Things have been moving onwards which has been great. With the brick piers all up, we organised Termseal to come by and add the last of the ant capping. Although it required an installer, it was a quick and easy process and the installer done the job within 20 minutes. Our LVL arrived nice and … Continue reading Filling in the floor structure gap
Now that the concrete is set, we ordered in 250 extruded common bricks and some yellow brick sand to build up the 11 piers required to support the bearers and joists. We ordered the materials from MBS this time and came under budget which was good, especially since there are a lot more expenses to … Continue reading Brick piers
Sunday was more of a shed day, we got stuck into it, continuing to add sheets on the roof. It was nerve wracking for me standing on a scaffold, trying to drill…its not something I’m keen on doing again, being 2.7m high on a wobbly platform. The rain held off luckily and we kept at … Continue reading The shed has a roof
Our old asbestos laidened shed has finally been put to rest, dismantled and now a pile of old smelly timbers and metal. Whilst we worked during the day the asbestos removalist arrived nice and early, backed their truck into the driveway and the last that I saw were putting up plastic. After a long work … Continue reading Goodbye old shed
We had family from Adelaide come to visit this weekend. It was nice of them to offer to help Anthony out even though they were visiting Sydney for other reasons, so was really grateful that they would fit in time in their schedule to lend a helping hand. Anthony and his Uncle rearranged the pillars … Continue reading Batten up! Ceiling battens, insulation and completion of rainwater tank install.
It always feels great when I see people working on the house, because I know that we are that one step closer. The renderers came by yesterday to prepare the windows and drop off some equipment. Although some areas inside of the house are quite dark now since they have placed plastic sheeting over the … Continue reading Day 1 Rendering
The brick laying has been such an arduous task to say the least! It was a big call to make the decision to do it ourselves, but looking back we can’t help but feel proud of our achievements. I guess this is why some take on challenges like this – self bragging rights maybe? Haha. … Continue reading Day 18 Bricks to lock-up…Complete!