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Re: Liberty 42 - 6 mths in - back deck starts - new pics 13/241
Sep 13, 2010 8:44 am
We had our 6 month maintenance check and all really minor stuff..had very little movement which is good. Hoping the fact we're sitting on an old tennis court meant the ground was nice and compact.
We've finally started the back deck. We were told we needed approval for it so after calling around and getting quotes from certifiers ranging from $350 - $2500 I finally drew up the plans, filled out all the forms and sent it to the cheaper certifier...who then called me and said in fact what we wanted to do didn't ACTUALLY REQUIRE certification but we could get it if we really wanted.
So got the joists and clips delivered on Friday and spent the weekend putting it all down. 43 joists, 246 clips = 86 massive bolts and 1000's of screws...all I can say is we're very sore today.
So here's some pics of day 1 - attaching most of the joists:
Day 2 - attaching the clips:
Dog still has room for his couch:
Update next week after we put all the boards down
Re: Liberty 42 - 6 mths in - back deck done- pics 19/9242
Sep 19, 2010 7:13 pm
After another massive weekend we finished the back deck.
My fav evil dinorsaur shot with the new decklights on:
and my plants are starting to grow now that it's a bit warmer..
Re: Liberty 42 - 6 mths in - back deck done- pics 19/9243
Sep 19, 2010 7:24 pm
That deck is just stunnung ,gorgeous lighting too!
My kids would love the fella in the back ground,gee would scare anyone wandering through your yard at night
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Re: Liberty 42 - 6 mths in - back deck done- pics 19/9244
Sep 19, 2010 7:24 pm
That deck is gorgeous! Congratulations!
Re: Liberty 42 - 6 mths in - back deck done- pics 19/9248
Sep 19, 2010 11:17 pm
gorgeous deck!! looks so inviting. im sure you will be having lots of barbies this summer
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Re: Liberty 42 - 6 mths in - back deck done- pics 19/9249
Sep 20, 2010 8:49 am
Thanks for all the nice comments. We're glad it's done and will be testing it out with a deckwarming party on the w'end.
Last big job for us is the 100m driveway...will post pics when that finally gets sorted.
Re: Liberty 42 - 6 mths in - back deck done- pics 19/9250
Sep 23, 2010 8:44 am
Found this thread via your link in Outdoor section ... the deck is fabulous, fantastic job!!!!
What product is it, is there a web link to it? Are there any other colours?
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Re: Liberty 42 - 6 mths in - back deck done- pics 19/9251
Sep 23, 2010 8:48 am
We used modwood http://www.modwood.com.au . There's about 4 colours now. We went with Jarrah as the place we originally got it from for the front deck had it on special.
Re: Liberty 42 - 6 mths in - back deck done- pics 19/9252
Sep 23, 2010 1:18 pm
That is a nice deck. Did you actually build the metricon Liberty? How do you find the house and also is there sufficient natural lights in all rooms or do you feel they could have done better ? I am keen on this house but read on this forum that light is a restriction? Have you got pictures of the internal house and the front? Are you happy with tghe end product?
Re: Liberty 42 - 6 mths in - back deck done- pics 19/9253
Sep 23, 2010 1:30 pm
Interesting material choice. Wood decking has me concerned about wear and tear (we will have two labs running across it constantly), so seeing an alternative like this is encouraging.
Re: Liberty 42 - 6 mths in - back deck done- pics 19/9254
Sep 23, 2010 1:31 pm
manifique well done nightshade, like the rest of your house, it looks amazing, your nearly there.
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Re: Liberty 42 - 6 mths in - back deck done- pics 19/9255
Sep 23, 2010 1:51 pm
I love the Liberty! We made a few minor modifications but other than that wouldn't change a thing!
Mods we made:
- garage slightly wider and put a roller door on the back..this has been v useful feaure!
- made the outdoor room huge...love the outdoor room
- put a door under that stairs...there's heaps of room under there for me to store the extra tiles, excess paperwork etc.
- put 1/2 walls on the downstairs living room as i'm using it as an office and wanted to close it off a bit
- I changed the 2 vertical awning windows in the living room to a horizonal awning to match the lounge in the open plan area.
Downstairs we have great natural light in all the rooms...but because of the window positions we only had to put blinds on the front bedroom and 2 dining room windows.
Upstairs is pretty good also...but we've put blinds on all the windows as they're bedrooms and ppl tend to like the option of a dark room. With the blinds all open there's heaps of light!
We have quite light walls and just dark feature walls so that makes a big difference for the light reflection.
Re: Liberty 42 - 6 mths in - back deck done- pics 19/9256
Sep 23, 2010 3:15 pm
deletedpenguin - While the modwood is good for not needing to be oiled etc I don't think it'd suit your build. If I remember correctly you have harsh bushfire standards to meet? The composite decking is rated between pine and hardwood and not suitable for bushfire areas apparantly.
Re: Liberty 42 - 6 mths in - back deck done- pics 19/9257
Sep 23, 2010 3:19 pm
Good memory though.
Re: Liberty 42 - 6 mths in - back deck done- pics 19/9258
Sep 23, 2010 4:14 pm
Glad to hear your building a Liberty. I am a Metricon fan too. Are tyou building Vic? as there is no display of this model at all only in NSW and I am in Vic.
Re: Liberty 42 - 6 mths in - back deck done- pics 19/9259
Sep 23, 2010 4:24 pm
I'm in QLD..and there was only a display of the 38 here...the 42 is MUCH bigger.
Re: Liberty 42 - 6 mths in - back deck done- pics 19/9260
Oct 03, 2010 5:00 pm
Hi Nightshade, we are looking to build the Liberty 42 on the Sunshine Coast in Qld, and I have 2 questions for you.... Please could you advise me if you think the steel frame was worth the extra money (and any idea how much extra you paid?) and also can you tell me the size of your outdoor room as it is amazing and I want one just like it! Many thanks. PS the pictures of your Plantation facade have now convinced my partner that we should build that too!
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