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4 d4 dSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Custom Coral Homes Bronte..BBQ & alfresco shutters in

Can't wait to see the final result JM.

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1 month1 monthSteveMcSteveMc posted:
side path ideas

A better alternative to pebbles is crushed granite. Easier to rake or broom after it's been compacted. That's the closest thing to gravel/pebbles which I wholeheartedly agree are impractical.
Pavers…

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1 month1 monthSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Backyard Landscaping - DIY

Hi there.
You need to create your own thread and post this question elsewhere. It's rather rude to hijack a thread like gary's. If you wish to ask him a question…

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2 months2 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Confused about Turf Underlay vs. Top Dressing

It's described as top dressing? Standard turf underlay is fine.
Your better off with a sand/loan mix as organic mixes will compress and collapse leaving your levels lower than expected.
Your…

2 months2 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Sleeper retaining wall cover with HardieFlex or HardieTex

I can't understand why you would cover a timber sleeper retaining wall with cement sheet. If you've ever seen these walls after 12 months you would notice significant movement (twisting…

3 months3 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
please recommend some plants for my new garden

Can I suggest you post some pictures of the yard?
It's also a good idea to seek inspiration from other gardens in your area. Plants, trees and shrubs that do well…

3 months3 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Pictures of my garden (Updated)

How do you keep the weeds, leaves and other mess out of your gravel/river stone path? Weed mat/plastic?

5 months5 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
EcoStay building project

Can you please post a pic of the brick making process? I'd love to see where and how you press and cut your fresh bricks.
Mixer, mold, press, etc.
Also…

5 months5 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Before After cheap garden

Bahaha. Great job cleaning up.
That's all you probably needed to do!

7 months7 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
OB in SA - Decking

Looks great twl.
Ecodeck / modwood is a really great product but yes, gets very hot like asphalt in the summer sun.
Excellent job!

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7 months7 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

Yep. All new houses built in the last 8 years or so, along with at least one garden tap and all toilet cisterns.

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7 months7 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
did I kill my bottlebrushes?

Yep. Definitely dead.

7 months7 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Invasive grass weed in Palmetto

Ahhh. Yep. That's couch. I've got it too, but in my case I don't mind as it's on my nature strip and it's not smothering the buffalo. Lovely and soft…

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7 months7 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Invasive grass weed in Palmetto

I believe that's Kikuyu. If the runners are quite pale and underground that's going to be confirmed.
Um not much you can do other than chase the outbreaks and pull…

7 months7 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
When to prune an English Box Hedge

Definitely prune often. You need to keep in mind that as the hedge matures, the trunk and branches get woody and lack any decent leaf growth. Another reason to prune…

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7 months7 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Pruning lilly pillies

Only issue is; "Syzygium paniculatum can be susceptible to psyllids, the insects that can cause leaf pimpling.."
->https://www.gardeningwithangus.com.au/syzygium-paniculatum-lilly-pilly/
I still highly recommend resilience.

8 months8 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Pruning lilly pillies

Highly recommend the Syzygium Resilience - lilly pilly.
I have both this and the Aussie Southern variety and I have to say the resilience colour is the best of the two,…

8 months8 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Plant ideas

if you have a dog, don't plant brunfelsia as their seed pods are poisonous.
Does it get full sun, IE. Was the pic taken in the morning?
My tips are;
Casade Lilly…

8 months8 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Block wall cost

Guys. The rules regarding engineering also apply at any height wall (yes, even 30cm) within 1 metre of a boundary.

9 months9 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Custom small lot - Brisbane. Finished pics on page 18...

Bring on the new plan mate! Your arcitect is brilliant. Looking forward to those new ideas!

9 months9 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
KDR with Rawson Homes - The Edge 39 - HANDOVER 26/9/16

Sourced from tile gallery Concord
Oakwood collection - Ash
Spanish brand "living colour"
https://www.sydneytilegallery.com.au/co ... 7254861443

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9 months9 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
KDR with Rawson Homes - The Edge 39 - HANDOVER 26/9/16

After two years of occupancy we finally have our lighting sorted on the ground floor.
-Vossloh downlights with gimble deep fittings.
-panorama pendant from beacon over the dining table

Also some simple…

9 months9 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Bristol (44sq) - Porter Davis Melbourne - New Build

Congrats ! Always a bitter sweet time when it comes to the end. No one ever said building a home was easy or fun.
You made it though. Enjoy

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9 months9 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Concrete Pavers - Sealing

I used this stuff which isn't cheap but was highly recommended to me by a landscaper who uses alot of natural stone.
but I have to say it works a treat…

Concrete Pavers - Sealing
9 months9 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Buffalo lawn with other grass coming through.

Personally I'd hand weed through winter. Herbicide treatment is possible with Buffalo but there isn't much of a big deal to pull out the offending weeds

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9 months9 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie

Looking great K&D!
So good seeing it all come together.
Congratulations.

9 months9 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Landscaping and highly reactive clay - prevent ground movt

Having had a similar build on piers/posts/bearers I share your concerns. Avoid any possible water movement to your piers/posts and your all good. In my case I had piers in…

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10 months10 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Sloping Narrow site: Hamptons style build. Cabinetry

Bathroom looks awesome. Great when those final touches get done..
What's the plan with the ramp between the retaining walls? Grass or concrete?

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10 months10 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Sloping Narrow site: Hamptons style build. Cabinetry

Long time between updates Chris.
What's been happening?

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