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7 years7 yearskjw7kjw7 posted:
Bamboo Flooring or Timber???

The joins aren't actually raised at all, it's just the way the light is coming in the stacker doors and reflecting off the floor and each plank in that photo.…

7 years7 yearskjw7kjw7 posted:
Bamboo Flooring or Timber???

Hi sorry I've taken so long...here's a couple of photos that show some of our beautiful bamboo flooring :)

7 years7 yearskjw7kjw7 posted:
Bamboo Flooring or Timber???

Just thought I'd share my own personal experience with bamboo flooring. We had Embelton bamboo in the 'Uluru' colour laid in our new home just before we moved into our…

7 years7 yearskjw7kjw7 posted:
Our families first home--bricks nearly done - more pictures!

Haha I certainly hope so! It's pretty funny actually, I bet not many builders build houses for the building surveyor that does their permits and inspections. Definitely worked in our…

7 years7 yearskjw7kjw7 posted:
Our families first home--bricks nearly done - more pictures!

No worries, glad we could help! He comes in pretty handy sometimes :)

7 years7 yearskjw7kjw7 posted:
Our first Home - Deck has been stained ! *pics*

Decking does look amazing but it is hard work and very high maintenance. While I love the look of it, I'm not sure we'd do it again actually. Unless we…

7 years7 yearskjw7kjw7 posted:
Our families first home--bricks nearly done - more pictures!

Hope this helps you feel a little better!

7 years7 yearskjw7kjw7 posted:
Our families first home--bricks nearly done - more pictures!

It can be considered an added protection for dampness, but the likelihood of much water getting through the bricks is fairly slim if they're done correctly, which I'm sure they…

7 years7 yearskjw7kjw7 posted:
Our families first home--bricks nearly done - more pictures!

It would say sizalation in your tender if it was to be included. Do you have a copy of your energy report? If its not in that then your builder…

7 years7 yearskjw7kjw7 posted:
Our first Home - Deck has been stained ! *pics*

Aww thanks Spottie! We're pretty in love too, it's amazing the difference a little bit of colour makes!
I actually did the second coat today, took ages as I did…

7 years7 yearskjw7kjw7 posted:
Our families first home--bricks nearly done - more pictures!

Spottie, I asked my DP about the wrap stuff (he's a building inspector). It's called sizalation and not all builders use it, although it is becoming the norm now. He…

7 years7 yearskjw7kjw7 posted:
Our families first home--bricks nearly done - more pictures!

Yay for bricks! That's so exciting!! I like the colour too :) I'm not sure about the lack of mortar on the inside, most houses I've…

7 years7 yearskjw7kjw7 posted:
Our first Home - Deck has been stained ! *pics*

After what seems like forever we finally applied the first coat of stain to our gigantic deck today! We have only just finished putting all the screws in yesterday and…

7 years7 yearskjw7kjw7 posted:
Kimmy & Fin's Jackson's View Build - 'Sundance' by Hotondo

That's terrible news Kimmy, fingers crossed things work out okay and you can still build your families dream home x

7 years7 yearskjw7kjw7 posted:
Our first Home - Deck has been stained ! *pics*

I thought your name and everything sounded familiar! I do remember your thread now haha well hopefully it won't be long before you have more to post :)

7 years7 yearskjw7kjw7 posted:
Our first Home - Deck has been stained ! *pics*

Hi Kimmy87, thanks for taking the time to read my thread! I think you've chosen well with your builder, we've been through their display home in Drouin, it's beautiful!
Fingers…

7 years7 yearskjw7kjw7 posted:
House size vs lot size

Oh sorry I thought you meant the garage side would be 20cms off the boundary but I have now re read and understand you mean the other bedrooms side. I…

7 years7 yearskjw7kjw7 posted:
House size vs lot size

In Victoria you can build a house anywhere from 0-150mm off the boundary, most go for 150mm as this allows enough room for the gutter and fascia. We did this…

7 years7 yearskjw7kjw7 posted:
Our families first home--bricks nearly done - more pictures!

Aww it just keeps on getting more and more exciting hey? I remember when ours went up, I could barely contain my excitement, I was basically jumping up and down,…

7 years7 yearskjw7kjw7 posted:
Our families first home--bricks nearly done - more pictures!

Haha it's so funny how the tiniest little thing makes us so happy while building! Congrats, looks like things will start happening again for you :)

7 years7 yearskjw7kjw7 posted:
Our PD Livingstone - 18 months on

Your mortar should be fine, it can take several plus weeks to dry completely and lighten in colour. We were meant to have white mortar and it took probably over…

7 years7 yearskjw7kjw7 posted:
Kimmy & Fin's Jackson's View Build - 'Sundance' by Hotondo

That really is an amazing floor plan! Love the little changes you've made since your last post. Can't wait to see your build underway!! :)

7 years7 yearskjw7kjw7 posted:
Our first Home - Deck has been stained ! *pics*

We're eventually going to do a gable colour bond roof of some sort. Just a matter of saving some money to afford it. The roof will cover about 2/3 of…

7 years7 yearskjw7kjw7 posted:
Our first Home - Deck has been stained ! *pics*

Thanks again 1rocky - we're very happy with how it's turned out! 3rd coat to the porch was completed yesterday so can officially say its complete!! :D

7 years7 yearskjw7kjw7 posted:
Building with Hotondo

We finished building with another Victorian Hotondo franchise three months ago and they were fantastic. I don't know anything about the people in Hallam but Hotondo do have a very…

7 years7 yearskjw7kjw7 posted:
Our first Home - Deck has been stained ! *pics*

First coat of stain applied to the porch today :)

7 years7 yearskjw7kjw7 posted:
Our first Home - Deck has been stained ! *pics*

You're probably right, I'll probably be lucky to see in the new year :lol: I think I'll be lost when its all over though...we'll have to…

7 years7 yearskjw7kjw7 posted:
Ashkate's WCH - The deck is here!!!

I think we'll be in the same boat, just have it ready enough for New Years then finish it off once we build some energy back up :lol:

7 years7 yearskjw7kjw7 posted:
Our first Home - Deck has been stained ! *pics*

Thanks 1rocky and MalinViktoria :)
Turtleschell - we got the whole lot (including the cushions and lantern) for $1,050 from The Outdoor Furniture Specialists. It was a…

7 years7 yearskjw7kjw7 posted:
Ashkate's WCH - The deck is here!!!

We're going through the deck building process at the moment so I can understand how you feel! Especially with having a timeline as we have to have ours done by…

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