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    yes some very good points there and probably the...

    yes some very good points there and probably the one main deciding factor IMO in DIY vs outsourced apart from cash outlay would be the timeframe.
    I have done all of this at a leisurely pace, its...
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    ^^ yep some people have too much money for their...

    ^^ yep some people have too much money for their taste to handle haha.. i like the Batman one tho !!
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    Monster cables are the biggest ripoff on the...

    Monster cables are the biggest ripoff on the planet !! i've been into home theatre for a while and they have been proven to show no difference. I get all my HDMI cables from www.ezyhd.com and have...
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    Thats exactly what they do !!!!! I had no clue...

    Thats exactly what they do !!!!! I had no clue early on and I got a few quotes, one that had the materials, features and layout of what we wanted came to $32,000 plus appliances and trades which...
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    ^^^ sounds like KitCrafts business model - i've...

    ^^^ sounds like KitCrafts business model - i've had about 4 quotes from them over a 2 year period and each time i was fast approaching the cutoff for their valued customer 20% discount!!!!
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    Sounds like KitCraft Kitchens or a variation of.....

    Sounds like KitCraft Kitchens or a variation of.. they were the only mob in perth to not let me take away their crappy psuedo 3D mockups of how our kitchen would look, were also one of the most exxy...
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    + 1 !!!! ive got a nice oval hole in the back of...

    + 1 !!!! ive got a nice oval hole in the back of my sink unit where the taps come out the wall cause i didnt measure quite properly.. meh oh well, for DYI thats pretty good as its the only balls-up...
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    have you got a plan? seems pretty exxy to me i...

    have you got a plan? seems pretty exxy to me i think...

    this is our layout

    http://members.iinet.net.au/~armstronghome/benchtop.jpg

    and with a 30mm stone benchtop, waterfall end and these...
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    I dont see why not, and thats a damn good idea...

    I dont see why not, and thats a damn good idea actually.. i was thinking of using recon stone for our shower walls and floor but damn it would be slippery !!! this stuff looks a whole lot better!.. ...
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    no worries mate !! heres the laminex PDF on...

    no worries mate !!

    heres the laminex PDF on all the sizes etc ;

    http://www.thelaminexgroup.com.au/downloads/trade_essentials/TradeGuide_ReadiKit.pdf

    They give you the door sizes required and...
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    we're about halfway through renovating our...

    we're about halfway through renovating our kitchen using flatpack packs from the Laminex Group, doing it all myself apart from benchtop/splashbacks.. looked at bunnings and ikea but they just didnt...
  12. mwahahaha I had that problem before, now i just...

    mwahahaha I had that problem before, now i just put a little tinfoil hat on the remote when i turn it on if its over 43deg
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    i used the 65mm no problems and lined up the...

    i used the 65mm no problems and lined up the cabinets by cheating - i screwed adjacent overheads together before mounting them then just got a couple of mates to help put em up.. that way theres no...
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    my mum has a few vinyl wrap doors that are...

    my mum has a few vinyl wrap doors that are lifting as well after about 2.5-3 yrs - she got hers from a local supposedly reputable company that is probably the biggest franchise of kitchen renovators...
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    hmm i've thought this myself since we are getting...

    hmm i've thought this myself since we are getting stone as well, but i thought i might as well add a few screws to hold them to the wall anyway since its easy as while theres no benchtop and it cant...
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    I just put up a fridge cupboard the other day and...

    I just put up a fridge cupboard the other day and used green wall plugs with 65mm screws which i was recommended by a cabinetmaker mate of mine.. The drill bit is a 6.5mm one and its holding so far..
  17. yeh save yourself the drive mate in my opinion.. ...

    yeh save yourself the drive mate in my opinion..

    with the laminex stuff, the display centre is on scarb bch road between Kresta and Archipelago opposite JB hifi and you order all the gear and...
  18. yeh i checked out that flexi place the other week...

    yeh i checked out that flexi place the other week - their prices seem pretty good although IMO the quality didnt look up there with the Readikits from Laminex, especially the drawer runners etc..
    ...
  19. haha yeh mate, theres some good info on here...

    haha yeh mate, theres some good info on here cheers for the tip !!!
    have you decided yet on where your sourcing all your gear??
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    I would check to see if your bricks are still...

    I would check to see if your bricks are still available and how much they are.. i recently recycled some old bricks from patio pillars into a new wall.. the brickie said as long as most of the mortar...
  21. thanks guys !!! i ended up ordering the deeper...

    thanks guys !!!
    i ended up ordering the deeper end panel like the pic on the right so should all be good..

    what would you guys recommend for fixing the end panel to the pantry with?? liquid...
  22. quick question re end Panel Sizing for a pantry????

    hey guys, im about to renovate our kitchen but im unsure of the lengths of the end panels needed for my pantry...

    here is a top down view of the pantry, im thinking it should be like the pic on...
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    I know here in Perth the Laminex Group offer...

    I know here in Perth the Laminex Group offer flatpack carcasses in a 670, 720 and a 770 height..

    heres a link ;

    http://www.thelaminexgroup.com.au/tradeessentials/index.asp

    the quotes i...
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