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6 years6 yearsturtleschellturtleschell posted:
Goodlife/Gemmil - Backyard & Decking July 2016

Love your blog!
Read about your painting disaster, what a serious nightmare. Painting is soul destroying as it is.. to have to scrape and redo would have put me right off…

6 years6 yearsturtleschellturtleschell posted:
Goodlife/Gemmil - Backyard & Decking July 2016

Where did you get your sheers?
Edit, just read back and saw Sarita sheers from Ebay! Thanks!
I really love how Madison your house is, your living and dining area is AMAZING…

6 years6 yearsturtleschellturtleschell posted:
Goodlife/Gemmil - Backyard & Decking July 2016

Looking good ;) What colour are your main walls again?

7 years7 yearsturtleschellturtleschell posted:
Terrible back door area turned good!

Awesome!! Well done!! What are the boards nailed into to keep them still?
Would look great with some merbau or jarrah stain.

7 years7 yearsturtleschellturtleschell posted:
Goodlife/Gemmil - Backyard & Decking July 2016

It'll delay handover.. I raised issues after I got keys.

7 years7 yearsturtleschellturtleschell posted:
Goodlife/Gemmil - Backyard & Decking July 2016

Nope, I raised so many things after handover.

7 years7 yearsturtleschellturtleschell posted:
Goodlife/Gemmil - Backyard & Decking July 2016

Looks atrocious, make them fix it, it's a joke.

7 years7 yearsturtleschellturtleschell posted:
Our Cottage Block Build NOR, Perth WA- 2 Year Review &Tips

Totally agree with your last point about cost savings sometimes not being worth the effort and involvement and risk of outside tradesmen or tools and planning etc.
Wishing I had just…

7 years7 yearsturtleschellturtleschell posted:
Building the Sorrento by Scott Park Homes

Well done on the driveway, so much more practical and visually appealing.

7 years7 yearsturtleschellturtleschell posted:
Curtains Ripplefold track buy it myself??

Vision Decor gave a good quote for the ripplefold system.
It wasn't that much more than the standard pinch pleate thing they do.
Eyelets on rods are way cheaper than ripplefold track…

7 years7 yearsturtleschellturtleschell posted:
Goodlife/Gemmil - Backyard & Decking July 2016

I would have made more of a fuss about your front door really.. If you can notice it isn't square, it will annoy you forever and it's an expensive item.…

7 years7 yearsturtleschellturtleschell posted:
Goodlife/Gemmil - Backyard & Decking July 2016

Lol we snuck in and sealed our walls before PCI... He pretended he didn't notice...
Anything that irks you now, make him write it down. THose rough door frames... mine are…

7 years7 yearsturtleschellturtleschell posted:
Goodlife/Gemmil - Backyard & Decking July 2016

Under my breakfast bar is black writing and unpolished. Quite annoying. Wish I'd thought to ask them to fix it ages ago, but my list of issues was already a…

7 years7 yearsturtleschellturtleschell posted:
Goodlife/Gemmil - Backyard & Decking July 2016

It's all looking really good.
Check the tops of all your doors and make sure they are SEALED. Half mine aren't, huge pain come Winter and all the moisture makes them…

7 years7 yearsturtleschellturtleschell posted:
Goodlife/Gemmil - Backyard & Decking July 2016

I've got some serious kitchen envy.

7 years7 yearsturtleschellturtleschell posted:
Building the Sorrento by Scott Park Homes

Sansa is stunning. Study is incredible, amazing DIY skills. Good to see you are both still accomplishing house tasks, and love that you are keeping us up to date! Gosh…

7 years7 yearsturtleschellturtleschell posted:
Goodlife/Gemmil - Backyard & Decking July 2016

You get a pretty good amount back when you take out the shelf and rail, think it was something liek $450 when I did it at Prestart.
You shouldnt get charged…

7 years7 yearsturtleschellturtleschell posted:
Goodlife/Gemmil - Backyard & Decking July 2016

Wow, really coming along!!

7 years7 yearsturtleschellturtleschell posted:
Goodlife/Gemmil - Backyard & Decking July 2016

The gap between the shower and cupboard tihng is normal, coz that's standard cupboard size. It gets overpriced to extend the cupboard.
You can tell your SS about the error on…

7 years7 yearsturtleschellturtleschell posted:
ADVICE re unsealed front door now hard to open

Does anyone know if the builder is allowed to blackmail me into shaving it, and not taking responsibility if it's still too tight later down the track? Is that a…

7 years7 yearsturtleschellturtleschell posted:
ADVICE re unsealed front door now hard to open

There's been storms every week. It's been very damp. The doors will inevitably shrink back right?

7 years7 yearsturtleschellturtleschell posted:
ADVICE re unsealed front door now hard to open

So my front doors weren't sealed on the top and bottom so now I can't open the door. They want to shave it, but I'm concerned once Summer comes round,…

7 years7 yearsturtleschellturtleschell posted:
Goodlife/Gemmil - Backyard & Decking July 2016

I'd rethink the painted downpipes too. Colorbond downpipes are used because they retain their colour forever. Painted zincalume ones look horrendous after a few years and have to constantly be…

7 years7 yearsturtleschellturtleschell posted:
Goodlife/Gemmil - Backyard & Decking July 2016

Hooray! glad it went well! Love your prep work.

7 years7 yearsturtleschellturtleschell posted:
Led lights flickering (once an hour or so) - why? [UPDATE]

You need the right dimmer for them. You can't just use any old kind.
There are a few different types suited to different LED lights.
Check the brand of your downlights and…

7 years7 yearsturtleschellturtleschell posted:
Goodlife/Gemmil - Backyard & Decking July 2016

The service guy was gonna come, along with the tiler to redo shower niche, and also a guy to fix my front door that wasn't sealed properly and therefore grew…

7 years7 yearsturtleschellturtleschell posted:
Goodlife/Gemmil - Backyard & Decking July 2016

Forget the hope of improvement, they stood me up on Friday.

7 years7 yearsturtleschellturtleschell posted:
Goodlife/Gemmil - Backyard & Decking July 2016

Um European Ceramics and Crosby Tiles ARE their options. I used European Ceramics. Those admin staff aren't getting any better are they.

7 years7 yearsturtleschellturtleschell posted:
Our small build (NOR WA) - two years down

Is the bottom of the island meantto be polished???
Mine is not, and it also has black printing all over it saying the brand and stuff, looks awful.

7 years7 yearsturtleschellturtleschell posted:
No idea where to begin - developing prestart phobia

I wanted a really light white bright exterior like the display home I'd seen. But I also felt like it wouldn't be "me" if it didn't have red in there…

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