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Nightshade

Brisbane, Australia
Joined 26 April 2009
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5 years5 yearsNightshadeNightshade posted:
Insulation - what else to do?

So when we built we didn't have much choice and could only get R2.5 in ceiling and 1.5 in walls.
Downstairs is quite nice but upstairs still gets quite hot (and…

6 years6 yearsNightshadeNightshade posted:
Driveway/Garage- minimum access size for turn in

We've got 6m from fence to front of garage and have no trouble getting our cars in and out. We don't have a massive 4wd or a big long station…

6 years6 yearsNightshadeNightshade posted:
What do you Love.... and Hate about your Home

We've been in about 21 months.
Love almost everything ...
- lots of different spaces in the house to suit our mood
- garage connected to the house so we can get the…

7 years7 yearsNightshadeNightshade posted:
Liberty 42 - Help on colour choice!

Thanks all for the nice comments.
We've had the keys for 11 months now, I'll have to do some anniversay pics soon!
Mel - The render is Paperbark (colorbond colour)

7 years7 yearsNightshadeNightshade posted:
Help with Orchard Swallowtail caterpillar eating my citrus

I've got 3 dwarf citrus trees that are currently being eaten away to nothing by Orchard Swallowtail caterpillars.
Is there a non-toxic pesticide way to encourage them to eat someone else's…

7 years7 yearsNightshadeNightshade posted:
Liberty 42 - Help on colour choice!

Thinking my front is a bit plain and the way to fix that is to make the front 3 pillars not cream. Not sure what colour to do..please help with…

7 years7 yearsNightshadeNightshade posted:
Liberty 42 - Help on colour choice!

I guess you could call it brushed. It's got a texture..made to look/feel like timber

7 years7 yearsNightshadeNightshade posted:
Liberty 42 - Help on colour choice!

I got the front decking form Hudson's and the back from Mitre 10 (same stuff just bought it from different places).
There's a bunch of different brands but the modwood looks…

7 years7 yearsNightshadeNightshade posted:
Roomba and Scooba - reviews and opinions

Love my roomba! Only downside is you have to remember to empty it before you use it or after you finish using it

7 years7 yearsNightshadeNightshade posted:
Advice on my Dwarf Lemon tree

Thanks Fu,
Pulled them all off the other day..that tiny tree had 22 lemons on it! Couldn't believe it. So I guess I'll keep pulling them off till it gets a…

7 years7 yearsNightshadeNightshade posted:
How to guide for decking on concrete.

Check out my thread for some pics...but this is what I did...
Pour slab with a slight fall..enuf so water runs off but not so much the BBQ runs away

7 years7 yearsNightshadeNightshade posted:
Advice on my Dwarf Lemon tree

I bought a dwarf lemon tree a few months ago and it's looking really healthy and is about 60cm high.
It's COVERED in little lemons at the moment and I'm not…

7 years7 yearsNightshadeNightshade posted:
Liberty 42 - Help on colour choice!

Hi NiceNurse,
I think you're referring to the niche's. On the plan there is 4. We took the one next to the stairs out and put a door there instead to…

7 years7 yearsNightshadeNightshade posted:
Liberty 42 - Help on colour choice!

Hi nicecurse,
Good to see someone else building a Liberty in Qld. Steel frame was around 20k extra but to me it was worth every penny...I hate termites and with the…

7 years7 yearsNightshadeNightshade posted:
Liberty 42 @Stonecutters Ridge

Oh mate, nothing I can say but terrible news....I'd be so ANGRY...hope it gets sorted soon!

7 years7 yearsNightshadeNightshade posted:
Planting along a 100m driveway

Thanks Fu,
Any good tips on how to make and keep good hedges?
I seem to do it wrong ... do you have to cut back really hard each year?

7 years7 yearsNightshadeNightshade posted:
Advice on 100m driveway

Still battling over this....
I'm currently leaning towards Bitumen.
I read conflicting stories..so here what I'm thinking...
I want something
- that if it needs it can be repaired and would look ok repaired…

7 years7 yearsNightshadeNightshade posted:
Planting along a 100m driveway

After we fix our absimal driveway I want to do some planting along it to make it look a bit nicer.
Here's a pic to show the steepness
From the pic…

7 years7 yearsNightshadeNightshade posted:
Fencing question...

So I understand the rules for a new fence...just not sure on existing fence....
I'm in QLD and one of the existing fences that is in good condition has been erected…

7 years7 yearsNightshadeNightshade posted:
How to hook in a 2nd tank?

I got a tank as part of my build but thinking I want a 2nd one so I can water the plants as much as I like. The question…

7 years7 yearsNightshadeNightshade posted:
The Story of Stormy's Castle. *Loooooong overdue update*

Oh really..they don't paint lintels? That's a bit..ahhh..slack.
Did they leave you with touchup paint for that colour?
Wouldn't be hard to do on low windows yourself.

7 years7 yearsNightshadeNightshade posted:
Liberty 42 - Help on colour choice!

I'm in QLD..and there was only a display of the 38 here...the 42 is MUCH bigger.

7 years7 yearsNightshadeNightshade posted:
Liberty 42 - Help on colour choice!

deletedpenguin - While the modwood is good for not needing to be oiled etc I don't think it'd suit your build. If I remember correctly you have harsh bushfire…

7 years7 yearsNightshadeNightshade posted:
Liberty 42 - Help on colour choice!

Hi Suresh,
I love the Liberty! We made a few minor modifications but other than that wouldn't change a thing!
Mods we made:
- garage slightly wider and put a roller door on…

7 years7 yearsNightshadeNightshade posted:
Liberty 42 - Help on colour choice!

Hi Lex,
We used modwood http://www.modwood.com.au . There's about 4 colours now. We went with Jarrah as the place we originally got it from for the front deck had it on…

7 years7 yearsNightshadeNightshade posted:
Liberty 42 - Help on colour choice!

Thanks for all the nice comments. We're glad it's done and will be testing it out with a deckwarming party on the w'end.
Last big job for us is the 100m…

7 years7 yearsNightshadeNightshade posted:
Liberty 42 - Help on colour choice!

After another massive weekend we finished the back deck.
My fav evil dinorsaur shot with the new decklights on:

and my plants are starting to grow now that it's a bit warmer..
Before:

After:

7 years7 yearsNightshadeNightshade posted:
Annual Termite inspection

I just got my letter today...can't believe it's 12 months since they put the termimesh in!
While I think the price is a complete rip for what they do it does…

7 years7 yearsNightshadeNightshade posted:
Was "the dream" of building a home what you expected?

For me, been in 6 months but not quite "finished" yet. Back deck should get done this w'end and a nightmare driveway is left to do.
The house ... I really…

7 years7 yearsNightshadeNightshade posted:
Liberty 42 @Stonecutters Ridge

It's really starting to come together....looking good!

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