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Joined 21 December 2008
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1 year1 yearVascarizVascariz posted:
Builder Inquiry: RES Solution Design

So I've been doing a bit of research on Houzz and I saw that a builder called RES Solution Design had won some Houzz design awards and I was interested…

1 year1 yearVascarizVascariz posted:
Flat roof with fence - entertainment area

I understand the extra cost element.
The look, I'll have to work out with an architect to see how we can minimise the top heavy aspect, to help it blend in…

1 year1 yearVascarizVascariz posted:
Flat roof with fence - entertainment area

Forgive me if I'm being naive, but why couldn't you create an access hatch / manhole and create enough cavity to allow someone to move around up there on beams…

1 year1 yearVascarizVascariz posted:
Flat roof with fence - entertainment area

Thanks so much basworth! Really appreciate it!
I'm thinking with a sufficiently high fence/parapet, I can make the angle so you are only looking down on their roofs, rather than into…

1 year1 yearVascarizVascariz posted:
Flat roof with fence - entertainment area

Hi!
Thanks so much for your reply.
Just a few queries:
1) Is that direct line of sight from a habitable room to a habitable room? Or line of sight from a…

1 year1 yearVascarizVascariz posted:
Flat roof with fence - entertainment area

I've tried to search for an existing thread but couldn't find anything.
So if you could also refer me to existing information that would be awesome!

1 year1 yearVascarizVascariz posted:
Flat roof with fence - entertainment area

I was considering building a two-storey house in Brisbane with a flat roof that will serve as an entertainment area.
So there'll be a 1.2m clouded/opaque fence around the top, a…

7 years7 yearsVascarizVascariz posted:
What Hedge is this?

Yup indeedy! Hahaha yes I am back :D...
And the plans are back on the drawing board!
Will be looking at Dodonea purpurea, Murraya or Photinia x…

8 years8 yearsVascarizVascariz posted:
What Hedge is this?

Oh apologies didn't check in over the weekend!
I am in Roseville NSW. So near Chatswood (30 min north of the city).
Yup will be for the front yard.
Ohhh bottlebrushes hey...…

8 years8 yearsVascarizVascariz posted:
What Hedge is this?

Was thinking box hedges but they only grow up to 1m? Or is it that ppl just cut it to 1m >.<

8 years8 yearsVascarizVascariz posted:
What Hedge is this?

ohhh bummer...
What would you recommend Fu Manchu for something that looks nice and neat like that but is manageable at 1.5m?
Thank you!

8 years8 yearsVascarizVascariz posted:
What Hedge is this?

I am interested in planting the following hedge:
Can someone please identify this hedge?
Also I am planning on ripping up the plants on the front lawn to plant this hedge along…

8 years8 yearsVascarizVascariz posted:
Landscape Budget ? rule of thumb $$'s

When you say landscaping does that include like paving/decking?
Like we are planning to redo the side of our house/open part of the garage into an entertainment area. This will mean…

8 years8 yearsVascarizVascariz posted:
Check Out My Plumber **Photo for you THEMAX!**

I think its ridiculous to insist on a 3 hour minimum.
Most jobs would not take anywhere near 3 hours.
I'll definitely be double checking this before I call anyone out.
Edit: Read…

8 years8 yearsVascarizVascariz posted:
Low Glare Outdoor Floodlight

Apologies your link takes me to a bunch of floodlights?
Cannot use Metal Halide as I believe it is not suitable for sensor lights. Fluorescents are only suitable if you extend…

8 years8 yearsVascarizVascariz posted:
Defect Notice - Down lights

Turns out the safety inspector will NOT accept flourescent lighting as an alternative to the 25/75/200mm rule from Timbers.
Basically the only options are :
200mm with no heat hood
75mm with a…

8 years8 yearsVascarizVascariz posted:
Low Glare Outdoor Floodlight

I am getting an electrician to install sensors and outdoor lights for security and also for convenience (hate looking for keys in the dark outside the house).
Having read a few…

8 years8 yearsVascarizVascariz posted:
Defect Notice - Down lights

Our builder's electrician got hit with a defect notice for the installation of the down lights. The main issue is the positioning of the downlights next to and sometimes onto…

8 years8 yearsVascarizVascariz posted:
Bonsai - Juniper - How to water!?

Roseville NSW (near Chatswood!)
Thanks heaps!

8 years8 yearsVascarizVascariz posted:
Recommend Two Men and a Truck Not EJ Shaw Removals

Feedback from two moves:
Two Men and a Truck were wonderful!
Fast efficient and honest.
Flat fee for coming out and they did not waste any time.
EJ Shaw inspected the premises, underquoted…

8 years8 yearsVascarizVascariz posted:
plantation shutters

How does Thermalite compare with Smart Stile offered at http://www.halfpriceshutters.com.au/plantation ?
Thanks!

8 years8 yearsVascarizVascariz posted:
Bonsai - Juniper - How to water!?

Hi Peaceful!
Thanks for that!
Altho I was told never to submerge the pot? This is why I am so confused >.<... some recommend it while some say its bad for the…

8 years8 yearsVascarizVascariz posted:
Bonsai - Juniper - How to water!?

Thanks Fu!
My query is that people have reporting Bonsai's dying over over-watering. So I do not want to end up drowing my Bonsai!

8 years8 yearsVascarizVascariz posted:
Bonsai - Juniper - How to water!?

I bought my fiance an expensive 26 year old Bonsai and wanted some help on how to take care of it.
Now most places will tell you that if you put…

8 years8 yearsVascarizVascariz posted:
Need advice with drainage problems

Turned out the absorption pit is full!
Ugh... new absorption pit would be a short term solution.
Running a stormwater pipe would be ridiculously expensive.

8 years8 yearsVascarizVascariz posted:
Rainwater + Stormwater

Thanks! I have been singing those blanket type tanks which will be perfect beneath my deck.
My main concern is that regardless of a rainwater tank I will still need an…

8 years8 yearsVascarizVascariz posted:
Rainwater + Stormwater

The plumber came by and had a look at my overflowing pipe in the backyard.
Basically our stormwater was connected to an absorption pit which is long filled with roots and…

8 years8 yearsVascarizVascariz posted:
Roundup Question

Umm you are supposed to dilute it?
I applied it directly to the onion weed directly (no other vegetation around just mulch).
Uh oh?

8 years8 yearsVascarizVascariz posted:
Moving fuse box indoors - Advice needed PLEASE!

Oh to clarify a professional electrician is doing it for us.
This thread is old and it has already been moved indoors.
Thanks for your posts though!

8 years8 yearsVascarizVascariz posted:
(almost) Free electric hot water units for NSW

Is it just me or did the hot water system rebate get extended to June 2011 at least in NSW? For some reason I thought it was June 2009?!
Seems only…

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