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robinred55

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Joined 18 January 2010
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7 years7 yearsrobinred55robinred55 posted:
Ducted heating paired with evaporative cooling.

Hi all, We live in Adelaide and have evap cooling and ducted gas heating which is zoned. In the recent heatwave when the temp outside was 45C it was 27C…

7 years7 yearsrobinred55robinred55 posted:
Has anyone got Ikea 'EXPEDIT' shelving???

Hi Missem, my son and his wife have 3 large expedit units in their home and they've been fantastic. The large unit for the kids toys are fixed to the…

7 years7 yearsrobinred55robinred55 posted:
Sheer curtains under Vertical blinds

Hi onebuild, Have you looked at verticals like Luminettes (Luxaflex)? Kresta also have their own version of it. They have the sheer curtain integrated in the vains. It might be…

8 years8 yearsrobinred55robinred55 posted:
Fairmont Build @ SA WEEK 30 - SLOW PROGRESS

Hi j80, When we built 2 years ago with Rossdale the chrome grates were and extra $13 each. Sounds like your builders are going to charge you mega-bucks for your…

8 years8 yearsrobinred55robinred55 posted:
Chromagen solar Hotwater

Hi Saint Mike,
We haven't done anything to it. When it was first installed it didn't seem to be working right. The plumber came out and the pipes just needed to…

8 years8 yearsrobinred55robinred55 posted:
Chromagen solar Hotwater

We've had a Chromagen hws for 2 years and it hasn't missed a beat.

8 years8 yearsrobinred55robinred55 posted:
How much to add on from list price - Adelaide builders

If I had to guesstimate I think 50% would be a minimum. I think closer to 70% if you add heating, cooling, floor coverings. People almost always understimate the amount…

8 years8 yearsrobinred55robinred55 posted:
Clothesline Fence Mounting

Hi Tem,
If you want it on the fenceline you'll probably need to get a post mounting kit. The posts go in the ground and then theres a cross-bracket which…

8 years8 yearsrobinred55robinred55 posted:
Footings Cost H2-D Preliminary Soil Report

How are your plans going Jenifer80? Do you think you'll go ahead and this might become your own thread? ::lol::

8 years8 yearsrobinred55robinred55 posted:
Footings Cost H2-D Preliminary Soil Report

Hi Jennifer80,
I believe highly reactive clay is the most common type of soil in Adelaide. I have no idea about the extra costs related to footings for 139sm. But I'll…

9 years9 yearsrobinred55robinred55 posted:
Sliding Door for Master Bed Room

Hi Murphy,
In our plan we kept a sliding door out to the patio but we were concerned that it might make the room dark. To counter this we put a…

9 years9 yearsrobinred55robinred55 posted:
Sliding Door for Master Bed Room

Hi, I'm not sure exactly what you're asking however we have a similar situation off our rear master bedroom and have chosen the sliding door out to the patio. We…

9 years9 yearsrobinred55robinred55 posted:
Steam drips on wall in new house

Hi,
I don't know if this is relevant but the same thing was happening to us. Even though we had a 3-in-1 we were getting steam drips. When we investigated…

9 years9 yearsrobinred55robinred55 posted:
Show us your ... WALL MIRROR !!! :)

Awww... Kiwi, great to type with you again. I'm on here most days but I mainly lurk now. I'm thinking of dusting off my thread and adding a few photos…

9 years9 yearsrobinred55robinred55 posted:
Show us your ... WALL MIRROR !!! :)

I love this figurine. You have wonderful taste grumblebum and I could get quite envious ::wink::

9 years9 yearsrobinred55robinred55 posted:
Show us your ... WALL MIRROR !!! :)

I just love mirrors and I have a genuine art deco mirror that I inherited from my mil. I love it but it has a crack in the corner a…

9 years9 yearsrobinred55robinred55 posted:
If you have a white kitchen with white walls...please help!

If you have lots of white it would be good to use colour to accesories or with a splashback.

9 years9 yearsrobinred55robinred55 posted:
opinion on essential upgrades

I also consider kitchen upgrades important as it is hard to do afterwards and a kitchen has a lasting impact on the total value of a property. When we built…

9 years9 yearsrobinred55robinred55 posted:
Pantry drawers behind pantry doors

Hi Mia, We have four drawers in our pantry and I love them. You can pull out the drawers and see everything without having to dig or lose things in…

Pantry drawers behind pantry doors
9 years9 yearsrobinred55robinred55 posted:
Are tiles cold looking and cold under foot

I've had tiles in our old house and went porcelain in our new. Have you considered underfloor heating? I've heard so many good stories about this. We have ducted gas…

9 years9 yearsrobinred55robinred55 posted:
Furniture Makeover Ideas Please! *Pic Update*

Thanks McClaren. I've debated about it and considered listing it on ebay but I love it. If I sell it maybe I can find something more contemporary for our house.…

9 years9 yearsrobinred55robinred55 posted:
Furniture Makeover Ideas Please! *Pic Update*

I was very interested to see this thread and I have watched the transformations wrought by Stormy on her furnishings.
I have an art deco mirror that I don't know what…

9 years9 yearsrobinred55robinred55 posted:
gas ducted heating and aircon

Hi ADS,
we live in Adelaide and we installed ducted gas heating with zones and it our bill was the same as our old house which had a wall furnace. We…

9 years9 yearsrobinred55robinred55 posted:
Do you think this kitchen layout works?

Just a comment about the sink being centred on the island. I have mine centred on our island and it's an absolute pain. If it was down towards one end…

9 years9 yearsrobinred55robinred55 posted:
Wardrobes companies

We've been in our house a year. We had Wallspan/Kitchen Connection to our wardrobes and we are thrilled with them. We went with them because we had them in our…

9 years9 yearsrobinred55robinred55 posted:
What are the biggest money savers when building

Hi MT,
we were able to get certain things done by tradies while they were working. For example, we had our joists reinforced by the carpenters before the roof went on.…

9 years9 yearsrobinred55robinred55 posted:
SA- who are the cheapest, middle and most expensive builders

Hi all,
When we built (we've been in out house for a year now) we got quotes from several builders and with what we wanted included they all came in around…

9 years9 yearsrobinred55robinred55 posted:
Did you get a handover present from builder?

We got a picnic insulated backpack with a bottle of wine. The backpack was excellent quality. Have to say though after a year of being in our house we havent…

9 years9 yearsrobinred55robinred55 posted:
Bathroom Renovation Questions - Adelaide

Hi McReidy,
My son and dil had their bathroom completly done and had an extra toilet put it for around $11,000. They had a company from down south which managed the…

9 years9 yearsrobinred55robinred55 posted:
Our Blackwood Park hacienda

Hi PD, I think your plan is wonderful and I'm sure it will be a beautiful home.
Just a couple of thoughts. I wouldn't be too worried about bench space in…

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