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room4acubby

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Joined 6 July 2009
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10 years10 yearsroom4acubbyroom4acubby posted:
E Z Turf laid in April, looking very sad. Advice?

Hi,
I laid my EZ in Eastern Melbourne in January and it is now excellent. It has yellowed a little but the roots are very deep and you can't see any…

10 years10 yearsroom4acubbyroom4acubby posted:
Sliding fly screen door hard to open

Does the door seem to run straight. We had one that kept coming slightly off the track. This made it hard to move in one direction. Try…

10 years10 yearsroom4acubbyroom4acubby posted:
WAFFLE SLAB - FORMWORK CONCERNS - Any Advice please?

Hi dh3121 this is probably too late but may help your concerns.
50kPa bearing capacity is very soft soil, as an example a 60kg person would exert about 40kPa (assuming a…

10 years10 yearsroom4acubbyroom4acubby posted:
Samsung TV - series 7, 8, or 9 help...

I have a series 8 3D and it is excellent. The series 9 only has a few more features but it is supposedly better. The think I love…

10 years10 yearsroom4acubbyroom4acubby posted:
Curious as to how people choose their lender / broker

I didn't know which way to vote. For my first house I went through a broker and had a terrible experience and decided never to use a broker again.…

10 years10 yearsroom4acubbyroom4acubby posted:
Delay in construction period

winner,
I think you are posting in the wrong thread, however I'll try and answer anyway. Our builder first proposed to provide us with a cheque for the amount that…

11 years11 yearsroom4acubbyroom4acubby posted:
Cross nailing of roof trusses?

Just to clarify what skew nailing is. Here is an extract from AS1684 - Residential framed construction

Cross nailing of roof trusses?
11 years11 yearsroom4acubbyroom4acubby posted:
Fu Manchu's Guide to Soil Prep & Laying Turf

I think the best option is any sort of organic soil improver or compost. I think bunnings sell a naked farmer organic soil improver which I have used before.

11 years11 yearsroom4acubbyroom4acubby posted:
Help please: 45-degree corners on timber retaining walls

I sketched that up using Google Sketchup, for indicative purposes only. If the wall is greater than 1.0m high I would recommend engaging an engineer. If it is…

11 years11 yearsroom4acubbyroom4acubby posted:
Help please: 45-degree corners on timber retaining walls

You could try having your corners like the attached image.

Help please: 45-degree corners on timber retaining walls
11 years11 yearsroom4acubbyroom4acubby posted:
Instant turf or Synthetic turf for this lawn?

All things landscaping:
viewforum.php?f=19
At the top in the stickies (the threads with the splats) are the important ones to read.
The grass growing thread is here:

11 years11 yearsroom4acubbyroom4acubby posted:
Instant turf or Synthetic turf for this lawn?

Artificial turf is bad for your wallet and the environment and in the end would be more of a maintenance nightmare than real grass.
Use the search function to find some…

11 years11 yearsroom4acubbyroom4acubby posted:
Instant turf or Synthetic turf for this lawn?

Please do not go synthetic turf.
Are you sure that seed was planted? The soil looks a beautiful black. When you pick it up and scrunch it does it…

11 years11 yearsroom4acubbyroom4acubby posted:
MOLASSES Suppliers

For those trying to source molasses in the East of Melbourne I found:
Oban Trading 9 Oban Rd, Ringwood VIC 3134, Australia (03) 9879 5813
They have 2.5kg, 10kg and 25kg buckets.…

11 years11 yearsroom4acubbyroom4acubby posted:
Premier Builders Group

Hi nodtc,
You must have been one of the poor Romeo victims of the site supervisor whose name started with M. Unfortunately he was not terribly good, but Romeo have…

11 years11 yearsroom4acubbyroom4acubby posted:
Siwtching lines of credit.

There may be another solution. My original PPOR was in two names, my wife and mine. I bought half of the property off her. This gave me…

11 years11 yearsroom4acubbyroom4acubby posted:
What you love most about your new kitchen

We put our sink off to one side on our 3m wide bench. I don't think it makes sense having it slap in the middle. I like to…

What you love most about your new kitchen
11 years11 yearsroom4acubbyroom4acubby posted:
Painting Standards

Have a look at the Victorian Building Commissions Guide to Standards and Tolerances:
http://www.buildingcommission.com.au/re ... IDE_07.pdf
It also refers to the Australian Standard 2311 which should give more…

11 years11 yearsroom4acubbyroom4acubby posted:
How do I work out the window measurements on my plan?

Could you post an extract of your plans? That doesn't seem to make much sense. My windows are just written as 1800x2400 on my plans which indicates that…

11 years11 yearsroom4acubbyroom4acubby posted:
How much tap water do you use?

Our household of four uses under 300L per day, we at half of the target 155. We still have showers everyday (I sometimes shower at work though) the dishwasher…

11 years11 yearsroom4acubbyroom4acubby posted:
Kinda new here, maybe need help in knowing what the stages o

This is what my contract says:
base stage means-
(a) in the case of a home with a timber floor, the stage when the concrete

11 years11 yearsroom4acubbyroom4acubby posted:
Using an Ipad during the Build

I use my iphone for helping with my build. Whilst an ipad would be better for veiwing things in more I find the fact that I always have my…

12 years12 yearsroom4acubbyroom4acubby posted:
do you need a deposit for a building loan?

Hi hparis,
We did the same thing, (paid the 5% deposit out of our funds, whilst the loan is for 100% of the build). I spoke to my broker about…

12 years12 yearsroom4acubbyroom4acubby posted:
PROS AND CONS TO STAND ALONE OVEN COOKER

We won't be in by Christmas, ::cry:: ,hopefully I can cook up a storm for Easter..... I will let you know.

12 years12 yearsroom4acubbyroom4acubby posted:
Should I get an internet connection point at the tv

Why do you need more than one ethernet point per location. I would have thought that one point with an ethernet hub would be sufficient, it is not likely…

12 years12 yearsroom4acubbyroom4acubby posted:
Concrete Pump hire costs?

Our site cost estimate included an additional concrete pump for $750. This may be a lot cheaper because of the fact that it was additional. I know that…

12 years12 yearsroom4acubbyroom4acubby posted:
Where do you put your rubbish bin?

I've now got a video of what our bin looks like:
It's BLUM with soft closers, I can't wait to use it.
http://www.youtube.com/v/DpSjuk4UnqA?hl=en&fs=1
For the rest of the cabinets look at this.
http://room4acubby.blogspot.com/2010/11/cabinet-tour.html

12 years12 yearsroom4acubbyroom4acubby posted:
EVERYTHING MERBAU!!

OK, here's a photo of where my deck is at the moment. It is not even nailed in yet.
I would completely agree with the staining. You should see…

12 years12 yearsroom4acubbyroom4acubby posted:
Where to buy gutter downpipe

I managed to get all I needed from the "big green shed" (bunnings). I also bought some paint and asked for it to be tinted to the colour of…

12 years12 yearsroom4acubbyroom4acubby posted:
EVERYTHING MERBAU!!

Here's a previous post on Merbau:
viewtopic.php?p=339961
Unfortunately it looks like a bit of a nasty imported timber possibly sourced from unsustainable forestry practices in South East Asia.…

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