Monday, May 13, 2013

Bricks started - retaining

Brickies were on site today laying bricks for the retaining wall between the store room and downstairs lounge room. 

The bricks we chose are Boral Barwon with rolled morter. These will look great once cleaned. They're a brown brick with black flecks and hints of bluey/purple patches. 

boral barwon brick

boral barwon brick

boral barwon brick

We also had our water tap installed today

I was impressed that the brickies were working today as it was raining on and off all day. There is rain predicted for the rest of the week but I hope it's not heavy enough to cease work. We will visit the site again later this week to see the progress. 

I'm started to get really excited now!! 

Friday, May 10, 2013


A little bit has happened since my last post. We had the plumbing done for the lower level. 

We now have foundations poured. The bricklayer is starting the retaining walls this Monday. Some pics below of the progress to date. 

Foundations around the store room on the lower level 

Foundations mid way down the length of the house

The electrical and phone cabling running to the garage

This is a bad iPhone pic of our view at night from the rear of the house 

The site portable loo. I was very excited when this arrived. Lol!