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jeanete

North Lakes, Brisbane
Joined 3 October 2008
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16 years16 yearsjeanetejeanete posted:
Planning a workshop and garage: HELP

This is what I did with mine...under-eaves extension (extra room at minimal cost) with side window framed by storage shelves (skipped shelf makes for a handy work bench with plenty…

Planning a workshop and garage: HELP
16 years16 yearsjeanetejeanete posted:
Fence arrogance - can you believe this one?

It might be a good time to say thank you to everyone for your invaluable suggestions and moral support.
I have accepted that there's not much I can do about the…

16 years16 yearsjeanetejeanete posted:
Fence arrogance - can you believe this one?

I totally get that it's not worth getting bitter and twisted over it. If you can't change something you accept it and move on. I guess I'm not convinced yet…

16 years16 yearsjeanetejeanete posted:
Fence arrogance - can you believe this one?

The problem is that they sited their pool too close to the boundary to be able to put a standard pool fence inside.
I think I have exposed a shortcoming in…

16 years16 yearsjeanetejeanete posted:
Fence arrogance - can you believe this one?

The arrogance update - it appears the neighbours have won the first round - and raised me one!
After further examination it seems that the fence is not in the right…

16 years16 yearsjeanetejeanete posted:
Fence arrogance - can you believe this one?

Thank you. Yes, I had, but it was timely to go back and look at it again, particularly with respect to mediation if the owners ignore my pleas and settle…

16 years16 yearsjeanetejeanete posted:
Fence arrogance - can you believe this one?

I don't want to take on the expense of removing the fence myself. I think if they put it in the wrong place they should be obliged to move it…

16 years16 yearsjeanetejeanete posted:
Fence arrogance - can you believe this one?

If I give them a Notice to remove the fence within 7 days, what are the chances of them actually doing it, do you think?
I have spoken to the new…

16 years16 yearsjeanetejeanete posted:
Fence arrogance - can you believe this one?

Thanks a lot for that information. I had discovered that site.
There's part of me that wants to avoid any conflict, but another part that says I'm walking straight into a…

16 years16 yearsjeanetejeanete posted:
Fence arrogance - can you believe this one?

So with settlement looming the neighbour's builder has fobbed us off for two and a half weeks claiming not to be able to get their supervisor, my supervisor and the…

16 years16 yearsjeanetejeanete posted:
My landscape plan

Wow, I love that look. What a great suggestion.
It would really challenge me to keep it looking that good.
What about all the things that need trellises, or that just like…

16 years16 yearsjeanetejeanete posted:
My landscape plan

Here are some shots of local plantings that inspire me:

16 years16 yearsjeanetejeanete posted:
My landscape plan

Hmmm, I did wonder about that. There's nice sun in that area, but with a fence, I don't know. The only other alternative, which gets full sun, would be where…

16 years16 yearsjeanetejeanete posted:
Our landscape plan!

OK, thought so. I'm not very familiar with Powerpoint so I scanned my plan, made some changes with a photo editing program's lassoo tool, then added some clipart, lines and…

16 years16 yearsjeanetejeanete posted:
Our landscape plan!

Hi Stonecutter
Thanks for posting your plan. It inspired me to improve on mine. Nice to see what you've chosen to go where. I like the no-lawn approach at the front.
That's…

16 years16 yearsjeanetejeanete posted:
Item drawn on plan but not in contract

The matter has come up because of the dramas re the fence on the other side (see Fencing Arrogance). I spoke to the builder about all the fences and that…

16 years16 yearsjeanetejeanete posted:
My landscape plan

Here's the first draft of my landscape plan.
I'm aiming for a mostly native garden with a touch of purple and white and some grey/green foliage to highlight the white and…

My landscape plan
16 years16 yearsjeanetejeanete posted:
Item drawn on plan but not in contract

I have just recently learned that the 0.6m timber retaining wall drawn on my plans was not itemised in my contract, therefore the builder may require me to pay extra…

16 years16 yearsjeanetejeanete posted:
Pool fence - how can they do that?

As I think about it further it seems to me that in addition to climbing issues there is also effectively a "gap" in their fencing.
They will have a 1.8m…

16 years16 yearsjeanetejeanete posted:
Pool fence - how can they do that?

The council passed me to the private certifier, who passed me to the pool builder, with whom I had the conversation above.
I have also spoken to the owners who are…

16 years16 yearsjeanetejeanete posted:
Pool fence - how can they do that?

Following on from my previous post called "Fencing Arrogance", I am now looking for some shared wisdom about a drama with the pool fence.

The…

16 years16 yearsjeanetejeanete posted:
Fence arrogance - can you believe this one?

Yes, hopefully that's the case, that the builder and/or fencing contractor will have to rectify. However, settlement is only two weeks away, so I will need to talk to…

16 years16 yearsjeanetejeanete posted:
Fence arrogance - can you believe this one?

My instinct is telling me that it should come down, which I assume means the post holes have to be dug out and the whole thing redone from scratch. An…

16 years16 yearsjeanetejeanete posted:
Fence arrogance - can you believe this one?

Thanks, Dymonite69, that was a useful website with all kinds of fencing links, as well as legislation.
The thing is, the Act doesn't seem to require them to contact me…

16 years16 yearsjeanetejeanete posted:
Fence arrogance - can you believe this one?

I have been visiting my site every day to monitor progress, hence was shocked to discover late last week that a fence had appeared out of nowhere. One day there…

16 years16 yearsjeanetejeanete posted:
North Lakes, Queensland - colour update

No, no golfers here. Being a bit of a bushwalker/nature girl I can't really understand paying a big premium to look at golfers from my back patio. But we like…

16 years16 yearsjeanetejeanete posted:
North Lakes, Queensland - colour update

I'm still a little unsure of my selection for the glass splashback in the kitchen.
My original choice was the black one, second from left, called Black Super Sparkle, which I…

16 years16 yearsjeanetejeanete posted:
Termite dipped timber or perimeter protection

I'm also interested to hear thoughts on this. My builder has used the Termimesh system, which I'm quite happy with. However, I wasn't really aware there were options until I…

16 years16 yearsjeanetejeanete posted:
North Lakes, Queensland - colour update

On Monday, God (aka the builder) made a slab.
On Tuesday he gave it a frame to keep it company.
On Wednesday he brought trusses into the world.
On Thursday he raised them…

16 years16 yearsjeanetejeanete posted:
Home Building Blogs

We are building a Kimberley LKI (modified) by Ausbuild in Queensland.
http://www.jeanetez.blogspot.com/

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