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By memory you went with slightly smaller design to get more green space. Thats going to come in handy now. having that buffer between your back door and the back fence is well worth it.
It’s not small but it is double story so it’s has a smaller footprint. Yes we’re loving our outdoor space, not looking forward to having a house up against the back fence.
 

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Our backyard view is looking a little different these days.
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Oh dear, they are using waffle blocks. Insulating their house from the ground will add a massive amount to their electricity bill in both summer and winter. Just make sure they don't ask to plug a power cord into your elec supply! :eek:
 

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Oh dear, they are using waffle blocks. Insulating their house from the ground will add a massive amount to their electricity bill in both summer and winter. Just make sure they don't ask to plug a power cord into your elec supply! :eek:
They already have their own power box.
 

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Had the builder back through last week to sort out some issues (one ongoing, one new). Finally some proactivity, he picked up a few extra issues and they're also being sorted.

He wasnt happy with some of the paint work (neither was I but the office knocked back my request to fix it); painter is coming through again this week to fix it. Loose step to be fixed at top of the stairs. Grout to be removed from entire ensuite shower and replaced with epoxy grout.
 
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Had the builder back through last week to sort out some issues (one ongoing, one new). Finally some proactivity, he picked up a few extra issues and they're also being sorted.

He wasnt happy with some of the paint work (neither was I but the office knocked back my request to fix it); painter is coming through again this week to fix it. Loose step to be fixed at top of the stairs. Grout to be removed from entire ensuite shower and replaced with epoxy grout.


That's a good fix.
 

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House has been repainted over the last week. All our ceilings, and a couple of walls. Looks much better.

Today our shower is being done; all the grout is out and is being replaced with epoxy. Shower screen gets refitted Wednesday.

Disconnected down pipe was fixed last week. Just waiting on a loose step being fixed.

Our powder room light fitting broke; the glass spontaneously cracked. Beacon covering it under warranty but they no longer have that fitting so we need to go and choose something else.
 

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The view over the back fence changes rapidly. Two years ago it was gum trees, last year it was earth moving equipment. Now its houses...
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We also made the most of lockdown ending and got our outdoor area decked.

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that outdoor decking looks great - will be terrific for little ones to play on (not an area for grown-ups!). You must have seen lots of changes in the area now not just over the back fence but in gardens becoming more established and trees growing. It doesn't take long
 

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that outdoor decking looks great - will be terrific for little ones to play on (not an area for grown-ups!). You must have seen lots of changes in the area now not just over the back fence but in gardens becoming more established and trees growing. It doesn't take long
It's amazing how fast its changing. The last market gardens across the road were bulldozed this week :oops:
 
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