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Mel&Em

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10 years10 yearsMel&EmMel&Em posted:
Bricked in Pizza oven and BBQ`

with regard to the pizza oven, be careful as normal house bricks will explode. You need solid bricks, not ones with the holes. What happens is the air inside the…

11 years11 yearsMel&EmMel&Em posted:
Carpet discolouration, help please

I've done some research and it's most likely Benzoyl Peroxide (found in many products like footcare, acne and other creams). The thing is, the product does not affect carpet in…

11 years11 yearsMel&EmMel&Em posted:
Carpet discolouration, help please

The third picture is almost a perfect circle. I've tried matching it up with everying with a circular base in the loungeroom as well as the kids toys, but nothing…

11 years11 yearsMel&EmMel&Em posted:
Carpet discolouration, help please

Hi all
We've just started having orange spots appear on our beige carpet in the loungeroom. Stain remover doesn't work. I've tested bleach on some spare carpet and it turns bright…

11 years11 yearsMel&EmMel&Em posted:
Concrete slab "Dusting" and erosion?

Just heard from concrete supplier. They say that concrete was to spec and the efflor is caused by water. Referred back to builder.
I then spoke to builder who says…

11 years11 yearsMel&EmMel&Em posted:
Concrete slab "Dusting" and erosion?

As all of our pathways and driveway has been in for more than 12 months already, the only thing I can think of is the join between the slab and…

11 years11 yearsMel&EmMel&Em posted:
Concrete slab "Dusting" and erosion?

Hi Onc, yes the powder does dissappear when wiped with a damp cloth, but I'm still concerned about the concrete being eaten away. Have you come accross this before?

11 years11 yearsMel&EmMel&Em posted:
Concrete slab "Dusting" and erosion?

Thanks Onc, but what about the surface damage? Can it be repaired? It looks pretty ******* as the rest of the garage floor is nice and smooth. Also, will it…

11 years11 yearsMel&EmMel&Em posted:
Concrete slab "Dusting" and erosion?

Thanks for the edit Stormy. :D

11 years11 yearsMel&EmMel&Em posted:
Concrete slab "Dusting" and erosion?

I don't think it's acid as the bricks were cleaned way before the garage door got installed. Besides, this is the only spot on the whole slab and it's really…

11 years11 yearsMel&EmMel&Em posted:
Concrete slab "Dusting" and erosion?

Hi all
We've been in our house for just over 12 months and over the past few months I've noticed a white dusty substance along an almost straight line about 3…

11 years11 yearsMel&EmMel&Em posted:
NBG Buckingham 36E, Moved in and lots of pics... finally!!!

Hi Brittany
Completely agree with everything you said. Can't remember where we used to put all our stuff. We're also thinking of getting a heating option downstairs. I'd already run the…

11 years11 yearsMel&EmMel&Em posted:
NBG Buckingham 36E, Moved in and lots of pics... finally!!!

Hi Blessed, long time no speak. We decided to close the blog as it was really only a way of keeping track of the build during construction and showing it…

12 years12 yearsMel&EmMel&Em posted:
NBG Buckingham 36E, Moved in and lots of pics... finally!!!

OMG!!!!!
::angry:: ::angry:: ::angry::
So sorry to hear about your experience concept. That's absolutely disgraceful. I…

12 years12 yearsMel&EmMel&Em posted:
NBG Buckingham 36E, Moved in and lots of pics... finally!!!

That's great news Rosa. Sounds like your on the home stretch now. Hope it all goes smoothly for you from now on.
Em

12 years12 yearsMel&EmMel&Em posted:
My buckingham palace - all moved in!!!

Have you guys got zoned heating? How do you close upstairs vents?
Em

12 years12 yearsMel&EmMel&Em posted:
NBG Buckingham 36E, Moved in and lots of pics... finally!!!

Hi Monkey
Thanks for the kind words. The pizza oven is pretty insulated. You can place your hand on it when it's at full temp and it's bearable. Not burning hot…

12 years12 yearsMel&EmMel&Em posted:
My buckingham palace - all moved in!!!

Hi Brit and Blessed.
Do either of you have issues with your heating downstairs. We're finding that we're not getting much airflow at all coming out of our downstairs vents,…

12 years12 yearsMel&EmMel&Em posted:
NBG Buckingham 36E, Moved in and lots of pics... finally!!!

Thanks guys,
The letter box was laid by the same brickie who did my pizza oven base. The job wasn't the best so I rendered it. I'll eventually give the…

12 years12 yearsMel&EmMel&Em posted:
Re: NBG Buckingham - Frontyard (**Picture Fest**)

CONGRATULATIONS :z: :z: :: :: and well done getting through…

12 years12 yearsMel&EmMel&Em posted:
NBG Buckingham 36E, Moved in and lots of pics... finally!!!

Hi Conceptcutting,
Michael's a champion, you'll be glad you're using him. The shutters are one of my favourite things in the house. We've got them in our bedroom as well…

12 years12 yearsMel&EmMel&Em posted:
Electrical Plan: have i forgotten anything?

Definately go nuts on the data points (and TV points), one of the best things we did with our house.

12 years12 yearsMel&EmMel&Em posted:
NBG Buckingham 36E, Moved in and lots of pics... finally!!!

Post deleted by me as it has since been resolved.

12 years12 yearsMel&EmMel&Em posted:
disaster?

WTF???????????????????? :evil: :evil: :evil:

12 years12 yearsMel&EmMel&Em posted:
Retaining wall recommendation - Melbourne?

We built our wall ourselves as the quote we received was very, very high. It came in at about 14k, but we managed to get it all done for under…

12 years12 yearsMel&EmMel&Em posted:
Outdoor woodfire pizza oven

Finally did it

Still getting the hang of it, but bread's awesome and so are the roasts.

12 years12 yearsMel&EmMel&Em posted:
NBG Buckingham 36E, Moved in and lots of pics... finally!!!

Hi snhouse
Our romans are Tuscany Earth. You can see the actual colour here
http://www.iseekblinds.com.au/freesamples/tuscany.asp
We were very happy with Michael as well. We had venetians put in the…

12 years12 yearsMel&EmMel&Em posted:
NBG Buckingham 36E, Moved in and lots of pics... finally!!!

Hi Rosa
The shutters are blockout. Very minimal light gets through and it's quite dark inside when shut.
Em

12 years12 yearsMel&EmMel&Em posted:
NBG Buckingham 36E, Moved in and lots of pics... finally!!!

Thanks for that DL, will make some enquiries.
Em

12 years12 yearsMel&EmMel&Em posted:
NBG Buckingham 36E, Moved in and lots of pics... finally!!!

Hi Rowena
Our living area is about 4x7m and has 4 lights (2 at each end). This leaves a dark spot right in the middle of the room. I reckon the…

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