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So sorry for my distance from the forum. I live in Nowra NSW where the fires where bad. It's been a tough start to the year! I will be in tomorrow morning if anyone has…

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Michelle
Jan 25, 2020 5:45 pm
Michelle
Althom
Althom
24 January

LED downlights 70mm vs 90mm

LED downlights 70mm vs 90mm

It allows adjustment, not only at installation, but at any time you chose to get on a ladder.

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Althom
Jan 24, 2020 6:09 pm
Althom
Gaudi
Gaudi
15 January

Branch lights help needed

Branch lights help needed

Try an electrical shop like AWM or Middy’s, Exel etc if you are looking for globes

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Gaudi
Jan 15, 2020 11:47 pm
Reno22
Reno22
5 January

Cavalier Bremworth Samurai Range Pilling

Cavalier Bremworth Samurai Range Pilling

Thanks Chippy! That’s comforting to hear the shedding isn’t too excessive. Of all the carpets we have seen this is our favourite, so glad to hear you like it and you…

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Reno22
Jan 05, 2020 8:55 pm
MClark
MClark
2 January

Blackbutt -Limewash?

Blackbutt -Limewash?

It will be interesting to see the result, I would get advice from your flooring contractor about what they know best. If you're in Melbourne I may have a guy for you. MC

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MClark
Jan 02, 2020 6:54 pm
MClark
Possums
Possums
28 December 2019

Kitchen LED downlights Help

Kitchen LED downlights Help

I've ordered that Panorama downlight as well because I too can't stand the strings hanging down. Ours will go above our 2.8m island bench but I won't have a dimmer attached.

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Possums
Dec 28, 2019 12:23 pm
thepa1nter
thepa1nter
21 December 2019

Which white paint?

Which white paint?

The ceiling should be the lighter white, the walls the darker white but chances are you won't be able to tell any difference between them. The trim will be a different…

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thepa1nter
Dec 21, 2019 9:05 am
thepa1nter
BBJ
BBJ
19 December 2019

Which timber for flooring- New England blackbutt or silver t

Which timber for flooring- New England blackbutt or silver t

Thanks, for anyone researching later we decided on the blackbutt floors, I like the look and the hardness and we were told it resists termites while the stringy bark…

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BBJ
Dec 19, 2019 11:45 am
building-expert
building-expert
17 December 2019

Re leveling house ‘jack and pack’

Re leveling house ‘jack and pack’

You could be treating symptom and not a cause. There is a reason why your house is out of level how do you know what it is? In a worst case scenario you could spend the…

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building-expert
Dec 17, 2019 6:54 am
building-expert
Andrewc0011
Andrewc0011
11 December 2019

RGBW or Tunable White Downlights

RGBW or Tunable White Downlights

Hi All I want to be able to control RGB and Colour Temperature of light fittings from a Cbus eDLT Light Switch. Similar to LIFX and Philips Hue. This can be done using…

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Andrewc0011
Dec 11, 2019 7:11 pm
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
11 December 2019

Evolution Laminate Floor - Proline

Evolution Laminate Floor - Proline

That would drive me crazy!

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Bebbsy
Dec 11, 2019 2:08 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
11 December 2019

Mixing Ceiling Light Colour Temperatures

Mixing Ceiling Light Colour Temperatures

How many points do I get for answering the bonus question?

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arcadelt
Dec 11, 2019 10:37 am
mothbox
mothbox
9 December 2019

Sink Roller Blind End-Pin into Frame?

Sink Roller Blind End-Pin into Frame?

When its replaced in the future the hole could be filled and the frame repainted to cover it all up. Plus, the location of it would be covered by a future bracket so if…

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mothbox
Dec 09, 2019 3:25 pm
thepa1nter
thepa1nter
6 December 2019

Vinyl planks (Godfrey Horst Stonehaven or similar) for both

Vinyl planks (Godfrey Horst Stonehaven or similar) for both

Vinyl planks are great, upstairs and downstairs are fine. If you are living there yourself I would want to carpet the bedrooms. If its a rental, vinyl plank the bedrooms…

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thepa1nter
Dec 06, 2019 12:01 am
thepa1nter
thepa1nter
thepa1nter
5 December 2019

sanding back interior wall to repaint

sanding back interior wall to repaint

I would use a white Norton No Fil P180 Grit, this should get you what you want.

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thepa1nter
Dec 05, 2019 11:29 pm
thepa1nter
andiwarwick
andiwarwick
1 December 2019

MyLights

MyLights

Hi Fozzy87, just wondering if you ended up using iZone and if you did, what is it like and what did it cost? Thanks :)

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andiwarwick
Dec 01, 2019 9:50 pm
newbie1234
newbie1234
25 November 2019

Laminate vs Engineered Timber Flooring

Laminate vs Engineered Timber Flooring

I was initially looking for a light oak type of engineered timber flooring for a new apartment which we will be living in, as I like the look and feel of real wood. I've…

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newbie1234
Nov 25, 2019 7:57 am
TashaB
TashaB
21 November 2019

How to find the right "white" for your home.

How to find the right "white" for your home.
1, 2, 3

Hi I know this is a very old topic, but does Rottnest island throw any other colours? I would like to use it but sometimes it looks a little green. Thank you

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TashaB
Nov 21, 2019 10:27 pm
Metricon_Vantage48
Metricon_Vantage48
17 November 2019

Metricon perfect timber flooring

Metricon perfect timber flooring

I’m building with Metricon the vantage 48 and have my colour appointment in 2 weeks. Im really struggling with flooring. With Perfect timber flooring trend line range is…

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Metricon_Vantage48
Nov 17, 2019 12:57 am
chekii
chekii
16 November 2019

Does Surfmist and Colorbond Dune work?

Does Surfmist and Colorbond Dune work?

We went with monument roof, dune render and surfmist garage. Unfortunately not completed yet.

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chekii
Nov 16, 2019 11:07 am
Bobjane
Bobjane
14 November 2019

Garage Motion Sensor Light Recommendation

Garage Motion Sensor Light Recommendation

Thanks Althom. I did not know the garage light would come on automatically when the door opens :)

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Bobjane
Nov 14, 2019 7:18 am
BROKEANDEXCITED
BROKEANDEXCITED
12 November 2019

Engineered timber wear layer 2mm vs 4 mm

Engineered timber wear layer 2mm vs 4 mm

Hi I have selected engineered timber from prestige oak (preference floors) 2mm wear (2/14mm) in natural oak. brushed We love the color. Janka for oak 6.1kN I am now…

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BROKEANDEXCITED
Nov 12, 2019 6:35 am
Coastie34
Coastie34
7 November 2019

Sofa colour selection advice

Sofa colour selection advice

The second one is better, in my opinion. BTW, wanna recommend this online-store in case you want to buy something for your house. They have a wide choice of fabric that…

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Coastie34
Nov 07, 2019 3:45 pm
EmmaK8
EmmaK8
3 November 2019

Freedom furniture ceiling mount curtain - help!

Freedom furniture ceiling mount curtain - help!

We purchased an s-fold sheer curtain and track...except we can’t work out how to ceiling mount it. The brackets look like they’re the wrong size for the track, but…

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EmmaK8
Nov 03, 2019 7:12 pm
EmmaK8
brokenstick
brokenstick
30 October 2019

Upper floor - Floating timber / engineered timber floors

Upper floor - Floating timber / engineered timber floors

It is this one in Cream, it was an upgrade from the standard laminate. I wanted to go timber, but lost that negotiation. A lot of people think it is timber when seeing it

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brokenstick
Oct 30, 2019 9:56 am
brokenstick
arcadelt
arcadelt
24 October 2019

Triangular Blinds

Triangular Blinds

we Offered: demolition and remediation construction management Factory Demolition…

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arcadelt
Oct 24, 2019 9:01 pm
MrChelseaFC
MrChelseaFC
17 October 2019

Home Automation

Home Automation
1, 2

I’m trying to figure out how to automate all my house windows (sliding and tilt) and sliding doors. I haven’t ordered yet, current suppliers don’t have motors that…

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MrChelseaFC
Oct 17, 2019 9:01 am
redfox
redfox
15 October 2019

Bunnings sold me the wrong colour paint grrrrrrr!

Bunnings sold me the wrong colour paint grrrrrrr!
1, 2

Hmmm just googled this. I went into bunnings asking fir beige royal external, slapped it on the weatherboards and it seems like it's at a half strength or…

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redfox
Oct 15, 2019 8:14 pm
robbert
robbert
12 October 2019

How to design your home

How to design your home

The topic of creation of home office today is very relevant for many people, because if you are a businessman or a freelancer, then you just need a…

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robbert
Oct 12, 2019 7:04 am
robbert
erina12345
erina12345
7 October 2019

Help with choosing hybrid planks

Help with choosing hybrid planks

Hello, what is the best brand of waterproof hybrid planks? So far I am looking at green earth and some others but I really don’t know where to start. They all have…

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erina12345
Oct 07, 2019 9:09 pm
Tazw
Tazw
7 October 2019

Cashmere Touch Carpet (nysoft)

Cashmere Touch Carpet (nysoft)

Hi rimon82 - I have the same question as you do. I am also looking at the Cashmere Touch and would like to here from anyone you has installed it to see how it performs. …

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Tazw
Oct 07, 2019 12:04 pm
Brisbane_tiler
Brisbane_tiler
6 October 2019

Tiling over tiles.. is this possible or not at all?

Tiling over tiles.. is this possible or not at all?

If the original tiles are still in good nick and stuck solid (ie no druminess/hollow sounds when tapping) then you can tile over tile. Normally the tiler would need to…

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Brisbane_tiler
Oct 06, 2019 6:20 pm
StartingOut
StartingOut
3 October 2019

LED floodlight - which would be better quality?

LED floodlight - which would be better quality?

Just updating this for the benefit of anybody researching in the future. We ended up getting two 30W Verbatim floodlights and they have been perfect. They light up the…

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StartingOut
Oct 03, 2019 10:15 am
Gary D. Atchley
Gary D. Atchley
25 September 2019

Epoxy flooring

Epoxy flooring

Before you narrow down, you need to know the epoxy flooring better. Then you can easily narrow down which is not deserve to stay on up.

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Gary D. Atchley
Sep 25, 2019 11:42 pm
Gary D. Atchley
jderik
jderik
22 September 2019

Laminate Flooring Vendor Suggestions in Melbourne

Laminate Flooring Vendor Suggestions in Melbourne

Does anyone know of an affordable Laminate flooring vendor/installer who is affordable in Melbourne? I have checked a few such as Western Distributor, Carpert Court and…

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jderik
Sep 22, 2019 1:42 pm
AandP
AandP
20 September 2019

Carpet place recommendations?

Carpet place recommendations?

Looking for places in Sydney who have the best prices on carpet....anyone have any recommendations?

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AandP
Sep 20, 2019 8:18 am
lathiat
lathiat
18 September 2019

1 layer blind that goes from blockout to sheer to fully open

1 layer blind that goes from blockout to sheer to fully open

Something like this could be a potential budget alternative though:

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lathiat
Sep 18, 2019 1:27 pm
mishb
mishb
10 September 2019

S fold curtains

S fold curtains

The Freedom s-fold curtains only draw one way, so if you want them to draw to either side you will need 2 tracks anyway.

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mishb
Sep 10, 2019 5:21 pm
dandw
dandw
3 September 2019

Karndean Wormy Chestnut

Karndean Wormy Chestnut

Hi Michelle, What would be the best carpet color palette to go with Karndean Australian Wormy Chestnut? Greys or Browns? Light or dark? The tiles in the wet areas are mid grey.

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dandw
Sep 03, 2019 1:55 pm
dandw
mbarlow69
mbarlow69
26 August 2019

New home designer/architect ?

New home designer/architect ?

May be the phase I was going through with the bulk builders and the timeline matches. Had put the momentum on ice for a bit till we finalized a few things.

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mbarlow69
Aug 26, 2019 1:50 pm
IsabellaBoots
IsabellaBoots
26 August 2019

An old bar in our first family home

An old bar in our first family home

if your kids are young enough, you can do a hand puppet theatre there, using it as the stage.

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IsabellaBoots
Aug 26, 2019 2:07 am
Melbournevic
Melbournevic
14 August 2019

Taubmans paint wall colour

Taubmans paint wall colour

Does anyone know if Tauman's January Dawn is a good wall paint? I like grey-white tone. Thanks

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Melbournevic
Aug 14, 2019 7:34 pm
Melbournevic
Melbournevic
13 August 2019

Downlights

Downlights
1, 2, 3, 4

Apologies for posting in the old thread but I have a question in similar topic so just using this thread instead of creating a new one. We haven't had our electrical…

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Melbournevic
Aug 13, 2019 4:53 pm
Randwick24.2016
Randwick24.2016
12 August 2019

Carpet replacement

Carpet replacement

Hi all, We built our Porter Davis home in 2016 and had Cat 3 Lenton Brae carpet installed in coffee colour. We have had some damage to the rumpus room carpet and need to…

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Randwick24.2016
Aug 12, 2019 9:21 pm
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TomS
Aug 12, 2019 10:21 am
donna79
donna79
11 August 2019

Plush snuggle chair

Plush snuggle chair

Hi We have a large family room and need to buy new lounge chairs Which lounges would work well with a snuggle chair

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donna79
Aug 11, 2019 10:40 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
1 August 2019

Smart home light switches - zigbee?

Smart home light switches - zigbee?

Checkout the SAMSUNG SMARTTHINGS WIFI HUB It supports Z-wave, zigbee, wifi, Alexa, Google Home

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IamSAM
Aug 01, 2019 10:43 am
IamSAM
bashworth
bashworth
31 July 2019

Best kelvin and watts for our bedrooms?

Best kelvin and watts for our bedrooms?

Down lights are completely different in the way that they light a room compared with the fittings you previously mentioned. For down lights you would probably be looking…

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bashworth
Jul 31, 2019 11:21 pm
bashworth
CarrieeW
CarrieeW
31 July 2019

Recliner won't stay back

Recliner won't stay back

In case you're still interested, I've recently bought a great La-Z-Boy for my parents, found it here https://pickadvisor.org/best-recliners-for-back-pain/ There other…

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CarrieeW
Jul 31, 2019 1:46 pm
CarrieeW
CarrieeW
CarrieeW
31 July 2019

Help with paint colour in kitchen

Help with paint colour in kitchen

I'd advice any bright warm color that you like, it always looks modern with white and makes you cheerful while you're cooking or having lunch

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CarrieeW
Jul 31, 2019 1:35 pm
CarrieeW

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