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4 d4 dtwylamctwylamc posted:
OB in SA - Back yard

Retaining wall !!!! Need to finish laying the pavers, clean up, level and fill soil before we can lay some grass.
Paver from Bunnings

Helped Hombre carry 93 gutbuster pavers.…

4 d4 dtwylamctwylamc posted:
OB in SA - Back yard

Hi,
What are your reasons behind doing OB? Is it to save money by doing most jobs yourself? Or is money of no object and you just want things done your…

4 d4 dtwylamctwylamc posted:
OB in SA - Back yard

Hi Mandy!!!
It’s been so long! Great to hear from you. You and your hubby have done also a lot of jobs yourself in and around the house. It’s not easy…

2 months2 monthstwylamctwylamc posted:
OB in SA - Back yard

Fun never stops. Paths so retaining wall is next. We will do the wall ourselves in face and the paver on top of it. The first layer will…

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2 months2 monthstwylamctwylamc posted:
OB in SA - Back yard

Clothesline in Dune (same as our walls) is up

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2 months2 monthstwylamctwylamc posted:
OB in SA - Back yard

All our concreting jobs are finally finished!!!
Path from house to back verandah

Parking pad

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2 months2 monthstwylamctwylamc posted:
OB in SA - Back yard

This path from house to back verandah/bar/shed will be poured on Monday along with the parking pad. We will have some round stones on it as a bit of a…

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2 months2 monthstwylamctwylamc posted:
OB in SA - Back yard

Path is almost 1300 wide except for around the garage side which is about 900. Where our clothesline will be where the hot water also sits is wider at 1500.…

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2 months2 monthstwylamctwylamc posted:
OB in SA - Back yard

Started doing concrete path around the house.
The green stuff is the termite barrier
You fold the termite barrier so if the termite tries to move up it still has…

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2 months2 monthstwylamctwylamc posted:
OB in SA - Back yard

Front yard is essentially done. Just need to add more plants but will do it later.

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5 months5 monthstwylamctwylamc posted:
Metricon Sentosa 52 Modified

To give you an idea, got ours for $40 a trailer load. It’s in country SA.

10 months10 monthstwylamctwylamc posted:
OB in SA - Back yard

More progress photos.
From right to left:
Driveway
Parking Bay Area (gravel)
Area for a row of plants with gravel as well
Area for fake grass
Area around/outside of the pavers will be plants with…

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11 months11 monthstwylamctwylamc posted:
OB in SA - Back yard

Roof on back verandah is done.

We are currently doing our pavers which we will only have as edging to frame our front yard.

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1 year1 yeartwylamctwylamc posted:
OB in SA - Back yard

Driveway (acid washed and sealed with two coats)
We also re-sealed our garage floor with one coat cos having no driveway, we trashed it. Looks good again.

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1 year1 yeartwylamctwylamc posted:
OB in SA - Back yard

My partner drew our landscaping plan for me. This was just to give me an idea how it will look like. Driveway was done first which ended up wider than…

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1 year1 yeartwylamctwylamc posted:
OB in SA - Back yard

Driveway done! We will acid wash and seal it later.

We will re-seal the garage now that we will not be tracking dirt in it.

1 year1 yeartwylamctwylamc posted:
OB in SA - Back yard

Our walk-in pantry for $300 done by my partner. We tried to buy those welded posts from the kitchen place where the builders usually get them from but they wouldn’t…

1 year1 yeartwylamctwylamc posted:
OB in SA - Back yard

Driveway being continued and finished today.

Some pictures during prep

1 year1 yeartwylamctwylamc posted:
OB in SA - Back yard

Our driveway in progress. It wasn’t finished yesterday and weather was not so good today, neither it is tomorrow. So good the way it comes up to our ramp.

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1 year1 yeartwylamctwylamc posted:
Hot water system - heat pump vs continuous flow vs solar

The amount came up to be $840 at the time (late in the year 2017). Location of the system is in Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. We have the Thermann…

1 year1 yeartwylamctwylamc posted:
Hot water system - heat pump vs continuous flow vs solar

Below is where we claimed the STC for our Solar Hot Water system. We filled up a form, provided a photo showing our SHW details plus a photo of it…

1 year1 yeartwylamctwylamc posted:
Solar thermal Hot Water with Heat pump tank

This is what we did. Get a sparky to do it for you.

1 year1 yeartwylamctwylamc posted:
OB in SA - Back yard

Just a few more little updates:
We have fans installed a while ago. They’re DC fans and they’re sooo quiet!!!
Master’s
Office

This is for the other two bedrooms (same as in the…

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1 year1 yeartwylamctwylamc posted:
OB in SA - Back yard

So, we have started the work on our back verandah. Or the front verandah for the shed. Don’t mind the scratched paint, will repaint the whole thing once done. We…

2 years2 yearstwylamctwylamc posted:
Perth NOR OB on 5 Acres - Kitchen and Pool :-)

It’s so beautiful !!!

2 years2 yearstwylamctwylamc posted:
Kitchen island.....waterfall or not?

I also like 20mm stone cos you know straight away that it’s stone. With 40mm sometimes you have to go near it to check cos laminates can look the same.…

2 years2 yearstwylamctwylamc posted:
External Motor Rangehoods? Marketing or Fact

We have been using our Whispair for 1 year and 2 months now. Cleaning is a breeze. I just put the baffle filters in the dishwasher today. Good as new!…

2 years2 yearstwylamctwylamc posted:
OB in SA - Back yard

More decking pictures! Cos I love our outdoor area.
This is our decking off the master

OH watching The Grand Tour on the main deck.

2 years2 yearstwylamctwylamc posted:
OB in SA - Back yard

Some handrails being installed by OH. The rest are still being stained which takes time cos he waits 24 hours after each coat. We will also paint the posts’ feet…

2 years2 yearstwylamctwylamc posted:
OB in SA - Back yard

Decking posts have been painted and some of the handrails have been stained same as our front door. This is how the handrails will look like. We also got two…

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