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Re: Liberty 42 - 6 mths in - back deck done- pics 19/9261
Oct 03, 2010 8:58 pm
Good to see someone else building a Liberty in Qld. Steel frame was around 20k extra but to me it was worth every penny...I hate termites and with the steel frame every wall in the house is perfectly straight. At the time the steel frame gave me a "free upgrade" to colorbond roof which was worth around 5k at the time. I think they have a special on the steel frames atm?
The outdoor room is called "The Grand Outdoor Room" - was an option on the old sc display house I stumbled across. It's 42 m2 and is really awesome if you have the space.
The plantation facade protects the front upstairs and downstairs bedrooms from the heat so totally worth it also.
Re: Liberty 42 - 6 mths in - back deck done- pics 19/9262
Oct 13, 2010 2:39 pm
Thank you so much for your reply.. the Plantation facade it is! By the way can you please tell me what the litlte rectangle areas on the plan of the upstairs are? There seem to be 4 of them, 2 near robes, one near the linen cupboard and one behind the ensuite shower. We havent gone to contract yet, so only have the plans as per Metricon website. Are there any changes you would make, after living in the house for a while? Many thanks.
Re: Liberty 42 - 6 mths in - back deck done- pics 19/9263
Oct 14, 2010 8:12 pm
I think you're referring to the niche's. On the plan there is 4. We took the one next to the stairs out and put a door there instead to make use of the area under the stairs (totally worth it!!!). I'm not good at decorating so ours are lacking fancy things to sit on them atm.
I'm super happy with the house and the small changes we made. Only change I might consider is whether to rework the powder room to have a shower but on the other hand it's nice to have a fancy washroom for visitors (and clients as we work from home).
Re: Liberty 42 - 6 mths in - back deck done- pics 19/9265
Oct 30, 2010 10:30 pm
Is that the brushed or smooth decking? It looks very nice! I mentioned using this type of stuff to our builder instead of the pine reed decking on the plan (which he advised me against due to maintenance and wear) and he said it didn't look nice... but your photos have given me faith and i'm off to look at some close up this weekend. Gorgeous! Huge outdoor area too, I thought ours was massive at something like 5 x 6 but yours makes me want to go bigger LOL. I assume the deck lighting it little LED lights? I like the roof too, goes to show you can have a nice roof without having to line it.... what lights did you use in it?
Re: Liberty 42 - 6 mths in - back deck done- pics 19/9266
Oct 31, 2010 9:00 am
I got the front decking form Hudson's and the back from Mitre 10 (same stuff just bought it from different places).
There's a bunch of different brands but the modwood looks the most real..most people don't know it's plastic till I tell them.
Side lights are LED and the outdoor room downlights are CFLs.
Re: Liberty 42 - 6 mths in - back deck done- pics 19/9268
Oct 31, 2010 9:36 am
I guess you could call it brushed. It's got a texture..made to look/feel like timber
Re: Liberty 42 - 6 mths in - back deck done- pics 19/9269
Oct 31, 2010 9:38 am
Thanking I just saw smooth n brushed on the link you provided. Yours looked so shmick I thought it was smooth (something our sundeck won't handle). You just saved hubby a fortune in wood lookalike tiling so Ty Ty Ty!
Re: Liberty 42 - Help on colour choice!270
Nov 12, 2010 8:59 am
Thinking my front is a bit plain and the way to fix that is to make the front 3 pillars not cream. Not sure what colour to do..please help with suggestions!
- Change to the same green as the fence, garage, cladding?
- Some other colour?
Re: Liberty 42 - Help on colour choice!273
Nov 12, 2010 2:43 pm
OMG, I LOVE your house!!!!!
I have just scrolled through all 14 pages looking at your pics. You have such a stunning home - it really is beautiful.
If it was me I wouldn't change a thing to your facade - it's looks perfect!!! But if you particularly want something different, I agree with kb46 and go for stackstone. How classy would that look!!
Re: Liberty 42 - Help on colour choice!275
Feb 02, 2011 9:41 am
I have just been looking through your thread and OH MY GOD - you house looks so beautiful!!! it's stunning!
Would you mind telling me what colour you rendered your house??
Also, I'd love to see photos of your completed bathrooms. The tiles you have used are exactly what i'm think of.... gorgeous!!!
Thanks and congrats!!!
The Asquith (modified)
Re: Liberty 42 - Help on colour choice!276
Feb 02, 2011 9:49 am
Thanks all for the nice comments.
We've had the keys for 11 months now, I'll have to do some anniversay pics soon!
Mel - The render is Paperbark (colorbond colour)
Re: Liberty 42 - Help on colour choice!277
Feb 02, 2011 10:46 am
I like the way ur front looks. No need to change anything. But as Kb suggested stackstones will look great too.
I was going to ask about the render colour...and then saw ur comment above...same as ours...looks great
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14/4 - Contract
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15/6 - Slab
27/6 - Frame
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29/9 - PCI
25/10 - Handover
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