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Postby wottagunn on Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:12 am

letstalkprints wrote:looking good, I know you have a lot of work still to go but sooner or later gonna have to do the home tour with the art!

cheers. that's not a bad idea - once im all settled ill share some photos for sure.


here's another progress post for any interested. painter is done, electrical fitout done.
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Postby rhythmgtr5 on Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:55 am

they put the trim on before the carpet / tile?
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Postby gordo55 on Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:23 pm

looking awesome, wg! it's coming together very nicely! had a blast watching mine come together back in '97.
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Postby wottagunn on Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:26 pm

rhythmgtr5 wrote:they put the trim on before the carpet / tile?

Yeah, I'm not a fan of floating flooring on a waffle slab such as this house.
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Postby bubbie on Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:58 am

rhythmgtr5 wrote:they put the trim on before the carpet / tile?

They do the same thing here. I don't agree with it, but I see why they do it this way. Every time I renovate my homes, I put the flooring first and trim after. I spent quite a bit of time in construction during my student years (I also enjoy it quite a bit, aside from drywall sanding, etc) and I think they always put the baseboards first except for hardwood floors (sometimes laminate). Even with hardwood, sometimes they nail the baseboards prior and then cover the "holes" with quarter round, or something like this (tried to find a smaller picture and went through 5 or 6 and they are all huge, so whatever)

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which I think if pretty fugly (if you think it looks fine, there is nothing wrong with it and many people do it purposefully, just a matter of taste).

Nice work, Wotta. Pretty hard to believe the speed they were moving with there. Can't wait for the finished house. And thanks for sharing the pics.
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Postby relentlesskevin on Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:15 am

Generally for new construction they put the baseboard on before the flooring so it can be caulked and painted with a spray gun. It is faster and the overspray doesn’t matter since it will get covered by the flooring and wall paint. The baseboard is gapped from the subfloor to allow for a slight clearance for carpet to slide under. Other flooring is brought up near the baseboard, and an additional quarter round trim is used to cover the gap.
Personally I don’t like using quarter round, so if I redo a floor (for tile or hardwood), I take off the baseboard and lift it up...
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Postby piper27 on Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:55 am

Looking great wotta. Can't wait to get my invitation for the house warming/ bbq smoke fest! :pint:
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Postby wottagunn on Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:19 am

piper27 wrote:Looking great wotta. Can't wait to get my invitation for the house warming/ bbq smoke fest! :pint:

Haha I'm not sure my BBQ is worth the trip mate but you're certainly welcome. Already figuring out my menu - it's going to be a huge cook up!
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Postby wottagunn on Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:46 pm

front entry and garage doors on! also have some boxing in for external concrete at that back.

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Postby wottagunn on Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:43 pm

concrete done. They will colour match and seal the plain concrete section.

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Postby jjbehren on Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:27 pm

Lookin' good. What's the plan for the smaller appendix of patio with the drain in the middle? Grill location?
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Postby wottagunn on Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:26 pm

that is directly outside the laundry, so we may just put a clothes line there.
All of this external concrete was an afterthought, but im very happy we've got it. It was actually a bit of a bonus from the builder at the time we signed up. Something like 50m of external concrete included in the build price, put anywhere on your property.

I'll be setting up a proper grill location once we move in. Could very well be a 24" pit on a trailer!
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Postby wottagunn on Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:55 pm

a few more shots folks. flooring and carpet in, all tiling finished, and plumbing fitout done also. Only have a few minor things left, plus clean up and touch ups.

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Postby ToolFanFromWayBack on Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:03 pm

I can smell the new house smell from here! Congrats! Looks like you are pretty close to move in.
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Postby gordo55 on Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:33 pm

sah-weet! looks awesome, wotta'...
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