Tag Archives: renovations

New Bifolds

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This was an outdoor area at home but it was never used so I decided to put in bifold doors, a side window and fixed glass surrounding this space. We gained an extra room and created a new space away from the existing lounge with great views of the garden. A little chill out zone. The bifolds needed a channel  cut into the slab for them to track on. I’m using my demo saw with the water attachment to make two saw cuts 20 mm apart and 20 mm deep, then chip out the channel with a small electric jack hammer.

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Dining Table

One of the greatest tools I have is a Lucas Mill (Google it). It’s a portable mill which you build over the fallen log. We had a nice tree unfortunately come down on the property, a white stringy bark gum. It’s timber is not used that much ... [read more]

Japanese Tools and Workshop

I visited Japan a few years ago and dropped into a master carpenter’s workshop. What an incredible experience it was! The timber, the tools, the craftsmanship, it was all amazing. The handsaw in the photo was used to cut a 60mm slab from a l ... [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]