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5 d5 dMining ManMining Man posted:
Newly laid gloss tiles that lost its shine

Try a bit of white vinegar diluted with water.

2 months2 monthsMining ManMining Man posted:
Smart wiring

Our builder (Novus Homes) referred us to in Osborne Park. They did smart wiring (wired LAN, security & access) as well as supplying and installing some surround speakers.

2 months2 monthsMining ManMining Man posted:
Painter for interior

I also made an online enquiry with Premier Decorating and they got back to me really quickly.
I found them with a google search, along with plenty of others.

2 months2 monthsMining ManMining Man posted:
Colorbond roof - dune

We did our roof in Shale Grey, and it can appear anything from the light grey in your picture, to almost white. It only went on a couple of months…

2 months2 monthsMining ManMining Man posted:
Two Story Home Design feedback please!

Is 1.1m the distance between the media room and the wall at the back of the garage storage? What about the distance between the first stair and the media wall?…

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2 months2 monthsMining ManMining Man posted:
Pool excavation ONLY

At worst you could have it excavated and backfilled with sand. It will then be a lot easier to hand dig later on.

3 months3 monthsMining ManMining Man posted:
Gj Gardner Wentworth

In regional Victoria, I'd try and configure a mud room entry from the garage via the laundry. It might mean giving up some of the 3rd car space though.

3 months3 monthsMining ManMining Man posted:
Please help me improve my kitchen layout/laundry

Bear in mind that you can't open a fridge door past 90 degrees if it's in the corner, which may impede vegetable drawers sliding fully out (and removing them for…

3 months3 monthsMining ManMining Man posted:
Painter for interior

NoR or SoR?
We're building NoR and Siciliano Painters seem to do a lot of work around us. I've had them quote for finance, but will revisit and get two more…

4 months4 monthsMining ManMining Man posted:
Help? Drywall

What has likely happened, is that the pressure from the nail has cracked the plaster within the paper sandwich, and created a floating lump of plaster held only by that…

4 months4 monthsMining ManMining Man posted:
Million dollar home in Perth

We did everything except build with Exclusive a couple of years ago. They took us through planning and approvals for a KDR, but a change of circumstances meant we couldn't…

5 months5 monthsMining ManMining Man posted:
100% Pure New Zealand. A Kiwi build journey

Thanks!
We're using something really similar for our kitchen splashback:

Our is also the iron colour, and we're using a single 3m long tile between the bench and overheads. We're also using…

5 months5 monthsMining ManMining Man posted:
100% Pure New Zealand. A Kiwi build journey

What is the splashback tile? Do you have a link for the manufacturer? Cheers.

5 months5 monthsMining ManMining Man posted:
Kitchen layout

If you're able / willing to move walls and windows, then you can really have some fun:
(Sink could stay in the island, but sinks with a window overlooking a yard…

Kitchen layout
5 months5 monthsMining ManMining Man posted:
Perth Steel Frame Build

Have a chat to the team at Litehouse.

They built a timber frame house down the street from our build, which stood out against the sea of double brick homes. I…

5 months5 monthsMining ManMining Man posted:
Kitchen layout

We've done exactly as you've suggested, with the sink off to the side. This keeps the island as a food prep / breakfast bar / cheese and wine station /…

Kitchen layout
5 months5 monthsMining ManMining Man posted:
Floor Plan Advice

Have a look at The Rural Building Company designs, and like others have said, use your space to optimise layout and landscape accordingly. There's nothing wrong with a garage door…

5 months5 monthsMining ManMining Man posted:
Floor plan

You have a sightline from the entry into the main kitchen / living space straight into your bedroom. It's an even more open sightline when standing at the kitchen sink.

6 months6 monthsMining ManMining Man posted:
Drywall (summit superwall) VS white set plaster wall

Thanks chippy.
I've had a read of the links and have also been in touch with our SS. It sounds like quality control is a huge part of the overall result.
We're…

6 months6 monthsMining ManMining Man posted:
Kitchen layout - U or Island

How much traffic is going to come through the cavity slider door? Pretty well all of it, I imagine.
If you put in an island, then it won't be long before…

6 months6 monthsMining ManMining Man posted:
Drywall (summit superwall) VS white set plaster wall

Hi chippy.
Our home build in Perth is about to be plastered, so I've asked our SS whether lime or gypsum based plaster is being used.
Can you please elaborate on the…

6 months6 monthsMining ManMining Man posted:
Help with kitchen layout

Are you likely to use both living areas, at the same time? What about competing noise? What's the actual functional differences between these two adjacent spaces?
The questions are loaded, and…

7 months7 monthsMining ManMining Man posted:
HGWA Alkimos

Makes perfect sense. Having a visual feature to break up the length of the hallway from the front door to the living space is a great idea. :thumbs up:

7 months7 monthsMining ManMining Man posted:
HGWA Alkimos

There's some dead space in the hallway, at the entrance of the theatre and the cloak cupboard you could use.
Swap the cloak cupboard across to the opposite wall (and widen…

7 months7 monthsMining ManMining Man posted:
Brick on first floor of double storey

I wonder if the OP is now investigating a first floor design built entirely of bricks with no windows...

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8 months8 monthsMining ManMining Man posted:
theatre recess layout

I'd actually go the option you haven't considered - the wall opposite the windows. Just make sure you've got block out roller blinds to avoid reflections.
The width of your screen…

8 months8 monthsMining ManMining Man posted:
Front render colours

In about another 6 months I could show you what it looks like.
Our exterior selections are very similar:
* Surfmist primary render colour
* Wallaby contrast render colour
* Shale Grey roof and…

Front render colours

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