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6 d6 dSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Landscape design - KDR (sekisui house ) Burbank - ST George

Quite a collection of bromeliads there!
Surely you have a plan for them all.
Have you put down any of those ideas on paper yet, or is it somewhat an evolving…

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9 d9 dSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Hey nd.
Regarding that drop edge beam insert on the front entry, you'll definitely be disappointed in the way the bricklayers infill that section.
I ended up rendering mine as it was…

15 d15 dSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Help on backyard - are we making the right choice of house?

Well, in that case it's a matter of personal preference.

15 d15 dSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Help on backyard - are we making the right choice of house?

Where is North? Ideally grass and plants will do best in best sunlight. Pools with solar heating can cope and are often better or of direct sunlight. Opinions differ there…

16 d16 dSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Help on backyard - are we making the right choice of house?

Personally I think your back yard is spacious enough considered your planning on constructing a pool. You still have a decent area adjacent to the pool and an additional side…

20 d20 dSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Lilly pilly hedges growing unevenly

No. Just water usually (enjo), and floor cleaner (Koh) .

20 d20 dSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Lilly pilly hedges growing unevenly

I used 20% vinegar solution and hired a powered wet vac/ power brush from Kennards in Artarmon in Sydney.
It was called the iMop. I was so impressed with the machine.…

20 d20 dSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Sloping Narrow site: Hamptons style build. Cabinetry

It's getting close now mate.
Better start planning the move.

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21 d21 dSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Lilly pilly hedges growing unevenly

I would only prune to maintain the height and width to encourage them to improve the density of branches. There is no hard and fast method here, only as needed…

21 d21 dSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Lilly pilly hedges growing unevenly

I'd definitely put more mulch down and continue to prune regularly.
I wouldn't do anything other than what your already doing, except more mulch. The really respond well under a…

Lilly pilly hedges growing unevenly
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24 d24 dSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie

Looking great K&D.
Which bathroom is this one? ^
I'm glad you put that walk in pantry in your kitchen. I was always shaking my head at that display in Kellyville. I've…

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25 d25 dSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Sloping Narrow site: Hamptons style build. Cabinetry

Awesome finish Chris. Just the right amount of character on the stone. Hows the rest of the fitout looking?

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1 month1 monthSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Yes. For a waffle slab this is normal

1 month1 monthSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Rawson Homes - Balmoral 34 MK1 St George Area NSW

Oh no fee! It's a killer at this stage.

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1 month1 monthSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Landscape design - KDR (sekisui house ) Burbank - ST George

Flower power have most varieties of lily pilly's (300mm) for $17 I think.
Check them out

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1 month1 monthSteveMcSteveMc posted:
KDR Sekisui House - St George

ah!
In my case the requirements were to plumb a garden tap and toilets/ laundry washer point to use the harvested downpipes. Only if the tank is full, overflow would…

1 month1 monthSteveMcSteveMc posted:
KDR Sekisui House - St George

I'm trying to work out your new tank connections. Do you have the hydraulic plan to share? At first glance the latest connection looks strange. Why does the pipe on…

1 month1 monthSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie

Bavshan used lifestyle for his hifi setup. I've seen his living room setup and it's really impressive. Check out his edge thread or pm him for more info

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2 months2 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Landscape design - KDR (sekisui house ) Burbank - ST George

Personally the grass will cope with the top 10cm in underlay so long as you try and spread some conditioner on the surface prior to covering. I used several bags…

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2 months2 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Garden (post project build) Sydney-Parramatta

Yes. Installed myself. I had a landscaper provision the 20mm pvc main lines during the slab prep.
All other kit sourced through bunnings. Advice from friends and research online.
I posted the…

2 months2 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Garden (post project build) Sydney-Parramatta

A couple of things ticked off this weekend.
Irrigation pit, plumbed and pressure tested. Backbone 19mm poly hooked up. Provisioned the control lines and soldered the 12V garden lighting together.
Planting;
Weeping…

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2 months2 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
KDR Sekisui House - St George

Are you having another go tomorrow? Interested to see what state the site is in. I actually used to weed spray every month hahahah.

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2 months2 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Sloping Narrow site: Hamptons style build. Cabinetry

Very nice Chris. That looks solid. Many $$$'s there

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2 months2 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
KDR Sekisui House - St George

Definitely a good idea. You might also suggest to the SS that any road base spread on the site during construction is the builders rubbish and must be excavated. I…

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2 months2 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Rawson Homes - Balmoral 34 MK1 St George Area NSW

Looks great fee. What are you doing for the windows and doors downstairs?

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2 months2 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Newcastle House-landscaping - veggies, general trial + error

Looking great cat!
Omg, that pool and view from the entertaining area is so nice. Some great choices in the garden next to the pool. That will mature nicely in…

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2 months2 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Sloping Narrow site: Hamptons style build. Cabinetry

Very confusing. Why are the deck posts so high. Might be the camera angle, but it looks like the deck level will be above the window sill.

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2 months2 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
EcoStay building project

Haha. Love the plate on the ute's tray! Nice find!

2 months2 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Garden (post project build) Sydney-Parramatta

My troubles were with the certifier. Stupid items that needed to be disputed. Silly money spent on unnecessary approvals and significant costs from sydney water, engineering, and the multiple inspections…

2 months2 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Garden (post project build) Sydney-Parramatta

The grand fence reveal!! So happy with the job. The brick work will get cleaned up in a couple of weeks, but already looks finished.
Just a few more steps to…

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