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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Day 1:

    The builder who is putting the posts up comes round to give the final quote for this part of the build. After a few misunderstandings by the Midget thinking she can think, we get a price (20% more than the original 'rough' quote given a few weeks ago).

    Then we get a phone call saying that the price of rebar is more than he quoted so he'll need a bit more. I tell him that he should pay for it as it's his fault his quote is shit. He brings the money back and then I realise that I was being an arse and he's still more reliable than most of the other pricks (and cheaper as he is the Midget's uncle and he's doing it on the cheap due to family (his wife mainly) pressuring him).

    I have to go over and apologise tonight and hope he doesn't tell me to piss off.

    Fucking day one and it's doing my nut in. I think I'll just leave it to the Midget to sort out.
    After 5 years, 6 contractors, tearing out and replacing 3 walls, 1 floor slab, repairing 9 water leaks, replacing 2 rolls of electric wire, and part of the roof, a year in court, and 2 million over budget I'm finally seeing some daylight. I only need the air conditioning, ceiling fans, and faucets installed and the inside will be complete. Then the security wall fiasco will begin. YAHOO!!

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    Needs a door from the office to the veranda (otherwise you're trapped)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo
    Needs a door from the office to the veranda (otherwise you're trapped)
    I shall exit through the bedroom. I handily put a door between the 2 rooms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    you want pics of me cuddling the Midget's uncle while he was only wearing his under-crackers?
    yeh

    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    but the Midget & FIL had some.
    midget had just some?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    I shall exit through the bedroom. I handily put a door between the 2 rooms.
    i reackon a door onto the varanda would be good aswell mate,2 doors to get onto it? maybe a revolving door on the apex of veranda, office and master bedroom?

    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo
    Needs a door from the office to the veranda (otherwise you're trapped)
    he is right

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo
    Needs a door from the office to the veranda (otherwise you're trapped)
    I shall exit through the bedroom. I handily put a door between the 2 rooms.
    All very well until there's an axe wielding maniac coming IN the very door you were planning to use as an escape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetter
    midget had just some?
    Just one glass of whiskey-soda. Dad had 3 or 4.

    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetter
    i reackon a door onto the varanda would be good aswell mate
    I don't. I prefer the wall space for shelves and to put the desk up against.

    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo
    All very well until there's an axe wielding maniac coming IN the very door you were planning to use as an escape.
    She'll be a machete wielding Midget maniac telling me to stop looking at porn and get to bed to 'sort her out'. All's good.

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    Good luck Marmite.
    It actually does get better after you have sorted them out and they know how you want things done, and won't accept any bullshit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gusG
    It actually does get better after you have sorted them out and they know how you want things done, and won't accept any bullshit.
    I know that everyone is assuming that they're doing the entire build; they're not.

    At the moment, just the concrete posts and then maybe the rendering and the roof. We shall see.

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    Have you drawn a side elevation too?

    I like how if you backup the car everyone in the communal area get the fumes. I guess if your MIL annoys you you keep the car running.

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    Suggest you lay in a good supply of hand tools. contractors here hate to spend money on such foolishness. Time savers and I considered it education for them. In the end you can keep them for later use or gift to the labor. Up to you. Hammers, levels, hand saws, squares, chisels, etc.

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    If they don't have decent tools then they are not worth hiring

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    They started digging holes today. Not sure when I can get any photos up as I've been busy all day and still have another few hours to do.

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    you always need a pic of holes, essential

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    Well Marmite,

    Could be a good idea to just go over to Peters place and get on the piss for the entire time the build is on and let the Midget run amok doing it her way.

    This way you are guaranteed to have a good time and when it foks up its all the Midgets fault.
    Stroller is a Yerman faggot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    the benefit of building your own place is you get exactly what you want
    Forever the optimist...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphlsasser
    faucets
    What are they???

    I'm very much looking forward to this thread; I hope it turns out well, Marmite - perfect timing as my build is delayed by a few months, so I'll be nicely following behind you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    What are they???
    faucets are taps
    bidets are bum washers

    Anything else?

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    ^ can you lend us some money please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabian
    Have you drawn a side elevation too?
    Yes. Kind of.


    Got a lovely font view too.




    Quote Originally Posted by Fabian
    I like how if you backup the car everyone in the communal area get the fumes.
    It's all open down that side, so no worries.

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    ^ Is this the planned colour sceme too? & is that orange thing a slide for the kids, an exit chute for you or a disposal ramp for the MiL?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    Is this the planned colour sceme too?
    No. It'll have cream walls and a brown roof. Even the granny flat.

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    Nice. Why don't you go Spanish and have a bit of terracotta?

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    Will you be building that in South Park?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    Why don't you go Spanish and have a bit of terracotta?
    I will have two grey water terracotta pots round t'back - will that do?

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