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Sparkyf

Highton VIC
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2 months2 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

Finally got the planning permit, now waiting for a building permit (they said 2-3 weeks).
Not sure what (if anything) will be done prior to Christmas shutdown period in January.…

2 months2 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

Hope our view is a bit better than this low level one!

Building a Doulton in Geelong
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2 months2 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

@sparkyf looks great!
You've done well to get the approvals through, with big retaining walls and what looks to be about 1.2m fall across the building envelope. Great effort and good…

2 months2 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

Finally got planning permit and approved plans. All the fuss for that green stamp! Paid deposit. Now we are in business, off and running, probably just in time for the…

Building a Doulton in Geelong
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2 months2 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Face masks

My wife makes masks, and she colour co-ordinates with her clothes for work!
If we have to wear masks (still, even with no Covid cases for 2 weeks here), then they…

2 months2 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Face masks

What about these then? Genuine Italian fabric!

3 months3 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
KDR Customised Brighton Homes Jamieson

We might do something like that also, as we have a 1.7M retaining wall along the back at the easement!

3 months3 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

Moving forward slowly it seems!
Finance approved, valuation done.
Planning said we don't have to advertise, but they haven't approved it yet, waiting still.
That was the response after I rang them…

3 months3 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

On which price do they base it on? We added a lot of non-structural changes and additions, widened the garage, and added a balcony.

3 months3 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

Now we are at the waiting stage. Contract signed, submitted to bank. Planning permit submitted to council.
Hopefully everything will be approved.

4 months4 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Will metricon do this?

We liked the Riviera design (particularly the facade), but we live in Vic, the display house is in Queensland, and the openness (lots of voids) of the design suits Queensland…

4 months4 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Face masks

There are people making masks and selling them on Facebook too. Here is one:

Face masks
4 months4 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Noise cancelling curtains?

Back in the '70's when I was working in the Board of Works, we were testing some sound deadening material, it was like a thick blanket and contained lead. We…

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I dare not show my wife this pic, she might get ideas! :)

4 months4 months
View: KDR Metricon Liberty - Hampshire 45 QLD
4 months4 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building with Hall & Hart Homes

They don't put them in bathrooms now as most en-suites (particularly master bedroom) are open to the room, so that any heating being used is basically being "leaked" into the…

4 months4 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Thomas Archer Hive 46 (customised) Build 2020-21

It's going to look very impressive!

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4 months4 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Gj Gardner Wentworth

That's not a manor, that's a mansion! It's going to look great when finished!

4 months4 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
neighbour's camera or motion sensor?

Although they are usually mounted high up and around the front (or front side) of the house, so it is visible and audible from the street (and also a deterrent…

4 months4 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

Don't all our lights come from China anyway?

4 months4 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Constructing a house on a block with 4m fall

We are getting a volume builder (regional Victoria) to build on our block, which is about 36M long and slopes about 3M from front corner to back diagonally. Originally they…

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4 months4 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Fence Screening Ideas

Maybe some of these from Bunnings:
There is quite a range of plant syle and colours, and sizes to cover the whole fence, or just to cover above. They look fairly…

4 months4 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
How many stairs without balustrade? Requirement for OC

My dad had a two-speed hand drill! Most wouldn't have even seen anything like that I guess. It had a circular wheel with an inner and outer row of teeth,…

5 months5 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

We found some nice pendants on this site:
There is quite a variety to choose from, and lengths up to 4M! It's up to you guys if you like anything there,…

5 months5 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Floor Plan Suggestions

In the second, they normally cut and fill across the block (move the dirt from the high side cut to fill the lower point) to make it level for construction.…

5 months5 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Floor Plan Suggestions

It seems you didn't get a response?
To answer your first question, draw a right angle set of lines, measure up 4.9cm (to represent the 4.9M height that is 1.7M…

Floor Plan Suggestions
5 months5 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Metricon Merricks 42 Clarion - Melbourne

Sounds like using Darbecca is going to worth it for a better result!

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5 months5 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension

We have our draft contract and preliminary plans. After compiling the list of errors and a few final additions, we are waiting for draft version 2 this week. And still…

5 months5 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

I've had these for a few weeks already (along with a draft contract), it took ages to go through and check all the details, compare with draft contract, make a…

Building a Doulton in Geelong
5 months5 monthsSparkyfSparkyf posted:
Building a Doulton in Geelong

Yes. Above the Outdoor Room on a Doulton 50. This is the overlooking views:

Building a Doulton in Geelong

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