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Losh's house build 5 years in the making

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by losh1971, Dec 5, 2017.

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    How many panels are you getting ?

    We got multiple quotes to have 32 kitchen panels (doors, drawers, ends etc of varying shapes & sizes) made new.....all quotes around the $7 - $7.5k mark. This was no carcasses, just panels.

    Went with the option of me removing the vinyl wrap from the existing and having them two pac painted.....$1.9k.

    These prices include WA Tax.

    Cabinetry is expensive.
     
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    For the linen press I need six panels all up. 2 doors 2400 x 460, two side panels 460 x 1350 and header board 900 wide and kick panel 100 x 900. Hinge holes need to be drilled. Last time I got the holes drilled in 5 doors and a couple of panels cut for the back boards in the kitchen for a 10 pack of CC and dry. I supplied the materials. I'm supplying the two sheets of white board MDF which are about $50 maybe $60 a 2.4 x 1.2 sheet. I built my own carcass' for the pantry and linen press. Kitchen was of a mix of flat-pack and second hand that I cut down to fit the space. Pantry and linen press I just used pre cut sheets and screwed them together and cut some shelves myself. Pantry doors are going to be $350 a pair, plus what ever it costs to have them drilled probably another $120 - $130 for hinge holes.
     
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    $7k is a lot my whole kitchen, panty and linen press would be under $6k including screws, carcass', bench top the lot, even the range hood, mixer tap and sink possibly even the tiled splashback.
     
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    Yep, that's why we went with the painting option and saved $5k which covers the cost of the new laundry cabinet work.

    The painted items "should" be ready late next week. Will help make it look less hipster mod with bare concrete floors and no facias on anything.

    We've still got kitchen and laundry benchtops to be done (about 3 weeks away) so new trough and sink can be installed along with floor & splash back tiling for both and new range hood too.
     
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    Finished the balustrade wires today. Now I just need to tension them up on the morning of the final inspection, whenever that end up being. Noticed today my homemade kick panels in the kitchen have gone a tad yellow. Damn cheap spray paint. Now I need to paint them with some white aqua enamel, thinned out enough to get some run using either a small roller or brush.
     
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    Veranda is finished.
     

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    So house is ready for sign off. I may get told I need to fit a second 240 x 45 deck bearer along the front of the house as that is what the engineer wants, which is a wank because a single 240/45 is within the Aust Standards. Just over here they love to over engineer because they can. I still need to make doors made for the linen press and pantry but they can wait. I have materials for the front fence and hope to get the palings on this week. Only thing that may not pass is the dishwasher is connected to an ext cord. Because I didn't have the kitchen in when I last had the electrician out I couldn't get the power point fitted inside the cupboard as needed. This means that I can't fit the last kick panel as the cord runs underneath and out the front then to the power point above the bench.
     
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    Looking great.
    Would be a good place to relax on a warm evening after work.
     
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    Looks fantastic, as said a great place and I'm sure feel to chill.
    You can't beat a great outdoor area and with views like you have.
    Being in my place for almost 11 years, can't believe it took me until 2015 to put in big sliding door and covered deck, love it , spend heaps of time out on it ( so relaxing ) and I don't have the veiws you do
     
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    looks good
     
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    Well about 2 weeks ago the council building inspector came out and passed the house without any additional requirements. Yay so finally I can relax and today I received the certificate of completion in the mail. I still need to finish off things, I still need doors on the pantry and linen press, fences all round, and a bobcat in to level the area behind the house to the pizza oven. Not sure when I will get around to those job as I'm looking at 700 bucks for cupboard doors. Probably $400 for a bobcat and fences $4-5k I suspect. I have started the front fence and just need a few days off work to be able get the palings on and oiled. I have the palings but not the oil and be looking at 100 bucks for oil. Front fence may or may not be done this year, unless I can sell something. I have a few old Jeep parts that I'm trying to offload without success so far.
    With the trip to Adelaide I need to not spend anything on the house until I get back as I may need money for ute parts if I can get a decent deal on the few bits I need from Adelaide wreckers that are just too hard to source down here. Plus I won't get back to SA in a while so the RD 400 needs a fair bit spent on it and I won't know how much until I get the bill. I'm hoping he can reshape the heads for under $500 but I need to allow $600 just in case.

    Next stage though is to find a block of land near Launceston and get a big arse shed at least 12m x 9m erected so I can move my tools and equipment closer to town, which will make working on the ute a lot easier. Only issue is trying to find a decent 1000m2 block under $100k is proving to be a major challenge..
     
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    Excellent !

    All the rest will come in good time.

    Your neighbours aren't up for half the fencing cost ? We would like to do our fencing.....quotes are around $10k all in.

    We've been renovating our place in stages over the last 3 years.....and that is just the inside.

    Aside from installing the outdoor theatre, fixing the retic and some gardening, we've done nothing outside. So much painting to be done :(.
     
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    $4-5k would be my share of the fences lol. Then you need to neighbour to pay his share before erecting it, otherwise I might never get it. I know it's law to go halves but if it means court then I would pay for a fence twice over.
     
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    Similar position to us then.
     
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    Congrats on the council sign off mate
     
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    Fantastic effort mate, just read this entire thread all 5 pages. You should be very proud of your achievement.
     
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    20181016_153112_resized.jpg built a front fence over the last couple of days. I was about 60 screws short so i couldn't quite get it finished. Pailings are all nailed off i just need to add a few screws on the bottom run.
     
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    What is being built nextdoor ?
     

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