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karry327

K/Ridge NSW
Joined 29 March 2010
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7 years7 yearskarry327karry327 posted:
side by side fridge

We bought a Samsung side by side freezer with water & ice dispenser and I love it!
From my research it was the best value for money and I…

7 years7 yearskarry327karry327 posted:
The Ponds/ KVR- Anyone building this year? Blog List added

Wow, some exciting developments have been going on in here. Been a while since I've checked in.
We've been in our new home for 7 weeks now - how time…

7 years7 yearskarry327karry327 posted:
Smelly Toilet Floor Waste

I am not a plumber but my guess is that the s bend leaking, the water in the s bend acts a barrier to stop sewer smells coming though.
Maybe…

7 years7 yearskarry327karry327 posted:
Fencing / Retaining wall help

Funnily enough the cost of the retaining wall was only $990 and the fence was $750. The retaining wall is currently doing it's job but it's not the ideal…

7 years7 yearskarry327karry327 posted:
Fencing / Retaining wall help

Thank you everyone, your advice has been very helpful!
From what I can ascertain, we're not responsible for either cost however we'll do the neighbourly thing and give him half for…

7 years7 yearskarry327karry327 posted:
Fencing / Retaining wall help

Our neighbour behind us has just given us a quote for the fence and retaining wall he had erected just over a year ago on 7/8/10.
We put a 10% deposit…

7 years7 yearskarry327karry327 posted:
The Ponds/ KVR- Anyone building this year? Blog List added

Hi everyone,
We moved in a few weeks ago on 15th July!!! :z:
We're all unpacked and hubby's been hard at work landscaping. For an update…

7 years7 yearskarry327karry327 posted:
Cleaning Laminate.. What's YOUR best method?

I used some sugar soap in the shower yesterday on some reasonably baked on soap scum and it worked really well!!

7 years7 yearskarry327karry327 posted:
What would you do?

Yes, we did our PCI a week or so ago. At the time, a fair bit still needed to be done, for example we didn't even have carpets at…

7 years7 yearskarry327karry327 posted:
What would you do?

Our house is almost finished being built by a well known, reputable builder. It's been a great experience the whole way pretty much and we're 7 weeks ahead of…

7 years7 yearskarry327karry327 posted:
The Ponds/ KVR- Anyone building this year? Blog List added

Yes, the neighbours are meant to be notified however we noticed in our area the documents were only sent to neighbours who had already moved in! Quite annoying it wasn't…

7 years7 yearskarry327karry327 posted:
display home alfresco bench surrounds ?

Look at the threads on rendering blueboard and flexible renders/textured paint finishes.

7 years7 yearskarry327karry327 posted:
Ugly Brick Wall - Help !!!

Maybe do a search on hanging gardens, might be something on homeone too. Wife did a piece on hanging gardens on her blog - check below in signature

7 years7 yearskarry327karry327 posted:
Building with Eden Brae - Questions

Standard tiling for us (building a modified Saville) was just skirting tiles, you can upgrade to tile to the ceiling or nominate a height, basically there charge you per m2.

7 years7 yearskarry327karry327 posted:
Any firemen on here ???

Happycamper you are completely correct, but it gets worse. Last year I went to a rental house that had caught fire, after extinguishing the blaze it appeared there was…

7 years7 yearskarry327karry327 posted:
Any firemen on here ???

In most (all?) states it is a requirement to have hardwired smoke alarms in new constructions. They have to meet the specified Australian Standards and have a battery back-up.…

7 years7 yearskarry327karry327 posted:
Building with Eden Brae - Questions

Why, thanks! ::lol::
It cost us an extra $4K to upgrade to timber laminate. We couldn't afford hardwood either. When we discussed them…

7 years7 yearskarry327karry327 posted:
The Ponds/ KVR- Anyone building this year? Blog List added

Sounds like all is going well for everyone except for additional piering costs which is unfortunate ::sad::
We're almost finished our end which is exciting.…

7 years7 yearskarry327karry327 posted:
Any firemen on here ???

Make sure you have WORKING smoke alarms. I believe there has not been any fatalities in house fires in NSW for at least 10 years in homes where there…

7 years7 yearskarry327karry327 posted:
Any firemen on here ???

As a fireman I can assure you we will go into any house regardless of structure. New construction methods have made homes (both timber and steel) perform poorly in fire,…

7 years7 yearskarry327karry327 posted:
Building with Eden Brae - Questions

Hi we have nearly finished our build with EB - PCI tomorrow!.
- Standard tiles in kitchen to height of cupboards. You can get tiling as high as you like…

7 years7 yearskarry327karry327 posted:
Modular Homes - What are your thoughts?

Saw the end of a Grand Designs episode yesterday (Clovelly build) on Foxtel. They used a modular house and it looked good. Total build cost was over 2…

7 years7 yearskarry327karry327 posted:
Sir Walter Buffalo - "generic" soft leaf buffalo as good?

Thanks Lex for your wise words. I checked out a few display lawns and have to agree with you on the SW over the others as the front runner…

7 years7 yearskarry327karry327 posted:
Best place to get Merbau in Sydney?

That sounds like an awesome deck. Sorry to hear you had a stressful time building (is there any otherway?). Good luck with all your landscaping we are about to…

7 years7 yearskarry327karry327 posted:
Best place to get Merbau in Sydney?

Thanks for the tip. I did start calling a few timberyards then it occurred to me the Homeone forum is a great resource to get good feed back on…

7 years7 yearskarry327karry327 posted:
Best place to get Merbau in Sydney?

Just wondering where is the best place in Sydney to get Merbau decking. Looking for boards about 140mm wide. Obviously after the best price and quality. There…

7 years7 yearskarry327karry327 posted:
Our Landscaping Story

Awesome job and I love the decking. Is that 140mm Merbau decking and have you used a nailless system to fasten the boards?

7 years7 yearskarry327karry327 posted:
What is this pipe?

Most likely a stormwater drain, it will join the pipework from your downpipes. Could also be a drain above an outside tap - check the position against your plans.

7 years7 yearskarry327karry327 posted:
Sir Walter Buffalo - "generic" soft leaf buffalo as good?

I was considering SW or most likely Sapphire but now it appears that Kings Pride is the new kid on the block. It seems to have the colour and…

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