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kezza

South West WA
Joined 25 May 2007
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14 years14 yearskezzakezza posted:
Carpet for snooker room.

The above response was to Ash. :)
To Michelle, why would you assume that?

14 years14 yearskezzakezza posted:
Carpet for snooker room.

This Christmas, my kids nagged me to put the tree up yesterday!!

14 years14 yearskezzakezza posted:
Carpet for snooker room.

Hi not2oldru,
Here is my first attempt at posting photos. Here is our pool table at our place (the felt also happened to match -almost - our central fireplace paint…

14 years14 yearskezzakezza posted:
Carpet for snooker room.

We just got the slate blue felt with dark (Jarrah toned) timber on our table, and it looks fantastic!! It also looks good with the coffee coloured carpet we…

14 years14 yearskezzakezza posted:
Wood Heater, what do you think?

Not sure exactly where you are, but if you aren't on mains gas and you need to buy bottles, then you don't want to be heating your house with gas,…

14 years14 yearskezzakezza posted:
Wood Heater, what do you think?

Nothing beats wood heaters for ambience and throwing out heat, but we lived with one for 8 years and are now very pleased to be pressing a button to heat…

14 years14 yearskezzakezza posted:
Tiles or wood?

Timber in the kitchen (tiles are unforgiving on dropped plates etc), tiles throughout living areas as we have north facing windows and they catch sun in winter and warm the…

14 years14 yearskezzakezza posted:
No to private inspection and no references

I thought the council checked for certain requirements they had (eg. we had the building guy from the council come to check some edges around kitchen pipes were covered (flanges?)…

14 years14 yearskezzakezza posted:
Practical Eco Friendly / Sustainable Options

I don't like the look of whirly birds.
Our house has E-Vents, which let the hot air out of the roof space, but are much more subtle on the roofline.…

14 years14 yearskezzakezza posted:
What bricks did you choose - Show and Tell

We went with Austral's Geographe Limestone, a larger size brick. Also standard with our builder and they look fantastic. We loved the larger size brick and the…

14 years14 yearskezzakezza posted:
Practical Eco Friendly / Sustainable Options

We tried to do as much as possible using passive solar design within the confines of a project home. Our living area with lots of windows faces north…

14 years14 yearskezzakezza posted:
Recommend builders in WA

Hi,
We built the Rural Building Co.'s Bushland Retreat in the South West this year. Outside of Perth, it is WA Country Builders that build their homes (another arm of…

14 years14 yearskezzakezza posted:
Purchasing a block of land in an older developed area

We built on a block that was one of only 2 left in an established suburb. It was great, firstly all the trees and gardens around us are grown,…

14 years14 yearskezzakezza posted:
Price capping costs with PD

We had that issue when we built. Our building company only signed up a certain number of houses each month so they don't overcommit, and so we had to…

14 years14 yearskezzakezza posted:
Budget Checklist

ahuang, here is a guide that I found quite useful in laying out the building process - it wasn't exactly the same, but pretty close
http://www.archicentre.net.au/guide.html

14 years14 yearskezzakezza posted:
New member - home build questions

Just noticed that Perth_Euro said Content didn't let you meet the site supervisor. I would be very reluctant to build with anyone who didn't give you direct contact with…

14 years14 yearskezzakezza posted:
Building a Shed

We paid $6500 for our shed for 4.5m x 5.5 m including construction, concrete pad, shire approval etc. The shed was built to our exact size (didn't need to…

14 years14 yearskezzakezza posted:
OUT OF INTEREST…..

Yes I LOVE blue! We have neutral walls (Dulux Light Rice) throughout our house, but our big central fireplace is done in Solver Enigma (Love that colour!- beautiful…

14 years14 yearskezzakezza posted:
Landscape designer vs DIY

Our landscaping for a 770 sqm block was approx $19000. This included a lot of soil removal and adding soil conditioner (4 days of bobcats moving earth), full garden…

14 years14 yearskezzakezza posted:
Landscape designer vs DIY

We had a landscaper do our new garden, as we are NOT gardeners!! Couldn't recommend it more. It was fantastic. We stipulated a broad outline of what…

14 years14 yearskezzakezza posted:
Preparing a budget

Don't forget little things that add up like letter box, clothes line, etc. Apart from those, after our house was finished we have still been spending money on curtains,…

14 years14 yearskezzakezza posted:
How big is your block?

We bought our block (770sqm) in South West WA for $95K about 2 1/2 years ago, 6 months later, all blocks near us are $200K plus. It's crazy.…

14 years14 yearskezzakezza posted:
Choosing Jetmaster fireplace

We got the Rinnai Royale ETR built in our new house. The builder's option was jetmaster doublesided, but was very expensive, and we didn't want the doublesided fireplace. …

14 years14 yearskezzakezza posted:
Walkthrough inspections

We got an independent inspection done before we handed over our final payment. It was well worth it. We had 2 people go through our house, inside and…

15 years15 yearskezzakezza posted:
FLY SCREENS - TACKY??

We got the stainless steel mesh security screens and they are brilliant. You don't feel like you're behind bars. The first time after they got fitted I opened…

15 years15 yearskezzakezza posted:
How Much To Budget To Finish Off House?

We spent (205 sqm house)
$3000 painting (undercoat and 2 top coats) for whole house
$6500 on curtains / blinds ( this was 6 full height cedar venetian blinds, 3 aluminium…

15 years15 yearskezzakezza posted:
Soak Wells

We got someone to put our soakwells in for us, before our paving went down. He put in 8 soakwells (60cm diameter approx) with bluemetal underneath to avoid subsidence…

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