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4 months4 monthsWonkywalkerWonkywalker posted:
Owner Build in Southern Flinders Ranges- Cert of Occupancy

Hey Beetaloo - What did you decide with your termite protection?
Not sure if you saw this termite protection idea we installed at our place...
We left a 50mm gap between…

4 months4 monthsWonkywalkerWonkywalker posted:
Owner Build in Southern Flinders Ranges- Cert of Occupancy

Hey Beetaloo - What did you decide with your termite protection?
Not sure if you saw this termite protection idea we installed at our place...
We left a 50mm gap between…

4 months4 monthsWonkywalkerWonkywalker posted:
Perth NOR OB on 5 Acres - Kitchen and Pool :-)

Love the flooring! Such a huge job!!!

4 months4 monthsWonkywalkerWonkywalker posted:
Ross Squire kit - OB in Parkerville WA - Mood Boards!!!

Well folks, it's been a while between updates I know. Lots happening and we're almost on the home straight.
I believe I left off almost a year ago. It took…

1 year1 yearWonkywalkerWonkywalker posted:
Mood Boards - please be gentle!

Thanks so much deejay08!
I honestly didn't realise how much I loved the industrial touches until I saw my pulley pendant lights and HAD to have them!
We're even painting our…

1 year1 yearWonkywalkerWonkywalker posted:
Mood Boards - please be gentle!

Hi all
I've posted these in my owner builder thread viewtopic.php?f=38&t=74417 but I thought I'd put them up here as well to get your thoughts... please be gentle…

1 year1 yearWonkywalkerWonkywalker posted:
Ross Squire kit - OB in Parkerville WA - Mood Boards!!!

Please excuse my shocking InDesign skills and feast your eyes on our mood boards!
KITCHEN
MASTER BATH
DINING
FAMILY ROOM
LIBRARY / CIGAR LOUNGE (seriously, that's what Wonky calls it!)
As you can probably…

1 year1 yearWonkywalkerWonkywalker posted:
Ross Squire kit - OB in Parkerville WA - Mood Boards!!!

Hi ya'll
Thanks for the little reminder Leni!
The house was painted before Christmas. It was such a great Christmas present to have it all locked up.
Using a professional-grade Graco…

2 years2 yearsWonkywalkerWonkywalker posted:
Ross Squire kit - OB in Parkerville WA - Mood Boards!!!

Apologies for the lack of progress updates recently - there's been a bit of turmoil at the Wonky Walker's recently.
The downturn in the mining industry rendered me redundant in…

2 years2 yearsWonkywalkerWonkywalker posted:
Forever home on 5 acres - Keys, painting & pics!

So far I am impressed all round with RSH and their customer service. There seems to be a real focus on this being "your house and you need to…

2 years2 yearsWonkywalkerWonkywalker posted:
Ross Squire kit - OB in Parkerville WA - Mood Boards!!!

What is this "cash saving" you speak of? ::sad::
A typical discussion over dinner for us is as follows:
Me: "Hey hunny, I bargained with…

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2 years2 yearsWonkywalkerWonkywalker posted:
Ross Squire kit - OB in Parkerville WA - Mood Boards!!!

Thanks Beetaloo - we've been jumping around with different jobs but this was one that really couldn't wait since I definitely don't want to be carting water all summer! It's…

2 years2 yearsWonkywalkerWonkywalker posted:
Ross Squire kit - OB in Parkerville WA - Mood Boards!!!

We have a roof!
Its amazing the changes in perspective with each new stage. Having a roof over our heads has compressed the house in on itself so it doesn't…

2 years2 yearsWonkywalkerWonkywalker posted:
Ross Squire kit - OB in Parkerville WA - Mood Boards!!!

While we were waiting for the tin to go on, we decided to install the windows which all went without a hitch. Then we thought we'd have a go at…

2 years2 yearsWonkywalkerWonkywalker posted:
Ross Squire kit - OB in Parkerville WA - Mood Boards!!!

Thanks Mellianne5 - I needed a reminder to get some more pics up!
We finished the wall framing by the end of July and then decide to employ some roof…

2 years2 yearsWonkywalkerWonkywalker posted:
Ross Squire kit - OB in Parkerville WA - Mood Boards!!!

So we finished the slab layout on the 5th July. After checking and re-checking the dimensions of the slab, we didn't actually have to mark much out as it was…

2 years2 yearsWonkywalkerWonkywalker posted:
Ross Squire kit - OB in Parkerville WA - Mood Boards!!!

I'll post some mark out pics depending how much we get finished this afternoon - starting moving wall frames into position last night but it's a slow job with a…

2 years2 yearsWonkywalkerWonkywalker posted:
Ross Squire kit - OB in Parkerville WA - Mood Boards!!!

Ask and ye shall receive
Slab prep and pre-lay
Boys working hard - they did an amazing job on the finish!
The finished product with my wee seat to sit and enjoy…

2 years2 yearsWonkywalkerWonkywalker posted:
Ross Squire kit - OB in Parkerville WA - Mood Boards!!!

Chalky, I've PM'd you the details for our earth worker - highly recommended. Regarding the pole home extras, it all came down to getting the energy rating to 6*. It…

2 years2 yearsWonkywalkerWonkywalker posted:
Ross Squire kit - OB in Parkerville WA - Mood Boards!!!

Hi Chalky
Out total fall including verandahs etc is a little over 3m. We originally wanted a full pole home but it would've cost an extra $100k to get the 6…

2 years2 yearsWonkywalkerWonkywalker posted:
Ross Squire kit - OB in Parkerville WA - Mood Boards!!!

It's been a hectic few weeks on our piece of Parky Paradise.
Earthworks started on the 15th May with the first job to relocate the existing leach drains.
We had used…

2 years2 yearsWonkywalkerWonkywalker posted:
Ross Squire kit - OB in Parkerville WA - Mood Boards!!!

Good news - our planning has been APPROVED! Owner builder application was lodged last week and once that's done, we'll lodge our certified plans for building application...all going well we…

2 years2 yearsWonkywalkerWonkywalker posted:
Ross Squire kit - OB in Parkerville WA - Mood Boards!!!

Well, we're settled, moved and fully ensconced in our new Parky Palace. Absolutely loving the area, great community atmosphere and fabulous neighbours, not to mention Parkerville Tavern - our great…

3 years3 yearsWonkywalkerWonkywalker posted:
Ross Squire kit - OB in Parkerville WA - Mood Boards!!!

Bit of an update.
After the first sale fell through, we accepted a second offer. These buyers decided to wait the full 21 days before telling us their finance was declined...…

3 years3 yearsWonkywalkerWonkywalker posted:
BAL Bushfire Attack Level Ratings - anyone with experience?

Spong - I agree. If anything, we're planning to go above and beyond the requirements set out by our BAL rating with roof sprinklers and dedicated tank, pump and genny.…

3 years3 yearsWonkywalkerWonkywalker posted:
BAL Bushfire Attack Level Ratings - anyone with experience?

Hi Marmalade - are you in Perth?
Would love your certifier's details! We're looking at booking ours in soon and we've spoken to a decent bloke but I don't know…

3 years3 yearsWonkywalkerWonkywalker posted:
Ross Squire kit - OB in Parkerville WA - Mood Boards!!!

::cry:: Bit of an update - the sale of our house in Embleton has fallen through as the buyer couldn't get finance so we've had to…

3 years3 yearsWonkywalkerWonkywalker posted:
Ross Squire kit - OB in Parkerville WA - Mood Boards!!!

Great idea Beetaloo - I'll definitely look into that. We were looking to start compacting road base for our future asphalt driveway so I'll just order some extra!

Hi Chalky…

3 years3 yearsWonkywalkerWonkywalker posted:
Ross Squire kit - OB in Parkerville WA - Mood Boards!!!

Ok - question regarding slab for verandahs
Option 1 – Lay the slab to include all verandahs
Pros: Gives greater strength to the overall slab, provides a barrier for termites and reduces…

3 years3 yearsWonkywalkerWonkywalker posted:
Ross Squire kit - OB in Parkerville WA - Mood Boards!!!

Thanks AKB - I will definitely be sending call outs for tradies in the coming months!
I've read through your build cover to cover and it looks amazing! I've already…

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