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Follow the build – Mudgee part 17

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The last job to do is the landscaping. We marked out the roads with metal edge stripping and then laid all the irrigation for the lawn and trees. The gravel for the roads was next, laid it, levelled and compacted it. Then my son Charlie and I, with the help of some neighbours laid 900 sq mts of turf. A tough job but we did it in a day. Well worth it though, and didn’t it look great. We’d earnt a beer that night.

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Follow the Build – Mudgee Part 16

Every bush house needs water tanks for all your water for the house but you now also need 25,000 litres purely designated for fire fighting. The two tanks at the house are for the house. The 40,000 litre tank at the shed is our designated fire ... [read more]

Follow the Build – Mudgee Part 15

This outdoor BBQ means a lot to the family. So that’s why we kept it and the deck and built the new house around it. All of our family memories have been around that fire. I laid 600 bricks to build it and the hot plate is a 8mm plate weighin ... [read more]

Follow the Build – Mudgee Part 16

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Every bush house needs water tanks for all your water for the house but you now also need 25,000 litres purely designated for fire fighting. The two tanks at the house are for the house. The 40,000 litre tank at the shed is our designated fire fighter.

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Follow the build – Mudgee part 17

The last job to do is the landscaping. We marked out the roads with metal edge stripping and then laid all the irrigation for the lawn and trees. The gravel for the roads was next, laid it, levelled and compacted it. Then my son Charlie and I, wi ... [read more]

Follow the Build – Mudgee Part 15

This outdoor BBQ means a lot to the family. So that’s why we kept it and the deck and built the new house around it. All of our family memories have been around that fire. I laid 600 bricks to build it and the hot plate is a 8mm plate weighin ... [read more]

Follow the Build – Mudgee Part 15

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This outdoor BBQ means a lot to the family. So that’s why we kept it and the deck and built the new house around it. All of our family memories have been around that fire. I laid 600 bricks to build it and the hot plate is a 8mm plate weighing about 250kg. The cooking surface is 6’ x 4’ so thirty odd T Bones are not a problem. Only problem was from time to time it would smoke the deck out, (hence the goggles), so after years of copping the smoke while cooking and eating I decided to put some doors on and a chimney to draw the smoke.

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Follow the Build – Mudgee Part 16

Every bush house needs water tanks for all your water for the house but you now also need 25,000 litres purely designated for fire fighting. The two tanks at the house are for the house. The 40,000 litre tank at the shed is our designated fire ... [read more]

Follow The Build – Mudgee Part 14

It’s always good to start fitting the house out – bathrooms and the like but it’s the kitchen that’s always fun. I love wood stoves and Rayburn still make the same wood stove they’ve been making for years. So I ordered one with a smalle ... [read more]

Follow The Build – Mudgee Part 14

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It’s always good to start fitting the house out – bathrooms and the like but it’s the kitchen that’s always fun. I love wood stoves and Rayburn still make the same wood stove they’ve been making for years. So I ordered one with a smaller matching gas stove for those summer months so it’s a bit cooler.

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Follow the Build – Mudgee Part 15

This outdoor BBQ means a lot to the family. So that’s why we kept it and the deck and built the new house around it. All of our family memories have been around that fire. I laid 600 bricks to build it and the hot plate is a 8mm plate weighin ... [read more]

Follow the build – Mudgee Part 13

I did want a polished concrete floor throughout the house but had some hesitation about slab on ground in the bush. I know it’s done everywhere but I do like the under house ventilation a frame gives you. So I went with steel screw piers as we ... [read more]

Follow the build – Mudgee Part 13

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I did want a polished concrete floor throughout the house but had some hesitation about slab on ground in the bush. I know it’s done everywhere but I do like the under house ventilation a frame gives you. So I went with steel screw piers as we know, timber frame, and hebel flooring and tiled the entire house with Travertine tiles from Beaumont’s. We finished up with a great look, nice and warm due to the hebel and underfloor heating and a terrific feel under bare foot.

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Follow The Build – Mudgee Part 14

It’s always good to start fitting the house out – bathrooms and the like but it’s the kitchen that’s always fun. I love wood stoves and Rayburn still make the same wood stove they’ve been making for years. So I ordered one with a smalle ... [read more]

Follow the build – Mudgee Part 12

TILING THE BATHROOMS It’s always hard to choose tiles for the wet areas, so many choices at Beaumont’s but with the help of the girls there, I came up with some great ideas. I just hope Shayna, Neil and Darren don’t come over for a barbie. ... [read more]

Follow the build – Mudgee Part 12

TILING THE BATHROOMS

IMG_1641It’s always hard to choose tiles for the wet areas, so many choices at Beaumont’s but with the help of the girls there, I came up with some great ideas. I just hope Shayna, Neil and Darren don’t come over for a barbie. In the ensuite though, I did copy Brad and Dale’s winning bathroom from Fans v Favourites.

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Follow the build – Mudgee Part 13

I did want a polished concrete floor throughout the house but had some hesitation about slab on ground in the bush. I know it’s done everywhere but I do like the under house ventilation a frame gives you. So I went with steel screw piers as we ... [read more]

Mudgee – Follow the Build Part 11

INTERNAL WALLS At long last, The Block has wrapped up for another year. The auction was outstanding, and I couldn't be happier with all the hard work our Blockheads put in. But now that’s done and dusted, it’s time for me to get back to work ... [read more]

Mudgee – Follow the Build Part 11

INTERNAL WALLS

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At long last, The Block has wrapped up for another year. The auction was outstanding, and I couldn’t be happier with all the hard work our Blockheads put in. But now that’s done and dusted, it’s time for me to get back to work on my own project.

Here’s the latest update on my project Follow the Build – Part 11.

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Now that we’re locked up, it’s time to plaster. One of the local boys came into Gyprock all the walls and ceilings and because I’ve got the screw piers down below, there’ll be no movement and therefore no cracking in the joints or cornices. It’s always great to see plaster on the walls because it means the joint is really starting to come together.

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That’s all for now, folks. Keep following the build and let me know your thoughts on my Scotty Cam Facebook Page.

Won’t be long til the next update so stay tuned for part 12 coming very soon…

 

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Follow the build – Mudgee Part 12

TILING THE BATHROOMS It’s always hard to choose tiles for the wet areas, so many choices at Beaumont’s but with the help of the girls there, I came up with some great ideas. I just hope Shayna, Neil and Darren don’t come over for a barbie. ... [read more]

Mudgee – Follow The Build Part 10

EXTERNAL WINDOWS AND DOORS It’s been a busy few weeks for me as The Block has gotten down to the business end of the competition. But my projects are coming along nicely. Here’s the latest update on my project Follow the Build – Part ... [read more]

Mudgee – Follow The Build Part 10

EXTERNAL WINDOWS AND DOORS

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It’s been a busy few weeks for me as The Block has gotten down to the business end of the competition. But my projects are coming along nicely.

Here’s the latest update on my project Follow the Build – Part 10.

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It’s always good to get the joint to lock up. I used Airlite’s Platinum range of aluminium window and door frames. Considering the external cladding of corrugated iron is maintenance-free, I wanted the joinery to be the same.

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Of course, it’s not very traditional but it’s that contemporary twist I was previously talking about. The windows and doors are double-glazed to keep the winter warmth in and the cold out, and in summer it will keep the house cooler. The most important point about this gear though is it is maintenance free…

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That’s it for now, but keep a look out for the next blog post coming soon. Let me know your thoughts on the build over on my Facebook page.

 

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Mudgee – Follow the Build Part 11

INTERNAL WALLS At long last, The Block has wrapped up for another year. The auction was outstanding, and I couldn't be happier with all the hard work our Blockheads put in. But now that’s done and dusted, it’s time for me to get back to work ... [read more]

Mudgee – Follow the Build Part 9

EXTERNAL WALLS Well, as you know, it's been really busy over the last weeks with The Block and other engagements but I always find time to squeeze in where I can to continue my projects. So here is another update on my project Follow the ... [read more]

Mudgee – Follow the Build Part 9

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Well, as you know, it’s been really busy over the last weeks with The Block and other engagements but I always find time to squeeze in where I can to continue my projects.

So here is another update on my project Follow the Build Part 9.

You would have read in Follow the Build Part 8 - all about recycled oregan pitched roof for my lounge and dining.

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Now if you’re like me, nothing says the Australian bush than corrugated iron. When you combine that with a bit of good old aussie hardwood, you come up with the classic bush house.

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If you combine it with a contemporary twist, you will get a modern feel with a traditional look. I also wanted the house to have a shearing shed look and I think we’re on the way to achieving that. I’m really happy with the progress so far and look forward to doing more…

Well that’s it, for the moment folks. Keep following the build and let me know your thoughts via my Scotty Cam Facebook Page. 

Won’t be long till the next update so stay tuned for part 10 coming very soon…

 

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Mudgee – Follow The Build Part 10

EXTERNAL WINDOWS AND DOORS It’s been a busy few weeks for me as The Block has gotten down to the business end of the competition. But my projects are coming along nicely. Here’s the latest update on my project Follow the Build – Part ... [read more]

Mudgee – Follow the Build Part 8

RECYCLED OREGAN PITCHED ROOF FOR LOUNGE/DINING   Here is another update on my project – Follow the Build Part 8.   You would have read in my last post Follow the Build Part 7 where I was working on the kitchen and laundry frame. I’ve a ... [read more]