Great news is that we’ve booked in a Carpenter who can do the roof for us, bad-ish news is that we have to wait 2-3 weeks. So the build is back to a snails pace. Although my husband has a few little things to do round the house, like digging some more piers and installing … Continue reading Taking a break while we wait
We’re in the middle of a lull at the moment. After the couple of weekends where we had some momentum getting the wall frames, we have now hit a quiet period. It’s kind of depressing when this happens because just as you feel like you’re that one step closer to lock up – we get … Continue reading Now we need a roof
Another milestone reached today. Anthony and Tony continued to finish up the wall frames. It’s looking really great! Afterwards, we walked around some of the rooms. Our master is feeling not so masterish, but I’m surprised at how large the bathroom and laundry feels. The best thing was walking into part of the family area … Continue reading Wall frames complete
We’ve been very lucky to have our builder friend want to take part and help us with the carpentry. It’s been quite frustrating hiring people we don’t know and to find that the work hasn’t been to standard, so it’s hard to really trust anyone. Even if we spent top dollar on someone, could we … Continue reading Framing the house
We’ve hired a few trades now via Service Seeking and HIPages and I’d have to say that for the most part, it has not been smooth sailing. There always seems to be some issue or error that arises during the job, which then means further cost for us to fix. After the 3 quote process … Continue reading So who’s pat-i-o problem?
Finally settled on a concreter to do the patio! Woot woot! I had a few quotes, and they seemed ridiculous. We only need about 2 cubic metres and quotes were coming in at about $6,000. How can a days work cost that considering the concrete would probably cost us $1,500 if we ordered it ourselves. … Continue reading Patty patio
As I’ve been the one to organise supplies and materials to come in, I ordered the LVL Hyspan for our bearers and joists from Advanced Timber. The order came in nice and early on Wednesday morning (I requested afternoon…but anyways, you get that). Day 1 of 2 Today Anthony was lucky enough to get a … Continue reading Bearing down