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1 year1 yearslknvslknv posted:
Dog door ideas

We have a full glass sliding door in our laundry, we had a guy come out, measure it, and ordered new glass pane with a circular hole in it…

5 years5 yearsslknvslknv posted:
End of Financial Year Sales!

Great post, hits the nail on the head.
I've been casually looking around for a bigger tv - saw a 60" LG at JB for $1900, was offered it for $1700,…

6 years6 yearsslknvslknv posted:
Home maintenance courses

Have a look at ***, very helpful people there and lots of good advice about all aspects of renovation and diy. Many hours worth of reading material there, and…

6 years6 yearsslknvslknv posted:
T&T: Building our deck - work in progress

Hi - thanks for your feedback :)
Pretty much finished my deck now, just got to get one short piece ripped to 60mm to fill in a…

6 years6 yearsslknvslknv posted:
T&T: Building our deck - work in progress

Stupid melbourne summer - 40 degrees one day, 13 the next with snow and hail! Can't get much progress done, but halfway with laying the decking.
Here's my supervisor doing a…

6 years6 yearsslknvslknv posted:
T&T: Building our deck - work in progress

Progress shots in case anyone's interested :)
Bearers all in

Joists being installed

T&T

6 years6 yearsslknvslknv posted:
T&T: Building our deck - work in progress

Thanks for all the input guys, much appreciated! Prepared the site last week, and got cracking on things today (wrong day for it, too damn hot!) and got two bearers…

6 years6 yearsslknvslknv posted:
T&T: Building our deck - work in progress

Hey guys - thanks for all the helpful comments! Certainly gives me a lot more to think about. I'll probably adjust posts so that they're less than 1500mm apart, and…

6 years6 yearsslknvslknv posted:
T&T: Building our deck - work in progress

So we moved in over a year ago, and with pretty much all the interior stuff taken care of, we've finally started on making the outside look nice (to the…

7 years7 yearsslknvslknv posted:
Building Liberty 42 by Met&con, Melbourne

Liberty has a beautiful floorplan, it was definitely in contention for us too. In the end, we didn't need/want the 5th bedroom and I really wanted the home theatre in…

7 years7 yearsslknvslknv posted:
Homes with Austral graphite bricks

Call or go to an Austral bricks display centre and they should give you a few pages of recent houses done with whatever style of brick you're after. We went…

7 years7 yearsslknvslknv posted:
Bathroom Windows - Frosting/Tinting

Pretty easy to DIY, I did it for our powder room and ensuite windows - http://tim-and-tina.blogspot.com/2010/1 ... ndows.html

7 years7 yearsslknvslknv posted:
home theatre pc

Cool remote on that unit :) That acer revo had OK specs, not sure what the aussie price would be - if you custom built yourself,…

7 years7 yearsslknvslknv posted:
So we're building! Weighing up options - Blackburn (Melb)

Our block size is roughly the same (we rebuilt in whitehorse council) but had a rear and a side easement which means our house width was restricted. Still, we got…

7 years7 yearsslknvslknv posted:
Metr!con Nolan: New roller blinds = awful smell??

So we've been in over 3 months, and the builder is coming in to do all the little service items.
We've also been putting up a few off-the-shelf roller blinds.…

7 years7 yearsslknvslknv posted:
Can you recommend a handheld vacumme?

We've got a big dyson for the house, and a handheld dyson - it's very good in general. Only thing is, it's a little bulky with the big barrel, but…

7 years7 yearsslknvslknv posted:
Electrical meeting with M, what to do!

If you're building a single storey house, you can pretty much do everything later. Just get junction boxes for your external lighting, and specify on your lighting plan that you…

7 years7 yearsslknvslknv posted:
Big M / Metr!con Homes: - Studio M & Upgrade Prices!

We did data cabling with M, mainly because it's a 2 storey house we built and getting in after would be just about impossible. About $100+ per cat6 point I…

7 years7 yearsslknvslknv posted:
Home theatre seats

We just ordered this unit yesterday (Bay Leather Republic Prime Time) - 4 seats with electric motions, full leather all the way around, one of the best, softest leathers I've…

7 years7 yearsslknvslknv posted:
Bathroom privacy options

I just put in some obscure film in our powder room and ensuite windows today, a pretty easy job and cheap to DIY - you can see the pics here…

7 years7 yearsslknvslknv posted:
Metr!con Nolan: New roller blinds = awful smell??

Spent the melbourne cup long weekend sealing grout and laying floorboards - long hard work, but big sense of achievement that we're doing something ourselves!
Got the kitchen, dining and a…

7 years7 yearsslknvslknv posted:
Metr!con Nolan: New roller blinds = awful smell??

cooped07: decided to leave the lights as it is, we're going to install particular light fittings that should make the position of them not so noticable - one day! Many…

7 years7 yearsslknvslknv posted:
Metr!con Nolan: New roller blinds = awful smell??

ooo... been a while since coming back to this forum - especially since we had handover sept 17th, and have been crazy busy ever since trying to clean the place…

7 years7 yearsslknvslknv posted:
Our dream journey - to rebuild a dream home

Just moved into our knockdown and rebuild house. You can sell bricks & floorboards, the only problem is timing. My aunt waited 2 years to "sell" the weatherboard house on…

7 years7 yearsslknvslknv posted:
Home theatre room: What neutrall grey to use?

So anyways... with some help from the home theatre fanatics at avsforum.com, gone with Dulux endless dusk walls and Musing ceiling. SLight green tinge on this photo but not in…

7 years7 yearsslknvslknv posted:
Home theatre room: What neutrall grey to use?

Well guys, we had handover last week and pretty exhausted from all the cleaning and moving done since then.
we were meant to have carpets in tomorrow, but they've been delayed…

7 years7 yearsslknvslknv posted:
Off-white mortar - how long to cure

Mortar at the top is a few hours old, and a couple of weeks dried on the bottom.
T&T

7 years7 yearsslknvslknv posted:
M* Denver 32 - Now 43! decorating pics page 16

Looks really similar to what we're after, a big corner lounge with a chaise. I think we saw one when we down frankston-dandenong rd on the weekend, where did you…

7 years7 yearsslknvslknv posted:
stair lighting

KDHW = kiln dried hardwood, the colour will depend on the stain you choose.
As for lights, we put in 3 step lights (upside down in this photo but since have…

7 years7 yearsslknvslknv posted:
Can you borrow $ short term to build investment property?

Would the 50% discount on CGT apply to a purely investment property? We'd love to get an investment properly in the next 6-18 months and need to starting learning about…

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