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!
Things have been super slow as of late with getting the bricks done. Life just gets in the way and sometimes you also need a break. Anthony continues to work away at the bricks on his own and now and then I’ve assisted him. It’s tricky with 2 kids, especially when one of them is … Continue reading Day 14-17 Bricks to lockup
Seems like it’s been never ending to get our bricks up. I guess since we’ve been working on the house only on the weekends, it’s been taking a lot longer than your regular build. Yesterday and today we spent bricklaying the wall of our bedroom just to get to lintel height. For any windows, we … Continue reading Day 12-13 Bricks to lockup