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    1. 09-02-2009 07:19 PM #71
      looking good!

      the red falcon wagon in the background is hawt!


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      09-02-2009 08:26 PM #72
      the house looks amazing! grats!

      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 09:08 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

      The bathroom . . . .

      Ensuite

      Kitchen

      Painting has started too!

      Nice work Pete. I can just imagine how keen you must be getting to move in.


    4. 09-03-2009 05:44 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 05:58 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

      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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      09-05-2009 05:35 AM #76
      Good advice!

      The process has been a little stressful at times, but I think the end result will be worth it

      The tiler has been . .

      It looks much busier in photos than in real life.

      Plaster niches!

      And the bathroom!

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    7. 09-05-2009 05:53 AM #77
      Looking schmicko, Pete. I like the tile work on that wall. Tastefully retro.

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      09-13-2009 04:40 AM #78
      Thanks mate, I hope it doesn't look distasteful in a few years

      The render has been partially applied Final electrical and plumbing fitout is happening later this week.

      Carpet has been penciled in for the 6th of October, so I'll have the keys soon!

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    9. 09-13-2009 04:47 AM #79
      Top Stuff..!!

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      09-18-2009 06:36 AM #80
      More pictures!

      Partially painted render.

      and the kitchen . . .

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      09-27-2009 04:51 AM #81

      Painting is almost complete

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      09-27-2009 07:46 AM #82
      **** job a colour-coding the door there.

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      09-27-2009 08:18 AM #83
      Yeah, and I used to think it was hard to match reflex silver!
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      09-28-2009 08:21 AM #84

      Shower screens . . .


      Possible flooring . . Merbau

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      10-05-2009 06:02 AM #85

      Spotted a very blue splashback.

      Handover is penciled in for the 22nd, carpets are going in tomorrow.

      The supplier won't have enough Merbau until mid November. I don't fancy living on concrete for a month, so I'm back to the drawing board.

      On the plus side, I might get my car back on Friday!

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      10-05-2009 07:25 AM #86
      Haha, we had concrete for 5 years in Nicholls. Albeit, on purpose, and it was sealed...

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      10-05-2009 07:38 AM #87
      You had a concrete floor in Canberra?! I hope the floor was heated!


      Nice place Pete - it's coming along well


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      10-05-2009 08:07 AM #88
      Quote, originally posted by Lima »
      Haha, we had concrete for 5 years in Nicholls. Albeit, on purpose, and it was sealed...

      Probably suited your old place more than mine That was quite a funky pad.


      Quote, originally posted by IML337 »
      You had a concrete floor in Canberra?! I hope the floor was heated!


      Nice place Pete - it's coming along well

      Thanks Tim!

      I can't wait till the rollerdoors and driveway are finished

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      10-05-2009 08:09 AM #89
      Quote, originally posted by IML337 »
      You had a concrete floor in Canberra?! I hope the floor was heated!

      Yes, the floor was heated, and it was excellent. Best form of domestic heating by far IMO.

      Doesn't work so well on 1950s houses with timber floors though (which is what we have now).


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      10-05-2009 09:24 AM #90
      Quote, originally posted by YellowDieselGolf »

      The supplier won't have enough Merbau until mid November. I don't fancy living on concrete for a month, so I'm back to the drawing board.

      I though you had to wait a while on a new slab anyway? Something to do with moisture or something. Depends on the boards I guess...

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      10-05-2009 10:25 AM #91
      Quote, originally posted by Lima »

      Yes, the floor was heated, and it was excellent. Best form of domestic heating by far IMO.

      Absolutely - without question

      Is it oscenely expensive to run? Nobody has ever been able to tell me conclusively... My opinion is not. We used to stay in a place in Falls Creek every year and we barely had to run it for 3 hours a day to keep the place really warm.


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      10-05-2009 10:45 AM #92
      It's probably not the cheapest heating, but IMO it's not OTT.

      The trick is to keep changes to the temp setting to a minimum. As rule we would only change ours three times a year - a summer setting, a mid setting and a winter setting.

      Summer was 12-15°C which would help keep the slab to a reasonable base temp in the case of cold snap. Mid setting 15-19°C and then the winter setting and 19-22°C.

      Ours ran on off-peak so it usually only kicked in overnight, plus some other random time on weekends.


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      10-06-2009 12:10 AM #93
      Some mates of mine in Melbourne have just finished renovating and they had a system like this installed in their new living room: http://www.popularmechanics.co....html

      I'm not sure of the benefits or drawbacks, but it seems like a pretty cool idea to me.

      P.S. Great house YDG, you must be getting pretty excited now...


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      10-07-2009 05:58 AM #94
      Thanks guys

      Quote, originally posted by sweatyworker »

      I though you had to wait a while on a new slab anyway? Something to do with moisture or something. Depends on the boards I guess...

      I haven't had any warnings about that, but I've been looking at laminates rather than real wood.

      No real changes to the front except for a "partial" driveway.

      But there's some carpet too!

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      10-07-2009 07:34 AM #95
      Quote, originally posted by YellowDieselGolf »
      .............

      The supplier won't have enough Merbau until mid November. I don't fancy living on concrete for a month, so I'm back to the drawing board.

      On the plus side, I might get my car back on Friday!

      Make sure they don't just bring the flooring from the factory and lay it!

      The whole package needs to sit in your house for at least a month to settle/acclimatise before laying.\Or else you could end up like a neighbour of ours who spent six weeks in a motel while the floor was re-laid after buckling because the boards expanded, all at builders expense of $120K


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      10-14-2009 05:48 AM #96
      hmmm . . . didn't know that.


      FOUR AND A HALF MONTHS! THE GTI IS BACK!

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      10-14-2009 05:57 AM #97
      Take it back, the bodyworks clearly can't mix paint as your colour match between the car and the portico is terrible!

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      10-14-2009 09:41 AM #98

      Does it start first go?


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      10-14-2009 05:39 PM #99
      Quote, originally posted by Lima »

      Does it start first go?

      Yep! And no oil stains! How good is that?

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    30. 10-14-2009 06:22 PM #100
      looks great

      one thing I always look at now is the driveway and entry of nice places. mine is too steep for lots of nice lower than avergae cars to get up yours looks good and can you drive all the through into the backyard?


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      10-20-2009 08:25 AM #101
      Quote, originally posted by vwlatino »
      looks great

      one thing I always look at now is the driveway and entry of nice places. mine is too steep for lots of nice lower than avergae cars to get up yours looks good and can you drive all the through into the backyard?


      Thanks! I chose a flat block to avoid site costs. Nice bonus is that my car won't scrape

      Yep, rear roller door.


      Driveway went in a few days ago. Can't test it yet!

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      11-04-2009 06:12 AM #102
      Now with front panel door

      inspection is on Friday

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      11-04-2009 10:09 PM #104
      looking awesome!

      now start pimping out the garage

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      11-05-2009 07:11 AM #105
      The completion inspection is tomorrow. I'm a little nervous, but I've got a big list of things to check, so it should go ok.

      Garage pimping happens in the next few weeks

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