The frame is up and the roof is on. It’s starting to look like a house. The blue timber looks toxic, but isn’t!
The slab is poured.
Lessons learned from waffle pod construction.
The plumbing and electrics are in.
It took an age, but the shed is finally up. It looks (mostly) great, but its been so painful and were still waiting for a couple of things to be finished, and we’re going to have to do some repairs ourselves. Sigh. The installers were lovely guys, but had never built anything so complicated before,Continue reading “The shed is (mostly) up”
A couple of months ago, I said to Mark that I’d always wanted to have an automatic gate – so nice to just click a remote control… No fiddling around in the rain, and no obvious sign on whether you’re about or not – no chain and padlock, or gates left open. OK, it’s lazy,Continue reading “The new gate”
We can’t take a trick – aborted shed install.
Tuesday was a really big day – excavators at 9:00, building inspector at 11:30, bunker installation at 3:30, backfill at 5:00. Can’t believe something finally went to plan! We’ve been sweating on the bunker availability and the weather. Installation would be easy if the bunker was installed before the house – the truck could justContinue reading “The Fire Bunker is in!”
The bulldozer could have removed the 1 m strip required in a couple of minutes, but Mark’s doing it the hard way – by hand – to make sure that damage is minimised. And I’m moving the off-cuts to the cleared area.
So we’ve signed the building contract, but not without a minor hiccup. The builder presented us with a form to sign to appoint a specific building surveyor, and then a separate form, appointing them to act on our behalf with the surveyor. The building surveyor issues the building permit that allows you to start building.Continue reading “Signing the building contract….”