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2 years2 yearsPAB_34PAB_34 posted:
Is a FIXED window in the kitchen practical?

Good call B43T's. That's exactly what we did except we used 4 panel louvres (700mm wide) either side of a 1500mm wide fixed pain. There is a Qasair rangehood built-in…

Is a FIXED window in the kitchen practical?
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2 years2 yearsPAB_34PAB_34 posted:
Opinion on appliances?

We went the side-by-side option with a pyro-clean oven (600mm) and a combi-steam oven (450mm) with a warming drawer (150mm) under it beside the oven (all Miele).
The microwave is in…

2 years2 yearsPAB_34PAB_34 posted:
Do stair treads require an overhanging nosing?

Things have changed....
Prior to 2013, the nosing of the upper tread had to overhang the rear of the tread below by a min of 10mm.
See fig 4.2 (AS1657-1992 - Superseded)

but…

2 years2 yearsPAB_34PAB_34 posted:
LED Strip Lighting For Kitchen Overheads

This is what we sent the cabinet maker, I'll post some photos of the install and the lighting tomorrow.

2 years2 yearsPAB_34PAB_34 posted:
Bedroom lighting

Totally agree.
We have:
Bed 1 - 5m x 4.5m
Beds 2-5 - 4m x 3.4m
All ceilings all are 2.7m
All have 4 LED downlights about 700-800mm from each corner with a fan in…

3 years3 yearsPAB_34PAB_34 posted:
Sliding corner door?

Corner retractable screens (with bi-folds but will work with sliders)
http://brio.com.au/blog/products/screen ... ct-screen/
They are sold via Stegbar
Good luck!

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3 years3 yearsPAB_34PAB_34 posted:
Frogs, Toads and Assorted Night Creatures?

Cool, the slippery guys should be well feed then!

3 years3 yearsPAB_34PAB_34 posted:
Frogs, Toads and Assorted Night Creatures?

Give it time, where there is excessive food, a predictor or two will show up.
My folks have a dam at their place that had heaps of frogs but now, not…

3 years3 yearsPAB_34PAB_34 posted:
Powerpoint On Island Bench

This is the tower (EVOline) from Lincoln Sentry.

(in the down position, top only showing this end of the bench)

3 years3 yearsPAB_34PAB_34 posted:
Ceiling fan

Yep, every fan in our place is just a fan as all ceiling lights are LED downlights.
This is the fan we installed:- http://www.jdlighting.com.au/products/emerson-loft-3-blade-60-ceiling-fan-white-black-brushed-steel-acf765ww-acf765bq-acf765bs

3 years3 yearsPAB_34PAB_34 posted:
Home hub

Do a search for "home hub" in the "Home Theatre & Automation" section of the forums and you may find what you're looking for.

3 years3 yearsPAB_34PAB_34 posted:
"Designer" windows?

Try these...
http://www.awsaustralia.com.au/vantage/designer-series

3 years3 yearsPAB_34PAB_34 posted:
Wireless or Cabled

Yep, in the garage....
Modem, foxtel box, blue-ray, a couple of amps, network switch & sonos at the moment.
We wired the house with at least 2 pairs of Cat6 in each…

Wireless or Cabled
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3 years3 yearsPAB_34PAB_34 posted:
Soft Close Drawers - are they worth it?

Soft close drawers and cupboards were a must have - we have absolutely no regrets in getting them.
They are like soft close toilet seats - once you've used/had them you…

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3 years3 yearsPAB_34PAB_34 posted:
Data points through two switches?

4 in the home theatre is not enough. You could easily have a TV, amp, Blueray/DVD, Foxtel, a games console or two, PVR, Sonos box, etc.
Get at least 6 or…

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3 years3 yearsPAB_34PAB_34 posted:
Building Experiences

1. - Good
2. - Very

3 years3 yearsPAB_34PAB_34 posted:
Itemised costings list required ?

Totally agree.
I worked with our builder (a small, local custom builder) for a few months to get the design and specification completely sorted prior to signing the fixed price contract.
We…

3 years3 yearsPAB_34PAB_34 posted:
Double storey build - what are the must have upgrades

...or if you must have a U shaped, have at least 1200mm wide stairs and landings, you can get mattresses and couches up stairs this wide.

3 years3 yearsPAB_34PAB_34 posted:
Best builder for Laurina

It helps if you tell us where you are.

3 years3 yearsPAB_34PAB_34 posted:
Roof design

Thanks. All of the colours, fittings and styling was done by my better half, I'm useless at it!
Oh and those lights are actually silicon rubber....http://www.muuto.com/collection/unfold_pendant_lamp

3 years3 yearsPAB_34PAB_34 posted:
Roof design

The parapet wall will be vertical to the 'sky' with no overhang. It's used to hide the skillion roof behind it. The photo below is the place currently being build…

3 years3 yearsPAB_34PAB_34 posted:
Dishwasher V Dishdraws

Not sure what you mean. Mine are very quiet (18 months old) & my parents have them as well (6 years old) and they are no noisier than my newish…

3 years3 yearsPAB_34PAB_34 posted:
Copyright - how to calculate 10% difference

No one can tell you this as a 'measure of change' doesn't exist.
The 10% change is a myth (as you've already stated), the fact the builder wants a 10% change…

3 years3 yearsPAB_34PAB_34 posted:
Recommendations for 3-in-1 exhaust/heat/light systems?

Don't bother with BRILLIANT LIGHTING products. We've got "Excel Eco 4-in-1" and they are only so-so. Lighting is fine, exhaust is ok, but the heat function is not as good…

3 years3 yearsPAB_34PAB_34 posted:
Dishwasher V Dishdraws

The tall is 599mm wide according to their website.
The tall:- https://www.fisherpaykel.com/au/kitchen/dishwashing/dishdrawer/DD60STI7
The wide:- https://www.fisherpaykel.com/au/kitchen/dishwashing/dishdrawer/DD90STI2
I believe the location of circuitboards, drives, etc are the same in every model.

3 years3 yearsPAB_34PAB_34 posted:
Dishwasher V Dishdraws

F&P make extra wide and tall (extra deep) single drawers. We have a pair of 'talls', each is installed either side of the sink with a drawer under each for…

Dishwasher V Dishdraws
4 years4 yearsPAB_34PAB_34 posted:
Moving a crossover to opposite side

Hi Kes,
We moved our crossover from one side of the block to the other.
In Brisbane, the City Council allows self-assessment so we meet their conditions (no trees/signs or drains were…

4 years4 yearsPAB_34PAB_34 posted:
Screens for corner (pillarless) sliding doors

If you don't have your heart set on sliding screen doors, then this option may work for you...

http://brio.com.au/blog/products/screen-solutions/brio-612-retractable-pleated-insect-screen

Screens for corner (pillarless) sliding doors
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