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Siatros

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Joined 10 March 2007
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13 years13 yearsSiatrosSiatros posted:
Closing off the ensuite with a door ...

Sounds like lots of people have the same view on ensuites ... i wonder why they still design homes with open ensuites? I read in a recent Domain the…

13 years13 yearsSiatrosSiatros posted:
Closing off the ensuite with a door ...

Hi everyone,
We are have a typical modern ensuite with a large doorless entrance to the master bedroom. We are considering closing this off as we find the fan, electric…

13 years13 yearsSiatrosSiatros posted:
Brivis heater: banging sound as it completes a heating cycle

Hi Dymonite,
The sound is coming from the heater itself as I reguularly clean the filter. I have a feeling its a structural thing.

13 years13 yearsSiatrosSiatros posted:
Brivis heater: banging sound as it completes a heating cycle

Hi all,
Last year we moved into our PD single storey house which has a Brivis heater and ICE cooler extension installed. In principle everything works ok except that we…

13 years13 yearsSiatrosSiatros posted:
Home safes

Thanks for the replies all. In my view a safe combined with an alarm is the appropriate solution. Moreover it looks like a safe which can be bolted…

13 years13 yearsSiatrosSiatros posted:
Home safes

Hi all,
We are thinking of getting a small safe for the house (fire and thief proof) but there are quite a few choices in the market.
Many of the safes…

14 years14 yearsSiatrosSiatros posted:
Appreciate advice on security surveillance companies

Wow! You guys have really made me think about ADT - and I was close to signing up with them for $26/month for 3 years (good price I have…

14 years14 yearsSiatrosSiatros posted:
Appreciate advice on security surveillance companies

Thanks Adrian,
I have cabled up my house to cater for Webcams which can be used for this type of config but I am not sure I need it for now.…

14 years14 yearsSiatrosSiatros posted:
Appreciate advice on security surveillance companies

Actually I am thinking of Coast Com ... anyone heard of them?
(BTW Matt who did you go with in the end?)

14 years14 yearsSiatrosSiatros posted:
Appreciate advice on security surveillance companies

Thanks all - thats great advice.
What a pity about ADT - they are currently offering $26.99 per month for 3 years! Until I read your post I was seriously…

14 years14 yearsSiatrosSiatros posted:
Appreciate advice on security surveillance companies

Hi all,
Just have had our security system configured and I am about to survey the market for security companies to sign up to surveiilance service. Any advice on people's…

14 years14 yearsSiatrosSiatros posted:
Heating / Cooling Zones

Spot on Matt - I already have one Net controller and I was hoping with another installed in Zone B I can control the temperature independently. Apparently this doesnt…

14 years14 yearsSiatrosSiatros posted:
Heating / Cooling Zones

Ok get a load of this:
We have a Brivis ICE series with two zones - one for living (Zone A) and one for bedrooms (Zone B). Fairly ok with…

14 years14 yearsSiatrosSiatros posted:
DECKING MATERIAL CHOICES

Thanks Luke - I will follow this up.
For others following this thread, I found this site useful:
http://oak.arch.utas.edu.au/tbia/techin ... ea=species
(just clickSubmit for a full list)
Cheers
Steve

14 years14 yearsSiatrosSiatros posted:
DECKING MATERIAL CHOICES

Hi Luke,
The closest I can get to Merbau in terms of both durability and fire will be ideal.
We were close to selecting Merbau and then we discovered thats its…

14 years14 yearsSiatrosSiatros posted:
DECKING MATERIAL CHOICES

Sorry Steve, I didnt make myself clear enough: which euclayptus (I believe there are a few possible candidates?) or even other Australian hard woods would one recommend to have…

14 years14 yearsSiatrosSiatros posted:
DECKING MATERIAL CHOICES

We are about to embark on a decking project and while we like Merbau, we are conscious of the fact that its an endangered species. Are there alternatives to…

14 years14 yearsSiatrosSiatros posted:
Gaps between our windows and brickwork - is this normal?

Thanks for your reply Ausdesign!
That seems to be the case - there is a series of angled bricks which make the slll and the gap is between them and the…

14 years14 yearsSiatrosSiatros posted:
Gaps between our windows and brickwork - is this normal?

We just did our final inspection of our PD house.
We have been generally quite happy with the work and process so far.
Nevertheless, on our inspection we noted…

15 years15 yearsSiatrosSiatros posted:
Stainless steel or glass lined hot water tank

Hi all,
We have a choice of a glass lined or stainless steel hot water tank. The choice is between a Rinnai Sunsmart or Rinnai Beasley solar hot water…

15 years15 yearsSiatrosSiatros posted:
Solar Hot Water systems: Dux vs Rinnai

Hi all,
We are at a decision point to cosider a solar powered system from Rinnai or Dux.
Looking at the web sites of both, Rinnai's offerings look fairly simple…

15 years15 yearsSiatrosSiatros posted:
About to build home: Tiles or Wood flooring ?

Thanks all for your comments. Based on your feedback and our research, our plan is to go for tiles in the entry and wet areas and wood in…

15 years15 yearsSiatrosSiatros posted:
About to build home: Tiles or Wood flooring ?

Ray,
Thanks for your insights! Just interested: i always thought the wear and tear would add 'character' to your floor. I look at old wooden floors and if they…

15 years15 yearsSiatrosSiatros posted:
demolition costs

Hey mek - we are considering this but dont know where to start! Can you point us in the right direction please?

15 years15 yearsSiatrosSiatros posted:
NSD Homes

Yeah - this attitude of 'secrecy', while understandable, made them stand out from the other mass builders and hence lost our business.

15 years15 yearsSiatrosSiatros posted:
NSD Homes

Hi all,
Has anyone worked with or knows much about NSD homes. We found:
Pluses:
- higher quality homes than the usual
- Architecural designs
- Keen to make ammendments
Negatives:
- Very opaque (crappy web…

15 years15 yearsSiatrosSiatros posted:
About to build home: Tiles or Wood flooring ?

Thanks Michelle for your prompt reply. You raise some great points. I heard one can add an additional layer of protection on tiles - or indeed buy tiles…

15 years15 yearsSiatrosSiatros posted:
About to build home: Tiles or Wood flooring ?

Hi all,
We have been lurking for a while on these forums and we find them very informative so we hope someone can help us decide!
We are in the research phase…

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