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Rowena

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5 years5 yearsRowenaRowena posted:
Is it worth it? - covering grout with coating/sealant????

We will eventually do this as we only have tiles in bathrooms and toilets. We chose coloured grout, however our builder used white grout around the outside of the areas,…

5 years5 yearsRowenaRowena posted:
Check out my cracks!

I agree with above. Get an assessment by a structural engineer/archicentre or the like.
May be easy to fix with polyfiller etc but you'd want to find out what was…

5 years5 yearsRowenaRowena posted:
Ladies and Gents, step right up! Mernda & Doreen Residents

Deb that's awful. I hadn't noticed any difference to ours, but then I haven't had a bath for some time and the drinking water is clear. I agree with you,…

5 years5 yearsRowenaRowena posted:
Ladies and Gents, step right up! Mernda & Doreen Residents

warning...don't read if you're eating...
Our drama yesterday. All the drains in the house gurgling...overflow in the backyard spewing lots of nasty stuff all over back path and in yard (yes..toilet…

5 years5 yearsRowenaRowena posted:
Ladies and Gents, step right up! Mernda & Doreen Residents

Yes, us too. Solar panel repair man due next week. We did get a call a week ago to say there could be a delay as they are waiting for…

5 years5 yearsRowenaRowena posted:
Solar Panel Positioning

You are right to question. Our drawings showed solar hot water panels on south side. We had to pay over $700 for a second panel because of the siting. However,…

5 years5 yearsRowenaRowena posted:
The Block - Dan and Danis Bamboo

The beauty of using bamboo is it's perfect for really narrow and shallow garden beds. Most bamboos have a shallow root system, so you only need up to 50cm depth…

5 years5 yearsRowenaRowena posted:
Ladies and Gents, step right up! Mernda & Doreen Residents

Re: solar panels in our area. It seems hundreds were affected.
http://www.3aw.com.au/blogs/3aw-breakfa ... 21zx4.html

5 years5 yearsRowenaRowena posted:
Ladies and Gents, step right up! Mernda & Doreen Residents

Keep checking with Telstra, as we were pleasantly surprised a few months back. On the off chance I checked our address and they'd updated the exchange in the Doreen area.…

5 years5 yearsRowenaRowena posted:
Ladies and Gents, step right up! Mernda & Doreen Residents

Yes, ours as well. Sunday morning...no hot water...lots of noise from the hot water tank then noticed the water gushing from the solar panels on the roof down the drain…

6 years6 yearsRowenaRowena posted:
Looking for landscaper - northern suburbs Melbourne (Wallan)

I can highly recommend Mark from Blue Gum Landscapes. He lives in Doreen.
Mark did our retaining wall out the back. Very professional job and a great guy. Cost was…

6 years6 yearsRowenaRowena posted:
recessed niche shelf in shower - does it work?

We love ours. Paid $220 and wish we had put one in the second bathroom.

6 years6 yearsRowenaRowena posted:
Nature strips without lawns

I had ideas of planting a few low growing grevillias between the trees on our nature strip. However, found out that it's against the law in Whittlesea Council. You can…

6 years6 yearsRowenaRowena posted:
front landscaping costs

You could do it yourself for way way cheaper than employing a landscaper. Just invite a few friends to help shovel soil and mulch if you need help. We've shovelled…

6 years6 yearsRowenaRowena posted:
driveway + paving + retaining wall = $20,000!!

I can highly recommend Blue Gum landscapes. Mark lives in Doreen and is great. He did an excellent job constructing one of the retaining walls out the back of our…

6 years6 yearsRowenaRowena posted:
driveway + paving + retaining wall = $20,000!!

Just make sure that any concreting next to the house has expansion joints. We used a H1 recommended concreter who didn't use expansion joints. Now another concreter who did use…

6 years6 yearsRowenaRowena posted:
Neighbours dumping rubbish

Your neighbours have already strained the relationship the moment they decided to dump rubbish on your block. What kind of neighbour dumps rubbish for their new neighbour to get rid…

6 years6 yearsRowenaRowena posted:
Fencing issue

I agree. This is what we've done with a similar gap in our fence.

6 years6 yearsRowenaRowena posted:
Ladies and Gents, step right up! Mernda & Doreen Residents

I can see both sides. Went to Mernda Bakery the other day and they were shut as it was a Monday. I guess as small businesses grow, you would think…

6 years6 yearsRowenaRowena posted:
Any comment on National Builders Group

Doesn't surprise me Doonks.
I've heard from two different industry sources that NBG have gone under. I don't know how they can still advertise when the business is no longer…

6 years6 yearsRowenaRowena posted:
DFH Hartley 341 in SE burbs

I'd push for 3 coats if you can. If the paint job is substandard they'll have to anyway.
Handover is looking very close :D

6 years6 yearsRowenaRowena posted:
NBG Blaxland 200E - Builders gone bust.....

Yay to site being cut :z:
Fingers crossed there will be progress soon.
Once they start, things will probably go quicker.

6 years6 yearsRowenaRowena posted:
My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017

Looking good. I'm using your thread as inspiration. Still don't know what type of ret wall to erect out the back of our place.
Those brick blocks look really good.…

6 years6 yearsRowenaRowena posted:
Ideas for my Man Cave.

We have 2 in our house - the study and the theatre room :D

6 years6 yearsRowenaRowena posted:
NBG Vaucluse: We're in, finally some MORE moved in pics!

The house is looking fab :D It's so exciting at frame stage, being able to wander around each room.
Lovely green backyard :z:

6 years6 yearsRowenaRowena posted:
NBG Buckingham 46 in rural vic - could it get any worse

The roof looks fab :z:
It's really coming along

6 years6 yearsRowenaRowena posted:
The Unofficial Bamboo Flooring Topic

We have floating bamboo floorboards, that creak. I mean really creak when you walk on them. Any ideas what causes this? The company who put them in still hasn't come…

6 years6 yearsRowenaRowena posted:
Ladies and Gents, step right up! Mernda & Doreen Residents

We're in the The Ridge and have an aerial. Can recommend Jim's Aerials - quick and professional. We did have to pay $200 extra for a booster though, because of…

6 years6 yearsRowenaRowena posted:
Ladies and Gents, step right up! Mernda & Doreen Residents

Here's a few -
Hurstbridge Farmers Market
Bundoora Farmers Market
St Andrews Market

6 years6 yearsRowenaRowena posted:
Ladies and Gents, step right up! Mernda & Doreen Residents

We had booked North Eastern Fencing however they didn't show up on the day, then left a message basically saying they had too much work on. This was after liaising…

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