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4 d4 dChristoshizzChristoshizz posted:
Sloping & Narrow block: Modern Hamptons style build: FRAMING

Cheers mate. Other thing too is the mortar colour completely changes the look of most bricks. Grey or white can make them look completely different.

5 d5 dChristoshizzChristoshizz posted:
Sloping & Narrow block: Modern Hamptons style build: FRAMING

Few updates today
We decided to delete the spiral staircase connecting the deck and balcony on rear of house. It will increase security, reduce steel and will save us about…

6 d6 dChristoshizzChristoshizz posted:
Sloping & Narrow block: Modern Hamptons style build: FRAMING

yeah, challenge is that our selections were done after contracts signed.
so we had no idea what bricks/floors etc we wanted - so we just put in a cost sum…

7 d7 dChristoshizzChristoshizz posted:
Sloping & Narrow block: Modern Hamptons style build: FRAMING

My relationship is really good with him!! Excellent actually
I have a budgeted sum in my contract for bricks. It's generic cost per 1000 bricks. I can pick what I…

7 d7 dChristoshizzChristoshizz posted:
Sloping & Narrow block: Modern Hamptons style build: FRAMING

Yeah it was pretty crazy the way they did the slab. I think it used about 120 cubic m of concrete all up.
It's funny we could legally build on…

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7 d7 dChristoshizzChristoshizz posted:
Sloping & Narrow block: Modern Hamptons style build: FRAMING

Many thanks. I'm hoping all the pain and tears is worth it in the end lol!!

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8 d8 dChristoshizzChristoshizz posted:
Sloping & Narrow block: Modern Hamptons style build: FRAMING

Thanks CB - I had a look through your thread today and it looks like your build has progressed nicely, cant wait till we are at lockup stage in a…

8 d8 dChristoshizzChristoshizz posted:
Sloping & Narrow block: Modern Hamptons style build: FRAMING

I guess they can do what they like. They recon prices went up in the new financial year. I'm really over it.
I'll have to dig out my colour scheme…

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9 d9 dChristoshizzChristoshizz posted:
Sloping & Narrow block: Modern Hamptons style build: FRAMING

bummed today. found out the brickyard put their prices up so they want another 0.10c per brick, which will work out to another $1200 on top of the $3000 we…

11 d11 dChristoshizzChristoshizz posted:
Sloping & Narrow block: Modern Hamptons style build: FRAMING

Cheers WoH. Look forward to seeing yours too!

11 d11 dChristoshizzChristoshizz posted:
Sloping & Narrow block: Modern Hamptons style build: FRAMING

Frame/timber delivered. Slowly getting there now. The section they started on is the living room which has 3m high ceilings.... Interesting to see perspective of how high it is. Was…

11 d11 dChristoshizzChristoshizz posted:
Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - We are slabbed!

Congrats dani!!!!! Funny I had the same thing happen as well :)) how exciting

13 d13 dChristoshizzChristoshizz posted:
Sloping & Narrow block: Modern Hamptons style build: FRAMING

Funny you mention this. Builder recons the garage will be the LAST thing they do so they don't get blocked off with site access.

15 d15 dChristoshizzChristoshizz posted:
Sloping & Narrow block: Modern Hamptons style build: FRAMING

Cheers Steve. Yeah me too. I asked 5 or 6 builders about our plans and only 2 said they would be prepared to even look at it!

15 d15 dChristoshizzChristoshizz posted:
Sloping & Narrow block: Modern Hamptons style build: FRAMING

If I'm not mistaken I think I hold the record on homeone for longest time taken for a slab. Rain delays and site complexity didn't work in my favour.
3…

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16 d16 dChristoshizzChristoshizz posted:
Sloping & Narrow block: Modern Hamptons style build: FRAMING

Funny you mention that about the sinks. I got the 1.2mm thickness, r10 rounded edges... It was from seller OZbathroom. Very good stuff.
Not sure about the stairs yet. I'm…

18 d18 dChristoshizzChristoshizz posted:
Sloping & Narrow block: Modern Hamptons style build: FRAMING

Many thanks!! Funny you mention that as security system is next on my list!!!!

19 d19 dChristoshizzChristoshizz posted:
Sloping & Narrow block: Modern Hamptons style build: FRAMING

Cheers! Yeah the sinks were around $190 each delivered through eBay. Very thick steel too.
I'm actually not building with M, I have a private custom builder so can do…

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19 d19 dChristoshizzChristoshizz posted:
Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - We are slabbed!

You can't go wrong with Bosch for dishwashers honestly. As long as the German made with stainless base it will just keep on going, and so silent it's great.

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19 d19 dChristoshizzChristoshizz posted:
Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - We are slabbed!

Which bosch dishy you end up with? I had one in the last house German made. It was amazing.

19 d19 dChristoshizzChristoshizz posted:
Our Custom Hamptons Inspired Home - We are slabbed!

I wish my wife was as forgiving and negotiable about oven selections as your are.... :)

19 d19 dChristoshizzChristoshizz posted:
Sloping & Narrow block: Modern Hamptons style build: FRAMING

Thanks dani. Apparently this week. I'm not holding my breath!
We have been busy shopping for taps and showers outlets to keep us busy and get our mind off things.…

20 d20 dChristoshizzChristoshizz posted:
Bristol (44sq) - Porter Davis Melbourne - New Build

Awesome progress so good to see. The frames look great.
EDIT - I guess looks can be deceiving just saw the other posts.
Lucky you got the frame inspection done.…

20 d20 dChristoshizzChristoshizz posted:
Sloping & Narrow block: Modern Hamptons style build: FRAMING

Nearly there ..

In other news...My stainless sinks arrived for the kitchen and WIP from the online store. Chinese sinks FTW! So shiny and has a nice Matt satin finish too.…

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29 d29 dChristoshizzChristoshizz posted:
Sloping & Narrow block: Modern Hamptons style build: FRAMING

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Sand done. They recon the formwork will take about a week then pour the week after.

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30 d30 dChristoshizzChristoshizz posted:
Sloping & Narrow block: Modern Hamptons style build: FRAMING

I went past again tonight. Yay more progress!! They started digging footings for the final section of slab. They did quite a bit in a days work.

30 d30 dChristoshizzChristoshizz posted:
Sloping & Narrow block: Modern Hamptons style build: FRAMING

That shot is taken standing on the living room slab at rear of house looking toward the front middle of the house
It's a 1.08m step up approx 5 steps…

1 month1 monthChristoshizzChristoshizz posted:
Building on Slope - Latitude 37/Englehart/Glenvill/Mazzei

Mazzei homes is the same people as "better living group". We got a quote from them and it was fine however I didn't feel like I was getting much house…

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