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      06-14-2010 10:22 PM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by MickyD View Post
      Hugo, your house is amazing, and beautifully fitted out too. Restecp.

      Friends of ours are selling this place at the moment:
      http://www.realestate.com.au/propert...edon-106504782
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxWP-VADKgA

      Pictures do NOT do it justice.
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      06-14-2010 11:05 PM #72
      Lima, there's a shop in Berrima that has oodles of period stuff...maybe older than you are searching for, but worth dropping in to see

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      06-14-2010 11:22 PM #73
      Peppergreens?

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      06-15-2010 12:07 AM #74
      Possibly...it's on the right near the park with trees etc as you drive into Berrima from Sydney

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      07-01-2010 02:07 AM #75
      No luck at Peppergreens I'm afraid.

      Any recommendations from the floor for retro hardware/furniture places in Sydney or Melbourne???

      In other news, we finally signed the contract with our builder and it looks like we might actually start this fking mess.

    6. 07-22-2010 06:14 AM #76
      Grand Designs Revisited had a Huf Haus tonight. I want one.

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      07-22-2010 08:59 AM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by Lima View Post
      No luck at Peppergreens I'm afraid.

      Any recommendations from the floor for retro hardware/furniture places in Sydney or Melbourne???

      In other news, we finally signed the contract with our builder and it looks like we might actually start this fking mess.
      Good luck. My friend got fired by his fourth builder and finally gave up and sold the house unfinished. Don't be like him.
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    8. 07-22-2010 09:42 AM #78
      Quote Originally Posted by MickyD View Post
      Grand Designs Revisited had a Huf Haus tonight. I want one.
      That is one of the great episodes with the German crew fronting up and getting slowed down with British inefficiency.
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    9. 07-22-2010 09:44 AM #79
      Quote Originally Posted by Lima View Post
      No luck at Peppergreens I'm afraid.

      Any recommendations from the floor for retro hardware/furniture places in Sydney or Melbourne???

      In other news, we finally signed the contract with our builder and it looks like we might actually start this fking mess.
      Liam, define retro - 1950s?. I renovated my last Sydney house so built up a good list of stores but it was a turn of the century house.
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      07-22-2010 10:03 AM #80
      Yeah, our house was built in 1958 ... so around that ballpark.

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      10-29-2010 05:17 AM #81
      Okay, bit of an update... we're still getting d1cked around by paperwork and red tape and our renos haven't started; we started this process almost two years ago.

      Both us and the builder - who is ready to start but can't due to the aforementioned red tape dramas - are almost at the stage that if things don't alter in the next few weeks we might pull the pin.

      So, we've been thinking ... who has experience building on small acreages?

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      10-29-2010 03:48 PM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by Lima View Post
      Okay, bit of an update... we're still getting d1cked around by paperwork and red tape and our renos haven't started; we started this process almost two years ago.

      Both us and the builder - who is ready to start but can't due to the aforementioned red tape dramas - are almost at the stage that if things don't alter in the next few weeks we might pull the pin.

      So, we've been thinking ... who has experience building on small acreages?
      That is ultra schit. I think that is as much of a joke as anything I have heard. Time to go to ACA!

      As for acreage -- do it!

    13. 10-29-2010 04:57 PM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by Lima View Post
      Okay, bit of an update... we're still getting d1cked around by paperwork and red tape and our renos haven't started; we started this process almost two years ago.
      I feel your pain. 2 years!

      Will getting approvals for building on small acreage be any different?

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      10-29-2010 06:33 PM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by auR32 View Post
      Will getting approvals for building on small acreage be any different?
      Probably not, haha, but at least it gives us something new to focus on, instead of going around in circles like we have been. That's the optimist's view, anyway.


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      10-30-2010 12:54 AM #85
      What's the hold up? DA approval? Heritage issues?

      Fire your architect and go buy a new site.

      Here's one we prepared earlier..... (yes it is one house despite the slightly different front & rear elevations...)














    16. 10-30-2010 01:49 AM #86
      nice work chris

      i like the look of that re-worked victorian terrace in newtown (featured in a recent Habitus issue) by sam crawford

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      10-30-2010 03:43 AM #87
      Quote Originally Posted by R'chitect View Post
      What's the hold up? DA approval? Heritage issues?
      At the moment it is the MBA being kunts over the builder's warranty insurance. But at every step we have been delayed in one way or another.

      The architect has already been fired.

    18. 10-30-2010 04:09 AM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by Lima View Post
      At the moment it is the MBA
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      10-30-2010 05:29 AM #89
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      Where does all the nail polish, mascara, lipstick etc live

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      10-30-2010 07:06 AM #90
      Quote Originally Posted by Lima View Post
      Probably not, haha, but at least it gives us something new to focus on, instead of going around in circles like we have been. That's the optimist's view, anyway.

      Liam, I usually get involved when things go pear shaped so I perhaps have a skewed perspective, but your situation is not uncommon. In my view, it's why you should not renovate but buy a new place with the work already done. You pay a premium because someone else has done the work, but the risks and hassles are much lower. Unless you are born to be a project manager (and some people are) or have some other imperative for doing it yourself, spend your time doing things you're good at and leave the building to others.
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      Can you give me a heads up when that hits the market.

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      10-30-2010 03:05 PM #91
      Quote Originally Posted by sweatyworker View Post
      Where does all the nail polish, mascara, lipstick etc live
      Don't worry, that's the kid's bathroom, besides, making the plumbing disappear was a better trick.

    22. 10-30-2010 04:07 PM #92
      Quote Originally Posted by sweatyworker View Post
      Where does all the nail polish, mascara, lipstick etc live
      I have a special hidden cupboard for mine.

    23. 10-30-2010 09:02 PM #93
      Quote Originally Posted by R'chitect View Post
      Don't worry, that's the kid's bathroom, besides, making the plumbing disappear was a better trick.
      Hiding it behind the towels is not a trick
      ... Okay where'd you run it, doesn't appear to be enough fall under the counter, unless the sink is an inch deep?

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      10-30-2010 09:54 PM #94
      I think I just got owned

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      11-23-2010 06:04 AM #95
      No progress, still.

      To the many who, probably rightly, ask why are we persisting with the same builder ... well, we've spoken to four other builders, the last one was supposed to come out to meet on site today and provide us with a quote. No show.

      Of the previous three, one was quite promising and, sadly, his father was ill, but he was large-ish setup and to leave contact to lapse for 8 weeks+ was a bit of a let down. Two others were supposed to come out to check the house out to quote, one didn't get back to us to confirm a time. The other came out, seemed positive, thought our plans and ideas were really good and ... we've never heard from him again!

      was it something we said?!

      Where to now? Looks like we might go owner-builder and sub-contract all works to our builder to circumvent the schit he is being dealt by the MBA. We've been researching the insurance issues and it seems doable. At least, more doable than any other conventional option we've tried.


    26. 11-23-2010 06:21 AM #96
      Quote Originally Posted by R'chitect View Post
      Don't worry, that's the kid's bathroom, besides, making the plumbing disappear was a better trick.
      does the master bathroom have black sink? (vanities...)

    27. 11-23-2010 07:20 AM #97
      Liam - I did owner / builder about 9 years ago. It was timed to do 'between jobs' so I was fully dedicated.

      I don't know what sort of hours you or your wife put in to work but be prepared for little else outside work while you do this. I dare say it will be harder in Canberra with a far smaller supply base for materials and labour. Your lack of luck with builders will be repeated with the tradie specialists as I see Canberra as a pretty tight market for good trades.

      Oh and good luck.
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      11-23-2010 07:30 AM #98
      Thanks.

      It's a bit tricky to explain online, but our only motivation for going owner-builder is to get around the red tape that is currently preventing our builder from starting. So, while in theory we would be owner-builder, in practice it will be the usual client-builder relationship, we won't be doing any of the work.

      Also, we will be living on site during the build, so we haven't even got to the really painful bits yet.

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      11-23-2010 05:09 PM #99
      Quote Originally Posted by R'chitect View Post
      What's the hold up? DA approval? Heritage issues?

      Fire your architect and go buy a new site.

      Here's one we prepared earlier..... (yes it is one house despite the slightly different front & rear elevations...)














      Me liiiiiiiiiiiike! I have the mag with that on the cover. I want to build something in the next 18 months If one of my best mates wasnt an architect who does similar projects in Melbourne, I'd be on the phone to you! (works for Jam architects, and his family used to have neometro... So I trust him!)

    30. 11-23-2010 06:04 PM #100
      i like the juxtaposition between the warmth of the wood to the coolness of the cast concrete to the sexy chills of the glossed-out bricks.

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      11-23-2010 06:08 PM #101
      I got a degree in the discipline of Architecture once - have not had much use for it...

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      11-23-2010 07:14 PM #102
      "You know, the stupidest guy in my fraternity became an architect – after he flunked out of dental school! Congratulations, young man."
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      11-23-2010 09:07 PM #103
      New Zealand Institute of Architects Award November 10th:


      Workshop, a shop fit-out in an existing Ponsonby building, by Pohio Adams Pty Ltd, was the only winner in the Interior Architecture category.
      Jurors said the fitout employed elegance and restraint to achieve its aims and was "a fine example of architecture closely and productively allying itself with fine art".


      http://workshop.co.nz/

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    34. 11-23-2010 09:15 PM #104
      congrats, chris! finally, the accolades..

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      11-23-2010 09:25 PM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by Lima View Post
      Thanks.

      It's a bit tricky to explain online, but our only motivation for going owner-builder is to get around the red tape that is currently preventing our builder from starting. So, while in theory we would be owner-builder, in practice it will be the usual client-builder relationship, we won't be doing any of the work.

      Also, we will be living on site during the build, so we haven't even got to the really painful bits yet.
      speak with your bank manager/broker as well before deciding.. banks HATE the words OWNER and BUILDER put together. I understand what you're going for by circumventing the MBA, however to a bank it's clear cut.

      Just saying make sure your money is sorted before starting up.
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