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Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth521
Jan 31, 2015 6:47 pm
It's frustrating because I've seen some great-looking blackbutt and some ordinary looking stuff too. I wish I could be more confident of getting what I think I'm going to get when I order a species. What happens if the timber I end up with looks completely different to what I think I'm getting?
Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth522
Jan 31, 2015 10:53 pm
Get some quotes, keeping your options open, then go see some finished floors from your preferred suppliers. I looked at Planet Floors show room. I'm not sure if it was as good as others, but is probably close by your work, so might be worth popping in.
Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth524
Feb 01, 2015 1:13 pm
The different grades available are crucial to how the end product will look.
"Select Grade: a low level of marks and natural characteristics. Select grade is valued for its strength, simplicity and versatility. It has a sleek, clean, uniform appearance and is perfect for modern, minimalist and traditional settings.
Standard Grade: shows selective gum veins, burls, insect trails and other unusual grain effects. It is a unique and increasingly popular grade, which includes the most interesting variations and markings to enhance its character.
Character Grade: also known as rustic or feature grade. Hias the highest level of natural features including gum veins, knots, face checking and insect trails, and generally a larger range of colour variation. The rustic and random nature of character grade timber is perfect for those who prefer a natural appearance."
Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth525
Feb 01, 2015 2:40 pm
If we're voting I like the blackbutt
Cuz I'm a more traditional type but it's not my house. They're all gorgeous. So many decisions heh? Yesterday i just told the lady at the tile store to pick the grout colour for us. I just couldn't make another decision and really didn't care
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Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth526
Feb 04, 2015 11:20 pm
Earthworks have started!
Drove past this morning and saw one guy there by himself, so thought I'd stop to chat. He was just about to finish up, and said tomorrow they would come in to do the compacting.
Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth529
Feb 04, 2015 11:33 pm
Excellent news trixee! Now the fun begins
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Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth531
Feb 05, 2015 12:02 am
In regards to flooring i went to b&j timber floors in Ozzie park the other week. More expensive than planet timber, but was a lot better service and could show more samples etc in their attached warehouse.
Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth537
Feb 05, 2015 10:58 pm
Thanks guys! Pretty happy that things are finally happening
And just in case you wanted to see more pics, here's the blog post:
https://oursphouse.wordpress.com/2015/0 ... e-for-you/
Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth538
Feb 07, 2015 1:22 pm
Slab markers have apparently been put in, will go have a look later today.
But more importantly, we've been advised that slab should be in 1.5 (actually, she didn't specify if it was days, weeks, or months, so I'm going to assume...) weeks! Overshooting my "V-day on the slab" hopes, but I don't care!
Re: Trixee's Passive Solar Build Perth540
Feb 08, 2015 4:26 am
How exciting Trixee - I can't wait to see your house finished. Love the selections you've made and the colours you chose for your front elevation is lovely!
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