Friday, August 28, 2009


So my lovely husband has been extremely busy this week with the bifold doors for the kitchen and all is done except for the glazing. I must say, I am extremely happy with the result, he is a clever chicken after all :D. Here is the proof.
Also, our eaves have begun being installed. Yesterday, they put the eaves up through the entire lower level of the house, so we are hoping that they will be finished today. The carpenter has also put some extra noggins in where the television and rangehood will eventually go and they have also swept and cleaned up the inside of the house... yes, they swept through our house :D.
We find that there is only really one thing going on at our place a week, which is fine. You know what they say, a slow and steady pace wins the race. We are finding that we are getting a little bit over the drivebys every day so we have cut it back to visiting our home about once or twice a week. At least we know that we aren't going to miss any stage of the process.
(above) aluminium for bifold.(above) doors are made and ready to be installed.
(above) before...we were told that all windows and doors were going to be bricked above so Mark made the frame like this. then we were told that there would be a timber infill above it and Mark decided to make the frame bigger. we aren't a fan of the timber infill.
(above) after... the frame height was made to be flush with the eaves. doesn't it look heaps better.

(above) the windows

(above) the beautiful bifold installed... half open, or half closed.

(above) our bifold window ... closed.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Good news, our roof is complete and we have been told that the eaves are going to be done on Thursday of this week... Yay!! I am soo excited. I love eaves! and so I should, they cost us a fair bit aswell...but what doesn't hey?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

pipes... fixed

So here are the before and after pics of our ensuite pipes. I didn't get a pic of the before with the frame but they would've been sticking out through the wall in the home theatre. Good work Wisdom for fixing it with no troubles :).
(above) before.
(above) after.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

more roof night

I went by the house this morning to see how the roof was going and was surprised and happy to see the half naked men standing on our house. I let them be and drove by after work to get my happy snaps.
(above) our bedroom.
(above) front door.
(above) my garage.
(above) mark's garage.
(above) our entertaining area, along with the hole above our bifold that just doesn't seem to get fixed.

(above) other view of our entertaining area.

(above) our backyard from the corner of our block.

(above) a different view.

(above) street side.

I got a phone call from Mark yesterday on his way home from work and he had decided to do a driveby the house to see what had been done. To our surprise they had begun our roof tiles...Yay!!! He said that it looked like they had only just begun, but they had spent alot of the day preparing the roof with sarking and such. He mentioned that they had also fixed the pipes in the ensuite that were sticking out of the slab and were leaning into the home theatre. I am excited to go and have a look before work and hopefully get some photos. I am excited to see how our colours are working together :).

Saturday, August 15, 2009

roof tiles

I was pleasantly surprised to hear from our helpful neighbours that our roof tiles and battens had also arrived Yay! Lucky that I had the camera with me hey?

fascia and gutter... done.

So I went out early this morning before work, I couldn't resist. I hate not being able to go after work because it's dark. So bring on Summer I say ;). After looking at Nav and Cielly's blog, I was inspired big time to take HEAPS of photo's. So my plan tonight is to post as many as I can be bothered for your viewing pleasure. P.S. to Jochicho, I hope that I redeem myself with all of these photo's, I don't like it when you give my the angry face :).

(above) our front yard.
(above) mark's garage.
(above) trying to get a full front view of the house, damn you port-a-loo.
(above) my garage.
(above) our bedroom.
(above) front of the house from our corner.
(above) our bedroom and western side of the house.
(above) view of our secondary street and our streetname, good way to confuse the pizza man.
(above) our triple stacker door, ahhh.

Friday, August 14, 2009

We have movement at the station.. Well, we have fascia and gutter at Spring Farm :D. Will try and go tomorrow and get pics. Bring on the roof tiles - I know, I know, we are never satisfied ;). But bring them on none the less.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

We spent an easy 2 hours at our home on Sunday looking around, taking it all in. We have thought about some more things that we would like to do like skylights in the kitchen - cos we think that it might end up being quite dark. But the exciting thing was that a man (who was obviously excited to be there ... NOT) pulled up and went into our kitchen to measure something up. Yay!! I can't even imagine having our kitchen in. It feels like it will be forever away though.

We also got a call from our SS yesterday and he told us that our fascia and gutter have been booked for Thursday and our roof tiles for next week. I am itching for something different to happen but have promised myself to be patient. I hope that things move a little quicker when we are locked up though.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

bricks ... done

(above) my garage.
(above) mark's garage.
(above) our side yard.
(above) my kitchen.
(above) our backyard.
(above) the front of our house.
(above) our front ... door?
(above) yay!! we have steps now.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

more night

Okay, so I know that they are not in the best light, but I was soooo excited to see this much done that I had to share it with everyone.

(above) our bedroom.
(above) our garage.
(above) the side of the garage and the laundry door to the left.
(above) the back of the house, the two awning windows are the leisure room.
(above) our bedroom. This is where the cladding is going.