Building Preparation Begins!

Our DA application has been approved by council, our owner builder permit has been granted and we have begun building preparations. We are racing against the clock to have all materials ordered and delivered before Christmas when the building industry closes for a month. It would be a catastrophe to have PC home on holidays and my brothers here with no work to do!.

One weekend was spent digging out our well established hedge and transplanting the shrubs.

A long backbreaking job and there are still more shrubs to go.

The boys are still moving a few every afternoon when the day cools off a little.

The next weekend we pulled down the vines covering the carport.

I’ve earmarked the sailcloth to go over the sandpit.

Whilst work was going at a fast pace outside, Koala was inside cooking up a batch of scones, jam and cream.

Without the vines it all looks rather different.

We carefully dug out the vines with the hope that they will take to being transplanted nicely.

The spot chosen will be in front of our vision as we sit on ‘the verandah.’

6 thoughts on “Building Preparation Begins!

  • November 18, 2009 at 8:02 am

    Sounds exciting Erin. A lot of hard work but well worth every bit. Hope your list covers everything you are going to need. At least you have some experience with owner building. Looking forward to seeing things as the work progresses.

  • November 18, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Dear Erin,
    SO happy for you to be finally able to start this. I hope the weather holds for you and you get the materials ordered in time.
    Keep those guys working hard.
    God Blessf

  • November 19, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    I just love seeing pictures of your property. It is so beautiful! Reminds me so much of the farm we used to have that I loved and miss so much.
    Good luck with your building project!

  • November 20, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Thanks for your enthusiasm, dear friends:)


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