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7 years7 yearssaxladysaxlady posted:
Sink in peninsula with no overhang

Thanks for your reply, with a 100mm overhang it leaves us 950mm to the wall

7 years7 yearssaxladysaxlady posted:
Sink in peninsula with no overhang

the thick black lines are the walls.
The section on the angle is actually a large window area so the sink will be facing the window - quite nice, with the…

Sink in peninsula with no overhang
7 years7 yearssaxladysaxlady posted:
Sink in peninsula with no overhang

We are in the process of building our kitchen and really don't have too many options for design, the best being a kind of C shape with the bottom of…

8 years8 yearssaxladysaxlady posted:
Support for Granite bench sink cutout

Yes we were aware there would be a big mess - thats ok. Not being stone masons, and not wanting to risk it breaking while we were moving it…

8 years8 yearssaxladysaxlady posted:
Support for Granite bench sink cutout

Still not sure what to do, but I'm now getting quotes on getting undermount sinks installed. We don't have any, and it would mean the sink we've got would…

8 years8 yearssaxladysaxlady posted:
Support for Granite bench sink cutout

We are currently installing a new kitchen, cupboards are in, the granite benchtops are siliconed in place on top. So the next step is the to cut out the…

10 years10 yearssaxladysaxlady posted:
Where to buy (and which) paint sprayer

Still going - wow did we underestimate the job. But we've had other things come up in the meantime as well, so doing it in sections rather than all…

10 years10 yearssaxladysaxlady posted:
How to wipe down new gyprock for painting? Or just vacuum?

Thanks for the thoughts. It was a paint shop that put me onto it - Zissner Allcoat. We plan on spraying everywhere now to protect it, walls and…

10 years10 yearssaxladysaxlady posted:
How to wipe down new gyprock for painting? Or just vacuum?

Absolutely it needs sealing. The paint we're using has a built in sealer and primer, but even so you wouldn't want to paint over dust, it's not going to…

10 years10 yearssaxladysaxlady posted:
How to wipe down new gyprock for painting? Or just vacuum?

We're getting ready to paint this weekend. We have fresh plasterboard everywhere and are going to go around and mask everything and spray to get it all done super quick…

10 years10 yearssaxladysaxlady posted:
Where to buy (and which) paint sprayer

Thanks for the reply. I ended up buying an Atomex HSP-10. It was about the same price as the Wallperfect W985e by the time U bought an extention…

10 years10 yearssaxladysaxlady posted:
Where to buy (and which) paint sprayer

Our build is just about finished. We're having the exterior painted as part of the contract and have said we'll do the interior ourselves to save money. As…

10 years10 yearssaxladysaxlady posted:
Need help with bathroom layout design

You're probably right - it probably is too big. But this is what I need to hear - what other people would do objectively.
I quite like the idea of…

10 years10 yearssaxladysaxlady posted:
Need help with bathroom layout design

We are having renovations done, including the main bathroom. (Part of the other renovations include an ensuite for us - woohoo)
I know - it's leaving it till the last…

Need help with bathroom layout design
10 years10 yearssaxladysaxlady posted:
Preparing new build for aircon for the future?

We are building currently and can't afford to put airconditioning in but were wondering if it's worthwhile putting in wiring or something before the gyprock goes up while it's nice…

10 years10 yearssaxladysaxlady posted:
Handbuilt trusses?

Thanks, that's helpful.
I'm sure it will be fine - it still has to meet the codes as you say.

10 years10 yearssaxladysaxlady posted:
Handbuilt trusses?

Hi, we have a builder who seems great and has so far been really helpful, but we're just wondering about something that has cropped up. This morning my husband…

10 years10 yearssaxladysaxlady posted:
Please help me feel better about my retaining wall

Do you know - this is just what i needed to hear. I've now done searches on all your suggestions and I have a few plans, and I think…

10 years10 yearssaxladysaxlady posted:
Please help me feel better about my retaining wall

We have a relatively small inner city block and are currently doing major renos - raising, building in and so forth. When we bought the place it had huge…

10 years10 yearssaxladysaxlady posted:
Plumber - Hourly Rate or quote?

We're not strict OBs as we've got a builder doing the main framework and bulk of the construction, but all the trades and fitout etc are still up to us.…

10 years10 yearssaxladysaxlady posted:
core filled bessa blocks vs natural stone retaining wall

Thanks for the replies - we don't have a huge block, so I think I'd probably be looking at the sawn blocks and building them straight up - rather than…

10 years10 yearssaxladysaxlady posted:
core filled bessa blocks vs natural stone retaining wall

Hi, we have plans for our renovation that include an extensive core filled bessa block retaining wall, as we have to cut into our block a fair bit. We're…

10 years10 yearssaxladysaxlady posted:
Getting the gas moved - or disconnected

I seem to remember reading or hearing somewhere that there is a specific trick when getting services turned off while you are raising or building - but I can't…

11 years11 yearssaxladysaxlady posted:
Changing window sizes from the plan

Our plans call for specific measurements, and I'm finding unfortunately that the sizes are not standard. It seems it's a lot more expensive to get windows made to order,…

11 years11 yearssaxladysaxlady posted:
Ideas needed please, bifold(?) going around a corner?

Thanks, thats helpful. But, yes I think the cost will be prohibitive.

11 years11 yearssaxladysaxlady posted:
Ideas needed please, bifold(?) going around a corner?

We are doing extensive renos and in our plan we have a living area with a deck cut into one corner of it - like a 90 degree angle quarter…

11 years11 yearssaxladysaxlady posted:
How to work out what materials needed

I'm sorry if this is a really dumb question - but how do I work out what materials are needed? I still haven't figured out whether to OB or…

11 years11 yearssaxladysaxlady posted:
Any reason to put base flooring over a slab?

Thanks - I didn't think there would issues, but... there are so many things I don't know!

11 years11 yearssaxladysaxlady posted:
Any reason to put base flooring over a slab?

Our builder allowed for a base wooden flooring to go over the slab in his quote, but we're trying to cut back on costs. Is there any reason we…

11 years11 yearssaxladysaxlady posted:
Are pine internal stairs durable?

We've got internal stairs in our plans for our build, and are trying to save costs where possible. Pine would be the cheapest, and is what our builder has…

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