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Joined 1 May 2007
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13 years13 yearsJamesJames posted:
Custom kitchen/joinery company in Canberra

Crown Kitchens in Queanbeyan are doing our joinery. They are a small-medium family run business and have been fantastic. Joinery will be installed in a couple of weeks, but they…

13 years13 yearsJamesJames posted:
confused about which white

Thanks Michelle.
I really like Partita 1/4 strength. I have also found Bleaches 1/4 strength in the dulux range.
Building ACT - It is Statuario Veneto Marble. AAA Marble in Hume…

13 years13 yearsJamesJames posted:
confused about which white

I was wondering if anyone could help. I need to finalise my kitchen cupboard and internal wall colour by Monday. I would like them to be the same white.
An interior…

13 years13 yearsJamesJames posted:
Walk-In Shower Recess

We have a similar situation but our tiler will 'mitre' (diagonal cut on edge of tile) the edges so that the edge of each tile fits at 90 degrees to…

13 years13 yearsJamesJames posted:
Hydronic Heating

Yes we have had it installed, although we are still in the process of building. For 200sqm single storey (not including garage) it cost around $10k. This including the hot…

14 years14 yearsJamesJames posted:
What paint brand?

Porter's Paints for our exterior and probably Dulux/ Haymes or Taubmans for interior.
www.porterspaints.com
Love Porter's colour range and also the dandeloins wallpaper.

14 years14 yearsJamesJames posted:
Timber flooring - fading, cracking etc

Just wondering if anyone can help. We are thinking of putting a spotted gum or ironbark real or engineered timber floor in our open plan living area.
This is a huge…

14 years14 yearsJamesJames posted:
Coffee maker

My best tip on homemade coffee on domestic machines is to clean the machine of grinds from underneath the handle attachment area after every use and also clean the rim…

14 years14 yearsJamesJames posted:
Timber veneer kitchen with timber floors

Thanks Casa - I have looked alot at the inslab hydronic with timber floors and the timber suppliers aren't quite sure how it would go but the heating people said…

14 years14 yearsJamesJames posted:
Timber veneer kitchen with timber floors

We are exploring the option of Grey Ironbark timber flooring for our house (and kitchen). We were originally going with tiles due to inslab heating, but now prefer hydronic panels...so…

14 years14 yearsJamesJames posted:
Big size tiles splashback 300X600 for kitchen: ugly?

Oz,
Rivoland told me the same thing in regards to floor tiles.
The sharp edge tiles are rectified tiles and have been cut after production to give them a sharp edge…

14 years14 yearsJamesJames posted:
Big size tiles splashback 300X600 for kitchen: ugly?

Oz,
Try Rivoland Tiles is crawford st Queanbeyan. They also have a discount factory in Mitchell.

14 years14 yearsJamesJames posted:
House and pool demolition site costs

Not sure about a house and pool.
House only for us is about $8-10K in ACT. Definately shop around for prices and make sure tip fees are not an unknown extra.…

14 years14 yearsJamesJames posted:
House and pool demolition site costs

Not sure about a house and pool.
House only for us is about $8-10K in ACT. Definately shop around for prices and make sure tip fees are not an unknown extra.…

14 years14 yearsJamesJames posted:
White house

Thanks
Oz - The BLD display home in Harrison is white and looks fantastic.
I originally wanted bagged, but I think you might be right about white looking better on render...so…

14 years14 yearsJamesJames posted:
Clothesline...

We use a mixture of clothes line, clothes horse and occasionally the dryer, in winter.
I would recommend Hills.

14 years14 yearsJamesJames posted:
White house

What do people think about white render or white bagging on the exterior?
I like the look, especially with bluestone features and aluminium/ clear anodized windows. I am unsure about…

14 years14 yearsJamesJames posted:
House Plans

Love the activity room, especially with children. It also provides a buffer between the main living areas and the children's bedrooms. We are doing similar.
Which way does the block face?…

14 years14 yearsJamesJames posted:
Another one about toilet/bathroom split

2nd design definately.
We have a similar set for our main/kids bathroom. But ours has a toliet and washbasin then through a sliding door into bath, shower and another larger vanity.…

14 years14 yearsJamesJames posted:
Splashback

Illuminated splashback looks good, except it probably wouldn't go with the rest of our house. Now thinking;
marble splashback with downlighting in overhead timber veneer cupboards.
rest of kitchen would be a…

Splashback
14 years14 yearsJamesJames posted:
Splashback

Any ideas for creative/ unusual splashbacks?
Cheers,
J

14 years14 yearsJamesJames posted:
Hydronic heating - panels or inslab

Thanks Steve,
The inslab is individually zones so each bed and living area are controlled separately through a Siemans control system. Running costs are a little less for panels, but not…

14 years14 yearsJamesJames posted:
Hydronic heating - panels or inslab

Thanks for the reply. Ours will be powered by a natural gas boiler.
Solar panels would be fantastic, unfortunately, they don't generate enough heat for Canberra winters and the system…

14 years14 yearsJamesJames posted:
Hydronic heating - panels or inslab

We have a final decision to make. Hydronic panel heating or hydronic inslab. what do you think?
Panels - are easily controlled with a 30min - 1hr heat up time but…

14 years14 yearsJamesJames posted:
Colours for contemporary home revisited

Thanks Michelle,
I think you are right about bushland. :D
We are still unsure about rock oyster, so if you have any other suggestions, we would…

14 years14 yearsJamesJames posted:
Colours for contemporary home revisited

Thanks
We are now thinking maybe
roof and gutters as colorbond bushland or windspray (woodland grey seems quite dark?)
walls in Wattyl rock oyster or old papyrus
windows in aluminium, timber front door…

14 years14 yearsJamesJames posted:
Does custom builder build cheaper home ?

We had our house designed to our needs from scratch and we are having a master builder project manage the construction..so I guess it is custom. It will be more…

14 years14 yearsJamesJames posted:
Hydronic heating

We will have in slab hydronic (we live in Canberra..heat will be on Anzac Day to Rememberance Day). I was told that insulating the slab edges can assist in energy…

14 years14 yearsJamesJames posted:
Colours for a contemporary home

Thanks. It is similar. Our designer has done a great job at interpreting what we want.
Woodland grey looks great. We are a bit worried about fading.
We like contemporary styling with…

14 years14 yearsJamesJames posted:
Colours for a contemporary home

We will be building in May this year and are after some advice on colour selection. We have a designer doing our joinery and will assist with finishes, but we…

Colours  for a contemporary home

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