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Joined 26 October 2007
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6 years6 yearsPebblePebble posted:
Experiences with Wooden Benchtops?

At least wood bench tops are probably easier to repair when stained or damaged compared to laminate? Durability probably depends more on the type of sealer used.
I've seen houses with…

6 years6 yearsPebblePebble posted:
Laminate = cheap?

Since you're putting a new kitchen in anyway I'd go with stone benchtops, just like having tiles or wood floorboards instead of viny flooring it gives an impression of higher…

6 years6 yearsPebblePebble posted:
Bathroom Basins - Raymor vs. Kohler

The only thing I know about Raymor is toilets of that brand which I've used would never flush properly, both toilets in the same house, needed at least 3 full…

6 years6 yearsPebblePebble posted:
Carpet cleaning when moving out?

Sounds like a good choice, the new owners can always get it done before moving in.
If our place sold I would clean the carpets, only because I know they need…

6 years6 yearsPebblePebble posted:
Phone line

NBN ready is fine but your tenants probably still want to have ADSL in the mean time. I think as a tenant it's fair to expect a working phone line.…

6 years6 yearsPebblePebble posted:
furniture hire and decorating for selling house

A house that isn't cluttered looks cleaner on first impression too (even if it's not as clean as it should be).
I think getting nice photos done is important because that's…

6 years6 yearsPebblePebble posted:
Is a 4th bedroom really worth over $100,000?

Do you know that it sold for over $600k or was that just the listed price? Homes don't always sell for the listed prices that are shown on the real…

6 years6 yearsPebblePebble posted:
Tiled to 1800 seems like a mistake...now what to do

Glad you went to the ceiling, it looks great!

6 years6 yearsPebblePebble posted:
Bathroom colours?

I would go with charcoal or dark colored floors again. I don't think white tiles are that much of a pain to clean, but white grout certainly is!
I love the…

6 years6 yearsPebblePebble posted:
What do you think makes a house feel 'special'?

I think gardens outside (front and back) make a big difference, it doesn't have to cost a big bundle to get a nice garden set up, just a long time…

8 years8 yearsPebblePebble posted:
Internet Provider

Lol yes speaking of phone line breakages, we had an Electrician install one between the shed (had phone connected in shed already) to the house. Whe we were getting some…

8 years8 yearsPebblePebble posted:
Pot draws or no pot draws?

We went for extra cutlery type draws, in past houses I always found the 2nd draw that has the odd cutlery type items got overcrowded, now I've to cuttlery up…

8 years8 yearsPebblePebble posted:
Internet Provider

Oh bugger hey! When we first moved in to our shed we were told it had phone line going to it, and well it did but we then found out…

8 years8 yearsPebblePebble posted:
Raking Ceilings - How to heat/cool

Since our house has gone up I know that particular building company has built probably at least 3 or 4 more homes around this town, unfortunately I don't know any…

8 years8 yearsPebblePebble posted:
Wood heaters

Lol, in an ideal world maybe (not trying to be sarcastic I'd love that idea to work 100%). Rather unfortunate though that at the coldest times the sun doesn't seem…

8 years8 yearsPebblePebble posted:
Internet Provider

I was with Internode a few years ago, well I stayed on their dialup when I couldn't have broadband any more as well, now I finally have Sat broadband but…

8 years8 yearsPebblePebble posted:
Raking Ceilings - How to heat/cool

Even though it's not WACB it certainly sounds very very similar. I'm not having any more children but I thought of the office the same way, it would have been…

8 years8 yearsPebblePebble posted:
Raking Ceilings - How to heat/cool

Well a different opinion, your house sounds exactly like our house wouldn't be Country Builders would it?
I've found the raking ceilings (since it's insulated between the ceiling and roof) seems…

8 years8 yearsPebblePebble posted:
Changing locks after handover?

Thanks for the proper explanation about the plastic bit, I never fully understood how the locks did as claimed I just believed the builders!

8 years8 yearsPebblePebble posted:
Vacuum Cleaners, anybody use the "backpack" style?

Lol, thanks Ash.

8 years8 yearsPebblePebble posted:
Here we go- and go and go and go

Ahh yes Terry would be happy if I told him I was getting dwarf varieties. I must agree sounds like a great idea.
They would probably go out front but on…

8 years8 yearsPebblePebble posted:
Vacuum Cleaners, anybody use the "backpack" style?

Thanks for the feedback so far, the issue of potentially knocking into things did cross my mind, I would certainly hat to damage something in somebody elses house! It's not…

8 years8 yearsPebblePebble posted:
Here we go- and go and go and go

The maple is beautiful! PS you've inspired me to think about some fruit trees!

8 years8 yearsPebblePebble posted:
Vacuum Cleaners, anybody use the "backpack" style?

Just considering what I'm likely to get for my next vac, it's more on the wishful than the need list at the moment.
I'm cleaning a few other homes for work…

9 years9 yearsPebblePebble posted:
Davey UV Filter Housing and Lamp

ITEM: Davey Steriflo UV 75-25
40 watt lamp
This system is suitable for a…

9 years9 yearsPebblePebble posted:
A Perfect Home with Gemmill Homes - 6mth inspection 25/05/10

Hoooraaay. No matter the frustration you go through at certain stages of the build, in the end it all seems worth it (well in most cases).
So glad you're happy with…

9 years9 yearsPebblePebble posted:
LPG bottle inside kitchen cabinet ?

Well perhaps get a 2nd or 3rd opinion on where bottles are legally allowed to be (in regards to proximity to house and kitchen etc).
Like others have said one would…

9 years9 yearsPebblePebble posted:
Here we go- and go and go and go

Hi Kex,
Oh Hubby told me that the maintenance period was 4 months! Hah guess the paperwork may turn up while he's away. We pretty much started writing a list so…

9 years9 yearsPebblePebble posted:
Size doesn't matter apparantly !!

I can't believe it! I'm certainly not shopping for ovens but I sure am glad that you shared the info, it's something that might just be invaluable to know down…

9 years9 yearsPebblePebble posted:
Buying a house with no slab?

Ok, I know it's worth it!

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