January 31, 2008


We have the steel beams in place and wood has been delivered for upper and lower floors. Looking forward to seeing the build move along at a steady rate.

Our builder has been terrific... extremely patient and accommodating. I think we made more than 12 changes to the plan and now feel it is perfect.

We are very happy with the quality of the work to date.

January 12, 2008

Reo is down and selections are final

The reo went down on Saturday - the guys were at the block laying the plastic and reinforced steel into the trenches. J tells us we should have our pour commencing on Monday. Latest pics of the build

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Final changes to selections are complete:
CB Dune for fascia, gutters, roof, panel lift door
Dulux Hog Bristle for internal colour throughout
Dulux Fudge and Mocha Magic for external colours (will confirm this closer to external painting)
Dulux Murray River red for front door and glass splash in the kitchen
Kitchen and patio will be tiled with one of these selections:

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Rest of the lower level and staircase is 83x12mm spotted gum timber except bedrooms and upper level which is Quest 100% twist wool in French Toast.

Bathroom tiles are from builders display (will post a pic later) with white gloss laminate cupboards and ginger benchtops in the bathrooms. Tiles are white rectified 500 x 300 on the walls and 400x400 stone coloured grey for the floors.

January 9, 2008

Plumbing and pipe work

Due to torrential rain followed by a heat wave the build has not progressed as much as we would have liked. The slab was due to be poured this week but we are not sure if the concreters will be able to work in 41 degree heat! Probably not ... but we can live in hope. Things are starting to progress and its getting exciting.

Here are some pics of the pipework .. laid Tuesday 8th January 2007.



Selections for roof, fascia, gutters and panel lift door are CB Dune. External colours are Dulux Fudge and Balcony Mocha Magic. Front door and glass splashback are Murray River (Dulux).