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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.’ […] Read more…

All Decked Out

Seven months ago in November we began work on the foundations of our deck.  The deck unites the ‘two houses’ together, it is the central meeting spot. Carpenter discovered a love of brick laying and happily enjoyed adding another building skill to his repertoire. We were disconcerted by a seemingly insurmountable problem, the existing house foundation pier clashed for space […] Read more…

Laying the First Floor

PC has been rather frustrated with the continual rain as it has hindered progress on deck building.  So we  have turned to inside projects, namely laying floorboards.  We started with the loungerooom.  First, the sheeting had to be sanded. As we are using second hand timber, we were keen to secret nail, not wanting more holes […] Read more…

Raindrops Keep Falling

A couple of weeks ago we were most excited to take delivery of two new tanks. 5000UK gallons (22500 litres) each!  When the rains come we will be guaranteed of more than an adequate water supply! The tanks were quickly unloaded with the help of our three big boys. The last couple of weeks have seen […] Read more…

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