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cynarion

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13 years13 yearscynarioncynarion posted:
WBA's House.. Clothesline installed.. new pics 2/8

With your cut and fill, "drainage" is probably agricultural drains being installed around the front of your house so that if there's a whole bunch of rain, you don't get…

13 years13 yearscynarioncynarion posted:
plants and the heat

We've lost all the leaves off our jasmine and michelia, but both are showing signs of new growth. Our red cordylines have all gone a little brown, but are still…

13 years13 yearscynarioncynarion posted:
Does anyone have a fire plan???

Someone on the radio yesterday was saying that in light of what's happened this weekend, they may well reconsider their standing assertion that a properly prepared and defended house is…

13 years13 yearscynarioncynarion posted:
WBA's House.. Clothesline installed.. new pics 2/8

Nice work!
By the way, I see there's temporary fencing on the lot to the rear of your property. If you have temporary fencing as a cost in your contract,…

13 years13 yearscynarioncynarion posted:
Which pipes to use under concrete driveway?

We'll be getting a PVC pipe, part of our driveway quote--but I hadn't thought to specify the size!
--Mike

13 years13 yearscynarioncynarion posted:
Can anyone identify this plant? Pleeeeze...?

Looks to me like a , but I'd wait til the professionals make an appearance before making any decisions!
If it is a dracaena, you're in luck--they're wonderful trees, tend…

13 years13 yearscynarioncynarion posted:
Home Loan & Interest Rates - to fix or not??

Mmm...probably would consider fixing a portion of the loan, but I'd be checking the news to see what chance there was priced into the market of the rates going lower,…

13 years13 yearscynarioncynarion posted:
Building an Urbanedge Larne 002 - almost finished pics

We faced precisely the same conundrum. In the end we went with a solid door, but we have clear highlight windows at the sides and the top. Someone right at…

13 years13 yearscynarioncynarion posted:
~Horizon :: We locked up !!

Hi Nonie--
To turn them into pictures, edit your post and add "[img]" to the front of each link, and "[/img]" to the end--but without the quotation marks. That should solve…

13 years13 yearscynarioncynarion posted:
Home Loan & Interest Rates - to fix or not??

Aside from anything else, isn't it also true that when rates are at their rock bottom, that banks' fixed packages will be somewhat less attractive than when rates are just…

13 years13 yearscynarioncynarion posted:
Building an Urbanedge Larne 002 - almost finished pics

Very nice! I like the door especially. I can't believe how long it took us to choose our front door, it was one of the toughest choices in the house!…

13 years13 yearscynarioncynarion posted:
The Story of Stormy's Castle. *Loooooong overdue update*

Congratulations!
The frame will be started before you know it! I hope everything goes smoothly from here. :)
If you can get in by Christmas that…

13 years13 yearscynarioncynarion posted:
John and Taz's Masterton Mansion..Whos up for a party? *PICS

:D My parents built twice when I was a kid--once when I was eight and once when I was fourteen. They were both awesome adventures.…

13 years13 yearscynarioncynarion posted:
Building commences... - We're in!!! ...and LOVING IT!!!!

Awesome! Good luck with it all, so much happens so quick in the first couple of weeks!
--Mike

13 years13 yearscynarioncynarion posted:
Building M3tricon Denver31 - progress

Looks good Aido!
I really like the Denver design (from the outside) for a house on a corner. Unfortunately it just doesn't fit on most blocks!
That notwithstanding, there were…

13 years13 yearscynarioncynarion posted:
PD/Alfresco Slab

Yeah, we recalled seeing a slab under the decking at the display home in Berwick, but when the slab was poured, no slab in the alfresco out the back. We…

13 years13 yearscynarioncynarion posted:
Building my dream home

My biggest piece of advice would be not to settle for or sign anything with which you are the slightest bit uncomfortable. It might be scary, but it's usually a…

13 years13 yearscynarioncynarion posted:
My first post... our first home

Not sure whether it's the case in Queensland, but down here in Victoria there are a few bigger builders who are willing to let you go on-site to do stuff…

13 years13 yearscynarioncynarion posted:
Frame Complete: M3tricon Mercer (01/02/09)

We went out to the block last Monday to check what was going on, and sure enough, the frame--including the roof--was completed! It was a little surreal seeing all the…

13 years13 yearscynarioncynarion posted:
I have land!

Hey, congratulations! We're just down the road in Renaissance Rise. :) Good luck with everything!
--Mike

13 years13 yearscynarioncynarion posted:
Under bench Microwave - Built with M

Honestly, with the under-bench microwave I was more concerned with the fact that it would be at groin-height. I want to have kids sometime.
Ours will be in an appliance…

13 years13 yearscynarioncynarion posted:
What was the cost of finishing off your house aftr the build

Here's what we've cobbled together so far for our 35sq house.
Three phase aircon & add-on cooling: $17k.
Landscaping and plants for front yard: approx $10k (yes, unusual).
Window furnishings: quote…

13 years13 yearscynarioncynarion posted:
Turf vs Seed

I understand that turf actually needs a light watering twice a day and a deep soaking every three days or so, neither of which is allowed using reticulated water in…

13 years13 yearscynarioncynarion posted:
Can't believe how much our rates cost!

Thanks YSSIM.
So, if your rates are $2,500 per year, in Brimbank, the actual part based on the value of your house/land is $2,173.59 (after removing municipal charges).
At 0.002744…

13 years13 yearscynarioncynarion posted:
Can't believe how much our rates cost!

Funny. We're in an established home approx 16 squares built in the 80s in Brimbank, on around 650m2, three bedrooms and one bathroom, brick veneer, concrete tiles, no garage, and…

13 years13 yearscynarioncynarion posted:
Frame Complete: M3tricon Mercer (01/02/09)

Yeah, it's nice to see things happening, to see stuff on the slab. The slab itself was cool, but seeing what will one day be walls is another thing again.…

13 years13 yearscynarioncynarion posted:
Frame Complete: M3tricon Mercer (01/02/09)

Hey everyone.
Went by the house on the weekend to find that the frame hadn't been finished (a more recent conversation suggested that it would be finished on Friday), but…

13 years13 yearscynarioncynarion posted:
Our Carlisle Monaco 32 - All moved in! Photos!

Awesome. :) The frame should go up in no time from here. :D

13 years13 yearscynarioncynarion posted:
Building our dream home.. walls no longer bare!

Hey VJ, tiles look absolutely fantastic. Nice to see them laid so well too.
We've gone for porcelain tiles in our place as well (couldn't get them out of my…

13 years13 yearscynarioncynarion posted:
who to choose

Honestly with any volume builder you're just facing the luck of the draw--most of the time. Sometimes you'll get a good customer service person, sometimes you'll get a bad one,…

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