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Joined 11 March 2011
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4 years4 yearsTamKTamK posted:
Another OB in Perth Foothills...Finishing the inside & Games

Thanks Sammi_O. Its getting there VERY slowly. I checked out your thread- I can't believe how quick your build is!!! I had to have a bit of a…

4 years4 yearsTamKTamK posted:
Perth Hills, Gidgegannup - Our Owner-build Journey

Congratulations! So exciting when something you've only imagined and seen on paper turns into reality. I look forward to following your journey.

4 years4 yearsTamKTamK posted:
Another OB in Perth Foothills...Finishing the inside & Games

In June we accepted a quote for getting retaining walls built at the rear of our house and signed up for a pool. We then had to wait until…

4 years4 yearsTamKTamK posted:
Another OB in Perth Foothills...Finishing the inside & Games

Well its been 7 months since my last update and Im happy to report we've actually had a lot of progress. We can finally see the dim light at…

4 years4 yearsTamKTamK posted:
Another OB in Perth Foothills...Finishing the inside & Games

Hi. I’ve only recently found this forum and I think it will be a fantastic resource for us over the next 2 years, so I’ve decided to document our…

4 years4 yearsTamKTamK posted:
Owner Building a PAAL Camden in the Lower Hunter Valley

Yaaayyy! What a milestone, an (almost) completed kitchen. I love your splashback and cupboard door profiles. We also don't have any overhead cupboards in our kitchen (well…

4 years4 yearsTamKTamK posted:
Waiting and ... waiting and ...

I've had very similar experiences trying to get quotes but we are in a suburban city. I think the quoting process was the most frustrating and time consuming part of…

4 years4 yearsTamKTamK posted:
G3mmill Custom Build in Kalamunda, Perth-Curtain pics

Congratulations on getting your keys! Your house is looking beautiful, I can't wait to see more photos of the kitchen. We've got the same Fujiclear ATU as you. …

4 years4 yearsTamKTamK posted:
Dale Alcock in the Perth Hills...a few more pics...

I hear you about trying to dig holes for plants. Even when you don't hit rock the clay bakes that hard it may as well be rock. I…

5 years5 yearsTamKTamK posted:
Dale Alcock in the Perth Hills...a few more pics...

Hi Tracy, congrats on the roof, looks great!
As you know we live in the Shire of Kalamunda and also did a knock down - re-build (well actually a build then…

5 years5 yearsTamKTamK posted:
Aveling in Mandurah - anyone still out there?

I'm quite drawn to No 3 for some reason too, and I also like No 2.

5 years5 yearsTamKTamK posted:
Another OB in Perth Foothills...Finishing the inside & Games

Here's a close up of the ice snow on our vanity.
We were tossing up whether to leave the stove on legs but then we decided we didn't want stuff…

5 years5 yearsTamKTamK posted:
Another OB in Perth Foothills...Finishing the inside & Games

Hi Tracy, thanks for posting. Yep, it's heaps of hard work, I'm totally over it and would never owner build again!! I've actually been silently following your thread for…

5 years5 yearsTamKTamK posted:
Owner build-Kareen Hills..slowly landscaping continues :)

The outside of your house is looking great. I love the horizontal slat fencing, you've done a great job.
edited to add - I just checked out your blog and…

5 years5 yearsTamKTamK posted:
Owner Building a PAAL Camden in the Lower Hunter Valley

Love your carpet choice, looks really similar to ours. Have you had it laid yet? It looks so soft and luxurious. The shelves look great... except for…

5 years5 yearsTamKTamK posted:
Another OB in Perth Foothills...Finishing the inside & Games

Here are a few more photos of our now painted doors. Not very interesting I know but was a pretty big milestone for me as those suckers have been…

5 years5 yearsTamKTamK posted:
Baldivis build with Dale Alcock Homes - Update

That's great and reassuring to hear. You don't often hear good feed back about pool companies, only people relaying their bad experiences on the web. "Cottesloe Beach Silver"…

5 years5 yearsTamKTamK posted:
Baldivis build with Dale Alcock Homes - Update

Hi MissEm,
I just wanted to warn people that it's not only ABC blinds that have terrible service, but we had an absolutely disgusting experience with Vista blinds. We ordered…

5 years5 yearsTamKTamK posted:
Any one here done the owner builder course?

Hi, When we became owner builders 3 years ago there was no requirement In WA to do an OB course to become an OB. It was really just personal…

5 years5 yearsTamKTamK posted:
Pool Fencing (Perth)

What sort of price per linear m were they talking about, if you don't mind me asking? We are considering glass fencing at the moment.

5 years5 yearsTamKTamK posted:
Another OB in Perth Foothills...Finishing the inside & Games

Ok, got no idea why those photos are so tiny and don't have time to figure it out now. Will try and sort it out once I've got a…

5 years5 yearsTamKTamK posted:
Another OB in Perth Foothills...Finishing the inside & Games

I'm finally proud of myself. I've finished painting 28 doors. Only got the 2 glass passage doors and 4 sliding linen cupboard doors to go. Here's some…

5 years5 yearsTamKTamK posted:
Owner Building Perth Hills - Roof time!

AWESOME bath, and beautiful corner window.

5 years5 yearsTamKTamK posted:
Baldivis build with Dale Alcock Homes - Update

That would be gutting! My DH is so anal about our floor boards and won't let anyone walk on them in shoes just in case there's a little rock…

5 years5 yearsTamKTamK posted:
Internal door handles

We owner built and installed our front door handle before we had bought any of our internal handles. We bought bright chrome because I thought it looked nicer. …

5 years5 yearsTamKTamK posted:
Owner Building a PAAL Camden in the Lower Hunter Valley

Hi Lynny-Jane,
You're such a tease with your photos - one isn't enough, I want to see more!! Congratulations on finally filling your home with furniture. You're so close now.…

5 years5 yearsTamKTamK posted:
Owner Building a PAAL Camden in the Lower Hunter Valley

Hi Lynny-jane,
The floor boards look beautiful, I love the mix of colours in the timber. It's amazing how finishing the floors turns it into a home rather than a…

5 years5 yearsTamKTamK posted:
Baldivis build with Dale Alcock Homes - Update

Hi Miss Em,
I hate to say this but what the apprentice said may technically be right. Generally when they do the drains they do them in a temporary way…

5 years5 yearsTamKTamK posted:
Chooks

Just thought I'd put in a few pics of our chook yard.

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