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6 years6 yearsCaxamCaxam posted:
Fencing + Retainers - need advice

Hi everyone,
Handover is any day now and we can now move onto fencing and landscape.
We had to to a 300mm cut to block and our neighbors have done a 500mm…

6 years6 yearsCaxamCaxam posted:
House Entrance Feature wall ideas. I'm not an arty farty

Textured Wall Paper would be the go, as others have said, without the image being front on, I reckon it wouldn't POP as much as you'd like it too.

6 years6 yearsCaxamCaxam posted:
Online Blinds and Shutter Companies

Thanks Judydg
I'll take a look now

6 years6 yearsCaxamCaxam posted:
Our First Build - Mackay, QLD - Electricals PCI 6th November

Hi Everyone.
Bought a 800sqm block of land a couple of months ago in Explorers Estate in Mackay's Northern Beaches.
Our land is already titled so hopefully council don't take too long…

6 years6 yearsCaxamCaxam posted:
Our First Build - Mackay, QLD - Electricals PCI 6th November

Dining - Skirting, Door Frames, Roof and Cornices in Dulux 1/8th Ash White, Walls in Taubmans Taupe Grey

Kids Activity Room

Wife's Domain

Dishwasher In

Home Theatre/Media Room - Taubmans Knight Grey

View from Lounge

6 years6 yearsCaxamCaxam posted:
Online Blinds and Shutter Companies

Hi Everyone,
We are almost at handover and have been getting some ridiculous quotes for blinds and shutters from the local stores here.
Has anyone dealt or considering dealing with online companies…

6 years6 yearsCaxamCaxam posted:
Our First Build - Mackay, QLD - Electricals PCI 6th November

Painting is complete, they are now refitting doors and cleaning up...
Front Door was stained and looks awesome !! Not Long Now

6 years6 yearsCaxamCaxam posted:
Our First Build - Mackay, QLD - Electricals PCI 6th November

Alfresco
Main Colour - Dulux Grey Pebble ( Full Strength )

Garage
Door - Colorbond Dune
Soffits - 3/4 Dulux Grey Pebble
Exterior Main - Full Strength Dulux Grey Pebble
Feature Pillar - Full Strength Colorbond…

6 years6 yearsCaxamCaxam posted:
Our First Build - Mackay, QLD - Electricals PCI 6th November

15.10.13 - Tiling Completed
Main Bathroom
Alfresco
16.10.13 - Painters In - Masking Up Everything

18.10.13 - Painters Started First Coat on Exterior " Dulux Grey Pebble "

6 years6 yearsCaxamCaxam posted:
okjorg's build

Hi Okjorg,
Taupe Stone 50% - does it have brown in it or is it a pretty clean grey ?

6 years6 yearsCaxamCaxam posted:
Our First Build - Mackay, QLD - Electricals PCI 6th November

25-09-13 - Driveway has been sealed & Garage Door Fitted

26-09-13 - Bathroom's have been prep'd for tiling, floor tiles starting getting laid today

6 years6 yearsCaxamCaxam posted:
Our First Build - Mackay, QLD - Electricals PCI 6th November

20-09-13 - Driveway, Porch, Lanudry Step & Alfresco Poured
Driveway Aggregate is Ocean Floor
Alfresco will be tiled
Laundry Step out to Clothes Line
This area will also be tiled

6 years6 yearsCaxamCaxam posted:
Our First Build - Mackay, QLD - Electricals PCI 6th November

Internal Walls and Ceilings are in

Windows In

Electricians have come back to do some more prep work, Stormwater Pipes have been plumbed up

Kitchen Window

Stacker Doors are in, but doors are too…

6 years6 yearsCaxamCaxam posted:
Our First Build - Mackay, QLD - Electricals PCI 6th November

Not yet, but I'm sure they'll let us know as once its lock up, they hit us up for another progress payment haha.
Will update tonight with pics, heading over there…

6 years6 yearsCaxamCaxam posted:
Our First Build - Mackay, QLD - Electricals PCI 6th November

Update
28.08.13 - Rendering Completed
04.09.13 - Internal Walls & Ceilings are in, Corners and Plastering to be done

6 years6 yearsCaxamCaxam posted:
Pool quote - did / can you negotiate?

We are looking into pools at the moment.
We have been in contact with Colin from Masterbuilt Pools, not sure if you were after a similar design to what he has,…

7 years7 yearsCaxamCaxam posted:
In Ceiling Speakers - Recommendations ?

unfortunately I'm in Far North Queensland, so a demo is out of the question.. However I will get in touch with the boys and see what they suggest based on…

7 years7 yearsCaxamCaxam posted:
Need a Basic Setup - Help Required

hey Maximus
I've already got the amp, its a Denon AVR1209. Have been talking to my HI-FI mate about Airplay and the more I hear about it, the more interested it…

7 years7 yearsCaxamCaxam posted:
Custom Plans - Looking for your feedback

I would make the downstairs linen closet bigger, reduce the size of the guests WIR ( unless there is going to be a permanent occupant )
Make the Toilet downstairs smaller…

7 years7 yearsCaxamCaxam posted:
Tile paint over textured wall tiles

We did a small reno on our bathroom for our rental property, I wouldn't recommend painting the floor tiles, but the wall tiles have come up surprisingly good.
They have all…

7 years7 yearsCaxamCaxam posted:
In Ceiling Speakers - Recommendations ?

thanks for the input so far.
Amp that will be driving the speakers in the alfresco and home theatre is a Denon AVR1209.
I'll most likely get rear floor standing speakers for…

7 years7 yearsCaxamCaxam posted:
Wolf’s Dale Alcock Aveley Build - Roof Frame Completed

Hey Mr Wolf.
I'd make a couple of changes as there is certainly alot of hallway space that could be better used and reconfigure the kitchen depending on your lifestyle it…

7 years7 yearsCaxamCaxam posted:
Our First Build - Mackay, QLD - Electricals PCI 6th November

Certainly are.
Renderers have been busy, half of the house has been rendered, the boys reckon they will be done by Thursday.
Today I ran speaker wires throughout the media room and…

7 years7 yearsCaxamCaxam posted:
Need a Basic Setup - Help Required

thanks for your reply,
just bought some 2.5mm figure 8 wire from Jaycar for the speakers, I'm sure it will be more than suffice for my requirements...
Now to find ceiling speakers…

7 years7 yearsCaxamCaxam posted:
In Ceiling Speakers - Recommendations ?

Hi, We are currently looking for in Ceiling Speakers and wondering what recommendations or deals they have seen or used !!
I need the following
2x Ceiling Speakers ( outdoor ) for…

7 years7 yearsCaxamCaxam posted:
Gogo's build- outdoor update 99% done

hey Gogo65, beautiful house.
what colour is the main interior wall - looking for something similar for our new home !!

7 years7 yearsCaxamCaxam posted:
Need a Basic Setup - Help Required

Builders have had the electricians in and they have pre wired the house for power, lighting, data, phone and tv aerials.
All we are doing is running the speaker wires from…

7 years7 yearsCaxamCaxam posted:
Things that got discontinued between prestart and ordering

Our 900mm 6 Burner Top Free Standing Oven got discontinued which was good as there was alot of bad feedback on that particular model.
We are now getting a 900mm 5…

7 years7 yearsCaxamCaxam posted:
Our First Build - Mackay, QLD - Electricals PCI 6th November

Hey TinaG
Its certainly gone quick, three weeks from the start of site works till roof on, electricals and plumbing done !!
Here are some pics of the roof
Roof - Colorbond Windspray
Gutters…

7 years7 yearsCaxamCaxam posted:
Our First Build - Mackay, QLD - Electricals PCI 6th November

" Bricks Done - Got Wood "
External Brick Work Completed, Bracing Straps concreted in for the Roof Trusses

Slab has been marked out to show where internal walls will be
Internal Framing…

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