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6 years6 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
SunshineT's Build: Garden pics

T .... you must be so pleased - your house is amazing! Love the Trubridge and love the white stools.

6 years6 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Building in the Shire - We're In ! Yay!!

We've been in for a week and we're lovin' it!
Still a few things to finish off and builders have of course gone AWOL as we've paid them. …

6 years6 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Building in the Shire - We're In ! Yay!!

No driveway this week - ::angry::
Now that I've finally forgiven my builder for being so slow, I now shifted my anger to the landscaper.
He…

6 years6 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Building in the Shire - We're In ! Yay!!

Still counting...finish date has slipped one week.
Popped in yesterday to sort out lights and the house was buzzing ... 2 carpenters, 2 painters, 2 electricians, 2 plumbers and 2 guys…

6 years6 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Building in the Shire - We're In ! Yay!!

Thanks everyone.
All the benchtops went in today and the back decking is done.
Bit more painting, splashbacks and the electrical work should be all happening next week.
Two weeks and counting...

6 years6 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Building in the Shire - We're In ! Yay!!

Very excited today to see the cabinets in - kitchen, laundry, bathroom, ensuite.
And walk in robe is looking good.

6 years6 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Building in the Shire - We're In ! Yay!!

Very excited today - my kitchen arrived! First time I've driven past on a Monday morning and seen more than one car. The chippie, painter and kitchen deliverers…

6 years6 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
SunshineT's Build: Garden pics

Gosh, I'm off the air for a few weeks and everyone has moved in! Congrats T, you're house looks absolutely gorgeous. I'll bet you're over the moon xxx

6 years6 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Our build- back on track....12 months update with piccies!

Just popped back to H1 for a catchup and you're in!
A big congrats Nina! You must be thrilled, tired, and thrilled!
Love the photos - it all looks gorgeous.

6 years6 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Check, check and check windows on plans ... not only position of windows, but also size and height.
We have upstairs bedroom windows that are so high that…

6 years6 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Building in the Shire - We're In ! Yay!!

Yeah! Gyprock!
Had a 'tour' today as the gyprockers were finishing up. Now it's starting to look like a house.
Its amazing how the rooms DO feel bigger with walls.
Great to…

6 years6 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Steam oven? Microwave? Normal Oven - I'm confused !

Thanks everyone... I've taken the plunge and bought the combi-microwave.
What's another $1K in the big scheme of things! Yikes! ::hyst::
Gogo - let me know how…

6 years6 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Steam oven? Microwave? Normal Oven - I'm confused !

Does anyone have the Miele Microwave combination oven?
Is it worth the extra $1300 from the standard microwave?
I'm tempted but I'd like to hear from anyone else that has one.
thanks

6 years6 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Vess's Build - Landscaping and final fencing part

Vess.. just love the stairs and pendant.
Stairs are high on my to-do-list and you may have turned me into a glass balustrade fan.
Looks great!

6 years6 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Building in the Shire - We're In ! Yay!!

No new photos this post as not much has changed visually to the place.
We have lots of wires hanging out everywhere and we have a power pole out the front…

6 years6 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Gogo's build- outdoor update 99% done

Good luck Gogo... it's soooo exciting. Bit like giving birth - with a really long gestation period!
Enjoy your move and thanks for letting us come on your ride with…

6 years6 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
What should it cost to tile a pool?

Hi, I'm building a 5x4m pool and we're thinking of getting it tiled... how much should I expect to pay for the laying of the tiles?
I'm budgeting around $8k for…

6 years6 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
builder has taken over 34 weeks

Hi Paulevan
I have a NSW contract - it's on page 7 under 'Delay costs - reimbursement of costs for delay... payable by builder."
The cost would have been written in by…

6 years6 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Gogo's build- outdoor update 99% done

The entire space looks fantastic!
Love the dark walls with the light skirting/architraves. My sister (interior designer) is trying to talk me into dark walls with same coloured…

6 years6 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Building in the Shire - We're In ! Yay!!

Hi Vess.. I've just PM'd you builder's details.
What I love about this site is that I can read through a few other posts and there's always someone in the same…

6 years6 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Our build- back on track....12 months update with piccies!

A late big congratulations Eliza ! Welcome to the World!!!!
Nina, she's gorgeous.
::smile::
Sorry for late congrats as I've been a bit absent from H1 lately.
Your…

6 years6 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
How much stress can one person stand? We will soon find out!

Oh Cantsay... I feel your pain.
We're experiencing the slowest build in the world (10 months since slab and still not at lockup) but yours sounds like you're dealing with idiots.
Hope…

6 years6 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Building in the Shire - We're In ! Yay!!

It's been 3 months since my last post (sounds like a confession) and afraid I don't have much to report.
We still have no gyprocking, no doors, not much…

7 years7 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Building in the Shire - We're In ! Yay!!

Thanks Gogo, Nina... we're really happy with colour. Although I ran into my neighbour yesterday and she said 'quote... you're not leaving it that sh*tty colour are you? unquote'…

7 years7 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Our build- back on track....12 months update with piccies!

Hi Nina
Your tank story gave me chills... reminded me too much of our kitchen wall disaster.
But, like our drama, you're lucky you were there keeping an eye on things so…

7 years7 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
How do I find my 'draft' message

Thanks Homeone but it wasn't a PM that I lost ... it was a reply to a post.
I was adding to my thread, then hit 'save' and now I can't…

7 years7 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Building in the Shire - We're In ! Yay!!

Thanks Sim_mun for the LED tip. Now we can buy them ourselves we'll do some shopping around to get best price.

7 years7 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
Building in the Shire - We're In ! Yay!!

Since the nasty wall was removed things have been looking up!
We lost a few weeks by removing the wall and craning in the new beam – then putting the roof…

7 years7 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
How do I find my 'draft' message

I've written a lovey long post... hit save ... but now can't work out how to find the draft and get it back again???

7 years7 yearsbignewadventurebignewadventure posted:
$250 per LED downlight - am I mad?

no offense taken Rojak... I'm developing tough skin as I get more involved into this building caper :D
If I didn't have a sense…

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