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trepidman

Bacchus Marsh
Joined 23 June 2009
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8 years8 yearstrepidmantrepidman posted:
Trepidman's Pseudo Eco(photo's to lock-up)

LOCK-UP STAGE
All brickwork done. Plastering done. No access to inside apart from one photo through an open window. It is an awning window though so I couldn't get in. I…

8 years8 yearstrepidmantrepidman posted:
Trepidman's Pseudo Eco(photo's to lock-up)

Lots of work got done the next weekend. The brickwork was almost complete, insulation batts installed and the central heating unit went in along with the ventilation tubes
master bedroom window
front…

8 years8 yearstrepidmantrepidman posted:
Trepidman's Pseudo Eco(photo's to lock-up)

I had been told a house looks bigger with walls but it is a strange sensation when you see it for yourself. I visited a week before they were due…

8 years8 yearstrepidmantrepidman posted:
Low E or passive solar

Good point Dymonite. If the windows are in shade it only stops 77% of what's left, likewise for internal heat losses and cellular blinds. Thanks.

8 years8 yearstrepidmantrepidman posted:
Neighbours wall on the building line

You might run into a problem with underpinning your neighbours build. This only occurs if your house is very close to your neighbours. The person with the slab down last…

8 years8 yearstrepidmantrepidman posted:
Low E or passive solar

Is it better to have bare north facing windows in winter and let in the light and heat or to have low-E film installed and try to keep the heat…

8 years8 yearstrepidmantrepidman posted:
sheer blinds that let the breeze through

They look perfect. If you put them to the sides of the frame(for a blind inside the frame) you'd barely notice they were there. Thanks, I was considering curtains but…

8 years8 yearstrepidmantrepidman posted:
Building first home with Burbank

I'm up to the fixout stage of my build. The contract stuff took me ages too(got in before Sept 31st) However, the build has been quick. So quick it has…

8 years8 yearstrepidmantrepidman posted:
sheer blinds that let the breeze through

I visited a few stores and even they don't know of a blind that won't bang against the frame in the wind. Thanks for taking a look and having a…

8 years8 yearstrepidmantrepidman posted:
Trepidman's Pseudo Eco(photo's to lock-up)

I added foil insulation to the contract. Have re-read my post I can see what it sounds like. Sorry about the misunderstanding. Burbank don't allow changes once they've ordered the…

8 years8 yearstrepidmantrepidman posted:
Trepidman's Pseudo Eco(photo's to lock-up)

The roof is up this visit and that's it for construction in 2009. I managed to visit the site myself this time, just after boxing day. I'll start with the…

8 years8 yearstrepidmantrepidman posted:
Trepidman's Pseudo Eco(photo's to lock-up)

First off I should mention I was told I would have little contact with the builder. However he has contacted me a few times to run through the process. He's…

8 years8 yearstrepidmantrepidman posted:
How has building a home changed you?

Lets face it building a house is an ordeal, more of an ordeal for some than others. I doubt anyone comes through it the same as when they started. Even…

8 years8 yearstrepidmantrepidman posted:
sheer blinds that let the breeze through

I can't seem to find the information on the web. Is there a sheer blind that allows you to see out clearly, obscures vision in and lets the breeze flow…

8 years8 yearstrepidmantrepidman posted:
Jodes House - Aussie Liviing (WA) Garage Door FINALLY on :)

Oh yeah, double brick. I keep forgetting.
I haven't been missing. I've been reading your thread. It's taken me a month and a half :roll:

8 years8 yearstrepidmantrepidman posted:
Jodes House - Aussie Liviing (WA) Garage Door FINALLY on :)

Hi Jodes. Clearly I've been missing for awhile, congratulations on becoming a moderator. And you too annie.s . I've never heard of internal render, must be a H1 moderator thing…

8 years8 yearstrepidmantrepidman posted:
Trepidman's Pseudo Eco(photo's to lock-up)

A lurker with good taste in movies. Nice to meet you.
I have some catching up to do with this thread so expect alot of photos tomorrow and perhaps after…

8 years8 yearstrepidmantrepidman posted:
Building Camellia 2900 with Burbank Homes

Hi naf82. I'm also building with Burbank, Generation 2200 like ibfragalot. Pinkdiamond isn't wrong about short time frames. They started my build on the 15th of December did the site…

8 years8 yearstrepidmantrepidman posted:
if you though your builder was slack....

Outside the suburbs it is also common in Victoria for the builder to do the crossover if none exist(and not an estate). Doesn't change the fact that they are doing…

8 years8 yearstrepidmantrepidman posted:
if you though your builder was slack....

I think you're in error here. The crossover is on crown land. Repositioning or redesigning a crossover is between the owner of the adjoining property and the council(and/or developer). If…

8 years8 yearstrepidmantrepidman posted:
Chateau Lisa

So your planting a veggie garden to help with the unpacking. I think I see the logic. Get home and think to yourself Oh god I have to do the…

8 years8 yearstrepidmantrepidman posted:
Trepidman's Pseudo Eco(photo's to lock-up)

If you take into account my after handover stuff(SolaMate, ceiling fans, driveway, cellular blinds) I think we're about on par. Difference is the bank will only lend me $165,000 toward…

8 years8 yearstrepidmantrepidman posted:
Trepidman's Pseudo Eco(photo's to lock-up)

Got some great news today. I haven't seen the site for awhile. The neighbour has done me a favour. I was going to need a retaining wall between my house…

8 years8 yearstrepidmantrepidman posted:
Trepidman's Pseudo Eco(photo's to lock-up)

I worked off the colour boards. I made one or two changes based on other colour boards. All the boards are neutral schemes so if that's what you want...
I looked…

8 years8 yearstrepidmantrepidman posted:
Jodes House - Aussie Liviing (WA) Garage Door FINALLY on :)

By my standards that house is almost livable. Those tripods creep me out. I used to have nightmares about War of the Worlds(radio play).
It seems so quick, it was…

8 years8 yearstrepidmantrepidman posted:
Trepidman's Pseudo Eco(photo's to lock-up)

Welcome to Bacchus Marsh. A country town west of Melbourne renowned for its market gardens and magnificent avenue of honour(above). Surrounded by forest and hills with just one set of…

8 years8 yearstrepidmantrepidman posted:
First progress payment question

My bank has asked for a building permit before they will release any funds. Means I had to pay the contract deposit 5% myself. They say I can claim it…

8 years8 yearstrepidmantrepidman posted:
proposed WM space blocking door

I don't know about OH&S but if the builder doesn't come around see if they are a member of HIA or masterbuilders. Show the photo to that organisation and see…

8 years8 yearstrepidmantrepidman posted:
Jodes House - Aussie Liviing (WA) Garage Door FINALLY on :)

Ohhh Lynnebin, rookie mistake. Foxtel has Simpsons 24/7. No work will get done. They'll be in your shed all day. All you'll hear is the incessant giggling. Nothing more annoying…

8 years8 yearstrepidmantrepidman posted:
Jodes House - Aussie Liviing (WA) Garage Door FINALLY on :)

Two minute noodles at Lynnebin's but chocolate milk will win out every time. Chocolate milk and days of our lives is perfect dietary requirements for brickies. Sheesh Jodie don't you…

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