When we were visiting the site we notice that all of the glass windows and doors had some sort of white substance on them with some signage.
Brett and I had no idea what it was all about so when we got home we googled it and found this company – it’s a great idea!
I rang the SS to double check it was ok and included (wasn’t just someone that rocked up and slapped it on)!
GOOP Guys is a wholly Australian Owned family business, with it's head office in Qld. Goop Guys have been formulating, testing and improving Goop products for many years and are recognised as the market leaders of temporary, peelable, protective coatings for the building industry within Australia. Protects Windows, Benches, Autos & Baths during construction.
Brett and I knew we wanted to have browns as part of our external colour scheme and an off white for the internal colour.
Not all browns are created equal some have pink tones, yellow tones, grey tones the list is endless.
What we decided to do (seeing as re-painting after the build is out of the question if we don’t like it) was to get a canvas and sample paints. Painting a larger area than those colour cards is always as a good idea as they look different when the colour is enlarged.
The other tips we did was put the canvas out in the sun to see the true colour.
The first colours we had picked were Taubmans Youthful Beige as the main house colour with the accent colour of Swanky. The internal colour was Cotton Cream
As you see in the sun you can see the pink tones. The Cotton Cream had yellow tones in it.
We ended up with Athena as the main house colour with Manhattan as the feature colour. Martini is the interior colour we have ended up going with.
Today we met the new neighbours that have purchased the block to the right of ours!
They are actually H1ers and introduced themselves last week via private message – talk about technology! It’s pretty cool to chat to your neighbours via a forum site and discuss fences, retaining and plans!
We met them today onsite to sign off on council documents and meet face to face.
We are lucky that both next door neighbours of ours have been great to deal with and our adjacent neighbour is also fantastic.
We are looking forward to have some great street parties down the track!
I saw this article in the latest Better Homes and Gardens Mag - Building a Masonry Look Wall.
We are wanting to have a feature wall in the back yard – we are trying to figure out the most cost effective way of executing it.
I don’t mind the look of this wall but in the middle it looks like you can see a seam between the blue board. Brett tells me you may be able to use some sort of plaster board tape to stop the seam showing.
I just have a thing about glass panels – they look fab but they aren’t for me – so solid it is (and then we can add a peep hole)!
As we are using Colourbond Monument (black) for all of our features and accents of the house we want to have a high gloss black front door!
The strange thing is…. we had to sign a waiver in case something happens to the door because its being painted in a dark colour – fine by us our porch is almost as big as a room so we doubt any sun light is going to damage it!
The boys are moving fast onsite the Roof Truss’s are just about all up!
They didn’t even leave the site until about 5pm today – talk about diligent!
I spoke to the SS (Site Supervisor) today and we are having our first meeting onsite on Friday. Forecast for the week is looking good: Tuesday Fine Min 11 Max 20 Wednesday Fine Min 9 Max 20 Thursday Fine Min 9 Max 21 Friday Fine Min 11 Max 21 Saturday Fine Min 11 Max 21 Sunday Fine Min 11 Max 21 Monday Fine Min 10 Max 20
Well for those of you that don’t know Brett and I personally I thought it’s about time we introduced ourselves, seeing as there has been 611 unique hits to our blog in the last 2 weeks alone….
I currently work for the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd as the National Manager of Marketing, Events and Professional Development.
I also own my own small business called event TH!S.
event TH!S was founded in 2006 to create quality events without the hefty price tag.
Over the past 13 years I have had extensive experience in event management and marketing for a variety of companies such as event management firms, national associations, charities, unique venues and the corporate sector.
As you can tell by this blog my philosophy is – “It’s all about the details!”
Brand Management Advertising Promotions Project Management Market & Customer Research
Princess Lulu – Toy Poodle
Poppy – Cat
I am currently finishing a Diploma of Business Marketing (due to end the same time as the house is finished – oh joy)!
2009 was an insane year regarding education:
I did an Interior Design course at the Commercial Arts Training College. I also completed my Advanced Diploma of Event Management and completed a Cert IV in Training & Assessment. And to finish off the year I did a course with the Creative Collective on Search Engine Optimization.
In 2008 I studied Project Management with Australian Institute of Management and went to the Australian School of Journalism.
In 2007 I completed my Diploma Event Management and I also hold a Cert III in International Travel & Tourism.
Needless to say after 2010 – I will be having a study free life!
I have also been a guest contributor for Inspire Bridal Magazine and a featured blogger for the Style Collective (which you can see on my event blog).
Last year I also entered an event design and concept competition in the USA – I wasn’t the winner but it was a great experience and the feedback from the judges was that my brief was the best written! WHOO HOO (not to mention the only Aussie Entry).
WORK: On the 2nd of November 1987 I started at Castlemaime Perkins Brewery, or as better known to Queenslanders The XXXX Brewery. I started working on the keg line and saw many changes. From the old 5,10 and 18 Gallon kegs to what we know currently as the Din Keg (50 Litres).
Around 6 years into my XXXX journey I applied to be a member of the FBL (Flexible Bottling Line) crew. It meant if successful big changes, having never done shiftwork before. I ended up being successful with my application and a 20 day trip to Germany for the newly formed team to familiarize ourselves with all the new plant machinery ensued.
I worked for many years on that line until growth in the business caused changes in shift patterns to add extra teams. Since that time the business has continued to grow and extra shifts and teams have been formed.
As a result of all these changes have lead to the current chapter of my working life. Around about a year ago as a result of the extra teams being made up there were skills shortages due to so many new employees. Two new roles were created and jobs up for grabs as Training Support. I decided to apply for one of the positions and was lucky enough to be successful. I currently work as a Brewery Technician in the Packaging Department responsible for Learning and Development. In a couple of months I will complete my 23rd year.
HOBBIES/PLAY: I was born into a Rugby League family with my mother and father heavily involved with the Eastern Suburbs Rugby League Football Club. My Dad as Secretary, in the early days which turned into the CEO role some years later and my mum was a member if the ladies committee. I am proud to say both mum and dad were honored for their hard work by gaining Life Membership status, mum being the first female to do so.
So a life of rugby league it was to be. I played for Easts until I had to choose between work and sport. Due to injuries, and not wanting to lose another job due to the injuries I retired from the sport at the grand age of 19.
I still tried to stay fit and healthy, so I ran and cycled and went to the gym 6 days a week. I was approached by the gym I frequented to see if I was interested in working for them. My hobbie of fitness turned into study time then a second job as an aerobics instructor. I worked for 9 years as an aerobics instructor until my full time work load got too much. I have not taught for about 7 years now. I miss it from time to time but it's in the past now.
I competed in triathlon at competitive age group levels for 5 years before switching solely to cycling. Very flat feet caused many a problem, particularly for running.
I have cycled competitively on and off for the last 4 years as part of a partially sponsored team, Denmac Mitsubishi Cycling Team until Denmac was bought out by Motorama. We are now known as The Motorama Mitsubishi Cycling Team. We are a team basically made up of a group of friends who train and race together as well as taking part in various charity rides to do our part in the community.
PRIVATE LIFE: Married to my beautiful wife of almost 4 years Jazz. We had a destination wedding in Vanuatu. A beautiful destination and a wedding Jazz had spent all her spare time organizing. Jazz is an event manager extraordinaire. The best in the business some would definitely attest to.
The newest journey in our life is building our new dream home. I have not been so exited in a long time. I can't wait till the day we get our new keys and open the front door for the first time. All the stress of negotiating the new build has been taken over with excitement and eagerness since the first forward step in the build process has taken place.
I just can't wait for our little family, Jazz, Poppy (our beautiful little cat) and Lulu (our adorable little toy poodle) to move into our new home.
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