Building A New House
Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth1541
Aug 23, 2015 7:51 pm
Sneak peek! Went over to the house today to spray some weeds and have another squizzy, and lo and behold they've started on the external render! I'm am positively squeeing my little heart out! The renderers had just arrived as we got there - they wanted to take advantage of the good weather before the rain sets in again.
After all the doubt and second guessing the colour of the render, I think it looks great! Here are some pics of the rendering in progress. (Sorry for the poor quality)
Render in the garage, looking all fancy now:
Out the back, still looking like a bush shed with all the corrugated iron:
Renderers hard at work doing the front:
Down the side of the house:
And I'll head this question off at the pass, here are the external colours:
Roof & gutters: Surfmist
Window frames: Charcoal Lustre
Render: Dulux Dieskau
I was really worried that the Dieskau (pronounced die-ess-cow - I know, I had problems too!) would look too purple, as the renderers had left us a sample board to check the colour. When we propped it up against the house, I could clearly see the purple, though hubby didn't. He said it was maybe because the undercoat was a yellow colour, which accentuates purple as they are opposites on the colour wheel. But then when I got him to hold it high up against the eave, it looked a lot better. Can't wait to see it finished!
I forgot to add, totally unrelated, I have a funny little story on my blog:
Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth1543
Aug 23, 2015 8:07 pm
Thanks Mark! I didn't specifically specify anything for the garage, it completely slipped my mind. So this was a nice surprise.
By the way, how's your build going?
Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth1544
Aug 23, 2015 8:46 pm
Very grand garage, trixee It looks lovely! Is that how they apply the acrylic render? That was what I understood acrylic render to mean, that the colour is mixed in with render? When they did ours and it didn't have the colour I assumed my understanding was wrong. So I'm hoping I wasn't completely wrong. I love your colours - we have the same window frame colours too.
Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth1548
Aug 23, 2015 10:29 pm
It's looking absolutely gorgeous trixee!! Can't wait see your beautiful marri floors - I do miss ours from the last place as they add so much character.
Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth1550
Aug 23, 2015 10:52 pm
Hang on a sec! Working on a Sunday? Wow. The render looks great and that must surely be the fanciest garage on the forum! Happy day! I love the render colour.
Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth1551
Aug 23, 2015 11:40 pm
Thanks HBTW! I know, I was surprised too! But rendering is heavily dependent on the weather, so they would have lost work all last week so it makes sense that they would want to make it up on weekends.
Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth1552
Aug 24, 2015 12:49 am
Looks so good!
Our build thread: https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=70984
Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth1554
Aug 24, 2015 1:38 pm
At least your renderers are smart enough to plan ahead, ours were awol on every beautiful day and when it rained they always turned up Which is why parts had to be fixed up due to it bubbling
My build thread: Custom build on 40 acres viewtopic.php?f=31&t=75656
Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth1558
Aug 24, 2015 4:08 pm
Render colour is super neat! Love it!
First Build, Commodore Homes, Alkimos Beach.
My build thread: https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=69032
Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth1560
Aug 24, 2015 7:08 pm
Thanks admodra and BS12!
Belzey - me too!
OK, I posted this question in the Interior Decoration forum but haven't had any replies, hopefully someone here can steer me.
I'm having trouble figuring out what size skirting boards I should get.
My cornices are 75mm, and ceiling are 2.7m where the trio cornices are, and 2.9m where the shadowline is.
Should I get 75mm or 100mm skirting boards? I'm leaning towards 100mm, but am not sure if this will look funny. Actually, I think the sizing is slightly different, but the point is, smaller or larger?
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