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« on: 30/04/2013, 05:24 PM »
Battle of the excavators!

One excavator is drilling Screw piers like a mosquito


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« Reply #1 on: 30/04/2013, 05:32 PM »
What is the project C Man
Is it an extension or a front yard landscaping project

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« Reply #2 on: 30/04/2013, 05:42 PM »
more pics of the new extension
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« Reply #3 on: 30/04/2013, 05:45 PM »
Hey C-man,

Ugly looking view you have to deal with  ;)  I suspect it is a little lighter on the breeze front than the SW gales Bean Flying gets of the Southern Ocean  :rofl: :stir

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« Reply #4 on: 30/04/2013, 08:58 PM »
Ahhhh sand. So easy to dig, so easy to build on, so easy to screw pier.  Building on the ground C- man, tsk tsk tsk  :D :D. I'm pretty sure I almost bought a place in that street

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« Reply #5 on: 04/05/2013, 05:18 PM »
finally a slab!
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« Reply #6 on: 04/05/2013, 05:25 PM »
That was quick work
Is this extension design going to take advantage of the Sunshine Coast sea views

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« Reply #7 on: 04/05/2013, 05:26 PM »
Great work C-Man.  You move fast, you'll have it done by next friday! lol.  Only kidding. ;)

I'll have to pop over for an inspection some time.  So what's going on the ground floor?  A garage I assume, but what else.  It's a pretty big block you have and the house is going to be massive when you've finished!

I know where the next social is going to be on the Sunshine coast! ;)

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« Reply #8 on: 04/05/2013, 05:31 PM »
That was quick work
Is this extension design going to take advantage of the Sunshine Coast sea views

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no windows just blocks
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« Reply #9 on: 04/05/2013, 06:57 PM »
Great work C-Man.  You move fast, you'll have it done by next friday! lol.  Only kidding. ;)

I'll have to pop over for an inspection some time.  So what's going on the ground floor?  A garage I assume, but what else.  It's a pretty big block you have and the house is going to be massive when you've finished!

I know where the next social is going to be on the Sunshine coast! ;)

ground floor, garage, lounge, laundry and a couple bedrooms
the extension will add 250M2 when you count up and down and decks
we have existing just 100m2
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« Reply #10 on: 04/05/2013, 07:07 PM »
I will try to post some plans
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« Reply #11 on: 04/05/2013, 07:28 PM »
we have existing just 100m2

That's bigger than my house C-man. How many people will be living there ?

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« Reply #12 on: 07/05/2013, 06:34 AM »
not mucking around!

slowed down by the rain but still going.
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« Reply #13 on: 09/05/2013, 06:41 AM »
flying along despite the rain
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« Reply #14 on: 09/05/2013, 09:50 PM »
Geeze... Those brickies are motoring!  Nice one mate!
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« Reply #15 on: 09/05/2013, 10:36 PM »
Deep in the shudder shudder phase. Vulnerable until core filled. Fingers crossed for gentle breezes C-Man  :thumb:

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« Reply #16 on: 10/05/2013, 06:10 AM »
Geeze... Those brickies are motoring!  Nice one mate!

So do brickies still work on a $1 cut, $1 to lay and above 6 foot she's $1.50.. I suspect those bricks incur a surcharge due to weight... So assume $2.50 a brick to lay!   Never seen a poor brickie and would never want to mess with one!

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« Reply #17 on: 10/05/2013, 06:34 AM »
The last blocky crew I worked with charged $3 per block and $3 per block to lay. Prick of a job.

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« Reply #18 on: 10/05/2013, 04:17 PM »
The last blocky crew I worked with charged $3 per block and $3 per block to lay. Prick of a job.

I'd prefer Laying and cutting to rendering!  I hate rendering!!!
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« Reply #19 on: 10/05/2013, 04:18 PM »
Wow it's almost up
But by the time I have posted my reply, the block work will probably be finished

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« Reply #20 on: 10/05/2013, 06:02 PM »
I'd prefer Laying and cutting to rendering!  I hate rendering!!!

Posts, bears and joist for me Brett. Building on the ground is just plain wrong IMO

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« Reply #21 on: 10/05/2013, 07:15 PM »
Is it beer'o'clock yet?....

BTW I'm a fan of lightweight construction and massive insulation... Cool in summer...
Snuggly in winter... All two weeks of it, that is....
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« Reply #22 on: 10/05/2013, 08:17 PM »

BTW I'm a fan of lightweight construction

Hallelujah !  :thumb:

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« Reply #23 on: 11/05/2013, 02:12 PM »
the lower section is piers with bearers and joists, because of the lower height 3.7M block was the only real option
for strength and 3 car garage

also block allows big open plan upstairs with lots of glass and still strong

I buy blocks for $209 ea and pay $2.70 for laying, cutting is extra $20 per M

The block team gave me a good kick start,  3 weeks to this stage.

soon it will just be me and another chippy slogging it out.
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« Reply #24 on: 12/05/2013, 04:51 PM »

soon it will just be me and another chippy slogging it out.

When the skilled trades arrives eh C-Man  :D :thumb: :thumb:

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