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8 years8 yearsMBBNMBBN posted:
Help! Maximum thickness of laminate benchtop

It will be a square edge

8 years8 yearsMBBNMBBN posted:
Help! Maximum thickness of laminate benchtop

I have gone blank....what is the maximum thickness of a laminate benchtop you can have? Is it 60mm?

10 years10 yearsMBBNMBBN posted:
Dark Bricks with light roof, will it look ok?

Yes, will look great. We have dark brown brick, silver windows and surfmist roof and gutters. I'm sick of seeing grey roofs

10 years10 yearsMBBNMBBN posted:
Cleaning a 'white' leather lounge

For ink....best thing is hairspray. Yes, believe it or not! Spray it on and it will come straight off. Although then you can see how grotty the…

10 years10 yearsMBBNMBBN posted:
Maintenance of Hume timber front door

Our front door is needing some love (it's a Hume sliced maple timber veneer XS26 1200 wide). Should I just sand it back and stain it with a clear…

11 years11 yearsMBBNMBBN posted:
Rights regarding damaged windows

They should replace it.....but only because of the quality, not because it isn't what you want.
You would have received plans and elevations and that's when you need to make sure…

11 years11 yearsMBBNMBBN posted:
Do you think they can sue us

sounds like my neighbour....always threatening to sue for something or other (not that we've done anything to warrant that!). We put a screen up and made it really ugly…

11 years11 yearsMBBNMBBN posted:
Gas Verses Induction

we have inuction (nearly 1.5 years) and dont have any scratches on it. I can't stand cleaning s/steel so having the glass to clean is a breeze and I…

11 years11 yearsMBBNMBBN posted:
Nuisance neighbours - HELP!

I'd get your solicitor to type up a letter stating that he is not to have any contact with you and any contact will result in legal action.
We have a…

11 years11 yearsMBBNMBBN posted:
Painting a retaining wall

We have a treated pine sleeper retaining wall (about 1.2m high) in a corner of our backyard (which is tiny).....I'm getting a bit paint happy lately and am thinking of…

11 years11 yearsMBBNMBBN posted:
privacy from 2 story neighbours!!

Unless your occupancy permit was issued before they got their building permit, then it meets Rescode. When their builder was applying for their building permit, they question would of…

11 years11 yearsMBBNMBBN posted:
G/borough Architectural lever handle problem

Please excuse my very 'technical' terms here! We have a beautiful Gainsborough Architectural lever handle (you know the ones that are just a long bar) which I love but…

11 years11 yearsMBBNMBBN posted:
Colours for boys bedroom

I used self destruct in my sons room and accessorised with navy, white and red.....so I like the first one.

12 years12 yearsMBBNMBBN posted:
Legal issues surrounding PC sum

most builders don't put appliances in until the end of construction (in case they are stolen etc).....
from the other side of opinion (not necessarily mine) but I would pay the…

12 years12 yearsMBBNMBBN posted:
Going on holidays during the build ... please advise !!

There are 2 things that could happen (I was just speaking to a building supervisor about this this morning and a client of his went OS). The 1st problem…

12 years12 yearsMBBNMBBN posted:
Show us your decorating flare or insperation pics.

ohh i started after VCE. Did a Dip Arts - Interior Design & Decoration. Worked with one of the big builders in Melbourne for 5 years, a tile…

12 years12 yearsMBBNMBBN posted:
Show us your decorating flare or insperation pics.

I have far to many images! If you are after pics of kids rooms/nurseries.....check out my blog (www.nestdesignstudioblog.blogspot.com).....I'm an interior designer specialising in nurseries.

12 years12 yearsMBBNMBBN posted:
Diamond Gloss Edging- Problem with cabinetmaker

Go to the laminex site and see if you can get info or pics to back up what you are saying then provide to your builder to prove the cabinet…

12 years12 yearsMBBNMBBN posted:
What colour?

I've used Smoke Pearl before and don't think it looks to pink. I do think it can be quite dark in bedrooms so recommend 1/2 strength

12 years12 yearsMBBNMBBN posted:
Tiled or Deck for Alfresco

Just general traffic. Our neighbour also has a deck and we can tell when they are outside and walking on their deck.

12 years12 yearsMBBNMBBN posted:
Tiled or Deck for Alfresco

I have a deck.....next time I would do tiles. The deck is noisy when you walk on it.

12 years12 yearsMBBNMBBN posted:
Neighbour angry after we removed some retaining wall

I did say I would cause offence! As Kerry-Ann said....it's a retaining wall/fence.....not a big pink thing!

12 years12 yearsMBBNMBBN posted:
Neighbour angry after we removed some retaining wall

seriously, if it's on your land you should be able to do whatever you like! I'm going through similar issues with a neighbour and we didn't talk to them…

12 years12 yearsMBBNMBBN posted:
Mixed metal madness ...

It doesn't matter at all in my opinion! If you look closely at display homes, you would see that cabinet handles/taps etc don't match and have the mix of…

12 years12 yearsMBBNMBBN posted:
what colour caesarstone benchtop? osprey? icesnow?

osprey would be better than ice snow (to stark in my opinion), plus Osprey has hints of browns through it (when you look very closely).
Check that the parchment doesn't look…

12 years12 yearsMBBNMBBN posted:
Window Winder colour!!!

black is standard. They (I don't use that as in PD, but window manufactueres) can do matching to some colours. We have silver windows but have black winders.....makes…

12 years12 yearsMBBNMBBN posted:
Difficult neighbour - advice needed

All I can say is good luck! I know what it's like to have a difficult neighbour (in fact we have just put up a screen between them and…

12 years12 yearsMBBNMBBN posted:
My new and improved paint colour - Hogs Bristle 1/2

It's the risk you sometimes take when you pick a dulux (or any other brand) and use a different companies base colour.
I agree, it shouldn't vary that much but there…

12 years12 yearsMBBNMBBN posted:
I think we've found it.... need objective advice!

I wouldn't live on such a busy road, but having said that....my brother & sister in law recently sold their unit which was on a major road (it might have…

12 years12 yearsMBBNMBBN posted:
Occupation certificate

If you are building through a big builder, they will not let you move in without an OP.

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