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Re: Our second home-JG King Memphis842
Jan 18, 2017 3:46 pm
Have you thought of a timber cladding instead of render.
eg. https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/56 ... c65be2.jpg
We have about 2/3 of our facade rendered, and not overly impressed with the result.
Had a lot of cracking/pitting and the repairs leave an inconsistent texture.
Re: Our second home-JG King Memphis843
Jan 18, 2017 6:11 pm
We had debated a few things Doc, just not sure of the up keep of wood. We had thought about tiling too.
Back concrete got pour today looks good so happy we went to the corner.The front is all boxed up too. The plumber has been back through too and fixed up the down pipes and other damaged outside pipes
Re: Our second home-JG King Memphis844
Jan 18, 2017 7:21 pm
I really love the cladding idea Doc but we want low maintenance hence the no render originally. I agree render doesnt age well but i can always tile over it later on if we like.
Here is some photos of the front concreting boxed up. Im hoping the curve will look good after thinking about it all day i thought we probably should have done angles instead but i like that this is softer on the eye.
The concreting has really lifted my spirits. Its so nice seeing progress again and thinking we "maybe" getting to the finish line. I really like the idea of a nice big space for the entrance to make it grand.
Re: Our second home-JG King Memphis845
Jan 19, 2017 7:59 pm
Driveway got poured today happy with the chamges we made to the size. Cant wait to see it clean so we can see the exposed agg underneath. The back is drying nicely too and lightning up. The lines were cut today in the back. Its good to feel some positive progress again.
Re: Our second home-JG King Memphis846
Jan 19, 2017 8:08 pm
Love the shape!! Did they wash the top layer off? They did ours the same day and come to to acid wash and seal it.. its alittle hard to see in the pic
Building the Noosa 26 with Coral Homes
Re: Our second home-JG King Memphis847
Jan 19, 2017 8:16 pm
Thanks yes the shape and curve have come up great and help with being in the bowl of the court to flow into the shape of the yard. No not washed yet. Tomorrow I think it gets washed and sealed.
Re: Our second home-JG King Memphis851
Jan 20, 2017 1:16 pm
That curve of your driveway is gorgeous! We found once our concrete had been poured it made the home more complete feeling. I liked the last colour for the render but maybe do a stack stone so it doesn't age, or even place a nice feature plant in front when it's all done. 😊
View my build in Serpentine here! https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=79624
Re: Our second home-JG King Memphis852
Jan 20, 2017 1:55 pm
Went past today at lunch time and it's been washed! I like the look of it, it has come out a bit darker than we thought but as it drys it should lighten off a bit just not sure how much? Still happy with it and thanks Teresa and Bank it already makes it feel more complete and yes the curve makes it look good we had debated a straight edge but very happy we stuck with the curve.
We did have a fair bit of rain over night too, which I think is why they didn't acid wash it yesterday.
Re: Our second home-JG King Memphis855
Jan 20, 2017 2:02 pm
Wow love it!!! I definitely think you guys made the right choice with the shape
Building the Noosa 26 with Coral Homes
Re: Our second home-JG King Memphis856
Jan 20, 2017 2:11 pm
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