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Joined 23 August 2008
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8 d8 dJohnsonJohnson posted:
My new house at Fern Tree, Tasmania

I've started building a low stone wall up the driveway -- about 40 metres. It's slow progress, especially as I'm embedding little deck LEDs every 70cm to illuminate the driveway.…

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3 months3 monthsJohnsonJohnson posted:
My new house at Fern Tree, Tasmania

Apologies for the slow reply Dean. Yep, Greenglue is pretty expensive -- but it certainly soundproofs the room. I wouldn't hesitate using it again if sound isolation was a…

1 year1 yearJohnsonJohnson posted:
My new house at Fern Tree, Tasmania

Thanks for asking Sloppy. I finally got around to installing the theatre screen today... a bit tricky getting the AT fabric tight, but in the end it worked out…

2 years2 yearsJohnsonJohnson posted:
My new house at Fern Tree, Tasmania

Here's a pic with the snow from Tasmania's latest cold snap. I was snowed in for three days! So cool... ;)

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2 years2 yearsJohnsonJohnson posted:
My new house at Fern Tree, Tasmania

No worries Tim. Nope, the house is all brick -- concrete blocks for the foundation walls, and commons for the rest. Then rendered over the top.
When I eventually…

2 years2 yearsJohnsonJohnson posted:
My new house at Fern Tree, Tasmania

Tim, I sourced Eldorado Stone through Adbri Masonry down here (the first to do so in Hobart apparently). It's made in Indonesia, so I'm guessing they get it shipped direct.

2 years2 yearsJohnsonJohnson posted:
My new house at Fern Tree, Tasmania

Let there be (pink) light
I had to share this -- we finally fixed the in-ground spotlight (thanks Matty!)... just in time for a Eurovision party at my place. I…

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2 years2 yearsJohnsonJohnson posted:
My new house at Fern Tree, Tasmania

Cheers guys. Yvonneh, the red bricks came from someone in West Hobart who'd demolished an old wall. Red bricks for paving are remarkably hard to find in Tassie (the…

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2 years2 yearsJohnsonJohnson posted:
My new house at Fern Tree, Tasmania

Paved
The paving is done! Looks the goods...

And just in time for... the first snowfall of the year!

2 years2 yearsJohnsonJohnson posted:
My new house at Fern Tree, Tasmania

Paving the way
So now it's time to get on with the landscaping. I've cleared the land below the house of weeds and branches, and it's looking quite nice; next…

2 years2 yearsJohnsonJohnson posted:
My new house at Fern Tree, Tasmania

Thank you so much everyone -- I love it!

2 years2 yearsJohnsonJohnson posted:
BAL Bushfire Attack Level Ratings - anyone with experience?

Hi Lorri. There are pictures on my blog, and it's relatively straight forward. I used 18mm marine ply as the backing of the shutter, and 12mm hardwood strips…

2 years2 yearsJohnsonJohnson posted:
My new house at Fern Tree, Tasmania

A couple more photos from the article...

2 years2 yearsJohnsonJohnson posted:
My new house at Fern Tree, Tasmania

The house received a lovely write up in today's TasWeekend Magazine:

http://hobartdesign.com/clients/Hobart-Design-TasWeekend.jpg

2 years2 yearsJohnsonJohnson posted:
BAL Bushfire Attack Level Ratings - anyone with experience?

Sorry I wasn't keeping track of this thread -- I can try and help with any specific requirement questions you might have (my house is BAL29 rated, and I pretty…

2 years2 yearsJohnsonJohnson posted:
Tiny home on foundation, strawbale 55sqm. Floorplan.

Hmmm... strawbale and mudbrick are excellent ways to save money on materials -- but the labour is intensive and (to my mind) unfortunately not worth it (*unless you can source…

2 years2 yearsJohnsonJohnson posted:
BAL Bushfire Attack Level Ratings - anyone with experience?

My house (just completed) was split between BAL29 and BAL40 (yes, I don't understand how it can have two fire ratings either). I've pretty much memorised the Standards, so…

2 years2 yearsJohnsonJohnson posted:
My new house at Fern Tree, Tasmania

Hah! I just posted on your thread, Lizzy. Glad you like my place -- took me quite a bit of time getting the "look" right (but definitely worth…

2 years2 yearsJohnsonJohnson posted:
Tiny home on foundation, strawbale 55sqm. Floorplan.

Hi Lizzy,
A lot of what you've been thinking about, I did as well -- a small but liveable space, comfortable, but still with old-world character. It can be done,…

2 years2 yearsJohnsonJohnson posted:
My new house at Fern Tree, Tasmania

I don't, but I'm working on getting some professional shots done -- just need to finish off the shelving for the built-in bookcases :)

3 years3 yearsJohnsonJohnson posted:
My new house at Fern Tree, Tasmania

Moving in
Thanks all for your kind words. Yep, I did pretty much go part-time with my real job while I worked on the house over these past years. …

3 years3 yearsJohnsonJohnson posted:
My new house at Fern Tree, Tasmania

Almost there
Just finishing up the final bits and pieces before organising the removalists. The carpet was completed Friday (pictures coming soon) and I've hung all the internal doors and…

3 years3 yearsJohnsonJohnson posted:
My new house at Fern Tree, Tasmania

Cheers guys. Rob, 2 years I won't get back is right... gotta wonder if I'd ever do it again. Hmmm... then again, it is a bit addictive...
Today I…

3 years3 yearsJohnsonJohnson posted:
My new house at Fern Tree, Tasmania

Snow
The recent cold snap saw a bit of snow fall at the house -- here's the deck:

And the biggest news: I have occupancy! I received my Certificate today, so…

3 years3 yearsJohnsonJohnson posted:
Dulux Mossman Gorge... love it

Just a shout out to my new favourite colour: . I've used it on feature walls, the ceiling of the home theatre, and today I picked up a semi-gloss…

3 years3 yearsJohnsonJohnson posted:
Frame Inspection **Council** Asking for certification?

This is a really good example of why you should learn the occupancy requirements by heart before starting the build (something I only skimmed myself!).
Truss certification is standard, and if…

3 years3 yearsJohnsonJohnson posted:
My new house at Fern Tree, Tasmania

Applying the makeup
The inside of the house looks (and smells) like a paintshop at the moment -- doors everywhere, skirting & architraves tacky or about to be. This last…

3 years3 yearsJohnsonJohnson posted:
My new house at Fern Tree, Tasmania

Shuttered
I'm not sure I've shown a picture of the face of the house yet with the shutters in place. The arched shutters really frame the French door nicely.
The colour…

3 years3 yearsJohnsonJohnson posted:
My new house at Fern Tree, Tasmania

Deck with a view

Just a quick alternate view of the deck -- the glass panels really worked out well, and don't detract from the feel of the house too much.
That…

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