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    Thread: My great Australian dream . . in Australia.

    1. Member YellowDieselGolf's Avatar
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      08-04-2009 04:49 AM #51
      Yeah, that show gives me bad ideas too! Makes my home plans seem rather mundane and my "set-backs" seem small!


      Plaster is being installed inside!
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      08-04-2009 05:09 AM #52
      Lookin good. What are you going to do with your garage floor?
      Two part poly charcoal with silver flecks?

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      08-08-2009 10:03 AM #53
      It's a sectional panel lift, but I can't remember the exact colour except that it's grey!
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    4. 08-08-2009 05:56 PM #54
      Go the poly without the flecks - I'm just waiting for it to get warm enough to put this down:
      http://www.bunnings.com.au/pro....aspx

    5. 08-08-2009 10:34 PM #55
      Looking awesome! Hopefully the weather is kinder to you.

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      08-11-2009 06:27 AM #56
      Ahh, I see! When you say floor, you mean the thing on the ground - not the door. Warning - don't post while watching rage hot 100 of all time.
      I'm not sure about the floor yet! It's going to be bare, but that dulux stuff looks good!

      I've just received an invoice for "lockup" phase . . Looked through the windows tonight and the cornices are done
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      08-11-2009 06:24 PM #57
      Quote, originally posted by Stifflers Mom »
      Go the poly without the flecks - I'm just waiting for it to get warm enough to put this down:
      http://www.bunnings.com.au/pro....aspx

      Will have to look into that.
      We'll be adding a double garage to our place soon(ish), along with a few other bits and pieces, and I was planning on simply painting the garage floor.

    8. 08-12-2009 07:00 AM #58
      Ordinary paint will lift where the tyres sit. Even some of the floor paints lift a bit. The trick is preparation with a good acid wash. Not fun last time I did a 6 car garage plus workshop, but worthwhile.
      The last thing you want is lifting paint, then the house might fall down, your cricket team will become sh!t and then it's all over.....

    9. 08-12-2009 07:03 AM #59
      and that Dulux stuff is $125 a box. One box does a single garage plus a bit more - can't quite remember - I have two boxes of the slate colour sitting in the garage!

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      08-12-2009 07:18 AM #60
      Quote, originally posted by Stifflers Mom »
      Ordinary paint will lift where the tyres sit. Even some of the floor paints lift a bit. The trick is preparation with a good acid wash. Not fun last time I did a 6 car garage plus workshop, but worthwhile.
      The last thing you want is lifting paint, then the house might fall down, your cricket team will become sh!t and then it's all over.....

      Haha. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      The outlaws have painted their garage floor and while it is flaking a bit in some parts, its holding up reasonably well. They did use some sort of paving paint, but not sure on the exact detail.

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      08-12-2009 08:10 AM #61
      http://www.dulux.com.au/garagefloor/ [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      08-12-2009 10:57 AM #62
      Polished concrete floor for the garage. That's the only way to go. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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      08-12-2009 05:50 PM #63


      They've been busy!
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      08-13-2009 06:01 PM #64
      *grumbles* . . I've been informed that there has been a work-cover order against my house, for the errection of a temporary fence around the construction site. A bit surprising, considering that the house is now at lock-up and that I've only seen a couple of fences during my travels through new estates.

      I'm not really sure what they're trying to protect against . .
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    15. 08-17-2009 05:21 AM #65
      El bastidos! Hope they hurry up I want moar piccies, the need to live my great Aussie dream vicariously through your project

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      08-17-2009 06:37 AM #66
      Quote, originally posted by malliemcg »
      El bastidos! Hope they hurry up I want moar piccies, the need to live my great Aussie dream vicariously through your project


      Saturday afternoon . . .

      Monday afternoon . . .




      I feel safer already. . .
      As you can see, the temporary fence has been erected. ugh.
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      08-17-2009 07:11 AM #67
      That is just a way to absorb your first home builders grant, in paperwork and temporary fencing.

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      08-20-2009 05:56 AM #68
      Another little annoyance . . . I have a series of plaster niche's backing onto the kitchen wall. During the design phase, I asked if this would be a problem and was told there would be no issues.
      During the electrical fitout, the sparkies were unable to place power points in the nominated locations, as the space for the sockets was being used by the rear of the niches. Instead of deleteing them, I elected to reduce the width of the niches by 200mm on each end.
      I asked the builder for a variation and (6 days later - along with questions I asked about my impending temporary fence!) they've sent it back at no cost whereas I believe it should be a credit. grrr. The niches are charged by linear metre, and I've now got 2.4m less plaster. It's only a matter of about $100, but it's incredibly frustrating.
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    19. 08-21-2009 05:10 AM #69
      Fantastic ..........home theatre set up ?

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      09-02-2009 05:52 PM #70
      Quote, originally posted by SLK 99 »
      Fantastic ..........home theatre set up ?

      Not really . . . It'd be nice, but I couldn't justify it!
      I was able to meet the tiler on site yeserday [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      The bathroom . . . .

      Ensuite

      Kitchen

      Painting has started too!
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    21. 09-02-2009 06:19 PM #71
      looking good!
      the red falcon wagon in the background is hawt!

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      09-02-2009 07:26 PM #72
      the house looks amazing! grats! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      you must be chomping at the bits to get in and start filling all that space w/ useless crap
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      09-02-2009 08:08 PM #73
      Quote, originally posted by YellowDieselGolf »
      Not really . . . It'd be nice, but I couldn't justify it!
      I was able to meet the tiler on site yeserday [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      The bathroom . . . .

      Ensuite

      Kitchen

      Painting has started too!

      Nice work Pete. I can just imagine how keen you must be getting to move in. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    24. 09-03-2009 04:44 AM #74
      ....... it's too late to say 'nice errection' isn't it.. yep.

      I'd love to build a house. One day. well done. Has it been as easy as shopping for anything else, or is dealing with the builders etc a pain?

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      09-03-2009 04:58 AM #75
      Quote, originally posted by YellowDieselGolf »
      Not really . . . It'd be nice, but I couldn't justify it!
      I was able to meet the tiler on site yeserday [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      The bathroom . . . .

      Lookin' good!
      Same basins as mine. You'll need to cruise your local "bathrooms R Us" stores and snitch a few silver plastic caps for those overflow outlets. You can't buy the fukkers anywhere and the builder always loses the ones that come with the set.
      I mean, some people would do that


      Modified by Aussie_Golfa at 8:00 PM 9-3-2009

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