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16 d16 dkasra nedlandskasra nedlands posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

Haven't put much up lately as I haven't actually done much. Small amount of planting but mainly spending the weekends with the kids. The wife and I did spent this…

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24 d24 dkasra nedlandskasra nedlands posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

Hi there,
The mix is a 40mpa standard aggregate mix.
We only wanted to show minimum aggregate. Approx 1 week after the pour it was honed back prior to our bricklayers…

1 month1 monthkasra nedlandskasra nedlands posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

Today was all about polishing. Starting with a hone and then worked through 50 and 100 pads. I will get it to 400 or 800 tomorrow.
I will soften the concrete…

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2 months2 monthskasra nedlandskasra nedlands posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

Hahaha. I've missed you. It's great to have you back.
I can't be bothered having a decent discussion with you as you're just trolling but just so you know the…

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2 months2 monthskasra nedlandskasra nedlands posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

Look up
Maximlouvers.
I've got the maxim mc75
They are priced at approx $600 per m2 including install etc.

2 months2 monthskasra nedlandskasra nedlands posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

Thanks!
The Louvres/slats are electronic. They can be programed with time, sun etc.

2 months2 monthskasra nedlandskasra nedlands posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

Yes the pantry is currently completely empty. Well actually my kids currently call it their home.
Yes I believe we saved a lot. I hope. We wanted a lot from…

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2 months2 monthskasra nedlandskasra nedlands posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

No architects here...... our initial building designs were done by a retired architect. (Roger Hearne) We drew what we had in mind and then he made it better. He was…

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2 months2 monthskasra nedlandskasra nedlands posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

Laying turf is one of the few jobs that gives instant satisfaction. Several hours of hard work and suddenly it's all done. The rain ended up only being a drizzle…

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2 months2 monthskasra nedlandskasra nedlands posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

Talking about photos ..... our cabinet maker wanted some photos of our house for their website so they sent along a photographer to take sone snaps of their work.
I thought…

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2 months2 monthskasra nedlandskasra nedlands posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

Thank you. Sir Walter

2 months2 monthskasra nedlandskasra nedlands posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

Grass complete 180m2 was a decent effort with the aid of a couple of Laborers. I haven't tested my reticulation yet but as it's raining for the next couple of…

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2 months2 monthskasra nedlandskasra nedlands posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

Ready for grass. Ordered 180m2 of sir Walter. It will arrive at 7am tomorrow.
Very excited to finally have some lawn. There is one issue though..... rain. 35mm of it!!

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2 months2 monthskasra nedlandskasra nedlands posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

Yes can't wait for some foliage!! Going to make a trip to a wholesale nursery in the next few days.

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2 months2 monthskasra nedlandskasra nedlands posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

Planted my snow pear today. We had to get the tree through our side access which is 700mm wide. Lots of fun.

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2 months2 monthskasra nedlandskasra nedlands posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

Today was all about decking. As some of you may notice I gave up with the herringbone idea as it would just take too long. I'm really happy with it…

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2 months2 monthskasra nedlandskasra nedlands posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

They are as non invasive as it gets. That's why they are perfect as boundary plants.
I'll be getting a really big snow pear in tomorrow. I'll put up some…

2 months2 monthskasra nedlandskasra nedlands posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

Way too many people onsite. Mayhem!! Decent progress though.
Lots of planting:

Decking:

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2 months2 monthskasra nedlandskasra nedlands posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

More tree! For planting tomorrow when the weather is better.
Combination of ornamental pears and plums.
These are aristocrat pears.
And my plums

2 months2 monthskasra nedlandskasra nedlands posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

The final push!!!!
Landscaping really gathering pace and I'm spending any minute I have outside. Also getting the help of 2-3 very good helpers. It's costing me me but we just…

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2 months2 monthskasra nedlandskasra nedlands posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

Original house restoration is 95% complete. Just the front entrance patio needs to the tiled over with stone.

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2 months2 monthskasra nedlandskasra nedlands posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

The other sections installed today
The rear is taking shape...... you can finally start to make out what's going on. We spent all day moving fire wood....

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2 months2 monthskasra nedlandskasra nedlands posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

Hi Sinbox. The front vertical steel vehicle gates and side vertical slate were done by modern wrought iron. I gave them the design. The hexagonal gate was from edgework. I…

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2 months2 monthskasra nedlandskasra nedlands posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

Progress with lower level paving. Thought I'd share this pattern. It will allow me to plant either grass seedlings or another suitable plant within the gaps. I really really like…

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2 months2 monthskasra nedlandskasra nedlands posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

Today was one of the busiest days onsite. We had four painters, concretors, paving guy, steel fabricators and multiple deliveries.
We are going to get the landscaping back on…

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2 months2 monthskasra nedlandskasra nedlands posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

It's been a while and unfortunately all I have to show for it is lots of mess. But within the mess we have been working very hard. Just nothing to…

3 months3 monthskasra nedlandskasra nedlands posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

Restoration of the original house is well underway. I've had a lot of trouble choosing the correct colour for the exterior. We have decided on Dulux retreat at 75%.

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3 months3 monthskasra nedlandskasra nedlands posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

Have had a busy few days in the backyard. I've been polishing and sealing the concrete features.
My storeroom and single garage have had their floors honed and walls painted.…

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4 months4 monthskasra nedlandskasra nedlands posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

The last couple of weeks have been slow as I've tried to spend more time with the kids..... but from tomorrow it's going to be go go go as we…

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4 months4 monthskasra nedlandskasra nedlands posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

The cost of the garden bed is made up of footings, brickwork and minor plastering, Formwork, concrete pour and finally polishing.
It's a bit difficult to calculate the true cost…

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