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12 years12 yearssammysammy posted:
Builders in Mandurah

Hi forumers,
Does anyone know of any builders in Mandurah area (WA) with experience building in the Canals? Or if you have already built in that area, how was the experience?…

12 years12 yearssammysammy posted:
Couloured through concrete: Is this normal?

thanks everyone.
Another day, the concreter did not show up. He called yesterday to let me know he will be here this morning. Actually believed him as he was the one…

12 years12 yearssammysammy posted:
Couloured through concrete: Is this normal?

Oh my, thanks for that, I think he must have sprayed sealant on the bricks as well!
We have concrete splattered on our fly screen doors as well. Does anyone know…

12 years12 yearssammysammy posted:
Couloured through concrete: Is this normal?

Not watermarks. We think it is sealant. It is dry to touch but glossy like stain.
Will the colours even out over time?

12 years12 yearssammysammy posted:
Couloured through concrete: Is this normal?

Hi,
We recently had charcoal coloured through concrete for our backyard. The first section was poured 3 weeks ago. We are still waiting for it to be sealed. We noticed…

12 years12 yearssammysammy posted:
Coloured Concrete Driveway - Top layer or Coloured Through?

No. He has asked for more money, but I only gave him a bit at a time. We still have 2k to pay, only when he does finish the job.…

12 years12 yearssammysammy posted:
Coloured Concrete Driveway - Top layer or Coloured Through?

We have coloured through concrete in the back. It was done in 2 batches. The first batch was done 3 weeks ago. Our concreter has not shown up to seal…

12 years12 yearssammysammy posted:
what is the best way to clean stone bench tops

Biro marks!
I use the 3M never scratch thingy and its great. Wish they mention what to do with biro marks. DH tried using an eraser, it sort of worked but…

12 years12 yearssammysammy posted:
what is the best way to clean stone bench tops

Thank SuH.
Yes I have tried Methol. I think the source of the problem is kids! It is so hard keeping the kids away from the benchtop. My DH often joke…

12 years12 yearssammysammy posted:
And Southies are done....with EDEN BRAE!!

yep, he was suppose to turn up on Wed noon. According to him, his machine is broken, and so was his mobile :::
We haven't…

12 years12 yearssammysammy posted:
Bulkheads over kitchen wall cupboards with 9ft ceiling?

We have 9ft ceilings and bulkheads. Can't post photo here, but you can have a look in my blog.
I think it is a personal preference if you want cupboards…

12 years12 yearssammysammy posted:
what is the best way to clean stone bench tops

thanks.
I have used Ajax once or twice, but I noticed the 'shine" is gone when I look at the table at an angle. Detergent and warm water still doesn't remove…

12 years12 yearssammysammy posted:
what is the best way to clean stone bench tops

Does anyone know the best way to clean quantum quartz bench tops? Will I scratch it if I use Jiff or Ajax? Our benchtop is the same colour as the…

12 years12 yearssammysammy posted:
And Southies are done....with EDEN BRAE!!

Some real estate agents just want the bond money. Our last rental, while the house was building, the agents won't give us back the bond because there were little bugs…

12 years12 yearssammysammy posted:
Translucent Blind sample - Opinions please

Hi Southies,
In regards to the 4m stacker door, will you be getting one very large roller blind or a few roller blinds to cover the door? If it is a…

12 years12 yearssammysammy posted:
Native mint

Hmmm...thanks buzz.

12 years12 yearssammysammy posted:
Native mint

4 years ago I was given the Native mint bush as a gift. I gave it a big trim today as it was looking scraggly, or very twiggly (are there…

12 years12 yearssammysammy posted:
Our Impression 38 Mk II (43) - landscaping

That's fantastic news! Now the fun really starts :z:
As long as the rain slows down in Sydney, 24 weeks is more than enough (I…

12 years12 yearssammysammy posted:
Sandstone masonary in Sydney

thanks outdoor assets.
I figured I was better off doing the real wall instead.
Thanks again.
PS any recommendations for stonemason?

12 years12 yearssammysammy posted:
Sandstone masonary in Sydney

Wow!
So stone cladding is cheaper? Could I ask roughly how much? Are they cladding over bricks? I just got a quote for $400 per metre square for labour and…

12 years12 yearssammysammy posted:
Sandstone masonary in Sydney

thanks stonecutter. I think someone else used them for their garage as well. I just checked out their website. We will definitely look into it.
Thanks again.
By the way, glad you…

12 years12 yearssammysammy posted:
Topiary, Pleaching, Espalier and Hedging

Welcome to the forum Topiarius!
I recently visit my parents in Perth and to my surprise, my dad (who works overseas and comes home every month for 2 weeks) has started…

12 years12 yearssammysammy posted:
Sandstone masonary in Sydney

Does anyone know any good (or passable) sandstone masonary in Sydney? We are thinking of getting the sandstones ourselves and then get someone to lay them. Or any stonemasonary that…

12 years12 yearssammysammy posted:
Dry wall or besser blocks?

thanks. We are not sure but we want a low maintenance garden. We plan to have Empire Zoysia grass, Jedda's dream plants all (I mean ALL) around the property border…

12 years12 yearssammysammy posted:
Dry wall or besser blocks?

We need some retaining walls at the front. We need to have them in 60cm high steps (on the high side). I am a bit lost at what to do.…

12 years12 yearssammysammy posted:
Formal lounges and formal dining... what a waste of time!

I agree it depends on your lifestyle. We have three kids under 5 yo and our family/kitchen is where the kids play and where it is always messy with lots…

12 years12 yearssammysammy posted:
COLOUR THROUGH CONCRETE DRIVEWAY - SYDNEY

Hi Southies,
We are looking for a concretor for driveway and backyard as well. Is it possible to pass on the details of your concretor to me as well? Thanks heaps.…

12 years12 yearssammysammy posted:
Building requirements in Hornsby Council?

I believe the 40% does not include garage, patio and outside living area. So for a 700m2 land you can build 280m2 house plus garage, patio. alfresco etc. You can…

12 years12 yearssammysammy posted:
Tree removal - Sydney North Shore

Glad things work out great Jochicho. Did you get a good price? Once they start to work, they do get things done really quick.

13 years13 yearssammysammy posted:
Tree removal - Sydney North Shore

Not sure abput the price, but give David a call anyway. We had a Jacaranda removed, it was huge plus all other trees- basically I told him to clear everything…

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