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Please keep updating us of the build of this new house - regardless of the make of the device used to take the picture.
I could use the XZ2 and perhaps I should as this is an Olympus forum. the truth of it is that the phone camera is just so much easier and requires little if any post processing, but I will certainly keep updating this thread as the project progresses.

I showed the photos to the owner who likes the pictures and comments. The amazing thing is that he is 72yrs of age and as fit as a Mallee Bull!
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I could use the XZ2 and perhaps I should as this is an Olympus forum. the truth of it is that the phone camera is just so much easier and requires little if any post processing, but I will certainly keep updating this thread as the project progresses.
Drag the E-3 out Mark, I'm sure your neighbour will be impressed

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I showed the photos to the owner who likes the pictures and comments. The amazing thing is that he is 72yrs of age and as fit as a Mallee Bull!
The guy on the ladder, 72? What do you lot drink down there?
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Drag the E-3 out Mark, I'm sure your neighbour will be impressed The guy on the ladder, 72? What do you lot drink down there?
Images #2,5 on the previous page are E3 shots taken from 50 metres at my front gate. I will keep you updated as the project develops. I will take more E3 shots.
Yep, Wang' in NE Vic has a dry climate and extremely good air quality, not to mention the world's best beers! I can only attribute our longevity to that.

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I should also mention that the structure so far is the garage and workshop area extending to the rear of the house.
The rest of the house frames are yet to be erected. I am as interested as any to see how it goes.
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UPDATE 25 March 2018
Sorry, no blue sunny sky today, the first rain we've had for months and cooler weather as autumn falls!
I've watched Rob erect the frames single handed. As said, he's 72, one of the most remarkable men I've met.
He's sociable yet focused, fast and methodical. His ingenuity in raising the frames beggars belief - In previous incarnations
I suspect he had something to do with the Callanish Stones, Easter Island Moai and Stone Henge - not necessarily in that order!

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I have to tell you that to get this shot I had to walk over sticky red mud.
By the time I was done and walked out the gate, I was 3 inches taller.
Crossing the road I left muddy footprints on Cathy's driveway; she
will be furious, so I walked backwards just to confuse her!
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No, it is not open plan.


Termites in Wangaratta is a factor that influences the choice of building materials.
Weatherboards would provide them with a banquet.
In this case the owner / builder has chosen steel for cladding his house,
the same as a large number of houses here are.
Here's an example of the material used on a house next door.



Thanks for that info, Ross.
Interesting having metal, as in corrugated steel sheeting (Colorbond) on the walls like that. The insulation would need to be good, but then that's what metal roofing is. At least you know when it's hailing. 'Cause you can't hear yourself talk. Metal cladding like that is not what I have seen around Sydney at all (as far as I know), except my neighbours carport. Of course, it is used extensively for roofing though.
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Ross I asked the same question of the owner about insulation he said that of course it will be done from the inside most of the houses in my neighborhood are built of the same materials as I am using voice text you will have to do your own punctuation cheers mate
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At the close of another 30C day the house across the road takes shape in silhouette against the sky.
You didn't climb up to get the setting sun in the picture?

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I have to tell you that to get this shot I had to walk over sticky red mud.
By the time I was done and walked out the gate, I was 3 inches taller.
Crossing the road I left muddy footprints on Cathy's driveway; she
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Mark this had me in stitches, I admire your left field way of thinking.
Good to see things moving on in the cooler weather
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Huw the term "left field" is an unfortunate turn of phrase at present.
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Re: Concrete Plans Update

PROGRESS
With cooler Autumn weather Rob's house has taken shape over the past few days.
E3

The thinker ....
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Look closely, the top of the frame is secured by a cord and pulley as the bottom is manoeuvred into place
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A long shot with the SWD 50-200mm
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Shooting from the rooftop risking life and limb - visions of Charlie Chaplin, tiles sticking to his feet with every step.
At six years old it was one of the first movies I saw and for years later I really believed that's what happened if you walked on red brick roof tiles.E3

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not to mention the world's best beers.
You didn't! They are in my local pub, which went freehold 10 months ago and has just been awarded the CAMRA Best Pub in Southern Oxfordshire.

I also am 72 (till next month) and going strong.

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Pando - I hope your builder knows that he has a fan club in the UK.
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You didn't! They are in my local pub, which went freehold 10 months ago and has just been awarded the CAMRA Best Pub in Southern Oxfordshire.

I also am 72 (till next month) and going strong.

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How can 'warm' beer ever be good?
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How can 'warm' beer ever be good?
If the beer is good, it is better "warm" (cellar temperature - 55 degrees F) because you can taste it.

Of course the converse applies - if it is rubbish it is better cold so you can't

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If the beer is good, it is better "warm" (cellar temperature - 55 degrees F) because you can taste it.

Of course the converse applies - if it is rubbish it is better cold so you can't

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"rubbish" aka lager?

There is a free scheme (link) which tests the beer, cellar temperature, etc. which regularly approves the pub's beers.

Personally, I like it a degree or two above cellar temperature.

http://cask-marque.co.uk/

One the the best beers was first tasted by a visiting Australian, whose assessment gave it its name "Proper Job".

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