House is looking good Lima. Is the garage going to be rendered as well? My neighbour has a company that supplies those car stackers, would be useful if you had the roof height as they are not expensive.
Have been working away at the new place, put 5t of road base down on the weekend to fix the driveway. (Where i have been bogged in the past few weeks – nothing like being unable to get out of your own house!) Also cut in about 40m of drainage trenches and ag pipe to drain water into the dam. Never done so much manual labour in my life.
Also finished the design for the glass hallway / dining room to join the house and barn, new pergola and deck + a 2.4 x 4.2m shed for the motorbikes and other stuff. Going to take a few weeks off work in 6 weeks or so to build it all hopefully. Will be putting in around 120m of vines to make some homemade vino at the same time. Hopefully by summer time ill be able to relax and just do general maintenance.
The brick wall on the boundary will be rendered. The rest of the garage will have architectural panelling. The en suite walls will have stone. Sounds like a bit of a hotch potch in written form, but should look good when done.
I haven't measured the internal height, but not sure there'd be enough space to stack two cars. Can't see it being much more than 3m, if at all.
Kinda nice that the largest and most spacious room in the house will be the garage.
You're taking extra care to plug air leaks? Have you considered passive house design a la Grand Designs? (I only ask this because we have no hope, our pile is leakier than the colander we use for the spaghetti) Even so, during the last reno, I spent a lot of after hours time with cans of expanding foam while the envelope was open filling spaces that would be hard to get later.
At least in Cranberry, I think you can actually get a blower door test. Out here in the southern regions even the architect returns a blank stare to that one.
Mostly pretty standard materials, nothing too out of the ordinary.
The en suite/garage extension will be a combo of brick, stone and panelling to the exterior. Confirming a stone mason is proving to be a bit of a hassle, but we'll get there. Yes, we agree, this should have been locked in a while ago.
The extension off the new kitchen will be panelling to the western side, with glass or bi-fold doors to the north/north-east.
Check out the back of Unique cars... there are heaps of places selling them for under $4000.. dads had one for 4 years.
As an avid sh*thouse browser of this fine publication I'm fairly sure I've even seen 4 posters lifts for around 3 grand, they seems to drop in price every month lately I keep talking myself out of one, but it can't last forever
Last edited by Saxton Hale; 08-30-2011 at 01:25 AM.
Start your own thread Monkey.
I dropped into the Settlers Arms late on Saturday with extended family for a quick one while the kids went ape at the playground. Lovely smell of burning horse shiiit from the week's activities.
Made a friend for life as one of the Arms staff has the same breed dog as mine who was in situ at one of the outdoor tables while we downed some beers / ciders.
That pic was taken Sat arvo. If you had looked out over the camp grounds from the back of the pub you would have seen me digging up on the hill.
Which dog? Big fury white thing?
There was a big furry white thing there that I think was debarked? We have a German Shorthaired Pointer (Gun Dog) that would love to come live with you.
I took him down to the river to burn off some energy.
We were at the front attempting to look like we were supervising 5 kids so didn't get to see some winemaker up the side of the hill - looks good from the piccy and a great spot.
Sorry Lima - back 2 u. Nice day in Cbr today - not slowing down work I would say.
And slow progress on the exterior panelling. They've been faffing about with the roof/gutter over the back bedroom extension in advance of the roofers turning up. At least the en suite walls have the fibre cement sheeting on and are now ready for the stone...
They're not connected yet... waiting on the sheeting of the garage walls and then the installer will come back to fit the inverter. Then the planning authority has to sign off on everything. If they're operational before the end of the year I will be amazed.