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15 d15 dmishbmishb posted:
Moving in before handover

Our house build is almost done, the actual work will be finished next week. Our current house settles in 3 weeks on Friday so I think we will just…

5 months5 monthsmishbmishb posted:
Water Use During Build

Yes, as we have no town water our builders brought in 2 x 5,000l temp tanks. They have been there since January, bricks are all done and acid washed.…

6 months6 monthsmishbmishb posted:
Undermount sink and Caesarstone Warranty

I've had undermount sinks in a stone benchtop for 15 years. They aren't big sinks so sometimes pots scrape the edges getting them in and out. Never had…

8 months8 monthsmishbmishb posted:
Waterfall Edges on Island - Yay or Nay?

We're having a waterfall on one end and a cantilever on the other, 20mm which is a more modern look.

8 months8 monthsmishbmishb posted:
Polish concrete floor issues

We are in the process of a new build with a polished concrete floor.
The slab has been recently laid and due to problems with it probably being let to cure…

10 months10 monthsmishbmishb posted:
How common are variations?

We are building a house, small independent project builder.
We are at the stage of excavations and boxing up for the slab to be poured, but I have changed my mind…

1 year1 yearmishbmishb posted:
Painting Tiles??

I painted a feature tile strip on the walls of my bathroom, and the floor.
After 5 years there are a few chips in the floor from dropping things but…

1 year1 yearmishbmishb posted:
Sink in seperate toilet or combine with main bathroom?

Providing it's not the only bathroom in the house, I prefer the toilet in the bathroom. I like the 'one stop' approach.
If you're going to separate the toilet,…

1 year1 yearmishbmishb posted:
Builder stuffed up - irreversible mistake - what can we do?

That absolutely sucks, how disappointing and frustrating for you.
We are having polished concrete in our upcoming build and it's a very important element for us.
I absolutely loathe tiles in living…

2 years2 yearsmishbmishb posted:
Thoughts on mirrored glass splashback

We're having a mirror splashback. It reflects a rather spectacular view so there was no other choice for us.

2 years2 yearsmishbmishb posted:
Did anyone do the exact same tiles and cabinets in all bathr

I'm using the same tile but in different colours in the ensuite and bathroom, with the same feature tile that compliments both tiles. The grey is slightly darker in…

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2 years2 yearsmishbmishb posted:
Electrical inclusions - power points

Our standard inclusions for electrical include 5 single power points for rangehood, fridge, dishwasher, microwave and oven.
On our electrical plan are power points for things like the…

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2 years2 yearsmishbmishb posted:
Has anyone used A&L Windows?

Anyone with A & L Windows, do the safety decals come off easily?

2 years2 yearsmishbmishb posted:
Moving on from a breakdown in communication

We're in the process of negotiating with a builder to build our new house.
We've just found out they missed a major part of our requirements in their initial quotes over…

2 years2 yearsmishbmishb posted:
Brick or weatherboard cheaper?

We're in the process of getting quotes for a new build. We want weatherboard/cladding. A builder has quoted us extra to use weatherboard instead of brick on the…

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3 years3 yearsmishbmishb posted:
Building in a rural area - Help!

We are planning to build a holiday house on the outskirts of a small town in country Victoria. It's about 1.5 hours from Melbourne CBD, and a half hour…

3 years3 yearsmishbmishb posted:
Buying vacant land in country Victoria

You aren't guaranteed a building permit, especially if your land is zoned rural agricultural, so be very careful if your intention is to build a house.
Someone warned us that the…

3 years3 yearsmishbmishb posted:
Holiday house in Central Victoria

We're looking at building a holiday house on acreage, near Heathcote.
We're thinking of going the modular/kit route for cost control and simplicity. But we'd also consider a local builder…

3 years3 yearsmishbmishb posted:
Is my Sapphire Buffalo turf dead? Please help..

Oh no that looks terrible. I don't have anything practical to add except we have Sapphire Buffalo in Melbourne. It's uniformly green and lush all year except for…

4 years4 yearsmishbmishb posted:
Mixing types of furniture within one room?

Of course you can.
I have an antique oak drop leaf table and a glass and chrome coffee table together in one room.

4 years4 yearsmishbmishb posted:
Sir Walter vs Palmetto mowing and maintenance

We have Sapphire in our back yard, and have just laid it (yesterday) in our front yard.
We chose it for it's superior shade tolerance, we have a lot of deep…

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4 years4 yearsmishbmishb posted:
Totally changing interior style!

Orange and teal are great on trend colours, and their tips about where to source cheap pieces are spot on.
However - please do not copy this furniture placement! Furniture…

5 years5 yearsmishbmishb posted:
The Block - 2014

It might come in handy for washing the dog.

5 years5 yearsmishbmishb posted:
Roman Blinds on wider windows

Mine are probably close to 3m wide, no issues opening and closing them.

5 years5 yearsmishbmishb posted:
The Block - 2014

And this week... outdoor showers? In Melbourne???

5 years5 yearsmishbmishb posted:
The Block - 2014

One of the most depressing rooms I've ever seen. It's like an ugly 70's style motor inn room with all that exposed brick and timber.
And the raised desk platform..?…

5 years5 yearsmishbmishb posted:
Wallpaper hanger - Melbourne

Do it yourself, it's not difficult.
I did my dressing room myself and it was a bit fiddly, around a door, window, wall vents, sockets, picture rail.
Just take your…

Wallpaper hanger - Melbourne
6 years6 yearsmishbmishb posted:
Paint colour help - dark grey

Hello, I need help with a dark grey paint.
I've trialled Dulux Mole Grey, but against my lighter grey colour (Dulux Vanilla Quake), it throws off green tones.
I'm looking for a…

7 years7 yearsmishbmishb posted:
Wallpapering, how many walls?

I have that exact wallpaper, on a wall that has a mantle, and a fireplace. :lol:
I only papered one wall, as…

8 years8 yearsmishbmishb posted:
Tips for painting interior door pleas...

This is more or less what I have been doing. Painting the recessed areas with a brush, then roller over the rest of the door. I rollered the…

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