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bluesteel

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3 months3 monthsbluesteelbluesteel posted:
First timer...

Hi,
We are in Adelaide too - I don't think its impossible but you need to do a lot of research - go to a few builders and see what…

3 months3 monthsbluesteelbluesteel posted:
Thomas Archer Hive 46 (customised) Build 2020-21

Really stunning bathrooms - the first one is a show stopper!!

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3 months3 monthsbluesteelbluesteel posted:
Managing vapour membrane after slab pour

Thanks!
So if a liquid damp proof membrane is applied to the side of the slab is the excess vapour barrier cut flush.
Is there a detrimental effect having the vapour barrier…

3 months3 monthsbluesteelbluesteel posted:
Managing vapour membrane after slab pour

I used to know this.. or thought I did.
Now I can't find the information.
After the slab is poured the vapour membrane all sits at the edge of the slab often…

4 months4 monthsbluesteelbluesteel posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

Wow it all looks so amazing. Your bedroom looks very spacious. Well done!

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4 months4 monthsbluesteelbluesteel posted:
What's your opinion on DARK vs LIGHT roofs

Thanks Althom - is a good read!

4 months4 monthsbluesteelbluesteel posted:
What's your opinion on DARK vs LIGHT roofs

Yep thats the dilemma....you can offset with insulation, ceiling height, sarking etc but how much better could it be?
I think there needs to be some point where local government/state government…

4 months4 monthsbluesteelbluesteel posted:
What's your opinion on DARK vs LIGHT roofs

No, seriously. H20 is right.
I agree with you Hillsbuild, fortunately for you, you have an amazing house style that suits a light roof perfectly.
Most conventional houses are designed…

4 months4 monthsbluesteelbluesteel posted:
What's your opinion on DARK vs LIGHT roofs

:lol:
I don't want to be a sheep - but they're calling me.....;

4 months4 monthsbluesteelbluesteel posted:
What's your opinion on DARK vs LIGHT roofs

Most new houses seem to have a roof at the darker end of the colour spectrum - but what about heat?
There is a lot of information out there about light…

4 months4 monthsbluesteelbluesteel posted:
Concept Plan

Its such a beautiful plan - I have been having plan envy and facade regret for a while - because we settled on conventional - this is making me GREEN…

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4 months4 monthsbluesteelbluesteel posted:
Garage paint

I too think the colour is a good match and looks great - spend the money elsewhere - driveway, landscaping etc. If doing an aggregate driveway the browns and…

4 months4 monthsbluesteelbluesteel posted:
Two dwellings under one roof?

Room with the plumbing in place and electrics that can be fitted out post build as a kitchen - eg a "home office" that has a sink and a bathroom…

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4 months4 monthsbluesteelbluesteel posted:
Discolour on new brickwork

I would suggest you await your SS to take care of it - don't do anything that will possibly mean you are made responsible for it. Just keep taking lots…

4 months4 monthsbluesteelbluesteel posted:
Thomas Archer Hue 42 Bayside Build - 2020/21

Looks great - I think your cabinetry is lovely and not dark at all because you have so much light and tall ceilings. Very exciting!
Never apologise for too many photos…

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4 months4 monthsbluesteelbluesteel posted:
Overcapitalising on new build

It seems like you have thought of why you are doing what you are doing.
Overcapitalizing is an issue if you are going to turn over a property quickly but if…

4 months4 monthsbluesteelbluesteel posted:
Discolour on new brickwork

I think that is vanadium staining - that should clean off with the right process.
Google def -"Vanadium stains are a yellow-green harmless discolouration on the face of a…

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4 months4 monthsbluesteelbluesteel posted:
Building With Henley-Monaco 28 (Color Selection)

Whisper white is more neutral to cool or Natural white is also neutral - Antique USA can look very creamy yellow or even pinkish.
You can look up the dulux…

4 months4 monthsbluesteelbluesteel posted:
Critique our updated draft floor plan!

Sorry I misread....you want to cut 20sqm (I read it that you had already) remove the rear void and put the master bedroom there? I think to take out…

4 months4 monthsbluesteelbluesteel posted:
Critique our updated draft floor plan!

I wonder if for flexibility depending on the ages of your family - would you remove the study upstairs and make that a living area (with a lovely void view…

4 months4 monthsbluesteelbluesteel posted:
Thread closed - Please PM if you have any questions :)

I think you facade is beautiful - envious ++ and these kitchen colours are great and timeless - that absolute matt black (have seen on display kitchen) is an great…

4 months4 monthsbluesteelbluesteel posted:
Thomas Archer Hive 46 (customised) Build 2020-21

Stunning Facade - Timeless - and really neat site too - Congratulations!

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4 months4 monthsbluesteelbluesteel posted:
New Build Adelaide

Our dunny is onsite..... on our last build when it appeared the kids and I went a bit crazy with excitement - the loo is the sign something is about…

4 months4 monthsbluesteelbluesteel posted:
New Build Adelaide

That so nice to hear from you especially someone with such a gorgeous house - saw your dining room - amazing! We thought because it was quite deep we would…

4 months4 monthsbluesteelbluesteel posted:
Power points in kitchen

We have always had them on the cabinetry under the overhang of our island and they are our most used points - you will definitely regret not having power points…

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5 months5 monthsbluesteelbluesteel posted:
New Build Adelaide

External Colours
Exmouth roof - which is similar/same as Shale Grey - the Nextsteel Australis colours are stunning if you are struggling with the colorbond standards.
Earth Child (Wattyl) Eaves
Large…

New Build Adelaide
5 months5 monthsbluesteelbluesteel posted:
Thomas Archer Hue 42 Bayside Build - 2020/21

Your facade is so beautiful - I would be standing there like a colorbond moment staring at it all the time!!! : )

5 months5 monthsbluesteelbluesteel posted:
New Build Adelaide

Hi everyone,
We documented our old build for ourselves, maybe to give iothers ideas, to share, learn from each other, to maintain enthusiasm and to share an experience that is often…

New Build Adelaide
5 months5 monthsbluesteelbluesteel posted:
Input on our house plan - First draft received

Really nice plan - particularly like the massive ensuite shower.
Just wondering like others have said why you don't move the laundry and save the extra corridor
and even lengthen…

Input on our house plan - First draft received
5 months5 monthsbluesteelbluesteel posted:
Thomas Archer Hive 46 (customised) Build 2020-21

Wow! - the joinery is stunning not only in design but the colours are really lovely. Your whole house plan and facade are beautiful. I think joinery in is one…

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