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Joined 30 September 2010
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8 months8 monthsTheShedTheShed posted:
Polytec Vanette black or 2 pac polyurethane black matt?

With 2 pac they paint the whole piece of board so there is no edge strip. As it’s a paint I dont know if you could get it to be…

8 months8 monthsTheShedTheShed posted:
Polytec Vanette black or 2 pac polyurethane black matt?

Can you get your kitchen company to show you a sample of the 2pac? I looked at venette in Black but my Kitchen company could do 2pac for not a…

11 months11 monthsTheShedTheShed posted:
Double shower design help

Whatever you do, don’t make the toilet the first thing you see when you look in the door. Could you change the door to a cavity slider instead? That would…

11 months11 monthsTheShedTheShed posted:
Double shower design help

We haven’t moved in yet so only tested the shower heads without being in there. Seems to be fine. Yes you would have one side bare, somewhere to put your…

11 months11 monthsTheShedTheShed posted:
Double shower design help

Hi, we have just installed a double shower in our new build in a bathroom with similar dimensions. We have put our shower heads on opposite walls. We felt…

1 year1 yearTheShedTheShed posted:
Waterfall on island bench

I’m getting waterfall ends on my island bench as I don’t want my small child walking into a corner of the breakfast bar. If I wasn’t having overhang I wouldn’t…

1 year1 yearTheShedTheShed posted:
My first kitchen reno designs. Please tell me what you think

Well, you have three spots where you would require corner cupboards in a G shape kitchen. Personally I dislike those type of cupboards as they are awkward to access. You…

1 year1 yearTheShedTheShed posted:
My first kitchen reno designs. Please tell me what you think

I suggest you see a kitchen designer. The shape looks really awkward to start with.

9 years9 yearsTheShedTheShed posted:
Tips for moving with pets?

One of my cats ran back to our old house a couple of times after we moved. Luckily it wasn't far so I could bring her back. By the third…

9 years9 yearsTheShedTheShed posted:
White fly screens! Help!

We stuck with Surfmist for the roof, fascia & gutters (I specifically wanted it on the roof as it gives the best performance in reflecting the sun). We are probably…

9 years9 yearsTheShedTheShed posted:
Different Laminex brands - is one any better than the other

My cabinetmaker showed me the steel wool test. Get samples of a few brands and test how they stand up to it. Not all brands and finishes are equal, and…

9 years9 yearsTheShedTheShed posted:
How often do you visit your site?

Wow I'm surprised how many builders won't let people into their own homes. My husband is a custom home builder and happily gives clients a key to the site. I…

9 years9 yearsTheShedTheShed posted:
REMINDER: Check Meter Reading

You may change providers but the same company will still be reading your meter and you will still have a daily charge for having the service available whether you use…

9 years9 yearsTheShedTheShed posted:
Freedom kitchens - no so free

Have you considered trying a less well known company? Most cabinetmakers are happy to do what you want and suits your space.

9 years9 yearsTheShedTheShed posted:
Sydney Safest Suburbs?

Unfortunately sleepy coastal towns have criminals too. I live in one and there is a number of thefts from houses and cars, though many because of an open window or…

9 years9 yearsTheShedTheShed posted:
Notice to fence-do I have to pay if there is already a fence

My neighbours where I'm renting wanted a colorbond fence instead of timber palings, so they bought it and put it up while we were at work even though my landlord…

9 years9 yearsTheShedTheShed posted:
Glass for dining table...

It's a great idea, my mum did it when I was a kid. She worked for a window company though so got it through them. My two toddlers have destroyed…

9 years9 yearsTheShedTheShed posted:
White fly screens! Help!

I would be thinking white wouldn't look so white after a while. Flyscreens can get pretty dusty and dirty. We have surfmist windows too, I love it as it's so…

9 years9 yearsTheShedTheShed posted:
Size of bathrooms

Main Bathroom - 6.5m2 (bath, shower, vanity, toilet is separate)
Ensuite Bathroom - 6.7m2 (double shower, vanity, toilet)
I am fairly happy with these sizes as I would rather more living space…

9 years9 yearsTheShedTheShed posted:
Bathroom Reno - Insurance & Waterproofing Qu's

In NSW you need home warranty insurance for contracted work over $12,000. If you are an owner builder it is only required if you sell the property within six years.…

9 years9 yearsTheShedTheShed posted:
Shower pre-slope or not?

My husband Did two coats of waterproofing first then a third after the mortar bed went down. He really didn't want to risk any leaks.

9 years9 yearsTheShedTheShed posted:
Bathroom privacy options

We just had all bathroom windows set high with obscure glass. Fortunately we sit above the neighbour so nobody can look down into our bathrooms. We went with sash window…

9 years9 yearsTheShedTheShed posted:
Paint colour help - White! There are so many!

Taubmans China Doll, this is very white with slightly grey undertones. I too wanted a cool white. We have only done the ceilings so far so haven't got a photo…

9 years9 yearsTheShedTheShed posted:
NSW solar feed in rates coming crashing down.

It should never have been 60 cents in the first place, way too high considering power retails for about 20cents per kWh. They were looking for an easy way to…

9 years9 yearsTheShedTheShed posted:
REMINDER: Check Meter Reading

It could work in your favour if there was a price rise coming up you would be charged the lower price. Lol. Best thing you can do is make sure…

9 years9 yearsTheShedTheShed posted:
Diamond Gloss laminex with waterfall???

My cabinetmaker had a small sample from Laminex. I wasn't really impressed with the finish and it didn't look anywhere near seamless like the brochure. It was like a clear…

9 years9 yearsTheShedTheShed posted:
Which side for the drainer

I was recommended by my cabinet maker to put the drainer to the left as I am right handed. It makes sense if you use your right hand to wash/wipe…

9 years9 yearsTheShedTheShed posted:
cost of plans

We only paid about $1000 for an architect but it was mates rates. Then a couple more grand for engineering and Basix. I think it all depends how much you…

9 years9 yearsTheShedTheShed posted:
floorboards imported from china?

My carpenter husband is a big believer in acclimatizing solid timber floors. We have had our own sitting down for several weeks and have started to nail them down and…

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