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14 years14 yearsshooeyshooey posted:
TP v's Merb decking

Thanks!
We have about 3 months before we need to make big decisions (once the house is finished) so I will keep all this in mind
Thanks for that link too UA,…

14 years14 yearsshooeyshooey posted:
TP v's Merb decking

The only thing that worries me about merbau is I dont know if I want the wood to be that dark, I like a lighter colour wood
Any thoughts?
What are the…

14 years14 yearsshooeyshooey posted:
TP v's Merb decking

Thanks Luke
I have seen a fence which was render and decking and it rained constantly in the weeks after they put it up, wasnt a good look!

14 years14 yearsshooeyshooey posted:
Stone effect water tank

Oh clever cookie, I couldnt find it!
Yeah thats it, thanks :)
I'm wondering if they arent a good design as no where seems to sell them

14 years14 yearsshooeyshooey posted:
TP v's Merb decking

Was wanting to know some pros and cons of treated pine decking v's merbau?
Obviously cost and colour come into it but what are the other major ones?
Talking for decking area…

14 years14 yearsshooeyshooey posted:
Stone effect water tank

Have been trying to find a plastic water tank that has the shape of sandstone blocks. They come in a few colours and are quite big, rectangle tanks but still…

14 years14 yearsshooeyshooey posted:
Heaps of progress!!

hahaha I'm such a dork, then I thought maybe you meant the bricks took 4 days! :lol:
Ours is at week 7 and we only have frame,…

14 years14 yearsshooeyshooey posted:
Heaps of progress!!

4 days
Jeepers, I'm jealous!!!

14 years14 yearsshooeyshooey posted:
Garage setback problem

Gosh I'm glad our covenant doesnt have that, our garage is 3m in front of our front door, and 1.7m in front of the front verandah!
Oh and I would go…

14 years14 yearsshooeyshooey posted:
Heaps of progress!!

Looks fantastic! How long has it taken to get to this stage?

14 years14 yearsshooeyshooey posted:
Our building and how the time flies

I was looking at my own Blog today and realised I hadnt updated it since the slab was poured! And I also hadnt been on here!
Time has gone so fast,…

15 years15 yearsshooeyshooey posted:
Fake grass

Holy Moley
That was the company I was going to ring
Ermmm maybe not, for $9,700 forour backyard
Grey water here we come!

15 years15 yearsshooeyshooey posted:
Horizontal Hardwood Slat Fence

I haven't seen that done before, it looks fantastic
I also love the one up the top with the white ones, and the planter box thingy (yep I'm up with the…

15 years15 yearsshooeyshooey posted:
Horizontal Hardwood Slat Fence

Michelle, in that one with screens that have the horizontal slats, and the ends are coloured, (bottom right pic of the spall space landscaping)
Are the ends just posts that have…

15 years15 yearsshooeyshooey posted:
Bathroom Windows - Frosting/Tinting

We have stuck with clear glass in the new house too, our windows aren't that big, and I like having a bit more light in the bathroom when we aren't…

15 years15 yearsshooeyshooey posted:
Fake grass

Oh that sounds like a good idea, I will look into that one

15 years15 yearsshooeyshooey posted:
Fake grass

Ah cool, so we'd be looking at about $5000
Hmmm, was that the whole thing, installed, base and everything? Or was it just the grass?
The display house that uses it is…

15 years15 yearsshooeyshooey posted:
Fake grass

Thanks guys
Amber, do you remember what the costs were?
Neil D, might be hard to get original grass, the area is pretty bronw everywhere, and our block is old farm land,
bazzery,…

15 years15 yearsshooeyshooey posted:
Fake grass

Has anyone used synthetic grass in their yards? We are thinking about using it in our backyard, as with water restrictions we feel there is no real point to trying…

15 years15 yearsshooeyshooey posted:
Minimum setbacks

I'll have my fingers crossed for you
Let us know what they say

15 years15 yearsshooeyshooey posted:
Colorbond cost vs Roof Tiles?

Friends of ours are having colourbond and they are paying more for it, so whilst I dont know if it "should" be more, I know that they have been charged…

15 years15 yearsshooeyshooey posted:
Sisal carpet with pets?!

Thanks Ash
The rest of the new house is tiled, we currently have laminated floorboards and thought they havn't been damaged by the dogs zoomies we decided to go something different…

15 years15 yearsshooeyshooey posted:
Home Building Blogs

Ok, bit embarrased cos mine has so much in it already and we haven't even got to contracts yet! lol
Here is my blog
http://buildingourbluebird.blogspot.com/
For the Burbank Bluebird…

15 years15 yearsshooeyshooey posted:
Sisal carpet with pets?!

Thanks :) Thats what his concern was, the thread being pulled out
We got the sisal as it was the harder wearing and longer warranty of the…

15 years15 yearsshooeyshooey posted:
Sisal carpet with pets?!

We have just chosen everything for our new house that is being built, and whilst showing a family member they commented on the fact that we had chosen sisal carpet,…

15 years15 yearsshooeyshooey posted:
Minimum setbacks

Yeah it is! lol
Oh and I also wanted to say thankyou so much to all who gave advice and helped me relax abit over easter, OH was away for the…

15 years15 yearsshooeyshooey posted:
Minimum setbacks

Welllll,
I emailed the builder to let them know we wanted the 5m setback and then I rang the council to ask what the procedure was, and told him the measurements…

15 years15 yearsshooeyshooey posted:
Minimum setbacks

What is dispensation paperwork? Sorry it's all new to me!

15 years15 yearsshooeyshooey posted:
Minimum setbacks

Well I spoke to the neighbour and hers is defintely 5m and she thinks that the other peoples fromt porch is 5m as well and that our builders have taken…

15 years15 yearsshooeyshooey posted:
Minimum setbacks

Ausdesign,
I was going with #1, of course I will check with our council first

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