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17 h17 hpowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Hi aussieta
As far as I am aware, there is no limit on your owner builder permit in NSW. We tend to take our time, us owner builder! There…

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

I just discovered that it is two years since I started standing up the frames for the flat and then the house. Where has the time gone?
Sarking almost finished,…

3 d3 dpowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Have been going a bit crazy here with a few challenges so building stopped since about February. As readers will know, I broke my wrist (though didn't know it at…

8 months8 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Well, lockdown proceeds and so does the Great mansion-building Project! If in a different form than usual. Under lockdown, life has been a little more challenging. I…

8 months8 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Well, things move on don't they. Coronavirus panic is hitting the world, toilet paper is rarer and more sought after than pink diamonds and supermarkets are making very good…

9 months9 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Yet another gap! Oh well, I try. I did write a nice long post, with several photos a couple of weeks back, but but just as I was…

Am I crazy?  OB near Port Macquarie
11 months11 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

I don't know. Mine is not an account based one, I pay for each item as i go. But I deal through Bunnings Trade so get trade prices rather than…

1 year1 yearpowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

So have moved in. How wonderful it is to have a full working kitchen, actual doors and rooms, carpet and timber of the floor and proper lighting (although the…

1 year1 yearpowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Yeeha!! At last!
Interim Occupancy Certificate Inspection passed yesterday, so today I am moving into the Granny Flat. Bathroom all sorted with shower door now on, floor cleaned, vanity…

1 year1 yearpowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Thanks SteveMc - Shower screen door on this am. Plumbers working on certification of gas and installing dishwasher, cooktop and bathroom sink right now.
Looking good now. Architrave on Bed…

Am I crazy?  OB near Port Macquarie
1 year1 yearpowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

The bathroom is virtually finished too. Just waiting on the glass shower door that will be fitted tomorrow morning. Plus a bit of a scrub to clean everything,…

1 year1 yearpowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Progress is pretty good this week in the runup to the (interim) finish line - getting interim occupancy certificate for the Granny Flat and moving into it.
The granite has…

1 year1 yearpowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Thanks - but what would Just a Carpenter know?(private joke!).
Still a bit to go and some interruption to proceedings from the bushfires which have been taking some of my time…

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1 year1 yearpowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

You can see in the pictures above of the Bedroom that the colour of the paint does not match the edging (and the earlier photos of the lounge/kitchen area) already…

1 year1 yearpowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Been a bit of a challenging week.
Firstly the bushfires. For those in living in the face of them, my thoughts go out to you. This level of fires, and…

1 year1 yearpowerdpowerd 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 year1 yearpowerdpowerd 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…

1 year1 yearpowerdpowerd 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.…

1 year1 yearpowerdpowerd 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? …

1 year1 yearpowerdpowerd 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…

1 year1 yearpowerdpowerd 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 year1 yearpowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

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1 year1 yearpowerdpowerd 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 year1 yearpowerdpowerd 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 year1 yearpowerdpowerd 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 year1 yearpowerdpowerd 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 year1 yearpowerdpowerd 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 year1 yearpowerdpowerd 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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1 year1 yearpowerdpowerd 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…

1 year1 yearpowerdpowerd 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…

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