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8 years8 yearssnuflsnufl posted:
? Rust stains with Crevole bricks

Yes, ours are a flush joint. The reason is that our house is very exposed to salt laden wind. By keeping the wall as flush as possible it gives the…

8 years8 yearssnuflsnufl posted:
? Rust stains with Crevole bricks

however, even in this magnificent building in Bondi Beach,
on the first floor, there is an issue: black stains on the bricks... very similar to those on left-overs that people sold…

8 years8 yearssnuflsnufl posted:
? Rust stains with Crevole bricks

Hi xyz
Our bricks were laid just over 2 years ago .
To answer 1. The greyish areas. The only time I see this is after a good amount of rain. The…

8 years8 yearssnuflsnufl posted:
Steel Picket Fence vc PVC Picket Fence

We don't have pvc fencing but there are several houses in our area that do. If you google pvc ultimate fencing unanderra there are photos of some in our local…

9 years9 yearssnuflsnufl posted:
Dark or Light grout?

I prefer the darker for both, from your photos it blends better. In the first photo I see the tiles rather than the grout colour. In the second photo the…

9 years9 yearssnuflsnufl posted:
Those with balconies...

We get a lot of salt laden air where we live and decided not to get glass when we did our KDR. We wanted everything to be as low maintenance…

9 years9 yearssnuflsnufl posted:
Extending in Paradise & trying not to ruin it..

I love the way your cottage almost disappears into the landscape. Good on you for designing an extension that is sympathetic to the surrounding area. Will follow with interest.

9 years9 yearssnuflsnufl posted:
Landscaping before, and after :-)

One word - WOW!

9 years9 yearssnuflsnufl posted:
Window tinting or roller shutters?

Have you considered Sunscreen Roller Blinds? We have several, purely to give us privacy. During the day we can see out but no-one can see in. At night, the reverse…

9 years9 yearssnuflsnufl posted:
Brick wall dissolving! Help!

Thought these photos might be of interest, I took them just before our KDR. Some history. The house was already around 30 years old when we bought it and there…

9 years9 yearssnuflsnufl posted:
Brick wall dissolving! Help!

I don't have the expertise of others on this forum but do have experience with the damage salt can do. geroranger, what drew my attention to your post was you…

9 years9 yearssnuflsnufl posted:
Help with Paint advice

I can see them Michele.

9 years9 yearssnuflsnufl posted:
Anyone used/have thoughts on shadowline / ShadowSet cornice?

Hi IvyC, another thing to consider is what we did. We have square set in all main living areas and standard cornices in bedrooms, study etc. If you decide on…

9 years9 yearssnuflsnufl posted:
Polish concrete in a waffle pot slab

I'm glad StructuralBIMGuy replied to you. We have waffle pod and have polished concrete with no cracking after 18 months down. However there are around 40 screw in piers up…

9 years9 yearssnuflsnufl posted:
I work in flooring - do you have a flooring question?

Thanks so much Michelle! It is wonderful to come to this forum, ask a question and get knowledgeable advice.

9 years9 yearssnuflsnufl posted:
I work in flooring - do you have a flooring question?

Hi Michelle, we have a large expanse of Polyflor Camaro vinyl tiles. I have a sisal hall runner which has latex backing. I want to use it on top of…

9 years9 yearssnuflsnufl posted:
Porcelain tiles! Advice and questions still needed :S

We have an old 530 model Roomba, we call him "the little man" and he does a great job but we only have hard floors (vinyl tiles, burnished concrete, tiles…

9 years9 yearssnuflsnufl posted:
Polished Concrete Floors (Sydney)

Unfortunately I can't give you an idea of cost. We had a custom plan and took it to builders for tender.
When we first met our builder we told him we…

9 years9 yearssnuflsnufl posted:
Polished Concrete Floors (Sydney)

Hi dolphinblu
My advice would be to talk to polishing companies well before the concrete is laid and get some advice from them. From what I understand the concrete itself will…

9 years9 yearssnuflsnufl posted:
Help with grey interior walls please!

Our architraves and skirts are full strength Tranquil Retreat but full gloss. The gloss makes them appear lighter than the walls. Obviously an optical illusion but they look a cooler…

9 years9 yearssnuflsnufl posted:
Please help builder screwing me up

I agree. I feel bad for you but I'm not qualified to give any advice, you need a professional.

9 years9 yearssnuflsnufl posted:
Help with grey interior walls please!

Hi Crazyk. We did a knockdown rebuild because we loved the location but wet salt air had killed our very old home. For that reason we tried to use materials…

9 years9 yearssnuflsnufl posted:
Help with grey interior walls please!

Hope this helps, MrBee. Some of these aren't great photos but should give you an idea. The pink poufs aren't usually there but I added them to show how the…

9 years9 yearssnuflsnufl posted:
Help with grey interior walls please!

We have Tranquil Retreat in full strength and if you want a light grey I think 3/4 strength could work well. I'd describe it as neutral, calming but not cold,…

9 years9 yearssnuflsnufl posted:
How to decorate a tiny toilet?

I think the toilet is one room where you can go really over the top when decorating. How about using one of those removable vinyl murals on the side wall?…

9 years9 yearssnuflsnufl posted:
Fan lights and bedroom solutions

We have 3 Fanaways . In 2 bedrooms and the lounge room. Ours are the older model as we got them on special.
1. They do throw a lot…

Fan lights and bedroom solutions
9 years9 yearssnuflsnufl posted:
Pros and Cons on different window treatments

We just finished the window in our spare bedroom today and I love it so I'll jump in.
I think you need to look at each individual window and think…

10 years10 yearssnuflsnufl posted:
Holiday House, not Beachfront. Does it matter?

Hi building-expert. From MummyFrog80's post I got the impression a beachfront property wasn't even an option at this point. What I was trying to say was that if a property…

10 years10 yearssnuflsnufl posted:
Holiday House, not Beachfront. Does it matter?

Wow, I rarely disagree with building-expert but this time I will. Our home is beachfront with great views. My opinion.
Finances - personally, I wouldn't over extend the budget. Worrying about…

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