The North End

We have finally moved the cupboards off the northern verandah, out of the weather where they have been getting damaged. They now reside in our dining room.  All rather squishy in there:) The rain gutters on the end of the house are hung, a bigger rain catchment for the tank. The downpipes construction is temporary but […]

The Steady, Soaking Rain

…….But then the grey clouds gather, And we can bless again The drumming of an army, The steady, soaking rain……….. (My Country; Dorothea Mackellar) Our latest building focus has been installing guttering onto the front of the house. The boys have been digging trenches under the house each afternoon for the pipe.  Even receiving help […]

Roof Finished, Milling Decking

I’ve been rather quiet on updating progress, but we have still been working. Sarking has been nailed on, this is the sight out of my kitchen window. This weekend we were determined to finish the roof, so many ‘not quite finished’ jobs were burdensome. We, well PC and Koala finished the end of the hip […]

Roofing Continues – Tedious

Last Saturday, PC and I were up before 6am determined to have the fascia boards up in a matter of a few hours. As it happened this was just not meant to be. Not only did attaching the fascia brackets take longer than estimated but PC still had the valleys on the porch to finish. […]

The Roofing Iron Goes On

Progress has slowed way down; by Thursday last week PC was ‘knackered,’ he went back to work for a rest. (He works for council;) On the weekend we finally managed to line the roof with sarking. Having a hip roof has slowed progress down dramatically as PC follows the truss plan. It’s a bit of […]

Trusses Are On:)

Many hands make light work. Before we could start we had to build part of the end verandah for the hip roof. It slowed progress down. By the end of Saturday we had trusses started at both ends all set for a smoother run the next day. By Sunday afternoon trusses are on and it […]