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4 years4 yearsmikkyGmikkyG posted:
How Do I Organise Fencing With Neighbours on a New Build?

Great reply sneakersss!!

4 years4 yearsmikkyGmikkyG posted:
Side Screen help - Cranbourne North

I've done exactly this, my water wall is 2m tall and about 4m wide to cover a neighbors view of our alfresco. I was told that if the neighbor had…

4 years4 yearsmikkyGmikkyG posted:
Looking for merbau deck builder - West Melb

Do you have any pictures of the area? Is it over concrete? Is it raised or a low deck? Do you have a budget in mind?

4 years4 yearsmikkyGmikkyG posted:
Advice needed: agent put my house on realestate illegally.

The realestate website takes their instructions directly from the agent, if the agent logged on and removed the listing that change would be in effect in minutes. It would have…

4 years4 yearsmikkyGmikkyG posted:
Design of retaining wall - civil engineer?

As for the cost of the wall itself with steel the costs are about 2500 + labour. You can construct the wall yourself it just must be designed and constructed…

4 years4 yearsmikkyGmikkyG posted:
Landscaping costs for a new build in Sydney?

Maybe some photos of the area and a sketch of what you want done. I do landscaping for a number of builders in Melbourne, VIC and your quote made me…

4 years4 yearsmikkyGmikkyG posted:
Aluminium windows powder coated

Great answer Ed, this forum needs an up-vote system.

4 years4 yearsmikkyGmikkyG posted:
Decking over Concrete

In most cases even securing the deck to the concrete is not required, 30m2 will weigh a few hundred kilos when assembled.

4 years4 yearsmikkyGmikkyG posted:
Stained timber in bathroom, does it need special treatment?

I think it'll be fine also just still scratching my head how they arrived at 5.4k

4 years4 yearsmikkyGmikkyG posted:
Stained timber in bathroom, does it need special treatment?

Hey we saw a really nice feature in a display house that we'd like to recreate:

We were looking at doing a larger run of this to separate the our bathroom…

Stained timber in bathroom, does it need special treatment?
4 years4 yearsmikkyGmikkyG posted:
Theatre room advice, please!

For me the answer is no, we don't use it enough to justify it. We chose to fit out a room with screen, step up, projector and blacked out the…

4 years4 yearsmikkyGmikkyG posted:
Home theatre package for 5k?

Just my 2c about cables, don't listen to all the sales garbage about interference and HDMI versions, a cable is a cable.
When I built my room everyone said get…

4 years4 yearsmikkyGmikkyG posted:
Stackstone Installation

Not sure there are standards, just use flexibond and go nuts

4 years4 yearsmikkyGmikkyG posted:
Pegs on Lot

As a uni student I had a little earner $500 a property to find pegs, easiest job I ever had, don't pay the builders.

4 years4 yearsmikkyGmikkyG posted:
Porter Davis - Can we increase compensation for delay?

I got shot down asking for a larger bathtub! If you get that over the line you are doing very well!!

4 years4 yearsmikkyGmikkyG posted:
Bricks, cladding, sheeting, foam are these all real options?

someone asking a similar question http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=67595

4 years4 yearsmikkyGmikkyG posted:
Bricks, cladding, sheeting, foam are these all real options?

and another http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=65469

4 years4 yearsmikkyGmikkyG posted:
Bricks, cladding, sheeting, foam are these all real options?

We are still kicking around in plan sketch up land and we happened upon an interesting conversation with our designer when discussing what the front of the house will look…

4 years4 yearsmikkyGmikkyG posted:
3D drawing from a 2D plan

Also importing a scanned image of your house plan into 'google sketch up' is simple then trace over the lines and pull the model up.
Yes I know it sounds a…

4 years4 yearsmikkyGmikkyG posted:
Leaks during construction?

Yes the external mess looks like spray from cleaning, nothing to worry about there, they'll pain over that and it'll come up just fine.

4 years4 yearsmikkyGmikkyG posted:
What did you do after handover?

In our current house we did:
Outside:
Driveway
Front deck
Facade lighting
landscaping
Letter box
Clothes line
Water feature
Shed
Flood lights
Basically everything.. on day one it was mud and lots of it!
Inside:
Pendant lights
Shutters on windows
Shutters in voids
(…

4 years4 yearsmikkyGmikkyG posted:
Can you Prewire for Clipsal CBus

And what ever you do just get Cat5, Cat6 may as well be a scam, save your cash.

4 years4 yearsmikkyGmikkyG posted:
Stone path with pebbles surround

No, the pavers can be laid directly onto a built up mortar base. Sand is normally used on larger areas and mortar is used around the edge to lock it…

4 years4 yearsmikkyGmikkyG posted:
Snowdon Review

I know I'm thread mining this old thread but I was looking for information on Snowdon and came up slim so thought I might add to this old one for…

4 years4 yearsmikkyGmikkyG posted:
Concrete slab under timber deck.....Drainage??

I'd sit the deck slightly off the ground, it won't need much use some squares of 5mm plate steel squares (the big green box sells all this stuff). This way…

4 years4 yearsmikkyGmikkyG posted:
Stackstone water feature - water splash

I have a similar stacked stone water wall outside and have the same result. I have an overflow style lip like this http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/AQUAEDGE-Sta ... 1289695655, when…

4 years4 yearsmikkyGmikkyG posted:
Living areas...

Yes, when the plaster goes on things feel larger, but by then it's too late to change for most budgets. Try measuring out in your own home to get a…

4 years4 yearsmikkyGmikkyG posted:
Preparing to wall mount tv

But don't fret too much if the builder doesn't want to play ball, while conduit will make running cables easier in the future it's never been that hard to run…

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