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      08-02-2011 07:42 PM #211
      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.

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      08-02-2011 08:44 PM #212
      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.

    3. 08-18-2011 02:32 AM #213
      Ok, is it about time for an update yet?

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      08-18-2011 02:57 AM #214




      Although, our meter and fuse box were moved on Tuesday, along with the mains connection to the house.

      They all connect to a stud wall in the garage with sheeting around them to keep them dry.

      The builder has been moving house, farkn, so "it's gonna be a big week this week" is a bit like tomorrow … it never comes.
      Last edited by Lima; 08-18-2011 at 03:01 AM.

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      08-18-2011 03:04 AM #215
      The moat around the water tank is probably complete after the last two days. Might be full as well.


      (Tuesday)

    6. 08-18-2011 04:45 AM #216
      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.

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      08-27-2011 02:43 AM #217




      Slow but steady progress this week. Great to have all the crap removed from the backyard.

      Might have a roof on the garage by this time next week. But we might not too.

    8. 08-27-2011 03:37 AM #218
      Are those large sheets polystyrene thingys ?
      Whats this being built off, enquiring minds need to know

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      08-27-2011 03:47 AM #219
      The sheets/panelling is made from Neo -> http://scyon.com.au/matrix.html

      What do you mean by what's this built off? Sorry for being daft.

    10. 08-27-2011 04:17 AM #220
      Construction method, materials used etc
      Apologies for the poor sentence and grammar - it being built off plans of course

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      08-27-2011 04:25 AM #221
      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.

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      08-29-2011 08:53 AM #222
      how much are those car stackers worth?

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      08-29-2011 11:52 PM #223
      Quote Originally Posted by XXX 1.8T View Post
      how much are those car stackers worth?
      Check out the back of Unique cars... there are heaps of places selling them for under $4000.. dads had one for 4 years.

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      08-30-2011 01:20 AM #224
      Quote Originally Posted by TMK-001 View Post
      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.

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      08-30-2011 01:27 AM #225
      hahahaha these days, the only opportunity I get to read Unique Cars (which I like to do) is when I'm visiting Wes at his house and need to go to the john

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      08-30-2011 02:40 AM #226
      My neighbour owns Lift King that deals in stackers. Think they are 5k?

      Update from Monkey farm, I planted a couple of rows of vino on the weekend. Not sure what ill do with it. Thinking of buying a still and making Grappa.


    17. 08-30-2011 07:04 AM #227
      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.
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      08-30-2011 07:39 AM #228
      To disorganised and haphazard in my updates to start a thread. If i start to do some proper work maybe. Ill try to stay on topic.

      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?

      How are those garage panels fixed? Are the fixings hidden?

    19. 08-30-2011 08:06 AM #229
      Quote Originally Posted by monkeysrus View Post
      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.
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      09-02-2011 07:22 PM #230
      Still no roof on the garage.

      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...




    21. 09-03-2011 03:20 AM #231
      Quote Originally Posted by Lima View Post
      Please tell me you're undergrounding that birdsnest...

      Looking good!

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      09-03-2011 06:25 AM #232
      Haha, the point of connection to the house only moved a few weeks ago. It's looking much better than the original connection.

      Underground service not possible in our case AFAIK.

    23. 09-04-2011 01:26 AM #233
      Drove past yesterday- cladding looks really schmick from the street

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      09-08-2011 01:44 AM #234
      Just waiting on windows and roofers now...


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      09-08-2011 01:45 AM #235
      Very sharp.

      A few doors might be handy.

      So, in before Christmas?

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      09-08-2011 01:46 AM #236
      Quote Originally Posted by mikinoz View Post
      So, in before Christmas?
      We're in now, so yeah, we'll be in by xmas.

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      09-08-2011 01:52 AM #237
      Quote Originally Posted by Lima View Post
      We're in now, so yeah, we'll be in by xmas.
      Make sure you turn down the sheets before I arrive for roast lunch then!

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      09-08-2011 01:59 AM #238
      You're game if you think you'll be making it this far south.

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      09-21-2011 08:36 PM #239


      The last pic was taken at the start of the month and since then the roof has been added. Still slow and steady progress but at least we now have a plumber after the last one went AWOL.

    30. 09-21-2011 10:15 PM #240
      How's the solar output? They look to be amorphous panels from here?

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      09-21-2011 11:35 PM #241
      Quote Originally Posted by auR32 View Post
      How's the solar output?
      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.




      Quote Originally Posted by auR32 View Post
      They look to be amorphous panels from here?
      Yes, they're Kaneka panels.

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      10-15-2011 06:37 AM #242
      Slowest fkn build ever.




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      10-15-2011 05:08 PM #243
      Wow. That does seem a bit slow.

      Make sure they are not charging by the hour!

      Finished before next winter seems ambitious right now.

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      10-15-2011 07:40 PM #244
      Canberra builders...

      My neighbour just got a quote for replacement of the simple timber deck in her backyard (about 4x12m rectangular with basic laserlite roof) for $23k

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      10-15-2011 08:31 PM #245
      Quote Originally Posted by mikinoz View Post
      Make sure they are not charging by the hour!
      No it's a fixed price contract. That's what we signed.

      Fk knows what the builder signed because he obviously has a different contract to us.

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