Friday, 21 February 2014

Fences delivered. Now to install!

How have I left it so long between blogs! I turn on the computer to add an entry, and then we end up looking at pavers, fences, concrete, turf name it! Like this post. I wrote that first sentence half an hour ago, and Stephen came in saying we should move our fence palings into the garage. Interruptions! :)

So we've been in for two months now. The first few weeks were absolutely MENTAL. We didn't really have a break over Christmas, we just did 'house stuff'. About a squillion people came over, and we just kept buying things for the house. I'll add some photos shortly.

I am so glad this blog has helped some of you guys out! I know what a pain building can be at times. And you know what? I just went and scored myself a job with a builder. WHAT am I doing!!!!??!?!? To have to deal with people like us, who freak out about an email being a day late? Panicking about the estimator taking too long. Panicking about why something hasn't happened on my site exactly when you said it would. We did all these things. At least I will have empathy!

So basically, the cabinetry has been added to bathrooms, our wardrobes, the pantry, and almost the garage. That's one of this weekends tasks. We still have a few boxes leftover but we're getting there. We got our rebate in about 5 days. That has since been spent on wood, soil, I don't know what. But I certainly underestimated exactly how much would need to be done afterwards. Add to that organising a wedding...there goes some more money.

If anyone is looking for someone to level their land, we used Brett the Bobcat Man. He's local and didn't charge a bomb. We also got him to get us 8tonnes of soil. More to come. He'll take away your excess clay/fill too if you need it. We didn't have a lot. Made up a sign saying 'free fill' and within the day, it was gone! So put up a sign if you want someone to take something, and it might just happen!

Post handover cabinets. Shelving to go between and around the mirrored cabinets.
Post-handover wallpaper and pendant light.
Post Handover wardrobe (ex study nook).

Post Handover: fencing!
Post-handover levelled land, retained, fresh topsoil. Yum!
Todays action - reo in, formwork up, ready for concrete next week!


  1. Hay Cody, me and wife loved your entrance collection / bath / walk in ROBS and pendant in the entrance with the matching wall paper (you stolen our ideas) hahah - its looking gorgeous.
    I may need to ask who has done your WIR please give me the contact details as we are looking to have the same done, also did you do your wall papers by yourself or did you hire someone.


  2. Hi Cody, Tiles in the entrance may I ask which tiles are they as they are looking HOT - are they the upgraded or from the standard ones and what was the name of these tiles.