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blacktea2sugars LG GS-668PL https://www.lg.com/nz/fridges/lg-GS-L668PL

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View: 100% Pure New Zealand. A Kiwi build journey
powersquad wrote:

LG GS-668PL

12 h12 h
View: 100% Pure New Zealand. A Kiwi build journey
12 h12 hpowersquadpowersquad posted:
Thomas Archer Bayside Build

House design looks really great and the build progress is looking good as well. In regards to the in wall cistern, is there a serviceable entry point in case plumber…

11 d11 dpowersquadpowersquad posted:
100% Pure New Zealand. A Kiwi build journey

alexp79 I agree. I had to make a special request to our kitchen joiner to not install side panels, benchtop, toe kicks, fridge…

11 d11 dpowersquadpowersquad posted:
100% Pure New Zealand. A Kiwi build journey

Hi alexp79 . We got the kitchen joinery, wardrobes and laundry custom made through a local joiner. It took him couple of days…

11 d11 dpowersquadpowersquad posted:
100% Pure New Zealand. A Kiwi build journey

It is now full steam ahead at the house. Tilers have started and almost finished waterproofing the 2 bathrooms. Tiles have arrived. They are heavy and big 1200 x 600…

17 d17 dpowersquadpowersquad posted:
100% Pure New Zealand. A Kiwi build journey

Hello everyone again. An update after 3 months. Coronavirus lockdown here in New Zealand was a lot stricter for both consumers and businesses compared to Australia so building site had…

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4 months4 monthspowersquadpowersquad posted:
100% Pure New Zealand. A Kiwi build journey

Apologies for not updating the build thread for so long. I have been very busy with work and looking after the house build and sort some issues. The scaffolding has…

6 months6 monthspowersquadpowersquad posted:
100% Pure New Zealand. A Kiwi build journey

We just received photos of our stone bathtub and stone basins just recently finished their production from the supplier. The bathtub will be a challenge to carry and move into…

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6 months6 monthspowersquadpowersquad posted:
100% Pure New Zealand. A Kiwi build journey

Happy with the progress. Everything on target so far. We are not too worried if we did miss our move in date on Feb 2020 last week by a week…

7 months7 monthspowersquadpowersquad posted:
100% Pure New Zealand. A Kiwi build journey

Bricklayer has started his work. We went with a rumble face out look which shows rough edges. We are going with white paint on the brick so it will…

7 months7 monthspowersquadpowersquad posted:
100% Pure New Zealand. A Kiwi build journey

Slow progress in the last couple of weeks. The builders mainly just fixed any framing issues they found and fully completed the roof installation and prepared for external cladding. The…

8 months8 monthspowersquadpowersquad posted:
Our KDR Project - Canberra

Beautiful house!

8 months8 monthspowersquadpowersquad posted:
100% Pure New Zealand. A Kiwi build journey

Woohoo! Roof is up. Well at least 90% of it. We went it’s a colour called grey gull and it’s 0.55mm thick. The ribs are spaced apart at good length…

8 months8 monthspowersquadpowersquad posted:
100% Pure New Zealand. A Kiwi build journey

Very slow progress this week. Weather has been bad. Lots of rain. Roof was due to be installed couple of days ago but rain hampered the efforts. Hopefully Thursday and…

8 months8 monthspowersquadpowersquad posted:
100% Pure New Zealand. A Kiwi build journey

These are the appliances we have purchased. We bought the fridge, washer, dryer and microwave last year and it’s been sitting in the garage packed since then. The rest of…

8 months8 monthspowersquadpowersquad posted:
100% Pure New Zealand. A Kiwi build journey

Our move in date given by the builder is end of Feb 2020. We reckon first week of March. From 20th December to 14th January, most trades will go on…

8 months8 monthspowersquadpowersquad posted:
100% Pure New Zealand. A Kiwi build journey

Roof trusses for one side of the house have gone up. Scaffolding and safety nets have been setup as well. Have dates booked with plumber and electrician after 3 weeks…

8 months8 monthspowersquadpowersquad posted:
100% Pure New Zealand. A Kiwi build journey

Framing was delivered today and most of it has been put up today as well. Made us very happy as we were able now have a picture in our mind…

8 months8 monthspowersquadpowersquad posted:
Simonds Palisade in Adelaide

Your house entry from the outside and high stud height in the kitchen looks great. In regards to the capped water point missing in the refrigerator space, is it missing…

8 months8 monthspowersquadpowersquad posted:
100% Pure New Zealand. A Kiwi build journey

The boxing around the concrete slab has been taken off either yesterday or early morning today and they have dropped steel around the perimeter of where the covered alfresco will…

8 months8 monthspowersquadpowersquad posted:
100% Pure New Zealand. A Kiwi build journey

We got slabbed today! The builder forgot to add a rebate for the kitchen sliding door which I did remind them about a day earlier when I visited the site.…

8 months8 monthspowersquadpowersquad posted:
100% Pure New Zealand. A Kiwi build journey

Ribraft/waffleslab flooring has been installed along with the steel mesh. Council inspection tomorrow and if that passes then concrete pour on Friday! Our council inspection for the initial plumbing pipe…

8 months8 monthspowersquadpowersquad posted:
100% Pure New Zealand. A Kiwi build journey

Waffleslab is prob the correct word but here in NZ, there is one company (Firth) that introduced and made the product famous after the Christchurch earthquake under the name ribraft…

8 months8 monthspowersquadpowersquad posted:
100% Pure New Zealand. A Kiwi build journey

Plumbing started today. Looks like pipes already laid for both bathrooms, guest toilet and laundry. The 2 trailer loads of ribraft flooring panels arrived while I was at the site…

8 months8 monthspowersquadpowersquad posted:
External Motor Rangehoods? Marketing or Fact

Incorrect installation of rangehood is no fault of external motor though is it? In majority of the cases the cooking is done in evening so your external motor will be…

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8 months8 monthspowersquadpowersquad posted:
100% Pure New Zealand. A Kiwi build journey

Box for the steel mesh, ribraft floor and concrete pour all completed today. From Monday begins the plumbing.

9 months9 monthspowersquadpowersquad posted:
Building a smart home, advise wanted

Hi BECAM. I always recommend installation of smart relays/controllers behind your choice of traditional wall switches and power sockets. The beauty about this setup is that you get to still…

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