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MaylandsManor

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Joined 14 July 2007
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13 years13 yearsMaylandsManorMaylandsManor posted:
Maylands Manor is back!

Hi All,
5 months in the new house and 4 months of that with a gorgeous little boy called Luke. Life certainly has been busy since we moved, but i thought…

13 years13 yearsMaylandsManorMaylandsManor posted:
Maylands Manor all done (well mostly!)

Thanks for all the well wishes everyone!! it is very exciting. Of course all babies look the same but won't mine be the most beautiful? :lol:

13 years13 yearsMaylandsManorMaylandsManor posted:
Maylands Manor all done (well mostly!)

Hi Everyone,
it's been ages since i posted and i have a good excuse, we moved in! although i thought i should get a wriggle on and post given our first…

13 years13 yearsMaylandsManorMaylandsManor posted:
loud a/c unit

thanks everyone for your thoughts, the guys are coming to look at the unit this week. matt, when you say you can hear a whooshing when yours starts up, does…

13 years13 yearsMaylandsManorMaylandsManor posted:
loud a/c unit

We had an ACTRON ESP system installed yesterday on the outside wall of our double brick home. it is wall mounted at about chest height. we can hear the humming…

13 years13 yearsMaylandsManorMaylandsManor posted:
Marks on skirting boards following carpet laying

Hi Everyone,
I am wondering how much 'scratching or marking' of the skirting boards is acceptable as a result of carpet laying. I will try and post a pic tonight to…

13 years13 yearsMaylandsManorMaylandsManor posted:
Turf Prices

when is the best time to seed? is it getting too hot or doesnt it really matter?

13 years13 yearsMaylandsManorMaylandsManor posted:
Wood Borers

Hi Dukemaya,
thanks for your comments.
i think they are real oak (that's what we were told anyway!) but i am not sure which type. they are a reasonably dark colour,…

13 years13 yearsMaylandsManorMaylandsManor posted:
Wood Borers

Hi Everyone,
I was hoping someone could shed some light on our recently polished oak timber floor (thanks TDL for prompting me to post this!).
After polishing, the floor has come up…

13 years13 yearsMaylandsManorMaylandsManor posted:
Almost there! pics included!

We are almost there. After a slight hiccup with the floorboards we are still moving forward.
The floor guy sanded and polished our second hand oak boards and the next…

13 years13 yearsMaylandsManorMaylandsManor posted:
Bubbles in varnish?

Hi Lorraine44, I was interested to see this post as we have just had our floors sanded and polished and have lots of little bubbles around our floor. We used…

13 years13 yearsMaylandsManorMaylandsManor posted:
Will the new timber floor finishes affect my pregnant wife?

thanks donuts! hopefully will be in the house in 2 weeks, finish work in 4 and then baby due in 8! that's of course if all goes to plan!!
Helen

13 years13 yearsMaylandsManorMaylandsManor posted:
Will the new timber floor finishes affect my pregnant wife?

Hi Ozfish,
I am just over 7 months pregnant and our floors have just been finished (2-pac finish or whatever the high gloss chemical one is called!). our floor guy told…

13 years13 yearsMaylandsManorMaylandsManor posted:
Flush doors on robes - too plain?

hi casa,
the photo does make it look a bit narrow. it's 1.4m wide and about 23 metres long! :D
Helen

13 years13 yearsMaylandsManorMaylandsManor posted:
Flush doors on robes - too plain?

woops! photo of flush cabinets with no handles reposted! they run along part of the hallway and are push in cabinets so they are seamless with the walls! bigger photo…

Flush doors on robes - too plain?
13 years13 yearsMaylandsManorMaylandsManor posted:
Flush doors on robes - too plain?

photo removed and reposted! wasn't working :D

13 years13 yearsMaylandsManorMaylandsManor posted:
Flush doors on robes - too plain?

thanks michelle :D
i especially like our hallway linen cupboards which don't have handles (push button) to make the hallway look seamless! they have come…

Flush doors on robes - too plain?
13 years13 yearsMaylandsManorMaylandsManor posted:
Flush doors on robes - too plain?

ours are plain swing cupboard doors. They blend in with the walls nicely and being plain, they allow the handles or other things in the room to be a feature.

cheers,
Helen

13 years13 yearsMaylandsManorMaylandsManor posted:
Maylands manor has power and water! pics update

Lots more progress this week and still on track to be in by the end of October. The floor sanding guy started today (yes, on a public holiday!) and nearly…

13 years13 yearsMaylandsManorMaylandsManor posted:
Our WIR pics (and some others)

Thanks everyone,
Southies; we used formica straight grain wenge (in MDF) for the built ins. It worked out about $1000 more than white MDF and an awful lot cheaper than laminate…

13 years13 yearsMaylandsManorMaylandsManor posted:
Our WIR pics (and some others)

Hi everyone,
here are some of the latest pics. We are on track to be in in 4 weeks time. We have chosen the benchtops (black granite), carpet, shower screens and…

13 years13 yearsMaylandsManorMaylandsManor posted:
To control or not to control (HWS)

Hi Everyone,
Our plumber is currently trying to talk us out of having the controllers with our instant gas HWS (Rheem 26). He tells us that if you put in the…

13 years13 yearsMaylandsManorMaylandsManor posted:
Show me your Colorbond Ironstone Roofing...Please.

hi snake,
heaps of photos of our ironstone roof, fascia (except front verandah) and guttering on our blog. see below. we love the colour!
Helen

13 years13 yearsMaylandsManorMaylandsManor posted:
Carpet Stain Removal Guide

Found this, thought some people might find it useful. click on the carpet cleaning guide and then on the type of stain you have. We have only tiles and…

13 years13 yearsMaylandsManorMaylandsManor posted:
Looking for the right shade of white

hi Andalee,
here is a pic of our place. we have used wattyl ermine white (slight grey tinge) and dulux vivid white on ceilings, skirts and arks. the ermine white looks…

Looking for the right shade of white
13 years13 yearsMaylandsManorMaylandsManor posted:
Join mark in kitchen panels??

we have a join in our front panel. our cabinet maker told us that the whatever the material is that they build the panels from come in maximum widths /…

13 years13 yearsMaylandsManorMaylandsManor posted:
Maylands Manor Painted

I thought i would share pics of my completed colour selections as they look on our walls. not sure how good my camera is, the pics are a bit grainy…

13 years13 yearsMaylandsManorMaylandsManor posted:
Superstitiousness - Throwing A Coin Into Your Concrete Slab

we threw some coins in just as they were about to start pouring the concrete. it certainly didn't buy us any speed with the build but we liked the sentiment!

13 years13 yearsMaylandsManorMaylandsManor posted:
House painting prices

to paint our place (1 undercoat and 3 coats of paint including ceiling, arks, skirts and cornices with different paint detail) it is costing just under $10,000. we have 4…

13 years13 yearsMaylandsManorMaylandsManor posted:
OH MY GOD how much for Footings?????????

hi meltuz1,
those sort of figures blow you away don't they! We paid $55,000 for our 1.6 metre footings (private contractor). can't remember soil class but can look it up if…

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