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8 months8 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Looking absolutely stunning in the landscape. Well done mate.
Sometimes all it takes is paint to bring things to life.
We all know the journey is far longer.

1 year1 yearSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Who can build house like this?

Where is this model house?
If you can, knock on the door and ask them nicely about who built it etc. you’d be surprised who will help when your being friendly…

1 year1 yearSteveMcSteveMc posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

Like Hispeed. Also, keen to know how the exposed plumbing and reinforcing was fixed in the slab. In my case, i was like a hawk every day during the slab,…

2 years2 yearsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Rawson - new build questions

Tender stage will confirm site costs and for the most part all things related to the structure and exterior finishes.
Interior selections have no impact to the tender process as…

2 years2 yearsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Lawn help

That Looks like a buffalo runner.

2 years2 yearsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

My suggestion, get rawson to fix it but rendering it. No matter how they finish it, it looks bad.

2 years2 yearsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

Is it safe to have the form exposed from the slab like that?

The foam on the face of the slab is to be bricked. They simply burn or smash the…

2 years2 yearsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Need help identifying this tree

Closer pic of foliage pls.

2 years2 yearsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Sir Walter Buffalo

Just the wrong season to expect growth of buffalo turf.
Sir Walter is pretty tough, but it is a warm season grass like all buffalo.
You will always see dieback…

2 years2 yearsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
KDR - Rawson Balmoral (Modified) Sydney NSW

Good luck with the build. Looking forward to seeing it go up!

2 years2 yearsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Suggestion what to do with this space on the right of the lo

Plant out the front right zone to create some privacy and then think about an outdoor entertaining space with the likes ; pizza oven , firepit, bbq, outdoor table &…

2 years2 yearsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
What do you wish you knew before you built?

Not one or crowds of people will give you 100% hindsight. In my case, time, budgeted for 9 month's rent and waited for 16 months for the build. Weather, trades,…

2 years2 yearsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
100% Pure New Zealand. A Kiwi build journey

My first Sonos was a play5. They are the best single speaker in the family. Even better as a stereo pair. I’ve got just about everything they sell, so I’m…

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2 years2 yearsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Has anybody built with Monster Homes?

Remove coral from your list. Ive never heard anything good about them on this forum.
Stick with the older crowd like Metricon, clarendon, etc that have been doing business for…

2 years2 yearsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
What can I do with my front and side garden in my home

I would suggest Lilly Pilly. Looks like you need some privacy for that corner block.
Cascade or resilience australe species.
Both will establish some decent height and density in 2 years.…

2 years2 yearsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Rawson Balmoral 38 MK1 - Newcastle NSW

That's new. On my build it was just 3 core unterminated with a pilot hole in the ceiling.

2 years2 yearsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Plants and hail damage

Just prune the damaged stalks down to main stalk leaving about 1-2cms space from the 'trunk'. Use a sharp flat blade kitchen knife if the tuber is thick, just to…

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2 years2 yearsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Building an outdoor room

Further to those above.
Consider a few vents in the roof space and also use light colours on the external facade, roof sheeting.

3 years3 yearsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Congratulations. No more shed camping.
Enjoy the luxury pad.

3 years3 yearsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Looking close to finish now. Good luck with IOC, I’m sure you’ll be in by the weekend.

3 years3 yearsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Buffalo Weed

Winter grass. Hand weed to remove seed stock and next winter use pre emergents to break the cycle. Nothing you can do right now but minimise next years crop

3 years3 yearsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Fertiliser question

In my opinion, they are two different nutrients. Get into it and spread the seamungus.

3 years3 yearsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Lilly Pilly Hard Cut back

If you chop it back now, it will take a couple of weeks to fluff up again. Perfect time is now until the end of October.
Take it back harder…

3 years3 yearsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

The casing on the top of the wall sheets looks brilliant.
I hate it when I see these small but great ideas after my own build... Still a nice option over…

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3 years3 yearsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
100% Pure New Zealand. A Kiwi build journey

The build is flying along! Great progress that most would be pleased with.
Once the roof is on, the rest of the build will be less than 2 months by…

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3 years3 yearsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Rawson homes

The lux package is good value. Skip the solar packages. Electrical can be reasonable with moderate add-ons to ground floor as these can be tricky due to flooring above.
I'd keep…

3 years3 yearsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Rawson homes

It’s inevitable to want things like 150 downlights, add gas point for bbq, add water point for fridge, floor to ceiling tiling, nicer fittings and fancier kitchens.... But everyone's different.…

3 years3 yearsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Where to put paving drainage

Sloping or grading fall toward the house is a very very bad idea. Any material, should always fall away from the house.
Put a strip drain against the garden side (a…

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3 years3 yearsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
100% Pure New Zealand. A Kiwi build journey

Never heard of rib raft. We call it waffle slab here in Australia.
That explains the height of the formwork.
Are you going to watch the slab pour? That was one…

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