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Chuq

Hobart, Tasmania
Joined 9 January 2009
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4 years4 yearsChuqChuq posted:
Chuq's custom 5br courtyard house (7/3 roof on!)

Sneak peak, these are the pics from the builders website!
http://www.lawlessbuilders.com/gallery/jeanette-house

4 years4 yearsChuqChuq posted:
Chuq's custom 5br courtyard house (7/3 roof on!)

Wow.. it's been that long? Sorry for deserting you all :(
Yes, we moved in, in June 2012!
I unexpectedly had to travel overseas for two weeks in July, conveniently using…

5 years5 yearsChuqChuq posted:
Chuq's custom 5br courtyard house (7/3 roof on!)

Another sneak peak:

6 years6 yearsChuqChuq posted:
Chuq's custom 5br courtyard house (7/3 roof on!)

Quick update to say I have done a couple of blog posts about the house in the past week. If you are looking for newer pics than what is…

6 years6 yearsChuqChuq posted:
Number of bedrooms in a big family

What a challenge rose! But an enjoyable one!
Thinking outside the box, what about something like rooms with separate "sleep pods?"
By that I mean a room that is barely…

6 years6 yearsChuqChuq posted:
Critique my plans please :)

Hey Daedalus,
Hopefully this response isn't too late but have you considered putting Bed2's robe on the wall adjoining the laundry? It would mean the door doesn't open directly into…

6 years6 yearsChuqChuq posted:
Decking using sustainable wood?

I just skimmed through this thread and am surprised no-one has mentioned modwood? http://www.modwood.com.au
Pic of it installed at my build:

6 years6 yearsChuqChuq posted:
Are you building a "Mcmansion"?

We get "accused" of building a big house frequently, it will be 390 square meters (~40 squares) but really:
* 2 adults
* 3 kids (little now, but will end up being…

6 years6 yearsChuqChuq posted:
Chuq's custom 5br courtyard house (7/3 roof on!)

OK here's the whole thing. I'm very happy that the forum now auto-resized large images - I had to manually resize every pic before, this should make things a…

6 years6 yearsChuqChuq posted:
Chuq's custom 5br courtyard house (7/3 roof on!)

Gees I've been very slack with my updates!
Sneak peak of upcoming update:

6 years6 yearsChuqChuq posted:
New home in the hills! (TAS)

Hahahha :P

6 years6 yearsChuqChuq posted:
Chuq's custom 5br courtyard house (7/3 roof on!)

And more :)
These are all from the same angle since it is easier to see the changes from day to day ....
Oct 4th
Oct 14th
Oct 19th
Oct 26th
Nov 3rd
Nov 7th
Nov 10th
A couple…

6 years6 yearsChuqChuq posted:
Sonos?

Hi Stephen,
I did some testing last night and found that the reseller I used wasn't shipping anymore, but I found another that was - it happens to be one that…

6 years6 yearsChuqChuq posted:
Sonos?

Great news! The official Sonos store on Amazon (ie. not a reseller) is now shipping to Australia again (it didn't last time I tried it) and to boot the…

6 years6 yearsChuqChuq posted:
Chuq's custom 5br courtyard house (7/3 roof on!)

I should also mention that the "pregnant wife" in the previous set of pics is now un-pregnant and we are proud parents of a 1 month old baby girl :)…

6 years6 yearsChuqChuq posted:
Chuq's custom 5br courtyard house (7/3 roof on!)

I have been incredibly slack with the updates.. both here and on the blog! Here is a teaser...
Aug 11th
Aug 15th
Aug 22nd
Sep 8th
Sep 14th
Sep 19th
Sep 27th
Sep 30th (about 1 hour…

6 years6 yearsChuqChuq posted:
How often do you visit your site?

Now that construction has started - a couple of times a week (during lunch breaks - 2 mins away from my work!) as well as on the weekend with the…

6 years6 yearsChuqChuq posted:
Chuq's custom 5br courtyard house (7/3 roof on!)

Wow you guys are patient - I'm only THREE WEEKS LATE with my promise and not one whinge :)
Full details here:
http://blog.chuq.net/2011/07/house-upda ... s-1-3.html
In the meantime:
View from front…

6 years6 yearsChuqChuq posted:
Chuq's custom 5br courtyard house (7/3 roof on!)

Digging started 30 June!!
Photos to come tonight :)

6 years6 yearsChuqChuq posted:
New 114-lot subdivision in Lenah Valley/West Moonah (Tas)

Wow, nice to see someone else posting in this thread :)
Not much news, I have seen a red development application sign go up, but nothing on HCC's website. Just…

6 years6 yearsChuqChuq posted:
House Plan Porn

I've looked through a lot of those "American house plan sites" for want of a better description. Crazy. Most of them have a WIR and ensuite for EVERY…

6 years6 yearsChuqChuq posted:
New home networking

+1. A Hills Hub setup might appear easier initially but you lose a lot of flexibility, and really, a standard patch panel type setup is just as easy.
We have…

7 years7 yearsChuqChuq posted:
Near Map

Just on this - if you have a GPS (or a phone with it, eg. iPhone) - then check out OpenStreetMap (http://www.openstreetmap.org). It is created by…

7 years7 yearsChuqChuq posted:
Near Map

Hobart was flown for the first time by Nearmap in March this year! Great to see the extreme high-res imagery. Sadly I don't think they are planning to…

7 years7 yearsChuqChuq posted:
Sonos?

Hi cooky3,
Sorry for the delay - yes, mine has been working great! I mainly use it for internet radio and playing from the NAS. I haven't tried any…

7 years7 yearsChuqChuq posted:
How big is your house?

Our house will be 395 sq m (double storey)
(Which includes 43 sq m of garage and 22 sq m of storage)
Site coverage will be 298 sq m on a 1006…

7 years7 yearsChuqChuq posted:
Watch your Build from the Air! (Now Geelong & Meningie)

Woohoo... Tasmania (well, Hobart, and a couple of smaller towns like Deloraine and George Town) have now been added as of March 2011 :)

7 years7 yearsChuqChuq posted:
Phone/Network cabling advice for new house

It sounds like he has it under control :)
Yes, cat5e/6/6a cables to office, each bedroom and AV locations is the main thing. A lot more devices will be using…

7 years7 yearsChuqChuq posted:
Phone/Network cabling advice for new house

CC101, were you responding specifically to my post (just above yours)? I was replying to pugs, who works in the industry and knows his stuff, so I guess I…

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Hi everyone!
My name is Charles and I live in Hobart, Tas. My wife and I built our first home 7 years ago. We made a few mistakes at…

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