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6 years6 yearsMarmaladeMarmalade posted:
Unreasonable Estate Fencing Gudelines?

I'm revisiting this topic as there have been some developments.
Yet again the developer wants changes made to the fencing (after it has been erected according to plans drawn up by…

6 years6 yearsMarmaladeMarmalade posted:
Anybody building at Googong ?

water views :)

6 years6 yearsMarmaladeMarmalade posted:
My Lawn Project.

would be interested to know how people are finding mowing their new turf actually.. seems most new turfs are far softer than the old buffalo we had growing up as…

6 years6 yearsMarmaladeMarmalade posted:
My experience as a first time pool purchaser. (WA) *Update*

having owned a large high maintenance and costly in-ground pool previously, the old saying springs to mind.
'there are 2 great times when owning a pool... the first day when you…

6 years6 yearsMarmaladeMarmalade posted:
My Lawn Project.

wow quite a project :)
I recently completed over 200sqm of sapphire turf, using the recommend digging and levelling, deweeding and 50mm of underlay. I had…

6 years6 yearsMarmaladeMarmalade posted:
Choosing Ceiling Fans

We have both steel and wood blades and there is no discernible difference.
Unless the fan has excessive mechanical vibrations or electrically induced harmonics within the motor, the majority of…

6 years6 yearsMarmaladeMarmalade posted:
BAL Bushfire Attack Level Ratings - anyone with experience?

we had a private certifier do our BAL rating. She was fantastic and argued about fuel loads and tree density etc as the 12.5 rating we were given was based…

6 years6 yearsMarmaladeMarmalade posted:
Building at Northlakes Estate- Cameron park

..is cameron park under lake mac council?
If so very lucky :) I can attest that it different for NCC, strange that the two councils…

6 years6 yearsMarmaladeMarmalade posted:
Building at Northlakes Estate- Cameron park

you may be in for a small shock removing trees if newcastle council becomes involved.
In our estate (and others close by) the developer planted small trees on the nature strip…

6 years6 yearsMarmaladeMarmalade posted:
PR's Finished Build - A belated update and a wedding Pg. 69

+1 way too expensive.
Reminds me of the tradies who turn up in a late model 4x4 work utes, complete with big chrome wheels and all the bling, who then…

6 years6 yearsMarmaladeMarmalade posted:
Ants in vegie garden

I found borax and sugar works quite well. There area number of variations on this, google is your friend :)

6 years6 yearsMarmaladeMarmalade posted:
Sir Walter vs Palmetto mowing and maintenance

most underlays are simply river sand with some organic matter thrown in. It's just easier for the roots to become established in but keep the water on it if you…

6 years6 yearsMarmaladeMarmalade posted:
Starting our Journey - Allcastle homes - The Regent

..and ensure they have a water drainage protocol in place as well, even the slightest rain turned our site into a muddy bog, there was no regard for sloping the…

6 years6 yearsMarmaladeMarmalade posted:
Starting our Journey - Allcastle homes - The Regent

we recently finished a modified neworth thornton with AC.
Great value but not the highest quality. If there's one thing I would do differently is employ an independent inspector for each…

6 years6 yearsMarmaladeMarmalade posted:
resin + poly

most 2 part resins tend to be aquaphobic, so you may run into troubles using a water based finish, they simply tend to fisheye on the surface.
Also resins tend…

6 years6 yearsMarmaladeMarmalade posted:
Unreasonable Estate Fencing Gudelines?

yes, wooden slats or slatted colorbond panels.
What if a child sticks their fingers through the slats, gets them caught and ends up in emergency, or there is a dog on…

6 years6 yearsMarmaladeMarmalade posted:
Unreasonable Estate Fencing Gudelines?

Our estate in newcastle is now enforcing that fencing has to be of the slatted type approx 10-15m the length of the house.
Of course this is a major privacy issue…

6 years6 yearsMarmaladeMarmalade posted:
Termguard question

We have termiguard as well and have the same problem.
We did not get any sand covering, and the whole system has been covered with dirt and mud after all the…

6 years6 yearsMarmaladeMarmalade posted:
gyprocking tolerances

thanks for the info.
Having just repaired and patched ceilings on our previous home to perfection it's a little disappointing they didn't go that little bit extra and sand it completely…

6 years6 yearsMarmaladeMarmalade posted:
Shower niche or shelves or baskets

worked for a showerscreen company as previously stated. Heaps of problems with niches and resulting mould/scum. Same with siliconed to the wall glass shelving.
It's simply an eventuality if you…

6 years6 yearsMarmaladeMarmalade posted:
gyprocking tolerances

Hi Guys,
I thought I could live with this in our new home but it's beginning to irk me.
The gyrocking, looks fine during the day in normal light as the light…

6 years6 yearsMarmaladeMarmalade posted:
Dealing with peoples' reactions to your building a new home?

another way to keep people interested... plan a big housewarming party, free food and grog for all!
Watch how many people suddenly show a keen interest in your build

6 years6 yearsMarmaladeMarmalade posted:
Blinds or curtains for stackable sliding doors

don't forget panel blinds, bit expensive but they look great.

6 years6 yearsMarmaladeMarmalade posted:
Outdoor Screens

sounds like you may have to quit your day job crazyk :)

6 years6 yearsMarmaladeMarmalade posted:
Conduit & cable standards, what should we expect?

of course everyone likes to quote the maximum theoretical bandwidth NBN can provide, but in reality it will deliver far lower speeds as more homes/businesses come online and need to…

6 years6 yearsMarmaladeMarmalade posted:
exposed aggregate concrete in alfresco area

..i'm curious if todays exposed aggregate finishes will end up being disliked as much as the 70's pebblecrete ones... cleaning pebblecrete is not a pleasant task at all!

6 years6 yearsMarmaladeMarmalade posted:
Outdoor Screens

if you are handy with drafting/vector tools (autocad, turbocad, corel etc) you can draw up your own designs (or get them off the net and modify) and send them directly…

6 years6 yearsMarmaladeMarmalade posted:
Site Drainage, responsibility?

Hi guys,
I'm sure most of you on the east coast are suffering with all the rain we have had over the past 2 weeks. We received another 20mm in…

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