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6 d6 dktotherosektotherose posted:
Painting tiles around a pool area

Has anyone painted tiles around a pool? The terracotta tiles we have are both ugly and VERY slippery! Anyone willing to share photos/experiences with me?

Painting tiles around a pool area
6 d6 dktotherosektotherose posted:
Painting terracotta tiles around Pool area

Has anyone painted tiles? Our terracotta tiles, beside the ugliness, are SO slippery!! We are discussing painting them with a rougher tread. Has anyone painted over tiles and have any…

Painting terracotta tiles around Pool area
5 months5 monthsktotherosektotherose posted:
Non Vented Rangehood Advice

Its just a Neff canopy rangehood. Nothing too fancy! Handles smells fine. I really haven't noticed anything different to our previous standard house!

5 months5 monthsktotherosektotherose posted:
Non Vented Rangehood Advice

No problems at all. carbon filter on the rangehood has been fine. We also have an HRV system. Our house is beautifully comfortable and stable. You won't regret it!

3 years3 yearsktotherosektotherose posted:
Handleless Kitchens - Advice

Thanks so much for all your advise! Its been great. Since we are on the topic... does anyone have any other things for me to consider when designing the kitchen…

3 years3 yearsktotherosektotherose posted:
Handleless Kitchens - Advice

what is servo drive!!??

3 years3 yearsktotherosektotherose posted:
Handleless Kitchens - Advice

Great tips thank you!! I will have to look into the finger pull options. And I totally appreciate what you are saying about the bumping the draws open!!

3 years3 yearsktotherosektotherose posted:
Handleless Kitchens - Advice

Looking for pros and cons to handleless kitchen draws and cupboards - I love the look but wonder if practicality suffers?
Would you recommend push to open or finger pulls?
Any…

4 years4 yearsktotherosektotherose posted:
The "From Black to Green" Build

Its a poured concrete wall with insulation on the outside. Its not a common type of wall that's for sure!

4 years4 yearsktotherosektotherose posted:
The "From Black to Green" Build

Nailed it! The house is not curved... the first photo is a panoramic :lol:

4 years4 yearsktotherosektotherose posted:
The "From Black to Green" Build

I cannot remember how to post a photo... anyone care to share!!??

4 years4 yearsktotherosektotherose posted:
The "From Black to Green" Build

The poured concrete walls are finished and we have had our roof panels delivered!! Crane arrives Monday to put the roof on! So exciting! Yesterday we were surprised with a…

4 years4 yearsktotherosektotherose posted:
Our semi acreage 'Forever House' Build - Pool Under Construc

Wow this place is huge! going up nice and quick!

4 years4 yearsktotherosektotherose posted:
Crack in polished concrete! HELP!

Haven't got any on me at work. I'll try take some for you tonight.

4 years4 yearsktotherosektotherose posted:
Crack in polished concrete! HELP!

Nope, nowhere near the coast. Is there any kind of filling or something we can add to the crack?

4 years4 yearsktotherosektotherose posted:
Crack in polished concrete! HELP!

Not sure to be honest! but yes, they did use a pump. There were quite a few problems with the concrete company, sent trucks to wrong address, warm day etc…

4 years4 yearsktotherosektotherose posted:
Crack in polished concrete! HELP!

We thought the slab would be small enough that cracking wouldn't be a problem. Oh well!

4 years4 yearsktotherosektotherose posted:
Crack in polished concrete! HELP!

I want my floor to be the feature!! I had a feeling it couldn't really be fixed. Was just living in hope...

4 years4 yearsktotherosektotherose posted:
Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth

Yep I totally agree! There is no benefit to the house owner!! Our designer wanted it for himself! Lol!

4 years4 yearsktotherosektotherose posted:
Non Vented Rangehood Advice

Thanks, I think we have it all sorted. Will still have to go ahead with a no vented rangehood, however our heat recovery unit (controlled air exchange) will shift the…

4 years4 yearsktotherosektotherose posted:
Non Vented Rangehood Advice

possibly. I could look into that option. Do you know of any I can look up specs etc? any brands you know of?

4 years4 yearsktotherosektotherose posted:
Non Vented Rangehood Advice

do you have any recommendation for a system with charcoal filter? I know it is not ideal but having something that is vented outside allows for uncontrolled air passage.
Passiv haus…

4 years4 yearsktotherosektotherose posted:
Low VOC Paint - Advice?

Looking for a window stain and internal wall paint with low VOC.
Any advice on brands etc.
Whats a good external wall paint?

4 years4 yearsktotherosektotherose posted:
The "From Black to Green" Build

Oh and an update on our BAL rating. I redid our BAL report and was successful in downgrading it from FZ to BAL40 which has made a huge difference to…

4 years4 yearsktotherosektotherose posted:
The "From Black to Green" Build

I knew I posted a thread somewhere! Finally found it! Well we have officially started our build! There has been a lot of changes, although layout is still the same.…

4 years4 yearsktotherosektotherose posted:
Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth

Hi Trixee,
Haven't had a chance to read your thread yet. But your Passive House comment caught my attention as we are also building one in Victoria! Will your house be…

4 years4 yearsktotherosektotherose posted:
Unique Solar Chimney in new SIP construction house

HI ED,
Looks like your build is coming along well. What a great design. We are using SIPs for our roofing on our build. Still constructing walls at the moment. Never…

4 years4 yearsktotherosektotherose posted:
Crack in polished concrete! HELP!

Completely shattered that our beautiful polished concrete slab has two cracks in it. This is a new build so as yet hasn't had the final cut. One crack is very…

4 years4 yearsktotherosektotherose posted:
Crack in polished concrete! HELP!

Completely shattered that our beautiful polished concrete slab has two cracks in it. This is a new build so as yet hasn't had the final cut. One crack is very…

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