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15 d15 dKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Custom Build, The Best Pic - 14/2/2024

I'll just leave this here.

Custom Build, The Best Pic - 14/2/2024
20 d20 dKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Custom Build, The Best Pic - 14/2/2024

Yep the big clean is happening Monday and then the house is clear to handover from Tuesday next week. Just aligning mine and the Mrs calendars to make it happen.

21 d21 dKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Custom Build, The Best Pic - 14/2/2024

The wall is complete! Over the moon happy with the space it has created.

23 d23 dKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Custom Build, The Best Pic - 14/2/2024

Phase 2 of the retaining wall has commenced.
The wall is a 9.5m extension of the first wall down the side boundary and then across the width of the block to…

28 d28 dKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Custom Build, The Best Pic - 14/2/2024

PC walkthrough conducted today and we did our defect and imperfections mark up with painters tape.
Recevied the Occupancy Certificate this morning.
Handover looking good for 13/14 - Feb.

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1 month1 monthKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Custom Build, The Best Pic - 14/2/2024

Cheers thanks, yes we are almost there.
In answer to your questions, starting off on the right foot with your SS is critical. Have a discusion and agree on what each…

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1 month1 monthKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Custom Build, The Best Pic - 14/2/2024

Cheers thanks. Yep building a house has many elements and challenges along the way.
Before we bought the block we knew it wasn't going to be your typical build, and…

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1 month1 monthKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
3m ceilings

My sloping block allowed for a double split level to the ground floor, so I have 2.59 in the front, 3.4 in the middle, and 4.3 down the bottom. All…

1 month1 monthKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Custom Build, The Best Pic - 14/2/2024

Thanks for the question, as per the last pic from SJT76, we have space either side of the windows so the track will be mounted to the ceiling in front…

1 month1 monthKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Custom Build, The Best Pic - 14/2/2024

The temp fence has been removed! The final site clean has been done, and PC walk-thru booked for Friday next week.

Custom Build, The Best Pic - 14/2/2024
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1 month1 monthKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Custom Build, The Best Pic - 14/2/2024

Solar system install completed. 11.44kw (26 x 440W panels). Will need to wait until the NBN is connected so I can do the Enphase App setup but the system is…

2 months2 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Custom Build, The Best Pic - 14/2/2024

Window coverings installed yesterday. Went with a mix of single and double roller blinds combining a sunscreen and a blockout. Very happy with the result. Some of the blinds are…

2 months2 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Custom Build, The Best Pic - 14/2/2024

Our builder is back on deck today completing the last bit of the driveway and footpath concreting. We are about 2 weeks away from handover.

2 months2 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Custom Build, The Best Pic - 14/2/2024

There was enought break in the weather yesterday to get the side path and the driveway done. The Council crossover and the footpath will be done in the new year.

2 months2 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Custom Build, The Best Pic - 14/2/2024

The weather beat us this week. The driveway and side path have been pushed to after the new year.
On a positve note - the Carpet has been installed.

3 months3 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Custom Build, The Best Pic - 14/2/2024

We are so close now. Driveway and side path is ready to pour. Hot Water System is in, the laundry steps are tiled, and the place has had a full…

3 months3 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Custom Build, The Best Pic - 14/2/2024

Extremely happy to see the house powered up

3 months3 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Custom Build, The Best Pic - 14/2/2024

Electrical fit off is underway, followed by the hybrid flooring downstairs

4 months4 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Custom Build, The Best Pic - 14/2/2024

Big update today. The Portico tiles, Laundry splashback and sink, Butlers Pantry splashback and sink, Bathtub, Taps and Showerheads, and the glass fence around the Alfresco is taking shape.

4 months4 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Custom Build, The Best Pic - 14/2/2024

Stone Benchtops, basins and the kitchen sink was installed yesterday, and we finally have a front door.

4 months4 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Custom Build, The Best Pic - 14/2/2024

Garage Door installed yesterday. Just got to get the front door on and we will be at lockup.
The stairs have had their first coat of paint and stain.
All…

4 months4 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Custom Build, The Best Pic - 14/2/2024

We had a good idea of what we wanted from a colour scheme, form, and finish perspective and made the choices ourselves.

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4 months4 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Custom Build, The Best Pic - 14/2/2024

Big day yesterday. The scafolding came down. The sun was in a bad spot for a decent pic but I'm luving the facade. It fits in nicely with the surrouding…

4 months4 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Custom Build, The Best Pic - 14/2/2024

Tiling has commenced

4 months4 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Drop (Deepened) Edge Beam maximum depth/height

Both my drop edges are not a simple straight line across the slab. The distance between my DEBs varies from 4.1m at the narrowest to 8.1m at the widest.

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4 months4 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Drop (Deepened) Edge Beam maximum depth/height

I had a similar issue with my sloping block. I overcame it by doing 2 DEB's to the ground floor.
Each build site is different as is each owners budget…

4 months4 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Building a flame zone house in West Pymble on a steep site

Looks heaps better than the usual temp fencing with a builder's banner cable tied to it.
Its looks great and gives the neighbours and passing foot traffic etc. an insight…

4 months4 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Custom Build, The Best Pic - 14/2/2024

Another milestone ticked off the list today. The Kitchen, Laundry, and Bathroom Vanities went in today.
The hidden storage on the breakfast bar side of the island turned out great.…

5 months5 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Payment Structure Query in MBA Contract: Seeking Advice

Are you financing the build through a lender?
If so, then I'd very much doubt you will find a lender that will agree to these terms as it's too risky.…

5 months5 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Custom Build, The Best Pic - 14/2/2024

Cheers thanks.

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