Friday, December 5, 2014

The roof is going on!

There has been a flurry of activity on site this past week.
Finally, the correct windows have arrived.
Below you can see the view from the old part of the house through to the back. The top windows are in, and the concertina doors will be installed next week.


Here's a view from the side of the back of the house, with builders in situ:


The most exciting thing, though, is the fact that the roof is partially on, and the place should be watertight by mid next week!


We're getting really excited about its completion. I doubt it will be this year, but the end is in sight.....(or at least we hope it is!)

14 comments:

  1. So good you're nearly at lockup! I'd guess that given where you're at it's late Feb for completion? The annual building shut down in January is always frustrating when you're in the middle of your build…. But definitely the light is at the end of the tunnel, and providing they get a good move on this month you should at least have Christmas with something resembling a home.xxx

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    1. haha! The builder reckons he'll complete this year - we're moving back in early Jan so it'll have to be done then - we have no other options!
      He's got his team working up to 25th December, then back after Boxing Day!

      I seriously doubt it'll be completed as he insists, but at least we will have a sort of house to live in!!
      I think early Feb for completion....we will see

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  2. Hooray - another landmark! it's going in the right direction. Keep visualizing :)

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    1. Thanks N! Most days I don't have time to think about it - so busy at work!

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    1. It is a total pain, but really, we didn't expect anything else - watched far too many episodes of Grand Designs to delude ourselves!

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  4. Yay that's big progress! I hope you are in by Christmas and then we can commiserate about living in a construction site, I'm finding with our bedrooms sorted it's really fine. A temp kitchen is not bad as long as dinner can be thrown on the table. We've had zero progress on our little addition this week but the stone guys worked like heck and finished the back steps so that was something.
    Are you moving back in the end of the month or have you extended that? I hope your energy is good and that you are feeling well xox

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    1. I had a quick look at your renos and things are looking great - love your new cooker!
      I think we'll move back in after Christmas - I just don't think it'll be ready enough before then. It's a shame, and we could really do without paying rent for any longer than necessary!
      Anyway, your place is looking great, although I'm sure it's frustrating being back in when it's not finished.
      I'll be in that position all too soon!

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  5. For a minute, I thought you lived in a rough neighborhood before I discovered there is such a thing as a Concertina Door as opposed to the comforting concertina wire we see framing the perimeter of supermax prisons.
    This is real progress and a glorious end soon awaits!

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    1. Let's hope the end is soon and glorious!
      No concertina wire here - although there are a lot of bars on windows!!

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  6. Yay! I'm so glad to hear that significant progress is being made! There is still hope that you will be back in your own house by Christmas after all!

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