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1 d1 dpowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

And more.
Finished. It took 3 coats to cover. Top strip needs to be done but I can't reach and not getting up on scaffold (can't even move it…

1 d1 dpowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

So some more pics to keep you up to date.
Kitchen coming along. Waiting on some last bits from Bunnings.

Colour going on the feature wall - needs more coats.... and…

2 d2 dpowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

BT-Hardy - sorry to hear about your Mum's loss. Really tough to lose property, animals etc. But hopefully she is safe. And you are all travelling ok.…

5 d5 dpowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Yes, I know, I know, I shouldn't be working with my crook wrist, but what can I do? Sit around and drink beer and play on the internet? …

6 d6 dpowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Unfortunately, the saga of the kitchen turned out to be very problematic too. Various things not delivered, misinformation, things damaged because of poor tying down on the pallet, incorrect…

7 d7 dpowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

OK, OK, so I am not dead. But I am just a little bit winged. The wrist was reasonably painful and I found that, surprise surprise, by doing too much,…

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1 month1 monthpowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Plastering all complete and sanded now.
Kitchen ready to be painted tomorrow prior to install of cupboards early next week..

Living area looking to front corner.....painting this next week early....

Bed 2 looking…

1 month1 monthpowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Thanks SteveMC. Yes, it will look very good when it is painted. It was suggested by the plasterer who is a friend from the Mens Shed of which…

1 month1 monthpowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Bed 2 looking to wardrobe.....
And now he is hard at work........

Steve doing some last minute laser checks and ensuring everything is dead straight. My laser purchase has been…

1 month1 monthpowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Gyprocking now complete. Here is the finished kitchen which, like the rest of the GF, is awaiting platestering - sorry about the scaff in the way.

And the living area…

1 month1 monthpowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

So with the outside complete, it is time for a biti of a site cleanup. Then to start on the gyprocking.
So as the last job on the outside was…

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1 month1 monthpowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Oh dear, where does the time go?
Meanwhile, the building continues, albeit at a slower pace than I would like.
The Cemintel cladding has been finished except for the sealing of…

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3 months3 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

It looks very good because you have achieved both that textural and colour difference.
There are several design elements that you can make ready to fit the Cemintel at…

3 months3 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Have seen the photos. Looks fantastic - very stylish indeed.
Was your build designed for Cemintel, or was it "made to fit" after the event? Mine was the latter which…

3 months3 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Thanks gillybean, look forward to it and your blog too.
Cemintel hasn't been used much for houses here, but I found the Cemintel people to be helpful and interested…

3 months3 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Thanks for the comments gillybean.
Are your pros experienced with Cemintel? I was hoping we would speed up a bit more once we got a bit more experienced/skilled with it,…

3 months3 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Applying the Cemintel is very slow work, particularly when you want to get it just right.Given I am retired I am happy to spend the time to achieve that, on…

3 months3 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Oh well, best laid plans etc..... Not only have I been having some health issues, distractions, building work, work on my subdivision plans and more, I have been trying to…

3 months3 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Oh dear, another break in play.....
Been really busy and completely stuffed at the end of the day.
I picked up some temporary downpipe from Bunnings and hooked up the downpipes so…

Am I crazy?  OB near Port Macquarie
5 months5 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

And did you notice over to the right, the first tank has arrived. I need to make a pad for it from crusher dust - the ground is quite solid…

5 months5 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

So, I removed the props holding up the large post that support the "al fresco dinging area" roof.
Now my "school gym" roof looks fantastic. Hopefully it won't blow away and…

Am I crazy?  OB near Port Macquarie
5 months5 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Oops the photo didn't load.....
And I can even look like a tradie who knows what he is doing.....

This was finishing off the wind beam wall that both protects the Bed…

5 months5 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

So now the roof is on, the big scaffold can be removed and the impressive size and height of the roof is revealed. Wow!

Still some bracing to remove, hopefully…

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6 months6 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

So more great progress. Fascias and gutters going on, rough out of plumbing and electrical for the granny flat is now complete. The plumber will come back tomorrow morning to…

6 months6 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

And more........


The last photo was taken from the garden of a neighbour behind looking down over the house.
In all, nearly 2 days to get the roof on both the house…

6 months6 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

As I promised here are more pics of the roof going on.

The last one is the placement of the beam on top of the leaning hardwood posts which support the…

6 months6 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

There's more to come, but you will have to wait until the weekend....... :)
I need some sleep - it has been a huge week.

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6 months6 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

So we now have the Versiclad panels on the ground, securely wrapped.
Next step is to book the crane, organise the team and get ready to put it all up on…

6 months6 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

The week after Easter was a rest period and I had visitors to the Metal Mansion. The team who would help with the roof were also taking a break.
In…

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