Last August we laid a walkway between the ‘big house’ and the ‘little house’. Boxing Day we began the task of making one house, this area will be our new kitchen and dining area. The carport had to be removed first, we were rather hampered by the rain and the weather forecast predicted rain for […]
This past weekend we picked up hammers and began work again on the house building. It was time to join the ‘two houses’ together. First the bearers had to be bolted down. Then the joists were added. With a lot of help from the ‘work crew’. We then removed the window on the ‘little house’ […]
Last Weekend we were blessed to have PC’s brother, wife and children visit for four days:) We were very excited as they have never stayed with us before. Every day the children played from dawn till well after dusk. Country cousins introduced their city cousin to the delights of mud cuisine and making homemade lemonade […]
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 […]
Being a builder’s assistant doesn’t mean one can’t dress prettily. It doesn’t hinder the ability to work at all:) Due to rain progress on roofing the end section has slowed. Although we did manage to nail down the sarking and battens. (It’s currently covered with a tarp and I forgot to take photos beforehand) We […]
Another busy housebuilding weekend. PC spent one morning trimming the ends of the trusses to a standard size for eaves. I foresee more slow progress with the hip roof ahead. Progress of a much faster nature were the windows. Bathroom window with frosted glass. Toilet window is also in. The girls bedroom window. The two […]
The windows have arrived!! Lots of windows and sliding doors waiting for PC to install. He will have his offsiders of course, but he has the talent.
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. […]