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Pixelated
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9 November 2010
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Nov 09, 2010 10:08 am
Hi all, I've been following this thread with interest as we have 600x600 matt porcelain tiles. Regarding the wax coating -- the tile shop we purchased from told me to use Cleaning Vinegar in a 1:1 solution with boiling water. As I had never heard of Cleaning Vinegar I did not take their advice and t...
Hi all, I've been following this thread with interest as we have 600x600 matt porcelain tiles. Regarding the wax coating...
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30 May 2010
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May 30, 2010 12:25 pm
Chorlton, I don't actually know if we paid more to get the 600mmx600mm laid as I was quoted a price for the job. As we didn't consider a smaller size I have no point of comparison. Sorry. Pix
Chorlton, I don't actually know if we paid more to get the 600mmx600mm laid as I was quoted a price for the job. As we d...
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28 May 2010
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May 28, 2010 1:21 pm
Hey All, Just wanted to say that we had our handover today :-) It's certainly been an interesting journey of ups and downs and one which will continue as we have so much to do now ourselves. We can't do as much as we would like, however, because of all the rain in Sydney lately. The gradient on our ...
Hey All, Just wanted to say that we had our handover today It's certainly been an interesting journey of ups and downs a...
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25 May 2010
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May 25, 2010 7:57 pm
Our builder uses Beaumont and I think their service is lousy and their prices (even at sale time) are less than competitive. We had to use them for the wet areas or else get pittance back as a credit. Versatile Features are very good (outlets around Sydney) however, even better is their factory outl...
Our builder uses Beaumont and I think their service is lousy and their prices (even at sale time) are less than competit...
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24 May 2010
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May 24, 2010 11:32 pm
Thanks everyone. The SS came up with a solution that will work :-) Replace the existing skirting in the carpeted area adjacent to the tiles with taller skirting so the heights look the same. We'll do this after handover and clever husband has already costed it at less than $50 !!! No point in cuttin...
Thanks everyone. The SS came up with a solution that will work Replace the existing skirting in the carpeted area adjace...
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Pixelated
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22 May 2010
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May 22, 2010 5:12 pm
Hi Cherub, If we do that, how do we reconcile the different heights of the skirting between the two areas? Remember, the skirting will be fixed on top of the tiles and on top of the plywood and carpet is laid in front and up to the skirting in this area, not beneath it. Pix
Hi Cherub, If we do that, how do we reconcile the different heights of the skirting between the two areas? Remember, the...
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22 May 2010
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May 22, 2010 9:04 am
The skirting is tacked on in the area to be tiled and also in the area to be carpeted. The latter was a mistake by the chippies and we are working to fix this so that it will be fixed. We wanted the skirting tacked on in the tiled area so that it can be removed while the tiling takes place and fixed...
The skirting is tacked on in the area to be tiled and also in the area to be carpeted. The latter was a mistake by the c...
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21 May 2010
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May 21, 2010 12:55 pm
Hiya, Sara is correct, when porcelain chips you don't see the clay 'biscuit' underneath, as porcelain is colour-through. I also like the very small grout gaps with porcelain, however, not only is the product more expensive in the first instance, but preparing the surface is also costly and can prese...
Hiya, Sara is correct, when porcelain chips you don't see the clay 'biscuit' underneath, as porcelain is colour-through....
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21 May 2010
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May 21, 2010 12:48 pm
Thanks Ash, namtrak & Felistopher :-) After following up on your suggestions I now have a much better idea of the alternatives available. I've spoken to our carpet layers and they say they can either use the MDF wedges or custom build a ramp from a compound, mixed with water, and feathered. Howe...
Thanks Ash, namtrak Felistopher After following up on your suggestions I now have a much better idea of the alternatives...
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20 May 2010
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May 20, 2010 7:21 pm
Thanks for that namtrak, but we're not sure about those 'ramps'... for want of a better expression. Is this how most of these situations are handled? Pix
Thanks for that namtrak, but we're not sure about those 'ramps'... for want of a better expression. Is this how most of ...
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Pixelated
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20 May 2010
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May 20, 2010 7:00 pm
Hi all...I'm hoping someone who's experienced this or one of the flooring experts can assist please. We are having 600x600 matt porcelain tiles laid on our ground floor (slab) except for a formal living area on the RHS where we will lay carpet. I can't get my head around how to deal with the differi...
Hi all...I'm hoping someone who's experienced this or one of the flooring experts can assist please. We are having 600x6...
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Pixelated
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29 April 2010
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Apr 29, 2010 8:55 pm
I agree with rubber_noggin, however, you could take it a step further... In NSW you can make an application to the CTTT (Consumer Trading & Tenancy Tribunal) to either force the Owners Corporation to act by way of an order or you could apply for an order against a particular owner. These orders ...
I agree with rubber_noggin, however, you could take it a step further... In NSW you can make an application to the CTTT ...
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29 April 2010
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Apr 29, 2010 8:45 pm
I would be more concerned about matching or co-ordinating the colour of the downpipes to your wall colour. Are you using face brick or render/bagged finish? We have a Windspray roof/gutter/fascia but as our bricks are a dark blue colour we chose Ironstone downpipes so they blend into the colour of t...
I would be more concerned about matching or co-ordinating the colour of the downpipes to your wall colour. Are you using...
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27 April 2010
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Apr 27, 2010 9:28 pm
I rest my case.
I rest my case.
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25 April 2010
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Apr 25, 2010 11:16 pm
I'll believe in Feng Shui when I see the evidence. Personally, I don't believe in superstitions and unverified claims any more than I believe that pigs can fly. However, I take a live and let live approach. If others want to believe in something... I'm not about to proselytize. I will clarify that I...
I'll believe in Feng Shui when I see the evidence. Personally, I don't believe in superstitions and unverified claims an...
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25 April 2010
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Apr 25, 2010 10:45 am
I agree with all the comments -- your house is looking fabulous. I think the thing I like the most is your risk-taking with the colours (facade and kitchen splashback) :-) Best wishes for handover...Pix
I agree with all the comments -- your house is looking fabulous. I think the thing I like the most is your risk-taking w...
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24 April 2010
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Apr 24, 2010 10:37 am
Hmmmm... And people once believed the earth was flat too. Pix (edited for spelling mistake)
Hmmmm... And people once believed the earth was flat too. Pix (edited for spelling mistake)
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Pixelated
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21 April 2010
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Apr 21, 2010 1:06 pm
We had the same experience in dealing with the Call Centre staff at Telstra. They kept telling me we had a connection in place even after I explained about 5 times that we knocked down the old house and built a new one and there was NO connection!!! I felt like it would be less painful if I'd have s...
We had the same experience in dealing with the Call Centre staff at Telstra. They kept telling me we had a connection in...
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21 April 2010
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Apr 21, 2010 12:56 pm
Nobody seriously believes this do they???? Next we'll be conducting ceremonies to rid us of the ''evil spirits'' lol Pix
Nobody seriously believes this do they???? Next we'll be conducting ceremonies to rid us of the ''evil spirits'' lol Pix
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Pixelated
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15 April 2010
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Apr 15, 2010 2:42 am
The top end Reece plumbing stores in Sydney (Surry Hills and Mosman) have one for around $15K. It's a more modern look than the tub featured in that pic and it is square. I think it looks lovely and would make quite a statement -- but wouldn't be comfortable or practical. Somehow I think if you're g...
The top end Reece plumbing stores in Sydney (Surry Hills and Mosman) have one for around $15K. It's a more modern look t...
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