Sunday, April 1, 2012

Now For The Hard Stuff

At last the hard landscaping has commenced with the formation of a concrete slab for the shed and concrete pads/steps out from the rear garage door and laundry. The land levels have been lowered and recontoured to allow for better run off into the new drains ahead of laying pavers and and covering with gravel. Now that the slabs are down it makes the remaining areas of garden to complete seem much smaller and more manageable, which is a good thing as we do in fact have quite a large area to maintain.I'm looking forward to the shed arriving so that we can move all that stuff that you don't have a home for out from the garage which will make it easier to get the cars in and out. This will  probably be the final work that we are having done on the house for a while as we have now come to the end of our house build budget and need to start saving again to be able to get some built in cabinets and storage made. Luckily we have enough furniture and bits and pieces to make do with for now so we don't feel like it is a big deal to be putting things on hold.

We now have neighbours in the Plantation home next door and the brick work has started on the Metricon on the other side. It's strange having people around and it's sending the dog crazy, good to know that she is protective and will bark if someone is about though.

Metricon have opened a new display at Rochedale so we might pop over later today to see what they have done and get more interior design and furnishing ideas.


  1. Thanks to everyone who has been following this blog and for all the helpful and supportive comments. I started to write this so we could keep track of our build and have something to look back on but I also hope it will give some ideas and advice to tohers about to embark on thier own building adventures. We recently tallied up over 30,000 hits which is pretty awesome so once againg thanks everyone

  2. Awesome blog. It's been a big help to us, too, providing heaps of ideas and insights. Very much appreciated. Good luck with everything moving forward.

  3. Great blog. Every house and journey is different and its good to get other people's experience, views and ideas - thanks for sharing.