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2 years2 yearsHow Hard Can it BeHow Hard Can it Be posted:
Pool Company recommendations, Melbourne

We have just finished having our fibreglass pool installed.
We used Blue Marlin Pools (based in Mornington but came to our bayside suburb).
I would recommend them in terms of…

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Paving around pool - query

Hi there
Been a while since I've popped in to H1... I have to use my phone so please forgive any typos or abbreviations.
We have finally ordered a pool and…

2 years2 yearsHow Hard Can it BeHow Hard Can it Be posted:
Deck Roofing Extension

Hi there
I am not sure what direction this faces but personally I would build a pergola type structure. You could paint it to match roof colour to tie it in.…

3 years3 yearsHow Hard Can it BeHow Hard Can it Be posted:
Covering for pergola

Hi there
Given that it's south facing, you don't have to worry about blocking sunlight into house in winter with anything permanent. We have a north facing pergola and have…

3 years3 yearsHow Hard Can it BeHow Hard Can it Be posted:
Long narrow entry hallway.. feels lifeless!

My first reaction was one large or a couple of slightly smaller pendant lights.... as PP said, will break up the 'line'.

3 years3 yearsHow Hard Can it BeHow Hard Can it Be posted:
How to decorate a tiny toilet?

I like the idea of a timber blind - or any blind for that matter. Would give it some warmth and a new dimension.
It looks like you don't have…

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Which type of blinds is lightest (weight wise)??

Sorry I can't help with your actual question as I have no idea which ones are lighter ... however, have you considered having two drops instead of one (ie, two…

3 years3 yearsHow Hard Can it BeHow Hard Can it Be posted:
Help.. Need some decorative ideas for my living area.. looks

Yep, larger rug and art.
For a cheap 'art' option you could buy a large blank canvas or frame and cover it in fabric - any fabric of your choice…

3 years3 yearsHow Hard Can it BeHow Hard Can it Be posted:
Replacing timber windows

Hi there
We are looking into replacing the glass and window frames at the front of our house. The rear windows were done when house was renovated, front of house…

3 years3 yearsHow Hard Can it BeHow Hard Can it Be posted:
Wall removal / move 2 doors

My issue is purely from a layout perspective..... but once you remove those living room walls - and alter the bedroom doors and bring the bathroom out - all of…

3 years3 yearsHow Hard Can it BeHow Hard Can it Be posted:
4 or 5 Bedroom?

Besides all the technical considerations, I would be concerned that having 5 bedrooms but only 1 living area might not suit too many families. 5 bedrooms usually translates to…

3 years3 yearsHow Hard Can it BeHow Hard Can it Be posted:
Opportunity! Estimating, awkward plan - Advice?

Yes, depends how many bedrooms you would like to end up with.
I like Tjilpil's idea of making the front living/dining into master bed/ensuite.
You could then go as far as to…

3 years3 yearsHow Hard Can it BeHow Hard Can it Be posted:
Sacking a renovator please advice

Hi there
I'm with you - I don't like the sound of him and I wouldn't want him doing my 2nd job.
So yes, either just use the angle that you have…

3 years3 yearsHow Hard Can it BeHow Hard Can it Be posted:
Living areas...

Our family/dining is 4m x 7m - I wouldn't want it any smaller - and wish it was bigger.
We do have another living area - so it's so bad, but…

4 years4 yearsHow Hard Can it BeHow Hard Can it Be posted:
Pool Budget

Maybe a myth now.... but certainly wasn't 30 years ago when we got our fibreglass pool installed at home :wink: . Things have changed…

4 years4 yearsHow Hard Can it BeHow Hard Can it Be posted:
Pool Budget

Yep cool.... will do, thanks again SM.
Love the look of some of their pools so definitely worth a look.
Now to get serious of whether we want to get…

4 years4 yearsHow Hard Can it BeHow Hard Can it Be posted:
Pool Budget

Well that's heartening, thanks guys :D .
And sorry for omitting the location - but we are in SE MElbourne.

Curious - how can you install…

4 years4 yearsHow Hard Can it BeHow Hard Can it Be posted:
Pool Budget

Hi There
I've always wanted a pool - it's a bit of a dream of mine. When we bought our house, I made sure we bought a house with enough…

4 years4 yearsHow Hard Can it BeHow Hard Can it Be posted:
Garage extension advice

I'd speak to any local supplier of colourbond sheds.
It definitely is possible - just a case of how much.
Agree, that you would need to extend the frame - and not…

4 years4 yearsHow Hard Can it BeHow Hard Can it Be posted:
Black brick build?????

I don't have to live with it or think about any of the effects, but based on the image, I like the colour.
Yes it might stand out - and yes…

4 years4 yearsHow Hard Can it BeHow Hard Can it Be posted:
Unused powerpoint

Could be asking for serious trouble leaving it hidden behind board. Imagine if down the track someone drills a hole for some reason..... right into the power point...... …

4 years4 yearsHow Hard Can it BeHow Hard Can it Be posted:
Closing off a dinning room with a stud wall

No expert here, but we have ornate cornices in some of our rooms. 'Most' (or some) styles can be purchased (google). You would just need to cut it/mitre…

4 years4 yearsHow Hard Can it BeHow Hard Can it Be posted:
What should we plant here - any ideas welcome

Not sure whether either of these would suit your location - or the aspect.... but a mass of Hellebores could look good. Or Cliveas (Kaffir Lily).
Maybe not the entire…

4 years4 yearsHow Hard Can it BeHow Hard Can it Be posted:
Sourcing large round timber posts

Thank again Ed.
I did actually come across them in my google search - and upon my very brief look, thought they all looked too small still. But after you…

4 years4 yearsHow Hard Can it BeHow Hard Can it Be posted:
help in designing a fairly small backyard for young kids

Agree to all of the above.
We have a 5 & 3yr old.
We have a fairly large back yard and the kids love the veggie patches (mind you, at…

4 years4 yearsHow Hard Can it BeHow Hard Can it Be posted:
Sourcing large round timber posts

Thanks Ed!!
Bunnings ones are not what I'm after (too thin).... the eBay ones however - spot on!!
Mind you, now to get picky, was looking for something a bit…

4 years4 yearsHow Hard Can it BeHow Hard Can it Be posted:
Sourcing large round timber posts

Hi folks
Wondering if anyone would know where I could buy/look/scour for some large round wooden posts - pretty much like old lamp posts (in diameter), but in 1-2m lengths???
I haven't…

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