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12 d12 dSouthiesSouthies posted:
Stormwater pits and mozzies

can't find it building-expert but DH will try instead some kind of mesh ::praying:: hope it works

19 d19 dSouthiesSouthies posted:
Stormwater pits and mozzies

the outlet pipe is quite high in the pit :roll:
would need to put in a lot of concrete to raise the bottom which would then…

19 d19 dSouthiesSouthies posted:
Stormwater pits and mozzies

We've had to install a stormwater pit with a granny flat build. Unfortunately it's located right next to our alfresco.
I've noticed that it's full of water and that we've had…

1 month1 monthSouthiesSouthies posted:
mixing cement with crushed granite

Thanks TBH...........now to convince DH :roll:

1 month1 monthSouthiesSouthies posted:
mixing cement with crushed granite

DH refuses to add cement to the crusher dust/ crushed granite we will be laying down the side of our house along with pavers.
His argument is that it will cause…

1 month1 monthSouthiesSouthies posted:
Cooktops using LPG

thank you very much for clarifying CuttingEdgeKitchens. :-D very helpful :z:

1 month1 monthSouthiesSouthies posted:
Extra soil for settling ???

Do i need to add extra soil to allow for settling , when ordering for a new garden bed ?
I will be needing 1.52m3 but how much extra for settling?

1 month1 monthSouthiesSouthies posted:
Cooktops using LPG

s no idea if the jets were changed.
We did specify to the builder that we would be using LPG as we have the same problem as yourself -…

1 month1 monthSouthiesSouthies posted:
Cooktops using LPG

I'm liking your thinking JB1, I've always had gas and LOVED it but am wanting less cleaning :-L as I'm getting older and still instant heat…

1 month1 monthSouthiesSouthies posted:
Which soil mix from supplier ?

Hey there
I'm creating new garden beds for dwarf murrayas and china pinks.
I am sourcing from 1 of 2 suppliers.
One supplies a blend of organic matter (I assume compost) and soil.…

1 month1 monthSouthiesSouthies posted:
How much garden soil ?

thanks for the advice bashworth ! :-D

1 month1 monthSouthiesSouthies posted:
How much garden soil ?

we've just finished building and I need to create a 10LM long garden bed for a hedge.
I don't want to remove what''s there, just want to improve it.
I will need…

1 month1 monthSouthiesSouthies posted:
Cooktops using LPG

Hey all
when we built our house 8 years ago, we didn't bother with expensive appliances and just had the builder's rubbish put in - Technika.
I have never been happy with…

2 months2 monthsSouthiesSouthies posted:
How to prune/trim 2 rows of hedges on a slope

" title="Big grin" /> but decided to keep the lower height particularly as it's easier to keep the hedge trimmed if it's kept away from the railings
I was going…

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2 months2 monthsSouthiesSouthies posted:
How to prune/trim 2 rows of hedges on a slope

Hi all
I will be planting 2 hedges directly in front of our granny flat to hide steel piers. This is what it looks like

The back hedge will be Murraya MinaMin
&
the…

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2 months2 monthsSouthiesSouthies posted:
Cheap TEMPORARY alternative in lieu of garden path

thanks for the ideas saintmike & jhiace..........will see what DH thinks :-D

2 months2 monthsSouthiesSouthies posted:
Michelle coo eee !

" title="Love struck" /> will look much better than the jasper.
Not sure at this point what to do with the steps. Was advised that the treated pine will need to…

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2 months2 monthsSouthiesSouthies posted:
Michelle coo eee !

" title="Big grin" />
need your expertise if you don't mind............again 8)
we''ve just built a granny flat and can't decide on colour of balustrading and…

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2 months2 monthsSouthiesSouthies posted:
Cheap TEMPORARY alternative in lieu of garden path

hey all
I need to get my mother moved into our granny flat ASAP.
So, I'm wondering what if anything TEMPORARY can I put down on the soil from gate to granny…

3 months3 monthsSouthiesSouthies posted:
Electrolux or Westinghouse

great to hear algernon - thank you

3 months3 monthsSouthiesSouthies posted:
Electrolux or Westinghouse

OK then so I guess all good :th: ?

3 months3 monthsSouthiesSouthies posted:
Electrolux or Westinghouse

We've just received delivery of an electrolux ceramic cooktop WHC642BA for our granny flat but we specified a westinghouse cooktop.
Which brand is better ?
Actually, i've just googled the model…

3 months3 monthsSouthiesSouthies posted:
Question about globe efficiency

:lol: ::kissed::
right back at ya :lol:

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4 months4 monthsSouthiesSouthies posted:
Question about globe efficiency

brilliant ! thank you arcadelt - just what i wanted to hear. ::cheerleader::
Was hoping there had to be energy efficient globes that would suit the…

4 months4 monthsSouthiesSouthies posted:
Question about globe efficiency

thansk for your PM GypsyGrannies1 but wondering then any H1ers what modern-day, efficient globes are people using for clear/glass light fittings. I have this one in mind…

4 months4 monthsSouthiesSouthies posted:
Question about globe efficiency

Are these types of globes that are trendy at the moment, energy efficient like CFLs, LEDs, etc.... or are they the same as the old style incandescents ??
I thought we…

4 months4 monthsSouthiesSouthies posted:
Weatherboard Installers

think they're 3 metres long so nothing to do about it :roll:
the piers were installed by the granny flat company we're using.
The manufacturer…

5 months5 monthsSouthiesSouthies posted:
Weatherboard Installers

The weatherboard panels are joined with a PVC strip. Looks bl**dy ugly :-& :-&
Is this kind of joint, usual ? I''ve googled…

5 months5 monthsSouthiesSouthies posted:
How to conceal subfloor piering

Hi all
we are building a granny flat and it is about 1metre off the ground at it's highest point. Consequently the subfloor area is pretty obvious :([

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