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waxinggibbous

Southern Tablelands, NSW
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5 d5 dwaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Owner builder's course

I did mine about 4 years ago with Absolute Education. All done online and they guarantee a 100% pass rate.
Can't remember what I paid then but it is now $185…

20 d20 dwaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Acerage 1st Build Southern Highlands *moved in*

Isn't it so satisfying to finally have a gravel drive!
Great comparison shot there BB7 - you have make excellent progress, so good to see how far you've come from…

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1 month1 monthwaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Owner Build in Southern Flinders Ranges- Cert of Occupancy

Amazing sunset. That's what you get when you live in the wide open spaces.

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1 month1 monthwaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Southern Highlands

Things have slowed again. Once school started I began getting quite a lot of teaching (unusual for term 1) which put the brakes on the build somewhat. I need the…

2 months2 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Owner Build in Southern Flinders Ranges- Cert of Occupancy

Scary stuff Beetaloo - your place looks as dry as mine. Glad the fire didn't get too close.

2 months2 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Perth NOR OB on 5 Acres - Kitchen and Pool :-)

Floor looks superb - mine won't be half that nice!! I'm loving the clean lines and angles you have created with your spaces.Great work.

3 months3 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Southern Highlands

Are there any eagle eyed readers out there who have noticed that the doors in the above picture are installed the wrong way round?
The first slider is on the outside…

3 months3 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Southern Highlands

Hi BB7 - it's a budget build so they are budget decking boards! Big green shed. 90 x 22 @ $2.35 per metre.
The deck is 2.4m wide so I ordered…

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3 months3 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Southern Highlands

Put the other glass doors in today. They certainly let in a lot of light.

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3 months3 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Southern Highlands

Finished the trusses and went back to working inside.

I decided to move the bathroom wall 200mm into the guest bedroom as I felt it was a little too…

3 months3 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Acerage 1st Build Southern Highlands *moved in*

Great progress there BB7 - you're in and settled and it looks great. And you're still pretty green over your way. Did you get your splashback up yet?

3 months3 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Southern Highlands

Not getting on the bl***y roof today!! :8

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4 months4 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Roofing inulation.

Thanks for the tip!

4 months4 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Roofing inulation.

Thanks for your suggestions. I will most likely go with 'A'.
Beetaloo - I will probably use sarking as a moisture barrier and batts unless the blanket is a more effective…

4 months4 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Roofing inulation.

I probably didn't explain myself clearly enough.
I will be having regular ceiling insulation inside the containers.
Above the steel container roofs are the roof trusses capped with tin.
I am wondering if…

4 months4 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Southern Highlands

Mini update:
Nature played decorator yesterday morning with some nice shadows created by the verandah joists and container corrugations:
I tackled the other 7 trusses yesterday and today. As I was leaving…

4 months4 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Roofing inulation.

I am currently erecting my trusses and have been thinking more carefully about the insulation stage. Just a quick question. I have seen roofing insulation put directly under the roofing…

4 months4 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Southern Highlands

Schools back and I was surprised to get some teaching work in the first week. But I still had the opportunity to get to the house and make a start…

4 months4 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Southern Highlands

I've had a fairly constructive three weeks and the build is beginning to feel a bit more like a house and a bit less like sardine cans!!
I finished framing in…

5 months5 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Southern Highlands

Thanks BB7 - when I initially designed the house I had custom sized windows planned throughout.
But when it came to pricing them I received quite a shock! So the…

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5 months5 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Southern Highlands

Today's effort. The cupboard/wall structure that separates the main bedroom from the lounge.
Thanks to the wonders of SketchUp I was able to plan the structure beforehand.

And buying a Paslode nail…

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5 months5 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Southern Highlands

Unfortunately the roof is still sitting on the ground.
But I did manage to get the deck done. My poor aching back



It might seem a bit premature to be building the…

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7 months7 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Southern Highlands

My roof trusses are still obstinately squatting on the ground. It's a hectic time of year ATM (partner and I both had our birthdays 2 weeks apart) and each time…

7 months7 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
OB Project - "New vs Old" - Nedlands, WA

Good luck with the move - it is all looking amazing.

8 months8 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Southern Highlands

Did you land in the spilled paint as well? We must have gone to the same school of construction ::hyst::

8 months8 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Southern Highlands

I have a new respect for my little cheapy cordless drill.
Working on a ladder the other day over a wheelbarrow full of water (yes you know where it's going...) -…

8 months8 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Southern Highlands

I've waited 5 weeks for my engineers to respond and they haven't so I've finally given up on them a a bad joke.
So can anyone who understands span tables…

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8 months8 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Acerage 1st Build Southern Highlands *moved in*

Congratulations BB7 - that's great news, well done.

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8 months8 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Crane Hire and Shipping container move.

I had 4 x 40' containers delivered onto my rural property. If the delivery truck has access to the actual final placement site then the delivery truck crane will place…

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