Michelle. I will pass on the info.
She has a large area to tile - 150sq m. Will it still be ok? Do you think light or dark colours will…

9 years9 yearshomemakerhomemaker posted:
Floor tile colour

Asking this for my friend, I did a separate post in regards to types of tiles, but now asking re: the colour.
Her house is a new 2storey nearing completion. Upstairs…

9 years9 yearshomemakerhomemaker posted:
Indoor floor tile advice

I'm asking this for my friend, as her house is nearly at the handover stage but she has no online access.
She is now looking at ordering some indoor floor tiles…

10 years10 yearshomemakerhomemaker posted:
Our Kitome Glenbrook - Garage Roof On

Thanks Peter :)

10 years10 yearshomemakerhomemaker posted:
Size of kids room

We have the bunker single bed, will get the rest of it later when we need it.
I plan to have the kids share one room when they are little, the…

10 years10 yearshomemakerhomemaker posted:
Size of kids room

oh how wide are bir usually? about 600m?

10 years10 yearshomemakerhomemaker posted:
Size of kids room

how big are yr kids rooms? we are going with 3.6 x 4.2 this will include the built in robes?
is this a good size, my two are real little yet.…

10 years10 yearshomemakerhomemaker posted:
How would we get into the house?

We want to have the living areas on the north side and the laundry moved so its next to backyard and so we have an exit thru there to back…

10 years10 yearshomemakerhomemaker posted:
How would we get into the house?

thanks! :D

10 years10 yearshomemakerhomemaker posted:
How would we get into the house?

we will move the laundry to the back left corner, the house is about 10m wide, ignore 15m as that is with garage which we don't need.

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