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Simon Cocking
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Mad technologist, even madder owner builder, completely insane father of three boys and husband to the maddest of them all!
Mad technologist, even madder owner builder, completely insane father of three boys and husband to the maddest of them all!

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What to do with these walls...
When I describe the building materials and techniques I'm using on this project, one of the things that many people find most surprising is our use of plywood internally on the walls, instead of plaster. I've plastered walls and ceilings before, and hated i...
What to do with these walls...
What to do with these walls...
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Has it really been four months!?
So it really has been a long time between drinks. I really must apologise to everyone for the lack of updates, progress on the build has been slower than I'd liked. It's all Christmas' fault. To those concerned who asked, we were very thankfully spared from...
Has it really been four months!?
Has it really been four months!?
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Commissioning the kitchen!
With the benchtops successfully installed it's time to get this kitchen cooking!! We have a functioning sink!! After a little fiddling with the position of the gas pipe, the stove is installed and working! This is a major milestone :) With Savva finished up...
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Render update
Barrie has been on site this week getting the colour coat on the exterior of the building. It's starting to look really good!! The only problem is .. Barrie's run out of top coat. And the supplier doesn't reopen for business until the new year, so it'll be ...
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It's beginning to look a lot like ...
... Kitchen! Today is finally  benchtop day. After more than a week of delays I finally have the stone mason on site to install the bench tops. These are a composite product and not actually stone - they're a mixture of crushed rock aggregate set in an epox...
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Lights.. camera ..
Hole saw!! After an awfully uncivilised start to the morning at something-past-five and a mad round trip dash to Craigieburn, I have my hole saw! And it's made its first hole! This is how the lights will look in the ceiling (if you stand on your head!) :) W...
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Getting ready for lights
In order to grease the wheels of lighting tomorrow as far as possible, I'm trying to sort out a couple of little fiddly jobs today. First, the single light above the mirror in the bathroom. The lights in the bathroom are brushed stainless spot lights (suppl...
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Almost finished these ceilings...
My plan today is to break the back of the rest of the ceilings. First up, the last piece in the bathroom: .. then the battens over the kitchen. Hoisting tin up over the kitchen cabinets is going to be the fun bit... The first piece of tin went up pretty eas...
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Bitsa day
Every once in a while there are days where you just don't get very much done, running around tying up loose ends. Today was one of those days :) I did manage to get a bit more done on the ceilings - the shaped piece into the wardrobe in the middle bedroom; ...
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