Brick Beauty

Who would have thought I'd get so excited about bricks and a fire box??? Glossy black on the inside (with white mortar) and glossy white on the outside (with black mortar) - too sexy by far 🙂 I've never been so excited about bricks - it's actually pretty...

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Roof and Window Frames

So we've started the roof, first floor finished but alas the rain hasn't helped sadly and ground floor not complete. Are these not the biggest box gutters ever? Window frames are going in and then the Viridian glass, can't get over the number of windows...

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It’s a Wrap

We are wrapping up our house in green Foilboard - insulating it so we are warmer in winter and cooler in summer. The brickies have started - not sure I have enough of them on the job tho??? Just need to hold off this Melbourne weather - NO MORE...

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My Power People

This would have to be the most expensive hole ever dug!! We are going under with our power. It took about 8 people to dig the hole, close the street (thankfully no school in session) and move some dirt around - well they did lay power cables too AND yes I...

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Pool Rendering

Well of course the rain starts just as we begin to render the pool Rain rain go away come again another day

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Roof Time

We are topping things off and getting this roof started In go the roof trusses - yeah baby Let's close this house up so we can start inside

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Stairs – 1 step 2 step …

We have two stair cases - one spiral and one carpeted with a closed in riser Had a few challenges with the spiral staircase and a son that has a size 15 foot and is 6'8". We couldn't do a closed in riser (cause his hoof wouldn't fit) so open it is but...

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View from the Top

Not bad views to be had from upstairs. Going to pretend I'm in Florence when I look out to the verdigri patinaed dome of Sacred Heart Church Got the metal web floor trusses in and first level initial flooring down next to the walls and working on drainage...

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Men at Work

My boys are back at it ... Working hard prepping for the next steel joists so we can do the first floor and reinforcement going in for the pool.

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Pool Time

Well hole is now dug - it's a long skinny pool, deep enough to bomb in of course (such a boy thing!) Our pool will be quite close to the house and boundary fence so we do have limitations but it's surprising what you can achieve just NO strip fountains...

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Further Framing and Steel

Wood wood wood and more wood framing and now sexy grey steel to change it up a bit So many details with the framework - who would have thought I could get excited about pine?? Not much happening to the general eye, all looks a tad boring but now we've got...

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Finally Framing

We have the started framing - finally!! It's all taking shape So cool to stand in a room and envisage how its going to be. I'm loving our ceiling heights of 3.3m - best decision ever especially cause I have a son who is 6'8".

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