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      04-18-2011 09:56 PM #126
      Quote Originally Posted by Saxton Hale View Post
      i'll just leave this here for when you decide on a new dunny

      http://kohler.com/numipressrelease/#comfort.html
      wowsers, that's epic! I am TOTALLY getting one of those when I buy an apartment (they all need bathroom reno's). When you stay over, would you sit one of those, or still go down to the communal dunnies at the pool every time you need to take a dump?


      edit: hmmmm, I've just remembered that electricity is illegal in bathrooms in Singapore. Damn...

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      04-18-2011 10:04 PM #127
      Quote Originally Posted by IML337 View Post
      wowsers, that's epic! I am TOTALLY getting one of those when I buy an apartment (they all need bathroom reno's). When you stay over, would you sit one of those, or still go down to the communal dunnies at the pool every time you need to take a dump?


      edit: hmmmm, I've just remembered that electricity is illegal in bathrooms in Singapore. Damn...
      That's easy, put it in your lounge room!

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      04-18-2011 11:14 PM #128
      Quote Originally Posted by IML337 View Post
      When you stay over, would you sit one of those, or still go down to the communal dunnies at the pool every time you need to take a dump?
      LOL f*ck your hightower toilet naga!

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      04-18-2011 11:26 PM #129
      Quote Originally Posted by Lima View Post
      Famous last words above.

      On paper it was all good, but it took ANZ 4 weeks to say no we won't lend you the money. And Yiannai was right, it was all related to their panic over the owner-builder scenario. That was late January.

      Back to Plan B; NAB. It's taken about 8 weeks for them to finally say yes, which included saying yes once, sending us all the paperwork, we signed it and sent it back and then they said, no we won't do it. More fart arsing around holding their hand explaining it to them AGAIN (there's different rules in ACT compared to NSW, so it took a while for that to register, haha) and they said yes about three weeks ago.

      Then ANZ took a couple of weeks to sign off on NAB paying out our loan and switching over. Man, what a fkn ballache this has been.

      Now the fun begins, small chance the garage will be knocked over this week, otherwise it will come crashing down after Easter.

      glad it got sorted in the end!
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      04-20-2011 07:17 AM #130
      Quote Originally Posted by Lima View Post
      That's awesome Todd, thanks. I wish I knew about that when I was in town. I went to some good stores around Johnston St in Fitzroy, but none were as good as that one.

      You's gotsa help a brotha out...

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      05-03-2011 07:20 PM #131
      Bye bye garage.


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      05-03-2011 07:24 PM #132
      Garage looks bigger without your sh!t in it!

      And about time. You're excited yes?

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      05-03-2011 07:39 PM #133
      Excited, a little. Also a bit uncertain about what it will be like living there while chaos surrounds us.

      Not much will happen (again) for a few days by the looks as the demolition people have changed their mind about wanting the perimeter fence up before they knock down the garage and not after as they had previously advised. So the builder is trying to coordinate the fence today, hopefully they'll be sorted soon.

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      05-03-2011 08:35 PM #134
      I've grown up half my life living in houses "under construction" from a new house we built in Ocean Grove when I was born to an Edwardian place in Geelong that we totally renovated in Laura Ashleys finest in the 1990s, the 1940s place mum and dad did in Mt Gambier to the 1950s apartment I had to run around the block to my sisters house to shower at each day to the Projekt Haus I in Geelong again...

      You survive! Then you forget about the pain and consider doing it all again a few years later after you finish your place! Hahaha!

      I'm "gathering" inspiration for Projekt Haus III right now... 3-5 year plan to "build a grand designs house" with my friend who is an architect for Jam Architects in Richmond/Sth Yarra and my brother in law who is a builder down my way...naturally I watch your Projekt with great interest!

      There was 2 houses on the current series of Grand Designs that I really like... They did a reno on a 1960s place that they just basically built over (they were putting yogurt and cow shiit on the wall) and the one the young azn chick did in her mums back yard... They both reminded me of your project...

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      05-03-2011 09:19 PM #135
      Quote Originally Posted by TMK-001 View Post
      I'm "gathering" inspiration for Projekt Haus III right now... 3-5 year plan to "build a grand designs house" with my friend who is an architect for Jam Architects in Richmond/Sth Yarra and my brother in law who is a builder down my way...naturally I watch your Projekt with great interest!

      There was 2 houses on the current series of Grand Designs that I really like... They did a reno on a 1960s place that they just basically built over (they were putting yogurt and cow shiit on the wall) and the one the young azn chick did in her mums back yard... They both reminded me of your project...
      The Asian chick's house was really nice.

      The other house was nice too, but they totally did over the character of their old house that they said they wanted to keep. In the end that may as well have knocked it over. The whole roof tile saga gave me the sh!ts, the answer was obvious, but using recycled concrete roof tiles for the studio extension must scream "I AM A POOR PERSON" over in the UK, haha.

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      05-04-2011 03:21 AM #136
      My missus and I are planning a grand design house as well. Niki is an architect and we always planned to eventually build something interesting somewhere. We have finally finished the reno’s on our apartment so now it’s time to move to the next project.

      As of last week we may have found some land perfect for what we are looking for. Heading back out again this weekend for another look. I have already started sketches of the garage/workshop that I want to design.

      I want concrete monolithic, missus not so keen. Will be a 2+yr design then build probably. (Took us two years just to design our wall unit – hoping this will be a bit quicker)

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      05-05-2011 07:48 PM #137
      Quote Originally Posted by Lima View Post
      The Asian chick's house was really nice.

      The other house was nice too, but they totally did over the character of their old house that they said they wanted to keep. In the end that may as well have knocked it over. The whole roof tile saga gave me the sh!ts, the answer was obvious, but using recycled concrete roof tiles for the studio extension must scream "I AM A POOR PERSON" over in the UK, haha.
      All that really reminded me of you were the bakerlite door handles in the kitchen! Your place has much more character than the brick box they started with did. I liked where it went, but the original structure was really just a traffic island they built around in the end.

      I got the distinct impression the host wanted to slip one to the azn bird... He had a fair Stiffy every times he spoke about/to her!

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      05-14-2011 04:35 AM #138
      So this is the new project house. One acre of land in St Albans (Bout 1.5hr drive from Bondi) close to the Hawkesbury river.

      Property is two separate titles with the cottage and barn on one piece and the other empty. We will do some tinkering to the existing places and use as weekender and to rent out. (Both are one bedroom) Will slowly design something interesting for the other block. Might build a glass dining room between the two existing places for now.

      Is an awesome little town and perfect for keeping a ski boat to head out on the river, MTB trails , MX trails etc. I also now have access to a 10Ha common that is set aside for all town residents. (80 total) Has a lake with Bass in it for some fishing action.








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      05-14-2011 06:07 AM #139
      Looks FANTASTIC! Congrats

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      05-14-2011 08:11 PM #140
      Wow that is totally awesome chris! I've offends thought about a rustic country property with a proper nice fireplace, but then when I start thinking aboutaintanence of the land, snakes etc, I just give up.
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      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      05-15-2011 04:53 AM #141
      Quote Originally Posted by WAY View Post
      Wow that is totally awesome chris! I've offends thought about a rustic country property with a proper nice fireplace, but then when I start thinking aboutaintanence of the land, snakes etc, I just give up.

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      05-17-2011 01:59 AM #142
      So far so good, we haven't even had the slab for the new garage poured yet and we're close to $20K in unexpected costs. Oh, and a sewer pipe got broken today by the bloke who thinks it's reasonable to charge $4000 to dig a hole for a water tank.


    18. 05-17-2011 02:07 AM #143
      you can't dig a hole ?

      .. missus has been told to start digging if she really wants a pool

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      05-17-2011 04:40 AM #144
      I dug another hole!


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      05-17-2011 05:45 AM #145
      Whats that for?

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      05-17-2011 06:04 AM #146
      10,000l water tank.

      Eventually the Mk1 will park on top, so maybe it can also double as a genuine money pit or an automotive grave.

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      05-17-2011 08:57 AM #147
      Is the tank a council/territory requirement for the reno's Liam?

      Keep up the progress reports!

    23. 05-17-2011 09:36 AM #148
      Good one. I've got 6000l of goodness in my backyard.
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      05-17-2011 09:40 AM #149
      Quote Originally Posted by YellowDieselGolf View Post
      Is the tank a council/territory requirement for the reno's Liam?
      No. It was originally planned as a car washing resource; two years ago when dam levels were

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      05-17-2011 02:00 PM #150
      It's great Lima. I mean, these days I don't feel guilty using the full flush on my toilet bowl because I have a water tank.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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