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11 years11 yearssmithysmithy posted:
Lighting ideas for patio

Thanks very much for the ideas! The thought of using fluros is becoming less and less appealing, and it's nice to know that there are stylish alternatives

11 years11 yearssmithysmithy posted:
Lighting ideas for patio

Hi,
We are having a patio installed to the rear of our house - it will be 7m wide and 5m deep (35sqm), made out of the insulated roofing. It will…

13 years13 yearssmithysmithy posted:
Completion walk through - Tips Anyone

We've just completed the pre-completion inspection on our house, and a couple of things we remembered to check for included:
- all powerpoints and light fittings are in the right…

13 years13 yearssmithysmithy posted:
Running your own cables

Ditto to this statement :) . I should have mentioned in my previous post that my husband is a certified/registered cabler. There are fairly stringent guidelines…

13 years13 yearssmithysmithy posted:
2 Loan Contracts, 1 for land 1 for house.

We bought our land about 6 months before we finally decided on a house to put on it, so there wasn't any chance of having one loan :)

13 years13 yearssmithysmithy posted:
Running your own cables

My husband has done the same for our house. When we put all the cable in, we took photos of everything - so we could see where the cables came…

13 years13 yearssmithysmithy posted:
Has anyone built with Hallmark?

I haven't personally built with them, but have noticed that they seem to put their houses up quite quickly while maintaining a good quality. They were on our shortlist of…

13 years13 yearssmithysmithy posted:
My new homeone tool...

I'm an avid laptop user (haven't used a desktop for several years) and my husband bought an eepc a few months ago. He loves it... and I love it! I'm…

13 years13 yearssmithysmithy posted:
2 storey with master downstairs?

The dixon homes website is also good for getting ideas for plans - they seem to have quite a range.

13 years13 yearssmithysmithy posted:
2 storey with master downstairs?

The Coral Homes "Barbados" has the master downstairs

13 years13 yearssmithysmithy posted:
HELP! How much weigh can my 2nd floor hold?

I'm having a double storey house built and there is a note on each of the plans specifying that billiard tables and waterbeds cannot be used on the 2nd floor.…

13 years13 yearssmithysmithy posted:
Silver Ceiling Insulation

I'm planning on installing ceiling insulation myself, because it works out cheaper than getting my builder to do it. I was intending to go with woollen batts, but a few…

13 years13 yearssmithysmithy posted:
Ceilngs Collapse - Plantation Homes QLD

The recent storms in QLD are highlighting some issues in new homes.
My brother lives in an estate in the western suburbs of Brisbane, and during last night's storm, the ceiling…

13 years13 yearssmithysmithy posted:
Which way to spend 10k......

I agree! Cleaning two bathrooms is bad enough, I can't imagine having to do 3 :)
I voted for the triple garage - the extra storage would…

13 years13 yearssmithysmithy posted:
Pics needed of matching outdoor/indoor tiles

A friend and her partner used to have a light-coloured terracotta tile in their open-plan living and dining area, and they used the same tile in the outside alfresco area…

13 years13 yearssmithysmithy posted:
Where to get flat packs?

In Queensland we have a company called "Barry's" who supplies a lot of flatpack cupboards at very reasonable prices. I haven't bought anything off them for years; the last thing…

13 years13 yearssmithysmithy posted:
Upright elderly lady trolleys?

I picked one up from my local Woolworths about a year ago. I think it was about $12-13. I keep seeing them in the cheapie stores too. They're starting to…

14 years14 yearssmithysmithy posted:
Any first time home owners building?

We're first home buyers as well - in Brisbane. We spent almost a year looking at established houses and we rarely found anything that was worth what we could afford…

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