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

Some photos of recent work.
The outdoor area wall completed. Still some minor flashing work to do (see the intersection of high roof on right and lower roof - a temporary…

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

Well, bit of a mixed up, frustrating month since my last post (where have I heard that before?).
Work continued for a little while with more cladding being completed, albeit a…

2 months2 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Gosh what a slacker I have been. Oh well, here's an update.
As the weather settled down, work was able to pick up a bit although my key helper Steve is…

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

Hi Berek. Yes quite a lot, partly because of the height of the walls on the high side of the house. Excluding the corners, there were about 300…

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

Work continues. Althought he rain has been hampering things a bit. It just never seems to stop. Normally we do get a reasonable amount of rain during…

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

Hope you enjoy your build Berek. Happy to help if I can.
Cheers
powerd

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

Next we got stuck into getting the corners on. Haivng set up the bottom rails dead level all around with
So some more photos of that process. Note that…

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

Things are progressing although a little slower than I would like due to more interruptions. We have been working on putting the Cemintel corners on. Getting them on plumb and…

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

Hi Paul
Great to hear from you. What a great project you are taking on. I have friends in Canberra who did a wonderful extension and reno on an…

7 months7 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Enodab - I know who you are and where you live! :-D
NB - that wan't a promise, more a hopeful target. And it should…

7 months7 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

And the photos........
Sarking on and sliding doors in to the outdoor area. Also the screens on the louvred windows to the main bedroom on the right, but louvres not…

7 months7 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Well, the sarking got finished and the sliding doors/screens went on. It took longer than expected because of the rain that started in December - it has been really…

8 months8 monthspowerdpowerd 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…

8 months8 monthspowerdpowerd 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,…

8 months8 monthspowerdpowerd 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…

1 year1 yearpowerdpowerd 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…

1 year1 yearpowerdpowerd 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…

1 year1 yearpowerdpowerd 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
2 years2 yearspowerdpowerd 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…

2 years2 yearspowerdpowerd 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…

2 years2 yearspowerdpowerd 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…

2 years2 yearspowerdpowerd 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
2 years2 yearspowerdpowerd 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,…

2 years2 yearspowerdpowerd 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…

2 years2 yearspowerdpowerd 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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2 years2 yearspowerdpowerd 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…

2 years2 yearspowerdpowerd 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…

2 years2 yearspowerdpowerd 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…

2 years2 yearspowerdpowerd 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 years2 yearspowerdpowerd 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.…

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