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2 months2 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…

2 months2 monthspowerdpowerd 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…

3 months3 monthspowerdpowerd 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…

3 months3 monthspowerdpowerd 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
3 months3 monthspowerdpowerd 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,…

3 months3 monthspowerdpowerd 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…

3 months3 monthspowerdpowerd 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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3 months3 monthspowerdpowerd 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…

3 months3 monthspowerdpowerd 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…

3 months3 monthspowerdpowerd 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…

3 months3 monthspowerdpowerd 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…

3 months3 monthspowerdpowerd 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.…

3 months3 monthspowerdpowerd 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? …

3 months3 monthspowerdpowerd 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…

3 months3 monthspowerdpowerd 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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4 months4 monthspowerdpowerd posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

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4 months4 monthspowerdpowerd 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…

4 months4 monthspowerdpowerd 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…

4 months4 monthspowerdpowerd 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…

4 months4 monthspowerdpowerd 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…

5 months5 monthspowerdpowerd 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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5 months5 monthspowerdpowerd 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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6 months6 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…

6 months6 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…

6 months6 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…

6 months6 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,…

6 months6 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…

6 months6 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…

7 months7 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
8 months8 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…

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