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7 d7 dKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Starting Over - Custom Build - Plans 2.0

Received revised plans yesterday 27/7/2021
We are getting close to the final plans and I'm much happier with these revised layouts.
A few things to tweak a little further -
1. Study…

8 d8 dKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
KDR - Demolition (Hazardous Materials Report)

There are plenty of Demo companies out there. Maybe the one you are talking to aren't the right one for you. I'd be getting a few quotes anyways before pulling…

27 d27 dKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Starting Over - Custom Build - Plans 2.0

Here is the First Pass at the design. We had a follow up meeting with the Builder's Architect 7/7/21, and made some changes to both levels. We also added a…

1 month1 monthKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Starting Over - Custom Build - Plans 2.0

The time has come. The next phase of the plan is well underway - Moving to the the Rental.

Starting Over - Custom Build - Plans 2.0
2 months2 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Starting Over - Custom Build - Plans 2.0

Some movement!
Just got word the Site Survey has been completed and will be ready early next week.
Have also booked the initial Design Consult for next Wednesday 9/6/2021.

2 months2 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Starting Over - Custom Build - Plans 2.0

No working drawings yet. We've got some ideas on key design features and basic layout but nothing is set yet. We are trying to avoid the tri-level type house. The…

2 months2 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Starting Over - Custom Build - Plans 2.0

This was a major piece that needed to fall into place to enable our new build. Settlement is scheduled to occur in 6 weeks. (Early July 2021)

Starting Over - Custom Build - Plans 2.0
3 months3 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Garage size questions

Here is one solution.

Garage size questions
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3 months3 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Front landscaping hell.

Hi, at a minimum, yes you will need to remove the excess soil from the verge back to the front line of your property. See Pic.

You will need to build…

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4 months4 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Starting Over - Custom Build - Plans 2.0

Hi all,
After 11 years in our current house that we built through Eden Brae, its time to move onto what will be our forever home.
Did the deal on…

Starting Over - Custom Build - Plans 2.0
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4 months4 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Retaining wall &

You need to check with your local council as they all have different rules when it comes to retaining walls. Some Councils allow up to 1m high without DA, whereas…

2 years2 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017

Sorry for the slow reply, I used Tasman Blocks sourced from
Austral also make a good block for retaining walls.
For DIY, the dry stack system is pretty straight forward.

3 years3 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Mould Defects in New duplex I'm buying

If the dwelling is in this condition and it's "Brand New" then I'd be walking away (running) from the deal. What else is hidden that you cant see?

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3 years3 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017

Hi, Sorry for the slow reply, I took them out before laying the pavers.

3 years3 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Decking new Alfresco

I have to agree with not attaching decking directly to an alfresco slab. The moisture trapped within it over time will shorten its lifespan and you will be ripping it…

4 years4 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Damaged Bricks

There are standards and tolerances in the Building Code relevant to the state you are building in that covers masonry defects. Have a surf around the net and get a…

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4 years4 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017

Big thanks to H1 Admin for changing the Post Thread edit limit for me. All of the Pics are now back in place.
Enjoy.

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4 years4 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017

So I'm going thru and updating my Pics for this thread seeing Photo (suck) Bucket decided to start charging for 3rd party usage. Stay tuned and it will all be…

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4 years4 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
3m fall is the new 1m fall...

The Cut and Fill method of building sometimes results in large amounts of retaining to be completed after construction. Looking at the pics you have supplied, I can see your…

5 years5 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017

Seeing it's the narrow side of the house which doesn't see a great deal of traffic, I'm planing to use 20mm blue gravel the same as I did around the…

My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017
5 years5 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017

Used the left over pavers and made a stepping stone path from the laundry door to the back yard

My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017
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5 years5 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017

Thanks,
No I didn't run the whacker over them after laying them. They were freshly made pavers (wet cast less than a week old) so didn't want to risk breaking any…

5 years5 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017

Laying the paving is not the hard part. Prepping the site is the back braking part and setting the levels for the sand screed is the most important part to…

My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017
5 years5 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017

Thanks cat, I'm really happy with the way it turned out. Its given us a further 45sqm of usable area which is fantastic.

5 years5 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017

The completed product.

and here is the transition from paving to side lawn.
It rained today and I'm happy to report my drainage works and the water all runs towards the drains.…

5 years5 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017

All cutting done and it's had a good scrub all over. Just waiting for it to dry a bit more before sweeping in the pave-lock sand and then its onto…

My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017
5 years5 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017

All smiles so far. They are going down pretty good.

5 years5 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017

Almost ready for the pavers to go down

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