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7 years7 yearssimon88simon88 posted:
Powerpoint location in Kitchen.. help!

I dont like the idea of putting the powerpoints on the side of the island bench because kids can pull the cords and pull the appliances onto them. There is…

7 years7 yearssimon88simon88 posted:
sink not to expensive to put in my kitchen

I got a 1 & 3/4 bowl from bunnings for $150 and its great.

7 years7 yearssimon88simon88 posted:
Martec Exhaust Fans and Heat/Light/Fan combos

Hi, I have never had a problem with Martec products, nor heard of any. The only let down is the halogen light. Halogens use a lot of power whilst generating…

7 years7 yearssimon88simon88 posted:
Induction cooktops and cookware

Induction cooktops are awesome concept BUT.....They are 1/3 more efficient than gas. So the price of an induction top over a normal electric or gas top makes it not really…

7 years7 yearssimon88simon88 posted:
Shed Base

Put a 3x3 shed in myself and mixed the concrete slab myself. make Slab 100mm larger than shed size, so 3100x3100mm. 100mm thick with mesh. want hard to do myself…

7 years7 yearssimon88simon88 posted:
grout question?

Hi, at a job recently spoke to a tile cleaner who cleans and seals tiles/grout and he said because tiles/grout is porous it stains and gets dirty easily. He said…

7 years7 yearssimon88simon88 posted:
Advice on the best 3 in 1 Bathroom heaters...

Hi all.
I have installed most brands of 3-in-1's and the deciding factor for most people is cost. I know they can be rather expensive. But you can't go past…

7 years7 yearssimon88simon88 posted:
HELP! Splasback tiles in the kicthen are not going to work

Have you considered the orientation of the tile, like portrait rather than landscape?

7 years7 yearssimon88simon88 posted:
Why use bored piers over something else?

The piers are suppose to be bored until they hit solid ground but from working for a builder who used screw piers, they just screwed and if it hit a…

7 years7 yearssimon88simon88 posted:
Good tile cleaners/resealers in Brisbane?

Thanks for the help RockStar

7 years7 yearssimon88simon88 posted:
Good tile cleaners/resealers in Brisbane?

Hi all,
Can anyone recommend a good tile cleaner & re-sealer in Brisbane? And what is a good price?
I recently met a bloke on a jobsite recently cleaning bathrooms and have…

7 years7 yearssimon88simon88 posted:
Using an Ipad during the Build

Just finished work for a couple renovating and they used their iPad for all their plans with snippets of photos from the internet of what they wanted the rooms to…

7 years7 yearssimon88simon88 posted:
First build by a novice! Please help!

Hi. If you decide that you are going to change or upgrade things in your plan, the best way is to make a list and do it all in the…

7 years7 yearssimon88simon88 posted:
Does anyone have the Iluminated Glass Splash backs?

That's because they used small fluorescent lights to illuminate it. There is a variety of different lighting options to illuminate the splashbacks. Fluorescent light was used because of the large…

7 years7 yearssimon88simon88 posted:
what sink to buy??

I don't understand what you are trying to say about the manufacturing difference. Would you care to clarify the difference? I use to be a person that would buy better…

7 years7 yearssimon88simon88 posted:
what sink to buy??

To be honest a sink is a sink, there is no real difference in the manufacture quality. The grade stainless used for all sinks is the same. Just molded differently…

7 years7 yearssimon88simon88 posted:
Fire resistant plaster behind splashback

In that case the whole piece would be. The entire kitchen does not need to be.

7 years7 yearssimon88simon88 posted:
Does anyone have the Iluminated Glass Splash backs?

Hi, Yes I have actually seen this done. One of the houses under construction for a builder I work for in an up-market part of Brisbane has this. The over…

7 years7 yearssimon88simon88 posted:
Fire resistant plaster behind splashback

Hi, I got told this same thing by a glass installer once. Until I recently the truth about it all when we were getting ours done.
When you get a…

7 years7 yearssimon88simon88 posted:
Bosch Built In Double Oven vs Smeg 90cm Freestanding Cooker

Hi, both are great brands and do the same job but consider this.... If you get the Smeg, you will be bending down to use the oven continuously and have…

7 years7 yearssimon88simon88 posted:
Ikea down lighting under top cupboards onto bench

Hi
If you want to change the lights to LED you are better of buying the strip LED lights. Unfortunately they dont make LED globes for those fittings you pictured. Not…

7 years7 yearssimon88simon88 posted:
Stain on 2-Pack kitchen cupboard door

I have satin 30% gloss two-pack and I was told thinners. I use it and it works the best. Not sure how it would work on full gloss though.

7 years7 yearssimon88simon88 posted:
kitchen reno.. where would you cut corners??

Best points to consider are:
-Keep it simple and neutral so you dont offend any buyers.
-Try and find out what the homes around you have. If people around have stone, maybe…

7 years7 yearssimon88simon88 posted:
Electrical Switches - Brand Names

I use GE which are made by IPD and have not had a problem after using literally 100's. But definitely cant go wrong with ABB. ABB costs more though.

7 years7 yearssimon88simon88 posted:
Power points in the kitchen

Hi, I am an electrician and we use to put our power points at 1050mm centres. But lately we have been lifting them to 1100mm centres to give that little…

7 years7 yearssimon88simon88 posted:
Need help choosing kitchen colours

Hi, I have just had the glass put on my splashback in a metallic version of Resene brand paint colour 'Tea'. We were planning to paint hog bristle 1/2 before…

7 years7 yearssimon88simon88 posted:
Tiling splashback advice

As big of a pain as it may be it is definitely worth replacing the plasterboard. Also if you are doing behind a hot plate, try using fibre-cement behind it…

7 years7 yearssimon88simon88 posted:
what sink to buy??

My brother who is a cabinet maker, installed a kitchen in my house just before Christmas and told us to buy the sink. We were told that there is no…

7 years7 yearssimon88simon88 posted:
Possible building defects? Advice please.

Sorry yes it was a typo. My apologies.

7 years7 yearssimon88simon88 posted:
Skylight

Hi a.b.rose. If you are looking for a brisbane company, Brisbane Skylights and Ventilation systems are good. ph 32061488

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