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3 years3 yearsanimalanimal posted:
Custom Enviroarch "Beach House" ALMOST THERE

thanks,
Here is a link to the architect/builders facebook album of some shots.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 005&type=3
Plants have grown up! since these photos. :)

4 years4 yearsanimalanimal posted:
polishing concrete - heaps of questions!

We had a charcoal tint (called Thunder) in ours, and yes we paid for it for the entire house over approximately 100m^2 even though only around 35m^2 is polished (entry…

4 years4 yearsanimalanimal posted:
polishing concrete - heaps of questions!

I'm no expert, but we have had our slab done now. We went for a medium grind. Be warned - the pictures you see in magazines advertising polished concrete…

5 years5 yearsanimalanimal posted:
Custom Enviroarch "Beach House" ALMOST THERE

Hi houseby & 4evaesh.... hope you are going well
Just threw up a few extra pictures in the blog.
http://enviroarchbeachhouse.blogspot.co ... tures.html
I've been so flat out lately I…

5 years5 yearsanimalanimal posted:
Custom Enviroarch "Beach House" ALMOST THERE

hi folks,
Here is the blog
http://enviroarchbeachhouse.blogspot.co ... lcome.html
Basic summary - I searched long and hard to find a designer and builder for our "dream home". We were interested…

5 years5 yearsanimalanimal posted:
Custom Enviroarch "Beach House" ALMOST THERE

I've been away from forum and blog for a month. The busiest month ever, in many ways, not just the house.
The good news on the hosue is, we're almost there!…

5 years5 yearsanimalanimal posted:
Fence - Before or after Build?

After.

5 years5 yearsanimalanimal posted:
Custom Enviroarch "Beach House" ALMOST THERE

yeah cheers. Can't wait till the clean everything. So dusty and dirty at the moment.
Items to go:
Benchtops
Tiled splashback
appliances
skirting
built in robes
carpets (bedrooms only)
plumming fittments
electical fittments..
bit of painting
probably two weeks work I…

5 years5 yearsanimalanimal posted:
Custom Enviroarch "Beach House" ALMOST THERE

http://enviroarchbeachhouse.blogspot.co ... trade.html
Balustrade up. Only had my phone with me this arvo so pics aren't that good, but it looks great in real life.
Few bathroom shots too,…

5 years5 yearsanimalanimal posted:
Custom Enviroarch "Beach House" ALMOST THERE

Xmas!!!! Heck no, we'll be in before end of October.!!!!
Was originally a 20 week build, but it will be around 24 weeks I reckon.
I don't know what squares are -…

5 years5 yearsanimalanimal posted:
Custom Enviroarch "Beach House" ALMOST THERE

Had a big week this week. Things all starting to come together and also we (and builder) started to notice the things that were not right or missed.....
Quite a few…

5 years5 yearsanimalanimal posted:
Exhaust 3in 1 ceiling fan

We went with these as they were much cheaper than IXL neo
http://www.martecceilingfans.com.au/pro ... us2.html#2
About $120 each.
vented to external

5 years5 yearsanimalanimal posted:
Wanting help for a double storey approx 25 sq house plan

Yeah, but people who live in double story houses are lighter and therefor live longer! :):)

5 years5 yearsanimalanimal posted:
Custom Enviroarch "Beach House" ALMOST THERE

updated Joinery pics. Still a lot of dust around so that is making the boards look different.
http://enviroarchbeachhouse.blogspot.co ... ery-1.html
Still a little to go in joinery but it…

5 years5 yearsanimalanimal posted:
Wanting help for a double storey approx 25 sq house plan

haha, OK I get you now.
Be very careful with double story custom houses you have to consider what is on top/below combo.
We have living on top of garage and master…

5 years5 yearsanimalanimal posted:
Wanting help for a double storey approx 25 sq house plan

I've got a 12 x 40 block.
So a narrower design that you will need. It's in my blog.
Why are you afraid of a wish list?
Oh and welcome to the…

5 years5 yearsanimalanimal posted:
Wanting help for a double storey approx 25 sq house plan

What are the dimensions of your block?
What is the area? (Coastal, rural, urban?)
Are you getting an architect to draw it up?
We got an architect to draw ours.
We gave a…

5 years5 yearsanimalanimal posted:
Beginning the build of our new home

Only 3 times! gee my builder would love only 3 changes! hahaha.
You have to get something your comofortable with and now is the time to do it before they start.…

5 years5 yearsanimalanimal posted:
Inspections during Construction( Building Inspection)

Our builder organised 4 inspections during construction and of course the PCI.
Each inspection costs us $600.
We get a letter from the insurer saying they've inspected and all is good.
But I…

5 years5 yearsanimalanimal posted:
Burnished Concrete

So you've raised it with them, and they claim it is burnished but you think it isn't?
Burnishing was one of the finishes offered to us, but we chose cut and…

5 years5 yearsanimalanimal posted:
Floor to ceiling voids and children safety

+1. My partner is an ICU nurse and says the same. She says just don't let grandma or grandpa carry an infant down the stairs. She has unfortunately looked after…

5 years5 yearsanimalanimal posted:
Custom Enviroarch "Beach House" ALMOST THERE

thanks 4evaesh,
we went vertical tiles
matching grout
the wall was unfortunately 2440mm high, and tiles 600mm so 4 tiles didn't quite fit nicely. What the tiler did (just an hour ago!) was…

5 years5 yearsanimalanimal posted:
Custom Enviroarch "Beach House" ALMOST THERE

Flooring starting to come together. pics on blog
http://enviroarchbeachhouse.blogspot.co ... oring.html
Have to let the tiler know what direction we want wall tiles in wet areas. We've got white…

5 years5 yearsanimalanimal posted:
Landscaper Recommendations in Newcastle Area

haven't got a quote for driveway yet, you can get one and I'll go off yours! lol!! :):)

5 years5 yearsanimalanimal posted:
Landscaper Recommendations in Newcastle Area

no, it includes all material costs.
I meant out of that $4500 I don't know how much was labor and how much was material. I didn't ask for the breakdown. My…

5 years5 yearsanimalanimal posted:
Landscaper Recommendations in Newcastle Area

We got a quote on our retaining walls including the blocks it was $4500.
We have two walls, one is only 290mm high and 12m long, the other 490mm high and…

5 years5 yearsanimalanimal posted:
Corrision resistant chicken and garden enclosure

Hi guys,
I'm going to build a chicken and gargen encolure and would like to know if anyone recommends a particular metal.
Roughly 7m x 7m.
We live near the ocean so…

5 years5 yearsanimalanimal posted:
Landscaper Recommendations in Newcastle Area

Old thread.
For anyone interested my parents just got a 1m high, 15m long retaining wall done with charcoal coloured blocks by a guy Newcastle Landscape & Design. We were so…

5 years5 yearsanimalanimal posted:
Big volume builder or small companies?

I went with a small company. So far so good. You get personal attention and they know that your experience with them can make or break them at times.
I didn't…

5 years5 yearsanimalanimal posted:
Custom Enviroarch "Beach House" ALMOST THERE

Yep, getting so excited. Seems things are going really slowly now. . . .
We had a 20 week contract and it is looking like being around…

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