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rocksteady

NSW
Joined 20 June 2015
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3 months3 monthsrocksteadyrocksteady posted:
What is a good width for a dining verandah?

We went with 4m × 9m. My last house had 3.6W x 5L & with all seats taken at the table (set in the middle) it was a bit if…

9 months9 monthsrocksteadyrocksteady posted:
DULUX colour help for exterior render

You can use any color you wish, only negative with lighter colors is they show up dirt & wear more easily

9 months9 monthsrocksteadyrocksteady posted:
2 OB permits for a 2 stage build - NSW

So,
I wish to build in 2 stages. Garage + water tank as stage 1 (est value of $30k, DA already approved), then build the house at a later date.
On the…

1 year1 yearrocksteadyrocksteady posted:
Soil test - Southern highlands NSW

Hi,
Can anyone recommend someone in the southern highlands NSW area to perform a soil test for us ?
Cheers

1 year1 yearrocksteadyrocksteady posted:
Painting Render...

Sometimes you need to sweep away the loose sand but once you seal it (bondcrete) it's out of the renderers hands, unless chunks of render are falling off or the…

2 years2 yearsrocksteadyrocksteady posted:
Tondelver House - Southern Highlands

Ahh too easy then :D
You have done really well cutting out the walls so low, my back hurts just thinking about it!

2 years2 yearsrocksteadyrocksteady posted:
Tondelver House - Southern Highlands

Interesting note about joining the sides. How about the top, can just run a full length plate on from outside ?

2 years2 yearsrocksteadyrocksteady posted:
OB Build

Soo, first design/idea has been canned, Likely going with a 2 storey, Meeting with a designer shortly so getting serious :)

2 years2 yearsrocksteadyrocksteady posted:
Tondelver House - Southern Highlands

Any updates ? :-)

2 years2 yearsrocksteadyrocksteady posted:
OB Build

Thanks oz, your place looks great :-)

2 years2 yearsrocksteadyrocksteady posted:
Render patching

Thats rough!, lucky you have the downpipe there, easy to fix :-)

2 years2 yearsrocksteadyrocksteady posted:
OB Build

Cheers, I sent Wax a PM

2 years2 yearsrocksteadyrocksteady posted:
Painting Render...

What did the painter say about it ?

2 years2 yearsrocksteadyrocksteady posted:
Issues with cracking paint

In the case of render, will have to scrape off much as you can, seal with bondcrete & repaint - with acrylic, oil based will not let out moisture &…

2 years2 yearsrocksteadyrocksteady posted:
OB Build

yeah seen those & they have been helpful, i need to have plans drawn up so can submit DA etc

2 years2 yearsrocksteadyrocksteady posted:
OB Build

Yeah thats why i need to sit down with someone & draw up plans, have rough ideas on material costs & alot of things will be done at "mates rates"

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2 years2 yearsrocksteadyrocksteady posted:
Painting Render...

Some colours need to be done one wall at a time & FAST to avoid uneven dried finish.
If it's being applied correctly i'd be contacting Dulux & having them…

2 years2 yearsrocksteadyrocksteady posted:
Matte Black tapware and showers on sale at www.meir.com.au

Interesting range, thanks for sharing

2 years2 yearsrocksteadyrocksteady posted:
Issues with cracking paint

Water/moisture problem or acrylic paint used over enamel without correct primer used. Scrape some back & take another pic ?
More details ??

2 years2 yearsrocksteadyrocksteady posted:
OB Build

Hi Folks :D
Will update as we go along. Cheers

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2 years2 yearsrocksteadyrocksteady posted:
Shipping Container Build

Based off a quick google, prebuilt.com.au home started at 198k for 1br & a whopping 510k for the 4br & those were the base figures.
I'll pass!

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