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7 years7 yearslocuslocus posted:
Sanding back limestone render - possible?

I've purchased a 1960's double brick house that the previous owner has had done with a limestone render. The render has a rolled mortar joint pattern. I'm not a huge…

7 years7 yearslocuslocus posted:
Rendering over render?

I wouldn't want it to be thick, just enough so I can cover over the fake mortar marks to get a flat finish to be painted :)

7 years7 yearslocuslocus posted:
Rendering over render?

This may sound like a silly question, but is it possible to render over render? :)
Specifically, I'm purchasing a house that has recently been done with…

7 years7 yearslocuslocus posted:
Recommend me a new saucepan set

I've had a set of Anolon stuff for a few years and it has held up well.
That said, you can't go wrong with Scanpan.

8 years8 yearslocuslocus posted:
Glorious, beautiful, free mulch!

I think Fu was talking about my Lomandras and Dianellas, not my turf :)

8 years8 yearslocuslocus posted:
Glorious, beautiful, free mulch!

So THAT'S what a whole truck load of mulch looks like...

Glorious, beautiful, free mulch!
8 years8 yearslocuslocus posted:
Glorious, beautiful, free mulch!

Several weeks after registering on mulchnet, I finally got a call today to say I'm about to get a free load of green mulch!
I'm getting a full truck load, so…

8 years8 yearslocuslocus posted:
Hide my ugly shed - ideas please ?!?

Yeah I reckon a timber slat screen, with some shrubs or similar to break it up a bit.

8 years8 yearslocuslocus posted:
Anyone received free mulch through Mulchnet recently?

As the title would suggest, I'm curious if anyone has received free mulch through Mulchnet recently, particularly around the northern suburbs of Perth?
I've registered for free mulch + paid delivery,…

8 years8 yearslocuslocus posted:
feature wall to hide pool filter

You could make a hardwood timber slat screen. I found these instructions when I was looking for DIY stuff the other day - http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/200 ... 002553.htm

8 years8 yearslocuslocus posted:
Cost of Fencing

We paid $65 per metre fully installed for Colorbond fences in Perth (NoR).
PM me if you want the guys details :)

8 years8 yearslocuslocus posted:
Cooper's Build - Perth NOR - Moved in! :)

Looks great Cooper, you must be stoked!
Congratulations on the completion of your home. Now you get to the fun part (converting sandpit to garden etc) :)

8 years8 yearslocuslocus posted:
Timber laminate flooring - recommendations?

Thanks guys :D
Zircon, how's your build coming along?

8 years8 yearslocuslocus posted:
Timber laminate flooring - recommendations?

After much umming and ahhing we've decided that forking our $11,000 (minimum) for engineered bamboo flooring is too expensive, especially considering we have so many other things to do (and…

8 years8 yearslocuslocus posted:
Vietnamese Bamboo flooring

We've found a local mob who sells this stuff (engineered/cross ply) for a quite reasonable price. I know that most Bamboo flooring is imported from China, but does anyone have…

8 years8 yearslocuslocus posted:
Front garden - help with plant selection

The council came out some time ago and evened out the tree a little, however in the past couple of weeks it has started looking a bit crook. The leaves…

Front garden - help with plant selection
8 years8 yearslocuslocus posted:
How much was your decking?

We just had a quote for timber decking to our alfresco. Just shy of 19 m2, treated pine stirrups/bearers/joists and merbau decking, total price just over $4,500. Let me tell…

8 years8 yearslocuslocus posted:
Bamboo flooring - DIY? (Perth)

I've been doing the rounds calling various places to get quotes on bamboo flooring. We really love the Bamwood product that Bamboozle sell, however not so keen on the price…

8 years8 yearslocuslocus posted:
Locus' build - The Floreat (SPH) - Lawn!

Front landscaping has been done! Going to put some plants in the garden beds tomorrow - some Lomandra 'Tanika' and Dianella 'Breeze'
It's amazing what a difference a bit of grass…

8 years8 yearslocuslocus posted:
Help! What plants are these?

Yeah I thought it might be little rev as it is so upright compared to other Dianellas!
I had heard that about Lomandra, but I'm yet to try and make any…

8 years8 yearslocuslocus posted:
Help! What plants are these?

Definitely looks like Dianella to me. Lomandra longifolia 'Tanika' does not have flowers like that.

8 years8 yearslocuslocus posted:
Front garden - help with plant selection

Council have been out to look at the tree. The guy I spoke to said he is reluctant to stake it, and will instead get someone to balance out the…

8 years8 yearslocuslocus posted:
Our house (WA) - 18 months in - new photos pg 43

Looks great Kara, you must be stoked!
I have a Freedom Que coffee table and entertainment unit in my theatre, both in the white gloss. The dining table you're looking at…

8 years8 yearslocuslocus posted:
Identify a plant for a friend

Draecena draco?

8 years8 yearslocuslocus posted:
Front garden - help with plant selection

Something just occurred to me. When I was looking at our plans last night, I noticed that where the verge tree is marked out on the plans is actually just…

8 years8 yearslocuslocus posted:
Front garden - help with plant selection

Local council are sending someone out to have a looksie at the verge tree. I hope they come to the same conculsion as Fu and replace the bloody thing!

8 years8 yearslocuslocus posted:
Front garden - help with plant selection

Yeah we're going for Palmetto buffalo grass. No way would I have that couch crap!
Council told me we're not allowed to remove the tree! Do you reckon they'd come to…

8 years8 yearslocuslocus posted:
Locus' build - The Floreat (SPH) - Lawn!

One last photo of our naked front garden prior to the reticulation going in this week and turf/mulched garden beds next week!

Haven't got the Bamboo flooring in yet, so we're…

Locus' build - The Floreat (SPH) - Lawn!
8 years8 yearslocuslocus posted:
Front garden - help with plant selection

Thanks for replying, Fu.
The avatar photo is a bit deceptive! We're having a fair amount of the front garden mulched and about 50 m2 as turf. The pic below might…

Front garden - help with plant selection
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