Exploding Verandahs

Following our decking success and keeping the momentum flowing we began laying the end verandah last Monday (Public Holiday).

It was wet, windy and cold but ‘the team’ persevered despite difficult conditions.

At the beginning it took some time to establish (it always does …  I’m told if we want to do it right…) but then the pace ‘picked up.’

By the end of the first day one quarter of the deck was completed:)

At this stage we felt two more weekends would see the job completed.

Saturday we had guests and we put Daniel on the job.  Whilst the ‘children of the house’ were off at soccer games and work, our guest took their place.

When we ran out of the correct length boards

work slowed down,

to ‘slow and steady’.

When Carpenter was back on the job the pace picked up with three workers,

by Sunday afternoon the progress was amazing!

In only three days they had completed the end verandah!

1000 screws have been drilled in, 27 square metres laid, a space for the stairs is waiting

and we now have a sunny spot to enjoy the western sun in winter:)

6 thoughts on “Exploding Verandahs

  • June 20, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Well done! So glad to finally see some pictures of their trip north! The verandah is looking great, you must be very pleased! 🙂

  • June 21, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    I thought something had happened that made your newly laid veranda to explode!

  • July 1, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    We are loving it:) Beautiful in the winter sun, may be too hot in the summer though.
    PC's keen to build stairs next, what luxury that will be:)

  • July 27, 2012 at 7:39 pm

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