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Joe Simundza of Southern Belle Constructions, who describes himself as a conventional old-school carpenter/builder, is right at home doing cut-on-site framing and pitched roofing. He’s building another house for his family at Church Point in Sydney’s north and, in doing so, he is drawing on his 36 years of experience — and his love of a challenge.

The site of Joe’s new home has a 22-degree slope, which, when you reach the bottom third, becomes a 30-degree fall..

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