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claypot

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Joined 30 June 2009
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1 year1 yearclaypotclaypot posted:
Sterling custom on 10 acres Adelaide.

So Yeah been a while...
The after glow has worn off, and the stress has long subsided and we are absolutely loving the place!
We've been in 6 months now. We used…

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1 year1 yearclaypotclaypot posted:
Custom Sterling Adelaide Build

Fortunately we haven't yet.
BUT our footings are 1.8 Mt deep....

2 years2 yearsclaypotclaypot posted:
Building Inspections

Hey mate, We used one at every stage.
Was just over 2k.
We used a large volume builder, built relatively cheaply.
As such their trades can be questionable, partly due to the…

2 years2 yearsclaypotclaypot posted:
Which wood heater

Heading into winter, thought I'd rekindle this one.
Any one got any more input?
I'm still thinking of the following,
Regency, Kingston
Pacific Energy, The Neo 2.5
Osburn, Matrix
All high efficiency and long burn times.

2 years2 yearsclaypotclaypot posted:
Daikin outside air system

Yep agree that's a great idea, and better than firing up the aircon just to use the fan.
I installed an air transfer kit at our last place to transfer hot…

2 years2 yearsclaypotclaypot posted:
Daikin outside air system

I'd be keen to hear feed back on this also.
We've just finished a build with a good amount of insulation added for winter.
We have a lot of glass…

2 years2 yearsclaypotclaypot posted:
Sterling custom on 10 acres Adelaide.

Hey TC, cheers.
I ended up getting the guys that put the septic in to do the storm water. They gave me a great price and excellent job. Southern drainage if…

2 years2 yearsclaypotclaypot posted:
Sterling custom on 10 acres Adelaide.

Storm water
Trencher
Just fits under with the pull out shade on the roof...

2 years2 yearsclaypotclaypot posted:
Sterling custom on 10 acres Adelaide.

Hey Guys,
Again sorry been a while…
We didn’t get in before Christmas, but that was O.K as we weren’t ready.
We’ve had the first inspection, and the final is scheduled for the…

2 years2 yearsclaypotclaypot posted:
Flooring company wants full payment before install, What the

I've seen the gov has put out a publication regarding "unfair terms in flooring and window contracts. It does seem that those companies asking for up front payment do seem…

2 years2 yearsclaypotclaypot posted:
Flooring company wants full payment before install, What the

Hey all,
We are putting carpet and vinyl planks in our new house.
We’ve got a really good quote from a large chain in Adelaide.
I’ve just found out they want full payment…

2 years2 yearsclaypotclaypot posted:
Paying in full prior to carpet and flooring installation??

Yeah I will be on site as we will have hand over just prior.
We had the same as you for our old house paid the balance on the day of…

2 years2 yearsclaypotclaypot posted:
Paying in full prior to carpet and flooring installation??

Hey all,
We are putting carpet and vinyl planks in our new house.
We’ve got a really good quote from a large chain in Adelaide.
I’ve just found out they want full payment…

2 years2 yearsclaypotclaypot posted:
Does pigs face have a shallow root system?

If it's the same as what we call pig face ( 20c to 50 cent size leaves with bright pink and red flowers). Be careful where you plant it as…

2 years2 yearsclaypotclaypot posted:
Sterling custom on 10 acres Adelaide.

Hello again,
Well the builder seems to be still ploughing on and keen to off load our house before Christmas.
The painters have probably finished today, the shower screens were measured last…

2 years2 yearsclaypotclaypot posted:
Boulder Retaining Wall - Cost effective?

Hey bg100,
Ours is only 600 - 800 mm high x 20 mts
It is at the front of the house, on 10 acres so we have heaps of space.
So I'm going…

2 years2 yearsclaypotclaypot posted:
Qld Driveway Quote - too high?

Make sure you check out previous jobs. Exposed aggregate is somewhat of an art and it can easily go wrong if they've not much experience.

2 years2 yearsclaypotclaypot posted:
Boulder Retaining Wall - Cost effective?

Hey mate
I'm up for the same thing.
I have a mate who is a landscaper and does this kind of thing. Block / brick walls most expensive, followed by concrete…

2 years2 yearsclaypotclaypot posted:
Sterling custom on 10 acres Adelaide.

Hey all,
Sorry up dates have been few and far between…
Things have generally been moving along nicely.
It has been pretty quiet on site over the last week or so.
But has been…

2 years2 yearsclaypotclaypot posted:
Crushed toppings for Adelaide

Hi fede,
I'm in Adelaide,
Just goggled Lilydale toppings, looks like what we call dolomite to me. Sometimes called crusher dust.
Fitzgerald quarries in Yankalilla do a nice tan toned one and would…

2 years2 yearsclaypotclaypot posted:
Sterling custom on 10 acres Adelaide.

Hey TC,
Thanks yeah we're really happy with the way things are going, but to be honest I've lowered my care factor towards the end...
I did ask the SS about the…

2 years2 yearsclaypotclaypot posted:
Simonds Avalon Adelaide

Love the blue kitchen and the built in table is really cool too. Ah yes your not going to know your self in the new place!! We are the same…

2 years2 yearsclaypotclaypot posted:
Custom build on 40 acres - DH's house warming present

Wow your place is awesome. Great to see the floor boards, we are going to use the same. I think we've got very similar tastes, so thanks so much for…

2 years2 yearsclaypotclaypot posted:
Adelaide Designer Homes 2015 -Garden Pics

Wow those tiles are awesome. Good on you for choosing something less mainstream!
I'm hearing ya on not wanting to leave, we have the same problem. Still not long for you…

2 years2 yearsclaypotclaypot posted:
Sterling custom on 10 acres Adelaide.

Oh yeah, we got two punctures in one tyre, one nail and one screw early on in the build so have kept the cars away from the site. I cruised…

2 years2 yearsclaypotclaypot posted:
Sterling custom on 10 acres Adelaide.

Hey all,
Sorry for the delay...
Things have been going really well.
Plaster board is on, kitchen, laundry, ensuite, bathroom and storage cabinets are in.
Wet areas have been completed. Walls sanded.
No one was…

2 years2 yearsclaypotclaypot posted:
Sterling custom on 10 acres Adelaide.

Hey Tc. Yep all going well. Have been super busy with work. Fortunately the trades and co have been doing a good job. Plaster board is on and it's currently…

2 years2 yearsclaypotclaypot posted:
Sterling custom on 10 acres Adelaide.

Cheers all,
Yep we did have that doubt when we first saw the roof and bricks going up. I think most people do though.
As with all colorbond colours it changes…

2 years2 yearsclaypotclaypot posted:
Double glazing question

Hey Barnes,
We signed with Statesman same company as Hickinbotham.
We didn't build with them in the end and forwent our deposit.
They're prices are cheap for that very reason, you can have…

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